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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.

1919, BRANKSOME PARK, DORSET, R-U., MR. LONSDALE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A 1998 book about fairies and gnomes says that in Branksome Park, Dorset, England, in 1919, at night, one Mr. Lonsdale was in the park when he suddenly became conscious of movement on the edge of the lawn, and then saw several little figures dressed in brown peering through the bushes.

In a few seconds a dozen or more small people, about two feet in height, in bright clothes and with radiant faces, ran on to the lawn, dancing hither and thither for about five minutes. They were frightened away by a servant bringing tea.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000943
Date of event: 1919
Earliest report of event: 1998?
Delay of report: 8 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Book on fairies Bord.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Book on fairies.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: July 24, 2009
This file last updated on: July 24, 2009
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: Dorset
Type of location: Near house on lawn.
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.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: More than 12
Type of entities: Little men
Entities height: 0.60 meters
Entities outfit type: Yes. Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Brown, and bright.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Little men.
Entities head: Not reported. Radiant faces.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None reported.
Entities actions: Came on the lawn and danced 5 minutes, fled when servant came.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Unexplained. Possible invention, or hallucination, or psychological.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Branksome Park, Dorset, England, in 1919, at night, a Mr. Lonsdale was in the park when he suddenly became conscious of movement on the edge of the lawn. He then saw several little figures dressed in brown peering through the bushes. In a few seconds a dozen or more small people about two ft in height, in bright clothes and with radiant faces, ran on to the lawn, dancing hither and thither. This went on for about five minutes. They were frightened away by a servant bringing tea.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Janet Bord, Faeries, Real Encounters with The Little People.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website publishes the [ar1] source.

Points to consider:

Although Janet Bord's editorial review claims that the book offers "tangible evidence about the existence of fairies, dwarves, gnomes, pixies, brownies, and elves", such is not the case. This particular case for example shows more issue than any evidence.

Who was "Mr Lonsdale"? A wealthy eccentric using hallucinogenic drugs? A poet? The patient of a mental institution? How, where and when did the story surface? Was it ever checked into?

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe July 24, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe July 24, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Unknown credibility, no investigation report available. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe July 24, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Unnamed witness, age not reported. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe July 24, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Origin of report unknown, newspaper, anonymous letter...? Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe July 24, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No relation with UFOs, fairies story. - -

Evaluation:

Unexplained. Possible invention, or hallucination, or psychological.

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 July 24, 2009 Creation, [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 24, 2009 First published.

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