SEPT 2nd, 1996. Time: 19h15. A group of seven people on the Campus of the University of São Paulo – UNESP, in Araçatuba, São Paulo, observed two unidentified flying objects with oval shapes, moving at a “slow, subtle” speed. According to the witnesses, the UFOs followed a “straight path; over the city; one made [a] ninety degree turn to the Northeast”. The UFOs were sighted at an altitude of approximately 500m, and at about 10km [horizontal] distance from the observers. Although distant, the witnesses saw them as “the size of a soccer ball”. The objects were two amber colored spheres, with a sparkling blue halo and a concentrated red center, similar to the ember”.
The report by COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command] also stated that: “during the approach and overflight of the city only one object [was seen]; afterwards, in the Northeast sector, two objects were observed, with a distance between them of 4km. The report was provided in a communication made while the sighting was still happening”.
The sighting was recorded by one of the witnesses with a video camera and film camera. In addition, binoculars and telescopes were used too. The sky was clear, with good visibility.
The witness who reported the sighting to COMDABRA [Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command] is a ufologist and, and he will appear in the case file ARX.0.0.474, reporting a series of sightings in the region of Araçatuba and the surrounding area by his ufology group.
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.456. “Questionário sobre a ocorrência de objeto voador em Araçatuba, São Paulo”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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