The story of "The Alien Incident in Varahinia" (Moment of Contact [Official Trailer)
An incident that took place in Brazil in 1996 and was nicknamed the "Brazilian Roswell incident" is generating interest on the Internet due to rumors that a record of the alien captured at the time exists and is still held by the authorities - and may soon be published.
The Vargina incident - an alleged UFO crash, extraterrestrial life encounter and subsequent military cover-up - made global headlines in 1996 and sparked a media frenzy in Brazil, despite repeated denials from the government that anything unusual had occurred there. This is one of the rare cases "The most famous water in Brazil that has drawn tourists to the area for years.
To this day, many residents insist that the Brazilian army captured two aliens and threatened the locals who were exposed to this to keep quiet.
Now there has been renewed interest in the case in light of the release of the documentary Moment of Contact, in which filmmaker James Fox returns to the small town in southwestern Minas Gerais to interview eyewitnesses, experts and officials.
The Brazilian Roswell incident (photo: official website, 1091 Pictures)
In January 1996, locals in Virginia reported seeing a strange cigar-shaped object, the size of a school bus, slowly fall from the sky and crash in an abandoned field.
Carlos de Souza allegedly witnessed the crash and spoke to investigator Claudir Cobo on camera in 1996.
"It was floating and slowly losing altitude," he said at the time, "it looked like it was struggling to maintain its altitude. Its side was completely torn and white smoke was coming out of it. It wasn't black smoke like a fire. At the time I thought it was a plane in trouble so I decided to follow it ".
26 years later, Mr. De Souza and the filmmaker returned to the crash site, just up the hill from a small white house - where he burst into tears, "When I got to the site, right there, I saw a lot of debris, pieces. When I got out of the car, I immediately smelled ammonia, like rotten eggs. A very strong smell, so strong that I had to cover my nose with the shirt I was wearing. My eyes watered."
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Mr De Souza said he immediately realized it was "something very different from what I expected".
He added: "First, because of the smell - that smell didn't make sense. Second, I saw a piece, like aluminum. I took it, it was very light. I crumpled it but when I released it, it returned to its original shape."
Within minutes, de Souza said military trucks arrived from the nearby military base - 30km from
Vargina - and ordered him to leave as they threatened him with their guns, he said.
Blocked off several blocks and prevented people from going in. "Governments tend to hide everything they can't explain to their population," retired Brazilian Air Force General Jose Carlos Ferreira said in the documentary.
More than a quarter of a century later, interest in the case was renewed after the release of the documentary "A Moment of Contact" (Photo: official website, 1091 Pictures)
The testimony of the girls
A group of girls, aged 14 to 21, made headlines after they claimed to have encountered a "strange creature" in broad daylight at around 3:30 p.m. on January 20, 1996. The entity was described as 120 cm tall, with brown, oily skin, and V-shaped legs. ", a big head and huge red eyes.
The Brazilian military, for its part, said in 2010 that an official investigation concluded that the girls had actually encountered a homeless man, a mentally unstable man called "Modino" who was covered in mud. Lilian Silva, Valqueria Silva and Katia Xavier, now adults, returned to the scene with Fox to talk about their experience. "We were walking down here, I was in front and they were a little behind," Lillian said, "The graffiti caught my attention.
I looked and saw the creature.
I looked into his eyes and saw that he was frightened.
Just as I was frightened, so was the creature.
I saw that he was afraid of us, so it was an exchange of fears - his and ours."
Ms Xavier said: "He had red eyes, oily skin, I couldn't see an open mouth. He was cowering in fear. He had a sad look and no hair."
Valqueria added: "It was a creature, sitting there in the corner, cowering and scared. It was afraid of us just as much as we were afraid of it. This being that is unknown to us."
Lillian said that when she first saw the creature, it was only two and a half meters away from her: "I said, 'Girls, look at this!'
Then he turned around. I saw his eyes and started running backwards."
She said that as soon as she made eye contact with him, she "felt that he was in distress. "He was sweating a lot - it was very hot that day," she said. "It gave the impression that he was suffering from the heat, from the hot sun ... his skin." Lillian insisted: " What we saw was not human.
It wasn't an animal either," she said, "Nowadays I do think it was a being from another planet." Valqueria agreed: "It wasn't a person, it wasn't an animal.
what was that?
I can't determine.
I can't describe it."
About 3 hours after the alleged encounter, two military police were driving along the road, just around the corner from the same vacant lot where the girls encountered the mysterious creature, when it allegedly ran up to their vehicle.
One of the officers, Marco Charez, captured the creature with his "bare hands" and took it to a local hospital, claimed Brazilian UFO magazine editor AJ.
Guard, to Fox.
"After he captured the creature he stank - he had a strange feeling of something greasy or sticky on his body coming from this creature," he said, "he developed an infection that did not go away and for two or three weeks it only got worse. This infection killed him."
A group of girls, Lilian Silva, Valqueria Silva and Katya Xavier, made headlines at the time after they claimed to have encountered a "strange creature" in broad daylight (Photo: official website, 1091 Pictures)
Filmmaker James Fox returned to the small town to interview eyewitnesses, experts and authorities in connection with that sighting (photo: official website, 1091 Pictures)
The anonymous informant
At the center of the film is an interview with an anonymous informant, known as "Military X", who claims to have been involved in the transfer of a creature's body from the Humanitas hospital in Virginia to the ESA military base.
"I saw a box, a stainless steel table with a box," he said, "there were doctors, people carrying clipboards, operating. It seemed like everyone was afraid of it. When I looked, I saw something else - another creature, with very oily skin, a lot of oil, like silicone. This startled me."
Military X told Fox that one soldier present had a camera and that there is documentation of the creature in government possession.
"What caught my attention was his foot," he said, "it was in a 'V' shape - almost two toes. What made me believe it wasn't human was the foot."
"Governments tend to hide everything they cannot explain to their population," says retired Brazilian Air Force General Jose Carlos Ferreira to Fox (photo: official website, 1091 Pictures)
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The filmmakers also spoke with a former traffic controller of the Brazilian Air Force, who claimed that the US Air Force landed "without notice" in Campinas and sent two helicopters to Vargina, where they "collected something". , said.
The documentary ends with a statement that the filmmakers "continue to search for documented evidence, which according to our investigation exists in Brazil. According to local military and civilian witnesses, the bodies and debris from the crash were appropriated by agents from the United States."
In an Ask Me Anything session held on Reddit last week to promote the film, Fox claimed that bigger updates are likely to come.
"I have personally spoken with three witnesses in Brazil who claim to have seen photographic evidence - both video and still images," he said when asked about rumors regarding the 35-second video showing the creature, "More details coming soon... very soon."