*NOTE: Although the city where the sighting took place is not specified in the report, taking into account that the reporting witness lives in a neighborhood called “Bom Retiro” and that his occupation is “rural producer”, it was deduced that the only city found to have the neighborhood “Bom Retiro” as “Rural Zone” is the city of Blumenau, in the State of Santa Catarina.
On the 25th of August, 1997, a rural producer and other person in the region of Bom Retiro*, reported to COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command] three sightings made by them over the past fifteen days (from the 10th to the 25th of August) of two round silver UFOs observed “on the horizon” in the West direction. According to the report, the two unidentified flying objects were “smaller than a commercial aircraft when en route” and flew at a speed “equivalent to that of an en route aircraft”. Witnesses further claimed that the UFOs followed parallel descending routes from North to South. The last of the three sightings, reported on August 25, lasted about 3 minutes and was filmed, photographed, and was also observed with binoculars by the witnesses. The visibility conditions, according to the reports, were good, with clear skies.
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.522. “Questionário sobre a ocorrência de objeto voador não identificado na região do Bairro Bom Retiro (?)”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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