A letter from a civilian to the Min. of Aeronautics reporting a UFO sighting in Ceres-GO [1979]

Correspondence from a civilian sent to the Ministry of Aeronautics reporting UFO sighting and contact. Translation below:

On the night of February 26, 1979, Monday, around 23:45/00:00, I was on the balcony of Mr. D.L.’s residence […], in Ceres (GO ), I looked towards the direction I suppose north or northeast, about 45 degrees from the horizon, and I noticed a blue-green light that moved towards the top, at a speed comparable to that of a modern aircraft. The object stopped, and returned the same way, back to the north-northeast, without turning. Then, it made very rapid evolutions, like a luminous insect. I called my wife who was inside the house and, looking, she, too, saw the light perfectly. Mr. D.L. and his wife also came to observe, and they saw. Now, with incredible speed, the object moved from bottom to top and vice versa, in front of the four observers, an incalculable distance to us, being certain that its size was more or less of a star – that, apparently – that is situated in a higher position, but it had a phosphorescent source that at times confused our view, which was tremulous.

At one point, I moved my hand (I think the right, it doesn’t matter), and the object followed my gesture, but in the opposite direction: if I moved my hand up, it would go down; and vice versa. I did the experiment dozens of times, at different speeds, slowly and suddenly, and the object went in reverse. Horizontally he did not “obey” my gestures, only in the vertical sense. There was great amazement from the three present, with my wife feeling sick.

I remained alone on the balcony, continuing the experience, which seemed to be charming, as is understandable. Then my wife and the friendly couple returned, who were watching the phenomenon. The owner of the house, at my request, tried to gesture to the object, but received no reply, which came only when my initiative.

The show lasted dozens of minutes – I could not calculate, and it was our intention to invite neighbors; but all the houses were closed at that time, and no one was passing by to enlarge the audience and reinforce the testimony.

Mr. D.L., a university student in Anápolis (GO), took a flight course on civil aircraft and, better than I, can judge that these were not conventional ships.

I was absolutely sober, I am not a mystic, I have read some bibliography on these phenomena and I have no intention of publicity. I omit other details of the episode, because it gives them a purely subjective character, but they have not nevertheless altered my impressions on the event after the unexplained demonstration ended.

We left the place and went to a carnival ball, at Ceres Club, in this city, where I reported what I had seen to the Mayor and to a Judge, an Accountant, a lawyer, a Doctor and dozens of others, including Lieutenant R. C., who assists this city and its surroundings. When I left the club – where I couldn’t drink any alcohol, I watched the sky until the BR-153 interchange, returning to the street of the residence that had served as a stage for all that, and then went home. I saw nothing else. My emotional shock worsened yesterday, when I recalled the phenomenon in cold blood, having decided to communicate what happened to Your Excellency, who will better say how to direct any possible research interest, to which I offer myself even under psychological and detection tests. A.C.M.M./CERES-GO/.

Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.199. “Relatório de observação de objeto voador não identificado em Ceres, 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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