Four aircrafts and an operator reported a metallic UFO in Foz do Iguaçu-PR and nearby [1985]

Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná. AUG 22nd, 1985

Military report on the ground and reports of 4 aircraft in flight in the region.

AUG 22nd, 1985. Time: 08:36. Duration: 20 minutes [for the military]; several hours [for the population]. At 8:36 am, an unidentified flying object was observed by several people from the city of Foz do Iguaçu, in the state of Paraná. The reporting witness, a military operator of the Control Tower at Foz do Iguaçu Airport, reported “that he was seeing an unidentified flying object in the vicinity of the airport”. According to the Operator’s report, he saw, with binoculars, at 11:30 am, a UFO “in the form of a plate with a kind of “pigtail”, and the triangular upper part, containing two antennas”. The UFO was orange in color and was sometimes stationary, sometimes moving slowly.

Complementary Data:

a) PPCLA – The 300-SC 902, took off at 10:32h destination: Asunción [Paraguay], FL220, observed through binoculars, a metallic object, apparently spherical, before the FL 220/280, and requested ascent to PL 280 for better observation: the object moved vertically upwards at incalculable speed, not allowing its identification.

b) TR463, arriving at FL 280 flying from LO to FI, 60NM outside, reported that the object was beyond FL 500 (12: 45h).

12: 55h – Reported that the object was vertical, at 17 NM Aerodrome.

12: 57h – Apparently downloading.

15: 59Z – TR 463 made 360°, and the object chased him to his right.

At 3:40 pm, Sergeant Pacheco reported the following report of the PT LFT aircraft (LEAR JBT-25); RG 161 and TR463.

a) PT coming from SBSP destination SBPI, at 2:15 pm reported seeing an apparently circular object with a metallic color tail, on radius 086 of the SBFI VOR at 44NM.

b) The same aircraft took off from SB FI at 2:59 pm to SB SP and saw the object in the same radial at 61 NM from SB FI.

c) TR 463 SBUD / SBFI when in the procedure, at 11:00am for landing at 4,500 feet, he spotted the object. The aircraft reported that it made a turn to the left of 360º and the object during the turn remained on its right, after which the object moved much faster than his aircraft; reported that it was a circular object with a metallic tail.

d) RG 161 SB PI / SBCT DBP 12:30h requested to keep the object’s bow. When leveled FL 270 reported that the object was high, he also reported that the object was circular, with a metallic-colored tail.

IV – According to information from the Sergeant, the object still remained to be seen with the naked eye./JCM – 1TEN ESP CTA /.


Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.241. “OVNI”. 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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