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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.


Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Coming apparently from a recent magazine, short ufological reports say that in May 1939, some residents of the agricultural zone of Horcajada in Spain saw the arrival of a two meters tall humanoid with legs of metallic appearance, wearing a uniform with a belt with brilliant buckle, resembling a soldier, moving above the fields by strange and awkward jumps, emitting flashes of light.

One Adelaida Rubio apparently stated that the appearances of the entity were always preceded by a powerful luminous flash, and described it as "a strange soldier", moving awkwardly with large steps.

This "steel soldier" was allegedly also seen in the localities of Cambroncino and Carabusino.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000953
Date of event: May 1939
Earliest report of event: 2002?
Delay of report: Decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Sensationalist magazine?
First certain record by: Ufology bulletin Inexplicata.
First alleged record type: Sensationalist magazine?
First certain record type: Ufology bulletin.
This file created on: August 11, 2009
This file last updated on: August 11, 2009
Country of event: Spain
State/Department: Avila
Type of location: Country, fields.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: Not reported. Several.
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1 or more
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: 2.0 meters
Entities outfit type: Uniform, belt with shining buckle.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
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: None reported.
Entities actions: Walked in the fields.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or invention.
Explanation certainty: Medium.



In May 1939, some residents of the Horcajada farmstead were startled by the unexpected arrival of a humanoid entity with metal legs, who was seen on a number of occasions. One of the witnesses, Adelaida Rubio, claims that the entity, whose appearances were always prefaced by a powerful flash, had the aspect of a "strange soldier", moving clumsily along with large strides.


Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Horcajada, Spain, in May 1939, at an unknown time, several locals including, Adelaida Rubio encountered a humanoid figure wearing a uniform that appeared to have metallic "legs." It emitted bright flashes of light and it moved over fields using strange jumps and clumsy bounding movements. According to some in the area it somehow resembled a "soldier."

The source is indicated as "Mundo Misterioso".

[Ref. ar1:] SITE WEB "LO OCULTO":

The website indicates that at dates of May 1939, the residents of Horcajada (Cáceres), like Adelaida Rubio, saw a being of more than two meters in height, metallic, with a shining belt and buckle, who walked awkwardly and with great steps. The being, called a "steel soldier" , was also seen in the localities of Cambroncino and Carabusino.

Points to consider:

The case is certainly strange, but I do not know if the source "Mundo Misterioso" is a reliable one or not.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 11, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available, not dated, not correctly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe August 11, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Story of unknown reliability. Help needed. Opened.


Extraterrestrial visitors or invention.

Sources references:

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

Document history:


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

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross August 11, 2009 Creation, [jg1], [ar1], [lo1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 11, 2009 First published.

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