Weighing all the facts, we conclude that the pictures appear to be authentic. They definitely are one of the potentially most significant series of UFO photographs on record
"One of the most highly celebrated and controversial series of photos in the Blue Book files are those taken by an official photographer aboard the Brazilian Navy survey ship, Almirante Saldanha, off Trindade Island, some 600 miles east of Rio De Janeiro. R
The photographs of a UFO over Trindade Island, on January 16, 1958, are considered a landmark in Ufology worldwide and a very strong evidence of extraterrestrial life existence. However, they still arouse controversy and new criticism. R
It was the beginning of the International Geophysical Year of 1958, and on January 16, upon an invitation by the Brazilian Navy, Almiro Barauna joined the crew of training ship Almirante Saldanha on its way to explore Trindade Island, on the coast of Espirito Santo, a state in the Southeast of Brazil. R
Summary of the Trinidade Island case from UFOs at Close Sight. R
On January 16, 1958, while a Brazilian Navy ship known as the Almirante Saldanha sat anchored off the south coast of Trindade, a small rocky island located in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, it seems that a most remarkable event transpired. R
Overview, summary of the Trinidade Island photographic UFO case, from 'The Encyclopedia of UFOs' by Ronald Story. R
Brief overview and summary of the Trinidade Island Case R
Contains a large reprint of one of the photos from the Trinidade Island case.
Twenty-five years ago a series of photographs of a UFO were taken from onboard a Brazilian Navy vessel, a sailing ship, then engaged in scientific work. Both the UFO and the taking of the pictures were witnessed by 47 crew members, who vouched for both. These photographs have stood the test of time, and have appeared in many books and articles about UFOs over this past quarter-century.
Trindade, a small rocky island in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean 600 miles off the coast of Bahia, Brazil, was the site of one of the most impressive photographic cases in UFO history.
Brief summary of the case, from UFO Area, includes photographs.
An overview of the Trindade Island photographic case, as presented in the "Case Histories" section of the "UFO Briefing Document: Best Available Evidence." R
Brief overview and photographs of the Trinidade Island UFO case.
In-depth collection of articles, documents, and analysis of the Trinidade Island case and photographs. Trindade, a small rocky island in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean 600 miles off the coast of Bahia, Brazil, was the site of one of the most impressive photographic cases in UFO history
In-depth collection of documents and articles on the Trinidade Island case, from the NICAP website. "The Trindade Island case provides us with some of the best photos ever taken, of what many have referred to as, a "flying saucer"."
In-depth collection information and documents on the Tridinade Island photographic case of 1958.