From "Philippe Piet van Putten"
Navegantes case is quite interesting. Its main investigator was Brazilian
UFOIogist Carlos Alberto Machado, president of the Center of Exobiological
Research and Investigation (C.I.P. Ex) at Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, and a
contributor for my bi-monthly bulletin Fenomenos Aeroespaciais (Aerospatial
Phenomena). Here is a review of the case.
2, 1974; Time: around 03:30 PM; Place: Nearby Navegantes Beach, Santa
Catarina, Brazil; Witnesses: At least 17 persons: - Mr. Ubelino Severino; Mr.
Francisco Severino; Mr. Francisco Filho; Mr. Alfredo Leopoldo da Costa; Mr.
Jose Custodio; Mr. Alfredo Claudino; Mrs. Nilda Vieira; Mrs. Carmelia
Severino and her nine children; Field research by: Carlos Alberto Machado
(C.I. P. Ex)
description: On that afternoon, fishermen were working on the beach when they
spotted a disc-shaped object with small lateral protrusions approaching very
fast but silently. The object fell on the ocean, 100 meters distant from the
Navegantes Beach coast line.
fishermen thought that the object could be some sort of foreign experimental
aircraft in trouble, so they drove their fishing boats to the very spot where
the object dove to try to rescue any survivors. The water was sort of dark,
and they couldn't see anything below! There were good divers among them, but
they were afraid to enter the ocean water under such low visibility.
fishermen soon became aware of a curious fact: Itajai Airport is only 1 km
far from the watery crash site. If the object was an airplane - they supposed
- the airport managers should have sent a rescue team. But no team ever
In a short
time, the news media discovered what had happened and started to investigate
the incident. Such a stir made the local police start an investigation and
the police soon concluded that the witnesses had indeed seen something
Severino guided divers of the Brazilian Navy to the precise area of the crash.
Despite claiming to have seen any object, one of the divers did 9/19/99 a
second dive to mark the spot with a signaling buoy which was fixed in place
with a rope tied underwater. This is very interesting, because the fisherman
were used to throw their nets there and they knew that there were NO rocks
nor tree branches underwater to tighten-up a rope. So, how did the diver
succeed fixing the buoy ?!
commander required that Ubelino call him immediately if anyone, not
authorized, ever tried to go near the buoy. The following morning Ubelino
verified that the buoy was gone! He called the commander's office and
reported that the buoy was gone, but they didn't seem concerned about it (!).
Two days after the crash, two
fishermen who were the best divers in the area, were found dead and naked on
the nearby rocks. They were the only two who had enough courage to dive where
the buoy was. They reported to their colleagues that they had seen a
disc-shaped object half buried underwater. The ocean water around the disc
was terribly hot, so they could not touch it.
The object "disappeared" with the buoy.
For two weeks, all fish seemed to have vanished from the
Brazilian Army officers, stationed at Florianopolis,
Santa Catarina's Capital, interviewed the witnesses and local inhabitants.
UFOIogists suspects that the disk was retrieved by the
Navy late at night.
Days later, another disc-shaped object was seen diving
slowly in the exact place were the first object crashed. We also have all the
details of this second observation (a CEIII) and the names of the
This Reference: Philippe Piet van Putten Director - The
Brazilian Academy of Parasciences
(ABP) National Director- Picard UFO Research
International (PUFORI) National Correspodent - Sightings on the Radio (USA)
Editor - Fenomenos Aeroespaciais (Aerospatial Phenomena) E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org Home page: http://www.pufori.org
Need: Flying Saucer
Review, Vol. 21, No. 4, July/August 1975, p. 22 by Gordon Creighton
UFOCAT PRN – 86808 [DOS: 07-EE-1974]
UFOCAT URN – 086808 Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 21, No.
4, July/August 1975, p. 22 by
UFOCAT URN – 092043 Proceedings of the CUFOS Conference:
1976, 270 © 1976
UFOCAT URN – 116451 HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid
Reports, A1339, by D. Webb
No © date
Navegantes Beach Latitude
26-54 S, Longitude 48-39 W (D-M)
Catarina Latitude 27-00 S, Longitude 50-00 W [State/ADMD]
Florianopolis Latitude 27-35 S, Longitude 48-34 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
48.65 W (D.%)