UFOs in Mar del Plata? What to do if you spot a strange flying object

In recent years, it has become increasingly common for people around the world to share images of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) on social media. Mar del Plata, like many other cities, is no exception. Often, these posts generate disbelief and skepticism from those who believe that there is not enough evidence to support these claims. In this scenario, the question arises: how should these cases be handled to properly address the issue of UFOs and achieve a greater understanding of what is really happening?

The Argentine Commission for the Study of Aerospace Phenomena (CEFAE), created in 2011, has been restructured into the Aerospace Identification Center (CIAE), with the aim of organizing, coordinating and executing the investigation and analysis of events, activities or elements present or originated in airspace. One of its secondary tasks is to provide the public service of resolving cases of unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings. To conduct an accurate investigation, it is essential to have tangible evidence and truthful testimonies of the sightings.

More than 300 UFO sightings have been recorded in eight years, mainly during the summer season when people pay more attention to the landscape during their travels. However, it has been discovered that a significant percentage of these phenomena are actually «camera defects», which can be birds or insects passing in front of the lens. Additionally, during certain times of the year, planets such as Mercury, Venus, or Mars shine more than usual, which can reinforce the confusion of witnesses who photograph bright objects in the sky.

If you have information about a sighting, whether through photos or videos, you can complete a form (link) and send it to the email address identificacionaeroespacial_sg@faa.mil.ar. The CIAE will be responsible for analyzing the case and providing conclusions to the relevant organizations.