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       Ilha Cagarra. This case is quoted on page 24 of SBEDV Bulletin No. 55-59 erroneously as Ilha das Cigarras. At 5:45 p.m. on March 17, 1966, bathers at Arpoador (Copa-cabana) heard a violent explosion and saw a white, oval object drop into the sea near the Ilha Cagarra.      

KEY: ( 9) Ilha Cagarra.   ( 3) Arpoador Point.   (7) Barra da Tijuca

A sentry at the nearby Fort said he saw a sort of parachute falling. Sr. Victor Wellisch, Head of the Maritime Life-Saving Service, put out four lifeboats which searched until 7.30 p.m., while an aircraft flew over the island. Two witnesses, Dona Iolanda and Sr. Ney Roban, of rua Carlos Gois 327/701, reported that they saw an enormous "ball of fire" vanish behind the lighthouse at Barra da Tijuca.                                                                                                                              

This reference: Flying Saucer Review. Vol. 17, No. 3. May/June 1971, p. 6, “UFO ON THE SEA NEAR RIO” by Dr. W. Buhler

Need: SBEDV Bulletin No. 55-59, p. 24       

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

South America – Brazil

Ilha Cagarra.               Latitude 23-01-60 S, Longitude 43-10-60 W (D-M-S)

Copa-cabana               Latitude 22-58-0 S, Longitude 43-10-60 W

Reference: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/            

Arpoador                      Latitude 22-59 S, Longitude 43-12 W (D-M)

Barra da Tijuca.            Latitude 23-01 S, Longitude 43-18 W

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


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