Talk:Varginha UFO incident
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This may be worthy of an encyclopedia article, but there are some rather gross deficiencies as it stands:
- No source(s) provided for an unusual claim
- Not NPOV (i.e., it's presented as fact)
I'm going to reapply the npov tag; if someone has some information to make this a balanced article, as well as sources, please add. I'm sure somewhere some government has blamed it all on weather balloons ;) I guess I should read more carefully... it's all blamed on a lack of growth hormone??? Anyway, still needs sourcesGwimpey 01:02, Nov 15, 2004 (UTC)
Edited some spelling and grammar. --Poorpaddy 01:51, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I was able to find about 2,000 references to this incident, but not a single objective source for any of the statements made on this page. These references cross-link between themselves, using each other as "sources". They prop up the ever-expanding story by claiming that all true sources of information were covered up by "the government." It is a perfect tautology: "The lack of proof for the conspiracy proves the depth of the conspiracy."
In fairness, I do not speak or read Portuguese, the language of origin for several hundred of the links. Another few hundred were in Spanish, which I read poorly. Someone fluent in one or both of these languages might be able to find a link to a news story or objective source that was lacking from every English page. Barring that, the only salvation I see for this article is the placement of "supposedly", "rumored" and "unsubstantiated" in innumerable places throughout the piece. - Kevin Wells 15:55, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
- I'm Brazilian, and haven't found any big difference between the common brazilian version and this one. In fact, it looks like a merely translated page instead of a new article. --Omega2 11:53, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
As a Brazilian, I'm surprised that the majority of the people involved doesn't have Brazilian names. Strange thing.
- Those are real names, as far as I know. They were frequently mentioned when the case was still high on media. --Omega2 11:53, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
This article reads as if it supports the UFO claim. And I'm pretty sure it has weasel words in the form of "some critics argue" etc.
The External Links are dead but they too only supported the UFO theory. Needs a complete re-write in my opinion. Eica 16:04, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
UFOs Might Not Need Craft and Fly By Themselves
The article says "Moffett writes that there have been over half a dozen sightings of the creatures, though "it is unclear how all of these beings could have fit into the minivan-sized spacecraft that was spotted here in January." It's more than possible that these bizarre creatures simply fly themselves by having hidden wings and a new way of flying. A vapor released could make them look at lot bigger than they really are for example. They may just look metallic and craft-like when in the air.
This is corroborated by this report: Months later, on October 8, the newspaper O LIBERAL launched the first in a series of reports, about the Chupa-Chupa (suck-suck) phenomenon. "Sucking animal attacks men and women in the village of Vigia: A strange phenomenon has been occurring for several weeks in the village of Vigia, more exactly in the Vila Santo Antonio do Imbituba about 7 kilometers from highway PA-140, with the appearance of an object which focus a white light over people, immobilizing them for around an hour, and sucks the breasts of the women leaving them bleeding. The object, known by the locals as "Bicho Voador" (Flying Animal), or "Bicho Sugador" (Sucking Animal), has the shape of a rounded ship and attacks people in isolation. One of the victims, among many in the area, was Mrs. Rosita Ferreira, married, 46 years old, resident of Ramal do Triunfo, who a few days ago was sucked by the light on the left breast, and passed out. Increasingly it looked like she was dealing with a nightmare, feeling as if there were some claws trying to hold her. She was attacked around 3:30 in the morning. Another victim was the lady known as "Chiquita," who was also sucked by the strange object with her breast becoming bloody, but without leaving any marks."