*A retired military reports two sightings. One occurred in 1997 and the other in the late 1960s when he was still a cadet in the military school.*
The sighting in Curitiba in 1997
APRIL 19th, 1997. Time: 02h18 am. Duration: approximately 1 hour. A retired military residing in Curitiba, State of Paraná, reported that he observed an unidentified flying object in the form of “a horizontal line” with the luminous appearance of a star positioned East of the observer. “According to the observer, it was not necessarily a UFO, but an illumination in the celestial dome.” In the same way, according to the witness, he “could not confirm the distance, because it seemed to be among the stars”.
The COMDABRA’s report [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command] also contains the following observations about the witness: He “Reads and studies on his own, not in specialized magazines, but reports in non-specialized magazines. He reported having experience in aerial observation, having taught lessons on that matter. The Colonel […] informed that what he was seeing could not necessarily be a UFO, but noted that there was a part of the celestial dome that had different lighting, showing that it was not just a point but a ‘line’ that, because of its variable luminosity, reduced the number of visible stars.”
The witness asked [the military man who did the COMDABRA report] if there were personnel specialized in the MAER [Ministry of Aeronautics], and was informed that this information was not available. He asked that, if he could, he would like to contact someone responsible. As he was an Army Officer, I informed him that any extra information should [require] contact [with] the Officer in charge, in this case, the COPM [Military Operational Centers]. The Colonel made it clear that the nature of his information was informal and that he wanted to deal with possible studies that could be being carried out on the subject.
The other sighting – 30 years earlier in Resende-RJ
The witness reported an experience that occurred at the time when he was still a Cadet at AMAN [Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras], not knowing how to specify the year with certainty (something between 1967 and 1968). According to him, something around 200 Cadets witnessed a UFO over the Serra da Mantiqueira. The case was confirmed afterwards, with the report that, on the Funil dam, in that location, a passed out watchman (in a coma) had been found and was sent to the HCA [Hospital Central da Aeronáutica], in Rio de Janeiro, where he remained from 60 to 90 days in a coma, from which it was concluded that it was due to the interference from the UFO. It was the only experience before this [besides the one in 1997] that he had had.
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.487. “Questionário sobre a ocorrência de objeto voador não identificado avistado em área não explicitada, e relata ocorrência semelhante em Resende, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, nos anos de 1967 e 1968”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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