Comprehensive Historical Report
of theVarginha Case

Claudeir Covo
(August, '96,-- To Appear in Planeta Magazine 9/96)

It is clear that the Varginha case is one of the most convincing UFO cases in the public eyes. Continuous information is coming out of Brazil due to the dedication of the UFO researchers there. Included on this page is a very comprehensive report from one of the most well known Brasilian UFO Researchers, who I had the pleasure to meet in February of 1994, Claudeir Covo. This information was sent to us by our dear friend Pedro Cunha, another tireless and dedicated researcher, who (with the help of his wife) translated this report into English.

Enjoy ...............Illinois

Date: Wed, 04 Sep 1996 20:00:58 EST5EDT
From: Pedro Cunha {}
Organization: The Navigator BBS * 011-61-2437676,Brazil
Reply-To: Pedro Cunha {}
Subject: UpDate About Varginha

Hello Joshua,

This is an article to be publisbed in Planeta Magazine in Brazil. It was received in our private list ovnibr-l on 23rd of August, 1996:

From: "Sergio Valle" {}
Originally to:
Original Date: Fri, 23 Aug 1996 19:10:40 -0300 (EST)

To: "'Aos Terraqueos'" {}
Subject: Relatorio Varginha.
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 1996 21:19:46 -0300

People of Terraqueos (earthlings list):

From the ufologist Rogerio Porto Breier, who is kindly colaborating with the Terraqueos list, I got this report about the Varginha case which will be published in Planeta Magazine this month. Unfortunately, I am publishing this document with a delay of one week, because as I explained before, I don't know what happened to the original diskette. I re-scanned the text again. It maybe happen that some of the written words are wrong (TN: in the original text in Portuguese) because of the OCR conversion. Read, and then tell me what you think.




The ufologists below represented by the renown groups of research to which they belong to, after more than three months of intense investigations, as well as comparisons of information from different orders, don't have the slightest doubt of what happened in Varginha. On the following 2oth day immediatly after January of the year 1996, a truly and complex operation involving military authorities and civil professionals, which resulted in the CAPTURE of non biologicaly classified creatures, para-scientifcaly called "EBEs" (Extratrrestrial Biological Entities), which were maintained UNDER MEDICAL OBSERVATION AND LATELY TAKEN OUT OF THE CITY. This is a unique fact in Brazil, which confirmation can bring invaluable and non mesurable impacts of cultural, philosofical order and of a huge proportion.

But, the consensus among ufologists of all over the planet that there's clearly a world process of cover up and disinformation about facts of that type, being known the incontestable evidences of such a procedure, whose reasons are obvious and inumerous. The Ufology and related studies are fighting for more than fifty years for the actual information and the public recognize of such events occur, because the right to the truth is one of the main targets of all the Human race.

If you were a direct or indirect witness of the happenings in Varginha, please look to us and help us to definitely solve them, which means a spectacular aquisition and also history marking. Being asked, the secrecy will granted. Researchers, colaborators and press responsible members are united under this ideal.

Our telephones will answer through the number 55-(0)61-2721441, in Sao Paulo, SP.

Claudeir Covo
INFA - Instituto Nacional de Investigacao de Fenomenos Aeroespaciais - Sao Paulo - SP

Edison Boaventura Junior

Jamil Vila Nova
GUG - Grupo Ufologico do Guaruja - SP

Eduardo Miondini
Osvaldo Mondini
CEPEX- Centro de Pesquisas Exologicas - Sumare- SP

Ademar Jose Cevaerd
CBPDV - Centro Bras. de Pesq de Discos Voadores e Revista UFO - Campo Grande - MS

Marco Antonio Petit de Castro
AFEU - Associacao Fluminense de Estudos Ufologicos - Itaipava- RJ

Rafael Cury
ANUB - Associacao Nacional dos Ufologos do Brasil - Curitiba- PR

Irene Granchi
CISNE - Centro de Investigacao Sobre a Naureza dos Extaterrestres - Rio de Janeiro - R J

Marco Antonio Rodrigues Silva
GEONI - Grupo de Estudos de Objetos Nao Ideniificados - Sao Paulo - SP

Vitorio Pacaccini
INFA - Instituto Nacional de Investigacao de Fenomenos Aeroespaciais - Sao Paulo - SP

Ubirajara Franco Rodrigues
INFA - lnstituto Nacional de lnvestigacao de Fenomenos Aeroespaciais - Sao Paulo - SP

Varginha - MG - May, 1996
Claudeir Covo

The Engineer Claudeir Covo is the president of INFA - Instituto Nacional de Investigacao de Fenomenos Aeroespaciais, as well as taking part of the front line of the group of ufologists who are researching the Varginha Case. Any military or civil people who had any participations in the facts or knowledge of details and who wish to help to definitely elucidate what happened in Varginha and later in Campinas, please get in touch through the telephone 55-(0)61-272-1441 or Caixa Postal 42.700 - CEP 04299 970 - Ipiranga - Sao Paulo - SP.

For obvious reasons, please call from public telephone boxes and don't give your names or addresses in letters. Change your voice and writing. If this is the case, we will set up a meeting. Absolute secrecy of the informer will be kept. Help the ufologists to solve completely all that happened in the Varginha Case. The Human race has the right to know the truth.

The Varginha's ETs
by Claudeir Covo

The great majority of the population of Varginha, an important town in the South of Minas Gerais, still have no notion of what happened in the region, on 20th/01/1996 (January 20th, 1996).

Even today, when the research is still at full steam, the whole town still asks if everything of what was said is not a "halucination" of the brazilian ufologists or if really there was something real. Of the 120,000 inhabitants, several hundreds saw something strange in the day and following of 20th/01/1996, but only a few dozen of people, and some civilians and military, truly national heroes, had the courage to come to the public, or looked for ufologists who are taking care of the case, and reported what they saw. Many civilian people had a direct of indirect participation of the facts, but unfortunately the great majority lost courage before the press and the ufologists. Fear of being laughed at? Fear of the ridiculous? Fear of loosing the job? Fear of retaliation? Hidden interests? Lamentable.

The fear to "open one's mouth", to the military, is perfectly understandable, as the reprisals are grave, that is, military prosecution, humiliation, jail, transfer (invisible punishment), removal, expulsion, etcetera, but, by the civilian people, it doesn't make sense. Of the inumerous names that we have in our hands, of people that lost the courage, in the future, in the right moment, will be published by the press. The ufologists in the front line of this case are writing a book, and soon we will have news of a great movie production from North America. Contacts have been done. The Roswell case is small before what happened in Varginha. It won't be strange if Steven Spielberg gets interest for the case. Thus, television, radio, newspapers, magazines, cinema, books, etc..., are and will continue to register the historic facts, as well as praising the name of the heroes and revealing the names of those who lost courage. There is still time for those people to look for the ufologists and talk about what they saw and heard. It is a matter of revealing the truth to the public. All the population should stop and evaluate what the press is divulging. It is time to stop teasing and to reflect about the facts. Don't forget that several ufologists who got involved in the Varginha Case are lawyers, entepreuners, engineers, medical doctors, etcetera... Such persons will never "waste time" if there weren't something of real and concreet in the facts.


Probably all that was divulged about the Varginha Case, would have been passed in white clouds, and the population would never had knowledge of the facts, if in Varginha wouldn't live the important lawyer, ufologist and friend Ubirajara Franco Rodrigues, that with his ufologic "sense of smell" soon realized that something real happened in the region. Ubirajara returned from Sao Tome das Letras, a known town near Varginha, in 21st/01/1996, when he learned that some of the youngsters had seen a strange being, the day before, which had been captured by the military people in the region and taken to the town's hospital. After one week at starting the research Ubirajara was already divulging the facts to the press in general.

The entrepreuner, ufologist and friend Vitorio Pacaccini, from Belo Horizonte, after getting to know the facts through the press, went down to Tres Coracoes, town where his mother lives, getting together with Ubirajara to research the case. Pacaccini also was an important researcher in the Varginha Case, mainly after the contact with several military people who reported the fact. After that, INFA - Instituto Nacional de Investigacao de Fenomenos Aeroespaciais, presided by Claudeir Covo, together with Edison Boaventura Junior, Jamil Vila Nova, Eduardo Mondini and Oswaldo Mondini, got together into the investigation of the Varginha Case, thus forming the already known Group of the Seven, who obtained important information about the passage of the ETs in Campinas, and Sao Paulo. Many other ufologists, directly or indirectly, also contribuited for the case.

After six months of research, being that the Varginha Case is still under research, the ufologist got 15 important testimonies taped in audio and video, and seven being of civilians and eight from military people who reported many details and the several steps of the facts that occured in Varginha. For obvious reasons, the names of the informers are under absolute secrecy. Who knows in the near future such names will be liberated to the press, and when there will be authorization for that.

Thus, based in the investigations, the ufologists found out thousands of important details, which will be presented in a short form in this article. Many details area totally the expression of the truth, being that some came in a fragmented form, of which they will be better researched, but helped to put the enormous puzzle together. For sure, all that is being reported here, is only a small part of what happened in Varginha. All the action involved military from different areas, and we have here a great difficulty to clear the facts, because they deny everything, officialy because, lamentable, the subject flying saucer and extra-terrestrial beings, at a world level, are considered as "NATIONAL SECURITY", and are visibly covered up.


Since August/1995, when humanity had the knowledge of the autopsy of an alleged extra-terrestrial, which sadly is a fraud (read Revista Planeta, September/1995), coincidently there were an frightening increase of ufologic occurences, where people from different countries sighted, photographed and filmed serveral UFOs over the skies. There was a great world Flap, that still continues, that took the main means of communication to dedicate many programs about the ufologic matter. In Brazil, besides Varginha, there were several towns which appeared, not only in sightings, but also with photographs, films, landings, eletromagnectic effects, sightings of beings and even cases of people being attacked by "strange creatures". Joacaba in Santa Catarina, Sumare and neighbouring towns in the interior of Sao Paulo and also in the coast line, and south of Minas. Guarabira in Paraiba and Manaus in Amazonas. Some military sources, radar operators, confirmed that there was an increase in the number of significative 'plots' on the radar screens in the last 13 months.


In the days preceding the facts occurred on 20th/01/1996 (January 20th, 1996) in Varginha, many people saw several lights in the region's skies. Brazilian military secretly, informed the ufologists that the north american military were tracking these objects through satellites and informed the Brazilian Government of the great UFO concentration in the South of Minas Gerais. Without any doubts, CINDACTA I, in Brasilia, was also tracking such objects. Many military people speak about a military cooperation agreement between Brazil and USA. The tracking by satellites allow the detection of the fall or landing of a craft with an error of a few meters.

By the action of the military people in Varginha there's no doubt that they really knew in anticipation of what was happening. Such information was obtained in fragmented form, but give us an idea of how the military people acted quickly. Probably CINDACTA I realized that a "plot" disappeared from the radar screens. Conclusion, if crashed or landed, where abouts? Varginha. South of Minas. What was the nearest military base to that point? ESA, Escola de Sargento das Armas of the Army in Tres Coracoes, 27 Km away from Varginha. A simple phone call and all the operation was started, under the coordination of the Servico de Inteligencia do Exercito (Army Intelligence Service), known as S2.

20th/01/1996 (January 20th, 1996) - 01:30 Hs (AM)

The couple Eurico Rodrigues de Freistas (40) and Oralina Augusta de Freitas (37), in a farm 10 Km away from the Varginha's center woke up because of the noise of frightened cattle, which were running from one side to another. As they opened the window, they saw what seemed to be a small craft, about a minibus size, in a submarine shape, that hovered slowly over the place, for about 40 minutes, at an altitude of 5 meters high above the ground. The ship was dark (lights off) and had on one of its ends an apparently damaged structure and was releasing a lot of smoke. The couple described that there was no noise from the ship and that apparently the damaged structure pieces of fuselage were hanging, swinging as clothes in the wind. The ship slowly flew towards Jardim Andere, a quarter block in Varginha.

The first conclusion drawn by the ufologists, not a definite one, is that this ship had one of its ends damaged by an explosion, which scattered a great quantity of small metal pieces around the region, and the ship still remained in the air during some time and after that it crashed, near to Jardim Andere, probably wounding part of its crew, which seeked for shelter in the woods near the quarter block. There are military people assurring that the ship was recovered and sent to USA. This fact hasn't being confirmed so far.

20th/01/1996 (January 20th, 1996) - 08:30 HS (AM)

Varginhas Fire Corps received a phone call, no one knows from who, telling them there was a strange animal in Jardim Andere quarter. Perhaps one of the locals have called the Fire Corps, or perhaps that person had called 190 and the Military Police had called the Fire Corps. There is also the hypothesis that the Army had called the Fire Corps. Nets, gloves and equipment were prepared and a vehicle was moved to the locality, with 4 men, under the coordination of Major Maciel.

20th/01/1996 - (January 20th, 1996) 10:30 HS (AM)

Within Jardim Andere, Suecia Street, in front of number 3, there's a gully, right bellow the railway line, leading to a small wood. In this street, at least three adults and three children were following all the movement. Some people say that one of the kids threw stones at the strange creature, that was coming down the bank, crossed over the railway line and hid in the woods. The Fire Corps men arrived, went down the gully, and spotted the strange being, and with the help of a net, quickly captured the being. According to some of the witnesses, the strange creature was dizzy and did not offer any resistence.

The Fire Corps climbed up the steep bank and found, besides the Fire Corps vehicle, a Army vehicle. The strange creature, still in the net, was put in a wooden box, which was covered with a tarpaulin, and was put on top of an Army truck, under the guard of two soldiers. This truck went to ESA, in Tres Coracoes, and the Fire Corps vehicle returned to its quarters.

From a distance of 100 meters there were some bricklayers and hod carriers, who were filling up a cement slab, and followed all the military movements there. As for the adults and children who were there, they went up the road, and Henrique Jose de Souza, a bricklayer, asked them what the military people were doing in the gully, and they said they had captured a strange creature. At least two military people assurred that this being was kept in captivity, in ESA, for 24 hours. After that it was put in a cage, and by helicopter departed to Brasilia, and after that a jet airplane had gone to the USA with it. Such fact also is still not confirmed.

20th/01/1996 (January 20th, 1996) - 14:00 HS

A civilian witness, who had been in the military service, and who asked to not be publicly identified, observed at least seven military people from the Army, with tipical camouflage garment, armed with FAL (light automatic rifle), who were coming, on foot by the railway line and neighbourhood, doing a type of scanning of the region, when they got in the small wood where the first being was captured by the Fire Corps earlier in the morning. In one determined moment this witness heard three shots from the FAL rifles, which had a well known metallic sound. A military person in Campinas said that one of the creatures was helping another lying on the ground, apparently wounded.

Perhaps this creature had shown an attack reaction sign against the military people and ended up hit on the chest by three FAL shots. The military person informed that one of these creatures was different from the others, with black fur covering its body. Such information is still not confirmed and is under investigation by the ufologists. The civilian witness said that a few minutes after the three shots, the military people came out of the woods with two bags, typically used by the Army. One of the bags had "something" moving a lot inside, while the other one had "something" imobile. The volume in each one of the bags was equivalent to that captured being by the Fire Corps earlier in the morning.

Consequently, if these two bags contained two more strange creatures, one alive and the other one dead, we would have the capture of three of these beings, two alive and one dead. Such information, by arriving fragmented, were not 100% trustworthy. We are waiting for some of the military people who participated in this operation, to tell us more details.

20th/01/1996 - (January 20th, 1996) 15:30 HS

The youngsters Katia Andrade Xavier, 22, Liliane Fatima da Silva, 16 and Valquiria Aparecida da Silva, 14, were returning home by foot, after work. When they were crossing over a empty plot of land, at Benevenuto Braz Vieira Street, beside number 76, land that is three quarters blocks away from the place where the Fire Corps had captured the first creature, they saw something frightening. A being of about 1.60 Meters height, skinny, dark brown shiny skin, as if it had passed some kind of cream on it, with many bulgy veins, two legs with enormous feet with two toes on each one, with two arms and hands with three fingers in each one, a big head with three bone formations on the top, one on each side and the other on the center of the head, without any apparent hair, big eyes, blood red color and bulging out like frog's eyes. The military people who saw the captured beings, besides confirming this description, added by saying that the beings had only two holes instead of a nose, a small mouth, a black thin tongue, and about the damages caused by the storm. As a matter of fact, the military had knowledge that there were more beings in the region. At least one, the one that Katia, Liliane and Valquiria had seen at about 15:30 o'clock. And one more capture happened, the fourth one, now by the Military Police. The captured being may or may not be the same seen by the three girls. In the same way as the capture earlier in the morning by the Fire Corps, this strange creature also did not offer more resistance as it was being captured. It was apparently dizzy, or ill, or wounded. The Military Police took the creature at first to the town's first-aid station, were its entrance was refused. Consequently the creature was taken to Hospital Regional.

21st/01/1996 - (January 21st, 1996) 01.30 HS (AM)

We don't know why there was the transference of the strange creature from Hospital Regional to Hospital Humanitas. The Regional is nearer to the center of Varginha, while Humanitas is nearer the outskirts. Many people saw the strange movements of the Army, Fire Corps and Military Police in the two hospitals. Probably, the reason for the transference was because Humanitas is a better equipped hospital, and for fact of being away from towncentre, less people would see all the military activity. On the following day, Sunday, cars were observed arriving at Humanitas with number plates from Belo Horizonte, with military people, as well as medical doctors from USP (University of Sao Paulo) and UNICAMP (University of Campinas). We still don't know what kind of treatment the beings have or had, since we don't know if the being that was shot three times (FAL) was also taken to the Hospital. Everything points out that it was. The examination, X rays, photographs, the films and thousands of other details remained restricted to the military people. The being that entered the Humanitas alive ended up dying there. We don't know if it died of natural causes, or if it was badly injured, if it was ill or yet, what would be regretful, if it had 'been' killed.

22nd/01/1996 (January 22nd, 1996) - 16:00 HS

The ESA, with the help of three Mercedes Benz trucks, 1418 type, covered with tarpaulin on the top, and many vehicles without identification, surely working for the Intelligence Service (S2), start the retreat action of the beings from Hospital Humanitas. A series of manoeuvres to elude, through the town, with the help of portable communication radios and mobile telephones, one by one each truck parked backwards on the side door of the Humanitas Hospital. In this place there were about 15 people, doctors, nurses, military people from the Army, from the Fire Corps and Military Police. A special reinforced box, a kind of coffin, on top of two easels, received the body of the being. The cover, that was larger on top, was put on the box, and sealed. After that, the box was wrapped with black plastic canvas, was put in the truck, and secure tightened. The back tarpaulin was put over the back of the truck and its sides where there were plastic windows, which were also shut down, in a manner that no one could see what was inside the truck. The three trucks returned to ESA before dark. A special security scheme was made for the arrival of the trucks at ESA. One of them ended up going through a road, against the traffic, right in front of the side gate of the quarter. A special security scheme was made to "take care of the trucks". When the trucks returned to ESA, in Campestre quarter, they were seen by Dr. Marcos A. Carvalho Mina, veterinary doctor in Varginhas Zoo.

23rd/01/1996 (January 23rd, 1996) - 04:00 HS (AM)

A special convoy leaves ESA towards Campinas. A Kombi van is ahead, the three trucks in line and behind other several vehicles without identification. Five hours journey. Around 9:00 (AM) they arrived at Escola Preparatoria de Cadetes do Exercito (Cadets Army Academy), in Campinas, in Sao Paulo State interior. Later, the beings were taken to UNICAMP, and delivered to the well known forensic doctor Dr. Fortunato Badan Palhares, who together with Dr. Koradin Nesve and a special team of civilians and military people, started the autopsies and scientific study on the beings. Employees of the laboratory where Dr. Badan works, thoght it strange the fact that, on the arrival of the beings to the lab, they were asked to leave the place, fact that had never happened before.

At least three military people informed that one of the beings was taken to a secret underground laboratory underneath Clinicas Hospital, in UNICAMP. They also informed that there is another underground laboratory underneath the Biology Building. And another creature had been taken to one of the IML refrigerators (Legal Medical Institute) where the morgue of the Amarias Cemetery is. Several military people informed they had never seen this place so well guarded as in February, March and April, 1996. Also, the number of military people seen within this period, circulating in UNICAMP was frigthening. All these capture operations, transportation to Regional Hospital, transference from the Regional to Humanitas, the retreat from Humanas to ESA and transportation to Campinas were coordinated by Lieutenant Colonel Olimpio Wanderley dos Santos, by Captain Ramires, and by Lieutenant Tiberio from PE (Army Police ) and by Sargeant Pedrosa. The convoy was driven by truck drivers corporal Vassalo, Soldier Cirilo and Soldier Melo. All these military people are from ESA.

One of the military people informed that in one of the trucks there were thousands of tiny unknown metal fragments. Probably the fragments are from that ship sighted by the couple, Eurico and Oralina, apparently damaged. Therefore, in this big puzzle, we conclude that the three trucks that went to Campinas were carrying in the first of the convoy a dead being, in the second another dead being and in the third the metal fragments.

23rd/01/1996 (January 23rd, 1996)

A Buffalo airplane leaves the Canoas Air Force Base in Rio Grande do Sul. Inside it there were three containers, a box and many military people. In the first container there were generators, in the second the receiver equipment and computers, and in the third a small workshop. In the box there was an dissassembled anthena. In other words, a portable sophisticated radar. The airplane went to the South of Minas. This radar must have been installed in some region or town near Varginha. At this time there were many alien ships flying over the region. Military people from within ESA said that on a certain night they were worried with the hypothesis of a retaliation from the extra-terrestrials. At this time, several military people from the USA Army and Air Force arrived at ESA by helicopter. An area within ESA was interdicted. Several agents from the Intelligence Service (S2) and from various points of the country were sent to ESA. Local inhabitants, of many years, had never seen such activity in ESA. That was something to call the attention of even the most 'naive'. If they were trying to hide something from the public, they failed in their methodology. The Military people who took part in the operation, and even today, are being observed and followed by S2. Even today, the situation is not good in ESA. Recently, some of the military people from ESA said that "inside here, things are heating up". They also said that if General Lima and Lieutenant Colonel Olimpio hear someone pronouncing the name "ET" or Pacaccini, they will get at least 10 days in jail.

26th/01/1996 (January 26th, 1996)

Several NASA Military officers arrived at UNICAMP. The official excuse was that they wanted to select Brazilian scientists to take part in future space missions with the americans. Probably, they were military officers who know deeply the details about flying saucers and extra-terrestrial beings. Military people said that the american military personel was working together with Brazilian military people inside the underground laboratory. The proportion is 50% of brazilians and 50% of americans. Certainly, if there is a list with the names of the Brazilian scientists, those scientists will only travel in their dreams in the space shuttle. They will remain the rest of their lives thinking about that possibility.

28th/02/1996 (January 28th, 1996) - 19:50 HS

Mrs. Thereza Christina Strarace Tavares de Magalhaes Texeira, wife of the deceased Mayor of Campinas, Mr. Adlaberto Magalhaes Teixeira, was forbidden to enter the Hospital das Clinicas (HC) at UNICAMP, where her husband was when sick. She was very uspet at the lack of organization of the local security scheme. With the help of a mobile phone, after explaining that she was the wife of the Mayor, on the arrival of Dr. Otavio Rizzi Coelho the problem was resolved, and she was allowed inside. Some people believe that on this night the body of the extra-terrestrial was sent to HC for some type of examination, and the whole place was "closed" for security reasons, restulting in this confusion. Mrs. Thereza entered inside because she was the Mayor's wife. The same didn't occur with other people that were prohibited to enter into HC.

01st/03/1996 (March 1st, 1996)

The American Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, signed with the Brazilian Ministry of Foregin Relations, Felipe Lampreia, the "Agreement of Cooperation for the Pacific Use of External Space"... A question hangs in the air. Would that be something to do with the Varginha Case?

02nd/03/1996 (March 2nd, 1996)

The general administrator of NASA, Daniel Goldin, visited the installations of the National Institute of Space Research, the INPE, and signed agreements of space cooperation between the two entities. There had been such such agreements in the past, but it is the first time that the principal director of NASA comes to the country to get to know the national scientific display. People who are following the Varginha Case, civil and military, believe that the presence of David Goldin and of Warren Christopher in Brazil ivolves agreements in relation to the beings captured in Varginha, and also a form of "justifying"the presence of military staff who acts inside NASA at UNICAMP.

21st/04/1996 (April 21st, 1996) - 21:00 HS

Inside Vaerginha's Zoo there is a restaurant called Paiquere, which is rented out to third parties. On this night when a party was being held, Mrs. Terezinha Gall Clepf, 67, wife of Mr. Marcos Clepf, an former council member of the town, went out - on the varandah - to smoke a cigarrette. The place was totally dark, looking to her left, about 4 metres away she saw a being exactly like the one described by the young girls and by the military, being that this one had sort of yellow helmet on its head. Mrs. Terezinha said that she had the impression that the enormous red eyes of the being amitted a kind of luminiscence, which allowed her to see its face very clearly. The being was standing up behind the railinigs that go round the varandah. Being dark, she couldn't see further details of the body. For a few minutes, Mrs. Terezinha remained still looking at the strange creature and vice-versa. In no moment did the creature move or make any kind of noise. Frightened, Mrs. Terezinha entered the restaurant and remained silent under the emotional impact of the vision. Soon after she returned to the varandah, and there was the creature. Desperate, she went back, pulled her husband by the arm and made out of the place quickly. Mr. Marcos, seeing that his wife was not well and was upset, took her home. Only afterwards in the car did she tell her husband what she saw.

Until today, Mrs. Terezinha shows signs of nervousness when she remembers that strange being. Coincidence or not, at that time, in 12 days, 5 animals mysteriously died. Two deer, a tapir, and a blue macaw and an ocelot. The bilogist and directors of the Zoo, Dr. Leila Cabral had never seen anything like it before. The vet Dr. Marcos sent the entrails to Belo Horizonte for examinations. Only in one of the deer was there found a kind of caustic intoxication. Nothing was found in the other animals. The reason for their death is not known. Dr. Marcos believes it was merely coincidental. But Dr. Leila believes that it has something to do with the presence of this strange creature at the Zoo. At the time at the end of January/1996, when everyone was comenting about the extra-terrestrials in the town, Dr. Leila met a fireman and joked to him. You captured the ET andf I will look after him. Frightened, the fireman told her to keep quiet and asked her not to comment about it to anyone. About the mysterious animal deaths, a doubt remains. Do these extra-terrestrials beings carry some virus or bacteria, that could contaminate and kill in a few days? Would this be one of the reasons that the military hide everything from the public? Would the confirmation of this create some kind of panic? Probably we won't know so soon.

29ht/04/1996 (April 29th, 1996) - 22:00 HS

Mrs. Luiz Helena da Silva, mother of Liliane and Valquiria receives the visit of four men, who did not identify themselves, practically almost invading her house, dressed in black suits and tie. Two young men and two older ones. Two brownish skin and two white skin. After hearing the girls, they said that they were their "gold mine". In an attempt to bribe, these four men offered them money enough to make their dreams come true, in exchange for a tape recording or video where Liliane and Valquiria would say that they had seen no strange creature, and that everything was only a joke. We don't know if these four men were military people, or religious fanatics or someone else "testing" the girls.

04th/05/1996 (May 4th, 1996) - 17.00 HS

In a historic meeting at Ubirajara's home, in Varginha, with 48 people, between ufologists and journalists, Mrs. Luiza, Liliane and Valquiria told the press about the bribe attempt from four unknown men. Claudeir read a manifesto that was given to the press, about the cover up of the case in that region and Pacaccini revealed the names of the military officers who took part in the whole operation. At the same moment the press started to call ESA to know more details, but everything was denied.

08th/05/1996 (May 8th, 1996) - 11:00 HS

ESA Commander, Brigadier General Sergio Pedro Coelho Lima held a press conference and read a clarifying note, saying that no element or material from Escola de Sargento das Armas had any connection with the alleged facts. At the end, a reporter from EPTV asked him where were the other military people that were cited? He answered, working, for the Army and the Nation. Can you prove that? Prove to who? To the press. We don't have anything to prove and what I had to say was read in this note. Thus, General Lima turned his back and left, leaving the reporters totally convinced that something really strange had happened in Varginha.

11th/05/1996 (May 11th, 1996)

Another historic fact in the Varginha Case was the research done by Dr. John Mack, a Psychiatry Professor in Harvard Medical Shool in USA. Dr. Mack, besides being a Psychiatrist is a Phd on this subject. He is the author of the book "Abduction - Human Encounters With Aliens", and also was represented in the film "Intruders" by an actor in the main role of a Psychiatrist. After many hours of questions with Liliane, with Valkiria and Mrs. Luiza and with Mrs. Terezinha, Dr. Mack concluded that they are speaking the truth, and they really saw a very strange being. For Ufology, this conclusion from Dr. Mack is very important.

29th/05/1996 (May 29th, 1996)

In almost absolute secrecy, for the first time in Brazil, a state Minister met with with the Armed Forces High Command outside the capital of the country. A Historic fact. The army Minister Zenildo Zoroastro de Lucena, along with 29 generals, including the Armed Forces General Staff Chief, General Paulo Neves de Aquino, the chiefs of management and departmets and the eight military commanders of the area met together in Campinas, to carry out a task, that would easily be carried out by military people of lower rank. They visited the Escola Preparatoria de Cadetes do Exercito (Academy School for Army Cadets) to evaluate the EsPCex 2000 project, that aims at getting informatics into education and the creation of a modern teaching environment for the cadets as well as the installation of monitoring system by satellite. After visiting the 28th Armored Infantry Battalion (BAB) to evaluate the 16 computers already acquired from a total of 26, that aim to create administrative procedures and the preparation of soldiers. So being, they went to EMBRAPA (A Brazilian Research Center for Agriculture and related subjects) to get to know the geographic information system. On the following day they went to the town Pirassununga (Sao Paulo), to the 2nd Regiment of Combat Vehicles a unity of the 11th Armored Infantry Battalion, to accompany the work being done to receive 40 Leopard Combat vehicles of German make, recently acquired. Military people from various places of the state of Sao Paulo, including the littoral, informed us that on the days before the visit of the Minister in Campinas, several meetings took place in Campinas, in Pirassununga, in Braganca Paulista, and probably also in other states, involving high rank military people. They said that everyone wanted to go to Campinas to look at the strange creatures. Disagreements and misunderstandings even occurred between some military people.

23rd/06/1996 (June 23rd, 1996) - 11:00 HS

One of Ubirajara's friends, from Varginha, kindly provided his Seneca bimotor airplane. During 40 minutes we flew over all the region, from the farm of Eurico and Oralina, until the place where the strange creatures were captured. The main objective was to find out the place of UFO crash. We were looking for a depression in the ground, or for a clearing in the undergrowth or still some burnt area. Unfortunately, we had no success, but the photographic and videos registers remained in this part of the research, as well as the gratitude to the owner of the airplane and his pilot.

03rd/07/1996 (July 3rd, 1996)

In Brasilia, the Congress approves a project that allows the Brazilian Air Force to have powers to shoot down hostile airplanes.

The measure aims to give more power to the Air Force, in its combat agaist narcotrafic and contraband, being able to shoot down airplanes in clandestine flights who don't respond to identification orders. Of course everyone now is asking what the Air Force will do if the target is a flying saucer. Certainly, becauser of former failures, when to an extent, the Air Force will accopany the target from a distance, only registering the fact in photos and videos.


Until the present moment, we have absolute certainty of the capture of two beings, confirmed by military people who participated in the facts. The other two, we are still researching, in the sense of finding military people who had participated in the facts and decide to colaborate with the ufologists, under secrecy. If really the military captured four beings, two being dead, they were taken to UNICAMP, one of them alive, would have been taken to USA. The last one, also captured alive, we have no news of its whereabouts. These beings are classified as Delta types. They are a species of trained animals and used by Alfa and Beta beings in more simple missions, as for collecting minerals and vegetals. They would be a specie of simian of extra-terrestrial origin, as well as more intelligent than our simians. The ufologists have classified them as EBEs - Extra-terrestrial Biological Entities. As far as we know until the present date, three beings were captured in Varginha, with viscous skin and brown color and one with all the body covered with black fur (hair), including on top of the head, being that the two types have red eyes, big and bulgy.

To explain the great activity by the military people from ESA, it was said that on that day they were greeting the new recruits, being that this occurred one week before. To explain the great movement of Army trucks in Varginha, it was said that the vehicles were envoyed to Automaco Enterprise to balance the wheels and to align the wheels for the driving, being that the vehicles were seen on Saturday and Sunday, period in which the Automaco is not working. To explain the great activity of military people in Regional Hospital, it was said that it happened because the exhumation of a body of a young men who hung himself in the jail. According to the exhumation act, this happened in 30th/01/1996 (January 30th, 1996), and the movements occurred on the days 20, 21 and 22 in January. Nobody got to explain why the Army was accompanying the "exhumation". To explain the great activity of Military pe ople at Humanitas Hospital, it was said that it was because of the arrival of new equipment to be used in heart transplants. Well, it looks like a joke. What does it have to do with new equipment? Heart Transplant in an extra-terrestrial? Only an idiot would buy that. Many declarations of Dr. Adilson Usier Leite to the press, Director of Regional Hospital and one of the Humanitas Hospital owners, also left a lot to explain. He insists in saying that the body of such a person that was sent to Regional for the exhumation came in a Fire Corps car. On the other hand, CaptainPedro Alvarenga, Commander of the 13rd Fire Corps Company insists in saying that they were not called to transport a body. The Fire Department insists in saying that they were not called to transport any body. It is time for Dr. Adilson and Mr. Alvarenga to sit down at the same table and come to some agreement, if not, the people of Varginha will end up suspecting that what arrived at the Regional Hospital, in a coffin that was on top of a fire engine, was really a extra-terrestrial being, and not the body of a common human being.


The Brazilian Ufologists have no doubt about what happened in Varginha. All that was descrbed here is only a part of the story. Many other facts will be discovered. It's only a matter of time. And the research continues.

Claudeir Covo

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