From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 06:32:05 -0400 Archived: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 06:32:05 -0400 Subject: Extraterrestrial Life In Brazilian Culture Source: TVBlogs.Nationalgeographic.Com http://tinyurl.com/9g2odnz August 9, 2012 [View of a flying-saucer-styled watertower in the town of Varginha, Brazil] Extraterrestrial Life In Brazilian Culture by Ben McGee To me, one of the most fascinating aspects of working on this project was the opportunity to see not only how American culture has adopted and expressed the concept of “ET,” but also seeing how international cultures have done so. In this light, Brazil was amongst the most intriguing places I’ve ever been. In America, beginning in the late 1940s and through the ’50s, the idea of the alien “flying saucer” took hold in the public mind and exploded in pop culture. It became the term of choice for witnesses describing sightings of unknown lights, and it took the science-fiction scene by storm (see: The Day the Earth Stood Still). Consequently, much of the what Americans claim is evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence comes in the form of lights and objects in the sky. Not so in Brazil. For Brazilian culture, there is a longstanding history not with objects in the sky, but unbelievably, with extraterrestrials walking on the ground. Consequently, it comes as less of a surprise to find modern Brazilian stories of alien spacecraft crashes, such as the Varginha crash featured in this episode, involving survivors physically escaping into the jungle. [More at site... ] 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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