The UAPSG-GEFAI is honored and proud to welcome a new member of the Group.
This is the Spanish anthropologist Ignacio Cabria.
An objective and complete approach to what surrounds the observational experience of what a witness may think is an Unusual Aerial Phenomenon, necessarily implies an analysis of the observer.
It is well known that the capacity of human uptake is limited and that psychic and psychological factors can lead to interpreting what is observed in a distorted way concerning reality. For all this, Anthropology appears as a branch whose contribution is necessary when considering the UAP theme systematically and comprehensively.
Especially considering how much and how culture influences.
Ignacio Cabria García was born in Santander (Spain) in 1955. He graduated in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Barcelona and has an M.A. in Social Anthropology and an M.A. in International Cooperation at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He has worked in Spanish Embassies and international cooperation for development in Mozambique, Argentine, and the Philippines.
He started in ufology in 1976 associated with CIOVE (Santander), and later to CEI (Barcelona), and belonged to the editorial board of the journal Cuadernos de Ufología.
He has long been studying UFOs and ufology under the viewpoint of social sciences and has written two books about that subject: "Entre ufólogos, creyentes y contactados: una historia social de los ovnis en España” (1993) and “Ovnis y ciencias humanas” (2002). His M.A. thesis in social anthropology was about a Spanish contactee group: "Valores, símbolos y representaciones en una experiencia de contacto extraterrestre: el Grupo Aztlán".
He is also the author of papers about the history and anthropology of African countries and the Philippines.
Milton W. Hourcade