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UFOs in Brazil: All the craziest sightings to take place

Let’s face it, the Internet is obsessed with UFOs. Now there is a new mystery to obsess over – a supposed UFO crash in Brazil.

Just days after the Pentagon declassified a handful of UFO videos, another sighting in Brazil had the Internet buzzing with panic and conspiracy theories. Over the weekend, three UFOs appeared in the sky over Magé, Brazil, and shortly thereafter, dozens of videos began to appear online. In most of the videos, three different lights can be seen flying in a triangle pattern as people look on.

Glowing gaslight?

Thousands of residents in the municipality of Magé, just north of Rio de Janeiro, reported seeing glowing lights in the sky on May 20, 2020, with many people uploading videos to Reddit & Twitter. The clips appear to show a flashing, circular orange light moving through the night sky. There’s also a video which is supposed to show a crashed UFO on Earth, but which looks very suspiciously like a colander.

Unearthly bright

Several people in the Magé area began sharing UFO videos of glowing lights in the sky. The videos show blue, red and yellow orbs moving around the sky, and one video shows the lights arranged in a triangular formation.

UFO enthusiasts began posting a Google Maps Link showing a satellite image of part of Magé suggesting a vast conspiracy & Google coverup. A white image glitch in the shape of what may be a flying saucer, seems to appear in a wooded area north of Rio de Janeiro. 

“In this case, what people are seeing in the imagery is a reflection that is temporarily overloading the satellite’s sensor,” a Google spokesperson explained about the hoped-for UFO. “Essentially, the sun reflected off the surface of that building at just the right angle to briefly blind the satellite. This is a pretty common phenomenon known as saturation or blooming.” 

Military muscle

While the Brazilian press reports that no one reported these objects to local authorities, allegations of loud explosions & gunshots, the Brazilian military cordoning off the area, and army personnel arresting anyone trying to get close to the supposed crash site took over Twitter and the r/Aliens subreddit.

UFO official

Brazil’s government ordered its air force to officially record any sighting of unidentified flying objects. A government decree said all military & civilian pilots as well as air traffic controllers should register any UFO sightings with the national aerospace defence command.

The UFO information will be stored in the national archives in Rio de Janeiro. It will be made available to researchers, including those seeking evidence of extraterrestrial life. Anything unusual that is seen, photographed or video filmed in Brazil’s air space will now have to be reported & cataloged. Brazilian UFO watchers have welcomed the decision to make such information public in future.

But the air force said it would limit itself to collecting information, and would not be chasing UFOs. “Air force command does not have a specialized structure to carry out scientific experiments on these phenomena and will limit itself to recording any events,” the Brazilian air force said in a statement.

Historical reports

There have been several reports of UFOs in Brazil in recent decades. In 1996 The Varginha UFO incident involved reports of unidentified flying objects and strange creatures (alleged extraterrestrials) which were supposedly captured by Brazilian officials.

In 1986, air force jets were scrambled to investigate unidentified objects in the skies above Sao Paulo, but the phenomenon was never fully explained. And in 1977, the Amazon town of Vigia asked for military help after some residents said they had been attacked by extraterrestrials.

One anonymous air traffic controller told the Brazilian newspaper, O Dia, that sightings had been reported at the highest level. “I have heard of ministers and even a president who said they had seen a UFO,” he related.

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