Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Creator of the UMMO Hoax Passes Away in Spain

Spain's El Ojo Crítico informs us that Jose Luis Jordán Peña, the architect of the notorious UMMO hoax of the '60s and '70s, has passed away in Madrid. Jordán Peña was also responsible for the creation of a lesser known fraud - Pyrophos - with even darker overtones.

When asked if he regretted started the UMMO hoax, he had this to say:

"I do not regret having started it. I regret having made the truth known. Let's see. You have some kids. And you give the kids presents for Three Kings Day, or from Santa Claus if you're in North America. What a delight it is to see the joy of those children who believe in Santa Claus or the Three Kings! Now imagine that an older kid comes along - a jerk, because you'd have to be one - who tells them: "Don't believe it! It's your parents who give you presents! There are no Three Kings or Santa Claus!" It's downright brutal, isn't it?"

His death brings an end to one of the most controversial episodes in ufology.