April 1991: Rita Lima, fifty-three, her husband Joao, sixty-four, and their seventeen-year-old son, Francisco, live on the edge of Lake Apodi in Rio Grande do Norte. One night they had visited her sister, who lives two miles away on another part of the lake, and were returning home in their canoe. Suddenly an intense red light a foot and a half in size came on above them and lit up the area around the canoe.
“We didn't know what to do,” Rita said. “We stopped the canoe. We were terrified because people said this light takes people. The light was so bright we couldn't make out what it was.”
A short while later the object went away, blinking as it ascended over the town of Apodi.
Lake Apodi Latitude 05-41-00 S, Longitude 037-49-00 W (D-M-S) [lake]
Apodi Latitude 05-39-00 S, Longitude 037-48-00 W [populated place]
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