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Shot by a UFO and dead after 17 years in a mentally regressed baby-like state: the Barroso Case.

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posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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Hi people,

In Bob Pratt’s “UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil” (Horus House, 1996), pp- 153-156, I read for the first time about the story of Luis Barroso Fernandes. A shocking, fascinating and challenging story.

The story of a Brazilian man who was allegedly shot by a UFOnaut beam of light and, just six months after the incident, had lost all his mental faculties and had regressed to a one-year-old-baby-like state, being able to articulate just 3 words: “mom”, “give” and “fear”. He would remain in such condition for 17 years, until his death in 1993.

Many doctors tried to find an accurate diagnosis for his illness, but they all failed.

Bob Pratt visited him in 1986 and included Barroso Case in the book mentioned above.

There is almost no information in English about this case, and not much in Portuguese. The best source in the internet to get some info was fenomenum.com.br, which seems to be defunct. Fortunately, in web.archive.org there are copies of the pages devoted to this case in fenomenum.com.br, so I have been able to translate them from Portuguese into English.

In this thread you will find:

1) The following materials from fenomenum.com.br:

-- The incident
-- Clinical condition of Barroso
-- Interview with Luis Barroso Fernandes
-- Interview with Dr. Magalhães
-- Interview with Jonas Sousa, journalist (not yet translated into English)
-- Interview with Sinval Carlos, journalist (not yet translated into English)
-- Interview with Dr. José Pelegrino Alves (not yet translated into English)

2) Materials from Bob Pratt’s “UFO Danger Zone”, pp. 153-156.

3) A documentary (in Portuguese but still interesting, you can see pictures of Barroso and ufologist Athayde talking about the case):
www.youtube.com...


Some notes on the materials:

- Almost all the materials related to this case contained in fenomenum.com.br are not original but excerpts and re-mixes from the book “ETs, santos e demônios na terra do Sol” (ETs, Saints and Demons in the Land of the Sun) by the late Brazilian ufologist Reginaldo de Athayde, the first investigator of Barroso Case.

- Due to that mix and fragmentation the material is repetitive, but I’ve preferred to leave it like that and not interfere with it.

- I am from Spain, I do not speak Portuguese although I can read it. English is not my mother language. So for sure my translation is not the best. I hope it is decent enough to catch the story and its details. Please, ATS comrades, feel free to correct and improve my translation. I will appreciate.

- There are still 3 documents just in Portuguese (they are interviews with two journalists and a doctor). I will post them in English when I find the time to translate.

An IMPORTANT note on the case itself (on the abduction hypothesis):

- Reginaldo de Athayde, the first investigator of the case, was convinced that Luis Barroso had been abducted by a UFO, in spite of Barroso not stating such thing since he lost consciousness after allegedly being stroke by the beam of light from a UFOnaut.

In support of the abduction hypothesis, we have the fact that Barroso was found far from his carriage after the incident. In the written materials below it is not clear how far he was, but in the documentary linked above, exactly at 05:37, Reginaldo de Athayde states that Barroso was found “some kilometers” away from his carriage. I have not found any other confirmation of this.

So this distance-related hint seems to be the only one for Athayde sustaining the abduction hypothesis, which is also supported by the documentary itself and apparently by the newspapers headlines from the period.

-- Continued below --

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posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 04:32 PM
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Write-up in the journal of the Institute of Hispanic Ufology

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posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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The Barroso Case

1) Materials from fenomenum.com.br (now off-line)

THE INCIDENT
web.archive.org...://www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso1.htm

-- Based on the book “ETs, santos e demônios na terra do Sol” (Et’s, Saints and Demons in the Land of the Sun) by Reginaldo de Athayde, first investigator of the case. --


Introduction

In the early hours of April 3rd 1976, one of the most impressive cases of the Brazilian -or even worldwide- Ufology took place. On this day, several residents of Quixadá, in Ceará state, witnessed a UFO maneuvering over the city. For one these witnesses, the case would mean much more than a simple sighting, being the sightings so common in the region. The case would bring a radical change in the life of a man who had a robust health before the contact, just to start declining bit by bit and showing signs of a sort of syndrome or illness unknown to earthly medicine.

The events of that day began unfolding about 04:30 a.m., when marksmen from the Tiro de Guerra 10016 [a Brazilian military institution] were training outdoors and they all saw in amazement a big and disc-shaped flying object moving silently at a very low altitude while emitting an intense light. The military men thought of some device launched from Barreira do Inferno [a rocket launch base of the Brazilian Space Agency], maybe a governmental device for a researching mission in the area.

At the same time, in a different place in the city, a man called Luis Barroso Fernandes was about to leave for his farm, located some kilometers away from the city. He prepared the [two-wheel] carriage, said goodbye to his wife and left in the darkness on the early hours.

After going through some distance, Barroso heard a buzzing sound, similar to a swarm of bees. He looked behind but didn’t see anything, so he continued his trip. Suddenly, a flying object of roughly 3 meters of diameter positioned directly over him. Scared, Barroso pulled back the reins [to his donkey] and stopped to observe the strange object that was slowly descending in front of him, some 30 meters away. In that moment, the animal moved back, apparently frightened by the object. All at once, the object emitted a beam of light that reached both animal and owner, paralyzing them.

A door was opened in the object and two short beings appeared, one of them carrying something similar to a flashlight. This being aimed the flashlight-like device to Barroso and shot him in the face. Barroso immediately lost consciousness. When he came (a)round, Barroso noticed that he was far from the place where he had stopped his carriage [IMPORTANT: “some kilometers” away, states Athayde at 05:37 in the documentary included in the materials]. He felt dizzy and shaky, and his face was burning. His breathing was difficult and he had a strong headache. The left side of his body was reddened and making movements to set the carriage in motion was hard.

Soon after, a cowboy arrived and realized Barroso’s poor condition, asking him what had happened. Barroso asked the cowboy to take him home. Upon arrival, he told about his extraordinary experience. Still feeling unwell as a result of the contact, Barroso asked his wife to take him to the Dr. Antônio Moreira Magalhães, one of the most renowned physicians of the city. The doctor carefully listened to Barroso’s account and, even though he did not believe in flying saucers in those times, thought that something very serious had to have happened to Barroso, who enjoyed a great credibility across the city. Dr. Moreira registered everything in the medical attention logbook and prescribed Barroso an antiallergic, a tranquilizer and total repose.

After going back home, Barroso continued feeling bad with constant pain in his body. His eyes were burning a lot and the left side of his body was still reddened. His story spread over the city and some people went to his home to have a first-hand account. Somehow, the story of his sighting reached Fortaleza, the capital of the State, where it was diffused by local radio stations and newspapers. Then, ufologists from the Centro de Pesquisas Ufológicas (Center for UFO Research) in Fortaleza were heading for Quixadá to investigate the case. The ufologists found a Barroso who was worried and trying to avoid interviews and photographs, and who asked them to forget about his case. Although visibly uneasy, Barroso’s family looked after them with education and respect. After some time, Barroso story grew cold in the city and apparently his life returned to normal.

-- continued below --



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 04:47 PM
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Nevertheless, Luis Barroso’s life would never be the same. Few days after the contact, his hair turned grayish. He became helpless and absent-minded. He felt malaise and memory lapses, making his family worried. In view of this, they again took Barroso to Dr. Moreira Magalhães. He tried in vain to treat Barroso, whose symptoms intensified in the following days to the amazement of the experienced Dr. Moreira. For this reason, Moreira decided to send Barroso to the capital, Fortaleza, where he may find the right treatment. In the referral form, in the logbook of INPS [Instituto Nacional de Previdência Social, National Social Security Institute], Dr. Moreira included Barroso’s own account, even literally writing that he was “abducted by a flying saucer”.

In Fortaleza, Barroso was treated by Dr. José Pelegrino Alves and Dr. Glaubo Lobo, they both neurologists and psychiatrists. After checking the logbook, they criticized the content regarding the account of Luis Barroso as well as the stance taken by Dr. Moreira, who believed in Barroso’s story. They attributed the events of Barroso case to an ordinary mental problem. In the following period, the doctors failed to give an unequivocal and accurate diagnosis, and they sent Barroso home without resolving his problem. They just told him to stay away from work. The gradual worsening of Barroso led his family to take him in a psychiatric hospital in Fortaleza (in Bezerra de Menezes Avenue, São Geraldo neighborhood), where he was examined by 16 specialized physicians. Again, they could not reach a precise diagnosis.

The Center for UFO Research accompanied the family while the drama unfolded and Barroso’s clinical picture deteriorated. Ufologists from the Center interviewed people linked to the case and explored the possibility of making a regressive hypnosis. In those times, there were two people capable of doing it: a Jesuite, who refused to try hypnosis on someone who was contacted by flying disks, and a dentist who was asking for a lot of money, so the Center couldn’t pay. There was no hypnosis applied to Luis Barroso.

Dr. Moreira Magalhães was also closely monitoring the health of Luis Barroso Fernandes, providing medical assistance at any time according to his capabilities. Therefore he was able to verify the worsening of Barroso medical picture: accumulation of water in Barroso’s body, appearance of edemas, worsening of memory lapses and a gradual loss of his locomotory capacities. New attempts to clarify or diagnose his strange illness were done, but to no avail.

An electroencephalogram, urine, glucose and cholesterol tests and other clinical analyses determined that his health was perfect, apart from his brain, which was somehow affected in an unusual way. The better way to describe it is that Barroso was experiencing a mental regression, apparently irreversible. Over time, he ended up behaving like a baby. By the end of his life, in 1993, he only could say three words: mom, give and fear. He always said the word ‘fear’ whenever someone took a picture with flash, showing a kind of trauma linked to a strong or intense light.

Luis Barroso Fernandes passed away on April 1st 1993. By that time, he had smooth skin just like a baby.

In addition to the physiological effects observed in Luis Barroso Fernandes, there were other direct and indirect confirmations of his testimony. The donkey that pulled the carriage at dawn on the very day of the incident was also affected by weakness after the events. The animal would not eat for some days, but he finally recovered.
According to the inquiries done by the Center for UFO Research of Fortaleza, Ceará, other people attested the presence of a UFO in the Quixadá skies.

The most relevant experience involved two people, Francisca Rosete da Silva, 23, a student, and her brother Antônio Leudo da Silva, 12. They both were on their way to the Regional School of Quixadá. Short after leaving home, they saw a fluctuating and very intense light in the middle of the forest. A beam emerged from the light and hit Francisca in her face. She felt dizzy, and they decided to return home. Antônio helped his sister walk by holding her by her arm. Just when they got home Francisca fainted, leaving her father and her brother in astonishment. She was taken by her father, Antônio Fernandes da Silva, to the hospital, where Francisca was attended by a nurse on call. The nurse observed that Francisca had swollen eyes and some hematomas in her body, in addition to scratches caused by plants of the region. According to Dr. Laércio de Castro, then director of the hospital, Francisca “was very nervous and with her eyes numbed, as if they were affected by strong heat”.

Francisca’s brother, Antônio, had no wounds nor hematomas, but he suffered from a psychological traumatic process due to the experience: “What I saw I do not want to see again. It wasn’t an airplane nor a chopper or some other known thing. It was weird and menacing”.

Another case involved José Sinval, a radio journalist and speaker in Rádio Monólitos station, who sighted a round object with multicolored lights in its back while hovering next to the landing strip of Quixadá airfield. Gonçalo Costa and João Rosa de Almeida sighted a similar object between the cities of Quixadá and Jaburu.



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: valleean

just went to webarchive...page says it can't be reached

the longer link says HTTP Status 404 - //www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso1.htm/

type Status report

message //www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso1.htm/

description The requested resource is not available.

Apache Tomcat/7.0.52

...never heard of this case...this is REALLY interesting...waiting for ytou to post the rest of the story
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posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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The Barroso Case

1) Materials from fenomenum.com.br (now off-line

CLINICAL CONDITION OF BARROSO
web.archive.org...://www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso2.htm

-- Based on the book “ETs, santos e demônios na terra do Sol” (Et’s, Saints and Demons in the Land of the Sun) by Reginaldo de Athayde, first investigator of the case. --

Introduction

Throughout his slow agony, Luis Barroso Fernandes was attended by a number of physicians of different medical specialties, even though it was not possible to reach an accurate diagnosis on the malady swooping down over him after the contact, in 1976, and until his death in 1993. The first doctor to examine him was Dr. Moreira Magalhães, few hours after the contact.

Excerpts from “ETs, santos e demônios na Terra do Sol” [ETs, Saints and Demons in the Land of the Sun], a book by Reginaldo de Athayde:

Upon listening to the story of Barroso, the doctor was doubtful about the involvement of UFOs because, even if he did not believe in flying saucers, his patient had much credibility with regard to moral integrity. Dr. Moreira Magalhães registered all the informations in the logbook and prescribed Barroso an antiallergic, a tranquilizer and total repose.

After going back home, Barroso continued feeling bad. He felt constant pain in his body and anxiety would not let him work, yet he would not lie [in the bed]. His eyes were burning a lot and the left side of his body was totally reddened. Even so, he felt obliged to welcome visitors who, out of curiosity, sought to hear a story that was already told countless times. It exceeded the limits of Quixadá reaching Fortaleza, and then radio stations and newspapers reported the story in large headlines, turning Barroso’s life a hell of interviews and curious visitors.

The Centro de Pesquisas Ufológicas [Center for UFO Research, CPU in Portuguese] was leaving for Quixadá to investigate the case. The ufologists found a man who was worried and shocked by the sudden change of his life, for an ordinary citizen had become a matter of national news. He tried to avoid interviews and photographs, even asking for his case to be forgotten. His wife Teresinha and his children, although visibly uneasy, were politely attending to everybody. After the initial shock news, the life of Luis Barroso Fernandes was returning to normal and all seemed to be like before.

However, his family began to notice physical and psychological changes [on him]. His turned grayish in few days and he became helpless and absent-minded, as if in another world. He felt constantly unwell and had memory lapses, forcing his family to take him again to the doctor. Dr. Moreira Magalhães tried to apply new therapeutic techniques on Barroso, but to no avail. Barroso’s condition worsened and the doctor realized that other measures should be taken, since he now accepted that something really anomalous had happened to his patient and, therefore, specialized care –non-existent in Quixadá– was needed. So, Dr. Moreira Magalhães sent Barroso to Fortaleza after recording in the logbook of INPS [Instituto Nacional de Previdência Social, National Social Security Institute] the whole story, even the fact that “Barroso was abducted by a flying saucer”.

In Fortaleza, Barroso was treated by Dr. José Pelegrino Alves and Dr. Glauco Lobo, both neurologists and psychiatrists. They criticized Dr. Moreira Magalhães informations –when he stated in writing that he believed the story of a contact with a flying saucer–, since for them there was just a common psychological problem. But in fact it wasn’t so simple and they couldn’t get a diagnosis, so they sent Barroso home just prescribing the obvious: to keep him from work. Since the situation was untenable and Barroso worsened day by day, his family decided to take him in a psychiatric hospital in Fortaleza (in Bezerra de Menezes Avenue, São Geraldo neighborhood), where he was examined by 16 specialized physicians. Again, they could not reach a precise diagnosis. So, there was no clinical explanation to the illness of Luis Barroso.

In Fortaleza we talked to Dr. José Pelegrino Alves [who said]: “UFOs don’t exist, Athayde. Are you still crazy about that business of flying disks? I have read your articles in the newspapers and you can hardly believe it. Ets? Your man, Barroso, is sick. He is not fine and I don’t know the reason, but I do not believe that UFOs took him. There are cases in Medicine that cannot be explained. This is one of them. With the due respect to your work, I refuse to believe ETs have something to do with this case… You know, I don’t know what is happening nor what happened. Who should know it is Dr. Magalhães de Quixadá, have you talked with him? Look, forget this, or you can end up as crazy as Barroso. But tell me, how are things with you?”.

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posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 04:56 PM
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Dr. Pelegrino typically went off on a tangent, leaving me without knowing what he really thought of Barroso case. We tried to talk to Dr. Glauco Lobo, but he would not attend us. At the hospital we were not allowed to check the patient record, they told us it was a confidential information and just doctors were granted access to it. After examined by the medical board, no credible diagnosis was found [to explain Luis Barroso condition] and the family, without having anyone else to turn to, tried alternative medicine, but in vain. The patient was placed again under the care of Dr. Magalhães who now, once his colleagues in Fortaleza considered Barroso a case to be studied by foreign specialists, was totally sure that something extraordinary had happened to his patient.

Meanwhile, in spite of lacking good technological conditions, Dr. Moreira Magalhães accompanied the patient, providing him all the appropriate coverage within the possibilities of a small town situated in a poor state and without government nor scientific support for a case of this nature, one of the most important cases in the whole world UFO casuistry, no doubt about it. Luis Barroso condition visibly worsened and now, in addition to the first anomalous physical symptoms, water began to accumulate in his body. Edemas would appear all over his body and memory lapses had intensified to the point that he wouldn’t recognize people nor the cash values. Over time he even forgot the names of his relatives and closest friends, and he began to relieve himself in the bed and lost control of his locomotion.

Thus, he had to remain lying down and was attended by a nurse. New attempts to clarify what was happening to Barroso were done, but none of the tests would show anomalies. An electroencephalogram, urine, glucose and cholesterol tests and other clinical analyses determined that his health was perfect, apart from his brain, which was somehow affected or, who knows, “worked in” by someone when he was abducted by the craft…

According to Dr. Magalhães, Barroso is regressing mentally and he is now at the age of about one year, just able to articulate three words: mom, give and fear. What is most striking in this case is the fact that, when photos were taken and flashes triggered, this mental regression made him pronounce the word ‘fear’ in a very nervous way. It made us think that maybe he remembered the lights that stroke him while inmobilized in his carriage [during the incident]. Currently, Luis Barroso Fernandes is vegetating at home in a water mattress bed, with the 24/7 assistance of a nurse.

He cannot speak anymore, he cannot move, he just groans and squirms his mouth as if trying to say something to those around him. According to Dr. Magalhães, Barroso can hear normally but doesn’t react to touches or pinches, and has convulsions every 10 minutes, subjected to an epileptic-like condition without drug control and being feeded with baby bottles. But the most terrifying, the doctor says, is the rejuvenation of Barroso’s skin. No wrinkles or spots in his pink face, which looks like a 17 year-old’s one. His upper limbs, even with scaly skin, are with stiff muscles, impossible for a 68 year-old man who eats poorly and has not exercized for a few years.

Barroso, although invalid, has a healthy appearance and seems to really be a baby, not a single wrinkle on his face. His light and glassy eyes look at the infinity as if they were watching a different world, a one that maybe he knows as well as those who abducted him. The truth is really that a peaceful 45 year-old citizen had the misfortune to be taken by unscrupulous beings or scientists searching for something that could improve their lives in much more distant places than we can imagine… In her first contacts with us, the researchers, Barroso’s wife Teresinha asked us for making the following message public: “I ask the terrestrial authorities to come down from their pedestals and wake up to the reality of UFOs, resorting to whatever is necessary to clear them up, to help them if appropriate or banish them from our planet. Only then we will not have other heads of a family incapacitated like our beloved Barroso…”.



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 05:00 PM
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The Barroso Case

1) Materials from fenomenum.com.br (now off-line)

INTERVIEW WITH LUIS BARROSO FERNANDES
web.archive.org...://www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso3.htm

-- Based on the book “ETs, santos e demônios na terra do Sol” (Et’s, Saints and Demons in the Land of the Sun) by Reginaldo de Athayde, first investigator of the case. --

Introduction

We sought to interview Barroso when he was still able to function, making him feel the need to circulate his case. We knew he wasn’t the first nor the last one [to have contact with a UFO], so he could be really helpful for future elucidation [of other cases]. Although not wanting to be bothered with this issue any more, he agreed as long as pictures were not taken.

Athayde – Barroso, can you tell us what really happened that morning?
Barroso – Sure. I did not want to speak any more on the subject, since the journalists and other people do not leave me alone. But here we go: as I already told, I was with my carriage when something luminous passed over us [over him and his donkey] and stopped in front us, descending on the asphalt. It looked just like a light, but after turning off it was more like a giant tractor wheel or an ill-shaped turtle, with the color of aluminum and silent. A light came upon us and we got totally stuck, not being able to move, the donkey and I. A sort of small door was opened and two small beings appeared. They looked like ordinary people but wearing strange clothes and holding a sort of flashlight. One of them lighted us up and I fainted…

Athayde – Lighted you up? How?
Barroso – With a light on my face. It was oppressive and very disturbing. It’s like it was penetrating my head. I felt pain deeply in my eyes.

Athayde – Do you remember being taken to another place after that beam of light struck you?
Barroso – I do not remember anything. After being struck by the light, I turned off…

Athayde – The left side of your body became completely red. Do you think it was burnt or something similar?
Barroso – I do not know. I learnt of my left side being red just when the cowboy told me about it [the cowboy that found Barroso soon after the incident].

Athayde – And the dizziness and body aches, had they started by that moment?
Barroso – When I was found by the cowboy I was confused and couldn’t recognize what place I was in, my eyes were burning, I felt pain and I was trembling. A strong heat took me. I was scared. I thought I was going to die in that road without seeing my family.

Athayde – Do you remember anything that you might have done after getting struck by the second light?
Barroso – No. Nothing. It was like I died.

Athayde – And now, do you remember anything?
Barroso – No. It’s like nothing happened since I have no memories until the moment I regained consciousness on the road. I just remember getting struck by the beam of light, and then nothing else…

Athayde – There is a way to recover memories using regressive hypnosis. It’s not easy to find someone capable to do it, but we can try. Would you accept?
Barroso – I don’t know. I have to ask my doctor and my family. It can be harmful in my situation. It’s better not to do it… I do not really want.
Athayde – And that dizziness that you still have, your hair turning gray quickly, and other symptoms…
Barroso – Everything will be OK, you will see…

Athayde – Had you seen strange things in the skies earlier?
Barroso – No. I never thought about it, but I knew that people were seeing lights around here. I did not believe in such things. It was by chance…



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 05:07 PM
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The Barroso Case

1) Materials from fenomenum.com.br (now off-line)

INTERVIEW WITH DR. MAGALHAES
web.archive.org...://www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso4.htm

-- Based on the book “ETs, santos e demônios na terra do Sol” (Et’s, Saints and Demons in the Land of the Sun) by Reginaldo de Athayde. --

Introduction

When interviewing Dr. Antonio Moreira Magalhães, who attended the victim of that strange luminous force, we could feel that in the beginning he was reluctant to accept that Barroso case had an unusual clinical picture. But after clinically examining the patient, he was certain that Barroso had actually been taken by an unidentified flying object. But from where?

Athayde – Dr. Magalhães, what do you think of this whole story?
Magalhães – This is really something out of the ordinary. At first I did not accept the version of the patient. The story was too fantastic to be accepted immediately, and even if I knew he was not a man of creating fantasies, I waited for more information to come.

Athayde – How was your first contact with Barroso?
Magalhães – I was in my office when the family brought him for a consultation. He was nervous, and had the left side of his body red and edematous. It seemed an allergy. The eyes were ejected, but told the story usually as I said earlier. His eyes were bulging, but he told the story in a normal way, as I said.

Athayde – Did you believe in the UFO story?
Magalhães – No way. I did not believe in certain things out of the ordinary. I do not mean to be an atheist or a materialistic person, but that flying saucer story did not fit in my head. It seemed to me just tales from idle people, fantasies of fertile minds, like the tales on werewolves.

Athayde – When did you start to accept the situation, namely that really something weird had happened?
Magalhães – When I met him in Fortaleza and talked about his case, I was more inclined to believe. Then, in view of the possibility of the anomaly be explained by science, I began to observe it from another angle, although not knowing how a medical explanation would fit. I also thought about the impact it would have on my career, with my colleagues or even beyond.

Athayde – When sending Barroso to Fortaleza at the request of his family, did you think he would improve?
Magalhães – I had some doubts because as a doctor I know what it can be and cannot be done for a patient. I thought he should be checked by neurologists and psychiatrists. So it was my professional duty to refer him to a more advanced center of medicine, wherever it was, for the treatment to be the right one.

Athayde – When sending him to Fortaleza, you registered in the medical logbook that the patient had suffered interference from a possible UFO. Did you believe in the story?
Magalhães – Barroso was always a good man. He didn’t use to lie and his illness escaped any treatment I know. The case was really weird. It was not just him to be assaulted –if this word can be applied here– but other two or three people were in the hospital telling similar stories. So why not accept the truth? Furthermore, it is my duty to register in the medical logbook or patient records all the relevant details the treatment, so my colleagues can reach a right conclusion.

Athayde – Some of your colleagues in Fortaleza criticized you for placing in record that the patient would have suffered interferences from a possible UFO. What do you think about it?
Magalhães – Everyone can criticize what he/she wants. I know what really happened. Barroso’s story is true. He was a victim of something extraordinary and must be examined according to certain judgment. But it is hard…

Athayde – When we previously interviewed you, you had some doubts of speaking on UFOs, but not know. Why?
Magalhães – You’ve already asked me that. The story was fantastic and I was not sure about what had really happened. Now, after reading a lot and properly studying the case, I have no reason to not say the truth. Barroso is there, sick, subjected to an inexplicable regression. Therefore, it is a real case and should be studied deeply by competent authorities, without despising your own studies, Athayde, for sure.

Athayde – It is truly an amazing case which, we believe, could not be ignored by you, a renowned doctor.
Magalhães – The patient is there, incapacitated. In the first days, in addition to amnesia, his reflexes were over. He had numbness in his limbs, swollen eyes, and there was a redness on his body. He experienced difficulties to breathe, his hair rapidly turned grayish and he became helpless, not to speak of liquid retention in his body and other problems impossible to root in a single disease. It is something out of the ordinary. Meanwhile, his skin seems to rejuvenate, it is light, transparent and has no wrinkles. Like a youth! What is most striking is that, even in this unbearable heat and being always lying, he doesn’t catch a cold or flu, nor any other desease. His muscles are stiff, even though he has scaly skin on his upper limbs. He has, let’s say, a perfect health apart from his cerebral impairment of course.

Athayde – When we were here in the company of Mr. Bob Pratt it was suggested the hypothesis that this is an early old-age multiple sclerosis. What do you think?
Magalhães – Impossible. A multiple sclerosis is not developing so quickly nor with these characteristics or symptoms. Moreover, we would have come to a prompt diagnosis. After all, he was examined by 17 specialized and renowned doctors.

Athayde – Do you he can die soon at any time?
Magalhães – We all can. He has no terminal illness, just the problems linked to his brain that we cannot explain.

Athayde – May he have undergone some brain surgery?
Magalhães – I cannot say what really happened. I just know that he suffers an inexplicable mental regression that Medicine cannot puzzle out, at least within our knowledge in the [Brazilian] hinterland and Fortaleza. We tried electroencephalograms and other medical tests on the brain, but they showed no anomalies. It’s astonishing!

Athayde – Do you know any other case like this?
Magalhães – No, I don’t. And I don’t want to know. It’s enough…

Athayde – Although tragic, wouln’t it be good for terrestrial medicine if there were more cases like this?
Magalhães – I don’t think so. We should not have other cases, but anything can happen. Who knows? Such stories are out there, each one as unreal as the next… Let’s see what happens!

Athayde – I want to ask you again: do you have now any doubt that Barroso was abducted by ETs?
Magalhães – I cannot assert it, but until medicine can prove the opposite, this is a case that escape from the reality of our planet… The evidence is there. Just look at the victim and the contition he finds himself in. So I have no right to put it in doubt. We have learnt of more cases from Jaburu, from Morada Nova, from Açude do Cedro and other places, they are also evidence… And when I see you get here dirty from dust, tired, like those Americans and French who have come to Quixadá, I believe that something really serious does exist and you [ufologists] know much more that it seems… Am I right?

Athayde – Sir, do you have anything else to add to Barroso Case?
Magalhães – It is a “chewed” case, everyone knows everything. We’ll be with Barroso and if there is any news we will contact you.



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 05:31 PM
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S&F thanks as I'm unfamiliar with this case.

One posting I found for those looking for more on sources; See here(links to one previously on the thread though).

You Tube has some vids in Portuguese.



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: research100
a reply to: valleean

just went to webarchive...page says it can't be reached

the longer link says HTTP Status 404 - //www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso1.htm/

type Status report

message //www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso1.htm/

description The requested resource is not available.

Apache Tomcat/7.0.52

...never heard of this case...this is REALLY interesting...waiting for ytou to post the rest of the story


Thanks for the feedback on the links.

When you click on the links I provided, it directs you to web.archive.org...://httparchive.org/

Once there, just write on the top the original URLs of phenomenum.com.br and click on "go". This is working.

The original URLs are:

The incident: www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso1.htm
Clinical condition of Barroso: www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso2.htm
Interview with Luis Barroso: www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso3.htm
Interview with Dr. Magalhães: www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso4.htm

Tomorrow I will post the materials from Bob Pratt. Now I am going to sleep, it's a bit late here in Madrid.



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 05:41 PM
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Disrespectful tourists dropping in and discombobulating the native fauna.
There should be a law against it.



posted on Apr, 24 2016 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: valleean
Que interesante! Has mandado esto a la bibliotecapleyades? Esto pertenece alla.
Si tienes otros detalles en espanol que no vas a subir, mandanos los links pare que nosotros bilingues lean mas.
Dios te bendiga.

edit on 4242016 by MayanBoricua because: Mistakes Were Made



posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 12:40 AM
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Ive read quite a few accounts of encounters with ufo's from South America.Seems to be a hostile bunch,the ufo's that visit that continent,for some reason.Never seems to end well for South American people who have encounters.Weird.



posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 06:11 AM
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When posting links from the Internet Archive you have to remove the "ht‍tp:" from the original link, so instead of, for example:
ht‍tps://web.archive.org/web/20130528145535/ht‍tp://www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso1.htm

you need to use:
ht‍tps://web.archive.org/web/20130528145535/www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso1.htm


The four links, corrected:
The incident
Clinical condition of Barroso
Interview with Luis Barroso
Interview with Dr. Magalhães



posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 08:29 AM
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originally posted by: ArMaP
When posting links from the Internet Archive you have to remove the "ht‍tp:" from the original link, so instead of, for example:
ht‍tps://web.archive.org/web/20130528145535/ht‍tp://www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso1.htm

you need to use:
ht‍tps://web.archive.org/web/20130528145535/www.fenomenum.com.br/ufo/casos/1970/barroso1.htm


The four links, corrected:
The incident
Clinical condition of Barroso
Interview with Luis Barroso
Interview with Dr. Magalhães


Many thanks for the tip and for correcting the links.



posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 08:32 AM
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originally posted by: MayanBoricua
a reply to: valleean
Que interesante! Has mandado esto a la bibliotecapleyades? Esto pertenece alla.
Si tienes otros detalles en espanol que no vas a subir, mandanos los links pare que nosotros bilingues lean mas.
Dios te bendiga.


I don't have a Spanish translation for these materials, I don't know if I will do it. As for the English version posted here, please feel free to use it as you want.



posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 09:53 AM
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a reply to: MayanBoricua
Tu español esta un poco jodido Maya, necesitas trabajar un poco mas en la redaccion.



posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 09:54 AM
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2) Materials from Bob Pratt’s “UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil” (Horus House, 1996), pp- 153-156

The late UFO researcher Bob Pratt visited Luis Barroso in 1986 to find him in a vegetative state. He talked with Dr. Magalhaes and Barroso's wife, Teresinha, and included this case in the book mentioned above. What Bob Pratt wrote about it confirms the information previously given in this thread.

I took pictures of these pages and wanted to post them here as inserted images, but the "insert an image from your library" button seems to be not working for me, maybe I am not allowed to post images yet as a newcomer to ATS. Or maybe I am doing something wrong.

Anyway, I have uploaded the images as a PDF, you can find it here: Bob Pratt on Barroso Case



posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: valleean

Years ago, I had read about a UFO shooting a beam of light at someone
and their flesh started falling off of their bones.The UFO's that circle
around the equator are more deadly then others in the upper hemisphere.
I don't know the reason why either.




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