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X-Conference Speaker - A. J. Gevaerd
A. J. Gevaerd has now engaged in Ufology for over 35 years and has investigated over 3,000 cases. He leads a team of over 400 experts in the subject that are members of the Brazilian UFO Magazine’s editorial board. As a national and international speaker, A. J. had lectured over 3,000 times in dozens of cities in his country and conducted investigations and lectures in other 50 countries around the world.
In 1983, he was appointed by Dr. J. Allen Hynek to be the representative of the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) in Brazil. He is presently one of the international directors of the Annual International UFO Congress, Laughlin, and Brazilian director for both Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and Skywatch International. A. J. is the creator of the campaign UFOs: Freedom of Information Now and head of the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers, that has recently been received by the Nation’s military and examined secret UFO docs by the very first time in Brazil, in the most recent official UFO disclosure in the World. Towards Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers efforts Brazil has officially disclosed over 4,000 pages of UFO docs.
A. J. Gevaerd has been regularly interviewed by national and foreign radio talk shows, including Whitley Strieber on Dreamland, Errol-Bruce Knapp on Strange Days Indeed, George Noory and Art Bell on Coast to Cost AM, and Jeff Rense. He has also served as consultant to many TV documentaries produced in Brazil, especially by the largest TV network Globo, and in several other countries, such as The History Channel’s Brazil’s Roswell.
The latest military to join the UFO disclosure enthusiasm in Brazil states that the country’s ufologists are on the right path by searching for the official acknowledgement of UFO existence and their activities in Brazilian skies. Furthermore, Lieutenant Brigadier Socrates da Costa Monteiro admits his wish to know our visitors’ technology by saying: “If, at my term as the Minister of Aeronautics, I were asked to disclose our secret files, I’d have that done”. Such stance only adds to the list of officials who no longer agree with the secrecy involving the alien presence on Earth.
From 1990 to 1992, during the Collor administration, Monteiro served as a minister. He also occupied different high positions in the Brazilian armed forces. Even after years of retirement from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), he maintains his links with acting officials in numerous ranks in the military. As a commander of the Brasilia-based I Centro Integrado de Defesa Aérea e Controle de Tráfego Aéreo (Cindacta I) our interviewee was in charge of the recording of UFO information for the whole country, especially for the Central and South-Eastern parts of Brazil. Monteiro reveals that UFO sightings and radar detections were already common much before he took office. He further says that all cases were thoroughly registered by the Aeronautics and some were even investigated.
Having served as a pilot for the Brazilian Postal Service and a commander of important divisions such as the VII Comando Aéreo Regional (Comar VII), Monteiro keeps a vivid memory of his times in the military and talks for the first time about his interest in Ufology. He further explains how the country dealt with the issue during his times as an officer on duty. Just like any other minister before him, Monteiro also had access to serious information on the presence of other cosmic species in his country. In this interview, he even shares some of those cases with the readers. Despite his more than 5,000 hours flying several types of aircraft, his experiences were never onboard, but on the ground with his wife, in Rio de Janeiro...........
This and much more of the extraordinary developments in Brazil will be addressed by A. J. in his Saturday lecture at X-Conference 2010.
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