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UFOs made repeated daylight visits to Paraiba, a small state in the Sertao or Northeast of Brazil between April 4 and April 11, 1996, according to the Brazilian newspaper O Norte.
In Caiac, the northwest section of Pirpirituba, a small town 180 kilometers (108 miles) north of Joao Pessoa, the state capital of Paraiba, the Policia Militar found an abandoned car on a dirt road leading to the sugar cane fields. The car had "strange marks on the roof," O Norte reported, and "nobody knows where the driver is." The case is now being investigated by Brazil's Federal Police.
On April 5, a "flying disc" or OVNI (Portuguese acronym for UFO) hovered about four feet above an empty lot on the Rua de Aquino in Guarabira, just south of Pirpirituba. The OVNI was seen by eight people. An eyewitness said, "The object was discoidal, didn't emit any sound and had multicolored lights on the bottom."
At 5:30 p.m. on or about April 7, Mrs. Maria Jose, 60, and her son were driving on the main highway between Joao Pessoa and Natal. As they passed through Pirpirituba, they spotted "a strange object hovering close to the cemetery." The UFO flew straight toward them and passed over the roof of their car.
As a result of this encounter, Mrs. Jose suffered a nervous collapse and was taken to a hospital in Campina Grande, a nearby city.
The same week, in the outlying village of Gota de Agua, a 16-year-old boy saw a silvery disc-shaped UFO flying down the valley between two jungle-covered mountain ranges. The UFO was heading west, toward the Planalto de Barbareme and passed right over a radio mast.
An unidentified woman in this same area claimed to have seen the UFO on the ground, with an occupant standing beside it. O Norte describes the occupant simply as "a being."
This is the biggest UFO flap in northeast Brazil in 25 years. On November 17, 1971, a disc-shaped UFO landed at Bananeiras, north of Joao Pessoa, and disabled a Volkswagen. The driver and passenger, Paulo Gaetano and Emilio Bandeirante, were taken aboard the UFO by several small beings. The men reportedly spent five hours on board the object before being released.
Original file name: CNI - Brazil UFO Flap
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