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BRAZIL – One country is taking a new approach when it comes to UFO sightings!

Brazil, usually known for its beautiful soccer and women, will soon become known for UFO sighting policy. The country has ordered its air force to document any UFO sightings and make the data available to researchers and the public.

The government decree said all military and civilian pilots as well as air traffic controllers should register any UFO sightings with the national aerospace defense command. The information will be stored in the national archives in Rio de Janeiro.

Anything unusual that is seen, photographed or video filmed in Brazil’s air space will now have to be reported and catalogued. That doesn’t mean that the air force will be chasing UFOs.

“Air force command does not have a specialized structure to carry out scientific experiments on these phenomena and will limit itself to recording any events,” the air force said in a statement.

There have several reports of UFOs in Brazil in recent decades. In 1986, air force jets were scrambled to investigate unidentified objects in the skies above Sao Paulo, but the phenomenon was never fully explained. In 1977, the Amazon town of Vigia asked for military help after some residents said they had been attacked by extra-terrestrials.