Karma Helper sends along several items illustrating the pace at which a soft disclosure is happening in Brazil, peacefully and amicably with UFOlogists and the Brazilian military cooperating with each other.
The first item is a 1:18:00 video of Brazilian UFO Magazine editor A.J. Gevaerd speaking before the recent 2011 International UFO Congress. Gevaerd was instrumental in persuading the Brazilian government and military to open up the UFO reporting process.
Below that is a biography of Gevaerd.
And below that ar4e articles from Brazilian UFO Magazine discussing what Brazil has accomplished and how it was done. Certainly the process they are now following is a model for the rest of the world. And we can see from events in Japan that stepping forward and reaching such agreements is an action that can involve great risk for individuals and the nation.
His biography follows:
A. J. Gevaerd, 44, father of three children, studied Chemistry in several universities in Brazil. Chemistry was his first passion and he became a teacher of it at the age of 14. By that time, he was already pursuing the mysteries involved in the UFO Phenomena and was a devoted investigator of flying saucers, sightings and alien contact with humans. He started lecturing about UFOs in 1978. In 1985, at the age of 23, he decided to quit his career as a Chemistry teacher to devote full time to UFO research.
A. J. is the founder and editor of the 22 year old Brazilian UFO Magazine, the only one existing in his country, and the longest lasting magazine about Ufology in the world today. Brazilian UFO Magazine has now two companions, UFO Special and UFO Documental. All three magazines are monthly and are distributed in Brazil and Portugal with a circulation of 44,000 issues. A. J. is also the founder and director of the Brazilian Center for Flying Saucer Research (CBPDV), the largest organization in South America, with over 3,300 members.
Since he began his activities as a field investigator in the field of UFology over the last 30 years, A. J. Gevaerd has personally investigated over 3000 cases. For the past 22 years, he is the only UFO researcher in Brazil exclusively dedicated to the UFO Phenomenon investigation in a professional manner as the editor of his magazines. He leads a team of over 300 experts in the subject that are members of the Brazilian UFO Magazine’s editorial board. As a national and international speaker, A. J. has lectured over 3,000 times in dozens of cities in his country and conducted investigations and lectures in 39 other countries around the world.
In 1983, he was appointed by Dr. J. Allen Hynek to be the representative of the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) in Brazil. He is presently one of the international directors of the Annual International UFO Congress in Laughlin, and Brazilian director for both Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and Skywatch International. A. J. is the creator of the campaign UFOs: Freedom of Information Now and head of the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers, that was recently received by the nation’s military and has examined secret UFO documents for the very first time in Brazil, in the most recent official UFO disclosure to the World.
A. J. Gevaerd has been regularly interviewed by national and foreign radio talk shows, including Whitley Strieber’s Dreamland, Errol-Bruce Knapp’s Strange Days Indeed, George Noory and Art Bell’s Coast To Coast AM, and Jeff Rense’s Rense Program. He has also served as a consultant for many TV documentaries produced in Brazil, especially by the largest TV network Globo, and in several other countries.
IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT ON UFO FRONT
BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE CONFIRM UFO REPORTS AND REGULATES HOW TO HANDLE THEM
Sent by A.J. Gevaerd on Thurs August 12, 2010.
The Brazilian Air Force commander, Lieutenant-Brigadier Juniti Saito (equivalent to 5-stars General),
has just given a major step to openly recognize the UFO Phenomena as serious and worthy of
immediate actions in Brazil. Saito, a very respected man by the current Federal Administration, issued
a public statement regulating how UFO reports should be handled in Brazil, by whom and what
destination should they have.
Brazil must be the first country in the world to have such measure published in its official journal, called
Diário Oficial da União, which is openly public and records every and all acts taken by our
Administration, its agencies and entities. The document was published Tuesday, August 10 and can be
read below translated into English.
This is a great example of how a public campaign such as UFOs: Freedom of Information Now,conducted by the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU) through the Brazilian UFO
Magazine, can make things happen. The actual measure by Lieutenant-Brigadier Saito is a direct
result of the campaign, following several others, such as the release of thousands of pages of UFO
secret documents and hundreds of photos, including material of the Operation Saucer.See more information here:
1,300 New pages of formerly secret UFO documents surface in Brazil
There is a real commotion in the Brazilian UFO Community at this moment, as it has achieved much
more than it could expect in its most optimistic dreams. Even the over 300 members of the Brazilian
UFO Magazine are completely surprised by what happened. According to the official release, military
should register and forward UFO occurrences to the National Archives, the final destination of UFO.
THOUSAND OF CASES TO BE RELEASED
It is yet to be determined if the reports of UFO occurrences made all over the last three or four
decades of Brazilian official involvement with the phenomena are included, or just the most recent
ones. Also, if the reported cases that have been officially investigated by the Brazilian Air Force and
its agencies are also included, as well as the results of such investigations. It is widely known that the
country had several departments at the Brazilian Air Force designed to document and research UFO
activity, as reported by the Brazilian UFO Magazine.
Also, in a recent exclusive interview to the publication, Lieutenant-Brigadier José Carlos Pereira,
former commander of the Brazilian Airspace Defense Command, has declared that there are tons of
official documents produced by the Brazilian Air Force over the last decades, and that he determined
that all data was digitalized and inserted in a huge databank. Pereira was also responsible for
elaborating a complete new form to be filled by civilian and military pilots when they see UFOs in the
country. “There are hundreds of such forms”.
By regulating the way that military should handle UFO reports, especially those coming from air traffic
control and aviation personnel, as stated in the official journal, the Brazilian Air Force practically
recognizes the materiality of the UFO Phenomena, as it was recently declared by a few other top
military, such as Lieutenant-Brigadier Sócrates Monteiro, former minister of Air Force, and Pereira
itself, among many others, in exclusive interviews given to the Brazilian UFO Magazine and reported
Some of the astounding declarations made by these men can be read here:
“All UFO secrets must be disclosed”, says Brazilian top military
Brazil’s former Air Force minister makes statements about UFOs
More sources of Brazilian military information achieved by the Brazilian UFO Magazine:
Another Brazilian military officer reveals UFO investigation, observation and physical evidence
Retired Lieutenant-Colonel discloses new revelations on Operation Saucer in the Amazon, 1977
The materiality of the UFO Phenomena by Brazilian military has also been clearly recognized in an
official document just recently released to the UFO community through the efforts of the Brazilian UFO
Magazine named ‘Occurrence Report’ and related to what is called ‘Official UFO Night in Brazil’, when
21 spherical objects, estimated 100 meters in diameter – according to military sources – literally
jammed air traffic over the major Brazilian airports, when several Mirage and F5 jets scrambled to
pursue them for hours.
In its Final Considerations section, the ‘Occurrence Report’ reads: “As a conclusion of the observed
facts in almost all presentations, it is the opinion of this Command that the phenomenon is solid and
reflects intelligence by its capacity to follow and sustain distance from the observers, as well as to fly
in formation, and are not necessarily manned craft”. Again, “the phenomenon is solid and reflects
See the report here:
Brazilian military document confirms UFOs “Solid and Under Intelligent Control”
OPENING A PRECEDENT IN THE CONTINENT
This is a major breakthrough to all UFO researchers and especially to the Brazilian UFO Community,
as it may open a precedent in the Continent and other areas of the planet to other countries do the
We at the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU) are all very glad to say that the
official recognition of the seriousness of the UFO Phenomena and the need of proper handling the
reports is a result of the campaign UFOs: Freedom Of Information Now, started in 2004 and widely
announced both domestically and internationally.
There aren’t many countries in the world today – if any – that had its military taken such a bold and
unprecedented decision on a public basis, in a public record. It is always good to remember that Brazil
was also the first country in the world to officially admit the UFO Phenomena, back in the 50s, when
colonel João Adil de Oliveira made a clear statement at the Superior School of War, in Rio de Janeiro,
assuming that the investigation of the nature and manifestation of UFOs should be of immediate
concern of the Brazilian military.
Towards all these years, many Brazilian UFO researchers have done their best to make the UFO
Phenomena worthy of public credibility and acknowledged by the authorities, and I am very pleased to
say that it has just happened in a very solid way. This generation of UFO researchers, all belonging to
the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU) and to the Brazilian UFO Magazine, inspired and
following the example of our pioneers, are making things happen.
A. J. Gevaerd ( E-mail: [email protected] )
Editor, Brazilian UFO Magazine
Former coordinator, Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU)
National Director, Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)
E-mail 1: [email protected]
E-mail 2: [email protected]
E-mail 3: [email protected]
This is the news spread all over the country by news agencies:“
BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE REGULATES WHAT TO DO WITH REPORTS OF UFOs IN BRAZIL
According to the official release, military should just register and forward UFO occurrences. The final
destination of UFO reports is the National Archives. An official act published this Tuesday (10) in the
Official Journal regulates how the Air Force should handle reports of “unidentified flying objects
(UFOs)” in Brazilian airspace. According to the document, the Air Force Command (COMAER) should
concentrate its activities in this field to record the occurrences and forward them records to the
The official act, named Portaria 551/GC3, of August 09, 2010, also indicates the Brazilian Aerospace
Defense Command (COMDABRA) as responsible for receiving and cataloging the occurrences of
UFOs. The records reported by personnel from the air traffic control system should be forwarded to
the Aeronautics History Documentation Center (CENDOC), as determined by ordinance. The
CENDOC, in turn, is indicated as responsible for filing copies of records sent and send the originals to
the National Archives.”
And this is the document Portaria 551/GC3, published in the Diário Oficial da União, Brazilian official
“REGULATION THE REGISTRATION AND HANDLING OF MATERIAL RELATED TO ‘UNIDENTIFIED
FLYING OBJECTS’ WITHIN THE SPHERE OF THE AIR FORCE COMMAND
The Air Force commander, in accordance with the provisions of section XIV of art. 23 Regimental
Structure of the Aeronautics Command, approved by Regulation No. 6834 of April 30, 2009, and
considering the procedure set out in paragraph 67000.001974/2010-61, decides:
1. The activities of the Air Force Command (COMAER) related to the subject of “unidentified flying
objects (UFO) are restricted to registering occurrences and sending them to the National Archives.
2. The Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command (COMDABRA), as the central organ of the Brazilian
Aerospace Defense System (SISDABRA), is the organization of the COMAER responsible for
receiving and cataloging reports related to UFOs, in proper forms, originating from personnel from the
air traffic control services, and route them regularly to CENDOC.
3. The Aeronautics History Documentation Center (CENDOC) is the organization of the COMAER
responsible for the copying, binding, filing copies of the records forwarded by COMDABRA and send
the originals, periodically, to the National Archive.
(signed) Lieutenant-Brigadier Juniti Saito”