I was intrigued by the possible parallels between the "alien" beings
described in the Caponi Italy 1993 / Varginha Brazil 1996 cases and the
*amphibian *beings described in various mythologies, e.g.
1/ the "Nommos" of African tribe Dogon in Mali. The word Nommos is
derived from a Dogon word meaning, "to make one drink," The Nommos are
usually described as amphibious, hermaphroditic, fish-like creatures.
Folk art depictions of the Nommos show creatures with humanoid upper
torsos, legs/feet, and a fish-like lower torso and tail.
2/ the pre-Sharun cultures of modern day Iraq contacts with amphibious
being known as Oannes (ref: works of Berossus, a priest who was the
first person known to have collected those fertile crescent encounter
stories in his Babyloniaka, a history of Babylon).
A few days ago, I stumbled upon Youtube's clip of a (spanish
production?) documentary on greek TV about the Dogons, which
unfortunately was broadcast translated, rather than subtitled (which
tends to cause further distortion). In that documentary, there is info
about the Nommos, which e.g. describe the Nommos having red eyes, three
fingers and breathe through a place in (our) stomach area. See
Look at the Caponi story & pictures at
Notice the place the "tubes" go in is in the stomach area.
Notice things which suggest the Caponi-being desires water, as Caponi's
/"The being had always appeared with gauze around the legs, and
something similar to leather on its back, but this time it did not
wear its covering anymore, but appeared with two tubes on the thorax
that seemed to slightly move under its skin, like from air or liquid
pressure, or some fluid, I don't know, maybe for its respiration.
The small tubes both moved rhythmically. And an other important
thing: *I was convinced that the _body was wet, it drained water, it
dripped_*. But not much. From its head, water passed beside the eyes
like some sweat. I want to emphasize that that evening my sister had
also heard the noises, on the small terrace of our house, where my
father had *two drums in which he put water for watering the
flowers. We have thought that perhaps it had gone to bathe itself.
The drums were supposed to be full, but instead one was half empty.
Maybe during the night, it had "undressed", dipped in a drum*,
washed, and jumped from the terrace, producing the noise of a jump
in water that my sister heard." /
Also, apparently the Caponi being is wearing a jumpsuit and "helmet" in
all but the last photo. The only time when it's seen without its
"coveralls/jumpsuit" was on 20-Sep-1993 which was a _*rainy*_ night.
The Varginha case witnesses talk about "oily (wet/glistering?) brown
skin", "very small hands with three fingers", "huge veins running down
its neck" (perhaps the tubes seen in Caponi's photos?). There is a
different in the description of length of arms and legs, but the being
seen by the 3 girls at Varginha was seen in "kneeling" position (which
incidentally is also how Caponi's sketch depicts it).
American medical doctor Dr. Roger Leir traveled to Brazil in 2003 and
interviewed a Varginha doctor who said he examined one of the aliens.
The physician observed "reticulated skin," which though smooth, showed
the outlines of scales, as well as a "claw-like appendage," Leir
recounted (src: C2C interviews on 29-Aug-2004 and 22-May-2005). My
*Question: would this "claw-like appendage" be at the lower limb /
"thigh" area?* (see pic)
There are many Web pages on the Caponi and Varginha cases, I list
several sources in my UFO-occupants page at
Please feel free to forward/share/re-mix this to anyone.
Regards from Greece,
Sunday, October 7, 2007
I think this was in response to my post on the "blimp" or thumping UFO video I posted here from Venezuala. Intereting comments, and thanks to Dimitris for the info.