In February of 1978 a man known only as Julio F packed up his car, his dog and his .22 rifle and headed out into the woods to hunt for hare. Almost immediately, everything got weird. From the start, he took a direction he never intended to. He stopped at a “wayside bar” that wasn’t normally opened this early for breakfast and was directed to a hunting site by the strange man that ran Hostal 113. The last thing Julio F remembered was speeding toward his destination.

Not long after, Julio’s brother, Manuel, would catch a presentation by José Luis Jordán Peña, a man who became synonymous for devising one of the greatest hoaxes of all time, the UMMO affair. While we only briefly touch upon this great hoax, Julio F’s story becomes wrapped up into the world of UMMO, leaving you with question surrounding his story, and whether he experienced something extraordinary, or was a victim at the hands of Jordán Peña.

This week I’m joined by Willow Truman of the Nonsense Bizarre podcast to discuss aliens that look like Megamind, Argentinian music, “Pine Smell,” and the lives that Jordán Peña ruined. (the Nonsense Bizarre‘s episode about UMMO is finally out and can be found here)


“The Soria Abduction: Or – The Hunter Hunted. Part 1” by Antonio Ribera Flying Saucer Review 1985 V 30 N 3

“The Soria Abduction: Part 2” by Antonio Ribera Flying Saucer Review 1985 V 30 N 4

“The Soria Abduction: Part 3 (Conclusion)” by Antonio Ribera Flying Saucer Review 1985 V 30 N 5

UMMO: the great UFO fraud forged in Spain Committee for the Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena

Julio F. Story of a Ufological Fraud El Ojo Crítico

UMMO AT BAY: Jose Luis Jordan Peña Discusses the Greatest UFO Hoax of the 20th Century Inexplicata

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Rob Kristoffersen is an amateur UFO researcher from the Adirondacks of Northern New York. He is the host of the podcast, Our Strange Skies: UFOs Throughout History.