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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:

In June 1966, civil servants of the National Health Service in Serena in Chile were sent to Los Morros, a locality at 160 kilometers from there and at 1500 meters of altitude, in the Atacama. One night, two of the civil servants, Manual Munoz Carvajal and Luis Astudillo Marin, had gone to the village of Incahuasi for a medical urgency, and were on the return trip under a clear cloudless night, with a full moon.

Whereas their van went up by a zone of turns, in steep slope, near Tres Cruces, having left the lower foggy zone, they saw a ball of fire pass in front of them going from the mountain towards the sea, from their left towards their right, that one of them estimated to be at 50 meters while the other thought that it must have been a shooting star. Its light then turned off.

Continuing their rise, one kilometer further, they again saw a light flying together with them before them, that one of the men initially thought being a truck. It emitted a strong noise, was of big size and strong luminosity, with six protuberances at its periphery. One of the witnesses described it as some sort of craft, in the shape of a nut. It projected rays, a brilliant orange or yellow light, changing every half-minute. It had two long cables, like antennas, at the top. The thing had approached the ground, and they were near enough so that the light illuminated the van.

The two men stated that at the under part of the craft, there was some sort of cabin, inside which the helmeted and motionless heads of three occupants were visible.

Arriving at Los Morros, they awoke their colleagues, and five of the twenty colleagues did see the thing which followed them in the air, without the protuberances, now flying up at high speed.

Seven months later, Dr. Darwin Arriagada proposed to hypnotize the two civil servants, and they have agreed. Under hypnosis, Manuel Muñoz Carvajal added that he had been unable to sleep that night and dreamt that green men, 1 to 1.20 meters tall, had left the disc and had walked. He described them as having a very large head with a round face, large round eyes, half-bulging, a broad neck, a broad chest, and a narrow belt. The legs were thin, appearing to have no knees.

Luis Astudillo Marin did not make this dream; it is specified that he had seen the three heads in the cabin of the craft.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000402
Date of event: June 1966
Earliest report of event:
Delay of report: Months, 2 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology magazine FSR.
First certain record by: Ufology article.
First alleged record type: Ufology magazine.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: December 18, 2007
This file last updated on: December 18, 2007
Country of event: Chile
State/Department: Atacama
Type of location: Mountain road.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 2
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adults.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Civil servants.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 3
Type of entities: Only head seen.
Entities height: Not visible.
Entities outfit type: Not visible, helmets on the head.
Entities outfit color: Not visible.
Entities skin color: Not reported or not visible.
Entities body: Not visible.
Entities head: Helmeted.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported or not visible.
Entities nose: Not reported or not visible.
Entities feet: Not visible.
Entities arms: Not visible.
Entities fingers: Not visible.
Entities fingers number: Not visible.
Entities hair: Not visible.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Are in UFO.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, alerted other witnesses.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors.
Explanation certainty: Medium.



In June 1966, civil servants of the S.N.S. of Serena were sent to Los Morros, a locality at 160 km from Serena and 1500 meters of altitude. One night, two of the civil servants, Astudillo and Muñoz, went to the village of Incahuasi for a medical urgency. They were on the return trip by a clear night with a full moon and without cloud. Whereas the van went up through a zone of turns of the road, having left the lower fog zone, they saw a motionless ball of fire at a few meters. It emitted a strong luminosity and was of a big size, with six protuberances at its periphery. Whereas they started to drive again the UFO moved on with them, in front of them. While arriving at Los Morros and awaking their companions, the latter could see with object which followed them in the air, without the protuberances. Its flight was ascending and at high speed.

Seven months passed, and Dr. Darwin Arriagada proposed to hypnotize civil servants Astudillo and Muñoz, who accepted.

Under hypnosis, Manuel Muñoz Carvajal described:

"There was a very thick fog. We arrive at Tres Cruces. We start to climb the slope of that way. When we arrived at the top, the fog dissipated and we saw a ball of fire cross us. It was like these pellets which one puts in wafers, but large. It crossed from left to the right, namely, from the mountain to the sea. It did that within fifty meters in front of us and turned off. My companion said it was a shooting star. I said that it could not be that, It was like a projection of light which turned off. We continue to go up and arrive towards a light, higher; my companion told me that it was a truck. I answered him that it wasn't; it made a very loud noise. We stopped the van and went down. I was alarmed. It was a large ball, it shone a lot and started to flicker. It was very close to the ground. We go up in the van and continue to advance, I was frightened, it was not a sphere. It approached us; the light which came from this ball illuminated the hood of the van. We still advance a thousand meters and this craft followed us at the same distance. Five from the twenty of us saw it. It was like a nut, it projected rays, a brilliant and then strong and orange light, of a yellow color; and it had two long cables like antennas, which came out by its top. There were changes of lights every half-minute. Under this thing, one noticed like a cabin, there were three motionless heads... I could not sleep. I dreamed that men wwalked by, who came from the disc. They were green with a round face, large round eyes, half protruding. They were one meter, one meter twenty tall. A very large, round head and a thick neck. They had a broad chest and a narrow belt. The legs were thin, appearing not to have knees."

The other contactee, Luis Astudillo Marin, detailed under hypnosis:

"Then this capsule, I do not know how to give it a correct name, came down a little and one noticed behind the brightness a species of cabin and one saw three heads with helmets."

He did not see these beings out of the vessel, that his companion thinks of having seen in dreams, but both saw the three members of the crew when they were in the fuselage of the ship.


Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Mt. Incahuasi, Chile, on June 1967, at night, main witness Manuel Munoz Carvajal, a chauffeur who had become sick because of the altitude was returning from a drive when a ball of fire flew by the car. Moments later a light that appeared to be from a truck approached, it shone a brilliant beam on the witness and his companions hurting their eyes. Soon they passed under a disc shaped object with resembled a walnut, with lights and antennas. A loud noise could be heard. The object followed the vehicle for some time. Later under hypnosis Mr. Carvajal was able to recall more details of the event. He remembered getting out of the van and approaching the object, then found himself unable to move and apparently fell asleep. In a dream like state he saw two men come out of the object, then woke up again inside the car, while the beings walked around outside. The humanoids were described as having large heads, large protuberant eyes, round faces, and pointed dog-like ears. They were short and their skin was green. They had broad chests and narrow waists with thin, knee-less legs. Their clothing was skin-tight and one of the beings seemed to be the leader. The witness felt telepathic communication from the humanoids. The next day he reportedly saw two of the beings at the same location on the road.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is FSR Vol. 14 #4.

Points to consider:

I do suspect that the case could be seen as an "alien abduction" which would be "revealed by hypnosis", but it is rather advisable to make the clear distinction between the two parts, of a different nature, of the case. There is an actual description of something like a craft with three occupants inside, whose helmeted heads are seen by the two witnesses in normal state of consciousness on the one hand, and on the other, elements who significantly appear only from one of the two witnesses, following hypnosis, and he does specify that they are elements of a dream. In the conscious episode, there is no indication of the least loss of consciousness, no "missing time", no landing of the occupants, no contact. This time as in much of the other such cases, the use of hypnosis did not bring up reliable information, only invalid additional elements that blur the case, elements coming from a dream of the witness; which obviously could be caused by the impact of the real experience.

The conscious part of the case nevertheless remains of high interest, and it is thus unfortunate that the available sources seem rather fragmentary - it can be understood that a much more complete report could have existed.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe December 18, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.


Extraterrestrial visitors.

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 December 18, 2007 Creation, [ip1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 18, 2007 First published.

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