If you want to learn to tango, go to Argentina. If you want to learn what your government and national air force has found out about UFO sightings, stop dancing in Buenos Aires and watch the news instead. The Argentine Air Force (FAA) has released the results of its extensive study of reports, photographs and videos of UFO sightings. Meanwhile, frustrated Americans demanding the same thing in their own country get little response.

Argentina’s FAA set up a Commission for the Investigation of Aerospace Phenomena (CEFAe) in 2011. It must have needed time to ramp up since the newly-released report only covers the period from November 2014 to November 2015. The organization also released its research techniques, revealing that it had studied observational data, used astronomical and satellite systems to rule out planetary, comet or aircraft confusion, and (this is a big one) consulted with experts in UFO research. The UFOs analyzed included unusual lights, orbs, triangles and discs and the sightings were from both daytime and night.

So, what did they find? After extensive study, all of the UFOs were determined to be IFOs (Identifiable Flying Objects). This one is the star Rigel.

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The star Rigel

This one is a ball that someone tossed in front of the camera.

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A ball, not a UFO

This one was determined to be a helicopter.

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This triangle was determined to be helicopter lights

Some might say these results are disappointing and that the Argentine FAA purposely chose UFOs it knew were IFOs. That’s a valid concern, but at least they have an official organization and they’re trying. While demands for similar analysis and disclosure are on the rise in the U.S., what does its government offer?

Well, besides Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta, who admits he regrets not getting his hands on UFO documents when he was working for her husband, there’s Steve Bassett, a Washington DC lobbyist working to get the government to release information on UFOs, extraterrestrial contact and anything else it might be hiding about alien life forms. Bassett is the executive director of the Paradigm Research Group (PRG) and helped set up the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure in 2013 with former members of Congress in an attempt to draw the actual Congress or the White House into a real hearing on UFOs. That hasn’t happened yet.

While Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Peru have official organizations investigating UFO reports, the U.S. has lone lobbyist Steve Bassett and apologetic, possible White House staffer John Podesta.

Tango lessons anyone?

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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