THE VARGINHA CASE
this is backed by a witness on the inside of the fire department with access to several classified information. Also by civilian
witnesses like Henrique Jose da Silva.
The Varginha case is unique in many ways. First of all it's an once-in-a-lifetime shot for UFO-researchers
to have a really "hard" case in their hands. UFOlogists that has great insight from their studies of previous cases from the
40's and up to date. UFOlogists as Stanton T. Friedman and John Carpenter, who to many represents the "famous elite". But
also well renowned men like the local investigators Ubirajara Franco Rodrigues and Vitorio Pacaccini (who was the first two
to investigate and blew the case right open), AJ Gevaerd (MUFON's representive in Brazil). Men like Stanton T. Friedman is
an expert in the legedary Roswell-incident and knows how the secrecy-machine works, an insight that will be vital when it
comes to finding out what has happened to the EBE's (Extraterrestrial Biological Entity) that is supposed to have been transfered
alive to Albrook Airforce Base in Panama. .By Jorgen Westman
Illustrations by Thomas Feiner.
My intention with this article is to try to make a thorougly presentation of the case with all vital information
available from researchers in USA and Brazil to this date. To my help I have two of the researchers that went down to Brazil
and Varginha to get first hand information from local researchers - Stanton T. Friedman and John Carpenter. And then I have
all the reports from a number of Brazilian investigators, along with articles in UFO magazines and daily news media. I also
like to thank Paulo H Andrade and Ricardo Varrela Correa for doublechecking my information. As I hope you understand - I can't
personally speak for the veracity of all this information as I have only gathered what the local researchers has presented.
But as Bob Marley sang "time will tell".
As the investigation still is ongoing the names of "delicate" witnesses is withheld
to protect their familys and most of all themself. To this category I place military and hospital staff, and some authority-personal.
I'm sure they will be presented in the near future. I must mark that the witnesses names is NOT withheld by ME, but by the
Varginha, is a city of 120,000 people is located in Brazils Minas Gerais state and the main incident
happened in the northern part of the city between January 20-22, 1996. But let's not get ahead. There is an incident prior
to the main event.
NORAD warning of a UFO going downAround midnight between January 19-20
NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) contacts their Brazilian alike CINDACTA (I Centro INtegrado de Defesa Aerea e Controle
de Trafego Aereo or Intergrated Center on Air Defense and Air Traffic Control ) and warnes them of a UFO coming down over
southern parts of Minas Gerais state. This is witnessed and leaked by both an Brazilian Air Force man and an employee at the
rdara facility at Air Force Base VI Comar, who recived the information, all this according to John Carpenter and Ricardo Varela
On January 20, after midninght, at aprox. 1:30 AM the farmworkers-couple Augusta and Eurico Rodrigues were wakened
by the roams of the farm-cows and sheeps. As they looked out the window to see what was up they saw the animals running from
one side to the other. As they looked up the sky the saw a silent UFO without lights. John Carpenter gives us an image of
"It was a submarine-shaped "mini-bus" that was trembling like a curtain and emitting smoke
or fog as it descended to at least 5 meters above the ground. A military witness now admits that it crashed and he was part
of the debris retrieval. Material was twisted and lightweight. (source: AJ Gevaerd in my video)" The Rodrigues couples farm is placed in a coffe district located 10 kilometers (6 miles) northwest from the
town of Varginha, midway between Varginha and Tres Coracoes. The house sits at the edge of the road. And the UFO is belived
to have crashed between 1:30 AM and 5:00 AM that night.. An American civilian was present when the cigarrshaped UFO was loaded
aboard a flatbed truck in the early morning of January 20 - a saturday, according to Brazil's UFO Magazine. Between the alleged
crashsite and the outskirts of park Jardim Andere, where the EBE later on was first spotted and captured, lays a forest. A
probable scenario is that a number of EBE's outlived the crash and went by foot (!?) through the woods and ended up in the
park of Jardim Andere 6 miles southeast. Local people immediatly associated this spaceship with the EBE's who appeared 7 hours
later. There has also surfaced statements by a military source that a farmer (not Rodrigues) shot one of the EBE's that crawled
out of the crashed cigarr-shaped UFO.
First EBE caught in city parkAccording to John Carpenter - this is
his description of the park:
"Jardim Andere is a district or suburban neighborhood where some houses are under construction.
There is a grassy slope toward some woods between this district and the Santana district nearby." 8:00 AM College student Hildo Lucio Galdino, 20, who lives in the Jardim Andere section of Varginha, has reportedly
told UFO investigators Ubirajara Franco Rodrigues and Vitorio Pacaccini that he saw one of the alien survivors shortly after
8 a.m. that morning. Opening his bathroom window, Hildo looked out and saw "a creature with oily dark brown skin crouched
in the alleyway." The alien, which Hildo described as having "very small hands with three extremely long fingers, kind of
like a starfish," ran away when Hildo cried out. The creature had no hair and no clothing and was 4-5 feet in height.
calls comes to the fire department (as early as 7:00 AM) about some wild animal on the loose in the northern city-park Jardim
Andere, like a jaguar or a peccary. And in a confidential taped interview a sergeant of the firestation confirms that at 9:00
AM the Fire Department of Varginha was required to capture a strange animal in the area. When four firemen arrived in a fireengine,
they noticed that it was not a strange animal at all, and they also found the miltary already on the spot. The man in charge
who send the four firemen to Jardim Andere to check the situation was Major Maciel. These firemen, at the moment they arrived
there, called the major thru radio and asked him to go there too as the situation was more complicated than they thought.
The Major arrived aprox. 10:30 AM, but by then the capture of the EBE was allready done. It was done with a net for wild animals
and they used common gloves, but were afraid of radiation. According to witnesses on spot there were some people, including
children who throwed some stones towards the EBE, who appeared apathic to the way he was treated. He only gave away a noise
similar to bees buzzing. The adress of where the EBE was captured is in front of the house at Rua Suecia 3, Jardim Andere.
The EBE was then placed in a wooden box with a white plastic canvas-cover, stretched hard to really make insight impossible,
and transported away by a army truck. The miltary and firemen on the site was:
Lieutenant Colonel Olimpio Wanderley (Chief of operations)
Sargeant Pedrosa (Brazilian Army secret service S-2)
Truck drivers from the ESA (military school, 25 kilometers
from Varginha in the town of Tres Coracoes)
Soldier De Mello
the chief of the first operation of capture - MAJOR MACIEL.
Three shots At the same time as the firemen capture the first seen EBE, more witnesses observed strange movements. A lawyer in Varginha
and former miltary witnessed two planes that he recognized as F-5's (see picture), at very low altitude. As a former
military man he noticed the planes were not in natural formation but in attack formation. He also witnessed army vehicles
near the woods (close to where the firemen captured the EBE). He was passing there and saw a truck carrying about seven soldiers
in green campaign uniforms (camouflaged) and some of them in plain clothes.
There is even more witnesses to their activity.
A friend of this witness was in another position and says that he heard three shots and that the soldiers came back from the
woods with two campaign sacks. One motionless and one moving. Another source has come forward and revealed that one of the
soldiers shot one EBE three times in the chest and the creature died instantaneously. The gun would be a FAL-type (FAL - Fuzil
de Artilharia Leve, or Light Artillery Rifle). The details around this is still being investigated by researcher Claudeir
Covo. The military and fire department operation was held very quiet and smooth and both firebrigade and military did withdraw
around 10:30 - 11:00 AM, along with the second military operation (which fired three shots). The net-caught-EBE is said to
have been moved directly to the Escola de Sargento das Armas (EAS) - a military school in the town of Tres Coracoes, 25 kilometers
from Varginha. The next following days a summerized number of 6 living EBE's and two dead was locked up at the ESA-base. Some
curious civilians combed the park as the military/S-2 personal had left in their trucks, but found nothing. There is also
information of a later S-2 (Brazilian Army secret service) operation at aprox. 7:00-8:00 PM on January 20, where an unnumbered
of EBE's was caught in the park.
A total sum of 8 EBE's :The lawyer who made the observation around 10:30 AM
above says that he noticed another searchteam arriving at 1:30 PM stopping at the opposite side of an earthwork shortcut,
as he was leaving his office. Another witness speak of a S-2 search-team in civilian clothes (haven't been able to find out
how they was identified as S-2 men) around 1:30-2:30 PM in the same area. These two reports are probably of the same operation.
They are belived to have found nothing.
2 injured (1 later dead)
5 unhurt and
Three girls stumbles on another EBE (Click on the picture for an enlerged version)
Around 15:30 PM on the same sunny Saturday afternoon three
girls, two sisters - Lilliane Fatima Silva (16) , Valquiria fatime Silva (14) and their friend Katia Andrade Xavier (22 which
has three kids), was on their way home (lives at Rua Tapajos-Tapajos street) from their jobs as housemaids. As they are walking
in the middle of the pathway in Jardim Andere (2 kilometers from the town center) Lilliane Fatima looked over her left side
and screamed. A creature with three protuberances on the head and dark greasy skin was about 7 meters away next to a wall
of an old garage. The creature was squatting on the ground like it was hurt. This is from the Brazilian magazine Isto E:
"It was squatting, with the long arms between its legs", recalls the girl. "At
first I saw the eyes, enormous and red." Frightened, Liliane turned her back to the creature, while her sister Valquiria and
her friend Katia continued to observe. "It was not animal or human, it was a horrible thing", says Katia. "It looked dumb,
didn't make any noise", adds Valquiria. The creature, however, appeared to move slightly with the head and the three girls
run away." Forty minutes later, the mother of Lilliane and
Valquiria, Luiza Helana Silva (38), went to the spot to look for what had frightened her daughters (her husband Jose Lopes
da Silva was at work as a bus conductor). She found nothing except a peculiar smell which other witnesses, who heard the rumour
and hurried to the spot where the EBE was seen, described as ammoniak. The same smell was later reported indipendently by
personal at the General Hospital where the alien was brought on the eavning of January 20th.
Harvard professor and
abduction researcher Dr. John Mack went down at the end May and made a recorded interview with the three girls. To Carpenter,
Mack has said:
"He would stake his carrer and his license on those three girls being truthful"
(see picture). During the afternoon people are watching a number of armytrucks on patrol in the city and around 7:00-8:00 PM the military
from the Escola de Sargentos, along with officers from the military police service (called P-2) once again entered the park
(according to John Carpenter it happened at 11:00 PM) and captured an injured EBE (I haven't found any testimonys from witnesses
to this capture). This capture was much more discreet that the first (10:30 AM), because the military arrived in plain clothes,
using civilian cars. The creature was in the area, near the woods, where the military surrounded it and caught it.
EBE taken to Regional HospitalThe EBE was immediatly taken
to the General Hospital in the town center where the doctor ordered that the creature must be moved on to the bigger and better
equipped Humanitas hospital, where it was easier to maintain and hide from curious civilians. The Humanitas hospital is also
located 1,5 kilometers from the town center (Varginha has 3 hospitals in all). A few nurses and personnel from Regional General
Hospital had confirmed some facts and they were all suppressed. Individuals who had contacts with the second creature were
advised to avoid press and UFO researchers and not to talk about it with anyone, not even their families or relations.
Ubirajara Franco Rodrigues came in contact with one of the nurses who was reluctant at first to talk about the commotion at
the Regional Hospital but later revealed that one of the hospital-sections was closed for some hours in order to avoid access
of emplyees, patients and visitors and that physicians came in from another town than Varginha. According to her testimony,
the director said that all that movement should be ignored, because "it was just a training for the doctors and military personal."
According to the witness (a nurse) the meeting culminated with the following statement from the director:
"Here in Varginha there is people who likes to deal with "cool things", I mean,
supernatural, strange... It is probable that these people will look for you, specially that lawyer Ubirajara. TO THESE PEOPLE
YOU MUST DENY EVERYTHING. I mean, do deny." Police and armypersonal
was guarding the closed hospital-section during the hours where the EBE was. But a number of civilians saw the creature closely
and the rumour continued.
Another witness, a friend of Ubirajara himself, revealed that she had been in the hospital
entrance at 10:30 PM, together with a friend of her. She asked the receptionist if it was true what the rumours said about
the "little monster" recieved at the hospital. The emplyee confirmed, but also said that the creature had been moved to the
Humanitas hospital. This is said to have happend around midnight between January 20, Saturday, and Sunday 22. So the nurse
probably didn't know that the creature was still in the hospital waiting to be transported, but in the closed section. The
transport was operated by the firebrigade.
Captain Alvarenga of the fire-brigade denies any participation from the firebrigades
part to have moved the - now dead - EBE to Humanitas hospital. But right before he denied that Ubirajara had been in contact
with the Regional Hospital director Mr Adilson Usier, who confirmed that the Varginha Firedepartment had participated in the
corpse transport. Captain Alveranga then said it was a mistake of Mr. Usier. Later Mr. Usier denies the statement himself
to the Brazilian UFO Magazine, saying:
"We couldn't keep an extraterristrial here, we couldn't deal with it, nothing but
humans." In the hospital the aliens would be treated by doctor
Rogerio (an orthopaedist). He said:
"I don't know how you could waste your time with that kind of stuff, it's nonsense.
There's no extraterrestrials". On the other hand the same doctor Rogerio said to a reporter from the Varginha news: "I don't
know what it is (the ET), could be a freak (human), but I have never seen anything like it".
Dead EBE moved to ESA and then to Campinas As all this going on, two Americans is repported to have checked into a motel closeby to the Regional Hospital with strange
equipment. They were later observed both at the Humanitas hospital (with the equippment and a camrecorder) and at the restaurant
Churrascaria Gaucha, Avenida Dr. Campos Sales 515 in Campinas late in the evening of January 21. John Carpenter says:
"Americans were known to have checked into a hotel with fake names who were apparently
doctors. I know nothing about any equipment or their presence at the hospital." All other military personal was forbidden to have their jackets on (!) and to use voice recorders, cameras and camcorders.
Firedepartment and military police vehicles was seen outside the entrance with six men, as well as two men from the Armys
secret service and some physicians. The two secret service agents met earlier a Leutenant from S-2, who arrived in a white
brown Volkswagen (Fusca type) and stopped beside the "Paes Mendonca" supermarket, in Varginha. Where from they were sent to
the Humaniatas hospital and was observed entring the hospital.
Sra. Thereza Starace de Magalhaes Texeira of Campinas told
researcher Ubirajara that her husband, Adalberto, who was in the Humanitas hospital for an operation, saw the dead alien being
wheeled out of the morgue on a gurney.
The dead alien was kept at Humanitas hospital for aprox. 30 hours before it
was moved to the Escola de Sargentos das Armas (ESA), where the military personal was stationed during the whole incident.
The moving of the dead alien from Humanitas hospital took place at 6:00 PM on january 22nd and was witnessed by several witnesses.
The hospital is located right by a little peripherical road, which leads directly to the Fernao Dias-highway, which links
Belo Horizonte to Sao Paulo, and that made the transportation very discreet. Although, the drivers of the trucks (3 in all)
didn't seem to know what they were carrying and was held outside the hospital area until the transportation started.
AUFORA News Update):
"The same convoy would leave the school in Tres Coracoes at 4:00 o'clock a.m.,
on Tuesday, January 23rd. Destination: Campinas (a much bigger city upstate Sao Paulo) where the "cargo" would have been delivered
to another military unit, probably the Army Cadets Prep School." (from ISCNI by
"All this operation was coordinated by lieutenant-colonel
Olimpio Wanderley Santos, says Mr. Rodrigues. "We have the testimony of an army officer from the Escola de Sargentos in Tres
Coracoes who was directly involved in the operation. He describes in detail everything that happened during those days," adds
Mr. Pacaccini. In the 42-minute recording, this person says that decomposition had already begun and when the corpse left
Hospital Humanitas the smell was pretty bad."
"Interviews with some of the military who participated in this new operation, removing
the creature from the Humanitas Hospital, declared that three Army trucks were used, each one driven by two different soldiers.
It is believed that three trucks were used to remove only one body in order to [prevent] the soldiers from knowing in which
truck it would be transported. The drivers and their [escorts] couldn't see the details of the operations, as they were kept
outside the hospital area. Military personnel from the Army Internal Intelligence (called "S-2" in Brazil and extremely violent
and repressive) were responsible for getting the corpse from the interior of the hospital, placing it in a box and then in
one of the trucks. " This was observed by several people as
the police had stopped all traffic to ease the route for the three-truck, and Jeep, -convoj
On Sunday, June 16, the
show "Programma de Domingo" identified the men involved in the three-truck convoy that transferred the aliens to Campinas,
about 200 miles in distance, on January 23 at 4:00 AM. According to the broadcast, Lt. Col. Olimpio Wanderly Santos commanded
the convoy, accompanied by two officers, Captain Ramirez and Lieutenant Tide, plus Sergeant Pedrosa from S-2, Brazilian military
intelligence. Corporal Cirilo and Sergeant Pedrosa drove the middle truck with the aliens inside. The other trucks were driven
by Private Vassalo and Private de Mello. Also a Jeep (Engesa type) was was part of the convoj. And from the Army Cadets Prep
School where the convoj stayed for 9 hours, meanwhile the dead alien was taken to the University of Campinas, where the famous
physician Dr. Fortunato Badan Palhares (he was the one who autopsied German Nazi Mengele, about ten years ago). did an autopsy
of the dead EBE. Palhares, as well as any other authority involved, denies any such operation. But personal from the University
has been seen in the Jardim Andere park collecting soil and vegetation-samples from where one of the EBEs was reported to
have been caught. And researcher Eduardo Mondini came up with this:
"We managed to contact IML (instituto MÃ©dico Legal - Institute of Legal medicine)
and the Armys headquarters in Campinas, but both authorities deny the exhumation. However, we found a military from Campinas
who allegedly saw a document over his commanders desk, proving the E.T. had been in Campinas. We got with an emplyee of IML
the information that on January 20-26 there had been military movement inside IML, in the Armys private drawers, in order
to get a body in or out of there." There is also information
of an autopsy made at the Humanitas hospital by the same - Dr. Fortunato Badan Palhares, and Dr. Coradin Nesve. And that the
dead alien later was taken to the Amarais Cementary near the University of Campinas where it was frozen for shipment. But
probably it is the same autopsy made at Campinas University and the body later frozen, also in Campinas.
At 9:00 PM,
the 6 living EBE's were driven to Campinas airport where they were put aboard a twin-engined EMB Buffalo owned by the Forca
Aerea Brasileira (Brazilian Air Force) and flown to Sao Paulo, where they changed plane to a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport
plane. The aliens were then marched aboard the C-17. And according to sources in the Sao Paulo tower, the C-17's destination
was Albrook Air Force base in Panama. And there the trail dissapears... If the two dead aliens was aboard, we don't know.
But researcher Claudeir Covo says that he has been given independent statements from several guards that one of the dead aliens
are still at the University-lab in Campinas:
"Three military men, one from Campinas, one from Jundiai and another one from Sumare
gave us that information. They do not know each other", assures Covo. 'We are in no doubt about the laboratory real existence.
We are now just trying to gain access to it". According to
Covo, the secret laboratory is guarded and occupied by Brazilian military personnel. The equipment resembles that of a Sci-fiction
movie. It's being studied by Konradin Nesve II a German Professor and forensic expert.
Ufologists are puzzled by the
finding last week of 25 mutilated corpses of animals in Souza district, Campinas. According to Covo, 13 dogs and 12 cats had
had their eyes plucked out, apparently with the aid of instruments of surgical precision. The sexual organs of male animals
had also been cut off before being brought to UNICAMP.
"All these circumstances point out to some type of research carried out by extraterrestrials
on some animals", ended Covo. For him, this case could be related to that of Varginha.
Denying everythingNow, what about the miltary, fire department
and police statements to this incident?
The military denies everything, up to a point of not even have been in the Jardim
Andere park despite witnesses. The military has a problem as 17 of their own personal involved has spoken on recorded testimonys
and even camcorders. Among them is a 42 minute tape where a military officer in high position gives every detail of their
involvement (this according to investigators Rodrigues and Pacaccini). The military leaders has placed the military-school
soldiers at ESA under stricts orders not to talk to the press or UFOlogists.
And then there is the hospital-staff that
has given testimonys and statements that confirmes the story. To that we can add the Regional Hospital directors contradictionary
statements to the researchers and press.
And finally we have a great number of official and "protected" civilian witnesses
to the armys several operations and capture of the EBE in Jardim Andere and convoj-movements.
To that, there is a mystic
case where a boy of a high placed local politician was founded dead in a police cell a week after the incident. The military
has tried to explain the whole incident to be caused by that boys death and the transportation to the Humanitas hospital.
The military means that everything is a mix-up with that, not yet, cleared insident. This is from The Wall Street Journal
interview with captain Calza:
"Capt. Calza says he can't vouch for what the three women saw in January. But the
activity on the base that fateful weekend, he insists, was anything but otherworldly: New inductees to a sergeants' training
school went on parade and a truck convoy was driven to the repair shop. Concurrently, at the town hospital, trucks delivered
new cardiovascular equipment and an ambulance dropped off an exhumed corpse -- a human body, officials insist." As I said, the exhumed boy who was found dead in his cell was found A WEEK after the proclaimed incident
in Jardim Andere and the hospital. And a military man at the ESA camp has told Pacaccini (on videotape) that he saw a folder
about the EBE on a officers desk. In the folder was a description and drawing og the EBE's hand. This is from Wall Street
"The print is said to resemble what a human hand would look like with the palm
flat, and a space opened up between the ring and pinky fingers and the other three digits."
Update (Picture of UFO over Brazil)
So, this was in January and now it's August/September. What has happened?
details are popping up all the time which has helped me to put together the presentation above for you. According to John
Carpenter the researchers involved, on location in Brazil, have been getting direct threats over the telephone and problems
with the phonelines have continued since that. And UFO's have been observed in almost every city in Minas Gerais, and some
of them are photographed and videofilmed.
But one of the most significant developments are the four men that arrived at
the home of da Silva, the home of two of the girls who stumbled on the EBE 15:30 PM on january 20. The four men was driving
a Navy blue 1994 Lincoln Continental with Distrito Federal (Brasilia) license plates. They all wore white and cream Armani
suits. The four men, one Brazilian and three American, offered the mother Luiza Helena Fatima da Silva $20,000 if the girls
would go on the TV and say that they made the whole story up. The girls and their mother refused. "They said they would pay
cash", "they also said they would come back but we cannot hide the truth.", says Mrs da Silva in UFO Roundup's June issue.
And we know that there has been a cover-up at the military school outside Varginha and that all personal has been forbidden
to talk to investigators like Rodriguez and Pacaccini. One soldier was arrested as the senior officer thought he was a security-risk.
This was confirmed by people inside the base to researchers. And as the incident happened over a weekend and the military
school is almost totally empty on weekends, aprox. 98% of the personal is unaware of the details.
Another issue is
the continuing sightings of EBE's in the area.
On April 21st 1996, at 9:00 PM, Mrs. Therezinha Gallo Clepf (67), a
housewife, sighted a similar creature (according to her description) that the girls saw in the park in January.
a party at the zoo restaurant as she went out to smoke a cigarrette on the porch she saw the creature in the porch's parapet,
only from the neck upwards. Mrs. Therezinha became very frightened and freezed, staying this way about five minutes, looking
all the time at the creature on a 4 meter distance, without making any gesture. The difference between her description and
the one made by the two da Silva-sisters and their friend was that now the creature had a helmet-like gear on it's head. It
was in goldcolor. That stopped her from seeing the creatures ears. The rest was the same description: dark brown skin, bright
and oily, a rounded face, red eyes, and didn't have any cheeks, nor beard, mustasch or nose, and on the lips position there
were only a cut.
Some days after Mrs Therezinha's sighting of the creature outside the zoo-restaurant, five animals were
found dead in the place. The zoo biologist, Dr Leila Cabral, found traces of some toxic substance in one of the animals. The
cause of death to the rest is still unknown and unexplained.
(Piture of a UFO over Brazil in 1976)
Vitrio Pacaccini also says that there is proof of an existing viodeofilm
made by the army of one (or more) EBE's. First of all: many witnesses saw the army personal carrying a camcorder in the Jardim
Andere park on January 20th 10:30 AM (first capture). Two reporters were in Varginha were also aproached by a person who identified
himself as the-cousin-of-a-son-of-a-military-man-from-ESA. This person said that he could get accrss to a film recorded at
ESA showing the creatures. he had already shown it to his cousin, who then offered it to SBT (Sistema Brasiliero de Televisio=Brazilian
Television System), the second major TV Network in Brazil. The boy wanted 70,000 Reais ($68,000). The visited the station
and discussed the deal with the network director but didn't close the deal and later the boy said that he wasn't able any
longer to deliver the video.
Also a daughter of a Military Police-man (16 year schoolgirl) says that she has watched a
"horrible film" that showed the captured creatures. As the girl's father realized the situation was dangerous, he vanished
with the tape. Pacaccini saus that he has many evidence that the film is still located in Virginha.
On May 4th, Lelis
Silva, 46 years old, trader, filmed a round object at a party at his motherinlaw's house on the outskirt of Divinopolis, Ipiranga
state. The camera was a Panasonic camcorder, model NVA-A1BR. Mr Silva filmed the full moon as a present to his motherinlaw
and as he looked at the filmed later he saw, on aprox. 200 meters distance, 25-30 degrees with reference to his own position,
a round object which has a lot of rings and a whole in the middle. The object was strongly lit, changed its shape and colour,
beyond moving itself. The film is now within UFO-researchers in the area.
The image on Mr Lelis video looks like some
ancient paintings which were found at the rocks of the National Park of Sete Cidades, north of the state of Piaui. These paintings
are 12,000 years old. UFO researcher Simao Neves says that a good example is a grotoo in Montalvania, norteast of Minas Gerais,
where paintings were found that match perfectly with a flying saucer. The painting was found 20 years ago but hasn't been
preserved. Something for Von DÃ¤niken?
The latest news is about a filmed UFO over Lago Sul (transl: South lake) on
August 22. It was filmed by military police Corporal Jose Raimundo Galdino. The object filmed during 8 minutes and 56 seconds
is a bright lit point passing over the sky (they've been very common since 1991). That isn't especially interesting. But the
fact that when they took the video to the University of Brasilia's (UnB) and studied it, they (anthropologist Wilson Gearldo
de Oliveira and Corporal Galdino) saw the nose part of a Brazilian Air Force (AFB) plane in something that looked like a pursuit
as the object turn vertical, uppwards. Eduardo Dorneles barcelos, director of AEB (Brazilian Space Agency) says that the images
is far for proving an extraterristrial apparation and points at routine metereological phenomena.
And the people seem to
have straighten their backs against the violent Brazilian army that made thousands of civilians to "disapear" during the 60's
and 70's. Recently a TV reporter got into a shouting match with a top Brazilian general during a Victory Day broadcast (commemorating
Brazil's contribution to Allied victory in World War II) when the reporter kept asking questions about the Varginha incident
instead of listening politely to the patriotic speeches.
As always when people catch the smell of money they go for
it. The three girls that encountered the EBE in the Jardim Andere park on January 20, 15:30 PM, now charges $200 for each
interview (accordint to Wall Street Journals article), and other witnesses are doing the same. And the leaders of Varginha
are thinking of promoting their city by building a proper park to the unknown creature's honor, but it will not be called
"El Roswello" like someone stated... And one thing that has been pounding my brain the whole time is: how could 7-8 EBE's
fit into a mini-van buss, traveling throughout the galaxy???
Anyway, if you happen to be in the neighberhood do attend
the big International UFOlogy Congress in Londrina, Parana, Brazil, on November 1-4. Speakers will be A.J. Gevaerd, Pedro
Cunha, Jenny Randles, Jerome Clark, Dr. John Mack, Jorge Martin, Kevin Randle, Leah Haley, Marc Davenport, Timothy Good, Vitorio
Pacaccini and William Bramley.
Credits must also be given to these researchers, associations and magazines:
Claudeir Corvo Source : http://www.ufo.se/ufofiles/english/issue_3/varginha.htm
- Instituto Nacional de Investigacao de Fenomenos Aeroespaciais
Boaventura Jr. and Jamil Vilanova
- Grupo Ufologico do Guaruja - Sao Paulo
Oswaldo and Eduardo Mondini
de Pesquisas Exologicas - Sumare - Sao Paulo
Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas de Discos Voadores e revista UFO 0 Campo
- Mato Grosso
Marco Antonio Petit de Castro
- Associacao Fluminense de Estudos Ufologicos - Itaipava
- Rio de Janeiro
- Associacao Nacional dos Ufologos do Brasil - Curitiba - Parana
- Centro de Investigacao sobre a natureza dos Extraterrestres - Rio de Janeiro
Marco Antonio Rodrigues Silva
Grupo de Estudos de Objetos nao Identificados - Sao Paulo
Sociedade de Estudos Extreterrestres (SEE)
Brasileira para Pesquisa de DiscosVoadores (UBPDV)
- Rio de Janeiro
Centro de Pesquisas Exologicas (CPE)
Rio de Janeiro
Grupo de Pesquisas Aereo-spaciais Zenite (GPAZ)
Associao de Pesquisas Ufologicas
do Campo (APUC)
Grupo Espirita de Pesquisa Ufologica (GEPU)
- Nova Iguacu.
Michael Lindemann- ISCNI
Paulo H Andrade
Ricardo Varella Correa
<br> Alves ElesbÃ£o Anderson
Hugo Peter Steiner
Eduardo Mondini (Sumare)
- Sao Paulo
RogÃ©rio Porto Breier
Brazilian UFO Magazine team
For questions or contact with the two headresearchers:Ubirajara Franco Rodrigues (INFA)
Rua Belo Horizonte 131,
37006-370, Varginha, MG
Vitorio Pacaccini (CICOANI)
Rua Tupis 265/804, Centro
Extra-Terrestrial Exposure Law
On July 16, 1969 Title 14, Section
1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations was passed.
Called the "Extra-Terrestrial Exposure Law"
Law made it Illegal for the public to come in contact with extra-terrestrials or their vehicles.
found guilty of such contact could face up to one year imprisonment as well as a fine of $5000.
, any individual who had been "EXPOSED" Could be quarantined under armed guard by the goverment without a hearing.
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