RIO DE JANEIRO – A bizarre video circulating on social media has ignited a new wave of speculation about alien life in Brazil. The shaky footage, posted to Instagram last week by hiker Sara Daleti, appears to show two slender humanoid figures standing atop a mountain on the island of Ilha do Mel off Brazil’s southern coast.
Daleti claims she spotted the mysterious 10-feet-tall beings while hiking with her family near Praia do Farol, a remote beach on the island’s northern tip. In an interview with Brazilian media, she insisted the beings could not have been human. “Reaching such a height is not possible,” she said, adding that the pair were rapidly moving their hands in a strange fashion yet remained stationary throughout her video.
While Daleti admits she never got close enough to make out any facial features, many wonder if the grainy shapes could be evidence of extraterrestrial visitors. The video has now gone viral on social media, racking up over 100,000 views on X as commenters passionately debate its authenticity.
Brazil has a long history of UFO sightings and alien conspiracy theories. Most infamous is the so-called Varginha Incident in 1996, when multiple witnesses reported an alien spacecraft crash and capture by military forces in the interior Brazilian city. To this day, the case remains shrouded in mystery.
Ilha do Mel, however, has no reputation as a hub of intergalactic activity – making Daleti’s video all the more shocking. The small island off Paraná State is better known for its pristine sandy beaches, lively village communities, and thriving ecotourism. This is the first alleged alien encounter in the island’s history.
Not everyone is convinced by the bizarre footage. Renowned UFO expert Nick Pope called for caution in interpreting the video, telling Metro News, “There is no concrete evidence that any genuinely anomalous event pertaining to UFOs and aliens has occurred. All we have is testimony about a fight among local youths and then what appears to be police responding.”
Many social media skeptics also point out the poor video quality, with some suggesting the figures could be hoaxes or scarecrows. “Why is it every time these alien videos come out, it looks like they were made on a BlackBerry phone from the early 2000s?” one X commenter remarked. “I won’t believe it until we get some HD close-up footage. The proof is still lacking.”
Debates continue to rage online. But with no further sightings reported from the island, the mysterious beings on the mountain remain an unsolved mystery. All can agree on one thing, however – the viral video has sparked global intrigue, and scientists and ufologists from around the world will be closely analyzing this footage for any clues it may hold. For now, the search for alien life goes on.