On September 2 and 3, 2003, the county of Corguinho was taken by surprise by the intense traffic on its back primitive roads. Several local residents followed the commotion, provoked by a Bandeirantes TV crew and a team of researches from Projeto Portal. They were trying to locate the core of the unidentified object that had crashed down on the area, on the night of the 24th of November 2001. After months trying to locate the exact spot, they finally got it.
The tv crew from the program MS-Urgente (Bandeirantes TV) covered the event.

The mayor of Corguinho, Mr. Celso Antonio Ceriolli, and a couple of aides followed the search team. They were very excited and could not wait to start the search effort. This was a unique event in the history of ufology in Brazil and the world at large.

Some of the cars got out of the primitive road and drove straight through the pasture. Whilst waiting for the whole team to gather up, the Projeto Portal research crew started to prepare all the necessary equipment for the task ahead. There was a lot of work to do.
Further on, the team started to climb the hill that led to the foot of the Mesa, were the object´s core was found.

A lot of stuff was carried up to the crash site, even a power generator.


Use the car in the photo as a marking so that you may have a way to gauge the distance covered. A rest was well deserved.
The path that led to the crash site, at the foot of the Mesa, was very steep. The crew had to cross a small "jungle" to reach the location. Nevertheless, all members of the research team as well as guests and TV crew made their way up to the crash location.

When the team arrived at the foot of the Mesa, they had to immediately build a scaffold in order to reach the place where the object´s core had "landed". The object was embedded on the rock wall of the Mesa. Only from a certain distance the crew could see the holes made by the crashed object. Around these holes, a strange looking resin was present.

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The sun was almost setting. The crew decided to return to the base camp, working conditions would be very hard and dangerous without the sun light. The way back to where the cars were parked was difficult due to the lack of visibility. A rope was used to facilitate the return of the team safely.
Around 10:30 p.m., when the whole crew was at the Projeto Portal base camp, a local resident of the region called up and warned the team that strange lights and "fires" were witnessed on the small forrest adjacent to the crash site. The group decided to return to the crash location to see what was going on.
Whilst a few crew members were still arriving at the foot of the Mesa, an explosion ocurred suddenly.
The TV reporter, who had just arrived at the crash site, witnessed the explosion of light and sound. Some members of the search were startled by the event. The strange phenomena was filmed by Bandeirantes TV.
Some of the people who were near the explosion were affected. Urandir Fernandes de Oliveira was the nearest person and suffered minor burning on his arms, face and ears. His son, Alan, sustained minor injuries to his head. The whole team was very surprised with the strange phenomena.
Urandir was interviewed on camera immediately after the explosion, giving his impression about the event. It was then that the reporter noticed that some parts of Urandir´s body were glowing. Another strange thing was that the resin melted and started dripping right after the explosion. They searched the area for more evidence, but found nothing. At around 11:30 p.m. they headed back to the base camp.

On the morning of September the 3rd, the team got ready to go back to the crash site. They had a long day ahead for they were going to collect the object´s core embedded on the rock wall.
The TV reporter spoted Mr. Tulio Alves, the owner of the farm where the object crashed. He described the many lights seen in the area and he´s also described the how the object crashed etc... According to Mr. Tulio, several local residents have witnessed strange lights in the night skies and in the forrest adjacent to the crash site. They have also described the sightings of UFOs flying around the area and also flying into the Mesa´s rock wall.
The group returned to the crash site, carrying the necessary equipment to cut the stone around the object in order to pull it out of the rock wall. They also brought a generator to power the stone-cutting tool. Due to the heavy weight of the generator, the crew decided to leave it about 150 meters from the crash site, they had to mend several extension cables to connect the stone-cutting tool to the power generator.
After finishing the construction of the scaffold, the researchers and TV crew were able to take a closer look at the object´s core, embedded in the rock, and a couple of other holes, produced by the crashed object.
Very carefully they approached the rock wall, the explosion the night before made them proceed with caution. You can notice the various holes made by the object´s impact on the Mesa´s rock wall. All the holes had the presence of the odd looking resin. On the lower part of the photo, you can very well notice the resin dripping.
Projeto Portal research member, Eduardo Dela Santa, utilizes a metal detector to check for the presence of metals. The machine indicates that there are metals on the site.
Eduardo collects resin samples to be analyzed. Handling the material with great care, he stores them in canisters.
They are getting ready to cut the stone wall, but before that, they film the spot.
After drilling a few centimeters into the stone wall, the crew decided to cut the stone around the object and pull it out of the wall.
They found a small sphere, covered by the odd resin. The first analysis, made right there with the metal detector, showed that the sphere was indeed metallic. It was only covered by the resin.
At the end of the endeavor, the team was very happy with the results. The object´s core was found...

X -ray of the object´s core.- Fenda para cima - 50 KV. 125 M.A
X -ray of the object´s core. - crânio 50 KV. 125 M.A.
X -ray of the object´s core.- Fenda Lateral D. 50 KV. 125 M.A.

X -ray of the object´s core.- Oblíqua à E. 80 KV. 300 M.A.

Obs.: Perfil Quadril - 300 KG

Object´s core under analysis.


Analysis of the nucleus, done by CTA – Centro Técnico Aerospacial

Technical Documentation

According to the finding given by CTA, the sample appointed as meteorite presents chemical elements, such as iron, oxygen, silicon, titanium and vanadium. In relation to the occurrence of these elements, the iron and the silicon can be largely found as iron ore and as silica (as in the sand). The oxygen is found associated chemically to the iron ore and the silica as iron oxide and silicon oxide, respectively. These oxides are mentioned in the probable presented compounds according to analysis done by x-ray diffraction. The titanium, as well as the iron and the silicon are not found in a pure state in the nature, being found also as oxides. In the sample, the probable compound that contains titanium is the iron oxide and titanium, which can be found in the nature as a mineral called imenite.

Nonetheless, the most important aspect is the presence of vanadium. This element and all its derivatives are toxic to humans. Pure vanadium is normally used in special steels. It is found in complex minerals, such as vanadite (Pb5Cl (VO4)3) e carnotite (K2(UO2)2(VO4)2.3H2O), with an occurrence in the crust of the Earth of 0,03% - a very restricted presence in the nature. Vanadium does not occur together with iron, silicon or titanium, which suggests that it was manipulated to be used with these chemical elements.

Curiously, some forms of iron ore and titanium can present magnetism, which leads to certain suspicions about a possible mechanism of magnetic control of the space probe. The usage of iron bindings and silicon are also indicated in this sense, together with the bindings with Manganese.

Some comparisons between the extraterrestrial space probe and the meteorites

1) During the atmospheric passage the most external layers of a meteorite, a coalition happens and she vaporize loosening of the meteorite, leaving a dust trace in the air, however a small layer of this material of the melt is adhered in the surface of the meteorite after the crash.
This pellicle is called melt crust, it is usually black and opaque, but they can be well diversified, could be thicker, or finer, black, brown and even green, opaque or vÌtreas. The extraterrestrial probe didn't present any melt crust.

2) The majority of meteorites contain iron, which look like steel. In the extraterrestrial space probe or supposed “meteorite”, as the Tecnologistas Sênior III from the Divisão de Materiais do Instituto de Astronáutica e Espaço do Centro Técnico Aeroespacial state, some elements can be found, such as iron, oxygen, silicon, titanium and traces of vanadium and manganese.

The probable compounds presented after the x-ray diffraction exam are the same found in discoid-shaped rocks, that is, iron oxide, silicon and iron oxide and iron and titanium oxide. In the discoid rocks are presented potassium oxide and silicon oxide, aluminum and lithium.

3) Magnetism – the great majority of meteorites is attracted by an magnet. In metallic meteorites this attraction is stronger. The extraterrestrial space probes or supposed “meteorites” did not presented attraction.

4) The fall of a meteorite occurs together with huge thunder-like sounds. The extraterrestrial space probe or the supposed “meteorite” presented only an intense and quiet light explosion when it fell in November 2001.

Relevant informations:

1 - On October 3rd, 2002 a very large meteorite fell in Siberia and the witnesses were registered by the Institute of Sun and Earth Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The personnel from the Ministry of Civil Defense, Emergency Situations were also informed. An international team of scientists, which tried to find traces of extraterrestrial life in the meteorite, followed the idea that life was not created by itself, but brought to Earth by meteorites and asteroids. Information from



2 – The chemist George Cooper, from Ames Research Center from NASA, in California, coordinated the study and the researcher Mark Sephton, from the Open University, in Great-Britain, commented about it in Nature magazine. The American scientists found molecules of polyols – sugar and derived compounds, such as glycerin – in two meteorites of 4,5 million of years old, which fell on Earth in the 50s and 60s. They identified more than 30 different kinds of polyols in the Murchison and Murray (the meteorites), already famous for containing organic compounds of extraterrestrial origin, including aminoacids. The sugars are present in the cellular membranes and form the basic structure of the DNA and RNA, the molecules that carry our genetic material. “All the analysis indicate that the molecules have an extraterrestrial origin”, states Mark Sephton. Information from: www.matemagica.hpg.com.br/meteorito.htm

3 - One meteorite, which fell in a backyard in Texas, contains the first samples of extraterrestrial water known on Earth. This finding gives to the scientists the first opportunity to study examples of water that could have existed in space before the birth of the sun and the planets. Michael Zolensky, an expert in asteroids and also a mineralogist from the NASA Johnson Space Center, led these investigations.

The astronomers consider that the discovery done by Zolensky is fantastic and that its consequences are still unknown. Michael Zolensky stated the importance of this finding and considered that, for the first time, there are examples of extraterrestrial water inside mineral grains, possible to be studied directly in the labs.

According to the analysis, the grains of salt from the meteorite seems to have been formed in the same period of the sun, planets and other bodies from the solar system. Information from: www.fenomeno.trix.net/fenomeno_ufologia_1_meteorito.htm

About the resin

In relation to the resin found in the local, the analysis done by the Laboratório Instrumental da Divisão de Química do Instituto de Aeronáutica e Espaço do Centro Aeroespacial showed that it presents a fossilized-material aspect of the ester resin kind, known as amber and silica.

The paleontologists and paleobotanists usually explain that amber is a fossil resin, with a yellowish and brownish color, produced, in most cases, by woody plants. The first records of these plants are from species that belonged to the coniferous group, which existed during the carbonic period, millions of years ago. The resins, which give origin to the amber, are a kind of strategy plants have to protect themselves from the action of fungi, bacteria, insects and other organisms. The darker, the older the vegetal resin is. It is being sent to other scientists, in order to be done a relative dating, a technique used by them.


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