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Brazil 'UFO crash' sparks flap on social media

Posted on Monday, 18 May, 2020 | Comment icon 33 comments

Mass UFO sightings can quickly get out of hand. Image Credit: PD - pixnio
Sightings of unidentified lights north of Rio de Janeiro last week managed to spark quite a ruckus online.
The phenomenon, which was reportedly witnessed by thousands of people, appeared in the skies over Mage, Brazil on Wednesday night, sparking a plethora of posts and videos on social media, as well as gaining the attention of local newspapers and TV stations.

Witnesses reported seeing strange red, yellow and blue orbs floating in the sky, as well as lights that appeared to be arranged in a triangular formation, suggesting the presence of a large craft.

Things soon started to take on a more sinister tone however when users started reporting that Twitter posts about the incident were mysteriously disappearing.

Shortly afterwards, posts on Reddit had also been reportedly removed for unknown reasons.
Paranoia surrounding the phenomenon was exacerbated further still when someone posted up a satellite image from Google Maps showing a white space over a building in the local area.

"In this case, what people are seeing in the imagery is a reflection that is temporarily overloading the satellite's sensor," Google explained. "Essentially, the sun reflected off the surface of that building at just the right angle to briefly blind the satellite."

Before long, rumors of military involvement also emerged, with some users suggesting that the area had been cordoned off while military personnel attended the "crash site".

As things stand however, there is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that anything of note actually happened - the entire incident is a prime example of how paranoia and conspiratorial thinking can get out of hand, especially on social media.

The original 'UFOs', skeptics argue, could have simply been nothing more than drones, flares or something else equally mundane.

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #24 Posted by the13bats on 21 May, 2020, 1:08
Experience without proof is a story, and just because others might validate it far from makes it fact. Problem is experence isnt proof to me its not even evidence. If a person has an experence and will only accept paramormal supernatural explanations i move on as thats far too biased, I have yet seen a case that made it past prosaic explanations, some might be unknown but unknown isnt a jump to paranormal supernatural proof
Comment icon #25 Posted by NinoWhite301 on 25 May, 2020, 16:39
Comment icon #26 Posted by NinoWhite301 on 25 May, 2020, 18:17
This is also being discussed on I'm an experiencer as well, which I know is hard to convey to those who haven't experienced this kind of phenomenon. There is a little more to the situation than I've ever heard discussed by researchers like Dolan or activists like Greer. Also, most people assume that we have a free press (here in the US at least) and if any real evidence was apparent nothing could stop it from coming to light. Wrong. All the MSM in the US is owned by 6-7 media conglomerates that takes its marching orders from the elite and or the intelligence agencies. The p... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by Dejarma on 25 May, 2020, 23:11
just throwing this link at me didn't answer the question= where's the better footage, as you said? if it wasn't provided then how do you know it exist?
Comment icon #28 Posted by the13bats on 26 May, 2020, 0:06
Lots of smoke no fire, do you have proof of your claims or same old same old excuses?
Comment icon #29 Posted by ChrLzs on 2 June, 2020, 6:31
I call, Nino.  Answer the question.  And if you saw any footage (and know what you say you know) why the hell didn't you just save it?  Do you not have any idea how impossible it is to cover up or 'remove' stuff from the web, given how easy it is to capture locally?   BTW, the video in the link you provided is a badly out of focus blob of bokeh.  (Look it up)  That blob also has colors consistent with it being either Venus, or the bright star, Sirius.  It has scintillation effects that make it slightly more likely to be Sirius..  It looks like a star and shows no apparent movement beyond norma... [More]
Comment icon #30 Posted by NinoWhite301 on 2 June, 2020, 18:32
No. No proof. I'm simply conveying the information to whoever wants to read about it. I think we've reached the point where some variation of this information is already becoming public. The Pentagon and Navy have independently both confirmed the legitimacy of the USS Nimitz encounters. Astronaut Gordon Cooper's estate leaked the Admiral Wilson documents after Cooper's death. The documents go into detail about the government's involvement in reverse-engineering craft, some of these craft come from archeological sites (see Bob Lazaar). Look into quantum physicist Deep Prasad's recent experience... [More]
Comment icon #31 Posted by the13bats on 2 June, 2020, 18:50
I was just gonna say "okay, just a story" Now when i see you include lazar in any serious way what so ever then its bye bye to your credibility. Good thing you arent selling , im not buying.
Comment icon #32 Posted by stereologist on 3 June, 2020, 12:09
I figured there was nothing there to support this story of a crashed UFO. Tossing in a bunch of other stories just makes for a pile of stories. Lazar is a fraud. Deep Prasad relates a typical sleep paralysis event. The Cooper story is a hoax. In fact, his accomplishments have been tarnished by these hoaxes. The Nimitz events do not suggest aliens.  Not sure what you are trying to say other than there are lots of tall tales out there.
Comment icon #33 Posted by IMSAM on 25 June, 2020, 7:07
Just a heads up, This whole mage case is a HOAX. It was investigated by A.J. Gevaerd and mufon .    

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