Go Back Report # 1232



Case No.138


Date: 77-10-29

Local Time: 1800

Duration: estimated 45+ minutes

Location: Tapiapaneema (on Mosqueiro Island), near Colares, Brazil

No. Witnesses: 4+

DB: dd   CB: e   PB-1: a   PB-2: x   UFOD: 0


Abstract: This terrifying event involved a young couple who where [sic – were] resting in their home. Silvia, 17, was well into her pregnancy; her husband, Benedito Trinidade, 24, was asleep. She noticed something luminous moving in the dark evening sky outside and then a beam of light which came down to the ground. The light beam entered the house, and fell on her arm. She screamed in terror and awoke Benedito who took her into another room. He heard a neighbor's dog barking as he did this. But while helping Silvia, he was also hit by the light. This caused him to feel "strange... I couldn't talk, and Silvia fainted," he explained later. Hearing the young woman scream, a neighbor grabbed his rifle, ran outside, and shot at the UFO, "but it disappeared" (Pratt 1996, 190). Benedito found that he could talk again several minutes after the light left. He decided to take his wife to the hospital in Mosqueiro about an hour's journey down the river. After helping her into a small boat, the shaken but brave couple set out through the darkness. The UFO returned and "flew over the river several times .... It followed us and shined a light down on the river for ten or fifteen minutes. It didn't make any noise, and it didn't shine the light on us, just the river." The UFO traveled on over the jungle and disappeared from sight.1 Hospital personnel examined the couple and admitted Silvia for a week.2 Sadly, two months later, she lost the baby. Some neighbors had also seen "a light from the UFO passed over" another neighbor's dog that night; the dog stopped barking at that moment and never barked again. It died several weeks later.


Comments: Once again, visible radiation (light) seems to play a pivotal role in causing traumatic, physiological symptoms whether physical and/or psychological. The exact mechanism by which it effects [sic – affects] humans so quickly is not yet known. Indeed, most electromagnetic radiation in and near the visual spectrum requires hours or even days to produce a biological effect (Haines 1976). As do others, this case includes many problematic events. For instance, how did the light enter the house? Where was the UFO while the light fell on the young couple inside the house? Why didn't the UFO shine its light on the couple later in the boat when it would have been so easy to do so? What caused the dog to die? What caused the baby's death? We are faced here with both fascinating, yet fearful, facts.


   Notes: 1. Pratt documents many other frightening close encounters around the town of Colares near the mouth of the Amazon River (see chapter 20). 2. Silvia was found to have a bruise on the inside of her left elbow but no skin burns immediately after this event.


Reference: Haines, R. F. 1976. Psychophysical and biological aspects of viewing very bright objects. Proceedings of the 1976 CUFOS Conference, 30 April / 2 May, at Lincolnwood, Ill.

Pratt, B. 1996. UFO Danger Zone. Madison, Wis.: Horus House Press, 189-191.


Reference for the above text is: CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind by Richard F. Haines, Ph.D., pp. 233-234, © 1999.


UFOCAT PRN - 122560

UFOCAT URN – 122560 CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind by Richard F. Haines, Ph.D., Case 138, © 1999

UFOCAT URN – 171238 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 12395, © 2002

UFOCAT URN – NONE  UFO Danger Zone by Bob Pratt, pp. 190, © 1996


South America – Brazil, Pará

Tapiapaneema—A settlement of three or four houses in the interior of Mosqueiro Island.

Reference: UFO Danger Zone by Bob Pratt, p. 190, © 1996


Mosqueiro      Latitude 01-07-00 S, Longitude 048-24-00 W (D-M-S) [Island]

Colares          Latitude 01-01-00 S, Longitude 048-16-00 W

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/


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