On January 16, 1958, at about noon, Captain José Teobaldo Viegas and several scientists have been on deck. This is when they all at once noticed a flying UFO with a hoop around it, much like Saturn. The witnesses reported the alien craft at the identical time, as it got closer to the Island from the east. In addition the craft flew toward the Pico Desejado, made a steep turn, and sped went away to the northwest.
Almiro Baraúna, the submarine photographer, was sought for pictures and managed to take numerous photographs of the object. After the photos were exhaustively analyzed by means of the Brazilian Navy’s Aerial Reconnaissance Laboratory, all of the pictures have been considered proper and taken from a real event with the certification of military employees.