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Vet 3199

SHARKHUNTERS Salutes Veterans

Lieutenant General OTAVIO JULIO MOREIRA LIMA (3199-1993)


No, this is not a photo of General MOREIRA LIMA. This depicts a critical point in his career. During his time as head of part of the Brazilian Air Force, when he held the rank of Brigadier General, Brazilian Air Defense picked up many unidentified flying objects – UFOs, and he scrambled two F-5 and three French-built MIRAGE jet fighters to intercept the intruders. This event took place on the night of 19 May 1986.

These were positively identified by the pilots as UFOs and nothing they had ever seen before.

The files were locked away, classified Top Secret. On 17 April 2009, MOREIRA LIMA, now a Lieutenant General, ordered these files to be opened for public access.