* with video below, “radio style”.
June 16th, 1956.
“In an interview with channel 13 of Rio de Janeiro television, on the night of August 27th, 1957, João de Freitas Guimarães, lawyer and professor at the Catholic Faculty of Law in Santos, São Paulo, reported the strange adventure he had with a flying saucer and its crew members. He was also Interviewed by the Brazilian Society for the Study of Flying Saucers, SBEDV, and confirmed his statements which can be summarized as follows:
On June 16, 1956 he went to São Sebastião for work. Finding the forum closed, he stayed at the hotel and after dinner went for a walk on the beach. It was 19:10 or 19:15 when, looking at the sea, he saw a jet of water rise in the stretch between Ilhabela and São Sebastião. He immediately thought of a whale, but it was a bulky device that emerged from the waters and took the direction of the beach, where, when it arrived, it launched a landing gear with balls and, through an opening, two men went out to meet him. They were tall, white, blond hair, clear and serene eyes. They wore a kind of green jumpsuit that narrowed on the neck, the wrists and ankles.
At first he was startled when they stopped in front of him but, as they looked so human, he asked them if there had been an accident with their machine or if they were looking for someone. Having no answer, he repeated the question in French, English, Italian, but to no answers. However, although they did not speak, the lawyer had the impression that they were inviting him to enter the device. It seemed to him that the crew were communicating by telepathy. Knowing that the invitation was insistent, Dr. Freitas Guimarães felt an irresistible urge to see the interior of the object. One of the men walked to the ship, turning his back on him. He followed the man reluctantly, and the other one came after him.
Inside the flying saucer
The individual who led the way reached the bottom of the ship and climbed it easily, holding the ladder with one hand, while he, the lawyer, needed the help of both hands. A third crew member was waiting for them. With the door closed, the object took off. At that moment, even though he was slightly ill, the teacher noticed that there was water on the portholes.
– “Is it raining?” he asked.
He was told, telepathically, that it was not rain. That water came from the “rotation in the opposite direction of the parts that made up the ship”. They explained to him that, around the ship, there was a ray filtration device, which had the property of making the semi-vacuum in any of its parts. He noted that during the entire trip they only remained in one compartment, but noted that there were others, also lit.
Through the windows, Dr. Guimarães saw that they passed through an intensely dark area, where the stars shone in an extraordinary way. Successive regions filled with stars sparkled with incomparable brilliance. New dark areas followed. They then passed through a glowing violet layer and on that occasion, he felt that the device was shaking strongly. As he showed fear, he was told that the ship had just left the earth’s atmosphere.
During the trip, the lawyer asked several times where they came from, but got no answer. He doesn’t know why they didn’t want to identify themselves. He noticed that there was a circular shaped panel in the compartment, in which three very sensitive needles oscillated. He saw that when they left the earth’s atmosphere, those ‘clock-hands’ started to vibrate intensely. As explained to him, “the device was driven by the direction resultant of the composition of the magnetic forces in that place”. When they returned, he noticed that his watch was stopped, but he calculated the time they were in flight in 30 or 40 minutes.
Still inside the ship, they agreed to meet again on August 12th the following year, 1957, in the same place and at the same time. The date was marked by 12 constellations that were arranged on the Zodiac. A wheel indicated the year and the repetition of 12 times the number eight gave an idea of the month of August.
Professor Freitas Guimarães also declared that he did not attend the new meeting because, as the case was widely publicized, a caravan had been organized by curious people to attend the interview, which would certainly cause great turmoil. In addition, the Air Force would send jet fighter planes to the scene.
In an interview subsequently granted to the SBEDV researchers – the lawyer declared that, a few days before the date agreed for the meeting, Colonel Av Coqueiro, in the presence of Dr Gabriel Alca, his brother and a clerk at the fifth notary of Santos, had said:
– “If I were you, I wouldn’t go to that meeting. I will have two jet fighter squadrons there to receive the flying saucer”.
In this last interview, Dr. Guimarães added that he had heard from people who gave public testimony on TV Tupi in São Paulo that, on the scheduled date, the flying saucer appeared behind Ilha Bela, passed over São Sebastião and went towards Praia da Barraqueçaba.
(Extracted from the Special Bulletin, 1975, of the Brazilian Society of Studies on Flying Saucers./Luiz do Rosário real Presidente Pelotas, April 1976 ).”
Watch the video with the “Radio Report” of this case (radio style)
Cf. ARQUIVO NACIONAL (Brasil). Sistema de Informações do Arquivo Nacional (SIAN). Fundo ‘Objeto Voador Não Identificado (OVNI)’. Código de Referência BR DFANBSB ARX.0.0.6. “Caso do Doutor João de Freitas Guimarães: relato de viagem em disco voador ocorrida em São Sebastião, estado de São Paulo”. Brasília, DF. 1952 a 2015. Último acesso realizado em 27/05/2020.
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