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UFO as "You-Fo"

In English, the acronym "UFO" is generally pronounced as "You Eff Oh" in my experience, but has it ever been read as "you-fo" in the past, or "you-fo" in regional English?

I'm used to hearing it said "you-fo" in Japanese, which I just assumed was a corruption of some sort. That was until I watched an episode of the X-Files, where an American, older military-type character said it in the same way!
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