This is a classic alien abduction story, perhaps one of the first to be widely noticed and circulated. It's about Antonio Villas Boas who helped out on his parents farm in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, near to the town of Sao Francisco de Salles. At the time of his abduction he was 23 years of age.
At first many wrote off the story as some kind of fantasy by an uneducated peasant but 21 years later, when the story resurfaced, Villas Boas had become a respected lawyer with his own practice and was happily married with four children. He still maintained his story was true.
To start at the beginning, it was 1957 and on the night of the 15th and 16th of October Antonio Villas Boas was working on his parents fields. At about 1am he saw what he described as a 'large red star' descending out of the sky towards the end of the field he was ploughing - with the help of his tractor's lights.
He became frightened as the red light hovered above him to within 150 feet. He then realised that it was egg shaped with a definite rim, in which there were purple lights. The upper part of the object was spinning in an anti-clockwise direction and as it landed near him it changed colour from red to green.
Antonio's natural reaction was to get away as quickly as he could but the tractor engine died after only a few yards. He jumped out of his vehicle but was grabbed from behind by four 'creatures' no more than 5 feet (1.5m) tall. They managed to overpower him and dragged him to the craft.
He was forced up some sort of ladder and found himself in a small, square brightly lit room.
His captors were wearing tight fitting suits of a thick, soft, unevenly striped grey material. They wore large helmets on their heads through which he could see their small, pale blue eyes.
He was taken to another room, this time oval shaped, and the aliens tried to communicate with him. He described their voices as, 'totally different from anything I had heard ... They were slow barks and yelps, neither very clear nor very hoarse, some longer, some shorter, at times containing several different sounds all at once ... I still shudder when I think of those sounds, I can't reproduce them."
As their attempts at communication failed they stripped Villas Boas of his clothes and they wiped his body with a liquid with something like a sponge. From here he was directed to yet another room which had an inscription over the door in strange letters (as reproduced below). The script has no link with any known language.
The aliens took a blood sample from him and he was then left alone in the room. A strange odour filled the atmosphere which made him physically vomit.
After what he took to be about half an hour the door opened and in walked a nude women who was "more beautiful than any I have ever seen before." The woman's height was about up to his shoulder. The inevitable happened.
"The woman came towards me in silence, looking at me all the while as if she wanted something from me, and suddenly hugged me. At the same time I felt her body glued to mine and it was also moving."
He described the experience as a 'normal act' followed by 'another act'.
Afterwards it dawned on him that, "all she wanted was a good stallion to improve their stock"
Before the woman left the room she pointed her to her stomach and then upwards to the sky. Several interpretations have been put on this action, perhaps meaning she would have a child on her own planet.
The other aliens returned with his clothes and, after showing him fully round the craft / UFO, he was returned to the ground. From there he watched the UFO take off and disappear into the sky like a bullet. Antonio estimates he was in the craft for about four and a half hours.
Following the experience he claimed to have suffered from nausea and weakness, as well as headaches and lesions on the skin. Dr. Olavo Fontes of the National School of Medicine of Brazil examined Antonio Villas Boas and concluded that he had been exposed to a large dose of radiation from some source and was now suffering from mild radiation sickness.
The abduction wasn't widely circulated for 12 years but he appeared on a television programme in Brazil in 1978. He told exactly the same story with one minor difference. Regarding his second 'act' with the woman. He described this as her taking a sperm sample from him.
A few other alien abductions have also involved sexual encounters, most notably Betty Andreasson.
As to what people believe generally about alien abductions or even simple UFOs is an individual choice. As I have written previously Carl Jung considered UFOs to be "a symbol of humanity's state of mind, projected on to the environment.
If aliens and UFOs do exist, are they from other planets or maybe from something within our own Universe existing in parallel with it? The answers are no doubt out there - somewhere.
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