Go Back Report # 579


Seeing in the light

       Case One: Late one Saturday night in January, 1980, a Brazilian electronics businessman and nine other people saw a disc-shaped object shine a light down on the water near the eastern shore of the Tapajos river in the Amazon. The man, his family and some relatives, were camping at a beach thirty miles south of Santarem, and appeared around eleven o'clock.

Several teenagers were still awake, lying in hammocks and talking, when they saw the UFO come toward them from across the river. It stopped about thirty yards from the beach and shined a light down on the water twenty yards below. The kids awakened the others. The UFO hovered briefly and then began moving north, or to the campers’ right, parallel to the shore. It traveled more than half a mile, with the spotlight still shining straight down, before it disappeared.

       The curious thing about all this was that as the beam of light moved along the river, it left behind a trail of luminescence on the surface for several hundred yards. The trail gradually faded out, south to north, at about the same speed as the light itself had moved.                          

This reference: UFO Danger Zone, by Bob Pratt, pp. 246-247, © 1996.         

UFOCAT PRN – 129960

UFOCAT URN – 129960 UFO Danger Zone: by Bob Pratt, p. 246, © 1996

UFOCAT URN – 171298 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 13391 © 2002       

South America – Brazil

Tapajós River   Latitude 2-24 S, Longitude 54-41 W (D-M)

Santarem         Latitude 2-26 S, Longitude 54-42 W

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

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 2.78 S, Longitude 55.00 W (D.%)   


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