On October 15, 1996, between 11:40 pm and 00:40am of the following day, there were simultaneous sightings in 3 Brazilian states, with witnesses describing similar characteristics of the objects observed in that section of the air space in Northeastern Brazil. All reports came from military personnel who spotted the unknown objects when they were on duty in their military organizations, and were witnessed at very close times. The duration of the sightings ranged from 10 seconds to 6 minutes depending on the region from which they were observed.
In the cities of Maceió and Recife, there were sightings of large fireballs [from four to eight]. They were described as having yellow and blue colors. In all descriptions, there was a report of a “tail” trail, and in one of the cities the objects were reported as flying in formation from West to East. All were unanimous about the “very fast” speed of the objects. There were calls from other nearby states [Itabuna and Ilhés, in Bahia; and in Recife, Pernambuco] “which described the episode in the same detail”, says the report by COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command].
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.464. “Questionário sobre a ocorrência de objeto voador não identificado Maceió, Recife e Itabuna, respectivamente Estados de Alagoas, Pernambuco e Bahia”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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