JULY 22nd, 2001. Time: 14h20 pm. Duration: 8 minutes. In the city of São José dos Pinhais, metropolitan region of Curitiba, State of Paraná, five (5) witnesses spotted a black cigar-shaped UFO about 8 meters long. The UFO moved slowly at an altitude of 1,000 meters, and moved towards the Northeast. The photograph record was reported “with a common machine” [film camera?] but the photos were not made available in this file. The visibility conditions were good and there was no record of condensation trails. Also according to the report by COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command], the witnesses stated that the UFO was “close to São José dos Pinhais, more or less on the route of planes that come from São Paulo”.
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.614. “Questionário sobre avistamento de ovni no Bairro. Boqueirão, em Curitiba, Paraná”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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