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URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog

URECAT is a formal catalog of UFO related entities sightings reports with the goal of providing quality information for accurate studies of the topic. Additional information, corrections and reviews are welcome at patrick.gross@inbox.com, please state if you wish to be credited for your contribution or not. The main page of the URECAT catalog is here.

1909, LLOYDS, MARYLAND, USA, ALBERT EVANS:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Fortean researcher Mark Chorvinsky apparently reported in 1992 that near Lloyds, Maryland, in 1909, at night, at a time when there were numerous "strange incidents" in the area concerning the disappearance and slaughter of livestock, local farmer Albert Evans was driving along a dirt road in his horse and buggy when he saw several bloody cows lying dead in his pasture or a pasture.

He then noticed some kind of half-man, half-beast standing above one of the cows. The creature was about 7 feet tall, but it was so dark that Evans could not make out any facial details and the like.

One source says he just prudently continued his way.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001497
Date of event: 1909
Earliest report of event: 1992?
Delay of report: 8 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Fortan researcher Mark Chorvinsky in Fate Magazine.
First certain record by: Bigfoot book Philip Rife.
First alleged record type: Fortean researcher in Fortean magazine.
First certain record type: Bigfoot book.
This file created on: March 30, 2013
This file last updated on: March 30, 2013
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Maryland
Type of location: In pasture from horse buggy on way.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported, Young adult, adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Local farmer.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid or biped animal
Entities height: 2.15 meters
Entities outfit type: None or not reported.
Entities outfit color: N/A or not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Half-man half-beast.
Entities head: Not reported. Face not visible because of poor sighting conditions.
Entities eyes: Not visible.
Entities mouth: Not visible.
Entities nose: Not visible.
Entities feet: Not reported or not visible.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported or not visible.
Entities fingers number: Not reported or not visible.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Stood over dead cow.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible confusion, black bear. Not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. pr1:] PHILIP L. RIFE:

The author says that in 1909, a farmer traveling along a road near the town of Lloyds in Dorchester County came upon the bodies of several cows lying bloodied in the adjacent pasture. Standing over one of the animals was some sort of man-like beast about 7 feet tall. The farmer prudently continued his way.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates that near Lloyds, Maryland, in 1909, at night, "At the time that there were numerous strange incidents in the area concerning the disappearance of livestock and of livestock being slaughtered just outside their pastures. Albert Evans a local farmer was driving along a dirt road in his horse and buggy when he saw several bloody cows lying dead in his pasture. He then noticed some kind of half man, half beast standing above one of the cows. The creature was about 7-feet tall, but it was so dark that Evans could not make out any facial details and the like."

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Mark Chorvinsky, Fate August 1992".

Points to consider:

The black bear (Ursus Americanus - Image below) is native to Maryland.

Mark Chorvinsky is a Maryland magician, filmmaker, forteanist, writer and editor, who created Strange magazine.

Visibility conditions are said to have been poor, a confusion is thus nothing far-fetched. And anyway, there is not the slightest reason to associate this story and UFOs, it is at best a cryptozoologists' matter.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe March 30, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and poorly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe March 30, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Case with no strangeness. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe March 30, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe March 30, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of report unknown: rumor, newspaper...? Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe March 30, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation or checking. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible confusion, black bear. Not UFO-related.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross March 30, 2013 Creation, [pr1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross March 30, 2013 First published.

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