Argentinian Air Force Retired Commodore Rubén Lianza, is the head of the Aerospace Identification Center (CIAE). He wrote originally this article to be published in QUORA, a place on the Internet where you can expose your ideas and be open to comments.
The same happens with this, our web-page.
He wrote his article "for people who can read English", and so, we reproduce it here like it is.
Obvious to say that we --as UAPSG-- have left behind the acronym UFO, and adopted the concept of Unusual Aerial Phenomena, which we find more appropriate. Nevertheless, we have to recognize that many people dedicated seriously to the subject continue using the designation UFO.
Ufology, meanwhile, has become nearly a bad word, due to the many charlatans and unscrupulous people that exploit the subject to obtain economic benefits, or who pursue to become famous.
Some people call themselves "investigators", but their approach to the subject is wrong. Either they just interview the witnesses and reproduce their reports in some way --internet, magazines, books, radio or TV programs, congresses-- or they go a step forward and make an effort to find on a case feeble and sometimes ridiculous details trying to demonstrate the "strangeness" of it. In doing so, the unidentified thing is not only that to the original witness, but remains unidentified after the "investigation". One honestly can ask: what kind of investigation is that?
A real investigation starts with applying the scientific method, trying to clarify the situation and what was seen, photographed, or video registered. The purpose is to identify that thing or phenomenon that the original witness was unable to identify.
When you do that, the U of UFO is definitely lost.
That is what we expect from anyone seriously devoted to the subject, honestly dedicated to investigate, analyze, and come to valid conclusions.
The rest is garbage.
Milton W. Hourcade
UAPSG International Coordinator