“Encontros Imediatos - Ep. 13:
Dossier Castelo de Bode”
(“Close Encounters - Episode 13:
The Castelo de Bode File”), 6 July 2008 (RTP 2)
Portuguese Air Force pilot Jose Francisco Rodrigues encountered a UFO during a flight training mission near Castelo de Bode Dam on 17 June 1977, at around noon, RTP reports:
The UFO was black, semi-spherical shaped, 13 to 15 metres in diameter and had several windows that emitted a light yellowish light.
Suddenly the UFO flew away, causing great instability in the airplane. Rodrigues had to execute a difficult manoeuvre to gain control of his Dornier 27 airplane. And some of the instruments in the airplane were affected by the presence of the UFO.