UFO seen by the Apiwtxa tribe in Brazil 2014

flarkey

Senior Member.
A video has been obtained by Brazilian Federal Police of a UFO that was seen by an Amazonian Tribe back in 2014. The video was recorded by an anthropology student who was visiting them at the time.

Background: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2022...eople-had-ufo-and-alien-encounters-2013-2016/

https://uapbrazil.com/acre-case/

Video:
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=othc30yoUT4&feature=youtu.be


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My hypothesis:

The object in the video looks very much like one would expect the ISS to look - a white point of light that increases in brightness as it rises above the horizon, through overhead, and then reduces in brightness as it descends. I checked http://www.isstracker.com/historical to see if any ISS passes match the time of the sighting, and although there isnt one at exactly 7pm, there is one at 6.35pm on the date of the sighting. Could it be that the witness Paula Colares was slightly inaccurate in her reporting of the time?

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ISS Pass at 18.35 local on 30 July 2014

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The federal police reports are available here (https://uapbrazil.com/acre-case/) and most describe a white light moving across the sky. I wonder how many of them match the time and date of ISS passes?
 

Duke

Active Member
Would be interesting to plot ISS for the other dates/times the "thing" was reported by these indigenous people.

And what of the injuries claimed caused by light "beams" emanating from the object? Since at least one villager claims to have been hospitalized as a result, I'd like to see a medical report detailing the actual injuries. Were they burns, injuries caused by someone tripping/falling by running from something not understood, or even anxiety brought on by a panic attack?
 
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JMartJr

Senior Member
Since at least one villager claims to have been hospitalized as a result, I'd like to see a medical report detailing the actual injuries. Were they burns, injuries caused by someone tripping/falling by running from something not understood, or even anxiety brought on by a panic attack?
Or possibly made up. Additional evidence would help answer that.
 

markus

Active Member
The first thing I notice right off the bat is that some of the subtitles are wrong in a rather tendentious way. In the beginning, someone says "tá aqui o bicho" (here's the animal/critter), which gets translated as "here's the thing". The next thing out of the same person's mouth is "a onça!" (the jaguar), which gets translated as "caution!". There's clearly several conversations taking place about several different things, but the video, by coincidentally mistranslating anything that might provide some crucial context, tries to pass it off as if everyone was transfixed by this light in the sky and very concerned, shooting guns at it, describing "abnormal motions", etc.
 

Duke

Active Member
The first thing I notice right off the bat is that some of the subtitles are wrong in a rather tendentious way. In the beginning, someone says "tá aqui o bicho" (here's the animal/critter), which gets translated as "here's the thing". The next thing out of the same person's mouth is "a onça!" (the jaguar), which gets translated as "caution!". There's clearly several conversations taking place about several different things, but the video, by coincidentally mistranslating anything that might provide some crucial context, tries to pass it off as if everyone was transfixed by this light in the sky and very concerned, shooting guns at it, describing "abnormal motions", etc.
Yeah, there is always the issue of a proper translation of such things. So are the inaccurate translations you pointed out Portuguese to English or the native language/dialect of the indigenous people to English?
 

markus

Active Member
Yeah, there is always the issue of a proper translation of such things. So are the inaccurate translations you pointed out Portuguese to English or the native language/dialect of the indigenous people to English?
Portuguese to English. I have no idea what is being said in the native language.
 

flarkey

Senior Member.
I have reviewed the Brazilian police reports (https://uapbrazil.com/acre-case/) and checked the times of the individuals' sightings against ISS passes. The data is in the table below. Although the results are not conclusive, ie we cannot tie in exact sightings to exact passes of the ISS, we can say that in general the times match with a period of a week or so when the ISS was visible in the sky over Acre shortly after sunset, which is roughly when the witnesses saw the object. The main issue with this is the accuracy of the reporting, particularly timings. For example, a typical witnesses report states they saw the object at 7pm, but the nearest ISS pass may have been at 7.20pm. These could have been the same sighting, but the poor accuracy of the statement verses the high accuracy of the ISS Historical Pass website makes exact correlation difficult.

Regarding the description of the object - a white sphere moving across the sky west to east which returned a few hours later - also could be interpreted as matching the ISS. The video provided by the Scientist Paula Colares matches the appearance of a typical ISS pass. The description of an object rising and falling behind trees is an optical illusion created by the large altitude and speed that the ISS is travelling at. It is difficult to comprehend (for anyone, let alone an indigenous Amazonian villager) that the object/ISS is 450km in the air and travelling at 15000mph. The eye will think it is much lower and travelling slowly. Some of the the stranger details behind the sightings - ie the object shooting beams of light at villagers - cannot be accounted for. The skeptical view of this would probably suggest that the witness reports are wrong or have been embellished after the event.

TLDR: In my opinion - all of the sightings seen by the villagers were probably the ISS. However It is difficult to prove this due to the poor accuracy of the witness reports.

Summary of statements:

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Example statements from https://uapbrazil.com/acre-case/:

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