|IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT ON UFO FRONT
BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE CONFIRM UFO REPORTS AND REGULATES
HOW TO HANDLE THEM
Sent by A.J. Gevaerd on Thurs August 12, 2010.
The Brazilian Air Force commander, Lieutenant-Brigadier Juniti Saito (equivalent to 5-stars General),
has just given a major step to openly recognize the UFO Phenomena as serious and worthy of
immediate actions in Brazil. Saito, a very respected man by the current Federal Administration, issued
a public statement regulating how UFO reports should be handled in Brazil, by whom and what
destination should they have.
Brazil must be the first country in the world to have such measure published in its official journal, called
Diário Oficial da União, which is openly public and records every and all acts taken by our
Administration, its agencies and entities. The document was published Tuesday, August 10 and can be
read below translated into English.
This is a great example of how a public campaign such as UFOs: Freedom of Information Now,
conducted by the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU) through the Brazilian UFO
Magazine, can make things happen. The actual measure by Lieutenant-Brigadier Saito is a direct
result of the campaign, following several others, such as the release of thousands of pages of UFO
secret documents and hundreds of photos, including material of the Operation Saucer.
OPENING A PRECEDENT IN THE CONTINENT
This is a major breakthrough to all UFO researchers and especially to the Brazilian UFO Community,
as it may open a precedent in the Continent and other areas of the planet to other countries do the
same. We at the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU) are all very glad to say that the
official recognition of the seriousness of the UFO Phenomena and the need of proper handling the
reports is a result of the campaign UFOs: Freedom Of Information Now, started in 2004 and widely
announced both domestically and internationally.
There aren’t many countries in the world today – if any – that had its military taken such a bold and
unprecedented decision on a public basis, in a public record. It is always good to remember that Brazil
was also the first country in the world to officially admit the UFO Phenomena, back in the 50s, when
colonel João Adil de Oliveira made a clear statement at the Superior School of War, in Rio de Janeiro,
assuming that the investigation of the nature and manifestation of UFOs should be of immediate
concern of the Brazilian military.
Towards all these years, many Brazilian UFO researchers have done their best to make the UFO
Phenomena worthy of public credibility and acknowledged by the authorities, and I am very pleased to
say that it has just happened in a very solid way. This generation of UFO researchers, all belonging to
the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU) and to the Brazilian UFO Magazine, inspired and
following the example of our pioneers, are making things happen.
A. J. Gevaerd ( E-mail: email@example.com )
Editor, Brazilian UFO Magazine
Former coordinator, Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU)
National Director, Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)
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This is the news spread all over the country by news agencies:
“BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE REGULATES WHAT TO DO WITH REPORTS OF UFOs IN BRAZIL
According to the official release, military should just register and forward UFO occurrences. The final
destination of UFO reports is the National Archives. An official act published this Tuesday (10) in the
Official Journal regulates how the Air Force should handle reports of "unidentified flying objects
(UFOs)" in Brazilian airspace. According to the document, the Air Force Command (COMAER) should
concentrate its activities in this field to record the occurrences and forward them records to the
The official act, named Portaria 551/GC3, of August 09, 2010, also indicates the Brazilian Aerospace
Defense Command (COMDABRA) as responsible for receiving and cataloging the occurrences of
UFOs. The records reported by personnel from the air traffic control system should be forwarded to
the Aeronautics History Documentation Center (CENDOC), as determined by ordinance. The
CENDOC, in turn, is indicated as responsible for filing copies of records sent and send the originals to
the National Archives.”
And this is the document Portaria 551/GC3, published in the Diário Oficial da União, Brazilian official
“REGULATION THE REGISTRATION AND HANDLING OF MATERIAL RELATED TO ‘UNIDENTIFIED
FLYING OBJECTS’ WITHIN THE SPHERE OF THE AIR FORCE COMMAND
The Air Force commander, in accordance with the provisions of section XIV of art. 23 Regimental
Structure of the Aeronautics Command, approved by Regulation No. 6834 of April 30, 2009, and
considering the procedure set out in paragraph 67000.001974/2010-61, decides:
1. The activities of the Air Force Command (COMAER) related to the subject of "unidentified flying
objects (UFO) are restricted to registering occurrences and sending them to the National Archives.
2. The Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command (COMDABRA), as the central organ of the Brazilian
Aerospace Defense System (SISDABRA), is the organization of the COMAER responsible for
receiving and cataloging reports related to UFOs, in proper forms, originating from personnel from the
air traffic control services, and route them regularly to CENDOC.
3. The Aeronautics History Documentation Center (CENDOC) is the organization of the COMAER
responsible for the copying, binding, filing copies of the records forwarded by COMDABRA and send
the originals, periodically, to the National Archive.
(signed) Lieutenant-Brigadier Juniti Saito”
UFOs seen in Brazilian air space - left taken during 1956
|21 spherical objects,
estimated 100 meters in
diameter – according to
military sources – literally
jammed air traffic over the
major Brazilian airports, when
several Mirage and F5 jets
scrambled to pursue them for
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