|Other Names||Voronezh Giant|
|Body Type||Humanoid (possibly biomechanical)|
|Behind the Scenes|
The Voronezh Aliens, a.k.a. Voronezh Giants, are a curious race of extraterrestrials famously sighted on the evening of September 27, 1989, in the Russian city of Voronezh; located about 300 miles from Moscow.
The Voronezh aliens stand about 3 meters in height and possess long arms and a proportionally small dome-shaped head with no neck. They appear to be dressed in silver-colored spacesuits with bronze boots, and walk with what has been described as a "heavy gait", possibly indicative of being unfamiliar with the gravitational pull of the Earth. Their most notable feature are the three eyes adorning their faces in a triangular pattern, with the central eye standing slightly higher than the other two. While the outer eyes are white, the central one is bright red and appears to swivel around like a radar.
The aliens landed on a massive UFO, which was witnessed by a group of children. They claimed that the alien beings came out, accompanied by a robot, and proceeded to examine the surrounding area and take samples of soil and vegetation. Although the witnesses couldn't understand the language of the creatures, they noticed that one of the aliens seemed to act as the leader to the other ones. One of the witnesses was frozen immediately when the alien chief stared at him. Although only the children were present to see the aliens, local adults, including Lieutenant Sergei A. Matveyev of the Voronezh district police, also claimed to have observed the UFO.
- These aliens have occasionally been referred to as Ummites (from the planet Ummo), despite the fact that the Voronezh incident doesn't seem to be actually related to the controversial "Ummo case", which happened much earlier. The Ummo case didn't involve creatures remotely similar to these, as the beings that have been actually referred to as Ummites appear to be of the Nordic variety. The confusion apparently has to do with a symbol featured in a drawing made by one of the Voronezh witnesses, which is similar to the one associated with the Ummo letters.