On October 16th, 1957, the Boas case was the first reported alien abduction that earned widespread attention, and now with the internet, even more people are finding out about the alleged event.
The report came from a farmer who was working nightshift in São Francisco de Sales, a municipality in the west of Minas Gerais, Brazil, which is approximately 400 miles northwest of São Paulo. Antônio Vilas- Boas was working a night shift to avoid the hot temperatures in the day when he spotted, what he described as, a ”red star” in the night sky. As the ”star” got closer, seemingly approaching him, he noticed it was an egg-shaped object with a red light at the front and a rotating cupola on top.
Boas claimed the craft started to descend into the field nearby and extend three support legs for landing, at this point Boas decided to run away. He first attempted to leave on a tractor, but after driving a very short distance, the lights and engine died, so he continued his escape on foot. However, before escaping, he claimed to have been seized by a humanoid he described as about five feet tall, wearing grey coveralls and a helmet.
He claimed the being had small blue eyes (suggesting the visor/helmet was transparent) and its language was described as yelps or barks. Three more beings, described in the same way, joined, and dragged Boas towards the craft. What he reported happening next is completely bizarre.
Once aboard the craft, Boas claims his clothes were stripped off and his entire body was covered in a strange gel before being led into a semi-circular room, through a doorway that had strange red symbols written over it.
Boas claimed to have memorized the symbols from the door way and later wrote them down for investigators. Strangely, they looks very slightly similar to those Penniston drew from memory after the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident. You can see the re- drawing of the symbols here:
Once inside the room, one of the beings allegedly took samples of Boas’ blood, from his chin. Afterwards, he was taken to another room and left for about 90 minutes, during which time, a mysterious gas was pumped into the room, causing him to be violently ill. Most believe the gas was some kind of disinfectant, which if the story is true, would seem likely that it was an attempt to clean his body for any bacteria he had on him from earth so they could proceed with what happened next.
Shortly afterwards, Boas was joined by another humanoid, an attractive, naked, female. She was of similar height to the other beings he had encountered and had a small pointed chin and large cat-like blue eyes. Her hair was long and white, like platinum blonde, but her underarm and public hair was bright red.
Boas reported that he was strongly attracted to the female humanoid and they had sexual intercourse.
Though the female didn’t kiss him, she nipped his chin. Afterwards, the female humanoid smiled at him, rubbing her stomach and gesturing upwards, suggesting that she was going to now fall pregnant and the baby would be taken and raised in space or on another planet away from earth.
Boas reported that the female seemed relieved after they had sex and he felt angered by the situation, feeling like nothing more than a sperm donor or as he put it, a ”good stallion” for the humanoid.
Boas was then given back his clothes and taken on a tour of the ship by the humanoids, he said he tried to steal a clock-like object to prove his encounter was real, but the humanoids caught him and prevented him from taking it.
He was then escorted off the ship and left back on earth before the alien craft took off into the night sky, glowing brightly, as he watched it leave. When he arrived home, he realized that he had been gone four hours, but that wasn’t the end. Further side effects from the alleged event followed.
After reporting the incident, Boas started to notice strange marks and burns on his body, accompanied by nausea and overall fatigue. He contacted a well-known journalist, Jose Martins, who had placed an ad in a local newspaper, looking for people who had experiences with UFOs.
After hearing Boas’ story, Martins contacted Dr. Olavo Fontes, who examined Boas at the National School of Medicine in Brazil. Fontes was said to be well-connected with the Brazilian government and military and was a pioneer in ufology. After examining him, Fontes found that Boas had been exposed to a large dose of radiation and was diagnosed with radiation poisoning and declared that his was ”a case with merit”.
His claims were further supported by not trying to capitalize on his experience, nor profit from any kind of retelling of the story. The case wasn’t even written or published until several years later.
Boas later became a lawyer. He came to the United States and underwent testing at a California University, but shortly after he died of a strange disease on January 17th, 1991.
The Boas case interesting, but unfortunately there is not a single piece of evidence this ever happened apart from the report of radiation poisoning from Dr. Olavo Fontes who supported the UFO and alien community.
The first publication of the story was in April 1962 when it appeared in an issue of Brazilian UFO, although researcher Peter Rogerson claimed that the story had circulated between 1958 and 1962 and the details of the case were ”uncertain”.