Published: Wed, October 28, 2009 9:52 am
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The former Brazil’s Air Force minister Sócrates Monteiro was interviewed by
the Brazilian UFO Magazine and made astonishing statements about the action
of extraterrestrial intelligences in the country.
Another distinguished officer supports the campaign UFOs: Freedom of
Last Sunday, October 25th, Brazilian UFO Magazine interviewed the former
minister of Air Force during the government of Fernando Collor, from
1990-1992, lieutenant-brigadier Sócrates da Costa Monteiro.
was conducted in his residence in Rio de Janeiro and was performed by this
editor A. J. Gevaerd, with the cooperation of the co-editor Marco Antonio
Petit and the consultants Francisco Pires de Campos and Arthur Ferreira
It was more than two hours of extremely interesting and fruitful
conversation, in which the military felt comfortable to talk about Ufology,
like some other officials who also gave their statements to Brazilian UFO
Monteiro is retired from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) for a number of
years, but keeps his bounds with active militaries from various sectors of
the Brazilian military. He has an extremely lucid memory of the major facts
of his activities in the Air Force and – of special interest to the Ufology
– about how the country handled with the matter during the time when he was
on active duty.
Like other ministers, before and after him, Monteiro also
had access to sensitive information on the interaction of other cosmic
species in our country, reporting a few cases. He was pilot of many airplane
types, including fighters, gathering more than 5 thousand flight hours in
Technology far more advanced than ours
The officer was the commander of I Integrated Air Defense and Air Traffic
Control Centre (Cindacta), in Brasilia, at the time when he was ahead of
registering the ufological occurrences all over the country, especially in
the area of the Federal District and Southeast region.
He revealed that the
observations of unidentified flying objects were regular on the radar
screens of the institution, well before he assumed its command, and that all
the cases were carefully registered, with some of them being further
investigated by the Air Force. In that occasion the expression “Traffic
Hotel” was not yet used to designate UFOs.
Monteiro described a situation when the radar station of Cindacta in Gama
(DF) was overflown at low altitude by a disk type object of great
proportions, and that its staff, without knowing what to do, opened fire
against the “intruder”.
When he got to know it, Monteiro gave them express
orders to stop the gun fire immediately. “They have a technology far more
advanced than ours and we don’t know how they would react to our action”.
The interviewee also was the commander of IV Regional Air Command (COMAR),
in São Paulo, institution that controls the air space of the Southeast
region, during the famous “UFO Official Night in Brazil”, on May 19th 1986,
when the area was flooded by the appearance of more than 20 flying spheres
of more than 100 m diameter each, which were chased by 7 FAB’s fighters F-5E
and Mirage, sent from the air bases of Santa Cruz (RJ) and Anápolis (GO).
This is one of the most important ufological cases in the country, which
counted on the participation of the Embraer’s president at that time colonel
Ozires Silva, on board of a Xingu airplane heading from Brasilia to Sao José
dos Campos. Ozires spotted an object and even chased it over Sao Paulo
As it is known, the Air Force Minister at that time Octavio Moreira
Lima went to TV in national broadcast, the next day, to admit the “invasion”
of Brazilian air space by UFOs. Both, Ozires and Moreira Lima, are friends
of Monteiro and the first told him details of his sighting. Ozires is at
this moment being contacted by Brazilian UFO Magazine for new statements.
UFO Official Night in Brazil
As it’s known, the government just released a very important document about
the mentioned “UFO Official Night in Brazil”, in which it is admitted that
the observed objects were “solid and reflected somehow intelligence”,
additional to the fact that made amazing maneuvers. The document can be
downloaded at: www.ufo.com.br/documentos/night/.
With this disclosure, the main matter of
the interview, naturally, was the occurrence on May 19th 1986, which was
confirmed in different ways by Monteiro, including details unknown until the
moment. It is attributed to him some strong statements about the facts,
given at that time.
For example, the officer said that “for many years
these cases have been registered by the Air Force” and that the UFOs “went
from 250 to 1.500 km/h in seconds”. Monteiro also said that “FAB recorded
the entire event on tape”. These facts are now complemented by him.
Always referring to the term “electronic abnormalities”, “with the lack of
a better explanation to what those object were”, according to Monteiro, the
interviewee said the speed of the UFOs was really astonishing and that the
fighters could get closer to them only for a few moments, because the
artifacts would escape away at extremely high speed. “There was no way for
us to get closer, so we abandoned the search, which last for many hours in
There is a reference stating the UFOs achieved the speed of Mach 15, and
about i, Monteiro said it is possible, although the instruments measured
only near to 3.500 km/h, “because beyond that, there could be natural
About FAB recording the facts on videotape, he said
that, actually, the institution – especially Cindacta – always registered
what happened on the radar screens, and everything was registered in
appropriate recordings done from those instruments. But pointed out that
every 30 days the tapes are deleted and reused.
Visited by other cosmic species
The interviewee was cautious during the whole time. But, initially closed,
was giving up to the pressure of the interviewers and making clear that, as
other graduated officers of the country, also he had the clear notion that
we are being visited by other cosmic species.
Although at the beginning
referred to the UFOs as “electronic abnormalities”, gradually started
talking about “they”, to refer to its crew members, and “ships” in order
to effectively describe what their vehicles were, mentioning also its
“technology”. Also referred openly to the intelligence behind the
phenomenon, giving clear notion that we are before superior civilizations.
This was the most striking statement given during the interview, at the end
of the session, when he again mentioned the case in which his men were
shooting at the flying saucer in Gama, and he had to immediately intervene
because “the reaction could be tragic to us”.
For that, he used as analogy
the Mantell Case, occurred in USA in 1948, in which a pilot was found death
and his plane was destroyed after a pursuit to an UFO. “For that, the
fighters, when chasing those “electronic abnormalities”, did it with
By the end of the conversation, when feeling more comfortable
with the interviewers, he was referring to the abnormalities almost laughing
of his own interpretation of the phenomenon and admitting the use of the
expression “only because of the lack of an UFO on hands to say what they
Support to the freedom of information campaign
Finally, the lieutenant-brigadier Sócrates da Costa Monteiro is one
additional person from the Brazilian military circle who, recognizing the
serious mission of the ufologists of Brazilian UFO Magazine on the pursue of
these questions, supports the campaign UFOs: Freedom of Information Now,
conducted by the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU).
his colleagues previously interviewed, among them the brigadier José Carlos
Pereira and the colonels Uyrangê Hollanda and Antonio Celente Videira,
admitted the seriousness of the ufological manifestation and the need of
treating it in a straight way.
He declared: “The files must be opened and
you must keep your action with the government, in order to ensure it
The full content of this interview will soon be published by Brazilian UFO
Translation thanks to Wander Alcaraz, volunteer.
A. J. Gevaerd,
Editor, Brazilian UFO Magazine
Coordinator, Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU)
National Director, Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)