NOV 13th, 2001. Time: 10:20 pm. Duration: 5 minutes. In the city of Estirão do Equador, State of Amazonas, in an open place, above the trees, about 150 people spotted an unidentified flying object with a “round shape, tapering at the end”, green color, and speed “little faster than an airplane”. According to witnesses, the UFO was at a distance of approximately 60km and an altitude of 24,000ft. It moved from south to north and emitted a weak but continuous whistle. The sighting occurred under good weather conditions.
According to COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command]: the “Sergeant […] informed that when he saw the object, it was moving faster than an airplane. This reference was due to the fact that a Boeing always passes over the Estirão do Equador region. The altitude reference was also used made based on these flights that fly over the region. The direction of the displacement was from Cruzeiro do Sul to Tabatinga. Sergeant […] informed that it did not look like an airplane, nor the noise resembled an airplane. “
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.617. “Questionário sobre avistamento de ovni em Estirão do Equador, Amazonas”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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