This article was published in the daily newspaper The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, on February 26, 1958.
Brazil has a secret; can't explain it
Rio De Janeiro, Feb. 25 -— The Brazilian Navy Ministry vouched today for the authenticity of the photographs of a "flying saucer" taken recently aboard the Navy survey ship Almirante Saldanha.
A Navy Ministry statement said the pictures were made by photographer Almiro Barauna in the presence of a large number of seamen while the ship was cursing off Trinidade Island, 700 miles off the port of Vitoria, Espirito Santo State.
Navy Minister Adm. Antonio Alves Camara said after meeting with President Juscelino Kubitschek in the summer Presidential Palace at Petropolis, that he also vouched personally for the authenticity of the pictures.
"The navy has a great secret which it cannot divulge because it cannot be explained," the Minister said.
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