Wednesday, 15 September 2010

UFO TV Series:
“Encontros Imediatos - Ep. 13:

Dossier Castelo de Bode”
(“Close Encounters - Episode 13:

The Castelo de Bode File”), 6 July 2008 (RTP 2)

Source: Facius_Cardan (YouTube channel)

Portuguese Air Force pilot José Francisco Rodrigues encountered a UFO during a flight training mission near Castelo de Bode Dam on 17 June 1977, at around noon, RTP reports: (1) (2) (3)

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.

NOTE: The name of the dam is written both “Castelo de Bode” and “Castelo do Bode,” according to Google searches.

José Francisco Rodrigues

Satellite photo of Castelo do Bode, Portugal (
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UFO Book (Preview):
“The Canadian UFO Report - The Best Cases Revealed”

by Chris A. Rutkowski & Geoff Dittman

The book was published by Dundurn Press in 2006:

Chris A. Rutkowski,
Canadian Astronomer,
UFO Author, Lecturer & Researcher
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UFO News Article:
“UFOs no joke to UP officer”,
13 March 1980 (Milwaukee Sentinel, Wisconsin)

Police Officers Mark Hager and David Mariin sighted a UFO near Gladstone, Michigan on the early morning of 12 March 1980, according to the Milwaukee Sentinel:,1976252

Two Deputies from the Delta County Sherriff’s Department also sighted the UFO.

Quote from the article:
“ ‘It had a bright white light, two red lights – one on each side – and a green light towards the rear. As far as making out a shape of the (object’s) body, we really couldn’t tell.’ ”

Satellite photo of Gladstone, Michigan (
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