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This Week At Inexplicata - 11 June 2012

From: Scott Corrales <lornis1.nul>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 06:44:28 -0400
Archived: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 08:28:10 -0400
Subject: This Week At Inexplicata - 11 June 2012

INEXPLICATA - The Journal of Hispanic Ufology

June 11, 2012

A Touch Of Darkness: Cemeteries And UFOs
By Scott Corrales
(c) 2012

There is a dark side to the UFO phenomenon that has always been
mentioned, but is seldom delved into. In an effort to
"accentuate the positive" we overlook some of these grotesque
aspects, mainly because they do not jibe with our concept of an
advanced, benevolent, spacefaring, technological civilization =96
such as one that we may have read about in the books of Larry
Niven or Hal Clement. This dark side is raw and primitive,
evoking fears that go as far back as the caves, but taking place
in our own troubled times. Some of these behaviors suggest =96 to
the discomfiture of many =96 that the intelligence behind the UFO
is far more earthbound than we know, and more closely related to
Medieval lore than outer space.

Anthropologists have suggested that human ritual practices in
burying the dead go back at least a hundred thousand years, and
aside from guaranteeing the final rest of the departed by
anointing them with substances such as red ochre, surrounding
them with flowers, sea shells and other objects, there was also
the urge to place them with charms that would insure the body's
protection against "evil spirits". Vigils were held to insure
that corpses weren't reanimated by these spirits, bringing harm
to the community, or =96 perhaps more importantly, if the deceased
had died a violent death =96 identifying the perpetrator in the
community. Historian M.P. Charlesworth mentions a fear in the
rural Roman Empire of "vampires coming to take away the dead",
and similar beliefs and traditions can be found under different
guises all around the planet.

An Unsettling Motion Picture

In 1979, an unusual film graced screens across America. Billed
as a horror/sci-fi flick, Phantasm presented the story of a
small town whose less-than-human funeral director (a character
known only as the Tall Man) modifies human corpses into "slave
labor" -dwarfish creatures resembling the Jawas from Star Wars-
- on a distant planet. When the film's youthful protagonists
discover the ultimate fate of their dead relative's mortal
remains, they undertake a quest to vanquish the Tall Man and his
works. So compelling was this piece of fiction that it spawned
an enthusiastic fan base and three sequels.

While the merits of this cinematic event are best left to film
reviewers, Phantasm drew attention to a curious aspect of the
UFO phenomenon-its unusual affinity with human burial grounds,
ancient and modern. But before proceeding along this line of
inquiry, it is necessary to differentiate between UFOs and the
balls of light seen at many graveyards in this country and in
others. Known as "cemetery lights" or "graveyard lights", they
have been described as having sizes ranging from candle-flames
to large azure fireballs. These lights, which can either dart
around or remain perfectly motionless, have been attributed to
the presence of phorphorated hydrogen, which has luminous
properties. Researchers such as Spain's Salvador Freixedo have
remarked about the sentient quality exibited by these objects
and dubbed them REPQEN -Residual Psychic Quasi-Intelligent

A Tradition of UFO Involvement

In the early decades of the UFO phenomenon, investigators would
write about the phenomenon's preference for dark, deserted
places-quarries, garbage dumps, cemeteries-and suggested that
these choices were ideal low-visibility places for alien
spaceship crews to land undetected by humans. As the paranormal
aspects of the phenomenon began to be acknowledged in the
1970's, researchers admitted that such places had also been
favored by shadowy creatures from terrestrial traditions.

One of the most the most remarkable cases involving the presence
of unidentified flying objects over an ancient North American
burial ground was recorded by investigator John Magor in his
article "Strange Sights in Yukon Sky" (Canadian UFO Report,
Vol.1. No.1). The incident took place in the environs of Canyon
Creek on the Alaska Highway in December 1966 and involved the
family of one Bob McKinnon.

According to Mr. McKinnon, he first became aware that something
was amiss when a powerful beam of light poured through the
windows of the rest area he operated on the highway. Even more
surprising was the fact that the light beam had its origin in an
ancient Indian burial ground half a mile away.

McKinnon thought at first that the light issued from
construction work being done at the site, but soon realized that
this could not be the case, since the beam "was hanging
absolutely motionless in the air, maybe a 100 feet up, and
looked to be about two feet in diameter. It was bluish-orange in
color, something like the reflections off a diamond."

The rest area operator called his relatives to witness the event
and went outside the structure to get a better view. The light
initiated a slow descent over the burial ground. The source of
light almost touched the ground and lit the four-foot tall
wooden huts into which the bodies of the dead were deposited.
"We definitely had a feeling it was interested in the place,"
noted the main witness.

Then as suddenly as it appeared, the light vanished. McKinnon
contacted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and was told that
the object must have been a meteor-a suggestion that the
witnessed could not agree with.

Magor's report concludes with the rest area operator saying that
despite his lack of interest in flaying saucers, "there
definitely was something strange happening out there over the
cemetery that night."

On the night of July 21, 1977, three members of the Bradford,
Pennsylvania, police department were treated to the sight of two
luminous objects flying low across the city sky toward Oak Hill
Cemetery. That very same evening, a triangular UFO sporting
white and red lights was seen over Limestone, N.Y. Adding to the
baffling phenomena was the problem of "unidentified radio
signals", mostly in a language similar to Spanish, pouring in
over area air waves, disrupting police-band communications.
While local experts dismissed the radio "skips", as they were
known, no official explanation was ever put forth for the
anomalous radio activity.

Even rock and roll musicians have experiences to share: Rob
Zombie recalled having had a UFO sighting in 1973 while
attending a third grade Halloween party. The future rock
celebrity was leaving the event when he saw a UFO hovering over
the cemetery adjacent to his grade school. "That was pretty
freaky," he admitted to journalist Gerri Miller.

Alien Grave Robbers?

A UFO was inadvertently "caught in the act" of showing its
interest for human burials on April 28, 1976, when Angel
Gonz=E1lez photographed funeral services being held for Rev.
Antonio Roque of the Barrio Navarro Baptist Church in Gurabo,
Puerto Rico. At no point were the photographer nor those
attending the service ever aware of the unidentified flying
object: the dark, oval-shaped object appeared when the color
film was developed. Gonzalez's snapshot shows the object
suspended at a certain distance over the crowd. The photo
appeared in the May 20th edition of the Caguas La Semana
newspaper and went on to become one of the memorable images of
Puerto Rico's mid-70s UFO wave.

On the other side of the Caribbean, residents of the Las
Margaritas and Santa Rosa developments in the city of Jalapa
allegedly witnessed a collision between two UFOs in mid-flight,
directly above the Bosques del Recuerdo cemetery in the early
hours of October 27, 1995. Both objects had been flying at high
speeds and low above the ground.

It was approximately 4:00 a.m. when the dispatcher of the Canal
35 Hermandad taxi company, Ms. P.Ch.C, reported from her vantage
point at the summit of Lomas Margaritas that a huge light which
had been flying over the area had subdivided itself into three
smaller lights, two of which had collided in mid-air. This
report prompted a large number of cab drivers to rush to the
scene of the events. Mrs. Y.F.G., a resident of the
aforementioned development, stated that similar events had
occurred days earlier and that she herself had seen the objects
disappearing in the vicinity of Cofre de Perote, a nearby

Dr. Rafael A. Lara of the Mexican research organization CEFP, a
resident of the state of Veracruz, managed to interview the
witnesses for his Terra Incognita journal. Ms. P.Ch.C. added
that after the objects disappeared, three women were seen in the
middle of the cemetery, although the cab drivers who reported to
the scene could not find anyone.

Contradictions did not wait long to emerge, as the selfsame Ms.
P.Ch.C declared that what she had seen had not necessarily been
"alien spaceships" and that an overeager radio journalist,
Antonio Trujillo, had reported the "alien spaceships" over
Bosques del Recuerdo Cemetery. The media frenzy led to the young
woman being beseiged at her workplace by reporters interested in
learing "if she had undergone any emotional or physical trauma
as a result of witnessing the UFOs."

Mexico was not alone on the list: UFOs also staged appearances
at cemeteries in Brazil during the April 1996 flap that caused
excitement all over the South American giant's northeastern
region. On April 5, 1996, a woman named Mar=EDa Jose and her son
were driving along the road linking the cities of Joao Pessoa
and Natal in the state of Paraiba when they became aware of a
UFO hovering in the vicinity of a local cemetery. The unknown
object sped directly toward them, passsing over the car's roof
at low altitude. Mrs. Jose was so unnerved by the experience
that she was hospitalized in the city of Campinha Grande.

Even more compelling is the case involving a direct link to one
of South American ufology's strangest cases: the 1949 death of
Joao Prestes due to an alleged "UFO bolt" which roasted him to
death. Researcher Pablo Villarubia managed to find fresh leads
and witnesses to this case in recent years, delving into the
mispercepetions between what was reported and what actually
happened. One of the most interesting side stories involved the
unfortunate Joao's brother Emiliano, who had seen "two fireballs
rising and striking each other" and repeating the same action in
the vicinty of the Aracariguama cemetery a year after his
brother's death. Emiliano Prestes was reportedly encircled by
the fireballs and could feel the intense heat arising from the
unknown objects. He dropped to his knees in fervent prayer until
the lights departed, perhaps sparing him a fate similar to his
brothers. According to Hermes da Fonseca, whom Villarubia
interviewed, the fireballs remained active to the present: In
1995, Giomar Gouveia, a champion jockey and owner of some
stables at Ibate, saw a light hovering over his animals, giving
off orange beams of light. Aracariguama Cemetery had its own
eerie stories to tell. Nelson Oliveira, the local gravedigger,
informed the UFO researcher that around 1989, he had seen
something strange in the cemetery: an unsusual circular flying
object which resembled "an upside-down hat" made of aluminum.
The object hovered for a while before heading in the direction
of the city of Sao Paulo.

An unusual case involving the presence of UFOs in cemeteries
occurred in the town of Gerena in the province of Sevile
(Spain)and prompted an investigation by Joaqu=EDn Mateos Nogales,
a respected local researcher.

Gerena is located some 14 miles northwest of Seville, and its
cemetery lies outside the city limits, past the last few
dwellings in town. These homes have a perfect view of the
graveyard and its towering cypress trees.

On October 23, 1977, Ms. Ana Rum=EDn and Mr. Manuel Fern=E1ndez were
walking along one of the town's streets back to their respective
homes on what was a cloudless night studded with stars. At a
given moment, the time being eight o'clock in the evening, Ms.
Rum=EDn drew her companion's attention to an unusal situation: an
uncanny glow was emerging from the cemetery, which was clearly
visible from where they stood. Mr. Fern=E1ndez assured her that
the glow was most likely "a cloud illuminated by the town's
streetlights". This seemed like a reasonable explanation and
they continued to amble down the street.

As they walked, they began to realize that the "cloud" over the
cemetery had a reddish hue, and cast its light on the tall
cypress trees and the mausoleums. It was a sizeable cloud,
suspended in complete silence over the area. Realizing that
something out of the ordinary was taking place, both went over
to another neighbor =96 Mr. Ruperto Muaoz =96 with the purpose of
taking a better look at the phenomenon from his rooftop. The
Muaoz house was situated in such a way that he enjoyed a
privileged view of the cemetery.

The homeowner and his wife joined the first two witnesses on the
rooftop to look at the reddish cloud, but by this point, the red
cloud had vanished, and the four onlookers were able to see a
small red object (later described as "ciruclar") heading off
into the distance, changing colors from red to green and
blinking intermittently.

"We must stress the fact," states the researcher's report, "that
the area in question offers a wealth of unidentified flying
object reports, which we have attested through many years of on-
site research."

The Real Tomb Raiders

Compelling evidence for UFO interest in the discarded mortal
coils of human beings comes from West Virginia journalist Bob
Teets, who mentioned the following cases in his book West
Virginia UFOs (1994).

Elk Garden, a community of 300 souls in Mineral County, has
attracted the disturbing attention of unidentfied objects since
at least the early 1960's, when local residents began to see
them in the vicinity of Nethken Hill, whose cemetery contains a
number of the small town's most prominient citizens as well as a
Methodist church. The Kalbaugh family, living on a farm located
a small distance away from the cemetery, claims having seen
"lights" throughout the late 1960's and early 70's, and being
clearly aware that they were neither airplanes nor helicopters.
Eyewitnesses are in agrement that that the lights were
invariably white in color and accompanied by a high-pitched

But the most memorable and eerie of the apparitions over Nethken
Hill would occur on October 8, 1967, when Reverent Harley
DeLeurere and two male members of his congregation, intrigued by
the stories of sightings, went up to a promontory from where
they could have a panoramic view of Nethken Hill and its
cemetery. Their skywatch was rewarded later that evening when
one of them saw an object described as "a big turtle with lights
on it" appear over the hill and move deliberately toward the

The witnesses were stunned by what happened next: the turtle-
shaped luminous object descended to approximately six feet off
the ground as it shone its lights towward the graveyeard. One of
the men (identified by author Teets only as "Leonard Jr."),
recalls that the object's lights projected into a day-old grave
at the cemetery. Rev. DeLeurere allegedly mentioned that it
would be a good idea to exhume the body in the new grave to
check for signs of disturbance. "It seems like every time there
was a new grave, within the next couple of nights, people would
see lights up there."

Seeing the events through the prism of early 90's abduction
research, the author suggests the interesting possibility that
the UFOs were engaged in the business of retrieving alien
implants from the bodies interred on Nethken Hill.

Scientific Curiosity or Unhealthy Interest?

Why are UFOs (whatever their origin) interested in our final
resting places? What could they stand to gain from such
pursuits? Trying ascribe reason to an utterly unreasonable
phenomenon leads us to consider that "alien scientists" can
glean important biological information from the deceased, or as
suggested in the West Virginia scenario, we are witnessing a
cleanup operation aimed at removing implants left in the bodies
of long-time abductees.

There is still a less wholesome possibility to consider, and it
is as mind-bending as it is sordid: could UFOs be piloted by
"recycled" humans? If it is true that the technology of any
advanced alien civilization would be indistinguishable from
magic, as Arthur C. Clarke noted in Report on Planet Three and
Other Speculations, a spacefaring civilization might choose to
leave the dangers of space travel to beings created specifically
for the purpose, rather than jeopardizing its own citizens.

In November 1974, Luis and Maribel R., a married couple from the
city of Huesca, Spain, stopped their car on a deserted highway
in the middle of the night to hold a strange conversation with a
conversation with a pointy-faced, all-too-human ufonaut, who
asked them a surprising question: would they be so kind as to
lend him a monkey wrench? A semi-spherical UFO with alternating
red, yellow and white lights hovered in the background, and the
car's driver wondered what good would a wrench do aboard such a
vehicle. The ufonaut introduced himself as having been the
former "Dr. Flor, from Barcelona."

Perhaps even more alarming is a case investigated by Spanish
researcher Manuel Carballal: according to the testimony of a
number of witnesses, a young man who identified himself as
Frederick Valentich, the Australian pilot who disappeared
mysteriously in 1978, was alive and well in 1990 at Plaza del
Charco, a seaport square on island of Tenerife in the Canary
Islands. Displaying an Australian passport to prove his claim,
Valentich told those with whom he spoke on several occasions
that he now belonged to a group of humans who had been
"recruited" by extraterrestrials. It is also worth noting that
the supposed Valentich showed no signs of aging, and resembled
the photos circulated around the time of his disappearance.

Another case involving a possible "recycled" human occured in
the Dominican Republic on September 22, 1973, as insurance
salesman Virgilio Gomez drove to a business appointment. Heading
toward his destination, he became aware of someone waving him
down. As he slowed down, Gomez became aware that the person was
clad in a green uniform and that there were two others standing
a few dozen feet away. The insurance salesman could not have
been prepared for what happened next: the man in the green
uniformed told him that his name was Freddy Miller, a man who
had "supposedly" drowned thirteen years earlier with other
people in a boating accident, but that he had in fact been
rescued by a modern device, "a module known to people as a UFO".

Suspecting that someone was playing a prank on him, Gomez asked
the stranger which planet he came from. He was stunned when the
man soberly answered that he thought he came from Venus, and
that he had been rescued "on account of his knowledge of radio
technology," adding that there had been no room for the other
hapless boaters and that they would not have survived the
"adaptation process."

Gomez remarked that "Freddy Miller" had a disgusting grayish-
yellow skin tone that he found repulsive, spoke in a thick,
deliberate voice and was virtually hairless. The entity's body
was covered by a form-fitting green coverall without zippers or
pockets. A large wristwatch "similar to the ones worn by scuba
divers" adorned the wrist of its left hand.

The insurance agent was shown a half-concealed vehicle in the
woods by the roadside - a fact that caused him to realize that
the situation was no joke. The oval-shaped craft had a
chromelike sheen to it and largely resembled "an American
football" (unlike the traditional soccer ball used throughout
Latin America) and was windowless, betraying no external seams
or rivets.

Did "recycled" humans resembling burn victims make an appearance
in a 1967 UFO case in Western Pennsylvania? In a case researched
by the defunct Pittsburgh UFO Research Institute, a man known
only as "Mr. Rible" took his daughter to an airstrip near
Butler, PA to possibly catch a glimpse of the strange nocturnal
phenomena which had plagued the vicinity for some time. Father
and daughter soon found themselves staring at the evolutions of
two luminous objects which suddenly headed straight for their
Volkswagen, yet rather than crashing into the hapless car, the
lights morphed into a half-circle of five humanoid figures
"dressed in sloppy green-gray trousers" with their heads covered
by flat-topped caps. The exposed skin of their arms and faces
was coarse and gave the appearance of being severly burned.
After Mr. Rible coaxed his rear-engined car into starting, he
found it necessary to drive around the semicircle of unpleasant

Could the Men-in-Black who played such a prominent role in the
early days of the UFO phenomenon correspond to this category of
unliving beings, for want of a better term? Descriptions of
these entities in their ill-fitting clothes, superannuated
vehicles and odd physical characteristics have filled the
casebooks of researchers in North America, South America and

A compelling example can be found in John Keel's The Mothman
Prophecies (Signet, 1975) as the author turns his attention from
the goings-on in West Virginia to the no less strange occurences
on Long Island, N.Y.'s Mount Misery. In the late spring of 1967,
a young contactee began to have repeated encounters with a
personage she at first took to be the local librarian, clad in
old-fashioned, 1940's -style clothing (the author notes that
this was before any "retro" styles were in fashion). A series of
subsequent encounters occured in which the strange personage-
always wearing the same garb-tried to address the contactee.
"There was something wrong about her movements. It was as
if...she were dead."

Much has been made of the Men-in-Black's choice of clothing:
white shirts, black ties and black suits. Perhaps these
intriguing characters have been reanimated from the grave still
clad in their burial clothes? A ludicrous proposition, but the
MIB who caused a coin to vanish before the startled eyes of
Maine physician Herbert Hopkins in 1976 was described as wearing
heavy white makeup and lipstick. An effort to hide the
disfigurations of a cadaver? The intervening twenty-odd years
have not shed any further light on this case.

(An earlier version of this article appeared in 2001 in FATE
Magazine and was cited by Preston Dennett in the MUFON
Proceedings for 2002)

Posted by INEXPLICATA (IHU) AT 5:47 AM

Friday, June 08, 2012

Spain: A Landing at Canada de los Garabatos (1982)
A Report by Joaquin Mateos and Manuel Filpo

Technical Information

Geographic Location: Property of the "La Alegria" farm at the
gorge known as "Los Garabatos" within the municipal confines of
Sanlucar La Mayor, Province of Seville (Spain). The landing site
is practically at the center of the triangle formed by
Aznalcollar, Gerena and Olivares. This is an area in which
multiple sightings have occurred over the last 15 years.

Time and Date: 30 January 1982 at 21:00 hours (Saturday)

Sighting Information: It was seen at a distance of 300 meters.
It was on land or close to it, in a horizontal position. The
observation lasted five minutes.

Information on the Surroundings: The terrain is nearly flat. A
few meters away there is a relatively small reservoir used by
the Aznalcollar Mine. There are some scattered cortijos
(farmhouses) in the area. The remains of an ancient aqueduct
used by the Romans to bring water to Italica are nearby.

Physical Characteristics of the Sighting: The object was cigar-
shaped and the witness defines it as a fluorescent tube
measuring some 30 meters long. The object was fully illuminated
by an intense white light and surrounded by a haze of a similar
color. The entire location was so thoroughly illuminated by it
that the slightest details were clearly visible: plants, shrubs
and stones. It produced no sounds or smells. No traces were left
behind. After the sighting was over, as the witnesses returned
to their homes, they noticed that their television sets suffered
transient problems, with a great black dot appearing in the
middle of the screen. No animal anomalies have been ascertained
in the neighboring farmhouses.

Weather Conditions: Completely clear

Witnesses: Don Manuel Morato, married, around 30 years old,
native of Cabezas de San Juan (Sevilla), and a tractor operator
at the farmhouse. The overseer also saw the object as it flew
over both of them.

Description of the Events: Mr. Morato was carrying out
agricultural duties on his tractor and the vehicle became stuck
as a result of recent rains. He abandoned the tractor and
returned to the farmhouse on foot to ask for help. He and the
overseer decide to go find another tractor to pull it out. No
sooner do they step out, they see a light that draws their
attention. They wait for it to fly past and remark that it's
longer than an airplane, aside from being fully illuminated like
a fluorescent tube. Its velocity was slow. They witnessed its
trajectory until it vanished behind some hills. They then
continued toward the stuck tractor and extricate it, each man
riding a separate tractor. While the overseer goes ahead, the
main witness decides to take a look at the hills and ascertains,
to his astonishment, that the object is on the ground or close
to it, surrounded by the mysterious haze that enveloped it as it
went past. The main witness observed the phenomenon for five
minutes before deciding to advise his companion, in order that
he may also see it. They go back but there is nothing to he
seen. Perhaps it turned itself off =96 remarks the tractor
operator =96 but both men decide to return to the farmhouse.
Subsequently, interruptions occur on both men's TV sets.

Remarks: Yet another sighting occurs in this "hot spot". We must
also note that the witnesses are serious people, not big
talkers, pleasant and educated. There are no reasons that we
could see as justifying a falsehood. Both men are confused,

The area has, in theory, attractive features for hypothetical
extraterrestrial visitors: mines, archaeological ruins, a
variety of crops...and even a distinguished researcher such as
Don Manuel Osuna. The possible hypothesis of the "magnet" effect
exerted by researchers of the phenomenon should not be
dismissed. It may someday be confirmed, as Don Ignacio Darnaude
has suggested.

The possible relationship between sightings and the presence of
eucalyptus trees should is also worthy of further study, as
these have seldom been absent from areas where such incidents
have occurred. Our colleagues Hermida and Valls are working on a
report on the subject.

The interference caused to the TV sets is also very interesting,
as it is unique. A black dot that takes up nearly the entire TV
screen can only be produced by a serious breakdown. It is true
that after some research, we were able to ascertain that classic
interference took place that night. It can be supposed that the
object remained in the area for some time, confirming the
tractor's suspicions about how the object "turned itself off".

The uncertain nature of the white light is also confirmed. We
often hear descriptions such as "it was like nothing we'd ever
seen" or "it lit the entire area like daylight but without
blinding us."

When we tried to survey the area in detail, we could see that it
had been plowed over, thus making it impossible to find possible
landing marks or ground traces.

In Gerena, 6 February 1982

(Translation (c) 2012, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Jose
Manuel Garcia Bautista)

Posted By Inexplicata (IHU) AT 12:49 PM

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Brazil: The Man Who Woke Up on a Rock =96 A Thousand Feet in the Air

Source: Gazeta Newspaper

Date: 8 November 2008

[Our friend and colleague Paulo R. Poian has called our
attention to this bit of undeniable high-strangeness from 2008
in Brazil's Espiritu Santo province. No UFOs were present. Could
a hapless stoneworker been teleported to a rocky summit by those
reckless entities we know as the djinn? Perhaps we'll never know
=96 SC]

The protagonist of this story was rescued by firefighters. No
UFOs were reported in the region and the episode was described
as a "strange form of somnambulism".

The event took place in the Brazilian state of Espiritu Santo:
"A mystery is perplexing the residents of Bananalzinho in the
municipality of Rio Bananal. Odair Jose Berti, 35, a
stonecutter, does not know how he wound up on top of a rock some
980 feet in the air =96 remaining on this precarious perch for
some 17 hours. He was rescued by firefighters during a hazardous
operation that took 12 hours and ended early yesterday morning.
Even experienced firefighters like sergeants Jose Ailton and
Caldeira could not find a logical explanation for the bizarre

According to the rescuers, reaching the top of the rock poses
considerable difficulty, even using proper gear. It would be
virtually impossible for local residents to make a successful
ascent without the proper mountaineering equipment.

"Only God knows how he got there," remarked Claudecir Berti, the
stonecutter's nephew. Odair himself was terrified by the
situation. He lives in the town of Colatina and had decided to
take a walk over to his brother's house in Bananalzinho, where
he arrived late on Wednesday.

"I was very tired," he told his relatives, and fell asleep

Upon awakening the next day =96 according to his story =96 he was
greatly shocked to find himself on top of a rocky summit. In
desperation, he started to scream, waving his shirt, until a
local resident took notice. When he was rescued, the stonecutter
was found wearing shorts, a shirt and carpet slippers, and
didn't have a scratch on his body, as the rescuers would
testify. He was in weakened condition, however, due to thirst
and hunger. Mr. Berti was treated at the local hospital and

The rescue mission involved a team of four firefighters, who
were driven to the site at around 1:40 in the afternoon. Upon
realizing the seriousness of the situation, they took a
helicopter belonging to the state government. However, the
flying vehicle was not rated for nocturnal operations, so the
rescuers decided to attempt a climb using rappelling techniques.
Aided by local residents, they took over an hour to reach the
best-suited area for an ascent.

The operation lasted about an hour. During the descent, two
firefighters became lost and only managed to find their way out
with the help of some locals. During the climb, Sgt. Jose Ailton
experienced several foot injuries.

The stonecutter's relatives insist that the does not suffer from
mental problems. Odair is separated from his wife and lives with
his mother.

LINK: http://www.ufo.com.br/noticias/em-2008-homem-despertou-no-

(Translation (c) 2012, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to
Guillermo Gimenez and Paulo R. Poian)

Posted by INEXPLICATA (IHU) AT 11:

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