The morning of 2nd November 1982 would take a bizarre turn at around 10:50 am. Pilot and flight instructor, Captain Julio Guerra, reported to ground control that a strange object hovered beneath him. Within seconds, the strange craft went from under his Chipmunk plane to directly in front of him.
The object was so close to Guerra’s plane that he could clearly see the make-up of it. He would later describe it as a round craft in two clear halves. These halves fit together like two tight-fitting skullcaps!
Between the two halves was a grid with flashing lights seemingly shining randomly. The bottom of the two halves appeared to have a dark center spot, possibly the craft’s propulsion system.
The object would circle and hover Guerra’s plane for close to fifteen minutes. It would move at an alarming pace, performing moves, not within the capabilities of any known craft.
Another Chipmunk arrived into the airspace, with both its occupants, Carlos Garces and Antonio Gomes, witnessing the craft themselves for around ten minutes. It continued to circle around the two planes, dashing in-between them at extraordinary speed.
Attempted Interception And Investigation
Guerra made the decision he would intercept the object. Realizing that he would not be able to chase down the craft due to its superior speed, he instead headed for a spot where he anticipated it to be. He almost met the craft head on before it swerved upwards and came to a stop right above his plane.
Suddenly the object would shoot off from the scene at breathtaking speed. The pilots didn’t see the craft again.
Upon landing their planes at Ota Airbase, all three pilots would immediately make reports of their encounter. There was no initial follow-up until the Portuguese Air Force Chief of Staff became aware of the incident. He would take the unusual decision to invite independent UFO investigators to look into the incident. Not only that, he would make the military files unconditionally available to them. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
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