José Higgins was one of a group of surveyors who witnessed a disc-shaped craft land near them.
(The UFO Encyclopaedia, Spencer)
On 23 July 1947 José Higgins was one of a group of [surveyors] who witnessed the landing of a 150-foot-wide grey-white flying saucer at Baurú in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Higgins was left alone when the other workmen fled the area and he was confronted by three entities about seven feet (213 cm) tall wearing inflated transparent suits and carrying boxes on their backs. Their clothing, visible through the suits, appeared to be made of brightly coloured paper. All the entities had large rounded bald heads, huge eyes, no eyebrows and long legs. Oddly, Higgins found them beautiful.
They seemed to be trying to lure him into the saucer but he eluded them. He hid in some bushes and then, amazingly, watched them appear to play. They spent half an hour leaping and jumping and tossing huge stones. Eventually they re-entered the craft and it vanished towards the north. At one point they had drawn what Higgins took to be a map of the solar system which seemed to indicate that they had come from Uranus.
Of particular interest was the distinct rim around the edge of the flying saucer which gave it a “Saturn-shape” (see the Trindade Island photographs).