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Moment of Contact: A UFO Documentary That’s The Real-Life X-Files

This real-life X-Files documentary reveals fresh details and incredible interviews in what is considered the biggest UFO cover-up in Southern America.


Two years ago, the trailer for The Phenomenon, a James Fox documentary on UFOs based on the “inevitable fact” that aliens are real and visit us, popped up, raising many questions about alien life, the UFO phenomenon, and otherworldly technology that likely exists among us.

Now, the same filmmaker returns with a sequel that focuses and delves into one of the most famous incidents in ufology: the Varginha case, considered “the Roswell of Brazil.”


Called Moment of Contact, the documentary focuses on a series of events in 1996 when citizens of Varginha, Brazil, reported seeing one or more strange creatures and a UFO crash.

Dubbed Brazil’s Roswell, several locals, including a group of girls, the Silva sisters, ranging in age from 14 to 21, had a close encounter with a being described as about 4 feet tall, with oily brown skin, a large head, and huge red eyes.

Family and friends began to report sightings of UFOs and alien creatures abducted by military forces after the Silvas told their stories. An additional creature was allegedly found two days later along a road. It was allegedly retrieved by three military trucks. The janitor of the local zoo reported that a similar sighting had taken place there. Three animals mysteriously died over the next few months.

The town of Varginha was cordoned off by military and emergency response teams, and two creatures were allegedly captured during the event.


Local military policeman Marco Cherese died under mysterious circumstances after allegedly getting in contact with one of the creatures.

The Fox documentary features interviews with key witnesses, experts, and officials. These include nuclear physicist and professional ufologist Stanton Friedman, Brazilian Air Force General José Carlos Pereira, and Brazilian ufologist Ademar José Gevaerd.

Narrated by Peter Coyote (who also narrates The Phenomenon and, yes, also starred in E.T. the Extraterrestrial), Moment of Contact also features interviews with former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Intelligence Christopher Mellon.

Do all those people claiming to have witnessed part of the events have to be part of some mass delusion or hoax or are they part of something even more unexplainable?

Get your popcorn ready because this will be a blast of a UFO documentary.

How UFOs went from conspiracy to science

Things have changed dramatically in the UFO community. The phenomenon went from a crazy conspiracy to a mainstream thing, with not only governments turning towards a better understanding of what UFOs — UAP — are and where they come from, but also military officials and space agencies giving their best to get to the bottom of what these things are.


NASA, for example, has already begun studying UFOs in the atmosphere and in outer space. To better understand these objects, astronauts and former astronauts are expected to weigh in with their opinion and accounts of unidentified flying objects witnessed by them during space flights.

The Pentagon, for example, has redesigned and renamed its UFO Office, now including transmedium UFOs in its area of study.

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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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