Pombal, Portugal; August, 1985

Name: João Henrique da Silva Nunes Jales Ribeiro

Date of Sighting: 1985, Summer Time around August

Location of Sighting: Pombal, Portugal

Shape(s) of UFO(s): Circular / Eliptical

Size(s) of UFO(s): Around 25m diameter

Color(s) of UFO(s): Silver

Number of UFO(s): 1

Distance of UFO(s) in sky: 5 meters above myself

Direction of Travel for UFO(s): Stoped

Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): The building I was living in

Further Description of Sighting: I was about 6 years old at the time of this event, and for many years could not understand it, and when I did I choose not to talk much about it, I only mentioned it to a few people. Anyway here goes how everything happened to me.

It was the summer of 1985, I was inside the appartment I lived in at the time with my family when suddenly I felt compelled to go outside to the balcony. As I arrived the balcony of my room I looked around and down (this is a 4 stories building and I lived on the topmost one) and saw nothing unusual, but I started to ear a humming noise comming from above and looked up, at this moment I saw what I believed for years to be an helicopter or an airplane. The object itself was either circular or eliptical (as I could only see the border that was not blocked by the top of the building) this circular “Helicopter” had lights around it all over and was colored a grayish silver.

This object was hovering just about 5 meters above myself, just above the building I was in. Then I returned home and the only thing I recall is a image like seeing an old TV not tuned to any channel just showing static and garbage, like when an air broadcast stops, I suppose I blacked out then as I can’t recall anything further that day…

Years after after I started studying and reading a lot of books this particular event came back to my memory as I could no longer explain it as an Helicopter or Airplane in the light of my recently acquired knowledge and got to the conclusion that what I saw was actually an UFO for what ever may be accountable for. This particular event deeply influenced my future as it inspired my deep interest in science and made me investigate all I could about the subject, only to get to the conclusion that no known man made object could have possibly be hovering so quietly above myself on that date or even in the present to what matters…

This event has influenced even the rest of my childhood plays as I started playing of making radio-like communication devices and playing of chatting with foreign entities, not necessarily alien. This lead to my interest in computers, which as been very much fruitful since my 11 years old, the time I actually built my first computer. I have ever since worked in IT and my passion for IT and General Science as only increased along the years.


Today I actually found a video on youtube that actually has a precise description that matches the object that I’ve seen and curiously enough it has also been described in Portugal around the 80’s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG4iUPvWEiQ)

Anyone who wishes to debate SCIENTIFICALLY and with a logic ground this matters is welcome to mail me.

If you do contact a witness, please be respectful to them.

Contact Email of Witness: mobile@joaoribeiro.eu

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