We Had Visitors At Varginha

We had visitors at Varginha
Flying saucer shaped water tower in Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil

In the past three years, I have written about US Navy pilots reporting UFOs, reports of UFOs disrupting American nuclear missiles, and the 75th anniversary of the first American UFO sighting in 1947. Some people might get the impression that UFO sightings are a strictly American experience. This is not true. I recently learned of a particularly remarkable UFO experience in Brazil. I am sharing it because no one in my ordinary world is aware of it.

We had visitors at Varginha

Varginha on a map of Brazil

Varginha is a city of roughly 135,000 people in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. The Varginha UFO incident occurred in January of 1996. It is hardly the first UFO sighting to occur in Brazil, as sightings have been reported as early as 1947. But this particular sighting is noteworthy for multiple reasons. First, there is testimony of a UFO crash. Varginha is referred to as “the Roswell of Brazil” because of this. Secondly, there is testimony of encounters with both living and deceased aliens.

Different aspects of the story have varying amounts of evidence and credibility. But the main events of the story took place on January 20, 1996.

Midnight – NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) contacts their Brazilian counterpart, the CINDACTA (Centro Integrado de Defesa Aerea e Controle de Trafego Aereo or Integrated Center for Air Defense and Air Traffic Control). NORAD warns of an Unidentified Flying Object they detected coming down over the state of Minas Gerais. How do we know this? An anonymous Brazilian Air Force officer leaked this to Vitorio Pacaccini.

We had visitors at Varginha
Oralina and Eurico de Freitas saw a UFO above their farm

1:15 AM – Eurico de Freitas and Oralina de Freitas lived and worked on a farm on the side of the BR-491 highway, which runs through the city of Varginha. In the early morning of January 20, they spotted a ship about 5 meters from the ground, flying over the pasture and leaving the cattle agitated.

Oralina opened the window and saw the cattle were very agitated and stampeding all over the pasture three hundred to four hundred feet away. Then she saw a cigar-shaped object just above the cattle. There was no moon but the craft gave off a faint light.

Oralina called out to her husband, Eurico, forty, and he rushed to the window. “My God!” he cried. “There’s a submarine above my pasture.”

They could see gray smoke or vapor coming out of the back as it moved slowly, in a sort of rocking motion, only fifteen to twenty feet above the ground.

Neither Eurico nor Oralina ventured outside, but stood at the window watching as the object took forty five minutes to pass ever so slowly out of sight over a ridge about two thousand feet away, heading in the direction of Varginha.

They had the impression that it was having difficulties of some kind because of the very slow way it was moving. If the UFO was making any sound, the bellowing of the cows drowned it out.

All this time the cattle remained panicky and frightened but the couple’s four dogs, although awake, showed no reaction. Eurico and Oralina’s four children, aged twelve to twenty, slept through it all.

Eurico and Oralina have maintained their original account for the past 26 years. They believe we had visitors at Varginha.

1:30 AM – An American civilian was present when the cigar-shaped UFO was loaded aboard a flatbed truck in the early morning of January 20. The only mention of this is in the Brazilian Revista UFO (UFO Magazine).

Artist’s conception of the capture of the alien

Early morning – The Varginha Fire Department receives multiple calls reporting a “strange creature” had been seen in the area of Jardim Andere, a Varginha neighborhood.

The Fire Department personnel in Brazil are part of the Military, and must respond to all calls. What could this be, a couple of pranksters perpetuating a hoax? If so, the group was growing, as several more calls came in also reporting this unusual monster. Firemen followed the civilians’ instructions to the site.

To the utter surprise of the men, they found the source of the strange reports. The entity was seemingly in a dazed condition. Three protrusions stood atop of it’s head, which glowed with red eyes.

It also had long arms, short legs, and big feet. The monster sounded off with a buzz as it was taken into a net approximately 2 and one-half hours after the first call was received. The Fire Deparment 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 ET was placed till 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” said 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.

The three Varginha alien witnesses in 1996 and now.

3:30 pm – 3 young women named Liliane, Valquiria and Katia observed a strange creature in a field of small bushes a few blocks from where they live. Their ages ranged from 14 to 22. 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 ran away, afraid that they had just encountered the devil.

UFO researchers extensively interrogated the three girls, leaving no doubt whatsoever about what happened. 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. The mother of the girls noticed a strange odor was when she later 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.

“It was squatting, with the long arms between its legs”, recalls Liliane. “At first I saw the eyes, enormous and red.” Frightened, Liliane turned her back to the creature, while her sister Valquiria and her friend Katia continued to observe. “It was not animal or human, it was a horrible thing”, says Katia. “It looked dumb, didn’t make any noise”, adds Valquiria. The creature, however, appeared to move slightly with the head and the three girls ran away.

The testimony of the three girls appeared in the Wall Street Journal five months later. Liliane, Valquiria and Katia have maintained their account for the past 26 years. They believe we had visitors at Varginha. There is a great deal of documentation of the efforts made to bury this story by the Brazilian military. It is well documented that many high-level military officials gathered in this region at this time. This Brazilian video on the subject was recommended to me.

Another reason this incident caught my attention is that a documentary on the subject will be available on October 18.


I realize that some readers will find these accounts to be impossible. But if you do, what do you think about the witnesses maintaining their accounts for 26 years? What do they have to gain by this? Why do you find these accounts to be impossible? What do you think actually happened? What if we had visitors at Varginha?

The New Message from God teaches what is currently a minority viewpoint on the subject of extraterrestrials.

1) Intelligent extraterrestrial life exists
2) Extraterrestrials are intervening in human affairs today
3) This extraterrestrial intervention is a threat to human freedom

I realize these ideas are considered improbable at this time. But at this point, I’m recalling the words of Sherlock Holmes: “How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”

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