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URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog

URECAT is a formal catalog of UFO related entities sightings reports with the goal of providing quality information for accurate studies of the topic. Additional information, corrections and reviews are welcome at patrick.gross@inbox.com, please state if you wish to be credited for your contribution or not. The main page of the URECAT catalog is here.

JANUARY 1, 1955, CAMAQUA, RIO GRANDE DO SOL, BRAZIL, JOAO RODEL, HIS WIFE, THEIR TWO CHILDREN, AN EMPLOYE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Published apparently by Brazilian ufologists Jader U. Pereira and Felipe Machado Carrion, the case of Camaqua, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, January 1, 1955, at 00:05 a.m., is said to have five witnesses: Joao Rodel, owner of a factory called Importadora Auto-Globo-Globo, his wife, their two children and an employee.

These people were fished in a local lagoon when an object in the shape of a disc, approximately 30 meters in diameter, suddenly came down and hovered at approximately 200 meters of altitude. This disc then descended to approximately one meter above the ground, illuminating its surroundings, and apparently agitating the grass underneath.

In light coming from a cupola of the disc, a humanoid figure then appeared, approximately 1.80 meters tall.

The light then disappears, and only a vertical cylindrical beam of light stayed, approximately 80 meters in length, and 50 centimeters in diameter.

Shortly afterwards, the humanoid is seen again. He carried a kind of flashlight and seemed to look at the ground below, towards the waters on the two sides of the craft. Then, he reinstates the craft by or through this beam of light.

A little later the disc emitted an oblique beam of light towards the sky, and then a small sphere, approximately 1.50 meters in diameter, came out of the disc and hovered above the water. A few minutes later, a second sphere came out, and these two spheres then approached the witnesses who became frightened and left the area.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000476
Date of event: 1955
Earliest report of event: 1968?
Delay of report: Days, decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufologists.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufologists.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: February 5, 2008
This file last updated on: February 5, 2008
Country of event: Brazil
State/Department: Rio Grande do Sul.
Type of location: Near lagoon.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1 to 5
Witnesses ages: Not reported. 2 or 3 adults, 2 children.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Car reseller, his wife, their 2 hcildren, 1 employee.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: 1.80 meters.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Was on UFO, had flashlight, went back in.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, fled.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors. Insufficient information.
Explanation certainty: Low.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Camaqua, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, on January 1, 1955, at 0005A, 5 witnesses, Joao Rodel, owner of a factory called Importadora Auto-Globo, his wife, his 2 children and an employee were fishing at a local lagoon when suddenly a disc-shaped object about 30 meters in diameter descended and hovered at about 200 meters in altitude. The disc then descends to about a meter from the ground. It brightly illuminates its surroundings and the grass seems agitated under it. A figure is then seen within the light on the cupola, is about 1.80m in height. The light then disappears and only a cylindrical shaped light remains about 80m in height and 50cm in diameter. Soon the humanoid appears again. He is carrying some kind of flashlight and seems to look down at the ground, apparently looking at the water on both sides of the UFO. He then re-enters the UFO through the vertical beam of light. Soon after, the disc emits an oblique beam of light towards the sky and then a small sphere (1.50m in diameter) exits the disc and hovers over the water. A few minutes later a second sphere goes out. These two spheres then approached the witnesses who become frightened and leave the area.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Jader Pereira and Carrion 1968.

Points to consider:

This is an very interesting report, with several witnesses apparently, of a craft that does not match any commonplace craft from our planet nor some natural phenomenon.

It deserved a better documentation however, some basic information is missing, for example, nothing is known on the date it was reported, by whom, when, it is not known whether the witnesses were all interrogated, separately or not, or whether it was only something told in some newspaper.

In the end were are left with a high strangeness case, but unfortunately, no information to asses its credibility.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe February 5, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe February 5, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No investigation report available, if any. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe February 5, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Multiplicity of witnesses questionable, as maybe only one reported. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe February 5, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Origin of case missing: when reported, by whom, how. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors. Insufficient information.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross February 5, 2008 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 5, 2008 First published.

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