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May 11, 2018

The Lead Masks of Vintem Hill

Mysterious deaths that led to few leads beyond some lead.

Questions, enigmas, and mystery are in high order when investigating the lead masks of Vintem Hill. When two men were found dead with weird masks on a Brazilian hill in 1966, everything from murder to UFOs was put forth to explain the lead masks of Vintem Hill. Flora takes you through the case from the discovery of the bodies to the reports connected to them over the years. What could have happened to Miguel Viana and Manuel da Cruz in the suburb of Niteroi, Brazil? Why did they have little lead masks with them? The mystery only deepened when reports came out of UFO activity around the time and place the men were supposedly at before their deaths. Get out your sleuthing stuff and brush up on your Portuguese, this is one hot cold case!

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