An article by the UFO magazine team.
UFO and alien sightings continue in Varginha:
On April 21st 1996, at 9 p.m., Mrs. Therezinha Gallo Clepf (see picture), 67, a housewife, sighted a strange creature at Paiquerê Restaurant, which lies in the Zoo-Botanical Woods of Varginha (MG), where she lives. We've been in her house so as to interview her :"I was in a party at the zoo's restaurant and I went out to smoke a cigarette in the verandah, (...) and saw the creature at the verandah's parapet, only from the neck upwards". She affirmed for sure that it wasn't any zoo animal.
Mrs. Therezinha became very frightened, and freezed, staying this way for about five minutes, looking all the time to the creature, without making any gesture. (...)
GOLDEN HELMET - According to her story, the difference between the creature she saw and the one observed by the girls was the helmet she saw covering the creature's head, which stopped her from seeing the ears and horns that probably it should has (based on the girls' description). The rest was similar : the being had also dark brown skin, bright and oily, a rounded face, red eyes, and didn't has cheeks, nor beard, mustache or nose, and, on the lips position, it had only a cut.
(...) Mrs. Therezinha was close to the creature, about four meters away, according to her. Still today, almost two months after the incident, she is afraid of sighting the alien again. (...)
Some days after Mrs. Therezinha has seen the ET in the zoo, five animals were found dead in the place, and the zoo biologist, Dr. Leila Cabral, doesn't has an explanation for such deaths. An examination was made in the animals and, in the result, it is reported that"... in the stag, the reason of death suggests the presence of caustic toxic substance (...), the other animals have completely unknown causes". The medical official report just suggests (doesn't confirm) the presence of this kind of toxic. There is no real reason for the deaths of the other four animals. (...)
VARGINHA: CITY VISITED BY UFOs - Varginha is located 300 km [or 186 miles] long from Belo Horizonte, in the southern Minas Gerais region [Brazil]. (...) It has about 110.000 inhabitants. The city (see picture) (...) is situated in a strategic point of ufological activities, where there are constant sightings and close encounters of many kinds.
The Southern Minas is internationally known as a region inclined to extraterrestrial activities. Cities close to Varginha, such as São Tomé das Letras, Três Corações, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Pouso Alegre and others, also present countless records (...). In the last months, the number of cases increased frightfully. In practically all the cities of this region people are seeing flying saucers. The objects appear publicly, being seen by many witnesses at the same time. In some cases, they let themselves to be filmed or photographed.