The Varginha UFO incident was a mass media incident, mainly by television, in Varginha, Brazil in 1996 in which popular reports of unidentified flying objects (UFO) and strange creatures (alleged aliens) allegedly captured by Brazilian officials . However, no Brazilian officials confirm the unusual history.
The case became publicly known and was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal. The Brazilian government officially denies that anything unusual happened, but some theorists are talking about a cover-up.
UFO investigator Kevin D. Randle writes that “this case is as complex as any other UFO report.” Overview According to the mass media, the first creature (alien) was seen by three women aged 14 to 21 years old: sisters Liliane and Valquíria Fátima Silva, and their friend Katia Andrade Xavier. They saw the animal in the afternoon of January 20, 1996: A biped about 1.6 meters (5 ft), with a large head and very thin body, with a V-shaped base, brown skin, and large red eyes. It seemed to be wobbly or unstable, injured or sick. The animal was said to emit a strong, unpleasant odor (ammonia-like odor). Some have noted physical similarities between this supposed creature and the Chupacabra, a cryptozoological creature reported in Puerto Rico and Central America. The Silva sisters told their stories to family and friends, began to spread rumors throughout the city: UFOs were sighted, strangers were captured. Two days later, another creature was seen lying along a road. Three military trucks were sent to collect it. He was captured by S2 officials (Brazil’s military intelligence), and taken to a hospital for investigation. A soldier, Marco Eli Cherese, was said to have died under mysterious circumstances related to this UFO affair. Vitorio Pacaccini, a Brazilian UFO enthusiast, became a central figure in the Varginha affair. Randle notes that the first witnesses were firefighters who had seen the creature. In the early hours of January 20, four firefighters were warned of a strange animal first spotted by a group of boys who started throwing stones at the creature. She captured the dizzy creature and kicked it away. Moffett writes “that more than half a dozen sightings of these creatures have happened, but it is unclear how these creatures could fit into one of the mini spacecraft spotted here in January.” There was disagreement as to whether a creature was Officials in Varginha deny that anything unusual had happened, but found a park dedicated to creatures, the Chupacabra was born.On the other hand, this incident made the city very famous, bringing numerous ET tourists there. UFO tourism an important commercial activity in Varginha city.