Go Back Report # 191
A large number of "USOs" have been seen in the Santa Monica Bay and Santa Catalina


Taking on Water        

       The other vacuum case took place over the Atlantic Ocean around six-thirty at night on July 17, 1992. Three shrimp fishermen in a boat were about two miles out to sea off the coast near Iguape, forty-five miles southeast of Fortaleza in Ceará. It was dark and the men saw a bright light approaching them on the horizon.

       "It was so low they thought it was a ship that was going to collide with them," said investigator Reginaldo Athayde, citing a report submitted by Colonel Liberato Andrade, who interviewed the fishermen. 1

       They pulled their sail' down to slow their boat to avoid a collision, but when the ship approached their boat they realized it wasn't a ship. It was a UFO with a lot of lights on it. It was sucking water up into it and passed slowly within twenty meters of the boat, but the fishermen don't think the UFO saw them. It just went by them about six meters above the water, sucking up a column of water almost as wide as the UFO. The water didn't fall back into the ocean. The UFO went past them and disappeared in the distance.”

       Colonel Andrade may have seen the UFO himself. He reported that the same evening he and three other people saw a lighted object pass through the sky just off the coast near Andrade's house on the Iguape beach.

1 Andrade, a military police official and a professor, is a member of the Center for Ufological Research, the Fortaleza UFO group that Athayde heads.                                                       
This reference: UFO Danger Zone, by Bob Pratt, Published 1996, pp. 231-232

UFOCAT PRN – 129989

UFOCAT URN – 129989 UFO Danger Zone, by Bob Pratt, Published 1996, pp. 231-232

UFOCAT URN – 171430 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 15768 © 2002

South America – Brazil, Ceara

Iguape             Latitude 3-56 S, Longitude 38-16 W (D-M)

Fortaleza          Latitude 3-43 S, Longitude 38-30 W

Ceará               Latitude 5-00 S, Longitude 40-00 W [State]

Reference: Brazil Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., January 1963        

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 3.92 S, Longitude 38.25 W (D.%)

                                      Latitude 4.13 S, Longitude 38.25 W [URN 171430]  


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