Brazilian Air Force Decrees UFO Disclosure
Brazilian Air Force Commander, Lieutenant-General Juniti Saito has signed a decree calling for military and civilian pilots and air traffic controllers in Brazil to report to the Aerospace Defense Command any experiences they have with unidentified flying objects. They are to include with their reports any photos, videos or other material proof they may have.
In a statement released to the newspaper O Dia, the Brazilian Air Force (FAB – Forca Aerea Brasileira) said that it “does not have the specialized structure needed to carry out scientific investigations on these aerial phenomena and will only register the events."
London’s Daily Telegraph reports that a military air controller in Rio has said that “respectable witnesses have previously recounted experiences with UFOs.”
“There are reports by ministers and even a president who saw a UFO,” he said.
According to The Huffington Post, a Brazilian Air Force spokesman has said that the air force has decades of UFO archives, but until now there has been no official policy regarding what to do with the material.
Information released by the decree, which was published August 10, will be catalogued at the Air Force's Historic Documentation Center in Rio de Janeiro state. There, it will be made available to the general public.
The Brazilian Air Force is the largest air force in Latin America, with more than 800 aircraft and 50,000 personnel.