J. Gevaerd, 44, father of three children, was born in 1962
in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. He received
a B.S. in Chemistry and taught at the high school level
before becoming involved full-time in UFO-related endeavors.
Chemistry was his first passion
and he became a teacher of it at the age of 14.
By that time, he was already pursuing the mysteries involved
in the UFO Phenomena and was a devoted investigator of flying
saucers, sightings and alien contact with humans. He started
lecturing about UFOs in 1978. In 1985, at the age of 23,
he decided to quit his career as a Chemistry teacher to
devote full time to UFO research.
J. is the founder and editor of the 22-year-old Brazilian
UFO Magazine, the only one existing in his
country, and the longest lasting magazine about Ufology
in the world today. Brazilian
UFO Magazine has now two companions, UFO
Special and UFO Documental.
All three magazines are monthly
and are distributed in Brazil and Portugal with a circulation
of 44,000 issues. A. J. is also the founder
and director of the Brazilian
Center for Flying Saucer Research (CBPDV),
the largest organization in South America, with over 3,300
he began his activities as a field investigator in the
field of UFology over the last 30 years, A. J. Gevaerd
has personally investigated
over 3000 cases. For the past 22 years, he
is the only UFO researcher in Brazil exclusively dedicated
to the UFO Phenomenon investigation in a professional
manner as the editor of his magazines. He leads a team
of over 300 experts in the subject that are members of
the Brazilian UFO Magazines
editorial board. As a national and international speaker,
A. J. has lectured over 3,000 times in dozens of cities
in his country and conducted investigations and lectures
in 39 other countries around the world.
1983, he was appointed by Dr.
J. Allen Hynek to be the representative
of the Center
for UFO Studies (CUFOS)
in Brazil. He is presently one of the international directors
of the Annual International UFO Congress in Laughlin,
and Brazilian director for both Mutual
UFO Network (MUFON)
and Skywatch International.
A. J. is the creator of the campaign UFOs:
Freedom of Information Now and head of the
Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers, that was recently
received by the nations military and has examined
secret UFO documents for the very first time in Brazil,
in the most recent official UFO disclosure to the World.
J. Gevaerd has been regularly interviewed by national
and foreign radio talk shows, including Whitley Striebers
Knapps Strange Days Indeed,
George Noory and Art Bells Coast
To Coast AM, and Jeff Renses Sightings
program. He has also served as a consultant
for many TV documentaries produced in Brazil, especially
by the largest TV network Globo, and in several other
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