MUFON witness report: My wife's friend in Brazil often drives along a highway near Palmas, Tocantins that is known for sightings of orbs. He is a well-respected business owner and city council president, family man and very down to earth. He saw the orb approach his car and match his speed and direction ahead of the car approximately a quarter of a Kilometer ahead. He took two photos with his cell phone. THE CELL PHONE DOES NOT HAVE A FLASH. I tried duplicating the pictures with a digital camera and my cell phone, and this is definitely NOT the result of a flash going off in the car. The dirt on the windshield would be predominately lit. The best duplication I got was with my cell camera, in twilight, of a bright street light. There seems to be a reflection on the road of the light. One could argue that the orb is a reflection of the light on the road, but I tried to duplicate that theory with oncoming headlights and it never looked anything like the photos. The orb appears too bright in the actual photos. You can see the windshield (dirty) and the orb does not seem to be a reflection on the windshield. The gentleman's wife also reported seeing a green orb flying very close to her car along the same road about a year before. This stretch of road and the surrounding area is well known for sightings of this type.
NOTE: the Tocantins area of Brazil has had a few strange UFO/extraterrestrial sightings in the past notably, the one described below. As for this report, the bright orb images don't appear to be the result of a camera flash...Lon
3/22/01 - Palmas, Tocantis, Brazil - Vinicius Da Silva and Marta Rosenthal were returning home from a day of fishing in the River Tocantis when they felt a bump in one of the tires. Thinking he had a flat, Vinicius stopped the vehicle and went to check.
He could not find anything wrong with the tire but suddenly heard Marta screaming and saw her pointing to the right side of the road. There, only a few meters away, hovering over the water was a metallic object with small windows along its edge.
Standing outside the object on a ledge was a humanoid figure of about 1.30 meters in height.
The figure was holding something resembling a hose and was apparently sucking water from the river and into the craft. After about two minutes the humanoid pulled up the hose from the river and re-entered the object. The craft then became very bright and shot away horizontally into the sky.