The events took place in 1977 on an Amazonian island that the producers have dubbed Brazil 's Roswell . Over a period of months in that year, a sequence of events occurred that some have said led, twenty years later, to the apparent suicide (some call it murder) of Brazilian army captain, Uyrangê Hollanda. He was found by his daughter, hanging from his bed, asphyxiated by a tie wrapped around his neck.
Emidio Campos Oliveira was settling down to sleep on a warm night in October. Suddenly, a bright light penetrated the roof of his house and burned his thigh before vanishing as quickly as it had appeared.
Several days later, Orivaldo Malaquias Pinheiro was net fishing on the beach with a friend. A bright light began approaching them from the sea and, afraid, they ran. On telling others about their experience, it became clear that dozens of people had witnessed something similar, with some saying that they had been chased and attacked by the lights.
And the eye-witness accounts go on and on. Something definitely seemed to have happened in Brazil in 1977 but it appears the more we learn, the more questions are raised.