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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.

APRIL 3, 1965, FORTALEZA, CEARA, BRAZIL, TWO SALESMAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Bob Pratt, US ufologist and journalist who much visited Brazil, reported that on April 3, 1965, at 11:20 p.m., two traveling salesmen drove to Fortaleza, state of Ceara, Brazil, when they saw something in the sky that resembled a bright red infrared lamp.

It shone a beam of light downwards to the car, then it came down, just above the car; which started to vibrate while the headlights went off.

They then saw another beam of light go down from the object on their vehicle, the driver lost control and the car skidded sideways and came to a stop.

The red sphere-shaped object landed in front of the car, and two humanoids looking like robots came out and started to approach the car.

The two men left the car. One of them had a rifle and fired at the entities. There was a sudden big explosion and the two men were blinded and could not hear anymore. Fifteen minutes later, they could see again, but the object and the two entities had already left.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000695
Date of event: April 3, 1965
Earliest report of event: 1996?
Delay of report: Days, decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology book Bob Pratt.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Donald Johnson.
First alleged record type: Ufology book.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: June 8, 2008
This file last updated on: June 8, 2008
Country of event: Brazil
State/Department: Ceara
Type of location: Road.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 2
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adults or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Men, salesmen.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Humanoid or robot
Entities height: Not reported
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: Came out of UFO.
Entities/witness interactions: Uncertain, blinded witnesses.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, fired.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors.
Explanation certainty: Low.

Narratives:

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Donald Johnson indicates that on April 3, 1965, at 11:20 p.m., two traveling salesmen were driving toward Fortaleza, Ceara State, Brazil, when they saw something in the sky that looked like a bright red infrared lamp. It shined a beam of light down on their car. The object then descended just above the car, and the car then began to vibrate and its lights went out.

They then saw another ray of light come down from the UFO onto their vehicle, whereupon the driver lost driving control and the vehicle skidded sideways and came to a stop.

The red globe-shaped object then landed in front of the car, and two humanoids that resembled robots came out from the UFO and began to approach.

Both men got out; one had a rifle that he fired at the entities. Suddenly there was a terrific explosion and the two men were blinded and could hear nothing. Fifteen minutes later they could see again, but the object and the two entities had already gone.

Donald Johnson indicates that the sources are Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil - Where Next?, p. 219; Richard F Haines, CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, p. 222.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Fortaleza, Brazil, on April 3, 1965, at 2320, two traveling salesmen were driving toward Fortaleza when they saw something in the sky that looked like a bright infrared lamp. It shined a ray of light on the car. The object then descended just above the car, the car then began to shake, and its lights went out. They then saw a ray of light come down on the vehicle, at the same time the driver lost control of the vehicle; it skidded sideways and came to a stop. The object then landed in front of the car. Two humanoids, that resembled robots came out from the object and began moving toward the car. Both men got out; one had a rifle and fired at the entities. Suddenly there was a terrible explosion and the two men were temporarily blinded, but they heard no sound. 15 minutes later they could see again, but the object and the two entities were already gone.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Bob Pratt, UFO Danger Zone.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on April 3, 1965, at 23:20, in Fortaleza, Brazil, two traveling salesmen were driving toward Fortaleza when they saw something in the sky that looked like a bright infrared lamp. It shined a ray of light on the car. The object then descended just above the car, the car then began to shake, and its lights went out. They then saw a ray of light come down on the vehicle, at the same time the driver lost control of the vehicle; it skidded sideways and came to a stop. The object then landed in front of the car. Two humanoids, that resembled robots came out from the object and began moving toward the car. Both men got out; one had a rifle and fired at the entities. Suddenly there was a terrible explosion and the two men were temporarily blinded, but they heard no sound. 15 minutes later they could see again, but the object and the two entities were already gone.

The sources are indicated as Haines, Richard F., CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind, Sourcebooks, Naperville, 1998, ISBN:1-57071-427-4; Pratt, Bob, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil- Where Next?, Horus House Press, Madison, 1996, ISBN:1-881852-14-8; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002; Rosales, Albert, Humanoid Sighting Reports Database.

Points to consider:

Bob Pratt was a highly respected investigator, who did not just collect newspaper clippings of UFOs in Brazil, but went on location several times and traveled the country. I had the honor of exchanging some emails with him and I regret his loss. For what its worth, my opinion is that when Bob reported on a UFO event in Brazil, then it was a real report from real people.

Left: Bob Pratt photograph, September 1988. He was traveling in the State of Ceara from Fortaleza to Parnarama, crossing the Paraiba river in a rented car with Brazilian ufologists Jean Alencar and Reginaldo Athayde.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe June 8, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors.

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 June 8, 2008 Creation, [dj1], [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross June 8, 2008 First published.

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