||A. J. Gevaerd studied Chemistry in several universities in Brazil. In 1986, he quit his carrier as a Chemistry teacher to research flying saucers full time. A. J. is the founder and editor of the Brazilian UFO Magazine. He is also founder and director of the Brazilian Center for Flying Saucer Research, the largest organization of its type in South America, with over 1,200 members. For the past 19 years has been the only full time UFO researcher in Brazil. In 1983, he was appointed by Dr. J. Allen Hynek to be the representative of the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) in Brazil. A. J. is the creator of the group UFOs: Freedom of Information Now. He heads this Brazilian Committee of UFO researchers, that has recently examined secret UFO docs in Brazil's official military UFO disclosure.
In a recent message posted here (virtuallystrange.net)it was said that "little
concrete evidence is known about the Operation Saucer". Nothing
could be more far away from the truth.
For those who don't know, Operation Saucer was the biggest
military operation conducted in Brazil to _officially_ and
_secretly_ investigate UFOs. Probably the biggest in the world
as well. It started in September 1977 by direct order from the
command of the First Regional Aerial Command (COMAR) of the
Brazilian Air Force in Belém, Para state, in the Amazon.
The main reason to initiate Operation Saucer were the several
tragic attacks on people from mysterious balls of light and
other objects, first at night - in 1974, 1975 and late 1976 -
that soon started to happen almost all day long, especially
early and mid-1977. Operation Saucer was prematurely ended in
December 1977 for the reasons that we now know and is described
According to the best source we once had available, the
commander of the Operation, Colonel Uyrange Hollanda, who gave a
detailed and in-depth _exclusive_ interview to the Brazilian UFO
Magazine, to me and to my co-editor Marco Antonio Petit, the
objectives of the Operation Saucer were:
1) To collect as many witness reports as possible about the
lights and objects being seen and that performed the strange
2) To register the lights and objects in the jungle (called
suck-suck) with the highest photo and film technology available.
3) To engage, if possible, in a co-ordinated attempt to contact
the "intelligences behind the phenomena".