Go Back Report # 423


UFO emerges from the sea (December 19, 1971)

       According to a report in O Globo (Rio de Janeiro) for December 21, 1971, from their representative at Pôrto Alegre, a Sr. Victor Soares has given details of a strange flying object which alarmed many people in various towns in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul during the night of Sunday, December 19, 1971.

       Measured against a ruler held at arm's length, he said it was 5 centimetres wide and enveloped in a sort of mist. It was flying towards the N.E. Many other people also said they had seen it.

       One witness, a young man named Lino Osvaldo Saul, said he was at the beach resort known as Praia da Asuncão with his girl friend when they both actually saw the object emerge from the sea and come flying towards them. They both fled. They were able to observe however that it was still climbing as it passed over them and that it emitted no sound.

       Other people living at São Leopoldo, Viamão, Carazinha, and also people on the beach at Guaiba also saw the object and said that it was orange-coloured and flying very low. (Credit to Dr. W. Buhler.)


Reference for the above text is: Flying Saucer Review, Supplement 11, August 1972, “Case Histories,” p. 13, “South American Round-up, 1971 – Part 2” by Gordon Creighton.

Original reference: O Globo (Rio de Janeiro) for December 21, 1971.           

UFOCAT PRN – 92848 [DOS: 12-19-1971]

UFOCAT URN – 071578 Flying Saucer Review, Supplement 11, August 1972, “Case Histories,” p. 13, “South American Round-up, 1971 – Part 2” by G. Creighton      
UFOCAT URN – 092848 The APRO Bulletin, January 1972, p. 6 
UFOCAT URN – 060988
Data-Net Report, June 1972, p. 16     
UFOCAT URN – 171095 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 09448, © 2002        

UFOCAT PRN – 60988 [DOS: 12-21-1971 – Newspaper publication date]

UFOCAT URN – 99446 Skylook (Early MUFON UFO Journal), # 56, July 1972, p. 18


South America – Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul

Pôrto Alegre           Latitude 30-02-00 S, Longitude 051-12-00 W (D-M-S)

Praia da Asuncão    Probable misspelling of:

Praia da Assunção  Latitude 30-05-55 S, Longitude 051-15-30 W [Section of populated place] (Praia=beach)

São Leopoldo         Latitude 29-46-00 S, Longitude 051-09-00 W

Viamão                   Latitude 30-05-00 S, Longitude 051-02-00 W

Caràzinha              Probable misspelling of:

Caràzinho              Latitude 28-18-00 S, Longitude 052-48-00 W

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

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