One of the first occupant cases to come out of Brazil involved Pedro Serrate and Francisco de Assis Teixeira, residents of the village of Pedras Negras on the Guaporé River.
On November 28, 1953, the two men allegedly went duck hunting in an area about two hours' walking distance from the town. Arriving at their destination they separated, as was their custom. Teixeira took up his station near the water of the bay, and Serrate climbed a tree to watch for ducks.
Shortly, Francisco sighted an unusual aircraft passing over his head. It passed on and landed on the surface of the water about 150 feet from his location. It made no sound.
Serrate was within 12 feet of the object when it stopped and his view was excellent. We quote his translated report verbatim.
"The craft didn't make a sound. On the rear there was a tube at each side, curved, about 2 inches in diameter. The craft itself was about 4 meters in length (approximately 13 feet), about 2 meters and 50 centimeters wide (about 8 feet), and two meters (6 ½ feet) in height. The bottom was in the shape of a basin and made of blue metal. The vertical structure, about 1 meter (40 inches) high, was made of glass or similar material. The covering was rounded, supported on the glass, and held by metallic bars existing on the inside with no rivets on the outside. On the rear there was also a kind of rudder, a system like a dolphin tail about 1 meter (40 inches) in length and about 50 centimeters in width (20 inches). The whole craft was dark blue in color.
"On the inside there were six people seated three on each side, four being men and two women, all apparently no more than twenty years old. They appeared to be of medium height and had red hair, white skin, and reddish color on their faces. The women had long hair to the shoulders, parted on the side. All were wearing thick clothes of the same color as the craft.
"As soon as the strangers noticed they were being observed, the craft took off. They made no sign toward me. I was less than 9 feet from them when they discovered that I was watching them. As the object took, off it made no sound and I saw no smoke. It disappeared in a second at incredible speed."
A reporter for the newspaper O Impartial edited in Guaruja-Mirim, territory of Guaporé, noted that the two hunters spent a very nervous week after the sighting, completely upset by what they had seen.
This reference: Encounters with UFO Occupants by Coral and Jim Lorenzen, pp. 371-372, © 1976
UFOCAT PRN – 19826 [In the two URN’s below, the country is shown as Bolivia, but is based
on the Guaporé River which is on the Brazilian side of the border]
UFOCAT URN – 088818 Encounters with UFO Occupants by Coral Lorenzen, p. 144, © 1976
UFOCAT URN – 170444 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 03208, © 2002
UFOCAT PRN – 19826
UFOCAT URN – 019826 Flying Saucer Occupants by Coral Lorenzen, p. 196, © 1967
UFOCAT URN – 019827 Les Extra-Terrestres by Jader Pereira, p. 30, © 1974
UFOCAT URN – 088962 Encounters with UFO Occupants by Coral Lorenzen, p. 371, © 1976
UFOCAT URN – 019828 Pablo Petrowitsch investigation files, no date of publication
UFOCAT URN – 019829 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #0509 by L. Schoenherr, no © date
UFOCAT URN – 073234 World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports, #0089 by Peter Rogerson,
no © date
UFOCAT PRN – 81724 [Different town – Same witnesses’ names]
UFOCAT URN – 081724 Ted Bloecher investigation files, no date
UFOCAT URN – 115336 HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, A0223 by D. Webb, no © date
South America – Brazil, State of Rondônia.
Pedras NegrasLatitude 12-50-60 S, Longitude 62-53-60 W (D-M-S)
Guaruja-Mirim Unable to locate
Guaporé Latitude 11-54-00 S, Longitude 64-58-60 W [City – currently called Surpresa]
Guaporé River – No coordinates – Forms part of the border between Brazil and Bolivia. It has dual names and is known as the Guaporé River on the Brazilian side and as the Itenez River on the Bolivian side.-CF-
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 12.00 S, Longitude 65.02 W (D.%) [URNs 170444 & 088818]
Latitude 12.82 S, Longitude 62.88 W [Other URNs in PRN 19826]