Go Back Report # 510


(The date is based on the photograph taken. Otherwise the period covers 1977-78.)-CF-   

It is in the islands around Belém, where the waters of the Tarantins and the Amazon majestically come to meet the ocean one degree south of the equator, that the 1977 Brazilian wave culminated; and it is there that for the first time the proof of the reality of the phenomenon was obtained. More specifically, as Daniel Rebisso has revealed, the culmination took place over a three-month period from July to September 1977 on the island of Colares and on the beach of Baia do Sol, on the island of Mosqueiro ( Ref. Rebisso Giese, OVNI no Para ).

       We found fishermen there who had witnessed the objects, and a doctor who had ministered to the medical needs of dozens of people hit by the light from the chupa. She confirmed that one of her patients died after the experience. Several of these witnesses also told us that they had observed two teams of Brazilian military 1 filming the objects, attempting contact.

       Ground truth: there was no denying the wave of 1977. It started in June near Cape Gurupi, north of the town of Vizeu, and it moved in both directions along the coast: toward São Luís to the east and toward Belém to the west during June and July; it reached a peak in September and October.

       The reason the phenomenon could not be denied was very simple: every evening the UFOs appeared, coming from the north. In some cases, they flew down from the sky, in others; they emerged out of the ocean. I saw a photograph of an object with a luminous white ring flying right out of the brackish water at dusk.

       They came over the islands at low altitude and circled; they descended as if to land; they made loops and accelerated suddenly; they hovered over houses and probed the inside with beams. They even emerged out of larger objects and reentered them. And this happened on schedule, every evening for three months.                                                                                        

This reference: Confrontations, by Jacques Vallee, pp. 198-199, © April 1990

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

Note #1: In Timothy Good’s book, “Unearthly Disclosure” this same period is referred to as the wave of 1977-78, and includes the military component. Text matching the above follows:   

During a wave of UFO sightings in north-east Brazil in 1977-8, Lieutenant-Colonel Uyrange Hollanda, then a captain in the Intelligence Service of the First Air Force Command (1 COMAR) in Belém, was sent to investigate reports in Colares and other areas. Codenamed Operação Prato (Operation Plate), the investigations lasted four months, during which, together with a team of intelligence agents (all sergeants), Hollanda interviewed nearly 300 people, including dozens who had been burned and temporarily paralysed by beams of coloured light directed at them from the unknown objects.

       On numerous occasions, Hollanda and his team themselves experienced sightings, most involving distant objects - though sometimes close ones. One night, in November 1977, near the village of Baía do Sol, north of Belém, a structured craft hovered about 100 metres above the men. The incident occurred just after 19.00. 'I was terrified,' Hollanda told investigators Bob Pratt and Cynthia Luce, during an interview in 1997. 'We never saw anything approaching. Suddenly a big disc-shaped object 30 meters in diameter . . . was hovering exactly above us!’

     It made a noise like an air conditioner, and in the midst of that we could hear a sound like

     a bicycle sprocket when you pedal backwards. It was emitting a yellow glow that would

     grow and dim, every two or three seconds . . . about five times. As we watched we could

     see small yellow and orange lights in the middle of it. And after the fifth time, the lights

     turned light blue, dimmed -and then it disappeared with incredible speed toward the sea.           

Hollanda interviewed fishermen from Colares who had seen USOs going in and out of the water and who, like the fishermen in Puerto Rico, reported seeing blue lights moving around underwater. 'Several weeks later I saw a light near a fishing boat,' said Hollanda. 'The light was blue. It circled the boat once or twice about 300 meters away and then it dived into the water ... I saw it. It really happened.' The fishermen told Hollanda that the object 'made no sound, like a blade going into water'. Another crew of fishermen reported seeing a blue light underwater, which circled their boat, then emerged from the water.

       Hollanda's team took several hundred photos of UFOs. At first, the photos showed little detail but, with the use of special filters and ultraviolet and infrared film, eight different-shaped objects were discerned:         

     The first was a disc with windows. The second was rectangular, like a barrel on its side.

     The third was trapezoid, or like a pyramid with its top cut off. The fourth was like [the

     fuselage of] a Boeing (jetliner). The fifth was triangular or like an arrowhead. They flew

     very high in the sky [and] were also seen leaving the water. The sixth was domed. The

     seventh was pointed on the top and bottom and was black on top and white on the bottom.

     The eighth was like a ball with three sticks coming out the back, with lights on the sticks.                                                                                                                                               
This reference: Unearthly Disclosure by Timothy Good, pp. 15-18, © 2000    

UFOCAT PRN – 171229

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Confrontations, by Jacques Vallee, pp. 198-199, © April 1990

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Unearthly Disclosure by Timothy Good, pp. 15-18, © 2000

UFOCAT URN – 171229 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 12274 © 2002       

South America – Brazil

Belém               Latitude 1-27 S, Longitude 48-29 W (D-M)

Colares            Latitude 0-55 S, Longitude 48-13 W [ Ilha de Colares ]

Mosqueiro        Latitude 1-07 S, Longitude 48-24 W

Cape Gurupi     Latitude 0-56 S, Longitude 46-10 W

Vizeu                Latitude 1-12 S, Longitude 46-07 W

São Luís           Latitude 3-33 S, Longitude 43-31 W

Marajó Bay       Latitude 1-00 S, Longitude 48-30 W [From URN 171229 – Photo]

Baía do Sol       Latitude 1-05 S, Longitude 48-18 W [From Good]      

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

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 0.93 S, Longitude 48.28 W (D.%)   


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