From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <aj.nul> Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 18:33:35 -0300 Archived: Thu, 19 May 2011 06:36:00 -0400 Subject: Interesting Trip To Investigate UFOs In Amazon Dear Listers, I though you would like to know this. I have just returned from a new trip to the Amazon Rain Forest, where I spent several days at the Anavilhanas Islands, some 50 miles west of Manaus, collecting new UFO cases. I concentrated my work at a location called Acajatuba, a great lake formed by the Negro River. Some 30-40 families live there in two small villages =96 Sao Tome and Perpetuo Socorro =96 and in a bunch of humble shack by the rivers. An estimate of 200 people live in that vast area fishing and planting for own consumption. I was invited by the owner of the jungle hotel Aria=FA Towers (www.ariau.tur.br) to go to that area and investigate the cases. 78 years old Francisco Ritta Bernardino was very impressed with the number of sightings of unusual objects in that area and asked me to look into the phenomena. He is also a witness of several interesting observations. In such a trip I was accompanied by Amazonian UFO author Umaia Farid Ismail. I had already been at that same location investigating cases back in 2001, when I randomly interviewed dozens of people who live by the rivers, finding several interesting cases. At that time, it was easy to find some 7 or 8 UFO witnesses out of every 10 people you spoke to =96 and some 2 to 3 very significant cases among them. My emodus operandi" to do so couldn't be simpler than this: I just ride a boat all day long at the most remote places looking for residents, and interview everyone I find using the proper interview techniques to reach that kind of people. It is exhausting under severe sun light and the high humidity of the Amazon, but it is more that worth the trouble. Among the cases I collected now and then are excellent examples of a very rich phenomena. Luminous and metallic artifacts are seen regularly by the people living in that area of the rain forest. Some are just balls of lights, but others are structured disk or cylinder shaped objects, all named the same way by the natives: "swamp gas". They don't know the difference when it is really swamp gas, a phenomena that is abundant in that area, and when it is not. For example, when the artifacts emerge from rivers and go high in the sky, or when they chase or seem to observe the maneuvers the little boats do, or when they are so bright that you can see the jungle as clear as during the day, or when they interfere with the boats engines etc. It is very interesting to see how the natives, in their simplicity, refer to what they saw always in terms or known things to them. They compare the UFO observed with boxes, plates, ovens, cooking pans, etc. And if a particular sighting is significant and/or recurrent, it is absorbed by the people as part of their folkloric traditions. Curious names are given to different types of UFO and occupants seen, such as "Mother of Gold", "Big Worm", "Ghost Ships", "7-Meter Virgin", "Running Light", etc. So, "Swamp Gas" is just another folkloric name for UFOs. About a thousand photos and 3 hours of footage were obtained from interviewing or talking to some 2 dozen people, many of which gave me very serious reports of UFOs seen at very close range. Now, what is more interesting is that I found out a new area where the so called Suck-Suck phenomena (called there as Chupa-Chupa) also was regularly seen in the late 70s, while a big wave of this phenomena was being investigated in another Amazonian State, Par=E1, by the Brazilian Air Force's Operation Saucer. It has been fully discussed before. However, due to the fact that such vast area of Acajatuba has much less residents, and even less in the 70s, there were fewer reports of the Suck-Suck phenomena, and very rare attacks to people could be retrieved. I will do some more trips to the region to collect more cases in the near future. The area was never under investigation of the Brazilian Air Force's Operation Saucer and that people have never spoken with a UFO investigator before, other than me. There isn't anything as fascinating to a UFO researcher as the direct contact with people who had experiences with the phenomena that changed their lives. And doing field investigation in that area of the Amazon Rain Forest is simply the best thing one can do to really feel that. Now, the next important step is to evaluate properly the results of such work, because, of course, one is dependent to the other. I have posted a few pictures of that adventure here: www.ufo.com.br/public/amazonia. Enjoy! Best regards! A. J. Gevaerd Editor, Brazilian UFO Magazine E-mail 1: aj.nul E-mail 2: ajgevaerd.nul E-mail 3: ajgevaerd.nul Site: www.ufo.com.br Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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