The BAND program “Brasil Urgente” was broadcast live, with host Datena presenting clouds and rain in So Paulo, when out of nowhere, a discoid-shaped object passes in front of the camera at a high speed, catching the presenter’s eye.
Experts estimate that the object was traveling at twice the speed of sound, at 680 meters per second (2,488 kilometers per hour or 1,546 miles per hour).
José Luis Datena is the presenter, and he is one of the most well-known conservative sensacionalist anchors in Brazilian television. “Olha a chuva,” which translates to “Beware the Storm,” is the major headline.
The newscaster reacted to the object. He said:
“Take a look at the plane flying right by. Either a jet or a flying saucer is involved. It can’t be a saucer, so when a show starts boasting about saucers, it’s usually because it’s nearing the end of its run. So it’s not a flying saucer; it’s a jet.”
Datena later joked about it in a short video on Twitter: “Is it true that I saw an ET? Who knows, maybe I am the ET.”
He’s speaking from a place of ridicule, not terror, based on his tone. In Brazil, U̳F̳O̳-related issues are not respected, and whether you believe the object is anything other than a plane or a robot, you will never be taken seriously again.
Take a look at the video: