Information keeps coming in to the ISCNI News Center on the rumored capture of two or more "alien beings" by military authorities in Brazil. Well-known American abduction researcher John Carpenter recently returned from a conference in Brazil with new information on the case. I phoned him at his office on June 13, 1996 and asked what he had learned.
"In short, it's a damn good case. I'd say it's equal to Roswell," Carpenter said.
He had been in Brazil just last week for a conference, returning to his home in Springfield, Missouri, on June 11. He told me he was going into a meeting when I called and could give only brief answers to my questions, but promised to write a detailed report for ISCNI soon.
I told Carpenter I had just received an email press release on the case from well-known Brazilian UFO researcher A.J. Gevaerd. "Oh yes, he'll know all about it," Carpenter said.
Carpenter, along with Stanton Friedman and British researcher Graham Birdsall, attended the Brazilian UFO conference together and were seeking any information they could get on the alleged capture of aliens. They learned that one of the leading investigators of the case, Vitorio Pacaccini, was at the conference and speaks perfect English.
Carpenter, Friedman and Birdsall invited Pacaccini to a private room where they interviewed him on videotape for more than an hour. On the strength of this interview and the evidence that Pacaccini has amassed, Carpenter says he and the other researchers were highly impressed.
Carpenter confirmed that famed abduction researcher Dr. John Mack had been in Brazil the previous week. Mack interviewed the three young girls who reported seeing one of the "alien beings" later captured by the military.
"Mack told me he would stake his career and his license on those three girls being truthful," Carpenter said.
Carpenter dropped some tantalizing hints of bigger elements of the case that have not yet been divulged. He says there is strong suspicion that a UFO crash-recovery is involved. He also said, "There are [or were] five or six beings on the loose."
All published reports so far have mentioned only two beings.
The following text is edited from a press release sent out on June 9 by Brazilian researcher A. J. Gevaerd. CNI News thanks James Sutton for forwarding this information.
PRESS RELEASE - URGENT
On January 20, military forces captured two extraterrestrial creatures still alive in Brazil. The capture occurred in neighboring areas of the city of Varginha, State of Minas Gerais, Central Brazil. The fact is to be considered one of the most significant ever registered in this country and in the entire world. Military authorities are keeping secret all details of the operation, but some information has already leaked to the UFO community due to the investigative job of Dr. Ubiraja Franco Rodrigues and Vitorio Pacaccini, who live nearby and are recognized as serious and dedicated researchers.
On the afternoon of January 20, about 3.30 PM local time, three young girls named Liliane, Valquiria and Katia observed a strange creature in a field of small bushes a few blocks from where they live. It was Saturday and they were coming back from their jobs when, crossing an empty area, their attention was attracted by a strange being a few meters away. The [being] was kneeling and looked like it was hurt, suffering some sort of pain. No UFO was ever seen. The girls observed it for a few minutes and ran away, afraid that they had just encountered the devil....
The three girls were extensively interrogated by above mentioned researchers, leaving no doubt whatsoever about what happened. Very simple kids, they described the [creature] as being dark brown, with a small body of 4 to 5 feet in height, no hair at all, big brown head, small neck. It also seemed to have some greasy, dark oil on its skin. A strange odor was noticed by the mother of the girls, when she went to the site. The head of the creature had two big red eyes, no pupils, very small mouth and nose and three protuberances in the head. The girls described such protuberances as horns.
Following the leads, researchers Rodrigues and Paccaccini started making inquiries everywhere in the town of Varginha, in order to know if anybody else had seen the same creature. They found several other people who also observed the [beings] in the same location and maybe other [beings] in different locations. While conducting their own investigations, both discovered that different witnesses had seen army trucks and other military vehicles and personnel that very morning, a few blocks from the place the girls saw the [being].
In trying to find out what the military were doing, Rodrigues and Pacaccini came to meet a few soldiers and sergeants. One of them decided to talk secretly about their mission, in a confidential taped interview. This Sergeant confirmed that, about 9:00 AM, January 20, the Fire Department of Varginha was required to capture a strange animal in the area. When four firemen arrived in a truck in the place, they noticed that it was not a strange animal at all, and reported the fact to the Army Sergeant School Commander in the neighboring city of Tres Coracoes (about 10 miles east of Varginha).
An army truck was sent to the place and both forces captured the creature using nets and equipment regularly used to capture wild animals. The [creature] was placed still alive in a box that was then covered by resistant fabric. The box was placed on top of the truck, the vehicle headed to the Army Sergeant School and all personnel involved were ordered not to talk about it with anyone else. "It was a secret operation," [they were told by] Lieutenant Colonel Wanderley, who commanded the operation.
After [this] unusual confidential report, a few other military decided to come forward and speak about the captures as long as their identities were totally kept secret. They all confirmed, on taped interviews, that a second creature (possibly the same one seen by the girls that afternoon) was captured on the night of January 20, by personnel from the Army and the Fire Department.
Details of [this] operation are fully known. This creature, identical to the first one, was taken to the Regional General Hospital of Varginha that same night, stayed there for a few hours and then was transferred to a better equipped facility, the Humanitas Hospital.
A few nurses and personnel from Regional General Hospital had confirmed some facts and they were all suppressed. Individuals who had contacts with the second creature were advised to avoid press and UFO researchers and not to talk about it with anyone, not even their families or relations. At the Humanities Hospital, the second creature was kept at least for 2 days, and on the second night, January 22nd, a huge military operation took place to remove the creature, [then] already dead.
Interviews with some of the military who participated in this new operation, removing the creature from the Humanitas Hospital, declared that three Army trucks were used, each one driven by two different soldiers. It is believed that three trucks were used to remove only one body in order to [prevent] the soldiers from knowing in which truck it would be transported. The drivers and their [escorts] couldn't see the details of the operations, as they were kept outside the hospital area. Military personnel from the Army Internal Intelligence (called "S-2" in Brazil and extremely violent and repressive) were responsible for getting the corpse from the interior of the hospital, placing it in a box and then in one of the trucks.
All three trucks then were taken to a military facility in Campinas, State of Sao Paulo, about 200 miles from Varginha, in the middle of the night. There, the corpse was removed to the University of Campinas, one of the best institutions in the country. It is believed -- and we already have detailed information to be soon released -- that the body was autopsied by Dr. Badan Palhares, world-acclaimed as one of the best professionals in that area alive (he was the one who autopsied German Nazi Mengele, about ten years ago). Palhares, as well as any other authority involved, denied he was involved in any such operations.
UFO researchers from all over the country have been helping Rodrigues and Pacaccini, in order to discover each and every detail of the capture of the two [beings]. Media in Brazil has never been so active, and a great majority of the population believes that the case is real and that the military and civil authorities involved are keeping the facts secret. Many strange facts are happening simultaneously, such as [imprisonment] of soldiers, Sergeants being transferred at short notice etc. The phones of many UFO researchers involved in the case are confirmed to be tapped and a few threats have been made anonymously.
Every day new pieces of this fantastic puzzle are being received by researchers in many cities, and more and more military personnel have agreed to talk. In a matter of weeks, all information will be fully disclosed by the UFO researchers involved.
Meanwhile, the region where Varginha is located, in the South of State of Minas Gerais, is subject to one of the biggest UFO waves ever registered, the huge UFOs in close range observations, landings and contact.
A.J. GEVAERD, Editor & Director
BRAZILIAN UFO MAGAZINE & BRAZILIAN CENTER for FLYING SAUCER
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