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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.

1978-1980, SPAIN, SOMEONE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Spanish ufologist Ignacio Darnaude published a rather confused message he apparently received, from someone saying that there was an individual in his vicinity suspected to come from "planet Ummo", a tall thin blonde-haired man, ham radio, talking in a metallic voice about phillosophy and science, who allegedly explained some scientific facts that were only discovered later.

The messenger says he has photographs of this "Ummite", that he is trying to locate him and would be in touch about it.

This of course belongs to the lore of the famous "Ummo" hoax, initiated in Spain by Jordan Pena, who sent hundreds of letters to the credulous, supposedly written by aliens looking just like us who landed on earth and were secretly studying the human society.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001228
Date of event: 1978
Earliest report of event: 2010?
Delay of report: Years, decades?
Witness reported via: Letter or message to ufologist.
First alleged record by: N/A.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Darnaude.
First alleged record type: N/A.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: November 14, 2011
This file last updated on: November 14, 2011
Country of event: Spain
State/Department: Not reported.
Type of location: City.
Lighting conditions: Not relevant.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1, deuxième main.
Witnesses ages: Adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): Claimed, not shown.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Tall
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
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: Blonde hairset.
Entities voice: Metallic.
Entities actions: Lives around humans in city.
Entities/witness interactions: Discusses philosophy and science.
Witness(es) reactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Man from planet Ummo.
Explanation category: Invention or delusion.
Explanation certainty: High.



N 3.845). -- I have just stumbled upon new leads with somebody of my vicinity about whom I already talked to you, a rare individual who about 1978-80 was supposed to be a ummite, a blonde haired guy, tall and thin, and also evasive and enigmatic, with a metallic voice as if it resounded in a box, and who impressed people by his familiarity with various rites and philosophies. Although I does not remember him personally, I lived at that time in the same street, and generally had drinks in a nearby bar with one to my good friends. I keep photographs of the supposed UMMO planet resident a girl whom I know but that I do not see for a long time any more because I married and I believe that he now resides in the Harbor of Santa Maria. This former neighbor was apparently fully knowledgeable of the causes of mysterious things which later became new scientific discoveries. I know about his profession, where he worked, and also that he frequently expressed himself on the radio because he was a member of the National Union of Radio Hams (U.R.A.).

I am busy tracking him. I will keep you informed of any result.

Points to consider:

"Ummo" is a quite successful hoax initiated by Jordan Pena in Spain. Pena sent letters to credulous people supposedly written by aliens from a planet called "Ummo". The letters contained pseudo-scientific nonsense, a totalitarian morals with strong sexual obsessions, and told about the arrival on Earth of Ummites explorers, whom hid among the population, thanks to their looks which were - how convenient - the same as ours.

Dangerous sects like "Edelweiss", or "the Friends of the Brothers from Ummo" used th hoax initiated by Pena. Hoaxsters, both men and women, appeared in major Spanish cities like La coruna and Granada, but also in France and Argentina. In 1993 for example, Trinidad Pastrana admitted to have played the role of "Marisol", so-called contact of Ummites and recipient of their letters. In the south of France, a woman claiming to come from the Ummo planet was often seen in ufology meetings.

Many dubious characters used the Ummo myth to pass as Ummites - the best for that was to be tall and blonde and to utter with a monotonous voice pseudophilosophical and pseudoscientific remarks, and to target the credulous who believed in the nonsense of the Ummo letters. Some did that to seduce credulous women, others just to make themselves interesting, others were swindlers. One of the secret service in Franco's Spain, the SECED, also infiltrated this small world. All that involved penal affairs, financial ruins, group suicides.

Ignacio Darnaude is one of the Spanish ufologists who believed in the Ummites lore; he spent years compiling a "Ummocat" catalogue collecting cases of so-called close encounters of the third kind with these "Ummites".

This story is one of them. It seems here that Darnaude quoted a letter or message that one of his friends had sent him.

As often in Ummo lore, this is the story of the men who heard from a man about a man who heard about a man. From a serious ufology point of view, it is just unusable hearsay. There are no specifis, no names, no places, no dates, nothing that could ever be checked.

More about Ummo here.

List of issues:

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Invention or delusion.

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

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0.1 Patrick Gross November 14, 2011 Creation, [id1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 14, 2011 First published.

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