Besides to be a priest, he was a Physicist too and, in Porto Alegre (RS), he invented an engine that he named “Bioelectrographic Machine”. He did take some hundreds of photos and named the halo around the human body as “Perianto”. He researched on this subject during 8 (eight) years, until 1912, when he was obliged by Catholic Church to stop those researches.
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What Father Landell de Moura Used to Do in His Spare Time
Marcelo S. Alencar, Thiago T. Alencar and Waslon T. A. Lopes
Federal University of Campina Grande, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil