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Extraterrestrial Life In Brazilian Culture

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


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.

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