“[…] the evidence of certain inexplicable phenomena no longer allows us to ignore them.” [M.of A., Brasília, March 1989]

A military internal communication regarding the UFO subject.

[see observation below, after the text

Ministry of Aeronautics – General Air Command
Brasília, March 15, 1989.
From: Commander
To: Mr. Commander of the Nucleus of the Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command.
Subject: UFO record

I – I forward to Your Excellency the Ministerial Notice in which the Most Excellent Minister of Aeronautics attributes to this Command the responsibility for dealing with matters related to UFOs.
II – In this sense, I request Your Excellency the pertinent measures for the fulfillment of the referred attribution.

Lieutenant Brigadier of Air […]
Commander of COMGAR
UFO Record

To the Chiefs of Staff of the Air Force, Commander-in-Chief of the Air, Commander-in-Chief of Personnel, Commander-in-Chief of Support, Director-General of the Department of Civil Aviation, Director-General of the Department of Research and Development, Director-General General of the Department of Education and Chief of Staff of the Minister of Aeronautics.

The occurrences made public about the appearance of “Unidentified Flying Objects” – UFOs – in Brazilian airspace have, lately, increased in frequency and seem to be backed by witnesses of relative suspicion. The phase of fear of ridicule that, until recently, silenced the most responsible witnesses of the country’s technical and scientific elite, gradually gives way to a treatment more responsible for the mysterious problem, since the evidence of certain unexplained phenomena no longer allows to ignore them.

It is necessary to recognize that something strange has been worrying the attention of the general public, the authorities and the scientific world, given the frequent incursions of UFOs in the Earth’s atmosphere. In spite of the arguments that such phenomena – as they are described – are open to the physical laws and scientific knowledge of the world today, we are under a duty to register them, document and analyze them systematically. For various reasons, the Aeronautics should not be unaware of the problem, although avoiding, explaining them without a scientific basis or exposing themselves to ridicule, unnecessarily.

In view of the above, it was recommended, through Note n. C-002 / MIN / ADM, of April 13th, 1978, to the General Staff to organize a “UFO Register”, of a confidential nature, in which the phenomena eventually observed in Brazilian airspace were archived, with all the data available, including those obtained by subsequent official investigations. At the same time, an Evaluation Committee should assign the respective degree of reliability to each registry. Observations or separate records that may exist in this General Staff should be submitted to the Evaluation Committee, for competent classification and filing. The search for archived data should allow several “entries”, such as: degree of reliability, date, location, and particular aspects of the record.

In view of the current competence and capacity of NUCOMDABRA to articulate, systematically and at a national level, with military and civil organizations on aerospace and civil defense issues and activities, I inform Your Excellency that I have decided:

I – To transfer the responsibility for dealing with the UFO issue to NUCOMDABRA, in the same manner determined for EMAER, through the Ministerial Note already referenced. II – Determine to EMAER to transfer to NUCOMDABRA the memory of the subject existing in the 4th Subchefia.
III – Authorize direct contact with NUCOMDABRA to all Commands and Departments for dealing with the subject matter of this Notice.
IV – Authorize NUCOMDABRA direct contact with all related entities, national and international, military and civil, when necessary.
V – Recommend total exemption or pre-conceived personal opinions, as well as confidentiality.

Brasilia-DF, February 28, 1989. OBS.: J.M.Lima – Minister of Aeronautics, quoting the former minister J.C.A.Macedo who wrote it on April 13, 1978 [see ARX.0.0. 220] 


Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.267. “Determinações e providências para exercício pelo Nucomdabra de sua competência no trato do assunto ovni (objeto voador não identificado)”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.

The BRAZILIAN UFO ARCHIVES website is a private initiative and IS NOT endorsed or sponsored by the Arquivo Nacional do Brasil [see our ‘Info’ page]. *THE ORIGINAL FILE WITH THE CASE REFERRED TO IN THIS TEXT CAN BE FOUND IN THE DOCUMENTAL COLLECTION OF “ARQUIVO NACIONAL DO BRASIL, LOCATED IN THE “OBJETO VOADOR NÃO IDENTIFICADO (OVNI)” FUND, UNDER THE REFERENCE CODE [“Código de Referência”] MENTIONED ABOVE. HERE IS THE LINK TO SEARCH THEIR WEBSITE <

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