“THE UFOS’ NIGHT IN BRAZIL” [1986] – Documents #2

Brasília-DF, May 27, 1986.
From: 1st TEN ESP CTA F. H.N. FREITAS.
To: Mr. HEAD OF COpM1 INFORMATION SECTION.
Subject: Possible appearance of UFOs in SBSJ and SBAN.

I – I report to you, for the appropriate purposes, the events of 19 MAY 86 – 23: 15Z to 20 MAY 86 03: 32Z:

“ACC BR (CTA BUENO) informed COpMI that the operator of TWRSJ, 2S QSS BCT S.M. DA SILVA, was seeing lights over the city and close to the external marker of RWY 15. The ACC BS also reported that APP-SP obtained radar contact with some targets in the vicinity of SBSJ.

– COpM I (SGT EMILIO) contacted TWR SJ and received the following information from 2S SERGIO: “At 21: 30Z I noticed a spotlight on the city in the NW sector of the aerodrome and two other spots close to the external marker The foci appeared to be the size of the “head of a matchstick”, the color red predominated, but there were changes to yellow, green and orange. They were standing still. The observation was made with binoculars and the naked eye. The sky was clear , with 2/8 of cirrus, the N / NE there was a layer of fog at low height”.

– Subsequently, the ACC-BS informed COpM I that TWR-SJ had informed that the “objects” evolved close to PT-MBZ, coming from SBBR to SBSJ, interfering in their landing. Later, also, TWR-SJ reported that there were several points of light moving and changing colors.

– PT-MBZ pilot, Mr A. P. DA SILVA, residing in São José dos Campos, […], EMBRAER employee, declared that when approaching SBSJ he observed two points of red light in radial 150 of the VOR SJC, over the coast, moving from East to West; it was not possible to evaluate the speed of the objects. These looked like big, red stars. The aircraft has not suffered any interference with its flight or equipment. The sky was clear. The initiative to observe the objects came from the pilot himself who was unable to approach the objects.

– In the meantime, COpM I received information from the APP-AN operator, SGT MÁRCIO, that he detected on the “Anápolis radar” an “echo” that was traveling at low speed on the 2709 radial of the ANP VOR with bow 270°. Such echoes were not detected by the Gama radar although some “PLOTS” appeared in TMA AN but did not even form “chains”. The information from the APP-AN operator determined the triggering of the Anápolis alert at 01: 01Z.

II – Aircraft activated and results obtained:

– JB 17, LC 76 controller, activated at 01: 27Z DEP 01: 34Z ARR 02: 37Z of the 20th MAY 86.

The JB17 after being vectored for heading 180°, following instructions from COpM I that had obtained a “PLOT” in that position, he saw a white light and tried to get closer without being able to reach his goal. Only once was he able to contact “onboard radar” between 10 and 12 NM. The “object” appeared to be a white colored spot of light and only once, when the pilot looked into the ANV, did the object change color to red, green and again white, prevailing this color. In the first visual contact, the object was below the flight level of JB 17, FL 170, and later it was kept rising 10° above the plane of JB 17 that accompanied it until FL 330. The JB 17 received indications from the VOR / DME SC when it was already out of reach of that equipment. He returned to SBSC for being close to the minimum fuel and not observing “reason” of approach with the objective.

– JB 07, LC 45 controller, was activated 01: 45Z, DEP 01: 50Z ARR 03: 05Z on May 20, 86. JB 07 saw a red light that coincided with antenna information given by THOR (“PLOT”); JB 07 tried to approach but the light went out. The striking fact in this mission was the appearance of thirteen “PLOTS” on the tail of the JB07 that made a 180° turn to observe, but did not visualize or detect anything.

– JG 116, LC 80 controller, activated 01.-45Z, DEP 01: 48Z ARR 02: 46Z. He made five presentations, in all he obtained “JUDITE” but no visual account. In one of the presentations, it reached two miles from the goal. In all presentations, antenna and distance information was provided by the Anápolis TA-10 radar. COpM I did not obtain radar contact with the objective although it observed the formation of “PLOTS” on the Gama radar. The JG 116 was unable to approach the goal as it moved away at great speed when the hunter approached.

– JG98, LC53 controller, activated 02: 10Z, DEP 02: 17Z, ARR 03:07, did not make any presentation.

– JG 107, LC 87 controller, activated 02: 30Z, DEP 02: 36Z, ARR 03: 30Z, did not make any presentation.

– JB 09 in SBSC and JG 103 in SBAN were deployed but did not take off, which remained on standby.

III – SEQUENCE OF EVENTS:

May 19th. 1986

  • 23: 15Z : ACC BS triggers COpM I.
  • 00: 08Z : PT-MBZ sees lights near SBSJ.
  • 00: 11Z : Request to record video from São Roque.
  • 00: 14Z : The COpM I warning is triggered.
  • 00: 23Z : CODA’s warning is triggered.
  • 00: 30Z : Request to record Couto’s video.
  • 00: 39Z : SBSC alert triggered.

May 20th, 2016

  • 01: 10Z : APP AN reported detecting plots on its radar. Not viewed on the Gamma radar.
  • 01: 11Z : SBAN alert is triggered.
  • 01: 15Z : SBSC alerts ready pass the alert to “posts”.
  • 01: 18Z : CODA requests that SBSC put two more ANVs on alert.
  • 01: 24Z : CODA tries to trigger KC-130’s crew possible possible need for revo.
  • 01: 34Z : DEP JB 17.
  • 01: 48Z : DEP JG 116.
  • 01: 50Z : DEP JB
  • 07. 02 : 17Z: DEP JG98.
  • 02: 36Z : DEP JG 107
  • 02: 37Z : ARR JB 17.
  • 02: 42Z : Request to record Gama’s video.
  • 02: 46Z : ARR JG 116.
  • 03: 05Z : ARR JB 07.
  • 03: 07Z : ARR JG98.
  • 03: 30Z : ARR JG 107.

NOTE:

1) The times of viewing the “object” by JB 17 and the radar contact obtained by JG 116 were estimated due to the fact that the recorder did not record the times on the tape.

2) The São Roque video was not recorded due to technical problems.

3) Gama’s video recording was delayed because one of the recorders went into a panic.

IV – Conclusion:

The radar observations made by COpM I, were all in the form of “PLOTS”, they did not even constitute clues. There were a large number of “PLOTS” in the region of São José dos Campos and a smaller number in the region ‘of Anápolis. The information from the Anápolis radar did not coincide with that of the Gama radars, the activations therefore, were based more on information from the radar of that TMA than from the Gama radars.

– The intercept vectors were unable to fulfill the identification mission for the reasons previously reported.

– In the areas of Anápolis and São José dos Campos, about twenty “PLOTS” were observed, the largest number in São José dos Campos. / FHNF – 1 TEN ESP CTA / Chief Controller of COpM1


Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.262. “Possível aparecimento de Ovni em SBSJ e SBAN”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.

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