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Monday 27 June 2016


On This Day in Weird, June 27...

1970: At least eight witnesses, including João Aguiar of the Brazilian Federal Police, claim a UFO an extended UFO sighting from the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Leblon, beginning at 11:40 a.m. They describe a "great metallic disc" descending to rest on the surface of the South Atlantic Ocean, 500 yards offshore from the busy coastal highway Avenida Niemeyer, whereupon two small humanoids emerge and walk around the craft's rim, as if inspecting it. The "crewmen" wear helmets and "grayish aluminum-colored garments" resembling the garb of modern astronauts. After approximately half an hour, the UFO takes off, skimming the surface for 300 yards and raising the kind of wake normally seen from motorboats, before it soars skyward.

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