Form: 97 Initial Report
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 19:16:03 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: May 16, 1979; near Baependi, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Cat: 7, Humanoid Report
To: Francis Ridge <>

Unevaluated, this report is provided for the record only.
May 16, 1979; near Baependi, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Arlindo Gabriel dos Santos was hunting with two friends in a forest near Baependi, Minas Gerais State, Brazil around 10:30 a.m. when he became separated from the others. Sr. dos Santos next saw an object descend towards the ground in a clearing. He approached to within 180 meters, and saw that the object was shaped like a "telephone booth" about 1 meter in height. He had been carrying his Kodak camera with him, and was able to take a snapshot of the object before it abruptly disappeared in plain sight. He walked to where the craft had been, and then saw another object swiftly descend. This next object was shaped like a toy top, and a little larger than the previous object. It had a small propeller like apparatus on top and a long pointy protrusion on the bottom. As he tried to photograph this second object he heard a whooshing sound and the craft was quickly enveloped in smoke. He got closer to the smoke, and then he noticed yet a third craft descending overhead. This one was barrel shaped and about one meter tall. It balanced above the ground before landing. It too had a large propeller at one end, and was covered with red stripes. This object too suddenly vanished when he tried to approach.

He finally saw a huge white, egg-shaped object descend to the ground. The ovoid craft had a pointy top, and a fin-like protrusions on each side. Next to the fins Arlindo could see several windows. While it descended it produced a horrific noise like a choking motor, and as it neared the ground it put out four, leg like landing pods. Arlindo approached and tried to take another photograph, but there was a sudden flash that temporarily blinded him and left his eyes irritated. Frightened, he dropped the camera and ran, but was only able to get about 10 meters before he became frozen in place, unable to move. He said it felt like someone had grabbed him from behind. Behind him he noticed two men wearing helmets with visors and gloves. Behind their transparent visors he could see human faces. They grabbed him, each taking one arm. He begged them to let him go in the name of God, but he received the answer, "In the name of God, we are all brothers, we don't harm anybody." The voice seemed to originate from a box like apparatus on their backs. He was taken towards the landed object. As he got near it he could feel an intense cold surrounding it. Another helmeted figure stood by a ladder extending from the craft, looking from side to side. The man asked Arlindo if he had seen something, which sounded to him like a "Zurca." Arlindo thought he could have been referring to one of the previous smaller aerial craft. That man then extended a gloved hand and pulled Arlindo inside the craft through a square shaped doorway. The atmosphere inside the craft was pleasant and cool, and there was a smell like "baby powder" in the air. There were other men sitting around on seats in the room. He described them as human like, wearing dark tight-fitting outfits. The men had large slanted eyes, thin noses, and large mouths and they seemed to operating some type of unknown machinery. The men stood up and began conversing among themselves in an unknown language. Suddenly from another room a heavyset woman emerged. She wore a white uniform, gloves, but no helmet. The witness described her as good looking, tanned, with long light fine hair. The woman and one of the men then took him into a corridor. He then entered a room where he saw a square shaped object in the middle. The man pushed a button on the wall and the object rose up. The object resembled a large piece of marble. The woman then took out a long wand like object and pointed it at the object. On the object the witness then saw an image of the planet Earth and other planets. At this point the man the removed his helmet and the witness could see that he had very short, light colored hair. When Arlindo left the craft he was told to cover his eyes and not to look as the object left. He followed these instructions and did not see the object depart. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1979, citing Dr. Libirajara Franco Rodriguez & Maria Jose Pereira).