Bridge to Mendonca Lima, 13
During the investigation of the well
known Bebedouro UFO abduction, the team of Prof. Ney Matiel Pires
encountered in that city, not too far from Mirassol, another UFO account
related by Sr. Valdemir Menussi which occurred in February 1979. At that time
Sr. Valdimir was working on topographical
elevations for the region surrounding the approach to the bridge to Mendonca
Lima and the bank of the Rio Grande in the Territory of Minas Gerais just to the north of
Mirassol. On the 13th of February, Valdemir and four companions decided to
fish the river as they waited for some kind of delivery service. At about
17:45 in the afternoon on this clear day, their attention was urgently drawn
to a strange phenomenon taking place. A huge circular disc-shaped flying
object of some 30 meters (nearly 100 feet) diameter approached and flew over
the group at only some 300 meters above them. Following that, the tremendous
aerial object took up a position very near and hovered there, suspended in
the sky right over the river where they were fishing. At this point it was
only some 700 meters away. The crew watched in amazement.
13 February 1979, Bridge to Mendonça Lima, Drawing of
100-foot diameter ship observed for over
an hour daytime.
All the observers could clearly see
that the base of the flying disc was circular and flat with a small circular
depression in the central part. The area around this concavity, at its
periphery, was divided by radiating lines or segments, similar to the spokes
of a cartwheel. In each of these segmented parts they could see an opening
"like a ventilator". The superstructure on top looked like a large
low cupola above the disc rim, flattened on top, with a second smaller cupola
above that, and in the same way still, a third smaller, higher domed cupola
on top of all. On the sides of the large rim, at the base, they could see
dual recessed openings illuminated by some kind of fluorescent light.
The huge flying disc executed gentle,
silent movements in all directions and occasionally discharged some fumes or
gas from vents. About one hour later the huge ship was still there hovering
stationary, a little to the south as the whole rim rotated slowly when suddenly, from the base,
near the center, three luminous "tubes" of "blue neon
light" were projected, like cylinders extended straight down from the
ship to the surface of the river. They seemed to be transparent and were
rotating, and looked like they were either discharging something into, or
were drawing something from, the water. After several minutes the
"cylinders" were withdrawn from the water into the object, one at a
later the recessed opening at the left, on the rim, suddenly discharged a
luminous beam, like electrical sparks, in the direction of the water. When
the beam of sparks touched the water it became violently agitated in that
local area. A few seconds later this ray of light disappeared and the
recessed opening on the right side discharged another ray, similar to the one
on the left, and repeated the same phenomenon of disturbing the water.
this remarkable spectacle, the five observers, each of them simultaneously,
"received" the following telepathic message saying: "Do not be
afraid, nothing unpleasant will happen to you. Remain calm. We are working
here. In the future Earth will know ". The second ray was stopped and
the two recessed openings closed and disappeared completely, as though they
had never existed.
object began to take on a blue luminescence, changing gradually to red and
becoming more intense offering the observers a fabulous spectacular of light
and color. In an instant the huge 100-foot disc-shaped craft projected itself
straight up at incredible velocity and with little or no sound! The whole
episode lasted one hour and twenty minutes. As he narrated this account to
Professor Ney, Engineer Valdemir displayed considerable emotion. His story
was confirmed by the other four men.
Now this is
truly a remarkable account and should never be overlooked. Here were five
expert observers, trained in the use of size, distance and elevation
calculations, all engineers, all familiar with the need for technical
accuracy, working on their job in full daylight, in full awareness and
alertness of all their faculties, and least subject to delusion by darkness,
clouds, haze or any other atmospheric phenomena because none of those existed
at the time. Their vision of the phenomenon was clear and unobstructed by
anything for the whole time, and they were afforded ample time for detailed
examination of the mammoth aerial craft, at close range, for one hour and twenty
minutes! There were many other witnesses. How can this case be doubted?
reference: UFO Abduction at Mirassol, by Dr.
Pereira and Prof. Ney Matiel Pires.
Translated from the Portuguese by Wendelle C.
Stevens. © 1985.
Note: An excellent “water” book “UFO: Contact From Undersea”,
by Col. Stevens is available from him directly. E-mail: S18195A@aol.com
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
South America – Brazil, Minas Gerais. Body of
water is the Rio Grande River
Mendonça Lima Unable to find a location although there are listings on
Bebedouro Latitude 19-11-60 S, Longitude 48-37-60 W
Mirassol Latitude 20-46-00 S, Longitude 49-28-00 W
Mendonça Latitude 21-11-60 S,
Longitude 49-34-00 W