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URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog

URECAT is a formal catalog of UFO related entities sightings reports with the goal of providing quality information for accurate studies of the topic. Additional information, corrections and reviews are welcome at patrick.gross@inbox.com, please state if you wish to be credited for your contribution or not. The main page of the URECAT catalog is here.

WINTER 1978, SEVILLA, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN, ANTONIA ARANDA:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A report says that Antonia Aranda, 56-year-old, administrative auxiliary and native of Sevilla, had in the winter of 1978 an experience "in this zone gray between the dream and the awakening, known as a twilight state".

She told without hiding her anguish that she was sleeping and was awaked by a strong noise of breathing:

"When I opened my eyes I saw a two-meter-tall being, in black clothes and who had on the head [something] slightly similar to a diving-suit (...) Still half alseep, I noticed a very cold and unpleasant breath which arrived on my face. Opening the eyes again I see a metal, luminous ball, floating on me, which threw this breath at me... A second being approached my bed then and he said to me: 'I regenerate you...!' Then I remained again deeply asleep..."

During all this time, she had her members paralysed, her attempts to move were unfruitful.

Following "this quasi-oniric experience", she reportedly had other abnormal episodes, from premonitory dreams to - undesribed - UFOs observations and even two new encounters with the same "being" in diving-suit. But what perhaps most affected was her negative reactions to the electric appliances; which prevented her from carrying out a normal life. Passing in front of a television set, a washing machine or a photocopier, or close to a mobile phone, causes giddinesses, pain in the throat, thoracic pressure to her.

She saw a good number of doctors, she was subjected to neurological examinations and personality tests, but until now, unless she suffers from a certain psychopathology, there no was explanatory response and even less a solution to this annoying problem.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001119
Date of event: Winter 1978
Earliest report of event: 2007?
Delay of report: Day, decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Investigator on religious and paranormal experiences.
First certain record by: UFO/paranormal website.
First alleged record type: Investigator on religious and paranormal experiences.
First certain record type: UFO/paranormal website.
This file created on: May 18, 2010
This file last updated on: May 18, 2010
Country of event: Spain
State/Department: Andalucia
Type of location: In bed.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 56?
Witnesses types: Not reported. Woman, city employee.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: 2.0 meters
Entities outfit type: Clothes, and diver's helmet.
Entities outfit color: Black.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Two, large, black.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: Yes.
Entities actions: Are in bedroom, say "I regenerate you".
Entities/witness interactions: Are in bedroom, say "I regenerate you".
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probable hypnagogic hallucination.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ui1:] "EL UMBRAL INEXPLORADO" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that Mrs. Antonia Aranda, 56-year-old, is an administrative auxiliary and native of Sevilla. In the winter of 1978 she had an experience "in this zone gray between the dream and the awakening, known as a twilight state".

She told without hiding her anguish that she was sleeping and was awaked by a strong noise of breathing. She told:

"When I opened my eyes I saw a two-meter-tall being, in black clothes and who had on the head [something] slightly similar to a diving-suit (...) Still half alseep, I noticed a very cold and unpleasant breath which arrived on my face. Opening the eyes again I see a metal, luminous ball, floating on me, which threw this breath at me... A second being approached my bed then and he said to me: 'I regenerate you...!' Then I remained again deeply asleep..."

During all this time, she had her members paralysed, her attempts to move were unfruitful.

Following "this quasi-oniric experience", the protagonist had other abnormal episodes, from premonitory dreams to UFOs observations. She even had two new encounters with the same "being" in diving-suit. But what perhaps most affected was her negative reactions to the electric apparatuses which prevented her from carrying out a normal life. Passing in front of a television set, a washing machine or a photocopier, or close to a mobile phone, causes awkward psychophysiologic upheavals to her, giddinesses, pain in the throat, thoracic perssure. She saw a good number of doctors, she was subjected to neurological examinations and personality tests, but until now, unless she suffers from a certain psychopathology, there no was explanatory response and even less a solution to this annoying problem.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Sevilla, Spain, on Winter 1978, at night, Antonia Aranda was suddenly awakened taking deep breaths of air. Opening her eyes she saw a 2-meter tall humanoid figure, wearing black and a helmet that covered its head standing before her. She felt a very cold and uncomfortable air that hit her face. She went back to sleep briefly and then opened her eyes again to see a metallic luminous sphere floating on top of her, the cold air apparently originated from the sphere. Seconds later the tall humanoid approached her and told her that he was "regenerating" her. Soon she fell sleep again. Soon after the incident the witness had additional anomalous experiences, including UFO sightings and more encounters with the black clad being. Electrical appliances did malfunctioned when she was around.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Moises Garrido Vazquez."

Points to consider:

The story shows the features of a typical hypnagogic hallucination. The starting event for the episode is probably the noise and the cold air on her face - something not that unusual in winter.

I provide a few references among dozens about the topic of hypnagogic hallucination and sleep paralysis:

About the problems with the electric apparatuses, I first note that whereas the most original source says that it is the person who feels bad in the presence of electric appliances, this was distorted in [ar1] into apparatuses failures in the presence of the person, something which would be obviously less explanable.

The electrosensitivity of some people is something known since it is reported by many people without UFOs or aliens involved. Some are simply very strongly inconvenienced by electromagnetic fields, and medicine indeed does not have a solution to date. There is however nothing particularly mysterious in one electro-sensitive person also exepriencing one or more hypnagogic hallucinations or - undescribed - "UFO sightings".

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe May 18, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and incorrectly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe May 18, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross The possibility of hypnagogic hallucination does not seem to have been considered. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe May 18, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No information on witness psychology, may be prone to fantasy. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probable hypnagogic hallucination.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross May 18, 2010 Creation, [ui1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross May 18, 2010 First published.

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