- The Navegantes case is quite interesting.
Its main investigator was brazilian UFOlogist Carlos Alberto Machado,
president of the Center of Exobiological Research and Investigation (C.I.P.Ex)
at Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, and a contributor for my bi-monthly bulletin
Fenomenos Aeroespaciais (Aerospatial Phenomena). Here is a review of the
- Date: July 2, 1974; Time: around 03:30
PM; Place: Nearby Navegantes Beach, Santa Catarina, Brazil; Witnesses:
At least 17 persons: - Mr. Ubelino Severino; Mr. Francisco Severino; Mr.
Francisco Filho; Mr. Alfredo Leopoldo da Costa; Mr. Jose Custodio; Mr.
Alfredo Claudino; Mrs. Nilda Vieira; Mrs. Carmelia Severino and her nine
children; Field research by: Carlos Alberto Machado (C.I.P.Ex)
- Brief description: On that afternoon,
fishermen were working on the beach when they spotted a disc-shaped object
with small lateral protrusions approaching very fast but silently. The
object fell on the ocean, 100 meters distant from the Navegantes Beach
- The fishermen thought that the object
could be some sort of foreign experimental aircraft in trouble, so they
drove their fishing boats to the very spot where the object dove to try
to rescue any survivors. The water was sort of dark, and they couldn't
see anything below! There were good divers among them, but they were affraid
to enter the ocean water under such low visibility.
- The fishermen soon became aware of a
curious fact: Itajai Airport is only 1km far from the watery crash site.
If the object was an airplane - they supposed - the airport managers should
have sent a rescue team. But no team ever arrived.
- In a short time, the newsmedia discovered
what had happened and started to investigate the incident. Such a stir
made the local police start an investigation and the police soon concluded
that the witnesses had indeed seen something unusual.
- Mr. Ubelino Severino guided divers of
the Brazilian Navy to the precise area of the crash. Despite claiming to
have seen any objetc, one of the divers did a second dive to mark the spot
with a signalling buoy which was fixed in place with a rope tied underwater.
This is very interesting, because the fisherman were used to throw their
nets there and they knew that there were NO rocks nor tree branches underwater
to tighten-up a rope. So, how did the diver suceed fixing the buoy ?!
- The Navy's commander required that Ubelino
call him immediately if anyone, not authorized, ever tried to go near the
buoy. The following morning, Ubelino verified that the buoy was gone !
He called the commander's office and reported that the buoy was gone, but
they didn't seem concerned about it (!).
- Two days after the crash, two fishermen
who were the best divers in the area, were found dead and naked on the
nearby rocks. They were the only two who had enough courage to dive where
the buoy was. They reported to their colleagues that they had seen a disc-shaped
object half buried underwater. The ocean water around the disc was terribly
hot, so they could not touch it.
- The object "dissapeared" with
- For two weeks, all fish seemed to have
vanished from the area.
- Brazilian Army officers, stationed at
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina's Capital, intervied the witnesses and local
- UFOlogists suspects that the disk was
retrieved by the Navy late at night.
- Days later, another disc-shaped object
was seen diving slowly in the exact place were the first object crashed.
We also have all the details of this second observation (a CEIII) and the
names of the witnesses.
- Philippe Piet van Putten Director - The
Brazilian Academy of Parasciences (ABP) National Director - Picard UFO
Research International (PUFORI) National Correspodent - Sightings on the
Radio (USA) Editor - Fenomenos Aeroespaciais (Aerospatial Phenomena) E-mail:
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