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The Varginha affair:

Read all about the unbelievable story of a UFO crash in the city of Varginha, in Brazil, April 1997, the capture of aliens by the military, the participation of the U.S. Government and more. Despite the black-out on this spetacular event, the news spread all around the world vers fast, only to dissolve in mediatic oblivion. Here his a collection of documents and testimonies about this case.

Drawing of the Varginha EBE


An article by the UFO magazine team with the interview of a witness who refused to be bribed to deny the story.


Witnesses receive offer of money to deny the story:

Editor A.J.Gevaerd: Mrs. Luisa Helena da Silva is mother of Liliane and Valquiria. On April 29 th 1996, at about 10 p.m., 4 well-dressed men went to her house with the purpose of bribing her, with money and goods, if their daughters deny the whole story, belying their previous account. (...).

Luisa Helena da Silva: "I cannot say who are these people who tried to bribe me, because I've never seen them and I don't know them either. But I know that, on a Monday, about two weeks ago, they came here at 10 p.m. . I don't know why they came in the evening, I think it was in order to nobody recognize them in the street. I don't use to receive visits this time of the day. They were four men, all using dark sneakers and suits. Two of them apparently had 40 years old and the others were younger. Two of them were white and two were brown. One of the whites was too white, it seemed to be a Russian. They didn't seem to be military. I thought, at that moment, that it could be police people, but I don't think so. What I know is that these men, for sure, are not from Varginha. But two of them had the accent of the Southern Minas region."

BRIBERY ATTEMPT FAILS -"(...) Only me and three of my daughters were at home : Liliane, Valquíria and Fernanda, the younger, who was already sleeping. They clapped hands in front of the gate. Valquíria went to attend and said that there were four men outside. (...) While I was in my bedroom changing my clothes, they went into my house, didn't wait to see if they could or not, they came and entered, invading my house. They spoke my name, as if they already knew me, saying that they wanted to "chat" with me and with the girls about the ET they have seen. They said that that time was the only time they could be here and asked me to lock the gate because it was a private conversation and I couldn't receive any visit. I've got afraid but, anyway, Valquíria went outside to lock the gate."

"(...) I asked if Ubirajara sent them here. One of them said that they had nothing to do with Ubirajara and that I should forget him. After they have heard the girls, I asked them who they were, they told me that it wasn't of my business. They asked my daughters what were their dreams, which was my job, how much was my salary, where my husband worked and if the house was mine. They wanted to know which was my major concern and if the girls were working. (...)"

"If I gave my word that I wouldn't speak anything about their visit - especially to Ubirajara and to Pacaccini - they would make an excellent proposal to me. They said they were "the goldmine that we have never thought to have". They said they knew I was poor. (...) They made an offer to me, saying it was irresistible, that they didn't wanna buy me, but that this help was millionaire."

"(...) I have no quietness anymore, because after the interview I gave to "Fantástico", I don't know what can happen. (...) As I was afraid, I gave them my word. They said they wanted me to come with my daughters, and nobody else, to talk in a TV station, not at that little local station, but in a bigger station outside of Varginha. I should belie everything, say the girls have never seen anything, and some more things I would have to rehearse with them. (...) They said they would pay cash. (...)".

"I became so puzzled that I didn't ask how much was it. They only said that I could buy a house, pay my debts and stop working as a maid. I became so nervous and worried ... I asked if there wasn't a phone number I could call another day to give the answer. I said I had to think. They didn't accept and said they would come back. (...)".

"After we appeared in "Fantástico", talking about the bribery attempt, I'm sure that they will come back. Pacaccini knows about my [situation of] life and if somebody appears with some help, of course I'm gonna thank. But I wouldn't let my daughters lie, specially regarding this very serious matter. Even being so humble, they are NOT gonna lie. They speak the truth from the heart, there are a lot of people involved ...".

"For now, I'm still working in the same job, but I heard a conversation that it will last only for this month, because there are a lot of people calling to my work. I don't know how they found out the number, it seems there is a person who watches us, it's too much nuisance. I'm working and then people start calling to my work, asking to talk to me. (...) To be honest, my life turned into a hell after everything happened.".

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