many as twenty UFOs/Ovni were seen and tracked by ground
radar and at least six airplanes during the night of May
19, 1986 over several states in southeastern Brazil.
radar returns were tracked by airports in São Paulo
and the Integrated Air Defense & Air Traffic Control
Center (CINDACTA) in Brasilia. Two F-5E and three Mirage
jet fighters were scrambled from Santa Cruz AFB in Sao
Paulo State, and Anápolis AFB in Goias State.
moved at high speeds, going from 250 to 1500 km/h in a
fraction of a second, without causing the characteristic
boom, changed color, changed course, rose, fell, instantly
disappeared from the radar and appeared in the eyes of
the observer, in another place, accompanied the planes
were parked, were zigzag, caused the interruption of air
traffic in various areas, saturated the radars have caused
interference in the equipment of jet planes, made curves
at right angles (90 degrees) at "very high speeds."
case was discussed openly by high ranking government officials.
It was first reported by Colonel (Ret.) Ozires Silva,
president of the state-owned oil company Petrobrás,
who was flying on an executive Xingu jet, when he and
the pilot saw and pursued unidentified objects for about
25 minutes. The incident was covered widely in the Brazilian
media, leading to a press conference at the Ministry of
Aeronautics in Brasilia on May 23, with air traffic controllers
and air force pilots involved in the scramble mission.
Minister of Aeronautics, Brigadier General Otávio
Moreira Lima, was very outspoken: "Between 20:00
hrs. (5/19) and 01:00 hrs. (5/20), at least 20 objects
were detected by Brazilian radars."
saturated the radars and interrupted traffic in the area.
Each time that radar detected unidentified objects, fighters
took off for intercept. Radar detects only solid metallic
bodies and heavy (mass) clouds. There were no clouds nor
conventional aircraft in the region. The sky was clear.
Radar doesn't have optical illusions."