As of May 04th, Brazilian Government has disclosed over 600 new pages of previously classified documents, covering UFO reports and military investigations from 1970 to 1979, including photos and films, for the first time.
The content of this material has now been examined and proved to be very interesting and revelatory of Brazilian official strategy to cover UFO cases, often openly regarded as "from external sources" in these new documents, meaning from outside Earth. The cases covered and the methods used to investigate them by the military are also very significant.
On my oppinion, the most important material contained in this new declasification are 195 new pages of documents resulted from the Operation Saucer, conducted in the Amazon by the Brazilian Air Force from September to December 1977, that is certainly the biggest *known* official innitiative to military investigate UFOs in the world.
As I also reported, so far, over 1,400 pages of Brazilian previously classified UFO documents have been released thanks to the efforts of the Brazilian UFO Researchers Committee (CBU), through the campaign UFOs: Freedom of Information Now, started in 2004 and articulated by the Brazilian UFO Magazine. This last one has been the biggest disclosure ever in Brazil.
The PDF files of 12 envelopes or folders now released can be can be downloaded at: www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2. Please read below a summary of the contents of each envelope or folder and pay special attention to this one: Folder 10 - 1978, downloadable at www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2/CENDOC_ENVELOPE_10_1978.pdf, with 195 pages of Operation Saucer material.
Brazilian UFO researchers are very excited about these new disclosures, that inquestionably prove that our efforts have been profitable for the entire Brazilian UFO Community.
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UFO DISCLOSURE IN BRAZIL CONTINUES
Contents of 12 folders disclosed by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense confirm activities of unidentified flying objects in Brazilian territory. Moreover, it shows that Brazilian military authorities have always monitored such activities of other species in the country's environment.
Folder 01 - 1970
http://www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2/CENDOC_ENVELOPE_01_1970.pdf - 13 pages
This folder contains statements delivered at a police station in the city of
Bauru (SP). The office was linked to the extinct DOPS, an acronym to name
the feared Brazilian Department of Political and Social Order during
military dictatorship. There are also reports of numerous UFO sightings
occurred in many cities of the state of Sao Paulo. Such reports highlight
the good reputation with which police officers regard the witnesses. There
are also occurrences from the state of Rio Grande do Sul involving an
unsuccessful attempt of an official car to chase a UFO - the object exploded
in the air without leaving a trace.
Folder 02 - 1971
http://www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2/CENDOC_ENVELOPE_02_1971.pdf - 22 pages
Military reports addressed to Brig. Gervasio Duncan and Gen. Moacyr Uchoa
describing UFOs flight and landing in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and
Rio de Janeiro, including a UFO chasing aircraft and sightings of 2-meter
tall beings beside their spacecraft in the city of Belo Horizonte (MG).
Report from the Division of Security Information of the 2nd Air Zone Command
on the spotting of UFOs by radars in the region of Varginha (MG). It also
contains an official report sent to the Air Force Command on the sighting of
a large flying saucer with several windows over Presidente Dutra highway.
Folder 03 - 1972
http://www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2/CENDOC_ENVELOPE_03_1972.pdf - 15 pages
Newspaper clippings reporting UFO sightings followed up by military and
police forces at the time. One case describes how two UFOs chased a bus
carrying 34 students onboard. Military telegrams including one from the Air
Base in Rio de Janeiro informing a UFO sighting at Morro da Onsa - the
landing site was spotted by a FAB aircraft. A document from the Division for
Flight Protection on the 3rd Air Zone describing UFO sightings in June 1972
as a "swarm of fish". Letters and instructions.
Folder 04 - 1973
http://www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2/CENDOC_ENVELOPE_04_1973.pdf - 26 pages
DOPS report containing statements delivered by Sao Paulo city teachers on
UFO sightings occurred between municipalities of Ubirajara and Galia in
August-October 1972. UFOs there seen had the ability to split and rejoin
their pieces which illustrates their intelligent behavior towards the
witnesses. Bulletins from the Sociedade Pelotense de Investigação e Pesquisa
de Discos Voadores, from April to October 1973 containing articles on the
Brazilian cases emphasizing several occurrences registered in the state of
Rio Grande do Sul. The fact suggests that Brazilian researchers had been
monitored by the Air Force.
Folder 05 - 1974
http://www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2/CENDOC_ENVELOPE_05_1974.pdf - 19 pages
This folder contains memos from the Office of Public Security of the State
of Sao Paulo addressed to the commander of the 4th Air Zone - investigations
carried out by Sorocaba and Votorantin police stations on UFO sightings in
those municipalities were altogether forwarded. There are also materials
from civil ufologists. Letter from the Canadian UFO Research to the 4th Air
Zone requesting information on the ufological occurrence in the city of
Arasariguama (SP) which resulted in a certified death of witness. Copies of
the report from Centro de Investigação Civil de Objetos Aéreos Não
Identificados on the UFO spotted and registered in Belo Horizonte plus
details of the case.
Folder 06 - 1975
http://www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2/CENDOC_ENVELOPE_05_1975.pdf - 68 pages
This one contains documents generated by several civil associations
throughout the country which clearly indicates the government surveillance
on researchers' activities. Among those pages are bulletins from Sociedade
Pelotense containing researches on animal mutilations, correspondence
exchanged by the Air Force and Gen. Moacyr Uchoa, and also a summary of
David Jacobs' book, The UFO Controversy in America. Strangely enough, it
also contains an Italian citizen's statement reporting a UFO occurrence
caught by movie camera in 1975 - the movie would have been sent to the USA.
Folder 07 - 1976
http://www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2/CENDOC_ENVELOPE_07_1976.pdf - 30 pages
Memo from the minister of aeronautics' chief of staff to the head of the Air
Force regarding the release of reports on Caso Ilha da Trindade, occurred in
1958. Both response and letter from requestor are attached including a brief
on the Center For UFO Studies which was directed by ufologist J. Allen
Hynek. There are also correspondence exchanged among Brazilian ufologists
and the military concerning a cooperation for sharing of materials such as
UFO case studies and bulletins. Also a letter dated 25 May 1976 from
Brazilian Air Force representative in Washington requesting the Air Force
Command for information to the US researcher.
Folder 08 - 1977
http://www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2/CENDOC_ENVELOPE_08_1977.pdf - 24 pages
Includes a protocol by Salvador Air Base undersigned by several brigadiers
reporting occurrences in which military reported sightings of large UFOs
followed by smaller ones. Air traffic controller and other seven witnesses
claim to have seen a large UFO that would be the "mother ship". Also letters
exchanged by Brazilian and foreign civil ufologists with Air Force military.
Among these, there is one request from researcher Bob Pratt concerning UFO
incidents in USA territory. There are also reports on sightings that
triggered Operacao Prato.
Folder 09 - 1978
http://www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2/CENDOC_ENVELOPE_09_1978.pdf - 85 pages
Assorted materials including issues of research bulletins and the case of
abduction of Australian pilot Frederich Valentich. This folder contains a
protocol by the Ministry of Aeronautics describing UFO sightings at the
country's capital including reports of witnesses being chased by flying
saucers. Also a letter from the 5th Regional Air Command, in Canoas (RS),
containing illegible registers on a UFO case, and the investigation of the
4th Regional Air Command on the UFO that hovered over a plot of land at low
altitude beside a family's residence in Sao Paulo.
Folder 10 - 1978
http://www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2/CENDOC_ENVELOPE_10_1978.pdf - 195 pages
This is the folder which contains more information including reports on
several sightings all over the country. Reports from Operacao Prato account
for most of the material in the folder amounting to 170 report pages and 126
mission pictures. The most important cases are there and include maps,
diagrams and other sketches of varied UFOs and mother ships. Materials
describe UFO trajectories, geographical coordinates, view angles, time, and
physical effects caused by UFOs on soil and people when there were direct
Folder 11 - 1978
http://www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2/CENDOC_ENVELOPE_11_1978.pdf - 66 pages
Reports from a serious occurrence registered by the I Integrate Center for
Air Defense and Air Traffic Control (Cindacta) on the night of June 20th,
1978. A multicolored UFO performed maneuvers at high speed causing panic.
The object showed intelligent behavior and ability to vanish from one spot
to reappear in another. The chief of police and 20 of his men were witnesses
to that. There is also a transcription of talks between radar operators and
three civilian aircraft over a UFO sighting among Campinas, Marilia,
Pirasununga and Brasilia cities.
Folder 12 - 1979
http://www.ufo.com.br/public/abertura_2/CENDOC_ENVELOPE_12_1979.pdf - 68 pages
This folder contains interesting material on civil UFO investigation both in
Brazil and abroad. The 2nd Regional Air Command (COMAR) forwards tens of
articles published by US magazine International UFO Reporter and also
newspapers. There is also a letter from an attorney of Banco do Brazil on
his experience with a UFO on 26 February 1979 and an enquiry from Comitê
Nacional de Investigacoa de Fenômenos Aéreos to the governments of Brazil
and US. These contains parameters for the scientific research of UFOs and
Report by A. J. Gevaerd, editor, Brazilian UFO Magazine
Translated by Eduardo Rado, volunteer, Brazilian UFO Magazine