“For those who believe in flying saucers, this is definitely one …” – FAB Pilot. [1985]

NOV 30th, 1985. Time: 22:00. Duration: not determined. On November 30, 1985, at 10 pm, the Brazilian Air Force FAB 1876 plane near Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, reported seeing a UFO that he tried to photograph. The unidentified flying object that was not detected by the radar, in the pilot’s description, “was on the BHZ [Belo Horizonte-MG] radial 090” and appeared to be composed of “2 blue lights and one more red light” that carried out vertical and lateral displacements “.

Transcription: communication between FAB 1876 and ACC-BH.

[23:56:40Z] APP – Air Force 1876, control.

1876 ​​- Listening.

APP – Okay, it is being observed by the Belo Horizonte tower, an object on … at 7 miles from the VOR approximately, it would be on the radial one seven zero, however, we are not … we are … we have radar presentation of that object. Your orbit / should stop over that okapa sector? Please watch to see if you have anything.

1876 ​​- Affirmative. I am visually observing too.

APP – Positive. Yes … could you tell the position of the object in relation to your aircraft?

1876 ​​- In my eleven hours position, we will try to photograph it here.

APP – Eleven o’clock position?

1876 ​​- Affirmative. Look, almost noon okay?

APP – Confirm the end of the message,

1876 – It’s … almost 12 hours. Eleven to twelve okay?

APP – Affirmative. Are you keeping the BHZ bow positive?

1876 ​​- Affirmative.

1876 ​​- Okay, a … please confirm how long has this object been being observed?

APPIt was observed approximately ten minutes ago, 1876.

1876 ​​- Okapa.

APP– Seven six remains watching the object?

APP– One eight seven six, control.

1876 ​​- Affirmative, it’s in our bow here, see.

APP– At the bow. Do you have … a sense of distance?

1876 ​​- Yeah … it’s kind of hard, mate, it’s kind of hard. We will have to arrive in the vertical of BH to give us an idea.

APP– Affirmative seven six.

1876 ​​- He looks … he has two points of lights. Okay, the … looking here from our sector is, it would be a stronger left and the more opaque on the right okay.

APP– Okay positive seven six. Report starting the Alpha exchange procedure.

1876 ​​- Okay, we are going to go into orbit and the bow of one hundred and ten, it is coinciding with thirty degrees of delayed entry we are going to go closer to him and try to photograph him okay.

APP – Positive seven six.

1876 – For your information seven six is completely visual.

APP – Seven six.

1876 ​​- Seven six passed its vertical, it’s going on here … confirm that it’s free to climb to 7,000 feet to maintain a better safety altitude.

APP – Ah … positive uno eight seven six, ascension released to the altitude you want, I inform you that there is no known traffic in the sector, only yours, positive?

1876 ​​Okay. Information the object has something … also all illuminated, some point illuminated under it. Okay?

APP – Illuminated point in the case at the bottom of the object below.

1876 ​​- Affirmative.

APP – Aware. Listening for … any changes.

1876 – ​​Okay, we are making a right turn, now we are going to move closer and we are going to proceed to Órbita okay? The object has three different illuminated points, okay?

APP – Positive, confirming your altitude?

APP – Seven six now confirming your altitude?

1876 ​​- Yes … I am maintaining 6,800 feet, we are moving much closer now to the object.

APP – Positive. For … a radar reconnaissance here, what is the position of this object in relation to your aircraft?

1876 ​​- It is … one-hour position. It is … it is difficult to estimate the distance here, but I believe about 4 miles.

APP – Aware

1876 ​​- For those who believe in flying saucers, this is definitely one … (unintelligible)

APP – Aware.

1876 ​​- Light under it … the luminous point moves constantly okay.

APP – Positive.

1876 ​​- Yes … please confirm my radar position in relation to BH?

APP BH – is on your left 8 miles, 9 hours.

1876 ​​- Okapa. Please confirm the … highest position in relation. ..(unintelligible).

APP – It was not understood, interrupted.

1876 ​​- Please … (unintelligible).

APP – Seven six totally interlocked.

1876 ​​- Okay. Please confirm the position of the saw in relation to my aircraft okay?

APP – Positive, Pico da Piedade is now at its 3 o’clock position, two and a half miles.

1876 ​​- Okapa. Is it confirming his maximum altitude?

APP – It’s … 4,430 feet.

1876 ​​- Okapa. Okay, we have nothing else to observe in the sector, there are a few scattered layers here, the … seven six is proceeding to the BH block reporting a likely UFO okay?

APPAware. Probable UFO reported at zero zero zero eight, approximately 05 miles north of this obstacle, continue with a left turn adopting the VOR, the … NDB of Belo Horizonte. Okay seven six. We are visual here with Confins, I am proceeding for your … your vertical, vertical of … of the 520 / for the Alpha procedure.

APP – Positive. I would accept a vector for the final, Ah … no, no, cancel the last instruction, and proceed to block the 520 Alfa descent, descent to five to six thousand feet, authorized immediate removal.

1876 ​​- Affirmative.

1876 ​​- Okay, has already reached 6,000 feet, is estimating thirty seconds of the block.

APP – Positive. After blocking, removal is authorized.

1876 ​​- Sock.

APP –  1876, to confirm and record changes here in the control, did you take pictures of … the object? 1876 ​​- Affirmative. Three pictures were taken okay.

APP – Aware.

1876 ​​- 76 on clearance

APP – Aware 76.

1876 ​​- 76 on the base curve.

APP – The 1876 conscious control, when starting the … the final approach, call the tower at one hundred eighteen point two zero point and I ask the 1876 that as soon as it makes the landing in Pampulha, go to the traffic hall and make report in the occurrence book, exchange.

1876 ​​- Aware. 118.0 and the reservation will be made.

APP – Positive.


Refer to ARX.0.0.250 to see the photos in this file.

Complementary data:

Right after the VOR PMI blockade (Pará de Minas) light was observed in the sky at 11 Hrs. The aircraft was flown on the bow of VOR BHZ (Belo Horizonte) from SBUR (Uberaba) in good weather conditions (VSB over 10 km and clear night). APP-BH questioned whether an object was seen on radial 170 that was being observed by TWR-BH but not detected by radar (ASR).

Answered affirmatively, it was coordinated with the APP-BH flight in the vicinity of the observed object, aiming at a better determination of its nature, including with the use of a camera. The flight was performed up to an approximate distance of 4NM at an altitude of 6800/7000 Ft.

The object that initially appeared to be unique, consisted of two larger foci of light. The largest had two illuminated sectors, one half-structure and the smallest, as if it were the indirect light from the mouth of a large balloon, at the bottom. There was also a smaller light (strong orange point) that moved vertically and horizontally below and just beside the smaller one (attached sketch). Around the object and below was a cloud bank of the SC (Strato-Cumulus) type.


Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.250. “Observação de Objetos Voadores Não Identificados [ovni] em Belo Horizonte, Estado de Minas Gerais”. 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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