Encounters of the Unknown—Alternate Perceptions Magazine, August 2015
The remarkable story of the Cuban winged humanoid
(and a summary of other peculiar entity reports from Cuba)
by: Albert S. Rosales
Date: September 14 1952
At a local farm called “Dolores,” a farm worker named Caridad Martinez reported seeing a strange winged humanoid descend from the sky and land on a plot of land near where she was working. The strange winged figure approached Martinez and communicated with her in a strange language, which she could not understand. According to her, the only word she was able to make out was “Tierra” (Earth). The strange humanoid was carrying in both hands a luminous object which apparently emitted a strange gaseous substance that made Martinez very dizzy and almost semi-conscious. She further described the stranger as having yellowish skin, a round face, and being very tall in stature (over 7 feet). The humanoid had a silvery disc-shaped plate which appeared to be attached to the stomach area. The most bizarre feature of the encounter was the huge pair of wings which the humanoid had attached to its shoulders that hung down to the area of its waist. Using these same wings the strange creature rose back up into the sky and disappeared from sight.
Source: Orestes Girbau Collado, Cuba Type: E
Translation by Albert S Rosales
Editors Note: Intrigued by this Cuban birdman report, I inquired of Albert if he had any more from that region and time period. While he didn’t have any more that corresponded to that particular time period, he did however come up with several more remarkable sounding Cuban birdman sightings that were reported during other years. In addition, he provided other entity reports that were very intriguing as well.
They are as follows:
Location. Playa (formerly Marianao), La Habana, Cuba
Date: February 1996 Time: midnight
A man had gone out to his balcony to perform some Yoga exercises when he reported seeing a winged man-like figure with shiny eyes gliding silently overhead. The strange creature slowly disappeared into the distance. There were possibly other witnesses to the flying creature.
Source: Document “200 meses Detras de los Ovnis” also confirmation of event from Cuban Ufologist Hugo Parrado Francos Type: E
Location. Caibarien, Las Villas, Cuba
Date: December 21 1993 Time: evening
Several local anglers had gone to one of the offshore keys apparently involved in black market fishing operations. While there the men noticed a very strong light coming from over some nearby dunes. Some of the men went to investigate and reported seeing a hovering disc-shaped object next to several ‘winged humanoids’ moving about. The entities apparently saw the men but completely ignored them. Afraid the group immediately left the area, and soon observed the arrival of several Cuban Coast Guard units to the area. Around the same time there were many other reports of anomalous events in both Las Villas and Matanzas provinces. Another report very similar to this event alleges that several elderly vacationers had been taken on an excursion to one of the cays when they also saw a hovering disc accompanied by several winged ‘men’.
Source: Hugo Parrado Francos
Location. Near Camajuani, Santa Clara , Cuba
Date: March 3 1952 Time: 11:00 a.m.
Juan Gonzalez was on his way to visit his girlfriend and to buy some plantains when suddenly he was covered in a bright light that seemed to pull him up into the sky. He tried to resist but he kept rising up into the sky. All he could see above him was a very bright light, nothing else. Moments later he found himself in a very large and clean room, which was lit up by bright blue lights. Gonzalez remained suspended in mid-air. He then heard a door shut behind him and assumed it was the same one he used to enter the room. Very afraid, he thought he was going to die. Suddenly his clothing and shoes were removed by unseen hands. Ashamed of being totally naked he tried to cover himself but could not move his hands. He then heard some voices that seemed to approach his location but could not see anything, only bright blue lights. He then fell asleep and later woke up in the same location where he had been originally ‘picked up.’ He was now lying on the grass and was fully clothed, including shoes. He then walked to a nearby house and was approached by numerous locals screaming, “He is back, he is back!” Confused, he was stunned when they told him that he had been missing for almost a month. The date was already April 3. However, no one believed Gonzalez when he told them what had happened to him.
Source: Rene Batista Moreno, Revista SIGNOS Cuba Type: G
Location. General Carrillo, near Remedios , Cuba
Date: 1955 Time: early morning
Estela Caso was washing some clothing on a field near her home when she suddenly heard a voice from behind her shouting “Tierra, Tierra, Tierra!” (Means Earth!), when she turned around she saw a ‘man’ wearing a strange suit and a helmet on his head. She began to scream and this apparently also startled the tall stranger, who looked down on her intently. Suddenly the stranger pulled a lever on his suit and he rose up into the air at very high speed, a strong gaseous cloud enveloped the witness causing her to have trouble breathing. She was taking to the nearby hospital of “Emma Cabrera” where she was treated by doctors.
Source: Rene Batista Moreno, Revista SIGNOS Cuba Type: E
Comments: Early report describing a flying humanoid, apparently using some type of apparatus. Translated by Albert S Rosales
Location. Near Remedios, Las Villas Province (now Villaclara), Cuba
Date: April 14 1948 Time: midnight
On all Friday all Saints Days, Jose Espinoza got up early in order to arrange some sugar cane carts, which he had left in the fields in order to work on them later. Ignoring his mother’s pleas not to go out on such a Holy day because the “Devil himself was out doing his work on this day” Jose headed out to the carts. Soon after climbing on the first cart he began his labors. Suddenly he noticed standing, on the last cart (there were four carts), a little man, only about one foot and a half in height, fiery red in color, emitting sparks from “horn like protrusions and a tail”. The little man noticed the stunned Jose and produced a small ball of fire which he flung at Jose. He repeated this several times; rolling several balls of fire at Jose, each ball bigger than the last. Jose barely managed to avoid the fiery spheres, and could not further react to the situation. Finally he reacted and screamed with all his might, “this is the devil!”, and quickly jumped from the cart, running towards his house without stopping.
Comments: Whatever entity Jose encountered he associated it with the devil and this probably caused a deviation on the description of the humanoid.
Location. Moron, Ciego de Avila, Cuba
Date: 1947 Time: 18:30
5-year old Gladys was going out to the yard to collect the portable toilets from the outhouse to clean them. It was already getting dark. Coming out of the outhouse she heard a strange sound which made her look towards the north of the house, and there she saw descending from the roof of the house a bizarre figure. Once in the yard the figure moved with extremely long strides as if walking on stilts. The figure was very tall and was wearing what appeared to be a black hooded outfit with a black cape. Terrified she watched the figure walk towards a nearby exit from the yard. She was able to see its facial features in profile; it had a large face, with eyes, nose and mouth, with a ‘diabolic’ countenance. She could not see its ears since they were apparently covered by the hood. Upon reaching the wall it lifted its arm and took a tremendous leap, jumping over the wall and out into the street. Noticing that Gladys had taken longer than usual her father ran out and found her in a state of shock, unable to speak and purple in color.
Source: Hugo Parrado Francos ‘Bestiario Tropical” p4, quoting Jose Seoane Gallo “Parapsicologia en la vida cotidiana” La Habana Ciencias Sociales 1993 Type: E[A.S.R.1]
[A.S.R.1]Translation by Albert S Rosales
Location. La Habana , Cuba
Date: 1944 Time: 09:00 a.m.
Living in the neighborhood of Manrique & Campanario the 5-year old witness was in his bedroom when he saw what appeared to be pinkish smoke forming in the street just outside his window. The pinkish smoke took the form of what appeared to be a television screen about 30” in width. Within the screen he then saw a square-shaped room where he saw several of what appeared to be cushions on the floor. The figure of a man then began to materialize. He could not judge the height of the individual, which then seemed to approach the witness. The witness described the figure as having Asiatic features, shoulder length silvery-white hair. The eyes were slanted, and without pupils. The figure wore a long light gray robe, and his skin was pale. He wore a silvery belt strap around his neck and three silvery stripes on his forearms. The being spoke to the witness in Spanish admonishing, like the child that he was, pointing out that he should behave with his parents and respect them always. At this point, the witness heard something fall behind him; looking back he noticed that his mother had apparently passed out upon walking into the room and seeing the witness and the humanoid. The figure then faded away while the witness and the housemaid, Isolina Diaz, helped his mother recuperate.
Source: Enrique Arias, Contactados Cubanos, Ovnis Cubanos Type: E
High Strangeness Index: 7
Reliability of Source: 7
Comments: Rare report of early “bedroom visitation” from Cuba .
Location. Meller, Escambray, Cuba
Date: March 1933 Time: evening
On holy Friday 12-year old Onelia Fernandez was collecting mangos next to a river located close to her house. She had been warned to come back home early due to the local superstition dealing with holy Friday. Suddenly her mother notices a strange figure carrying Onelia and dragging her towards the river. Armed with sticks and knives several family members immediately ran to her aid. The bizarre figure accosted by sticks and rocks dropped Onelia, who was now unconscious, and flew away across the river. The creature was described as tall, black with large claws and huge wings; it emitted loud screeching noises as it fled the scene.
Source: Hugo Franco Parrados “Bestiario Tropical” Type: E
Comments: Early report of Mothman type creature
Location. Near Guines Cuba
Date: 1930 Time: midnight
Medical Doctor and Cuban naval captain, Dr. M.T. Alvarez, were driving over a bridge on the road between Guines and La Habana when the car headlights illuminated a short figure less than 2 ft tall standing on the road ahead. The naval captain, thinking that it was a “lost child,” stopped his car and approached the figure, grabbing it under its arms and attempting to lift it. But he was stunned as he realized that the figure was extremely heavy and he could not budge it. Somewhat afraid the witness left the small entity alone and went back into his vehicle, immediately leaving the area.
HC addition # 261
Republica Dominicana 2001 also Dr. Sergio Cervera