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The UMA Finders Club was an unofficial division of the CIA dedicated to cryptozoology, a fringe science focused on the search for unidentified mysterious animals (UMAs), which are considered to be legendary or otherwise nonexistent. It was founded and led by Major Zero. Sigint was also a member of the group, acting as its vice president. One of their biggest interests was the search for the Tsuchinoko, a plump snake-like cryptid.
|Warning: The following information is from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." It has some level of canonicity within the continuity, but reader discretion is advised.[?]|
The club also expressed interest in finding a Megatherium or the De Loys' Ape in Colombia.
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Behind the scenes
In Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Sigint discusses Colombia's UMAs in an optional radio conversation if he is recruited as a playable character. He asks Naked Snake and some members of his resistance to procure one while they are in the country. Big Boss also briefly references the UMA Club when speaking to Amanda Valenciano Libre about Chico's fascination towards UMAs, in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (first mentioned)
- Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (mentioned)
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (indirect mention)
Notes and references
- ^ Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Kojima Productions (2010).
Briefing Files > Briefing Library > Amanda > About Herself > Chico:
Amanda: OK. I promise. ...You know what book Chico really likes? The "World Encyclopedia of Mysterious Creatures." The Loch Ness Monster, the Yeti... // Snake: UMAs. Yeah, I know. // Amanda: He's still so much like a boy... I worry about him. // Snake: He'll be fine. I know plenty of grown men who still go crazy over UMAs. // Amanda: Are... are you serious?