Report on UFO Expedition into the Amazon

By A.J. Gevaerd, 23 May 2011

UFOs in the Amazon

I have just returned from a new trip to the Amazon Rain Forest, where I spent several days at the Anavilhanas Islands, some 50 miles west of Manaus, collecting new UFO cases. I concentrated my work at a location called Acajatuba, a great lake formed by the Negro River. Some 30-40 families live there in two small villages – São Tomé and Perpetuo Socorro – nothing more than a bunch of humble shacks by the rivers. An estimated 200 people live, fish and plant crops for their own consumption in that vast area.

I was invited by 78 year old Francisco Ritta Bernardino, the owner of the jungle hotel, Ariaú Towers to go to that area and investigate UFO cases. Fransisco was very impressed with the number of sightings of unusual objects being reported and asked me to look into the phenomena. He is also a witness to several interesting observations. On this trip I was accompanied by Amazonian UFO author, Umaia Farid Ismail.

Back in 2001, I had been investigating cases in this same location, where I randomly interviewed dozens of locals, amongst whom I found several interesting cases. At that time, it was easy to find some 7 or 8 UFO witnesses out of every 10 people I spoke to – and some 2 to 3 very significant cases among them. My “modus operandi” was very simple: I roamed all day long in a small boat through remote parts of the Amazon jungle, looking for local residents. I used appropriate interviewing techniques to communicate with the local natives. It was exhausting under the high humidity and severe sun light of the Amazon, but it was well worth the discomfort.

Local natives

Amongst the several UFO cases I examined, some were intriguing, citing Luminous and metallic artifacts, which were seen regularly by the natives living in that area of the rain forest. Some were just balls of lights, but others were structured discs or cylindrical shaped objects, all named the same, by the natives as; “swamp gas”. They don’t know the difference as to whether it is really swamp gas, or not; a phenomena that is abundant in that area. These artifacts emerge from rivers and soar high in the sky. They follow or seem to observe the maneuvers of the little boats. They are so bright that at night you can see the jungle as clear as if during the day etc.

It is very interesting to see how the natives, in their simplicity, always refer to what they see in terms of things or objects that are known to them. They refer to the different UFO shapes observed as “boxes”, “plates”, “ovens”, “cooking pans”, etc. If a particular sighting is significant and/or recurrent, it is absorbed by the people as part of their folkloric traditions. Curious names are given to different types of UFO and occupants seen, such as “Mother of Gold”, “Big Worm”, “Ghost Ships”, “7-Meter Virgin”, “Running Light”, etc. So, “Swamp Gas” is just another folkloric name for UFOs.

A.J. Gevaerd filming witness testimony


About a thousand photos and 3 hours of footage were obtained from interviewing or talking to some 2 dozen people, many of whom gave me very serious accounts of UFOs seen at very close range. Most interesting was that I learned about a new area in the Amazon where the so called Suck-Suck phenomena (know locally as Chupa-Chupa) was regularly seen in the late 70s. At that same time this phenomenon was investigated in another Amazonian State, Pará, by the Brazilian Air Force’s Operation Saucer , all of which are in the public domain.

A.J with the local Amazonian peoples

However, the vast area of Acajatuba has a relatively low population, which was even lower during the 70s, so there were fewer reports of the Suck-Suck phenomena, therefore the rare cases of attacks against people were few and far between. I will embark on further trips to the region to collect more cases in the near future. The area was never under investigation by the Brazilian Air Force’s Operation Saucer and the local natives have never spoken with a UFO investigator before, other than me.

There isn’t anything as fascinating to a UFO researcher as direct contact with people who have had experiences with phenomena that changed their lives. Doing field investigation in that area of the Amazon Rain Forest is simply the best thing one can do to really feel the alien presence. Now, the next important step is to evaluate properly the results of such work, because, of course, one is dependent upon the other.

National Geographic promotes alien invasion scenario

Promotional graphic for National Geograpic's When Aliens Attack
National Geographic has announced a television show to air on Sunday May 22 examining the possibility of an alien invasion of Earth. The show features the realistic depiction of Earth’s military forces and major cities being overwhelmed in an alien shock and awe campaign. It raises the question of whether the public is being psychologically conditioned to accept the possibility of hostile extraterrestrial life visiting Earth. National Geographic’s “When Aliens Attack” follows a recent story on that Osama Bin Laden’s death paves the way for a false flag alien invasion.

Here is how National Geographic justifies its upcoming show:

What if an extra-terrestrial force attacked Earth? What might that look like and how will the people of Earth respond? Consulting a cast of world-renowned scientists, survival experts and defense experts, this two-hour special, Alien Invasion explores this frightening scenario. Experts reveal what could motivate alien invaders to attack Earth, and speculate on how the attack might play out — the strategy alien invaders might use and the most effective ways for humans to respond. Well turn to science and history to figure out what works. Well show how humanity can survive this ultimate test. Read more

Retired US Navy Commander briefs Indian parliamentarians & academics on the implications of ET issue

Dr Scott Jones (Commander, US Navy, Rtd.)

Dr. Scott Jones (Commander, US Navy, Rtd.) visited New Delhi, India from April 19th to April 23rd, 2011 after spending three days in Pune, Maharashtra where he made a presentation to the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) and met with various representatives of the academic community.

In Delhi, Dr. Jones gave a talk on April 20th at 6.30 pm at the prestigious India International Centre, the premier public cultural and intellectual forum in India’s capital. The talk was moderated by Come Carpentier de Gourdon, Convener of the International Board of World Affairs, the Journal of International Issues, and was well received by the audience, which asked many questions and engaged in a lively discussion with the speaker.

In the morning of the 20th, Dr. Jones met with Dr. Manmohan Sharma, the Secretary General of the Indian Association of Parliamentarians for Population and Development (IAPPD) and its Chairman, Prof. P J Kurien, an eminent physicist and member of the National Parliament (Lok Sabha) who sits on the Parliamentary Defense Commission. Dr. Kurien who held several portfolios as a Cabinet Minister in the Government and who was chairman of the Indian Institutes of Technology Central Board is a close friend of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and the Defense Minister, Mr. Antony. Dr. Kurien was accompanied by another Member of Parliament, Mr. Khanna and by a University Professor who is one of his advisers.

During more than one hour, Dr. Jones briefed the Indian visitors on the ET/UFO related issue and its global, strategic, cultural and spiritual implications. Dr. Kurien said that he was broadly aware of the matter and showed strong interest as well as an intention to bring it up with the relevant members of the Government. He paid special attention to the draft “Space Peace Treaty” that was presented to him by Dr. Scott Jones and he highlighted the passage referring to the incidents of “ICBM shutdowns” caused by UFOs in the US on various occasions.

On the following day, April 21st, Dr. Jones sent by courier three briefing documents, including the text of the aforesaid Treaty to the respective Ambassadors to India of the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The courier package sent to each included a seal-shaped symbol of P.E.A.C.E, the not-for-profit organization founded and run by Dr. Scott Jones and Mr. Neil Freer. That symbol featured one of the oldest icons of Indian civilization, an exquisite engraving of the great Indian humped bull or Zebu (bos Indicus), from the 7000 year old Indus-Saraswati civilization, that is also the animal totem of the great God Shiva, the lord of Nature, yoga, generation and destruction.

A similar briefing package has been delivered, to the care of Dr. Manmohan Sharma for the Indian Minister of External Affairs, Dr. Krishna.

Dr. Scott Jones left New Delhi to return to the United States on April 23rd, 2011.


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