Experts from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a non-governmental organisation studying alleged sightings of aliens, have called the story behind a purported UFO crash in Brazil “an elaborate hoax”, as quoted by The Express.
The footage allegedly showing a falling spacecraft made a lot of noise this May, with many speculating that an object had crashed in Brazil’s forest of Mages, near Guanabara Bay. The hashtag #MageUFO was even trending on Twitter for some time, but it soon lost it relevance, as many clips of the alleged incident were deleted from the social media.
Hey @elonmusk another image supposedly taken in the same region in Magé (Rio de Janeiro) and there are reports that something fell over there in a lake ... But it doesn't seem to be a satellite... #Ovnis #ovnis2020 #ovni #Mage #ufo2020 #UFO #ufosighting #RiodeJaneiro pic.twitter.com/RpRvKuOKu5— André Di Mauro (@andredimauro) May 13, 2020
On the 20th of May, thousands of people witnessed the UFO crashed. Many people recorded this incident on their mobile phones. But the videos they posted on social media slowly disappeared mysteriously. Check out my latest video. https://t.co/gC4iIMvWwv#brazilufo #mageufo pic.twitter.com/xj4xdNZlon— Can You Believe It? (@HesFang) June 13, 2020
Brazilian outlet UOL argued that there was no record of unidentified aircraft flying over the territory at the time of the reported incident, citing Air Force data. And the investigation into the Mage incident led by the Brazillian Director for MUFON Ademar José Gevaerd has now concluded that the whole story was not real.
“My team and I have intensively investigated this alleged case and found out that it is a total hoax,” the Brazilian urologist revealed.
Some videos of the supposed UFO sighting can still be available on Twitter under the #MageUFO hashtag with speculations regarding the potential cover up of the story. However, the MUFON team, which is used to study similar instances, has determined that this time space intruders have passed us by.