“A beautiful and very rare spectacle” – ATCs and a FAB pilot spotted a UFO near Vitória-ES [1977]

DEC 16th, 1977. At 20:00, near the region of Vitória, State of Espírito Santo, the FAB C-95 2162 plane reported an unidentified flying object sighted about 20 NM and 20,000 ft from Vitória -ES.

Translation of “Transcription of occurrence in Mission Order Report – Device not identified”.

“Salvador, December 23, 1977.

From : Commander of the Air Base of Salvador-BAHIA.

To: Mr. Commander of COMCOS.

Subject: Transcription of Occurrence in Mission Order Report

I – This Command transcribes the Occurrence of Mission Order n. 065, of 14 Dec 77, aircraft C-95 2162, / ADM Mission, bound for Rio de Janeiro / Porto Alegre, for knowledge and measures deemed necessary by Your Excellency:

OPERATIONS

At approximately 20:00 on December 16th, 1977, when returning to Salvador, on the occasion of establishing contact / radio with Vitória for position message “Itapemirim” (entrance / terminal VT), we were informed by the controller in Vitória that there was a unidentified flying object, approximately 20 miles from the vertical VT and 20,000 feet of altitude (information given perhaps by a BOEING plane).

The strange device, according to the information from the controller, who was observing it with binoculars with seven more people, had characteristics similar to a “Mother Ship” and was surrounded by smaller ones that were around it and curved 180 degrees, while the largest ship remained almost stationary, with varying brightness and size.

The larger ship, according to the informant, sometimes had a slight tail and was a beautiful and very rare spectacle. He also informed that he called Brasília Center to try to establish radar contact.

As for the crew of our plane, it was only possible to see a huge ball, the color of the stars, but much larger, which increased and decreased in size and brightness. ANV’s visibility was limited due to sparse clouds that did not allow regular observation of the phenomenon.

Upon leaving the terminal, we were informed that the object had begun to move slowly towards the vertical of Vitória. Ass: / CAP AV – N. – CMT DA ANV. “


Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.170. “Transcrição de ocorrência de objeto voador não identificado em região próxima a Vitória, Espírito Santo, relatada por tripulação de aeronave que havia partido da Base Aérea de Salvador…”. 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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