Claim: Brazil "Night of the UFOs" and "Moment of Contact" film claims

derrick06

Active Member
So an article came along my timeline from the oh so hyped Barstool Sports containing a clip with released audio featured in a recent documentary film "Moment of Contact" from a Brazilian fighter pilot confused over the sighting of apparently "a dozen UFOs" going approximately "11,500mph" over Sao Paulo in 1986

https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog...in-an-encounter-with-a-dozen-ufos-over-brazil
The actual amount of audio is quite short and it goes along with the following,

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From here the film claims the events were viewed by "hundreds on the ground" and that the event is called the "Night of the UFOs". and was apparently discussed in a hearing at the Brazilian senate about UFO's in June of this year referencing an article from nypost

https://nypost.com/2022/06/23/brazilian-pilots-meet-11-500mph-craft-during-night-of-the-ufos/

The clip from the documentary referenced also states photos were taken from Brazilian Naval vessels of UFO's but they look very 50's sci/fi

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This leads me to two key questions.

1. Is there any previous discussion about this "Night of the UFO's" and how does the phenomenon described relate to more recent UFO from fighter jet sightings? Because this is from 1986 it would not be things like Starlink flares and such for example.

2. How do we know the photos shown in the clip from this documentary are actually from the Brazilian military?

I suppose the article/film don't really give any evidence but rather throw out some interesting claims. Is anyone else more aware of this particular incident or this documentary film in general?
 

Duke

Active Member
So an article came along my timeline from the oh so hyped Barstool Sports containing a clip with released audio featured in a recent documentary film "Moment of Contact" from a Brazilian fighter pilot confused over the sighting of apparently "a dozen UFOs" going approximately "11,500mph" over Sao Paulo in 1986

https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog...in-an-encounter-with-a-dozen-ufos-over-brazil
The actual amount of audio is quite short and it goes along with the following,

Screen Shot 2022-11-12 at 2.13.20 AM.png
From here the film claims the events were viewed by "hundreds on the ground" and that the event is called the "Night of the UFOs". and was apparently discussed in a hearing at the Brazilian senate about UFO's in June of this year referencing an article from nypost

https://nypost.com/2022/06/23/brazilian-pilots-meet-11-500mph-craft-during-night-of-the-ufos/

The clip from the documentary referenced also states photos were taken from Brazilian Naval vessels of UFO's but they look very 50's sci/fi

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This is a famous photo from the late 50s taken over an island off the coast of Brazil. I don't have time to look up the details, but I'm pretty sure it was a hoax.
 

JMartJr

Senior Member
The clip from the documentary referenced also states photos were taken from Brazilian Naval vessels of UFO's but they look very 50's sci/fi
You hit the nail in the head, time-wise. Pic is one of a series taken off Trindade Island in 1958.
Having trouble copy pasting on my phone, but here's a screenshot.

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Source: http://www.project1947.com/shg/tom/bios_trindade.htm

I remembered seeing the pics in UFO books when I was in high school... good nostalgia moment.
 

derrick06

Active Member
@Topbunk 2.0 Haha that one is actually quite amusing. He used two spoons!
@Duke Your intuition was right.
How about that documentary "Point of Contact" Has anyone else seen the entire thing yet? I will probably eventually getting around to seeing the rest of the claims from it but I have seen it referenced on here on several occasions by other members. If anyone can address the first claim in this post or other claims from the film maybe we can address the film here.
 

Duke

Active Member
@Topbunk 2.0 Haha that one is actually quite amusing. He used two spoons!
@Duke Your intuition was right.
How about that documentary "Point of Contact" Has anyone else seen the entire thing yet? I will probably eventually getting around to seeing the rest of the claims from it but I have seen it referenced on here on several occasions by other members. If anyone can address the first claim in this post or other claims from the film maybe we can address the film here.
More memory than intuition. I remember that "sighting" because it was one of, if not the, first "rings of Saturn" like UFO reports.
 

Topbunk 2.0

Member
the film claims the events were viewed by "hundreds on the ground"
The James Fox film does not make this claim. The "hundreds on the ground" is editorial from the Sun article you link to
Hundreds of witnesses are reported to have seen the objects

The 1958 Barauna photos and the supposed 1986 "Night of the UFOs" are different events but get mentioned in a section of Fox's film called "A brief history" which, in typical James Fox fashion, elides a number of different cases over many years to imply coherence.

What Fox does do (in the Tweet, in the article you link to) is juxtapose archive footage of the pilot Lt Marinho talking about the 1986 event with the photos from 1958 event but without mentioning the different year. The impression given is that they are concurrent. They are not.

If you want to learn more about the declassified Brazilian gov cases go to them directly.
https://www.gov.br/en/government-of-brazil/latest-news/2022/official-ufo-night-in-brazil
 
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