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17th June 1977, Tancos Airbase, Portugal: A routine flight for Jose Francisco Rodriguez, a pilot in the Portuguese Air Force … One of Europe’s most extraordinary UFO encounters … At 2,000 feet Rodriguez is face to face with something completely inexplicable: ‘at eleven o’clock there was a big round-shaped dark object about twelve to fifteen metres wide’ … As the UFO disappears, his plane begins to vibrate violently. UFOs: The Untold Stories s1e2, National Geographic 2012
Evora, Portugal, 2nd November 1959: Unexplained glowing objects are seen flying over the town in broad daylight. Dozens witness the strange site, but what follows is even stranger – a mysterious white substance, like cobwebs, reigns down over the town for almost four hours. UFOs: The Untold Stories s1e3
Similar reports of angel hair falling in various parts of Portugal dating back to 1857. ibid.
Alfena, Portugal, 10th September 1990: A group of children spot a strange UFO hovering just one hundred and fifty feet off the ground. The sighting terrifies residents … Four photographs taken that day continue to defy explanation. UFOs: The Untold Stories s1e4
The UFO is spotted by local construction workers. ibid.
Iconic photos were taken. ibid.
In 1982 a young Air Force pilot is on a routine flight over central Portugal when suddenly he spots a fast-moving UFO. But this is not a momentary sighting. The pilot claims to have flown alongside the UFO for more than 25 minutes. And his astonishing story is backed up by two further witnesses. UFOs: The Untold Stories s1e5
Upon landing, the three pilots complete official reports into the incident and provide drawings of what they saw in the sky. ibid.