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Angel hair. Portugal

ID #1495810260
Added Fri, 26/05/2017
Author July N.

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On November 2, 1959, a UFO appeared over the city of Evora (110 km from Lisbon). It flew high enough from the northeast to the southwest and seemed to be a "shimmering ball". The director of the college, Dr. Joaquim Amaral, ordered the telescope to be taken out to get a better look at the object. By the time the telescope was pulled out, the first object managed to escape, but soon another one consisting of two halves arrived. The upper part of it resembled a ball, while the lower part fluctuated like a bag filled with liquid. The UFO flew across the sky in jerks. College teacher Jose Ignacio Brito at first thought that someone was pushing the telescope, but then realized that the object itself was moving in this way.

While the object was flying over the city at an altitude of 35°, a "rain" of thin fibers was falling from the sky. Individual threads and whole strands fell from the sky for 4 hours in a row, covering everything around. When you tried to take them in your hands, the fibers disintegrated and disappeared without a trace. Amaral used a wand and a glass container to preserve a sample of "angel hair", which were also seen that day at an air force base 20 km from Evora. Among the pilots who observed the fall of the fibers was General Tomaso Georg Consecao Silva.

The sample was handed over to the University of Lisbon and studied in detail. The fibers consisted mainly of carbon with the addition of iron, magnesium and a small admixture of other elements. However, much more interesting was what scientists in 1959 did not dare to tell the public about.

Among the fibers was an unknown creature consisting of a central core and several tentacles. The diameter of the core was 0.375 microns, the length of the tentacles reached 2000 microns (2 mm) with a width of 0.225 microns. Thus, the total length of the body was equal to 4375 microns (approximately 4.3 mm).

The creature reacted to any touch by moving its tentacles, each of which ended as if with a three-fingered brush. When it was placed on the microscope slide and pressed with a cover glass, it put its tentacles up, as if trying to push away the pressing weight.

The method of attaching the tentacles to the core also puzzled scientists: there was a gap, as if the tentacles began at some distance from the core. Biologists have found that they are connected by a colorless, transparent, invisible substance under the microscope. But how did it transmit signals to the fibrous tentacles?

Soon the creature stopped responding to stimuli, from which it was concluded that it was dying from hunger or unsuitable for the body of earthly conditions. All attempts to preserve the remains failed: changes began to occur in them. The tentacles began to shrink, the color of the body changed, the core became flabby and looked like a shapeless bag. By the end of 1960, the structure of the remains no longer resembled the original one. They were finally lost in 1976 after a fire at the University of Lisbon. The fear of the ridicule of colleagues (there is a letter from the scientist in R. Berengel's book with a request not to name his last name) led to the fact that the chances of proving the existence of extraterrestrial life once and for all were lost.


On November 2, 1959, 110 kilometers from the Portuguese capital Lisbon, residents of the city of Evora were able to observe a UFO that scattered threads of living creatures that burn human skin.

Strange "hair fall"

The director of the local college, Joaquim Amaral, ordered the staff to take the telescope outside and take a good look at the object. However, the subordinates did not have time to do this — as soon as they pulled the telescope out into the street, the object disappeared. But scientists were lucky: another UFO appeared in the sky over Evora — a more complex shape. It consisted of two halves, as it were. The upper part was spherical, and the lower part was constantly blurring and fluctuating, as if the object had no solid walls and was filled with liquid. The second plate moved with strange jerks. Watching the UFO, college teacher Jose Ignacio Brito at first thought that one of the students was impatiently pulling the telescope, but soon he was convinced that this object was literally jumping across the sky, abruptly leaving the observation zone.

Then the inexplicable happened: as soon as the second UFO disappeared, a rain of the finest threads began to fall on the city from a clear sky. They fell individually or in whole strands on Evora for four hours in a row and covered all the roofs of the city, asphalt and lawns. This happened not only over Evora, but also over an air base twenty kilometers from the city, the command of which also observed an unusual phenomenon. The commander of the base, General Tomaso Silva, reported on the" hairfall " to Lisbon.

The teacher, Jose Brito, was not at a loss — a scientist spoke in him. Since the strange threads falling from the sky disappeared at any touch, Brito carefully wound them on a pencil and placed them in a clean glass jar prepared for experiments in biology. He hoped that science would be able to understand what this substance is.

The container was transferred to the University of Lisbon for research. In the laboratory, the contents were subjected to spectrometric analysis and placed under a microscope. The spectrometer told scientists that the substance consists of carbon, iron, magnesium and tiny fractions of other substances. In general, nothing unusual. There was not even vanadium, which usually gives scientists the opportunity to understand that the substance is not from Earth.

But the microscope has prepared a surprise for the university professors — they found a living creature unknown to science before in the threads.

The organism, whose total length reached about 4.3 millimeters, consisted of a dense egg-yellow core and a number of tentacles that, at first glance, were not attached to it at all. Obviously, the jumper existed, but it was transparent. The creature reacted to the light, moved its tentacles, which then stretched, then contracted, and it was definitely uncomfortable under the slide - it put its tentacles in front of it, trying to protect itself from it. At the ends of the tentacles, scientists were able to see a kind of fingers. The tentacles themselves consisted of a series of contracting fibers.

Of course, now scientists would first of all do a DNA analysis, but in the 1950s science was taking the first steps in this direction, apparently, it did not occur to anyone. Actually, even in criminology, the method of determining DNA was first used only in 1987.

Alas, soon the creature stopped moving. Scientists decided that it died of starvation, was injured by a slide, or the conditions on Earth were unsuitable for a guest from deep space. When significant changes began to occur in the structure of the creature, scientists tried to preserve it, but the attempts were in vain — the cosmic guest changed color and continued to disintegrate. However, formalin would not have saved the situation — the tissues that got into it change their structure, and the proteins decompose so that no DNA analysis can be done anymore.

Soon the core of the creature lost its shape, the tentacles shrank, the creature finally lost its original appearance. Scientists who saw it remained convinced until the end of their lives that representatives of an extraterrestrial civilization had sprayed some forms of extraterrestrial life over Evora for the sake of an experiment. Perhaps this was done in order to understand whether it is possible to recreate the usual habitat on Earth, and to see how microorganisms will affect people.

But why then, in 1959, did they not ring all the bells and announce the discovery? There are several hypotheses in this regard. The main one remains the version that the deceased creature was so tiny and disintegrated so quickly that they were afraid to be considered cranks in the scientific community. This would automatically mean that the career of each of them had come to an end.

Over time, it became impossible to study the creature — in 1976, the laboratory of the University of Lisbon burned down, and together with it, the slide with the "alien"was lost. Even when the ufo writer Raul Berengel found out about the incident and posted a surviving photo of the deceased space alien on the cover of the book "UFO: the Door to Year Zero", published in 1978, his informants flatly refused to betray their names to fame. All of them chose to remain anonymous sources. In general, the discovery was ruined by the fear of the ridicule of colleagues.


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