Group /Category 6
Physical Evidence
(Trace Cases)

The Ubatuba Incident
Early September 1957

Francis Ridge:
This is the only one of the crash-retrieval incidents supported by physical evidence that also has the pieces of the reported craft to study to go with it, and a number of people have taken part in the analyses. Although still surrounded in controversy the case is worthy of inclusion in the NICAP files. The latest addition to this case file is the complete 33-page analysis report by Dr. Peter Sturrock. Our thanks to Dr. Sturrock and all the other participants who made this report available on the NICAP site. 

Brad Sparks:
Despite the fact the magnesium fragments from the exploded UFO are composed of known elements, these do not tell us anything that makes sense.  The composition differs from fragment to fragment and from spot to spot.  There is no explanation whatsoever as to why some or all of the magnesium should have strontium and barium in it -- magnesium manufactured on earth does not have these elements, but could easily have if someone wanted to add them in.  The surface corrosion or crust in one analysis came out as 66% carbon and only 11% magnesium, and there is no explanation for that.  Several analyses by Brazilian and U.S. military labs have never been released but presumably turned up similar results. (See "Levels Possibly Due to Pyrotechnic Contamination")


Dr. Olavo Fontes Report - APRO - The Temporal Doorway - Mark Cashman
 Ubatuba (Brazil) Incident by Walter W. Walker
 Coral Lorenzen & the Ubatuba Fragments by Robert Barrow
Ubatuba [was: Michael Wolf's Samples in Italy] - Gildais Bourdais
 The Ubatuba Incident - Condon Committee Analysis
Dow Chemical And The Scientific Analysis OF UFO Debris - Carpenter
 Composition of the Brazil Magnesium - Dr. Peter Sturrock
Levels Possibly Due to Pyrotechnic Contamination - Brad Sparks
Analysis of the Metal - Jean Bastide
Ubatuba Metal Anomalistic? - JohnW

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