PORTUCAT is a Catalog of Reports based on the Observation of Possible UFO's over the Portu

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PORTUCAT is a Catalog of Reports based on the Observation of Possible UFO's over the Portuguese Territory.It would not exist witho ut the valuable collaboration of Mr.Larry Fenwick,CUFORN Co-Director,Mr. Joaquim Fernandes, CNIFO Director (Portuguese Ufo Research Group) and Dr. Willy Smith of the UNICAT Project. (Victor Lourenco) Date: Jan 3, 1977 Hour: 9:30 pm Type: C3 Location: Carrapito-Guarda Source Info.: "Insolito" #33 The witness,aged 24,heard a strange sound and saw a dark figure when outside her house.It was square box-shaped,8 feet tall by approximately 3 feet wide,with a head on the top.Her sister,aged 9,who followed the observation all the way through,had a nervous breakdown.A circle of compressed soil was found near the bushes where the figure seemed to vanish,no grass seems to grow on that spot and pets avoid it. Date: ??, 1943 Hour: 8:00 pm Type: C3 Location: Famalicao-Braga Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" - Joaquim Fernandes A six year old child was standing at the window of his house,along with his mother when he saw a figure that seemed to float.The child got in panicwhen the figure walked by the window and his mother,who did not see anyone,had to shut the window. Date: ??, 1976 Hour: 4:00 am Type: C3 Location: Quebrantoes-V. N. de Gaia-Oporto Source Info.: Cassiano Monteiro (CEAFI) Mr. Lima,aged 46,was driving when he observed two entities with humanoid appearance.They were about 7 feet tall,seemed to be of a blue/green color and the skull at the level of the ears formed a swelling. He also noticed a bright yellow light behind a wall and a noise identical to compressed air causing the leaves on the trees to bounce.The engine on his car experienced difficulties and the beam lights lost brightness. Date: ??, 1974 Hour: 8:15 pm Type: C3 Location: Rio Tinto-Oporto Source Info.: Mario Neves The witness,aged 14,was at his house backyard with a couple of family members when he heard a loud noise followed by a black out.He ran outside and saw a saturn-shaped object 50 meters away.It was 6.5 meters in diameter and 4 to 4.5 meters height,radiated light beams of several colors and its top was transparent allowing 4 or 5 entities to be visible by the witness. They were wearing dark frogman suit,their heads were covered by helmets,they were about 5 feet tall and had a humanoid configuration. During the observation the witness felt paralyzed and lost sense oftime. By the time the object took off all his faculties were recovered and electrical power was restored. Date: Sep 20, 1973 Hour: 10:30 pm Type: C3 Location: Alijo-Vila Real Source Info.: "Insolito" #39 The witness was driving along with his wife and sister-in-law when he heard a noise followed by a flash that showed a small disc-shaped object of 1meter in diameter flying toward his automobile.The object passed by and vanished. He kept driving and the car started experiencing some difficulties to pursuit the trip.Four or five km ahead the lights on the car illuminated a bullet-shaped object in the middle of the road,it was green,4 to 5 cm in length by 2 cm width.The witness slowed down his car and contoured the object which gave them an opportunity to observe two un moving entities facing the road.They were about 5 feet tall,wearing a bright leaded-type suit,carried a camping bag type on their shoulders with some sort of aerial and red light on the top of it.They also heard some voice generated sounds that were followed by the floating of the entities.The witness kept on his way driving to Vila Real. Date: May ??, 1954 Hour: 4:00 pm Type: C3 Location: Fregim-Oporto Source Info.: Joaquim Fernandes the witness,aged 8,was taking care of a sheep when he heard a few whistles and saw two objects,one was spinning and the other was lifting up.They were 2 meters in diameter and 1.5 meters in height.The one that was lifting changed direction and headed north.Meanwhile he noticed the presence of two humanoids inside the object,one of them with long arms seemed to be touching something the other seemed to look at the witness.They were wearing,blue suits, shielded-type,they had large heads and seemed to be seated.The witness felt hypnotized and feared. Date: ??, 1922 Hour: N/A Type: C3 Location: Estoraos-Viana do Castelo Source Info.: "Insolito" # 32 - Joaquim Fernandes The witness,aged 15,saw a tall dark figure when crossing a bridge. It was six and half feet tall,dressed like a monk and passed by the witness as close as seven feet. Date: Jul 9, 1986 Hour: N/A Type: C3 Location: Quinta da Quebrada-Catanhede Source Info.: "Diario Popular" 10.7.86 The National Guard was called in to investigate what Mr. Silva described as a UFO landing at a farm known by the name of Quinta da Quebrada. According to the National Guard Division of Catanhede,the witness was very excited,reported to have noticed strong winds,lots of dust and an explosion at the time of the sighting.He looked for a shelter under a tree and saw a large round object with two very strong lights.The National Guard found a small hole on the ground and several burned potatoes.The witness shirt was found to be slightly burned as well. Date: Feb 5, 1978 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Vila Franca-Azores Source Info.: "Acores" 7.2.78 A triangle-shaped object was seen hovering over this area at about 800 meters above the ground.Its color was grey. Date: Jul 23, 1978 Hour: 9:00 pm Type: NL Location: Leixoes harbour Source Info.: "Primeiro de Janeiro" 24.7.78 A ufo hovered over the harbour for two hours.It was disc-shaped and radiated an extremely bright light.People who saw it,including a team of journalists, reported that it changed color and directions several times. Date: Aug 16, 1978 Hour: 11:00 pm Type: NL Location: Forte Catalazete Source Info.: "Luta" 19.8.78 A luminous object was seen in the sky for six minutes. Date: Aug 29, 1978 Hour: 9:00 pm Type: NL Location: Laranjeiro-Setubal Source Info.: "Sete" 7.3.79 Two unknown objects were seen over this area.They hovered for a while and then took off in different directions. Date: Aug 30, 1978 Hour: 9:00 pm Type: NL Location: Costa da Caparica-Estremadura Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 31.8.78 Capt. Damasio was flying from Azores to the airpot of Portela in Lisbon,when he saw a strange object 30 miles away from Costa da Caparica.He reported to the control tower at the airport that the object radiated a bright light and was hovering at 10,000 feet above the ground. Date: Aug 30, 1978 Hour: 9:00 pm Type: NL Location: Lisbon-Estremadura Source Info.: "Capital" 31.8.78 A ufo was seen for 2 hours and 30 minutes.It flew over Costa da Caparica, Monsanto,Bairro da Boa Vista,Paia and Odivelas.It was a round-shaped object which radiated a bright white light .Many people who saw it said that it would be 200 meters above the ground.A group of residents called in the "Commands" (a special army task force) who went to the area to check the phenomenon.When of the soldiers pointed his rifle to the object it seemed to understand his intention and took off at an incredibly high speed. Date: Sep 8, 1978 Hour: 12:00 m Type: NL Location: Santa Maria-Azores Source Info.: "Acores" 10.9.78 An elongated object was seen over this area.It radiated a red lightand was one meter in diameter.It was visible for 90 seconds. Date: Sep 12, 1978 Hour: 7:30 am Type: DD Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa" 12.9.78 Residents in the area of Cabo Ruivo saw an elliptical-shaped object hovering over this city,a few hundred meters above the ground.Several traffic jam took place in the highway because people stopped cars to see the object. Date: Sep 17, 1978 Hour: 9:15 pm Type: NL Location: Arganil Source Info.: "Comarca de Arganil" 19.9.78 A luminous object flew across the sky over this area. Date: Sep 21, 1978 Hour: 8:45 pm Type: NL Location: Beja-Alentejo Source Info.: "Diario do Alentejo" 22.9.78 A luminous object was seen by the witnesses. Date: Oct 10, 1978 Hour: 11:40 pm Type: NL Location: Coimbra Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra" 12.10.78 A bright object was seen by the witnesses .The bottom was more illuminated than the top,it was 150 meters wide and 750 meters above the ground. Date: Oct 26, 1978 Hour: 12:00 m Type: NL Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Sete" 7.3.79 Stranges noises,like a machine gun, were heard during the observation of a ufo.It changed color for several times. Date: Nov 3, 1978 Hour: 1:30 am Type: NL Location: Alfeite,Cova da Piedade Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa" 4.11.78 A dark cigar-shaped object was seen hovering over this area at about 3,000 meters above the ground. Date: Nov 21, 1978 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 22.11.78 A cigar-shaped object was seen over the city for five minutes.It was photographed by a professional media reporter. Date: Jan 22, 1978 Hour: 9:30 pm Type: NL Location: Figueira da Foz Source Info.: "Primeiro de Janeiro" 24.1.78 A disc-shaped object was seen hovering over the city.It radiated red,green and white lights.It was visible for 30 minutes. Date: Feb 7, 1978 Hour: 11:30 pm Type: NL Location: Soure Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 9.2.78 The witness saw a luminous object in the sky.It radiated red and green lights. Date: Mar 10, 1978 Hour: 6:05 am Type: NL Location: Island of Madeira Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra" 13.3.78 The pilot was being driven to the airport when he saw a bright large cigar-shaped object flying across the sky.It flew at slow speed. Date: Nov 23, 1978 Hour: 9:00 pm Type: NL Location: Gois Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra" 25.11.78 Residents from this small village saw a cigar-shaped object flying north.It was bright,radiated an orange light and moved fast. Date: Dec 13, 1978 Hour: 9:00 pm Type: NL Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Sete" 23.3.79 The witnesses saw a round-shaped mettalic object.It was bright green and flew at a high speed. Date: Dec 26, 1978 Hour: 1:00 am Type: NL Location: V.Real Sto. Antonio-Algarve Source Info.: "Diario Popular" 27.12.78 An ambulance was followed by a strange object in the sky.It was "8"-shaped, bright on the bottom and flew in a strange pattern. Date: Jan 6, 1979 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Figueira da Foz Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto" 8.1.79 Many residents from this city saw a cigar-shaped object hovering over the city.It reflected the sunlight and moved slowly for 15 minutes. Date: Jan 6, 1979 Hour: 8:58 pm Type: NL Location: Coimbra Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 8.1.79 Pedro Bartoreu,member of the CIDOVNI (Group of Research and Documentation on UFOS),reported that he saw a round-shaped object which seemed to be mettalic.It had four round lights,three of them were yellow and one was red.It flew at low altitude. Date: Jan 9, 1979 Hour: 6:20 pm Type: DD Location: North of Portugal Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 10.1.79 A fast bright object flying at low altitude was seen over several areas.It was reported to be cigar-shaped. Date: Jan 19, 1979 Hour: 1:00 am Type: NL Location: Funchal Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa" 19.1.79 A disc-shaped object was seen flying from north to south.It was bright and radiated a yellow-orange color. Date: Feb 15, 1979 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Cepoes-Viseu Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 16.2.79 The witnesses saw a ball-shaped object flying at a moderate speed. It was quite bright. Date: Feb 24, 1979 Hour: 9:05 pm Type: NL Location: Viana do Castelo Source Info.: "Diario Popular" 26.2.79 A ufo was seen flying over the city at 1Km above the ground.It radiated a bright white light. Date: Mar 4, 1978 Hour: 8:30 pm Type: NL Location: Funchal Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra" 13.3.78 The witness observed a ufo over Funchal bay. Date: Mar 11, 1978 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Barreiro Source Info.: "Capital" 21.3.78 The witness saw two nocturnal lights in the sky.They flew at a high speed. Date: Mar 24, 1978 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Cinfaes Source Info.: "Capital" 29.3.78 A luminous object was seen over this village.It was dark blue and flew from north to south.A farm worker,who also saw the object,reported that hisdog ran away for two days because of it. Date: Apr 14, 1978 Hour: 10:30 pm Type: NL Location: Island of Terceira Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 15.4.78 The witnesses were fishing when they saw three round-shaped objects in the sky.They flew at a high speed and left a yellow trail. Date: Apr 21, 1978 Hour: 9:00 pm Type: NL Location: Coimbra Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra" 22.4.78 A large ufo hovered over the city for 15 minutes.Its color was orange. Date: May 7, 1978 Hour: 2:00 am Type: NL Location: Granja Beach Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto" 13.5.78 A foreign family living in this area observed a ufo over the beach. Date: Jun 8, 1978 Hour: 12:00 m Type: C2 Location: Nazare Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto" 15.6.78 The witness saw a very bright ufo,followed by a black out. Date: Jun 7, 1978 Hour: 10:00 pm Type: NL Location: Coimbra Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra" 10.6.78 The witnesses saw a strange object in the sky and believed it to be a ufo. Date: Jun 7, 1978 Hour: 11:00 pm Type: C2 Location: Portela do Mondego Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra" 9.6.78 A strange object was seen hovering over this area.It made a tree fall on the road and seemed to land nearby.A gas smell was detected. Date: Jun 7, 1978 Hour: 12:05 am Type: NL Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 8.6.78 A bright ball-shaped object was seen flying over this city. Date: May 18, 1978 Hour: 10:00 pm Type: NL Location: Coimbra Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto" 20.5.78 A ufo was reported to be seen hovering over this city. Date: Jul 17, 1978 Hour: 5:30 am Type: C2 Location: Castanheira de Pera Source Info.: "Castanheirense" 21.7.78 The witness was at her window when she noticed that the lights in the street were off and there was a ball-shaped object hovering at one meter andhalf above the ground.It was amber and was spinning quite fast without making any noise.It was one meter in diameter.After a while,it took off and disappeared.Some burned rocks were collected by the witness. Date: Jul 13, 1978 Hour: 11:00 am Type: DD Location: Lisbon-Estremadura Source Info.: "Jornal" 14.7.78 30 workers saw a ball-shaped object flying across the sky.It reflected the sunlight and and seemed to be made of silver.It flew in a zigzag pattern and aws visible for 45 minutes. Date: Jul 12, 1978 Hour: 10:00 pm Type: NL Location: Soure Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra" 13.7.78 & 17.7.78 Mr. Frilo was driving when he saw a bright light moving toward him.It was white,blue and pink.Mr. Cardoso who saw the phenomenon too,described it as an initial thunder followed by a ball of fire which left a trail behind. Date: Jun 8, 1978 Hour: 12:00 m Type: NL Location: Coimbra Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra" 16.6.78 An object with several colors was seen over this area.It was flying south-north,was 50 meters above the ground and left a trail while it moved at a speed of 80 Km/H. Date: Jun 8, 1978 Hour: 12:05 am Type: NL Location: Oporto Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto" 10.6.78 Carlos A. Pinheiro,aged 18,Maria T. dos Santos,22,Maria A. de Castro, 19, Maria M. Mateus,19,Antonio M. Guimaraes,19 and Antonio Araujo,aged 19, observed a globe-shaped object in the sky.It was bright,blue and red at the center. Date: May 27, 1978 Hour: 10:00 pm Type: C2 Location: Valverde Source Info.: "Jornal do Fundao" 2.6.78 The witnesses saw two globe-shaped objects hovering for 70 minutes. They radiated several colors.Some of the witnesses felt sick by the timethe objects got closer to the ground. Date: Jan 21, 1978 Hour: 6:45 pm Type: DD Location: Oporto Source Info.: "Capital" 23.1.78 The witnesses saw a ball-shaped object that was 200 meters above the ground.Due to its brightness,it was not possible to look at it continuously. Date: Jan 15, 1978 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Beira Source Info.: "Jornal de Almada" 26.1.78 The witness,a teacher,was followed by an ovoid object when she was driving.It flew at low altitude and close to the car.It radiated white light. Date: Jan 5, 1978 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Viseu Source Info.: "Noticias de Viseu" 5.1.78 A bright object was seen in the sky.It left a trail when it took off. Date: Dec 25, 1977 Hour: 11:00 pm Type: NL Location: Costa da Caparica-Setubal Source Info.: "Capital" 27.12.77 Several people observed a bright ball of fire in the sky.It moved quite fast and disappeared. Date: Dec 14, 1977 Hour: 1:00 am Type: NL Location: Cascais-Estremadura Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa" 15.12.77 The witnesses observed an object in the sky.It changed color several times. Date: Nov 29, 1977 Hour: 5:30 am Type: N/A Location: Figueira Source Info.: "Despertar" (Coimbra) 30.11.77 Loud noises were heard for several days. Date: Oct 18, 1977 Hour: 12:30 am Type: NL Location: Coruche Source Info.: "Sorraia" (Coruche) 12.11.77 A strange object flew over the village. Date: Dec 13, 1977 Hour: 6:02 am Type: RV Location: Barreiro,Airport of Portela-Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa" 14.12.77 By midnight,several phone calls were made to the weather station at the airport,reporting the observation of a unidentified flying object over Barreiro.Alerted by the event,workers at the station spent all night watching the sky trying to notice any unknown object.At 6:02 AM the ufo was seen appearing in the sky. Mr. Morgado da Graca,meteorologist for 16 years,observed the phenomenon and described it as a luminous object that changed direction and color all the time.The control tower at the airport saw the event and reported that the object was an unknown flying object.The phenomenon lasted almost one hour. Date: Oct 18, 1977 Hour: 7:20 pm Type: DD Location: Santarem,Praia da Rocha Source Info.: "Capital" 4.11.77 The witnesses saw a strange object in the sky. Date: Oct 18, 1977 Hour: 7:20 pm Type: DD Location: Coruche Source Info.: "Capital" 3.11.77 The witness saw a round object in the sky.It radiated green light and left a red trail.It flew from North to South. Date: Oct 18, 1977 Hour: 6:10 pm Type: DD Location: Ermidas do Sado-Alentejo Source Info.: "Capital" 26.10.77 The witness was driving when he saw a green ufo which left a red trail behind. Date: Oct 18, 1977 Hour: 7:17 pm Type: DD Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Capital" 24.10.77 The witnesses,members of the board of directors of Olivetti in Portugal, saw a strange object flying across the sky.It was round,radiated a bright green light,left a red trail behind and was silent. NATO war games were played on this day. Date: Oct 18, 1977 Hour: 7:15 pm Type: DD Location: Oporto Source Info.: "Capital"20.10.77 The witnesses observed an ovoid object in the sky.It flew at high speed and left a luminous trail behind. Date: Sep 10, 1977 Hour: 5:00 am Type: DD Location: Guarda Source Info.: "Jornal" 16.9.77 The witnesses observed a strange object which seemed to take off with incredible speed.It flew toward Spain. Date: Aug 24, 1977 Hour: 11:45 am Type: DD Location: Lumiar-Lisbon Source Info.: "Capital" 25.8.77 Three soldiers at the Military Administration School (EPAM),saw a strange disc-shaped object in the sky for 15 minutes. Date: Aug 14, 1977 Hour: 10:00 pm Type: NL Location: Cabedelo Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 17.8.77 The witness saw an object hovering over this area.It radiated an orange light several times. Date: Aug 12, 1977 Hour: 10:30 pm Type: NL Location: Campo Pequeno-Lisbon Source Info.: "A Luta" 17.8.77 The witnesses saw a bright object in the sky.It flew in a straight line and disappeared. Date: Aug 5, 1977 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Reguengos do Fetal-Leiria Source Info.: "A Luta" 16.8.77 A large red ufo which measured 30 meters was seen hovering over this place. It was 30 meters above the ground.It took off quite fast. Date: Jul 31, 1977 Hour: 10:00 pm Type: NL Location: Ponte de Lima Source Info.: "Cardial Saraiva" 5.8.77 A strange object was seen hovering over this place. Date: Jul 31, 1977 Hour: 3:00 am Type: NL Location: Lisbon-Estremadura Source Info.: "A Luta" 1.8.77 The witnesses observed a large ufo while they were driving. Date: Jan 25, 1977 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Lisbon,Teixoso,A Source Info.: ???????? People observed strange objects in the sky in all these locations.Loud noises were heard too. Date: Jan 8, 1977 Hour: 7:00 pm Type: DD Location: Santo Tirso Source Info.: "Presse" (Oporto) 11.1.77 The witnesses saw a semi-circle-shaped object in the sky.It was 900 meters above the ground and radiated a powerful white light. Date: Jan 10, 1977 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Viseu Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra" 11.1.77 A strange luminous point was seen over this city.It flew fast and changed color. Date: Jan 4, 1977 Hour: 9:00 pm Type: NL Location: Buarcos Source Info.: "O Dever" (Figueira da Foz) 7.1.77 A strange unknown object was seen flying over this village. Date: Jan 6, 1977 Hour: 8:30 pm Type: NL Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"7.1.77 An elongated red ufo was seen over the city.It was surrounded by a halo of light. Date: Jan 5, 1977 Hour: 8:00 pm Type: NL Location: Guarda Source Info.: "Primeiro de Janeiro" 6.1.77 Several people reported to radio station "Altitude" that they saw a disc-shaped object in the sky.It flew at high speed and left a blue/orange trail.It was grey and measured about six meters in diameter. Date: Jan 4, 1977 Hour: 9:00 pm Type: NL Location: Anca,Buarcos and Coimbra Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra" 5.1.77 A strange object was observed over these three places. Date: Jan 1, 1977 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Leca da Palmeira-Oporto Source Info.: "Diario Popular" 5.1.77 A strange object in the sky was seen and filmed by a portuguese tv station which showed it on the late news program.The object was seen on the four succeeding days and was visible in the evenings untill 21:00 hrs. Meanwhile,in the area of Matosinhos,near Oporto,a noise like a big electrical engine could be heard for several days at 05:00 hrs for 20 minutes. This seemed to come from the sea. Date: Dec 28, 1976 Hour: 12:00 m Type: NL Location: Travanca de Lagos Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra" 4.1.77 strange luminous point was seen over this area.Two teenagers who observed it,said that the point was surrounded by a yellow gleaming halo. Date: Dec 29, 1976 Hour: 12:49 am Type: NL Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 29.12.76 Several people,including a pilot of Portuguese Airways (TAP), observed a strange object in the sky.It moved fast and radiated colorful lights. Date: Nov 7, 1975 Hour: N/A Type: C2 Location: Senhora do Monte-Leiria Source Info.: "Seculo Ilustrado" 7.1.76 A doctor from the city of Leiria was driving when he observed a strange object flying toward him about 10 meters above the ground.It passed overthe car and stopped 150 meters away,then it hovered over the tree tops. The doctor got out of the car and saw the disc-shaped bottom of the object and four rectangular bright windows on the top.Meanwhile,he could not start the engine on the car and his friends had difficulties in getting good reception on his CB broadcast. The top of the object was cone-shaped and measured about 15 meters in diameter. The witness smelled ozone in the area. Date: Oct 14, 1976 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Ponta Delgada-Azores Source Info.: "Diario Popular" 15.10.76 People from this city watched a circle-shaped object in the sky.It radiated light and colour. In an interview with the portuguese TV station,two workers in Civil Aeronautics who also observed the phenomenon,agreed with the comments made by several other witnesses. The Center for Astronomical Research in the Azores compiled all the data concerning the event. Date: Oct 10, 1976 Hour: 5:55 pm Type: C2 Location: Aveiro Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 11.10.76 The witnesses observed a cylindrical-shaped object hovering over the city for one minute.It was reported to be four Km above the ground,was orange, radiated a flashing light and left a smoke track behind when it took off.Radio broadcast reception was cut off. Date: Sep 22, 1976 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Santa Cruz-Madeira Source Info.: "Jornal da Madeira" 23.9.76 The witness observed a strange ball of fire that flew over the sea. Date: Sep 12, 1976 Hour: 8:15 pm Type: NL Location: Mirandela-(Tras-Os-Montes) Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto" 18.9.76 For several days and always at the same hour,people observed a strange object in the sky. Date: Aug 25, 1976 Hour: 1:00 am Type: NL Location: Quarteira-Faro Source Info.: "Diario Popular" 25.8.76 A strange object was reported to be seen over the beach of Quarteira.It flew at high speed and low altitude. Date: Jan 21, 1976 Hour: 7:25 pm Type: NL Location: Guarda Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra" 22.1.76 A "5"-shaped object was seen over the city. Date: Dec 1, 1975 Hour: 7:20 pm Type: NL Location: Coimbra Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 3.12.75 Two luminous objects were observed over the city. Date: Sep 20, 1975 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Guimaraes Source Info.: "Primeiro de Janeiro" 21.9.75 A ball of light was observed over the city. Date: Sep 19, 1975 Hour: 11:20 pm Type: NL Location: Aveiro Source Info.: "Primeiro de Janeiro" 21.9.75 A ball of light was seen by many people. Date: Aug 7, 1975 Hour: 11:00 pm Type: NL Location: Foz do Douro Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 10.8.75 Maria N. Israel,teacher at the secondary school,was driving when she saw a strange ball of light hovering over a few buildings. Date: 75/03/?? Hour: 8:00 pm Type: NL Location: S. Romao do Coronado-Santo Tirso Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 21.4.75 The witness observed a cigar-shaped object in the sky. Date: 75/03/?? Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Aveiro Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 31.3.75 A cigar-shaped object was seen by the witnesses.It flew at high speed and was visible for a few seconds. Date: Mar 11, 1975 Hour: 8:45 pm Type: NL Location: Oporto Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 13.3.75 A cone-shaped object was seen in the sky.One witness who observed it through binoculars said that it hovered for 30 minutes a few hundred meters above the ground.Its size seemed to be three times bigger than Venus and its brightness was changing all the time. Date: Mar 1, 1975 Hour: 8:15 pm Type: NL Location: Bensafrim-Algarve Source Info.: "Jornal do Algarve" 8.3.75 Two nocturnal lights were observed in the sky. Date: Apr 16, 1974 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Beja-Alentejo Source Info.: "Seculo" 17.4.74 A three meters diameter object was seen in the sky. Date: Mar 23, 1974 Hour: 2:00 am Type: C2 Location: Avis Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 23.3.74 Several people working at a dairy observed a ufo following a blackout. Date: Mar 2, 1974 Hour: 7:25 am Type: DD Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Capital" 2.3.74 Two workers on the Bridge "25 de Abril" observed a bright and fast ufo flying across the sky. Date: Feb 25, 1974 Hour: 6:30 am Type: NL Location: Tomar Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 1.3.74 After finishing work,Mr. Silva was going home when he saw a ball offire in the sky. Date: 67/07/?? Hour: 7:00 pm Type: C3 Location: Monte (Oleiros,Ponte da Barca)-Viana do Castelo Source Info.: CEAFI The witness,a farmer,saw an object in the sky flying at high speed and projecting yellow,green and red lights.Meanwhile his two daughters who were taking care of the cattle,noticed,with sensation of fear,two humanoids on the top of a wall 30 meters away.They had big heads,the arms and legs reflected the sunlight and were shorter than one meter.They jumped over the wall,that was halfa meter high,at the same time with both legs.The children told their father about the event and he went to the place but didn't find anything. Date: 54/05/?? Hour: N/A Type: C3 Location: Fregim-Oporto Source Info.: Mr. Joaquim Fernandes The witness,a businessman,was eight year old in 1954 and,at the time he used to take care of sheep.One day he heard a few whistles and decided to run and look for their source.then he observed two disc-shaped objects one of them flying toward the river and the other spinning as it rose.They were two meters in diameter and one meter and half high.The one which was geting higher changed direction and swiftly headed north.By this time the witness noticed the presence of two humanoids inside the object,one of them with long arms,seemed tobe touching something.The other seemed to be looking continuously at the witness.They wore blue suits,their heads were very large and had some kind of brown dash on the front.They seemed to be seated. After the observation the witness felt scared and hypnotized. Date: 43/??/?? Hour: 8:00 pm Type: C3 Location: Famalicao-Braga Source Info.: Mr. Joaquim Fernandes A six year old child and his mother were standing at the window,waiting for his father,when the child said he could see a white indistinct figure walking as if it was floating.It was as tall as a human being.The mother could not see the entity and had to close the window due to the child's excitement who kept repeating the same question-"What was that?!" Date: Jan 26, 1974 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 19.2.74 A Swedish airline pilot,Capt. Lars Berglund,made a statement to the"Skaanska Dagbladet" newspaper concerning the observation of 10 to 15 unknown objects across the sky when he was flying over Lisbon,from Las Palmas to Scandinavia.The objects were flying in a straight line 20 Km above the ground.The witness said that the crews from three other airplanes, portuguese, norwegian and english observed the same phenomenon. Date: Nov 30, 1973 Hour: 9:30 pm Type: NL Location: Vila Real Sto. Antonio-Algarve Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 1.12.73 A strange orange disc-shaped object was seen over this city.At a certain point the object made a "V" shaped turn. Date: Nov 30, 1973 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 1.12.73 Several luminous objects were observed over the city. Date: Nov 9, 1973 Hour: 8:15 pm Type: NL Location: Funchal Source Info.: "Diario Popular" 18.11.73 The witness observed a strange object in the sky.It flew three times faster than a conventional jet and left a luminous track behind about 100 to 150 meters long.The witness estimated the object to be 600 to 800 meters above the ground.Due to its speed was not possible to identify its shape. Date: Nov 2, 1973 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Vila Real St. Antonio-Algarve Source Info.: "Jornal do Comercio" 3.11.73 The witnesses,fishermen,were on board their boat,when they observedthree orange disc-shaped UFO's hovering over the boat.One of them hovered so close that Mr. Salas decided to turn on a spotlight and point it to the object,which made it move away from the boat.At times they thought the UFO's were going to hit the boat.This event lasted more than two hours. Date: Jun 15, 1972 Hour: 11:15 pm Type: NL Location: Vimioso Source Info.: "Seculo" 16.7.72 The people from this area observed a UFO projecting a powerful source of light.It was flying quite fast. Date: Jul 29, 1971 Hour: 10:00 pm Type: NL Location: Sobreda da Caparica Source Info.: "Seculo" 30.7.71 People who live in this area were surprised by the appearence of a glowing object surrounded by a halo,in the sky. Date: 71/05/?? Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Olhao-Algarve Source Info.: "Seculo" 30.5.71 For a few nights,the population from from this city observed several nocturnal lights with a spherical shape which changed to an "8". Date: Dec 10, 1970 Hour: 7:30 am Type: NL Location: Elvas Source Info.: "Seculo" 11.12.70 A blue glowing object was seen moving across the sky. Date: Sep 28, 1970 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Cidade da Horta Source Info.: "Seculo" 29.9.70 A strange object was seen moving across the sky.It radiated a bright white light. Date: Mar 7, 1970 Hour: 4:00 pm Type: DD Location: Paredes de Coura-Viana do Castelo Source Info.: "Seculo" 8.3.70 A mysterious object was seen hovering over this village.People got out to the streets to observe the phenomenon which was seen for four hours. Date: Mar 26, 1970 Hour: 6:00 am Type: NL Location: Leiria Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto" 27.3.70 The witnesses observed a strange glowing object in the sky.It was hovering and disappeared at dawn. Date: Jul 11, 1969 Hour: 10:45 pm Type: NL Location: Gaviao Source Info.: "Seculo" 13.7.69 A glowing object flew across the sky.Some people thought it was a satellite. Date: Mar 19, 1969 Hour: 8:30 pm Type: NL Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Novidades" 1.3.69 A strange globe-shaped object was seen in the sky and reported by the Aerial Defense Station of Monsanto. Date: Feb 28, 1969 Hour: 8:30 am Type: C1 Location: Miranda do Douro Source Info.: "Republica" 1.3.69 A strange object was seen by the witnesses when they were driving close to Valdemira.The object was flying close to them,at high speed,and was around two meters high.The witnesses reported that the object seemed to land somewhere.The National Guard made a search in the area trying to detect physical evidence. Date: Jan 19, 1969 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Lamosa Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 20.1.69 Three yellow glowing objects were seen over this town.They were flying at a high speed. Date: Jul 20, 1983 Hour: 10:00 pm Type: RV Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 21.7.83 A strange cigar-shaped object that looked like a disc was seen by many people in this city.Mr. Nunes Marques,an astronomer,did not see the object but believes that this one was a meteor which flew at 37 miles per second. Mr. Marques said that its speed was calculated by radar. Date: Sep 4, 1957 Hour: 8:21 pm Type: C2 Location: Granada Source Info.: "Diario Ilustrado" 16.11.57 Mr. Costa Macedo and Mr. Venancio Deslandes,both with a title of General,allowed the journalist to interview the witnesses who had an encounter with a UFO. Capt. Lemos Ferreira was leading a squadron of F-84G airplanes along with three other pilots,Mr. Manuel C.N. Marcelino,Mr. Alberto A.P. Covas and Mr. Salvador A. Oliveira.They were on a training flight at 25,000 feet when the Capt. noticedthe presence of a round light source with unusual features.All the pilots were surprised by such brightness,and,the fact that its central part changed color from green to red.As they kept flying they observed the object changing its shape from circular to oval.At the same time it lost brightness and became an object of larger dimension.Then, another circle appeared to drop two luminous circles of red light.Suddenly all the objects,the oval one followed by four circles of light,started flying toward the airplanes and at an incredible speed they passed behind and under them,confusing the pilots. The Meteorological Observatory of Coimbra registred an extraordinary magnetic field fluctuation at that time. Date: Nov 8, 1968 Hour: 8:25 pm Type: NL Location: Oporto Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto" 9.11.68 A strange object of light was observed in the sky. Date: Sep 14, 1968 Hour: 11:30 pm Type: NL Location: Terceira-Azores Source Info.: "Uniao" 17.9.68 A strange disc of light was observed in the sky. Date: Feb 9, 1968 Hour: 4:30 pm Type: DD Location: Redinha Source Info.: "Diario Popular" 14.4.68 The witnesses,among others,observed a strange noisy object in the sky.It was entangled in a smoke cloud and flew so close to the ground that it created a vacuum over the grass. Date: Feb 9, 1968 Hour: 4:00 am Type: DD Location: Coimbra Source Info.: "Diario Popular" 9.3.68 The witnesses,students at the University of Coimbra,observed and took some photos of a UFO which was hovering the city. Date: Feb 5, 1968 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Covilha Source Info.: "A Capital" 5.3.68 Residents from this city observed an unknown object in the sky.It was a bright ball of light and was seen for 20 minutes. Date: Feb 4, 1968 Hour: 10:45 pm Type: NL Location: Horta-Azores Source Info.: "Primeiro de Janeiro" 5.3.68 A strange oval-shaped object was seen in the sky. Date: 68/02/?? Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Funchal-Azores Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 29.2.68 Ten egg-shaped objects were reported to be seen in the sky. Date: Feb 28, 1968 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Angra do Heroismo-Azores Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 29.2.68 Mr. Rocha,Supervisor of the Meteorological Station of Corvo,Mr.Covelo, Meteorologist,and Mr. Mauricio observed a strange flying object.It was full moon-shaped and was one Km above the ground.The phenomenon was observed for seven minutes. The witnesses,people of credibility,were sure that it was not a natural phenomenon. Date: Feb 23, 1968 Hour: 7:00 pm Type: NL Location: Flores-Azores Source Info.: "A Capital" 28.2.68 The witnesses observed a white bright object which was ball-shaped and then became oval. Date: Feb 13, 1968 Hour: 7:00 pm Type: NL Location: S. Miguel-Azores Source Info.: "Correio dos Acores" 15.2.68 An unknown object was was detected over this place.It seemed to be round, grey and flew at high speed. Date: Feb 14, 1968 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Funchal Source Info.: "O Seculo" 15.2.68 Several objects were seen over the Island. Date: Feb 14, 1968 Hour: 8:10 pm Type: NL Location: Airport of Santa Maria-Azores Source Info.: "O Seculo" 15.2.68 Several people,including the witness,working at the weather serviceobserved a strange luminous object in the sky.It flew North-South. Date: Feb 1, 1968 Hour: N/A Type: C3 Location: Angra do Heroismo-Azores Source Info.: "Comercio" (Luanda-Angola) 4.2.68 The witness was attacked by a ufo and had to be hospitalized. Mr. Serafim Sebastiao,a security guard,was working that night in the military installations at Cinco Picos,island of Terceira,when he made a phone call reporting he was watching a "flying saucer" hovering quite close to him.He was found unconscious in the early morning and,transported to the hospital where he stayed,in shock,for five hours.As soon as he could,he made a written report focusing on what had happened and drew the object. On the report he said he noticed interference on the radio,which made him feel suspicious.Then,he saw the object with two human shapes inside,hovering over the military base.Terrified he ran to the telephone asking for help and while waiting for another guard he was knocked out by some kind of gas. The witness was considered credible. Date: Nov 28, 1967 Hour: 6:35 pm Type: NL Location: Cidade da Praia-Cabo Verde Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 20.11.67 An unknown object was seen over this Island. Date: Jul 28, 1967 Hour: 8:30 pm Type: NL Location: Tarouca Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto" 29.7.67 A luminous object was seen for two weeks at about the same hour.When closer to the ground,it looked like a disc with four lights.It left behind a bright trail. Date: Apr 8, 1967 Hour: 9:30 pm Type: NL Location: Alenquer Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 9.4.67 Two lighted objects crossed the sky. Date: Jan 12, 1967 Hour: 8:15 pm Type: NL Location: Matosinhos and Leca da Palmeira Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto" A bright red lighted object traveled across the sky. Date: Sep 16, 1966 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Viana do Castelo Source Info.: "Montemorense" 18.9.66 A cigar-shaped object was detected over this city.It traveled fast and was one Km above the ground. Date: Sep 7, 1966 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Beja-Alentejo Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 9.9.66 A strange object,brighter than the stars,flying in zigzag pattern was seen over this city. Date: Sep 3, 1966 Hour: 6:00 am Type: DD Location: Olhao-Algarve Source Info.: "Seculo" 4.9.66 Two sphere-shaped objects were observed over this village. Date: Jul 5, 1966 Hour: 9:45 pm Type: NL Location: Funchal-Madeira Island Source Info.: "Jornal da Madeira" 9.7.66 The witness,aged seven,observed a strange object in the sky and called his mother who saw the event too.It was red at the beginning and turned white. Date: May 7, 1966 Hour: 12:15 pm Type: DD Location: Praca Duque de Saldanha-Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa" 7.5.66 A strange object traveling at high speed was seen over this city. Date: Apr 22, 1966 Hour: 9:00 pm Type: NL Location: Figueira da Foz Source Info.: "Voz da Figueira" 28.4.66 A sphere-shaped object was observed over this city.Its color was orange. Date: Dec 7, 1965 Hour: 8:00 pm Type: NL Location: Castelo do Queijo Source Info.: "Primeiro de Janeiro" 8.12.65 A businessman was returning home,from Matosinhos,along with three other people in his car,when observed two strange objects over the sea.The edge of one of them seemed to have blue lights.The objects moved quite fast. Date: Sep 19, 1965 Hour: 5:20 am Type: NL Location: Beja Source Info.: "Diario do Alentejo" 19.9.65 The witness,a police officer,observed a luminous object in the sky.It disappeared flying in zigzag pattern. Date: Sep 8, 1965 Hour: 9:15 pm Type: NL Location: Monsanto Mountain-Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 8.9.65 A woman made a phone call to this newspaper claiming to be watchinga ufo over the mountain of Monsanto. Date: Sep 2, 1965 Hour: 10:00 pm Type: NL Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" (Funchal) 4.9.65 Two unknown objects with lights were observed in the sky. Date: Aug 26, 1965 Hour: 11:10 pm Type: NL Location: Vila Verde-Braga Source Info.: "Seculo" 27.8.65 An extremely bright object crossed the sky from south to north. Date: Aug 24, 1965 Hour: 1:00 am Type: NL Location: Alte-Algarve Source Info.: "Seculo" 24.8.65 A strange torch of orange light,traveling quite fast,was observed by the witnesses,including a reporter from the "Seculo" newspaper. Date: Aug 20, 1965 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Gioes-Alcoutim Source Info.: "Seculo" 21.8.65 A strange white ball-shaped object was seen in the sky. Date: Aug 18, 1965 Hour: 9:30 pm Type: NL Location: Funchal Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" (Funchal) 10.8.65 witnesses observed a strange object moving over the area of S.Martinho.It was moving slowly and carried a green light. Date: Jul 28, 1965 Hour: 3:00 am Type: NL Location: Peniche Source Info.: "A Voz do Mar" (Peniche) 10.8.65 The witness observed a strange cone-shaped object. Date: Jul 19, 1965 Hour: 9:00 pm Type: NL Location: Carregal do Sal Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa" 7.8.65 A strange glowing object was seen for 21 nights.It was a triangle shaped object. Date: Jul 30, 1965 Hour: 2:15 am Type: NL Location: Algezur-Algarve Source Info.: "Seculo" 30.7.65 Mr.Goncalves,a National Guard Officer,and Mr. Silva observed a 40 cm cone-shaped object over Lagos street.It was 100 meters above the ground. Date: Jul 29, 1965 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Granja do Marques-Sintra Source Info.: "Seculo" 30.7.65 Several people observed the manoeuvres of a strange object over Granja do Marques air base.It was no more than one km above the ground,its speedwas faster than a jet and it flew in zigzag pattern.Two alternately flashing lights were seen.No civil or military airplanes were reported to be flying over the area. Date: Jul 27, 1965 Hour: 10:15 pm Type: NL Location: Mascarenhas-Tras-os-Montes Source Info.: "Primeiro de Janeiro" 29.7.65 Residents from this area observed the manoeuvres of strange objectsin the sky.A disc-shaped object with bright red light was followed by two otherswith different shapes and colors. Date: Jul 23, 1965 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Santa Catarina-Lisbon Source Info.: "Seculo" 24.7.65 Two luminous objects were seen over the city. Date: Jul 15, 1965 Hour: 2:20 am Type: NL Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa" 15.7.65 The witness was at her window when she saw a strange object in the sky. Date: Jul 8, 1965 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: All over the Country Source Info.: "Seculo"-13.7.65 Several ufos were observed over many different parts of the Country,such as Matosinhos,where many people saw a "flying saucer" with a red light changing to orange several times.This object was seen before 5:00 AM and was one km above the ground Mr. Vitor Moniz,from Vila do Conde,observed identical object over the areawhere he lived. From Mr. Julio E. Raposo,resident in Lagoa,there was a report concerning the observation of an "aluminum" object flying at a moderate speed.This event took place from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Date: Jul 10, 1965 Hour: N/A Type: C2 Location: Oporto Source Info.: "Diario Popular"-11.7.65 The witnesses,people of credibility,observed a "flying saucer" overa forest close to the place where they live.The object had a bright pulsating orange color.A few green flashes were seen coming from a specific place in the object.It was visible for three minutes and then took off.Meanwhile,during the observation,their radio got strong interfeerence.. Date: Jul 9, 1965 Hour: 3:00 pm Type: DD Location: Vila do Porto-Island of Sta. Maria-Azores Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa"-12.7.65 A strange cylindrical-shaped object was seen over this village.It was white,flying at slow speed,10 Km above the ground.Meanwhile,all the clocks at the airport stopped for ten minutes.These clocks were controled by an electromagnetic device.Mr. Antonio Loureiro was able to see the object and the stoppage of the clocks at the airport.Among several other people who observed the phenomenon was Mr. Mario Fernandes,subdirector of the airport.An airplane ofthe Azorean Airways,C.A.T.,took off trying to have a closer look at the object which,meanwhile,disappeared. Date: May 23, 1965 Hour: 11:00 pm Type: NL Location: Angra do Heroismo Source Info.: "Diario Insular"-25.5.65 A torch of light was seen over the bay.It was hovering and reflected such powerful light that illuminated part of the sea.Its color was between red and orange. Date: Feb 15, 1965 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Vimioso Source Info.: "O Seculo"-16.2.65 A powerful light was seen in the sky. Date: Nov 13, 1964 Hour: 8:00 pm Type: NL Location: Foz do Douro Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto"-14.11.64 Two people,among others,called this newspaper in order to find out what the object was that they saw in the sky.The object had a bright white lightand flew at a very high speed.15 minutes later another object appeared in the sky with the same shape as the first one. Date: Nov 8, 1964 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Oporto Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto"-9.11.64 The witness observed an object in the sky that she could not identify.It was moving quite fast while emitting a green light.Before it took off it split into pieces.One hovered,shining with same brightness.The other piece disappeared after 15 minutes,as it got further and further away. Date: May 28, 1963 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Fundada Source Info.: "Diario Popular"-29.5.63 A strange unknown object was seen in the sky. Date: Nov 4, 1961 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Funchal Source Info.: "Diario do Alentejo"-6.11.61 A big shining light was seen for a few seconds. Date: Aug 16, 1961 Hour: 10:45 pm Type: NL Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto"-17.8.61 A strange phenomenon was observed over the city.It was an object flying at high speed.Its brightness and dimension were greater than the stars. Date: Aug 4, 1961 Hour: 9:30 pm Type: NL Location: Termas de Monfortinho Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa"-5.8.61 Residents from this area observed a strange object for several nights,always at the same hour. Date: 61/07/?? Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Rio Frio Source Info.: "Diario Ilustrado"-2.8.61 An unknown object was seen over this village. Date: May 12, 1961 Hour: 11:00 pm Type: NL Location: Lamego Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra"-16.5.61 A strange object was seen flying across the sky. Date: Aug 15, 1960 Hour: 10:00 pm Type: NL Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "O Seculo"-16.8.60 The witnesses observed a strange luminous object in the sky.It was cigar shaped,yellow and flew at high speed. Date: Sep 13, 1960 Hour: 1:15 am Type: NL Location: Cascais Source Info.: "O Seculo"-13.9.60 People who were expecting to see the satellite "Echo" were surprised to watch a strange object in the sky. Date: Jun 10, 1960 Hour: 3:30 am Type: C3 Location: Algoz-Silves Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-12.6.60 The witness was going back home followed by his dog and walking through the countryside,when he noticed the presence of what he supposed were the lights from some car.As the lights got more powerful he hid behind a bush.Then,terrified,he observed the movements of six humanoids around a landed UFO.Meanwhile he noticed the dog running away.A few minutes later the object took off in a vertical direction and the witness started running towards his house.At fifty meters away from ithe was surprised by the UFO which was searching the area with a beam of light.Then it disappeared. Date: Apr 21, 1960 Hour: 9:00 pm Type: NL Location: Evora Source Info.: "O Seculo"-23.4.60 The witness was in the train station at Estremoz with his wife and other people,when he saw a cigar shaped object flying across the sky. Date: Apr 1, 1960 Hour: 12:00 m Type: NL Location: Angra do Heroismo Source Info.: "Diario Insular"-1.4.60 A flying saucer was flying so close to the ground that seemed it was going to crash.Its central part was like aluminum and the edge was red. Date: Nov 24, 1959 Hour: 6:15 pm Type: DD Location: Cidade da Praia and Island of S. Vicente Source Info.: "Novidades"-26.11.59 A luminous object surrounded by a halo with pulsating light was observed over this area. Date: Nov 5, 1959 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Elvas Source Info.: "O Seculo"-6.11.59 A strange object was seen over the city by several people.It seemedto expel fire.The observation took two hours. Date: Sep 21, 1959 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Alges and Cruz Quebrada-Lisbon Source Info.: "Primeiro de Janeiro"-22.9.59 Several people observed strange objects in the sky.There were many different opinions about the shape of the objects. Date: Jan 30, 1959 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Viana do Castelo Source Info.: "Diario Ilustrado"-30.1.59 A strange cigar shaped object was observed over this city. Date: Oct 27, 1958 Hour: 5:00 pm Type: DD Location: Fronteira Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa"-30.10.58 A strange bright sphere was observed over this area. Date: Oct 17, 1958 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Airport of Oporto Source Info.: "Diario Popular"-17.10.58 People who work in the airport noticed the presence of two bright objects in the sky that were making odd patterns.Despite the fact that they usedbinoculars it was not possible to identify the objects.A small airplane from theAeroclub of Oporto,piloted by the instructor Mr. Adelio Fernandes,took off in order to have a closer observation of the objects.At 1200 meters high he saw themanoeuvres without any conclusion.A request was made to the Airforce base of OTAbut no airplane was flying in the area. Date: Jul 12, 1958 Hour: 11:00 pm Type: NL Location: Braga Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto"-15.7.58 A bright object was seen over the city.Its shape was that of a disc.The object,that looked fiery,changed its color a few times. Date: Jun 12, 1958 Hour: 11:30 pm Type: NL Location: Beja Source Info.: "Diario do Alentejo"-17.6.58 The witness was at home,on his balcony,when he noticed the presenceof a strange object in the sky.Its shape was like a saucer. Date: Apr 20, 1958 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Sernancelhe Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra"-22.4.58 A strange metallic object was observed over this village.It was elongated and was seen for a few minutes. Date: Dec 22, 1957 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Couto de Baixo Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa"-23.12.57 A strange bright object was observed over this village. Date: Nov 28, 1957 Hour: 9:30 pm Type: NL Location: Ceissa-Ourem Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-1.12.57 A powerful gleam of light was observed over this village. Date: Nov 28, 1957 Hour: 11:25 pm Type: NL Location: Coimbra Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra"-29.11.57 The director of the Institute of Geophysics of Coimbra,Professor Jose Custodio de Morais,informed the "Diario de Coimbra" newspaper that an unidentified flying object was detected by this Institute.It was close to the mountain of Lousa,in S.E. direction at a latitude of 30 degrees.It was moving with an apparent slow motion because it was visible till midnight.It was extremely bright,more than planet Venus and scintilated strongly,radiating various colors from red to blue.Due to its brightness it was hard to observe it through a small telescope. Date: Nov 26, 1957 Hour: 6:00 pm Type: DD Location: Funchal-Madeira Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto"-28.11.57 A bright sphere flying at a high speed was observed in the sky overthis city.It flew from north to south. Date: Nov 25, 1957 Hour: 6:29 pm Type: NL Location: Vila Real Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto"-26.11.57 A small white light was observed over this town. Date: Nov 24, 1957 Hour: 2:00 am Type: NL Location: Amares Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto"-26.11.57 A luminous object was observed over this village. Date: Nov 16, 1957 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Segura-Beira Baixa Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-19.11.57 An object with a shape of a globe flew over this village. Date: Nov 17, 1957 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Vendas de Galizes Source Info.: "O Seculo"-18.11.57 The witnesses observed more than 30 white balls in the sky.Seen from the ground they would be smaller than the stars.They were flying in a straight line at a slow speed.They changed position twice to form an "A". Date: Nov 15, 1957 Hour: 7:20 pm Type: NL Location: Moura Source Info.: "O Seculo"-17.11.57 The witness and several other people observed a strange bright object.It was ovoid and two meters long.It projected four beams of light to the ground. Date: Nov 13, 1957 Hour: 6:30 pm Type: NL Location: Tabua Source Info.: "Diario de Coimbra"-16.11.57 A round object was seen in the sky over this village. Date: Nov 14, 1957 Hour: 7:30 pm Type: NL Location: Oporto Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto"-15.11.57 Several people made phone calls to this newspaper trying to find out the source or reason for their observation of a strange object in the sky.The object was white,luminous and emanated big beams of light. Date: Nov 9, 1957 Hour: 7:00 pm Type: NL Location: Evora Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa"-11.11.57 An object was seen in the sky over this city for three consecutive days.It seemed to be a powerful lamplight. Date: Nov 11, 1957 Hour: 11:30 am Type: N/A Location: Povoa de Santa Iria Source Info.: "Diario Popular" (check date) Several residents from this region observed an unidentified object in the sky.It was a bright object and was flying from north to south.The observation took seven minutes. Date: Nov 26, 1957 Hour: 6:00 am Type: DD Location: Oporto Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-7.11.57 A circular object flying at high speed was observed over this city. Date: Nov 6, 1957 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-7.11.57 Close to Lisbon,when returning from the school of Mechanics (Navy),in Vila Franca de Xira,a group of Navy officers observed a strange objectin the sky.The object,which was reflecting sunlight,had a circular shape and wasflying from east to west.The phenomenon could be seen for ten minutes. Date: Nov 6, 1957 Hour: 11:00 am Type: DD Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-7.11.57 A strange burning object which fell in the middle of the river Tagus,was observed in this city. Date: Nov 5, 1957 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Funchal-Madeira Island Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-7.11.57 A luminous object,flying at high speed was observed in this city.The object,of ovoid shape,presented several reflected colors. Date: Nov 6, 1957 Hour: 6:00 am Type: DD Location: Oporto Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto" - 7.11.57 A cylindrical object was seen over this city.It was the same phenomenon as the one observed over Lisbon on this day. Date: Nov 6, 1957 Hour: 11:00 am Type: DD Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto" * check date* A strange object with a cylindrical shape was observed over this city.It was incandescent and left behind a trail of smoke. Date: Oct 16, 1957 Hour: 8:16 pm Type: NL Location: Vimioso Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 19.10.57 A strange object appeared in the clear sky of this town.It was flying south,it had a configuration of a luminous disc,its color was a bright orange and its apparent diameter was close to three feet.After several aerial manoeuvres it disappeared from sight Date: Jul 26, 1957 Hour: 10:05 pm Type: NL Location: Arco de Baulhe Source Info.: "Jornal de Noticias" 27.7.57 A big ball of fire was seen over this village.It was moving from south to north.It left a white smoke trail behind. Date: Jul 26, 1957 Hour: 12:00 m Type: NL Location: Evora Source Info.: "Diario Ilustrado" 26.7.57 The witnesses were talking in the street when they heard a noise like the engines of an airplane.Looking up to the sky they noticed the presence of a strange object with powerful sources of light.Sometimes it hovered.Then,it disappeared at high speed.The object was described as a disc of light. Date: Jul 10, 1957 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Aldeia do Bispo-Sabugal Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 10.7.57 An object with a shape of a disc,flying at varying speeds,was seen over this village. Date: Jul 3, 1957 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Sacavem Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa" 3.7.57 A UFO was seen over this town for ten minutes. Date: May 19, 1957 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Arrifana Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto"-12.5.57 A strange object leaving a smoke trail behind flew over this village. Date: Oct 24, 1956 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Vila Real de Sto.Antonio Source Info.: "Diario Popular"-24.10.56 A metalic sphere of considerable dimensions was seen over this city.Observed with binoculars it hovered and was blue,red and white.Some people tried to take photos but due to the fact that the sun was in line,it was impossible to do so. Date: Sep 27, 1956 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Lisbon airport Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa"-27.9.56 The witness observed a bright object when he was close to the airport.Several other people observed the same phenomenon. Date: Aug 30, 1956 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Entroncamento Source Info.: "Comercio do Porto"-2.9.56 An object like a small white ball flew over this city. Date: Dec 12, 1955 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Evora Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa"-12.12.55 An object was seen over this city. Date: Dec 10, 1954 Hour: 2:48 pm Type: DD Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Noticias" (Lourenco Marques-Mozambique)-17.12.54 The witness observed a silver ball expelling blue fire over the city.The observation took ten minutes. Date: Nov 12, 1954 Hour: 7:00 pm Type: DD Location: Funchal Source Info.: "Diario Popular"-12.11.54 A flying saucer was seen over the bay for ten minutes. Date: Oct 25, 1954 Hour: 9:30 pm Type: NL Location: Angra do Heroismo-Azores Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-3.11.54 The Security guard from "Jones beach",the American side of the beach Vitoria,and his wife observed a strange object over the beach.It was cigarshaped,black,without windows and four meters long.It expelled white and yellow fire.A noise identical to a sewing machine could also be heard.It disappeared slowly to the interior of the Island. Date: Oct 19, 1954 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Alvito-Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"* check date * The witness was hunting when he noticed a big cloud of dust.He was surprised when he saw in the middle of the cloud a strange object taking off.It was like a big cigar and left vertically. Date: Oct 13, 1954 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Santo Tirso Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-14.10.54 An object was seen over this village.It was cigar shaped and left asmoke trail behind. Date: Oct 11, 1954 Hour: 4:30 pm Type: DD Location: Vila Nova de Famalicao Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-12.10.54 A cigar shaped object was seen flying over the villages of Vermoim and Pousada de Saramagos.The object was inside a cloud of white smoke.The front side of it seemed to have a configuration of a cross.Among the witnesses was a reporter from the "Diario de Noticias". Date: Oct 7, 1954 Hour: 4:00 pm Type: DD Location: Condeixa Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-8.10.54 The witness was hunting when he saw a flying saucer crossing the sky at an incredible speed.Keeping the same speed it changed direction. Date: Jul 15, 1954 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Valhelhas Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-16.7.54 A bright object was seen over this village. Date: Jul 15, 1954 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Segura-Beira Baixa Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-16.7.54 People from this village observed some kind of balloon that was flying slowly and no higher than 800 meters. Date: Sep 7, 1954 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias"-7.9.54 An object with oval shape crossed the sky leaving a trail of blue and bright light behind. Date: Sep 3, 1952 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Chaves Source Info.: "La Vanguardia"-Barcelona (Spain) The police headquarters commander from the city of Chaves reported to the Minister of the Army that,when he was in the area,he and many other people observed several flying saucers.One of them hovered over the river Tamegafor a while.It was disc shaped,red on one side and grey on the other. Date: Sep 16, 1946 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Province of Douro Source Info.: "Belang Van Limburg"- 21.9.46 People from this region observed one of the mysterious lights whichflew at high speed in the sky. Date: Aug 14, 1946 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Province of Alentejo and north of Portugal Source Info.: "Belang Van Limburg"-19.9.46 The Astronomical Observatory of Lisbon couldn't supply an explanation for the reports coming from several provinces regarding the observation of strange lights all over the country. The phenomenon was described as spheres of green light flying south and without making any noise. Date: Aug 30, 1978 Hour: 10:50 pm Type: NL Location: Lisbon Source Info.: CEAFI (Lisbon) The witnesses were at home when they heard on the radio that several people had made phone calls to the station they had on (RCP),reporting the observation of a UFO over Lisbon. Due to the fact that the event was taking place over the river Tagus,they decided to get out and try to take a look at the object.They drove to Alges and then Caxias,and at this point they had the first observation.It was a bright object projecting a beam of light over the river.Then they went back home and by 23:30 they had the second observation of an object with a shape of a disc.The object was 250 meters above ground,had flashing lights and was flying south. Date: Jan 25, 1974 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Sagres - Algarve Source Info.: CEAFI (Lisbon) The witnesses were flying in an airplane of the Portuguese Airways Company (TAP),a "Boeing 707",from Lisbon to Cabo Verde and Las Palmas. Over the Portuguese coast (Sagres),the cmdt. Rodrigo Freitas was alerted by the flight mechanic technician,Francisco Duarte,because of the existence of a few strange lights in front of them. Mr. Freitas said that there was a formation of fdive lights or objects who formed a central block.Two of the lights were spinning. The phenomenon left a trail behind.The event took place 80 miles away of the airplane.At that point the Boeing was flying at a speed of 900 Km/H and was 19000 ft above ground.The objects,or lights,were reported to be 16000 ft higher.They tried to find out if somebody else from another airplane had seen the phenomenon and they got the information that another crew from a South African Airways airplane had observed the same event 40 minutes before. Knowing the other airplane's position,Mr. Rodrigo Freitas calculated that the phenomenonhad moved at a speed of 36000 Km/H.Later,Mr. Freitas made a report which was sent to NASA in the U.S.A.,as was usual in this kind of observation. Date: Jun 24, 1978 Hour: 12:45 am Type: NL Location: Caxias - Lisbon Source Info.: CEAFI (Lisbon) When finishing her homework the witness noticed a bright light point over the hills close to her house.A few seconds later she observed an object with a disc shape just passing behind the hills. It hovered about 150 ft above the ground.Excited,she called her son and both observed the object.Then it moved to the right while,at the same time,it projected two beams of red light,which seemed to be toward the witnesses.In panic,they could not tell if the light was really projected toward them.Meanwhile Mrs. Laura's husband arrived and,all three of them observed the UFO.Then it disappeared.The object measured 70 by 11 ft. Date: Nov 28, 1957 Hour: 6:20 pm Type: NL Location: Cova da Iria-Fatima Source Info.: " A Voz " newspaper (09.11.57) A strange object was seen flying over this area.Due to its speed itwas not possible to identify its shape. Date: Jan 21, 1980 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Matosinhos Source Info.: CEAFI The witness,who works at the hospital in this city,observed a whitelight projected from a UFO to the top of a tree.By the way it looked,it seemed to be attracted by the object.This one had the shape of the planet Saturn. Date: Oct 17, 1957 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Cova da Iria-Fatima Source Info.: Radio Station " A Voz " ; " Diario de Noticias " During the morning of this day there was a fall of strange white substance ( angel hair ) all over the place.Some sample were taken to be analyzed in a laboratory at Lisbon. Date: Sep 4, 1957 Hour: 9:15 pm Type: NL Location: Ota-Air Force Base Source Info.: Joaquim Fernandes The witness observed a light with 20 cm diameter,at the airport. Date: Jul 27, 1965 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Mascarenhas-Mirandela Source Info.: " O Primeiro de Janeiro "-29.07.65 An object was seen over this village.It was a disc and radiated a red light. Date: Oct 17, 1954 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Paco de Arcos Source Info.: Joaquim Fernandes The witnesses observed an object in the sky with a disc configuration. Date: Jun 17, 1977 Hour: N/A Type: DD Location: Castelo do Bode Source Info.: "Insolito" magazine (CEAFI) During a flight the witness observed a dark object. Date: Jan 31, 1968 Hour: N/A Type: C3 Location: Terceira-Azores Source Info.: "Diario de Lisboa"-26.02.68,"insolito" #13,#14 Mr. Serafim Sebastiao,married,aged 36,a security guard in the military installation of Azores air station was working that night,when he noticed that the radio was not receiving properly.He got out and observed an oval mettalic object with a "glass tower" on top. Two humanoids were standing there.Walking to another point he observed that instead of two there were four beings,two inside the object and two outside.They were moving,and when the witness projected a source of light all he could see was two of them wearing a suit which by the color,seemed to be made of lead.Meanwhile he heard a sound like a bee hive. The object was reported to be 6 meters in diameter by 3 meters in height,it moved fast and the witness was caught by an extremely bright light followed by some fumes or dust that knocked him unconscious. Date: Sep 22, 1976 Hour: N/A Type: NL Location: Airport of Portela-Lisbon Source Info.: "Diario de Noticias" 23.9.76 ; "National Enquirer" 30.9.76 Strange manoeuvres executed by ufos were observed by the crew of a Boeing 707,two workers from the Control Tower at the airport,a worker in the hotel of Acoteias (Algarve),and several unnamed people all over the country. The ufo was said to be a main body extremely bright and blue, surrounded by otherhorizontal red or white lights.These were five to seven in number. Then,these lights separated from the central body and exploded followed by an enormous flash of light. Meanwhile,an airplane from the Portuguese Airways (TAP) that was flying to southafrica almost hit the ufo which avoided it by changing direction. Two workers from the control tower at the airport observed the same phenomenon with surprise.One of them who saw the object with binoculars said it took off with a speed three times faster than a jet aircraft. The "National Enquirer" dated on November 30,1976,published the following data about the case: "707 passenger jet on collision course with dazzling UFO" The dazzling ufo and the Boeing 707 jetliner carrying 101 passengers raced toward each other on a collision course."We're going to crash!" thought co-pilot Armindo Pinto as he wrenched the plane into a steep bank. Startled by the violent manoeuver,capt. Eloy Weigert,who was checkin instruments,looked up in time to see the ufo dead ahead.It was so close it seemed to fill three quarters of the cockpit windshield. Spitting out what appeared to be fire and sparks in bursts it shot past the portuguese airliner.Observed by two other,astonished crewmen and an air traffic controller on the ground,the extraordinary encounter occurred shortly after TAP flight 241 took off from Lisbon airport at 2:10 AM local time on September 19,bound for Africa.TAP is a government-run airline.In their seats in the cockpit were captain Weigert,52,with 22,000 hours of flying time,co-pilot Pinto,34,flight engineer,Gilberto Sarmento,48,and Jose Pinto,31,co-pilot for a second crew that would take over the plane in Kinshasa,Zaire.He was the first to spot the ufo. "We were climbing to 4,000 feet",he told the "Enquirer"."I was sitting behind the capt. on the left hand side of the flight deck and just before we reached 4,000 feet I saw,through the first officer's window on the right hand side off our wing,coming in our direction,giving off flashes",Costa,59,continued:"I saw this flying object expel "We were climbing and converging with it.As we banked,it passed to the left and slightly below us.Because of the angles,and the location of the passengers,it was impossible for them to see.The front of the aircraft was being used for cargo,and the passengers were in the rear". The ufo was traveling from west to east.Moments after flight 241 encountered theobject,another portuguese 707,some 600 miles to east reported a strange sighting. Manuel Aleixo,31,co-pilot of TAP flight 130,flying at 33,000 feet,told the "Enquirer":"At about 2:15 AM we saw a very bright light moving very fast below us.It was traveling from west to east and disappeared in about 45 seconds.It didn't look like any aircraft or a meteor.We didn't know about capt. Weigert's sighting,but we were joking on the flight deck about having seen a ufo". Date: Jul 30, 1976 Hour: 8:00 pm Type: RV Location: Faro-Algarve Source Info.: "Jornal Novo" 13.5.77 ; "Natal Daily News" (South Africa) 14.5.77 Two pilots from different airlines observed two large ufo's as big as a navy ship,when they were flying over Faro.Denis Wood,british cmdt.,who has been flying for the last 20 years,said that the objects were seen by the crew and the radar station from lisbon.The ufo's were reported to be sausage-shaped, bright and carried some kind of mirror in the center.At least,that was the description made by a witness who observed the phenomenon through binoculars.The british pilot got a warning from the radar station in Lisbon,telling him about the presence of two ufo's over the portuguese territory.These objects werereported to be 10 Km away from the airplane. Antonio Carvalheira,portuguese pilot,who observed the same phenomenon for eight minutes,said that such manoeuvres executed by the ufo's could not be done by anyterrestrial aircraft.No one took pictures of the ufo's. The "Natal Daily News" from South Africa,published an article titled "UFOs as big as battleships,pilots claim".For fear of being ridiculed,pilots of three airliners kept secret the sighting of three ufo's over Portugal,later described by one of them "as big and solid as battleships". British Airways Trident jet pilot,captain Dennis Wood,who has been flying with the airline for 20 years,said he and his crew first spotted the ufo's while flying from London to Faro,in the A The sighting,described by experts as the most important in the past decade,was also made by the crew of a british Tristar below the Trident and the pilot of a portuguese airliner.All the stories tallied. Captain Wood,42,said he and the Tri-star crew made sighting reports when they arrived at London's Heathrow airport but kept it all a secret for fear of being ridiculed.Captain Wood has come forward in the hope that Britain's ufo experts will turn a serious eye to this particular sighting. "Suggestions that the three objects were balloons,stars or satellites,strange clouds or reflections are quite unacceptable to us",he said."As I looked to the west we saw this very bright headlamp in the sky.All the cabin staff saw ittoo and I told the passengers.Then it was joined by two cigar-shaped objects as big and solid as battleships". On the return trip captain Wood tilted his radar scanner."There,in exactly the same spot were these two cigar-shaped things.We got to within seven miles ofthem when they disappeared from our screen". Date: Sep 21, 1954 Hour: 10:45 pm Type: C3 Location: Airport of Sta. Maria-Ponta Delgada-Azores Source Info.: "Diario Popular" 3.10.54 ; MUFON Journal ; FSR ; CEAFI The official inquiry was conducted by the representative of the Portuguese government,Lt. Henrique da Costa Pessca,Commander of the Santa Maria Airport facility.The information contained in Lt. Pessca's report was made available to Wing Intelligence Officer Robert D. Gammell,1st Lieutenant,USAF, head of the US Intelligence Operations at the Azores Air Transport Station in Lajes Field.Lt. Gammell prepared and submitted his report to Air Force Intelligence in accordance with the official UFO reporting format,AFR 200-2,the procedure used from 1953 through 1966,when it was revised for use in conjunction with the Condon Committee inquiry. The shape of the object was reported to be oblong,10 feet in length by 5 feetin height,and,of a light metallic blue in color.There was a plexiglass-type section in the forward end,also blue,which contained the "pilot".There were fourpole-like appendages,two at each end,which supported parallel aerials,and there was an orange light in the nose of the object. The civilian guard,Mr. Monteiro,was alerted to the presence of the object by a humming or whirring noise,similar to the sound made by the wind passing over wire cables or telephone lines.The object approached and landed approximately 30feet from the guard post,making a slight nose-down approach to land;it levelled off,hovered a few feet above the The witness was unable to see any landing gear.A blond-haired man,5 feet,10 inches in height,got out of a door located in the plexiglass section;he approached the witness,but "attempts to converse failed".The contact lasted from 2 to 3 minutes and was terminated by the approach of an automobile.After the pilot reboarded and "belted up",the UFO ascended almost vertically and then accelerated rapidly into the night sky,disappearing in the darkness. The weather,according to the witness,was fair,with visibility unlimited.The official weather conditions for Terceira Island (142 nautical miles to the northwest of Santa Maria Island) reported the ceiling at 200 feet,with a one/eighth cloud cover at that altitude.The wind direction was 230 degrees at 14 knots,at 6,000 feet.There were no balloon launchings in that area at the time. Date: Nov 2, 1959 Hour: 12:00 n Type: C3 Location: Evora Source Info.: "Diario Ilustrado"-18.07.60 ; A. J. Guedes do Amaral Two objects with a disc shape were observed over the city.They weregrey with darker color on the edges.One of them executed several movements,stopping and changing directions at high speed. At that point several people,including teachers from the Secondary School "Escola Comercial e Industrial de Evora",observed the falling of a strange white substance,(angel hair). This phenomenon took place over a four hour period.Samples were taken and examined.It was then possible to observe a strange being with central round body.Ten arms in perfect symmetry were radiated from it.This observation happened while making some tests with the substance. Scientific Conclusions: During the First Iberic UFO Symposium in Oporto,October 7 & 8, 1978,and for the first time since 1959,the reports made by the teachers were released and discussed.At the time,and with a total agreement of the participants on the symposium,the ordinary " Angels Hair " became named "Fibralvis",a word composed from the Latin "Fibra" (Fiber) plus "Alvis" (Alvine),then adapted to Portuguese as "Fibralvina". Material deductions: The substance looks like flax which is linked by white filaments arranged in a random pattern. The filaments are from a natural source and not artificial fibers.They form somekind of felt with wave shaped fibers,sometimes with nodosity.Physical action is the only way to separate them. Compared with cotton it is much thinner. The substance is a vegetable product and not animal.Its combustion is fast and leaves a very tiny residuum of white ashes. The organism found in the experiments is entirely connected to the UFO phenomenon. This subject was presented for debate,by Mr. Joaquim Fernandes, Director of CEAFI at the time,as a team effort by his group. Date: Feb 6, 1980 Hour: 11:00 am Type: C3 Location: Montargil Source Info.: CEAFI Mr. Pavao is a farmer.He was aged 55 at the time of the encounter and deserves credibility. Everything started on a sunny morning,as usual,Mr. Pavao left his place taking his sheep to the fields.Then,at about 11:00 hours,he heard a noise.At the same time his dog panicked,which made Mr. Pavao feel that something wrong was happening behind him..Then,he turned back as fast as he could and,to his surprise,two 8 ft tall humanoids were standing there,close and staring at him continuously. Extremely tall and strong they were dressed with a complete grey suit. Their faces,without protection,were close to the human's.Only the eyes and skin were different.Their hands were hairy and quite big. Then the strange beings got closer to the witness and seeming friendly they touched his left shoulder and several other parts of his body.At the same time,they spoke a strange language with a modulation like the human's voice.At this point the witness was able to see that they had teeth,due to the movement of their lips. Seeming to understand the fear of the witness,one of the beings pointed to the sheep,and,Mr. Pavao told him the name of the cattle.Meanwhile,the two beings kept talking and laughing.Then,Mr. Pavao gave an order to his dog,for it to get one of the sheep and for a second he lo for the beings to disappear.When he looked back to the place where they were,all he could see was an intense flash of light which blinded him for a few seconds.After that everything became normal again. It was like a dream.Extremelly nervous and excited he returned home where his wife and son were surprised by the way he looked. This event became the subject of his nightmares for several nights.Mr. Pavao can identify several languages and,says that the one spoken by the beings wasn'tfrom Earth. Materialization? Unfortunately at the time of the investigation there were no traces on the place. Date: Nov 28, 1957 Hour: 6:20 pm Type: NL Location: Cova da Iria-Fatima Source Info.: " A Voz " newspaper (09.11.57) A strange object was seen flying over this area.Due to its speed itwas not possible to identify its shape. Date: Oct 17, 1957 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Cova da Iria-Fatima Source Info.: Radio Station " A Voz " ; " Diario de Noticias " During the morning of this day there was a fall of strange white substance ( angel hair ) all over the place.Some sample were taken to be analyzed in a laboratory at Lisbon. Date: May 24, 1913 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Cova da Iria-Fatima Source Info.: Joaquim Fernandes and Fina D,Armada The witnesses reported a fall of angel hair. Date: May 23, 1913 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Cova da Iria-Fatima Source Info.: Joaquim Fernandes and Fina D'Armada Fall of angel hair was observed by several people. Date: May 18, 1913 Hour: N/A Type: N/A Location: Cova da Iria-Fatima Source Info.: Joaquim Fernandes and Fina D'Armada Several people,including the witness,observed the falling of angel hair over the area where previous events had taken place. Date: Oct 17, 1913 Hour: 1:47 pm Type: C3 Location: Cova da Iria-Fatima Source Info.: Joaquim Fernandes and Fina D'Armada ; Antonio Ribera The following data reports the event that was known as "The Miracle of the Sun" which was witnessed by a great amount of people. 1-Weather conditions: -Pressure: 749.7 mm at 13:00 hours -Temperature: 13.2 Celsius at 13:00 hours -Humidity: 87.04 % -Direction of winds: W-NW (12:00/14:00) -Falling rain: 9.5 mm (12:00/14:00) -Speed of winds: 7 km/h at 13:00 h ; 24 km/h at 14:00 hours -Visibility of Sun: 6 minutes from 13:00 to 14:00 hours -Total visibility of Sun this day: 3:45 hours -Angle of Sun: 42 degrees 44' 2-Before the "Miracle": 50 000 people wanted to witness the event,announced three months before by the entity to the three children. Journalists,teachers,workers,priests,farmers,children,sick people,etc.,etc.,all them,observed the "dark cloud" coming closer to the usual place.By this,some people started praying. By 13:47 hours rain had gone and the sun was visible for a while. Another small white smoke cloud appeared over the oak tree while the first one was still visible in the sky. Meanwhile,Lucia kept talking with the entity and,as the dark cloud moved,a silver "globe" was uncovered.At the end of the dialogue the entity pointed her finger to the place where the sun was,as if she was pretending to make a sign to the silver "globe",and left. 3-Description of the phenomenon: When the entity left,the clouds opened and a bright silver disk appeared,spinning and shining as if it was the sun.At this point the "miracle" was done.It stayed like that for 8 to 10 minutes and then became dark.Then,for unknown reason,the disk looked as if it would crash,which caused a sensation of fear among the crowd.It took off with irregular movement. 4-Secondary effects: Sick people recovered from ilness. Rising temperature dried clothes and environment. Sensation of fear,commotion and anguish. Environment colored by several colors. 5-Percentage of witnesses: 22% Farmers 22% Housewives 06% Lawyers 06% Journalists 01% Engineers A. Ribera's investigation concluded that the crowd that stood in a field at Fatima,a small village in the district of Leiria,some 62 miles north of Lisbon,on October 13,1917,was waiting there for a miracle,because three children had been assured such an event would take place after a number of meetings with an "Entity" that came from the sky in a globe of light. The witnesses were shepherds: Lucia,aged 10,and her cousins Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto,aged 9 and 7. Among the crowd was Professor Almeida Garrett,of Coimbra University,a scientist,who described the phenomenon in the following terms: "It was raining hard,and the rain trickled down everyone's clothes.Suddenly,the sun shone through the dense cloud which covered it.Everybody looked in its direction.It was not dazzling.I don't think that it could be compared to a dull silver disc,as someone said later in Fatima."No.It rather possessed a clear,changing brightness,which one could compare to a pearl.It looked like a polished wheel.This is not petry.My eyes have seen it.This clear shaped disc suddenly began turning.It rotated with increasing speed". Date: Sep 17, 1913 Hour: N/A Type: C3 Location: Cova da Iria-Fatima Source Info.: "Intervencao Extraterrestre em Fatima" by Joaquim Fernandes and Fina D'Armada ; A. Ribera There were a few thousand people that could see the "sphere of light" used by the entity to go to the place ofthe meeting.According to the verywords of the Reverand General Vicar of Leiria,who was one of the witnesses,the entity came in an "aeroplane of light",an " immense globe,flying westwards,at moderate speed.It radiated a very bright light. " Some other witnesses saw a white being coming out of the globe,which several minutes later took off,disappearing in the direction of the sun. Date: Aug 17, 1913 Hour: N/A Type: C3 Location: Cova da Iria-Fatima Source Info.: "Intervencao Extraterrestre em Fatima" by Joaquim Fernandes and Fina D'Armada Like the previous three other observations,the phenomenon proceeded in the same way. Data concerning the physical aspects envolving the observation of the entity: -Lightning and thunder before the contact -Noise like "thousands of bees" while the entity spoke to the three children -Strange white smoke cloud over the tree where the entity appeared -Several colorful clouds in the sky -Daylight became darker than usual -Temperature went down -A quite pleasant smell -Several objects were seen inside the clouds -Classical type of UFO (DD) -Strange small balls over the tree -The entity was moved over "stairs of light" which,would involve the whole area where the children were,including the tree -Wind and dust were normally felt -Observation of falling angel hair -Tranquilizing effect on the sheep Date: Jul 17, 1913 Hour: N/A Type: C3 Location: Cova da Iria-Fatima Source Info.: "Intervencao Extraterrestre em Fatima" by Joaquim Fernandes and Fina D'Armada The witnesses had the third contact with an entity who announced that a "miracle" would be perfomed in October,in order to convince everybody. Date: Jun 17, 1913 Hour: N/A Type: C3 Location: Cova da Iria-Fatima Source Info.: "Intervencao Extraterrestre em Fatima" by Joaquim Fernandes and Fina D'Armada The witnesses had another contact with an entity supposed to be the"Holy Virgin".A noise like a thunder was heard before she appeared.When leaving,a noise like a rocket could also be heard. Date: May 17, 1913 Hour: N/A Type: C3 Location: Cova da Iria-Fatima Source Info.: "Intervencao Extraterrestre em Fatima" by Joaquim Fernandes and Fina D'Armada Three children were collecting their sheep about noon when they sawa flash in the sky.Later,a white bright figure appeared near a tree. DATA ABOUT THE ENTITY: -Seemed to be a beautiful female entity. -Was surrounded by a powerful bright light. -Appeared to be 12 to 15 years old. -Was about 4 ft tall. -Was wearing a tight skirt,a coat and a cloak. -Her head was covered by "something" hiding the ears and hair. -Her eyes were dark. -Was carrying a "string of beads" around her neck and a ball of light at the waist level. -Appeared to come from the sky and " vanished by stages". -Did not execute any facial movements. -Her feet did not move while "walking". -Spoke without moving the lips. -Moved her hands briefly. -Turned back to the witnesses when leaving. -The contact lasted 20 minutes. -It was "said" by the entity that contacts would be made every month on the same day 13,and,at the end of the sixth one she would tell the witnesses who she was and where she came from.

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