January 20, 1996
Location: Varginha, Brazil
1996, in Varginha, Brazil, during the course of several
weeks, at least two and perhaps as many as six alien creatures
were captured or killed and turned over to American authorities,
and a UFO may have crashed. Eyewitnesses described the
creatures as humanoid and 3 to 4 feet tall. They had dark
brown, hairless skin, big triangular heads with three
short "horns" on top, and huge red eyes that
were vertically oval.
Artistic rendition of the alien being witnessed by three
girls in Varginha, Brazil. Artist:
Liliane Fatima Silva, her sister Valquiria and Katia Andrade
Xavier - the girls point
to the spot where they saw the "terrifying creature".
Press release by A.J. Gevaerd, Editor of UFO Magazine
(Brazil), June 12th, 1996
January 20, Military forces captured two extraterrestrial
creatures still alive in Brazil. The capture occurred
in neighboring areas of 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 Paccaccini
who lives nearby and recognized as serious and dedicated
the afternoon of January 20, about 3.30 p.m. local time,
3 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 ET 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 run away, afraid
that they had just encountered the devil....
three girls were extensively interrogated by above mentioned
researchers, leaving no doubt whatsoever about what happened.
Very simple kids, they described the ET's as being a dark
brown creature, with a small body of 4-5 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 2 big red eyes,
no pupils, very small mouth and nose and - what is interesting
- 3 protuberances in the head. The girls described such
protuberances as horns.
the leads, researcher Rodrigues and Pacaccini 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
ET's in the same location and maybe other ET's in different
locations. While conducting their own investigations,
both discovered that different witnesses has seen army
trucks and other military vehicle and personnel that very
morning of that day, a few blocks from the place the girls
saw the ET's.
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 a.m., January 20, the Fire Department
of Varginha was required to capture a strange animal in
the area. When four fireman arrived in a truck in the
place, they noticed that it was not any strange animal
at all, and reported the fact to the Army Sergeant School
Commander in neighboring city of Tres Coracoes (about
10 miles east of Varginha).
truck was sent to the place and both forces captured the
creature using nets and equipment regularly used to capture
wild animals. The ET 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 was ordered not to talk
about it with anyone else. "It was a Secret Operation"
told them the lieutenant-colonel Wanderley, who commanded
the operation. After such 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 such operation is 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.
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 ever their families
or relations. At the Humanities Hospital, the second creature
was kept at least for 2 days and on the second night,
on January 22nd, a huge military operation took place
to remove the creature already dead.
with some of the military who participated in this new
operation, removing the creature from the Humanitas Hospital,
declared that 3 Army trucks were used, each one driven
by 2 different soldiers. It is believed that 3 trucks
were used to remove only one body in order to avoid the
soldiers to know in which truck would it be transported.
The drivers and their fellows 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.
3 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 ET body was autopsied
by Dr. Badan Palhares, worldwide 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.
researchers from all over the country have been helping
closely Rodrigues and Pacaccini, in order to discover
each and every detail of the capture of the two ET's.
Media in Brazil has never been so active and great majority
of 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 prison 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.
to now, almost all details of the whole operation are
known to the UFO researchers and a few can already been
released. In a matter of weeks, all information will be
fully disclosed by the UFO researchers involved, throughout
the UFO Magazine, to the entire world.
new pieces of this fantastic puzzle are being received
by researchers in many cities and more and more military
personnel have agreed to talk. 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 UFO's in close range observations, landings and
EDITOR AND DIRECTOR BRAZILIAN UFO MAGAZINE
& BRAZILIAN CENTER for FLYING SAUCER RESEARCH.