A pair of strange deaths occurred in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1966. To this day, the deaths of two men found under what can only be described as unique circumstances, have yet to be explained.
It is unclear whether the death of these two middle aged men were self-induced or not. They were last seen buying water from a bar, and they seemed to be in a hurry. Three days later their bodies were discovered. The strange part about this case was the weird and strange items the dead bodies had on them. They had lead masks with no holes, much like the ones used to protect from radiation, an empty water bottle, two towels, and a notebook. The notebook confused the case even further. It contained a few notes in Portuguese. Translated, they read: “16:30 be at agreed place, 18:30 swallow capsules, after effect protect metals wait for mask signal.” They had left town saying they were going to buy a car but the car money was not found on the bodies.
They had on suits which indicated they were meeting someone. The masks of course suggested they were expecting radiation. The area they were found at was famous for UFO sightings and we all know what the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy does say about towels, but I’m sure they were also expecting moisture.
The biggest mystery is the notes. Who were they meeting? Why? Was Vintem Hill the actual spot they were meeting? The notes suggested they took the pills but the toxicology came up clean. What did they mean by “protect the metals”? Where they waiting for radioactive material or an intergallactic ride? Either way, why did they end up dead?