OPERATION SAUCER #1 [Operação Prato] reports n.001 to n.010 [1977]

  • 01- REG n. 001
  • 02- PLACE: Highway PA-17-KM19 –  SANTO ANTONIO DO TAUÁ-PA
  • 03- DATE / TIME: 02 Sep 77 at 22: 00h
  • 04- DESCRIPTION: Luminous body
  • 05- COLOR: Yellow, changing to red
  • 06- SHAPE: Inverted plate, with a sharp apex forming an almost triangular figure.
  • 07-APPARENT SIZE: 1.30 to 1.40m
  • 08-MOVEMENT: In zig-zag, in the East / West direction
  • 09-SPEED: Low, at the beginning of the travel, gradual increase until reaching great speed
  • 10-ALTITUDE: 30m (estimated)
  • 11-DISTANCE: 50m (estimated)
  • 12-OBSERVER (S): Mrs. AMÉLIA MARTINS DA SILVA
  • 13-NOTE: The bottom (bluish) appeared to the rapporteur to be transparent. It made a slight hissing noise (like a dynamo) at a distance of 3,000m, still on the highway it went up at high speed. It had a red “lamp” at the bottom apex.
  • 14-ANNEX: Copy of 02 (two) sketches

  • 01. REG. n. 002
  • 02. PLACE: Rod. PA-17 -Km 12 – SANTO ANTONIO DO TAUÁ-PA
  • 03.DATE / TIME: 22 Sep77 -21: 30 hours
  • 04. DESCRIPTION: Luminous body
  • 05. COLOR: Reddish yellow, emitting bluish light (directed)
  • 06. SHAPE: Not defined
  • 07. Apparent Size: …
  • 08. MOVEMENT: Flight fast towards the Rapporteur, East / West direction
  • 09. SPEED: Variable
  • 10. ALTITUDE: Low
  • 11. DISTANCE:. ..
  • 12. OBSERVER (S): Sr. RAIMUNDO FRANCISCO DAS CHAGAS
  • 13. NOTE: Hissing noise, like a dynamo (compared)
  • 14. ANNEX: Copy of 01 (one) sketches.

  • 01.REG n. 003
  • 02.LOCAL: Colonia Campo Cerrado- SANTO ANTONIO DO TAUÁ-PA
  • 03.DATE / TIME: 12 Oct 77, at 02:00 h
  • 04. DESCRIPTION: Luminous body
  • 05. COLOR: Blue, with black stripes.
  • 06. SHAPE: Circular, arranged in two sections, with the smallest diameter at the top.
  • 07 APPARENT SIZE: 1.40m (diameter).
  • 08 MOVEMENT: waving (lateral direction), east / west.
  • 09 SPEED: Variable
  • 10 ALTITUDE: 20 m
  • 11 DISTANCE: 20 m
  • 12 OBSERVER (S): Mr MANOEL MATOS DE SOUZA
  • 13 NOTE: The Rapporteur tried to shoot the UFO, having been hit by a red light (ray), causing paralysis, staying in bed for two weeks. Hissing noise.

  • 01.REG. n. 004
  • 02. PLACE:  COLARES-PA
  • 03 DATE / TIME: 13 Oct 77 – at 03:25 hours
  • 04. DESCRIPTION: Light body
  • 05. COLOR: Reddish (upper) and blue-green (lower).
    06. SHAPE: Undefined
  • 07. APPARENT SIZE: 50 cm
  • 08 MOVEMENT: Straight path, in the North / South direction
    09. SPEED: Supersonic
  • 10. ALTITUDE: 20m (estimated)
  • 11. DISTANCE: 75m (estimated)
  • 12. OBSERVER (S): Padre ALFREDO DE LÁ Ó
  • 13. NOTE: Strong light over the water. The Rapporteur woke up with the noise of the dogs. He did not hear noise or perceive air displacement (sonic wave).
  • 14. ANNEX: Copy of 01 (one) sketches

  • 01. REG. n. 005
  • 02. LOCAI: Colônia São Braz –  SANTO ANTONIO DO TAUÁ-PA
    03. DATE / TIME: 14 Oct 77 – at 03:00 hours
  • 04. DESCRIPTION: Luminous body
  • 05. COLOR: Blue, intense shine (“electric welding”).
  • 06. SHAPE: Undefined
  • 07. APPARENT SIZE: …
  • 08. MOVEMENT: Pendular (undulating). Displacement of Sudete / Northwest.
    09. SPEED: Variable. Initially low; accelerated
    10. ALTITUDE: 30m (estimated)
  • 11. DISTANCE: 30m (estimated)
  • 12. OBSERVER (S): Mr BENEDITO FERREIRA DE FIGUEIREDO
    13. NOTE: The UFO produced intense light, even illuminating the interior of the residence. It moved slowly as it gained height, then accelerated, disappearing quickly. Noiseless.

  • 01. REG. n. 006
  • 02. PLACE: Colônia São Braz –  SANTO ANTONIO DE TAUA / PA
    03. DATE / TIME: 14 Oct 77 – at 03:00 hours
  • 04. DESCRIPTION: Luminous body
  • 05. COLOR: Bluish (electric weld)
  • 06. SHAPE: Undefined
  • 07. APPEARANCE: …
  • 08. MOVEMENT: Straight trajectory, at Southeast / Northwest direction
    09. SPEED: Low
  • 10. ALTITUDE: 40m (estimated)
  • 11. DISTANCE: 30m (estimated)
  • 12. OBSERVER (S): Mr ELÍSIO DE SOUZA TORRES
    13. NOTE: When trying to look directly at the UFO, he felt a pain, looking away. He heard no noise.
    14. ANNEX: Copy of 01 (one) sketch.

  • 01. REG. n. 007
  • 02. PLACE: Paraíso do Ubintuba –  Vigia / PA
  • 03. DATE / TIME: 16 Oct 77 – at 05:30 hours
  • 04. DESCRIPTION: Luminous body
  • 05. COLOR: Reddish yellow, tail or multi-colored mat.
  • 06. SHAPE: Circular (like a stingray), with an appendix at the rear.
  • 07. APPARENT SIZE: 1.50 m
  • 08 MOVEMENT: Variable
  • 09. SPEED: Low
  • 10. ALTITUDE: 5 to 10 m (estimated)
  • 11. DISTANCE: 30 to 40 m (estimated)
  • 12. OBSERVER (S): Mr RAIMUNDO NONATO BARBOSA
  • 13. NOTE: The Rapporteur was hit by a spot of bluish light suffering physical effects. Multicolored sparks came from the UFO’s tail. He heard no noise.
  • 14. ANNEX: Copy of 0 1 (one) sketches. 000

  • 01. REG. n. 008
  • 02. PLACE: COLARES / PA
  • 03. DATE / TIME: Oct 16 77 – 6:30 pm
  • 04. DESCRIPTION: Luminous body
  • 05. COLOR: Gray (metallic)
  • 06. SHAPE: Cylindrical (slightly conical)
  • 07. APPARENT SIZE: 2m to 3m
  • 08 MOVEMENT: Varied, evolving in several directions, heading Northeast.
  • 09. SPEED: Variable.
  • 10. ALTITUDE: 100 m (estimated)
  • 11. DISTANCE: 1,500 m (estimated)
  • 12. OBSERVER (S): WELLAIDE CECIM CARVALHO
  • 13. NOTE: Wavy movement, quick stops and turns around an axis (longitudinal). Total absence of noise. Metallic.
  • 14. ANNEX: Copy of 02 (two) sketches.

  • 01. REG. n. 009
  • 02. PLACE: Highway PA-17 – Km 2 3 – CAMPO CERRADO-PA
  • 03. DATE / TIME: Oct 18 77 – 9:30 pm
  • 04. DESCRIPTION: Luminous body
  • 05. COLOR: Reddish yellow
  • 06. SHAPE: Circular
  • 07. APPARENT SIZE: 1.20m (diameter)
  • 08. MOVEMENT: Straight trajectory, Northeast / Southwest direction
  • 09. SPEED: Low
  • 10. ALTITUDE: 30m (estimated)
  • 11. DISTANCE: 50m (estimated)
  • 12. OBSERVERS: Mrs. Maria das Graças Souza.
  • 13. NOTE: Refers to physical effects. There was no noise.

  • 01. REG. n. 010
  • 02. PLACE: COLARES-PA
  • 03 DATE / TIME: 19 Oct 77 – at 19:30 hours
  • 04. DESCRIPTION: Light body
  • 05. COLOR: Reddish yellow, emitting foci of bluish light.
  • 06. SHAPE: Undefined
  • 07 APPARENT SIZE: Undefined
  • 08 MOVEMENT: Straight trajectory, in the North / South direction
  • 09. SPEED: Low
  • 10. ALTITUDE: 100m (estimated)
  • 11. DISTANCE: 100m (estimated)
  • 12. OBSERVER (S): Mr. ANTONIO ACÁCIO DE OLIVEIRA
  • 13. NOTE: Very bright light from a distance, [when] the nearest one decreased [in shape] (cigarette butt) and released 03 (three) beams of blue light directed towards the city (Residence 2 km from the city)

Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.184. “Registro de observações de objetos voadores não identificados na região do estado do Pará, entre Setembro de 1977 e Novembro de 1978, especialmente nos municípios de Ananindeua, Baía de Marajó, Belém”. 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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