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The bizarre South American close encounter is making a comeback thanks to filmmaker extraordinaire James Fox. Fox, who is currently on location interviewing witnesses of the 1996 event, is convinced of the veracity of the story and is digging deep to find out what local residents and the Brazilian government know about the compelling extraterrestrial case dubbed The Brazilian Roswell.
The event unfolded on January 20, 1996, when residents of Varginha, a municipality in southwest Minas Gerais state, Brazil, reported to the authorities sightings of a strange creature roaming the town and frightening locals. Convinced it was nothing but a prank, fire department and military personnel from a neighboring town took to the streets to put an end to the mischief, only to find out it was anything but.
Upon arrival to the last known location where the creature was sighted, the emergency team was perplexed to find an odd-looking bipedal being described as "neither man nor animal," with a large head sporting three strange protrusions, a very thin body, V-shaped feet, brown oily skin, large glowing red eyes, and apparently showing signs of distress and emitting an obnoxious ammonia-like odor. According to the unofficial account, the creature was quickly captured with a net without much resistance and transported to an unknown facility.
Later that day, three local girls named Lilliane Fatima, Valquira Fatima, and Andrade Xavier, found yet another identical creature squatting in the undergrowth of a vacant lot next to a workshop. This one was reportedly apprehended by the police and taken to a regional hospital, where it later died under mysterious circumstances. Although there's more to the events than what is offered in this cursory thread, we hope Fox's upcoming film will shed some light on one of the most gripping, conspiracy-filled extraterrestrial events in modern times.