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Operação Prato in Brazil

Operação Prato


In the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, a mysterious and otherworldly event occurred between 1977 - 1978, leaving a lasting impression on the region's people. Known as Operação Prato (in Portuguese), or Operation Saucer, this event saw a series of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) sighted by the Brazilian Air force and local residents alike, prompting a military investigation requested by then-Mayor José Ildone Favacho Soeiro and sparking widespread interest in the phenomenon of UFOs.

The incident began in the town of Colares, where residents reported being attacked by strange beams of light, which they named "Chupa Chupa," that left burn marks on their skin. As news of these strange occurrences spread, the Brazilian Air Force was called to investigate, launching Operação Prato to uncover the truth behind the sightings.
Over the course of several months, military personnel interviewed hundreds of witnesses and conducted surveillance operations in the Amazon, gathering evidence of the mysterious objects in the sky. The sightings were described as cigar-shaped, metallic objects that emitted intense beams of light, often appearing in groups of three or more.

Operação Prato

One of the most striking incidents occurred when a military team was conducting surveillance from a boat on the Amazon River. Suddenly, they were surrounded by a fleet of glowing, metallic objects that flew in formation around their vessel, leaving the team in awe and disbelief. Despite the extensive military investigation, no concrete evidence of the origins of the UFOs was ever discovered. Some suggested that the sightings were the result of secret military operations, while others pointed to the possibility of extraterrestrial visitation.

Operação Prato was one of the most significant UFO events of the 20th century, capturing the imagination of people worldwide. It was even the subject of a recent Netflix series, which brought the story to a new generation of viewers.

While the incident remains shrouded in mystery, it has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the region and on the field of UFO research more broadly. The story of Operação Prato is a testament to the ongoing human fascination with the unknown, and to the incredible diversity of our world, both on and off this planet.