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Re: Trindade - Gevaerd

From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <gevaerd@ufo.com.br>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 07:07:40 -0200
Fwd Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 09:03:02 -0500
Subject: Re: Trindade - Gevaerd

>From: Luis R. Gonzalez <lrgm@arrakis.es>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 19:09:22 +0100
>Subject: Re: Trindade

>>From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <gevaerd@ufo.com.br>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>>Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 08:13:47 -0200
>>Subject: Re: Trindade

>Mr. Gevaerd wrote

>>The very same researchers, in Brazil, who analyzed the Trindade
>>photos ruled out the Barra da Tijuca ones. To the same extent
>>that Barauna's photos are absolutely legitimate, Ed Keffel's
>>photos are a gross hoax.

>Well, presently I am reading Irene Granchi's "UFOS and
>Abductions in Brazil" (1995) and there she wrote quite strongly
>about Ed Keffel's photos _not_ being a hoax.

>Considering that she and her family had seen UFOs on several
>ocasions (and I seem to recall reading that there was even an
>abduction), my question is: How reliable are her investigations,
>specially the one of Onilson Patero's abductions and

Irene Granchi's investigations are fine and very reliable.
Specially that of Patero, whose case has also been investigated
and confirmed by other researchers as well. Ms. Granchi is a
living icon of Brazilian Ufology and her example as an acurate
and objective researcher is followed by many - me included.

However, I believe that due to a long-time friendship with Joao
Martins and Ed Keffel, the reporter and the photographer of O
Cruzeiro's Barra da Tijuca UFO photos, she keeps refusing to
accept some other researchers' conclusion that the images are
hoaxes. Specially that of Claudeir Covo, who has done most of
the analysis. Other friendship relations that Ms. Granchi had
with hundreds of witnesses and abductees _did_not_ affect her
judgement in any other case.

Plus, I am afraid that she actually _believes_ in Ed Keffel's
photos and simply don't swallow Covo's analysis (or others).
Maybe, and I question it myself, as I am like a son to her, she
simply didn't have enough elements to change her mind. On the
other hand, she has been very ill for the last years and for at
least a decade she hasn't been following UFOs any more.....

Ed Keffel's photos are indeed fakes and very obvious ones to
many UFO researchers in Brazil - me included. He and Joao
Martins simply planned the scam in advance and did it all most
carefully. Unfortunately, as all lies leave traces, they didn't
do their hoax entirely well. And they got caught. I am afraid
that one of most popular Brazilian UFO cases, upon which most of
Brazilian and World Ufology were build, is a hoax.

A. J. Gevaerd