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Boiling Oil Aliens

From: Kentaro Mori <kentaro.mori.nul>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 15:16:09 -0300
Archived: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 17:51:44 -0400
Subject: Boiling Oil Aliens


- Boiling Oil Aliens

The story that Francisco Henrique de Souza, nicknamed
"Januncio", told late ufologist Bob Pratt is somewhat unique.
One night of January 1979, he was walking home alone on Rio
Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Around the middle of his way, he decided to lit a cigarette.
That was his mistake, as that apparently caught the attention of
an overhead flying saucer that started to follow him very
closely. He was terrorized.

"Januncio" described the object as cylindrical, around 6-7
meters in height and 3-4 meters in diameter. It was extremely
close to him, only a couple of meters over his head, and he
described seeing two people inside, a man and a woman, seated.
"The woman looked like she was wearing a dress".

The object emitted a light that somehow sucked Januncio. To
avoid being captured by the light, he grabbed a palm tree as
best as he could =97 in the photo above, Januncio shows the
bizarre situation.

"The light was very hot and I was scared", he said. The suction
from the light was very strong and despite firmly grasping the
tree, Januncio was being lifted from the ground. "This happened
some five times. Up and down, up and down=85 My chest was all
scratched". He started to cry and thought he was going to die.

"Then, when the man and woman saw that I was not leaving the
tree, they threw something like boiling oil on me, to release me
from the tree. I felt I was between the fire and the frying pan.
I couldn't move. The thing burned my arms and hurt me a lot, but
I was afraid of leaving the tree".

"That thing lasted less than two minutes. If it had been longer,
I think I would have died, because it was very hot. As I didn't
leave the tree, they closed the door, the light turned off and
the thing quickly went away, like a lightning". Januncio ran
home, his clothes wet in sweat. He was sick for two days
afterwards, and very scared of walking outside at night.

The incident is described by Pratt in "UFO Danger Zone: terror
and death in Brazil, where next?" (Horus House, 1996), and the
image of Januncio grabbing the tree even made it to the cover. A
Portuguese excerpt, from which the images above were taken, can
be read on the website of researcher Reinaldo Stabolito, Painel

I describe it here because a couple of days ago a Brazilian
ufologist, Carlos Airton, made a very interesting comment about

"Regarding this boiling oil [story], the palm tree [Januncio]
grabbed was a Carnauba palm, and in the leaves of this tree a
powder is formed. This powder is used to make wax, oil. So, the
heat generated by the UFO overhead melted this powder, and it
dripped over the poor fellow grabbing the tree, who thought the
UFO was throwing boiling oil over him, something quite unique."

Read again the report as Januncio did indeed repeat several
times how the light from UFO was hot. And he didn't have much
scarring =97 if any =97 from the incident, which suggests that if
"boiling oil" was indeed what fell over him, it was only a bit.

Of course, a more prosaic explanation would suggest everything
in this incident could have been imagined by Januncio. Pratt
believes in the reality of the report, even when he describes
that he later discovered one more report of aliens throwing
"boiling oil": the one by Benedito Henrique de Souza. Son of
Januncio, who described more or less the exact same events,
including the detail about the cigarette attracting the "boiling
oil throwing" UFO.

Having only anecdotal evidence, it may well be impossible to
ascertain what actually happened, if anything. But if something
did happen, the suggestion by Carlos Airton that the "boiling
oil" detail could have been only natural Carnauba palm tree oil
melted by heat is very interesting.

Though not as whimsical as medieval aliens throwing boiling oil.

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