- The following text was provided by Trav Ward, along
with another scan of the image above. Thanks Trav!!
The main text and appendices were originally published in spanish under
the title UMMO: LA INCREIBLE VERDAD, Copyright 1985 by Sr. Antonio Ribera,
and printed by Plaza & James, S.A., Editors, Virgen de Guadalupe 21-33,
Esplugues de Llobregat (Barcelona), Spain, under ISBN 84-01-47201-6. The
first edition was printed in may 1985.The accident started in the 1950's
and was "Cult Active" still when I last checked in 1987.But some
problems did exist around the continuity of the case and it's members.
Strangely enough they claimed to have the science and technology to earth
of describing DNA,RNA chains prior to 1967 at the point of academic discovery.Very
enjoyable reading when I researched the core components in 1987.
- The umerous photos were taken june 1 1967 20:00
by Antonio San Antonio in San Jose de Valderas, Spain 50 witnesses were
present and landing marks were found
- Please Credit Wendelle Stevens,Ralph & Judy Blum
and FSR for their additional efforts.
Elaine Lucas submitted these excellent URLs featuring UMMO craft images.
- Several photos of the, alleged, saucer which show the
insignia on bottom.
- Photo URL... http://www.ciudadfutura.com/bitacora/ummo/ummo16.jpg
- The Photo series....
- SO.... what do
we have here, folks? Two styrofoam, oriental take-out containers glued
together and sent aloft with a little helium? UMMO craft? Mixed info coming
in on it being a great hoax or a great sighting. Opinions welcome!
- Dear Mr. Neff,
- I read with interest your article concerning the photographs
of the "Ummo" saucer. The UFO group Ground Saucer Watch subjected
one of the photos to computer enhancement and determined the saucer was
a model suspended from a string. The specific photo examined is the full-page
picture on the left side of the image you've identified as "Photo
submitted by Alan Farrow." I remember seeing the enhanced picture
on an episode of the PBS series "Nova" many years ago, and I
can verify the string was readily apparent.
- This case was particularly interesting because, as you
and others have mentioned, numerous witnesses and even some physical evidence
were claimed to support the sighting. Kind of makes one suspicious of the
supporting "evidence" offered in other cases as well, doesn't
it? (The Trinidad photos spring to mind as one example.) Other famous UFO
photos which GSW analysis has exposed as hoaxes include Rex Heflin's Santa
Ana highway photos, and the "Ohio barber's" photograph.
- I enjoy your site. Keep up the good work.
- Paul Corbo
More than 200 people replied to this hunt, all
with helpful hints or possessing the images in a variety of books, magazines
or knowledge of websites. Many interesting tidbits came too ... the insignia
is apparently Chinese for "King" (hmmm, maybe it IS two take-out
platters glued together!) .... it is also the symbol for Uranus. According
to seveal sites devoted the UMMO story, it is the symbol the UMMOs use
to describe themselves. If you've never read anything about the UMMO controversy,
it's worth a gander. VERY strange stuff surrounding what appears to be
hoaxed photos but disturbingly unexplainable UMMO knowledge distributed
throughout Spain and France for more than 30 years (see http://ummo.multimania.com/ummoen.htm
- Stereo Ummo?
- From: Tim Shell
- Just a little note about the UMMO saucer and photos.
- I'm always interested to see multiple saucer photos that
show foreground objects, because with a little effort these can sometimes
be turned into stereo pairs that can provide additional information about
the scene. In this case, because the photographer moved his camera slightly,
many of the photos in the UMMO sequence can be seen in 3-D. Two of the
UMMO craft photos in particular work to produce a pretty good stereo pair
which can be "free viewed" to see the 3-D effect (see attachment).
I've rearranged the photos to make them a bit easier to free view. If you
pick a point in the center of the two images, then cross your eyes until
a point of reference (the post, for instance) merges into one, central
image, you'll see a nice, 3-D view of the field. It may take a little practice
to see it, but once you can, you can enlarge the photo to better see the
effect and you can start to judge distances and sizes, also. Anyway, in
spite of the debunking, I find it curious that the saucer in the 3-D view
does seem to have some depth information to it. To me, it appears to be
a medium-sized object (size of a sedan, perhaps), approximately 100-125
yards distant from the photographer, just a bit further away than the first
small bush on the left. It also appears to have an interesting glow around
the top, although that might just be an artifact of the photos, which have
been reproduced so many times. It would be nice to get a clearer set, since
much better 3-D information could possibly be found.
- I should probably also say that it could be possible
to suspend a small object a short distance from the camera and then move
it slightly to fake a greater size and distance in the 3-D effect. But
it would be pretty difficult to get it just right, and if you weren't planning
on these photos to be seen in 3-D in the first place, it wouldn't occur
- Tim Shell
Thanks Tim. A very interesting experiment!
- Ummo Ala Jimi Hendrix?
Hello James Neff,
I've found your discussion of the Ummo photos interesting. There may be
a link to Jimi Hendrix if a lapel badge he wore in 1967 is anything to
go by. You can find the details on my website archive http://www.xdream.freeserve.co.uk/Archive/Archive.htm
by clicking on 'Jimi Hendrix.'
(Hopefully all the pictures will come up OK)