A round UFO was spotted at Anápolis-GO Air Base by its military personnel [1982]

Report issued on April 19, 1982, by the Sixth Regional Air Command. Translation below:

“On March 23, 1982, at about 11:00 am, when the P-103 aircraft was carrying out evolutions on the ANÁPOLIS AIRBASE aerodrome, a UFO was observed by several military personnel of that OM.

The object, which could be seen with the naked eye, had a circular shape and was white in color, tending to silver. Through binoculars its shape was the same, but brighter, and the color was sometimes reddish. It was initially seen almost vertically from the Aerodrome, moving in an estimated 280 degrees. The altitude has not been determined. Although the CINDACTA Military Operations Center (COpM) has not been able to reach radar, the alert aircraft that triggered a visual search to the FL 500 was triggered, without success. “


Attached report:

1 – Initial observation:

The object was seen on 23 Mar 82, at approximately 11:00 am, at the time when an F-103 aircraft was performing “loops” over the aerodrome (thus marking Cap Av ELIZEU’s 1,000 hours of fighter flights). The acrobatics of the aircraft drew everyone’s attention upwards.

2 – Description of the object:

With the naked eye (it was possible to see it that way), the object had a circular (apparently spherical) shape, white in color, tending to silver. Seen with binoculars, the shape was the same, but brighter, sometimes appearing red, with a tendency to gold.

3 – Geographic position:

It was initially seen almost over the Aerodrome (heading 300 degrees, approximately 10 miles). It moved subtly, having been perceived up to 270 °. Quite high, it was not possible to estimate the height.

4 – Observers:

The curiosity of some made the majority of people at the Anápolis Air Base see the object, including the author of this document.

5 – Measures taken:

As determined by Mr. Cmt of the Anápolis Air Base, the following measures were taken:

a) Research with the SRPV-6 to find out whether or not balloons, probes, artificial satellites, etc, [were around that area]

b) Telephone contact with COPM to learn about the efficiency of radar contact. Both measures did not bring concrete results.

c) Taking advantage of the situation (it would not be otherwise) the COPM requested (certainly with the participation of CODA) the activation of the alert aircraft in order to identify the object, which was done until the FL 500, without success . ZNM – Cap Av / Head of the Air Operations Center “.


Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.221. “Informe acompanhado de relatório sobre avistamento de objeto voador não identificado sobre a Base Aérea de Anápolis, Estado de Goiás”. 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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