Chilean Commission for Studies of Unidentified Space Phenomena
The Committee for the Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA) is an agency within the Chilean government dedicated to investigating and analyzing reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and other unexplained aerial phenomena. Established in 1997, CEFAA operates under the jurisdiction of the General Administration of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC), the national authority responsible for civil aviation in Chile.
CEFAA's primary objectives are:
- Investigate and analyze reports of anomalous aerial phenomena in Chilean airspace.
- Collaborate with national and international experts and institutions to better understand these phenomena.
- Develop a database to catalog and classify reported incidents.
- Educate the public and promote scientific research on the subject.
To achieve these objectives, CEFAA brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts, including military personnel, air traffic controllers, pilots, meteorologists, astronomers, and other specialists. These experts work together to review and assess the credibility of reported cases, using rigorous scientific methodology and analysis to determine the origin of the phenomena. CEFAA maintains a cooperative relationship with similar organizations and researchers worldwide to share information and stay updated on new developments in the field.
In its investigations, CEFAA considers various possible explanations for the reported phenomena, such as atmospheric, astronomical, or human-made causes. The organization is committed to maintaining transparency and often shares its findings with the public, contributing to a better understanding of UFOs and related phenomena.
CEFAA has gained international recognition for its thorough investigations and scientific approach, making it one of the most respected UFO research organizations globally.