From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <aj.nul> Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 12:07:45 -0300 Archived: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 12:40:31 -0400 Subject: Re: Brazilian AF Regulates UFO Reports - Pt III >From: Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos <ballesterolmos.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:43:49 +0000 (GMT) >Subject: Re: Brazilian AF Regulates UFO Reports - Pt III >>From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <ajgevaerd.nul> >>De: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >>Fecha: jueves, 12 de agosto, 2010 19:18 >>Asunto: UFO UpDate: Brazilian AF Regulates UFO Reports - Pt III >>I regret to say to the world UFO community, however, that >>we are now almost certain that almost all of those footages, that >>are *extremelly more* significant than pointed out by Mori, >>according to several top military sources I spoke to and >>who saw the films, along with a few civilians, have been >>permanently destroyed due to improper handling and storage. >>But to me it is not reason at all to give up the fight. The >>films are in bad shape. Fine, give them to us anyway they are! >Dear friend Ademar, and List: >For years I have read about the outstanding Project Saucer photo >and film evidence, and as manager of FOTOCAT Project I have been >eagerly awaiting when it could be fully consulted for analysis. >Now I am dismayed to find out that most of this evidence seems >to have been destroyed by "improper storage". >Frankly, how material evidence of something extraordinary could >have been mismanaged so dramatically? Didn=B4t the official owners >know the significance of this? Why it was not submitted to the >higher posts in the Air Force for proper filing, custody and >study? Why the emeritus generals which you have interviewed >lately do not account for this lack of responsability? There is >a real information gap between the Operation Saucer activities >as told today and the final handling of their records: can you >let us know about this and why it could happen? Noone is >accountable for this miserable failure? Hi V-J, How are you my friend? I am sorry to see your disappointment with the fact that the 16 hours of super-8 and super-16 mm films produced by Operation Saucer may be permanently damaged. I can understand your frustration, as I am also extremely frustrated, as anybody else at the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU). Actually, I am the person who found out about this material, who have been given the information about the films and how they were obtained directly from captain (later coronel) Uyrange Hollanda, Operation Saucer commander. Believe me I have done all I could to locate where the footage may be, to have it finally released as part of the campaign UFOs: Freedom of Information Now. And I have even engaged a few people in very specific places of our Federal Adminstration and Air Force, people in position to know where the footage could possibly be, that have promised me to do their best to also locate them. Until a few weeks ago we were working with two serious possibilities: (a) that the 16 hours of super-8 and super-16 mm films produced by Operation Saucer could either totally or partially been lost, and (b) that they, also totally or partially, could be in the hands of civilians, perhaps given to them by retired Air Force officers. Or both. Of course, the 3rd option was that they are still in possession of the Air Force, that still refuses ro release them. Could be a combination of it all. See, the second option is not impossible. In the early 2000, a retired Air Force officer gave over 1,100 *original* pages of very important UFO documents from the Unidentified Aerial Objects Invesigation System (SIOANI), one of or first official UFO research entities, established in 1969, to a civilian UFO researcher, Edilson Boaventura Junior. Despite the fact that the documents -- again, very important -- were given to Boaventura with the especific determination that they should be handled to all Brazilian UFO Community, they where kept in his private files till a few months ago, for almost a decade. A wrote a serious piece about it to the Brazilian UFO Magazine. It was only last year that Boaventura, after a serious talk with the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU) members, in Curitiba, was forced to realize that he should at once do what he was supposed to many years ago, and it was give all that material to the entire Brazilian UFO Community, and then he actually did so to the Brazilian UFO Magazine, who handles things of CBU, with copies to the National Archives, and in both cases the docs are now available to everyone. Now, after the ending of the dictatorship period in Brazil, a few years after Operation Saucer was shut down (but it wasn't really), the films may have been taken, partially or entirelly, by one of the Air Force members who had access to them and then could have been kept privately somewhere. Then lost forever. According a central character in the military who have supported our campaign, that is a serious possibility, as well as that other info, that partially or entirelly, what was keep the official records was damaged due to improper handling and storage after all these years I am sorry, that is the fact I know. And I also feel frustrated by that. Keep up the great work at FotoCat, A. J. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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