Bruno Borges, Alien-Obsessed Psychology Student, Disappears in Brazil

It’s like something straight out of a science fiction movie. Bruno Borges – a psychology student and UFO enthusiast – disappeared without a trace last week. He did, however, leave behind several notebooks full of coded writing, and walls covered in strange codes and symbols.

According to his family, Borges had an obsession with aliens and Illuminati. A giant statue of Giordano Bruno – a 16th century philosopher who posited the idea of alien life – stands in Borges’ bedroom. And a self-portrait of Borges with an alien hangs on the wall. Before he left the family home on March 27, Borges was apparently working on a series of books that he told his family would “change humanity in a good way.”

When he disappeared, his family found these notebooks in his room, all written in code and labeled with giant Roman numerals.

According to Borges’ sister, Gabriela, the 24-year-old Brazilian had locked himself in his room for a month while his parents were away on vacation. Gabriela was initially worried, but eventually realized Borges was just working on his secret codified notebooks and felt that he was okay. According to Gabriela: “He has a project, which is the publication of these 14 books. I think he had to do it that way.” It’s unclear just what Gabriela’s comment refers to, however.

Borges was last seen leaving his family’s home in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil on March 27. According to his family, he had no money. When his son didn’t return, Borges’ father reported the disappearance.

So Where Did Bruno Borges Go?

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Needless to say, the internet has an almost endless supply of theories for just what happened to Bruno Borges. And the explanations range from schizophrenia to – of course – an alien abduction. One reader pointed out that schizophrenia usually develops around age 24 – which happens to be Borges’ current age. But it doesn’t take much of an imagination to come up with a more exciting theory; and just about every theory you can imagine is currently circulating.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department of Brazil says they are considering all possible explanations as they investigate the strange disappearance.