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URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog

URECAT is a formal catalog of UFO related entities sightings reports with the goal of providing quality information for accurate studies of the topic. Additional information, corrections and reviews are welcome at patrick.gross@inbox.com, please state if you wish to be credited for your contribution or not. The main page of the URECAT catalog is here.

1930, Iraja, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Raymundo Carvalho and his friend Adelino:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

British "skeptical" ufologist Peter Rogerson noted in his INTCAT catalogue that in 1930, in the evening, in Iraja, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, two boys, Raymundo Carvalho, 10-year-old, and his friend Adelino, saw a ball of smoke in the cemetery and went to investigate but were unable to gain entrance.

On the way back in the direction of Madureira, they came across a clearing with mango trees. Adelino went to get a mango he had shot from the tree with his catapult, but on doing so, he encountered a being dressed in a one piece suit with webbed feet. The frightened boys ran off.

Rogerson notes that the source is "Boaventura 2015 p35" citing an investigation by himself and Walter L. Barbosa in 1987, noting that the investigators talked only to witness Raymundo.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001675
Date of event: 1930
Earliest report of event: 1987
Delay of report: 57 ans.
Witness reported via: Told to investigating ufologist.
First alleged record by: Ufology book by Edison Boaventura Júnior.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Peter Rogerson.
First alleged record type: Ufology book.
First certain record type: "Skeptical" ufology catalogue.
This file created on: September 11, 2018
This file last updated on: September 11, 2018
Country of event: Brazil
State/Department: Rio de Janeiro
Type of location: Clearing.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Mot reported. Child.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Child.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: One piece tight fitting.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Webbed.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Was there.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, fled.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or diver or invention.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

1930. Evening.

IRAJA (RIO DE JANEIRO : BRAZIL)

Two boys Raymundo Carvalho (10) and his friend Adelino saw a ball of smoke in the cemetery and went to investigate but were unable to gain entrance. On the way back in the direction of Madureira they came across a clesring [clearing] with mango trees. Adelino went to get a mango he had shot from the tree with his catapult but on doing so encountered a being dressed in a one piece suit with webbed feet. The frightened boys ran off.

Boaventura 2015 p35 citing investigation by himself and Walter L Barbosa in 1987 talking to witness Raymundo only

Points to consider:

Investigator Edison Boaventura Júnior was born in 1966 in Santos, Brazil and is a ufologist since 1981. He investigated hundreds of incidents involving abductions, missing individuals, landings and UFO sightings, essentially occurring in the north and south shores of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. He is the founder of the "Ufology Group of Guarujá" (GUG) He published books, appeared on TV and radio shows, was cited in magazines and newspapers articles in various countries.

He writes articles for the web portal Burn (Brazilian UFO Research Network, www.portalburn.com.br) where he holds the position of Field Research Director. He managed to get a wider number of official documents on the issue provided by the Aeronautical, Military, Marine, SNI (ABIN) and Civil and Military Police of Brazil.

He has a BA in Theology with post Religious Education, and also holds the position of Manager at the Bank of Brazil S/A.

Irajá is a district of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The primary source about the case seems to be Edison Boaventura Júnior's book [bb1], and I found no other ufological documentation about it except for [pr1].

I found nothing about the other investigator, Walter L. Barbosa.

The district of Madureira is now in the North of Rio de Janeiro. I found no obvious lake or river there and the sea is a bit distant; however, I do not exclude that the "being" said to be in a "one piece suit" and "with webbed feet" might have been a diver, not recognized as such because it would be a quite unusual figure back then for the boy. Of course, the whole story could have been invented.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe September 11, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source [bb1] not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe September 11, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross The possibility of a diver does not seem to have been considered. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors or diver or invention.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross September 11, 2018 Creation, [pr1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 11, 2018 First published.

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