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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.

1910, WESTERN YAROSLAVL, RUSSIA, TWO MEN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

It seems that a one Valeriy A. Kukushkin, of a UFO group in Yaroslavl named "Chemiras of the X Location" reported that in a village of the province of Western Yaroslavl, Russia, in 1910-1913, several horses were found to be missing; which created a big commotion.

People initially thought gypsies of the area were responsible, but the latter managed to convince the villagers that they had nothing to do with it.

The villagers reportedly organized a ambush to catch the robber in the night, and two men of the same village were caught, a man and his son. During the interrogation, they confessed and said, "We are sorry, the devils bewildered us, promising money for the horses."

"What devils?" the villagers asked. "The greenish ones, with the hoofs", the thiefs allegedly said. They were not believed and were immediately shot down.

And this entered a ufology catalogue.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001120
Date of event: 1910
Earliest report of event: 2004?
Delay of report: 9 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Local ufologist of the "Chimeras of the X Location" group.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Local ufologist.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: February 19, 2013
This file last updated on: February 19, 2013
Country of event: Russia
State/Department: West Yaroslavl
Type of location: Not reported.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 0 to 2
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Several
Type of entities: Devils
Entities height: Not reported
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Greenish.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Hoofs.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: Yes.
Entities actions: Promise money to witnesses if they steal horses.
Entities/witness interactions: Promise money to witnesses if they steal horses.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went to steal horses as discussed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Devils.
Explanation category: Folklore, excuse invented for stealing horses. Not UFO-related..
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates that in the West Yaroslavl Province, Russia, in 1910-1913, at an unknown time, several horses were reported missing in a local village, which created a huge stir. At first the locals thought area Gypsies were responsible, but these convincingly denied being involved. Local villagers organized an ambush one night in order to nab the thieves. Incredibly two men from the same village were caught, a man and his son. During interrogation they confessed and said, "We are sorry, the devils bewildered us, promising money for the horses". "What devils" asked the villagers, "The greenish ones, with the hoofs". Was their incredible answer. They were not believed and they were immediately shot.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Valeriy A Kukushkin, Yaroslavl UFO Group "Chimeras of the X Location", Anton Anfalov.

Points to consider:

I totally fail to see why this story should be included in ufology literature. There is no UFO here, only two men who likely made up a devils story based on local superstition as an excuse for stealing horses; which is obviously severely sanctioned - if the story is genuine at all.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe February 19, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe February 19, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Credibility of source unknown. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe February 19, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Story unrelated to ufology. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe February 19, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Obviously no sign of investigation. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe February 19, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Alleged witnesses not names, place not indicated. Help needed. Opened.
6 Ufology Severe February 19, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin os story unknown. Local folklore, sensationalist magazine...? Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Folklore, excuse invented for stealing horses. 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 February 19, 2013 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 19, 2013 First published.

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