Go Back Report # 471


Alleged Kidnappings, And Other Matters
By Gordon Creighton


Underwater Bases?   

       According to a report published in O Dia of Rio de Janeiro on July 12, 1974, a flying saucer was seen to drop into the sea off the coast of southern Brazil on June 18, 1974. The report, from the Florianópolis representative of the paper, is as follows:

       "A strange metallic object flew around over the sea off the State of Santa Catarina. It was at a distance of some thousand metres or so from the shore at Navegantes, a place 100 km. distant from Florianópolis. After hovering for some six minutes above the sea, it veered at a 90o angle towards the beach and then dropped into the water.

       “The fisherman Avelino Severiano Generosa, aged 46, at once put out in his motor-launch to the area, but found only foam on the sea where the object had disappeared. In addition to him, there were twenty other people on the beach who also saw the object, but all the others took fright and he was the only one who bad the courage to go and see what was happening.

       “The occurrence took place on the afternoon of June 18, and is still the subject of much discussion in the small municipality of Navegantes. Celso Lemkuni, a diver, tried to make a dive last week with a view to locating the object, but had no success owing to the strong winds lashing the coast.

       "Giving details, the fisherman Avelino said that it was at 3.30 p.m. on a sunny afternoon. He and his parents, his wife, and his nine children were all on the beach when they suddenly saw the silent, brightly shining object flying very low along the shore. Then, after remaining stationary for six minutes, it dropped into the sea.                                                                                        

This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 21, No. 2 March/April 1975, pp. 21-22 “Alleged Kidnappings, And Other Matters” by Gordon Creighton

Original reference: Newspaper “O Dia” of Rio de Janeiro on July 12, 1974

With Thanks to Larry Hatch’s *U* UFO DATABASE, see http://www.larryhatch.net    

UFOCAT PRN – 86806

UFOCAT URN – NONE   “O Dia” of Rio de Janeiro on July 12, 1974

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 21, No. 2 March/April 1975, pp. 21-22

UFOCAT URN – 086806 Flying Saucer Review, August 1975, p. 21
UFOCAT URN – 171163 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 10840 © 2002       

South America – Brazil, Santa Catari

Rio de Janeiro              Latitude 22-54 S, Longitude 43-14 W (D-M)

Florianópolis                Latitude 27-35 S, Longitude 48-34 W

Santa Catarina            Latitude 27-00 S, Longitude 50-00 W  [State/ADMD]

Navegantes                 Latitude 26-54 S, Longitude 48-39 W

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

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 26.85 S, Longitude 48.40 W (D.%)

                                      Latitude 27.08 S, Longitude 48.40 W [URN 171163]


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