Superior Universal Lineage (Altamira Child Emasculations)

A Brazilian UFO cult notorious for the abduction and murder of young boys.


The Superior Universal Lineage was a Brazilian UFO cult that gained infamy in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The cult was led by Valentina De Andrade, who claimed to have received messages from extraterrestrial beings.

Background and Beliefs

Valentina De Andrade started preaching her new religious precepts in 1981, stating that God did not exist and Jesus was an alien messiah. She believed and convinced her followers that male children born after 1981 were embodiments of evil and needed to be exterminated as a payment to the extraterrestrial beings she claimed would save them. De Andrade’s teachings included the assertion that Jesus was an alien and the end of the world was imminent, with salvation available only to those who followed her instructions.

Crimes and Investigation

In 1989, the Superior Universal Lineage was implicated in heinous crimes involving the torture, mutilation, and castration of 19 boys between the ages of 8 and 14 in Altamira, Brazil. The group’s activities led to the disappearance of several children, with bodies later discovered showing signs of severe abuse and ritualistic violence. The manner of the crimes suggested the involvement of medical professionals. Wanderlei Pinheiro, a survivor, provided crucial testimony that implicated the cult in the abductions and murders. He described horrific acts of torture, rape, and mutilation.

Legal Proceedings and Aftermath

The investigation into the Superior Universal Lineage cult led to the arrest of several individuals, including two doctors, a wealthy businessman, a police officer, and Valentina De Andrade. However, De Andrade managed to escape prosecution for a time, presenting an alibi claiming she was not in the town when the murders occurred. Ultimately, the group’s principal members were charged with the murders of five children, with four prosecuted for the crimes. De Andrade was eventually arrested but continued to lead her followers.

Influence and Legacy

The case of the Superior Universal Lineage is notable for its blend of UFO-related beliefs and extreme criminal activity. It highlights the dangerous potential of charismatic cult leaders who can persuade followers to commit atrocious acts under the guise of religious or spiritual mandates. The horrific nature of the cult’s crimes had a profound impact on Brazilian society and continues to be remembered as one of the country’s most shocking and disturbing criminal cases.