Antonio Villas-Boas lived and worked on a family farm near the town of Sao Francisco de Salles in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He was next to the youngest of two brothers and three sisters, twenty-three, unmarried, and in good health when his experience took place.
Refer to the account published in Flying Saucer Occupants, Signet #T3205, New American Library, New York, 1967.
It started the night of Oct 5, 1957. There had been a party at his house,
and they had all gone to bed later than usual, about 11:00 PM. He was in
his room with his brother Joao when, because of the heat, he decided to
open the window which looked out on the farm corral. As he was opening
the window he saw directly in the middle of the corral a silvery flourescent
light, brighter than moonlight, casting a brightness all around. The light
was unusually white but he could not understand where it came from. It
seemed to be coming down from high above, as a beam of light does from
the headlight of a car. However, he could see nothing in the sky that might
be producing the light. He called to his brother Joao, but his brother,
being an incredulous person, told him to forget it, did not look, and advised
him to go to sleep. Even though the night was hot Antonio closed the shutters
to keep out the bright light and returned to his bed.
He could not sleep. He was so disturbed he decided to look again. The
light was still there, and then, as he watched, it came toward his window.
This frightened him so much he closed the shutters with a bang. The noise
woke his brother, who had fallen asleep, and together they watched the
light appear through the crevices of the shutters and shine through the
tiles of the roof, lighting up their room. After a while it disappeared.
The second episode occurred on the night of Oct 14, between 9:30 and
10:00 PM. He was in a field plowing with his other brother. They suddenly
saw a very bright light at the northern end of the field. It was large,
about the size of a cartwheel to their view. It seemed to be hanging in
the air about a hundred meters up, with a red light shining over a large
portion of the ground below. Antonio felt there was a solid object behind
the light but he could not see anything because the light was so bright.
He called to his brother to come with him to examine the object but his
brother refused. He started alone. When he approached the object it suddenly
moved to the southern end of the field with extreme rapidity. He walked
the opposite direction across the field to approach it again when the maneuver
was repeated back to the north. He stated that this sequence was repeated
perhaps twenty times. By then he was tired of chasing it. He went back
to his brother. The light continued to glow in the distance, now and then
throwing forth rays like a setting sun, sparkling in appearance. Then suddenly
it disappeared, as though it had been turned off. Neither he nor his brother
could determine what caused the light or where it had gone.
The main experience took place the following night, Oct 15. He was alone, plowing with the tractor in the same field as the previous night. It was a cold night with a clear and starry sky. About 1:00 AM he suddenly saw a red star in the sky. It looked exactly like a large bright star, but he soon realized that it was not a star, for it began to grow larger. It appeared to come in his direction. In a few moments it had grown into a very bright, egg-shaped object, flying toward him at terrific speed. It moved so fast it was on top of him before he could decide what to do. It stopped suddenly, hovering about fifty meters over his head. It was shining so brightly, lighting the tractor and the ground around it from the red glow, he could not see the headlights of the tractor.
At that point he became terrified. He thought of running but felt it
would be useless because of the tremendous speed the object could produce.
The ground was freshly plowed; he knew he could not run fast through the
soft soil. He also feared he might break a leg in the rough ground. He
sat in this terrified state of mind for about two minutes without knowing
what to do. Then suddenly the bright object dived forward and stopped again
about ten or twelve meters in front of his tractor. There it sank to the
ground, but rather slowly. As it went through this maneuver he could see
that it was a strange type of machine. It was rather round and had little
purplish lights all around it. Antonio, in remembering it later, thought
it had a large light in the front from which the red glow emanated. Three
metal bars, or spurs, thick at the top and narrow at the bottom, stuck
down from the object to hold it off the ground. The color of the metal
was not distinguishable because of the bright phosphorescence, or fluorescence,
of a reddish hue, emanating from the object. On top of the machine was
a mechanism which rotated rapidly. This mechanism slowly changed from a
reddish glow to a greenish color as its rotation slowed. As the light diminished
he could see something that looked like a round plate, or 'squashed cupola.'
He was uncertain about the real shape of the revolving mechanism for it
never stopped while the machine was on the ground.
He was very nervous at the time and made no conscious effort to observe
particular details. Most of the details he remembered later. He stated
that he had watched the tripod bars extend downward from the bottom of
the craft while it was still in the air, but he was in such a state of
fright that he could not remember everything clearly. While the craft was
hovering overhead the tractor had stopped running, and the lights had gone
out although the power switch was still on. When he had overcome his fear
sufficiently to act he tried to restart the tractor but it would not start.
Then, as the craft had settled down on the ground, he decided to try to
run. He jumped out of the tractor on the side opposite the craft and was
starting away from it when his arms were caught.
His first pursuer was a small figure, coming only to the level of his
shoulder. In his despair he gave the figure a violent push which sent it
reeling off-balance to the ground about six feet away. As he tried again
to run he was caught by three other figures, slightly taller than the first.
They all were dressed in strange clothes. As they lifted him off the ground
his only maneuver was to twist and turn, but they held him so tightly he
could not get free. As they carried him toward the machine he began shouting
and calling for help. They were surprised at this and stopped to watch
every time he opened his mouth, although they never loosened their grip
on him. They carried him around to the opposite side of the machine where
he could see a door had opened and folded outward with a ladder like affair.
The door and ladder were narrow, not being able to hold more than one person
at a time. It was flexible, swinging from side to side as he struggled
to escape. It had a railing which he grabbed as they went up. They were
forced to unclasp his hands several times as they carried him into the
Villas-Boaz then went on to describe a most unusual experience while
inside the craft. I shall return to consider that experience as well as
other items of his report when we discuss those individuals who have been
forcibly taken on board craft for various purposes.
He became the first forced abduction onto a celestial craft, in a fully conscious state, of which we have record.
|COMPARISONS WITH EZEKIEL|
A number of items from this report can be compared against the
descriptions given by Ezekiel:
1) Fiery Brightness:
Villas-Boas said the craft glowed very brightly, so brightly he could
hardly look at it. The glow was a reddish hue. Ezekiel says that in the
midst of the living creatures there was something that looked like burning
coals of fire. The fire was very bright, 1:13.
2) Sparkling Lightning:
Villas-Boas said the craft seemed to throw off rays of light in all
directions, like a setting sun. It sparkled brightly. Ezekiel said that
lightning went forth out of the fire, 1:13.
Villas-Boas said there were little purplish lights all around it. Ezekiel said the rim (ring) was full of eyes round about it, 1:18. The burning coals were like torches moving to and fro, 1:13.
4) Crystalline Cupolas:
Villas-Boas said that over the machine was 'something' which rotated
at a great speed, and that this revolving part was like a round plate,
or like a squashed cupola. Ezekiel said that over the heads of the living
creatures there was the likeness of an expanse (firmament), shining like
crystal, spread out over their heads, 1:22. The construction was like a
wheel within a wheel, 1:16.
5) Gleaming Chrysolite:
Villas-Boas said the ladder appeared to be made of the same silvery
metal as the walls of the craft. When inside he said the walls looked like
polished metal. Ezekiel said the appearance of the wheels was like gleaming
Villas-Boas described bars, or spurs, protruding from beneath the craft.
These metal props formed a tripod, as it were. The legs were straight,
thicker at the top, thinner at the bottom. Ezekiel said that when they
stood still they let down their wings, 1:25. He also said their legs were
straight, the soles of their feet were like the soles of a calves foot,
and they sparkled like burnished bronze, a brightly polished metal, 1:7.
I analyze Ezekiel's report in greater depth later.