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The Official UFO Night in Brazil, Military airplanes chased UFOs

Official UFOs night in brazil - mapThe May 19 and 20, 1986 became known as the Official UFO Night in Brazil, the southeastern Brazilian air space accounted a total of 21 UFOs, literally Unidentified Flying Objects, some of the large scales.

This strategic region is home to the larger Metropolitan population, the heart of Brazilian industry, politic, economy and also the most intense air traffic in the southern hemisphere.

The Facts from the UFOs Official Night in Brazil

On May 19th, 7:30 pm, the sky was clear over the area that covered Brazil and part of South America when UFOs were sighted close to the airport of São José dos Campos, Sao Paulo (SJK).

Around 8 pm the radars from Sao Paulo and Brasilia (capital of Brazil and 660 miles from Sao Paulo) confirmed the presence of 8 unidentified objects over the town.

At 9 pm an executive Xingu jet, with the president of the state-owned oil company Petrobrás, Colonel Ozires Silva, received the request to observe some targets identified in the radar from Brasilia.

The pilot, co-pilot and Colonel Silva watched a bright orange light. The co-pilot, Alcir Pereira da Silva, described it as an intense star but was flying in high-speed and it disappeared very fast, but also was detected by the airplane on-board radar.

Jet chase over Brazil

FAB F5 - The Official UFO Night in BrazilAt 10:23 pm from Santa Cruz Air Base, in Rio de Janeiro, a Northrop F-5 with LTt Kleber Caldas Marinho fly in coarse to Sao Jose dos Campos, where a large object was spotted surrounded by smaller ones. Anapolis, Goias, radar (620 miles from Sao Paulo) detected the UFOs and released two air force Dassault Mirage III with Captain Armindo Souza Viriato and captain Freitas to intercept the objects.

Anapolis, Goias, radar (620 miles from Sao Paulo) detected the UFOs and released two air force Dassault Mirage III with Captain Armindo Souza Viriato and captain Freitas to intercept the objects.

At 11:15 pm (52 minutes after take off) LT Kleber starts pursuing the light balls. LT Kleber informed he had a visual contact also the onboard radar spotted the object 12 miles in front of his airplane, confirmed by FAB Dassault Mirage III - The Official UFO Night in Brazilthe radar on the ground. The color was white, moving from left to right and them up. The color later changed to green, red and blue.

The color was white, moving from left to right and them up. The color later changed to green, red and blue.

The UFO was 3,500 feet with a seed over 620 m/h. LT informed that he had some kind of malfunction of his instruments and followed the object until 200 miles over the Atlantic Ocean, without being able to identify or get closer to it.

The color was white, moving from left to right and them up. The color later changed to green, red and blue.

The UFO was 3,500 feet with a seed over 620 m/h. LT informed that he had some kind of malfunction of his instruments and followed the object until 200 miles over the Atlantic Ocean, without being able to identify or get closer to it.

Captain Viriato flying by 838 m/h got 6 miles close to one Object, following on radar and with visual contact, this UFO was flying from left-to-right until it disappeared.

Also the Captain witness another object accelerate to an unbelievable speed to also disappear. His onboard instruments verified that this UFO was flying at Mach 15 (15x the sound speed).

At 11:17 pm it’s time for Captain Marcio Brisola Jordao take off in an F-5 and Captain Rosenberg at 11:36 pm in a Mirage.

Captain Jordao informed over 10 detected on his radar scope around 20 miles when he was getting close to Sao Jose dos Campos but he couldn’t see them.

The radar on the ground informed him also about their presence and suddenly they detected 13 UFOs 2 miles behind him, 6 to his right and 7 to his left.

The captain tried a defensive maneuver, looping to be behind the object, but they also followed the same maneuver.

At 1:45 am on May 20th of 1986, the pilots were called back after the UFOs had simply disappeared.

Now it’s Official

Minister Moreira Lima - The Official UFO Night in BrazilIn the morning hours and next days, a press conference was called by the Minister of Aeronautics, to May 23, with the presence of the pilots and some of the air controllers.

Minister Moreira Lima started the press conference stating the sky was clear that night and avoided any possibility of hacker attack or malfunctions of all equipment.

He also stated that at 8 pm on May 19th and at 1 am on May 20th at least 20 UFOs were detected by radars, overloading and putting the southeast air traffic on lockdown, around 50 radars of the country, on the ground and in traffic spotted the UFOS.

Press Conference - The Official UFO Night in BrazilAlso was stated that for times the pilots did not have visual contact with the objects but the radar did, and moments later the visual contact was effected but the radar was clear.

The UFOs alternated speeds and directions in an unknown way to any known craft, stopping and suddenly returning to amazing speeds around 3600 km/h, maneuvering in sharp 90 degrees turn.

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Eight of this UFOs were stationary over the Sao Jose dos Campos’ Airport for 2 hours.

It was also noticed by the witness that neither one of the objects left a tray nor sound, especially when breaking the sound barrier, but also never presented any side of hostility.

The president of Brazil, Jose Sarney, was waking up and alerted about the situation.

UFO researchers also found out the USA Embassy was informed and one of its higher-ranked officers presented a report stating “leads one to believe that something arrived over Brazil the night of 19 May.”

Major Air Brigade Sócrates Monteiro added this kind of speed, hypersonic, Mach 15 (11,400 mph), was reported before to FAB (Brazilian Air Force) and this event was recorded by video, but the images were not made public yet.

Moreira concluded that was very hard to the FAB speak about the possibility of the presence of an extraterrestrial origin for the UFO and an investigation was just starting.

Brazilian Disclosure of secret files on UFOs

The coverage from the press was large in the following years, pressing the Air Force to release their finds of what became the UFOs Official Night in Brazil.

Finally, in 2005 the Brazilian Air Force started disclosing some secret files. As the first FAB investigation in 1954 and 179 pages about the Operation Prato (Saucer).

Dated from July 2, 1986, and signed by Brigadier José Pessoa Cavalcanti de Albuquerque it described in details the facts from that night and stated in it.

“As a conclusion of the constant facts observed, in almost all presentations, this Command is of the opinion that the phenomena are solid and reflect somehow intelligence, the ability to track and maintain distance of the observers as well as fly in formation, not necessarily manned”.

Debunking the Official UFO Night in Brazil

The UFO community, militaries, the press, and skeptic presented a large number of hypotheses to debunk the case.

  • Space Debris:
    “It could have been space debris, but it wasn’t only that. A metallic box with space debris can be
    detected by radar, but it will always fall in the same direction and at a constant velocity. That was not
    the case of what was seen in Brazil, where the objects detected by radar had speeds that varied
    from very slow to extremely high.” – Brigadier José Cavalcanti from Brazil’s Air Defense Command
  • Optical Effects or Thermal Effects
    This kind of phenomena cannot be detected by Radars. Also, we are talking about highly trained militaries.
  • Spy Aircraft
    Until this date, no known aircraft has the power to reach the level of speed and maneuvers presented in the night of May 19-20, 1986.
  • Meteors that follows the trajectory from comet Halley
    Again “(…) it will always fall in the same direction and at constant velocity (…)”, and the testimony from the pilot that the UFOs did leave no trace or trail.
  • Star or Planets
    The first pilot to spot the UFOs, compared it more than one time to them “(…) it is brighter and much lower. It is as an airplane headlights but much brighter and no traffic light, and also change colors, beautiful red, blue, orange, yellow, amazing (…)

So what? Thirty years and no conclusion, any idea? What do you think?

UPDATE: Air Force Hidden Fact about UFOs Official Night in Brazil

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