In Varginha, Brazil 1996, a rash of reports involving several UFOs and creatures led to a the possible capture of an alien by Brazilian officials. The movie Signs seem to have been inspired by the incident.

Timeline of eventsEdit

January 20th, 1996
Friends Kátia Andrade Xavier, Liliane and Valquíria Fátima Silva spotted a biped with large red eyes, triangle feet, brown skin and a large head with a thin body. They said they had seen the devil as it was wobbly (the girls thought it was sick) and smelled terrible. Their mother at first didn't believe them but upon visiting the site, she smelled ammonia and left.
An alternate story is that several boys found the alien and began throwing rocks at it. The fire department (whose job is to catch stray animals) was alerted and captured it.
January 22nd, 1996
Rumor spread that another body was found lying on near a road and three military trucks picked it up. This trucks are believed to belong to S2 Officials (Brazil's intelligence agency). They brought the body to a hospital to examine supposedly.


Officials from Brazil's military tried to debunk the events but an auto mechanic came forward saying he saw a cylindrical UFO. Stanton Friedman believed the incident would turn into Watergate Scandal but of galactic scale.

Vitorio Pacaccini argued that he had confirmation of the aliens from anonymous government sources. Brazilian soldier Marco Eli Cherese is believed to have been killed in connection to the sightings. Matt Morfett of the Wall Street Journal wrote the there have been at least 12 sightings.

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