Recognized as the grande dame of South American ufologists, Irene Granchi had been involved with UFOs for over 50 years and had been studying them intensively for over 30 years. UFOs and Abductions in Brazil is a milestone of UFO research. The author offers a plethora of case histories, the great majority of which she had researched herself.
Brazil has been a hotbed of UFO incidents since the 1950s and this work serves as both a personal memoir and a scientifically-directed account of the happenings that have occurred there. Irene Granchi has researched the sightings, the reports of landings, the abductions and cloning cases, and has come to the conclusion that many ET visitors are quite likely three dimensional beings but does not rule out the possibility that some are interdimensional. Wether she is exploring the case of General H. B., who is abducted from his automobile, or analyzing the amazing case of Onilson Pattero, who watched his own clone in action, we can always be sure with her of watching a careful, detailed, objective method being brought to bare on the subject matter at hand.
Irene Granchi had an English upbringing, studied and lived in Milan and, soon after marrying, immigrated to Brazil in 1938. For years she taught at the English Culture Center in Rio de Janeiro. She became a naturalized Brazilian citizen and mother of three grown children. Long involved in UFO research, she was former editor of the magazine OVNI Documento, and president and founder of CISNE (Center of Investigations on the Nature of Extraterrestrials) with headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. She spent her time researching, writing and speaking at various national and international UFO symposia. Irene Granchi passed away in Rio de Janeiro in 2010 at the age of 97.