“Child attacked by UFO in Itarema. Terrorized locals don’t get out of their houses.
The population of Córrego Salgado and Alegre, city of Itarema, [Ceará, Brazil], have been seeing in the last few days the visitation of a UFO that has been spreading panic. According to witnesses, the object usually flies over around at 6PM. Ufologist José Agobar is currently visiting Itarema and talking with witnesses that saw the object and analyzing possible evidence”.
[source: Ceará Agora, November 18]
“A child who witnessed the UFO was victim of perforations and underwent surgery. The boy suffered a cut that has taken nine stitches. Professor José Agobar alerted the local population to take care because new UFOs could appear. According to Agobar, this phenomenon repeats itself every 10 years”. [source: Lindomar Rodrigues, Noember 19]
The gruesome scars left in the poor child are shown in the exploitation video below, complete with a mysterious soundtrack (viewer discretion advised):
More details in an audio interview (in Portuguese). The boy, 6-years-old, was attacked near his own house. Despite his young age, he tells by himself the story that he saw a “burning star” over the Moon that suddenly stopped burning and landed. From it, two creatures came out and tried to grab him. Luckily, due to a barbed wire in which the creatures apparently entangled themselves, the boy managed to escape. But not before one of the creatures got something like a knife from its mouth and “poked” (that’s the word used by the boy, “cutucar” in Portuguese) him.
Which resulted in his several wounds, including the one that had to be stitched. The wound was deep, but it allegedly didn’t hurt nor bled.
Mystery? Probably not. I have been waiting to report about this which surely is prima facie a high-strangeness case because some fellows were trying to get more information from the events. And they got it.
They managed to talk with ufologist Reginaldo de Athayde, also from Ceará, who in turn spoke with the nurse who stitched the wound. And according to him “the case is false, all that is known is what is told by the boy, there’re no other witnesses”. But what about the wounds? If you look at them, there are several of them besides the stitched one.
“They were produced by the barbed wire”, he explains. “The victim was not treated by any doctor”. Indeed, it may not be simply a coincidence that the bigger wound was below the armpit. If the boy had entangled himself in barbed wire, and given that the armpit skin is thinner, it would be more prone to such wounds. According to the nurse who treated him, the wound was not actually deep, only superficial, that’s why it did not bled that much.
Ufologist Athayde is not widely known for his skepticism, on the contrary, he is the source for many wild UFO stories of northeastern Brazil, but in this case he warns that ”there’s another researcher that was in Itarema and confirms the events without any solid evidence besides the wound and the story of the boy. … We believe the case is more a tall tale than truth. Local police didn’t take the story seriously, it just recorded the event, while the doctors just told the boy to go home, as there was nothing of relevance”.
Indeed, some claim the boy’s father also saw the UFO, but Athayde clarifies in an interview with the family that when the father came out of the house after being called, properly holding a shotgun, the “thing” had already gone.
There’s the terrible possibility that the boy was abused by someone and they then came up with this bizarre story to explain away the wounds, but apparently the kid sticks to the alien story and abusing a kid by making him entangle himself in barbed wire is not very usual. I tend to believe the boy may have invented the story by himself after getting entangled in barbed wire – or even before that, the child may have been mixing fantasy with reality. The area is indeed being plagued by stories of UFOs, fueled exactly by this sort of exploitation of prosaic cases.
Well, all suggests his wounds will heal quickly, he was not attacked by aliens, and we then have that adorable illustration by Junior Silva of the boy’s tale. An alien that have a knife-like something coming out of its mouth?
Where have we seen that before?
[With thanks to LS]
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