Saturday, October 27, 2012

THE VARGINHA BRAZIL ET: A HOAX EXPOSED


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In 1996 the UFO community was reeling from the news that two extraterrestrial beings had been captured in Varginha, in southwest Minas Gerais state in Brazil. Spotted by three girls, the creature was later captured by the Brazilian Army, with assistance from the local police. The being was autopsied at a major hospital in Varghina and it was determined to be a creature that was unknown to science.

Though names of individuals and institutions were given in support of this event, a decade and a half later it can now be revealed that the entire “Varginha ET” affair was a hoax based on child hysteria and on the sightings of the deformed.

The supposed ET autopsy doctor, a Brazilian policeman and an original girl “witness” now weigh in on what really happened at Varginha.

ET AUTOPSY DOCTOR: IT NEVER HAPPENED!

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Dr. Fortunato Badan Palhares

One of my research associates from Europe, Aurimas Svitojus, emailed the implicated alien autopsy MD and well-known physician, Dr. Fortunato Badan Palhares. Palhares was alleged by several UFO “investigators” to be in attendance to the autopsy of one of the creatures at University of Campinas. But none of them ever attempted to reach him directly and he has never spoken publicly until now.

Svitojus emailed Palhares on August 23, 2012, with some very pointed questions.  Svitojus asked Palhares directly about his involvement or any knowledge of an ET captured in Varginha in 1996.

Here is the Dr.’s reply (roughly translated by Svitojus from Portuguese) and received on August 24, 2012:

"Dear Mr. Aurimas:

 I am very glad to know that you have a university education and particularly from Kaunas University of Technology. Therefore it is easier to be quite frank.

When I read an article either in magazines or in books published without the bearing of a scientific outlook, I must first know who are the authors and the reliability of their given information.

Unfortunately, all of the information about the Varginha ET involving my name, are the fruits of fantasy authors and do not deserve any respect from me because they are liars.

In some discussions I've had with "UFOlogists" who claim to have studied this case, nothing, absolutely nothing they brought materialized that was credible. They are conjectures, inferences, perhaps even hallucinations.

I never discuss this issue with students, but when asked in lectures I have always said that: I DID NOT AND NEVER WAS CALLED TO DO ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING WITH THIS MATTER. Several reporters attended the occasion when these stories came out and visited the university where I worked but they had nothing of interest and never showed anything. Mr. Aurimas, there is nothing concrete, reliable and material about this. These stories about the Varginha ET for me do not deserve credit, that is my answer.

I hope I have satisfied your curiosity. I am a scientist and I do not need to hide such facts if they exist. I am not connected to any intelligence or defense agencies. I am a free citizen and unhindered to speak what I want and always acted this way in my personal and professional life. Nothing would stop me to say something if I was really involved."

The truth is that when one digs very deeply into the “affair” it becomes clear that all of the relevant testimony comes from such people as “nurses” and “guards.”  Often the names are withheld and sometimes when given, are very common names in Brazil.

TODAYS CLUES ABOUT YESTERDAYS HOAX AT VARGINHA

Today Varginha embraces the ET affair as “real” though is certainly seems to be a tongue-in-cheek “real.” And any “real” investigation of the event is not wanted here.

The city itself began to invest in “UFO tourism” after the event. Two of the landmarks there are:

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The “Varginha ET” Statue, City Center

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Varginha Water Tower, in the Shape of a Saucer

It has since been learned that one of the original girl witnesses to the creature (who has now married with a new name which will be withheld) has since converted to an evangelical religion and now dismissed the entire incident as youthful folly. But what of the ET? The girl was surely not the only witness to the event.  Was there an impetus to the sighting that had a far more earthly explanation?  Yes.

In the 1990s Varginha was home to a deformed homeless man, Little Luis. A local with disabilities, he would often haunch up in corners and he was often filthy and wet. In discussions with Lt. Col. Finholdt Pereira of the Varginha Police, it was learned that this is in fact who the police originally believed the three girls thought that they saw as an “ET.”  And Pereira was right:

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Little Luis, The Varginha ET, Finally Revealed!

AJB

35 comments:

  1. It's taken fully 16 years for this famous case to be "revealed" as a hoax. So permit me to at least temporarily withhold judgement.

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  2. the homeless man in the photo doesn't resemble an EBE at all. he is a normal guy from what i can see.this is disinfo at it's best. i call this bullshit.

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  3. I have to admit to being slightly skeptical of this 'reveal', especially given that the main teenage witness has now converted to an 'evangelical religion'. There is much more to this case than mere eyewitness accounts.

    Over the years, much scrutiny has been given to the notion that Little Luis was mistaken for an alien, yet he was well known in the community. Also, what of the police officer who died of mysterious blood poisoning? You can not dismiss something as a hoax after 16yrs with only part of the story.

    And, why 'come out' now? Why not 16yrs ago? If it was me whose name was being attached to something I had nothing to do with, I'd be extremely vocal from the word go.

    Something doesn't feel right with this. I've always found this case interesting, and have always kept an open mind to the possibility that things didn't happen as reported, but 16yrs is a long time to wait before making your voice heard.

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    1. "especially given that the main teenage witness has now converted to an 'evangelical religion'." yes because automatically becoming an evangelic religious person makes you a person prone to lying, bigot. What an idiot, the liar is you.

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    2. Or you could be a little more blunt. I've questioned things and have stated nothing, therefore nothing I've said can be construed as lying.

      As far as my comments on the girl's religious conversion, I was merely pointing out that most religions are 'human-centric' and preclude the existence of life outside of earth so her conversion may also have included some rethinking on her part about what she saw; rationalising it into something that is more in keeping with her new religious views. It happens all the time: 'I used to believe that, but I now see that I must have been mistaken because my new belief system excludes that as a possibilty'. At no point did I mean to suggest that being religious in any capacity makes you a liar. If that's how it came across then I apologise.

      I do take offence at being called a 'bigot' though.

      I don't have any real belief in either side of the story, I merely find the story incredibly interesting. I am only questioning the validity of these new statements because of the time that has elapsed.

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    3. @Anonymous: your evangelical comment is stereotypical and implied bigotry.

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    4. @SecondAnonymous I didnt see any implied bigotry at all, and knew what he meant in the first case about how religion can skew and alter perception, just as any set of beliefs.

      In the case of it taking 16 years and this possibly being "disinfo" why wait this long? Why would the powers that be even care anymore?

      Also, Little Luis looks nothing like that picture. I put as much faith in that explanation as I do in barn owls being mistaken for EBE's.

      In closing I have no idea if this case was an EBE or not, and the general public will likely never know for sure.

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  4. I'd talk to Dr. Roger Leir about it. He went there, got interviews, talked to the doctor that set the aliens broken bone(which healed overnight), and wrote a book about it. The book along with info can be gotten here:
    http://www.alienscalpel.com/

    A short account of the meeting with the doctor can be found here:
    http://www.ufocasebook.com/varginhaupdate.html

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  5. I read the Leir account...but the "Doctor" refuses to give his name! LOL! That is because it is a lie..there was no Dr. who set the alien's broken bone!
    AJB

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    1. And the young lady that now admits it was a hoax 'refuses' to give her name! Does that mean she does not exist?
      I don't know whether it is a hoax or a real happening, but just because one of the major actors refuses to have their name published world wide does not mean they don't exist.

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  6. Do you not understand what the word hoax means?
    It is a LIE, a trick, a fantasy, IT NEVER HAPPENED.
    There is no 'Doctor' who set the broken bone because there is no 'Alien' to have a bone broken.
    You don't need a conspiracy to hide what isn't there.

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  7. Anonymous-
    There is an essential difference. The girl (now woman) is known. Her name appears it print. In deference to her privacy I have not mentioned her married name. She is real and her identity is confirmed. But this "Dr." you speak of never had his name printed and, unlike the girl, we have no idea if he ever even existed! And the one doctor who was named (Palhares) has denied involvement.
    AJB

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  8. I remain a skeptic...both ways.

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    1. which made no sense, skepticism is illogical bias

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    2. @eternian

      > skepticism is illogical bias

      You don't get to redefine long-established terms so that they conform to your belief systerm. That is definite bias.

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  9. I looked into this incident at the time and since. There is a video showing the glowing/rocking object traveling between Varginha street lamps the same night. There were also two terrified farmers who witnessed the object in-front of their home as it hovered feet off the ground spewing-out what they refered to as 'sparks'.

    There's the death of the young Soldier who was on the recovery scene of the second EBE who died and was quickly burried without the family being allowed to see the body or have an independant autopsy performed. Further, the blood-work of this soldier was released (in-part) showing he had 6% unknown toxins in his blood stream at the the time of death.

    Researchers were suggesting other soldiers at the scene said the young soldier had physical contact while assisting others moving the EBE body in an army net and was not wearing any protecive clothing or gloves as others were ordered to wear.

    People, there was and continues to be a cover-up of the events which happened there. The 'doctor' who examined the body(s) made one statement back then 'ask me about it (the incident) in fifteen years time'.

    I'm of the belief the incident most definately took place, and the so-called "truth" coming out now is the Bra Gov putting the incident to sleep through pressure (or money.
    Scott

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  10. So after all this time a (cover up) why?

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  11. A little late for a cover up the "little luis" scenario is laughable. These mass hysteria goons are the biggest idiots around, we are to stupid to trust what our eyes tell us. Shut up.

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    1. oh you saw all this happen with your eyes? So many anonymous idiots.

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  12. For the facts to be heard there remains plenty about the girls not one girl but three also there were other witness to the accounts for sure the people who new the police officer he made a report of his finding also there were other witnesses to the case in the town there were peopl who found the creature and taken it to the facility to be looked at. Just because one person comes forward to say the case was a hoax dosent meant it is I believe there is more re-search needed to finish the results in the case.

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  13. If I remember correctly, there were three young girls involved in this event. What about the other two?

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  14. What is needed is more investigation, the question that may arise is exactly how to go about investigating? Well it may be helpful if people learn some of the techniques of investigative journalists, learn how to search for sources, how to corroborate,etc

    Also, it may help to learn some of the techniques of private investigators. Learn how to do a good background investigation, how to monitor sources, etc.

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  15. Anonymous-
    More investigating? I believe that locating the implicated autopsy doctor, the Varginha police and one of the original witnesses is just that- investigation!
    AJB

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  16. Some people will choose to believe in fairy tales, no matter the proof to the contrary. Leave these people alone. They have a right to believe!! What is wrong with that?

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  17. It's the old " it's a weather balloon/crash test dummy " information. If it's true or not, it does'nt matter in the long
    cosmological run of things in time and space, that being all things are connected. And that our species will either be openly enslaved by malignant extra, solar, biologicals. Or the benevolent E.S.B's will rebuild whatever remains of our Homo Neoticus residing earthsiders, in a future well beyond us.

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  18. its funny it only takes one persons denying of an event to call the whole thing a hoax...while on the other hand it takes sightings of hundreds and thousands of people to prove events are 'possibly' not hoaxes but real...dont be a one way street kind of dude it makes u look like an ahole

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  19. Where can one find the statement of this now married woman, and do the other 2 witnesses have stated anything to confirm or refute her position?

    I think we need to go deeper into the Varginha affair --pardon the pun ;)

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  20. For further info, see:

    http://forgetomori.com/2010/ufos/the-varginha-incident-case-closed/

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  21. This only covers a small part of the events around this time. Fact: the US contacted Brazil to alert them of an object in bound from space in the Brazilian airspace. 'something' fell from the sky which was witnessed by locals. The fire department and army attended the scene with in minutes of it happening, indicating they were well aware something was going on. From alleged contact with what ever fell from the sky that night, one fire officer and one army personal died shortly after. Additional witnesses observed some of the events at the hospital where an alleged surviving occupant of the yet to identified vehicle were taken. Official line from the army was a complete joke. There's a brilliant documentary about this on line somewhere. This article covers events that took place days after what i refer to above and yet there's no mention about the biggest part of all this story.

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  22. Not a hoax. That homeless mental ill guy looks like nothing the description of the ET. In fact there were 3 ETs reported in this case. This is all BS to hide the real facts.

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  23. Look up RUWA ZIMBABWE UFO. Truths will not be hidden forever..especially in this information age..Down with your coverups and misinformation.

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  24. 1989 RUSSIA UFO

    ALL ON YOU TUBE. ..WITH MULTIPLE WITNESS ACCOUNTS. They cant all be lying...its World wide .

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  25. The problem with this article is there a lot missing you only see and discuss what you want to see and discuss there was a lot more witness and if you really want to pass it as a hoax at least consider talking with the family of marco Eli chereze and respect their lost

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