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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.

WINTER 1939, YAROSLAVL WEST PROVINCE, RUSSIA, MARIA BARABASHOVA:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Russian ufology sources say that in West Yaroslavl Province, Russia, in the Winter of 1939, in the evening, a local grandmother named Maria Barabashova was eating in her wooded house located in an isolated area on the banks of the lake, when suddenly a stranger entered her house.

He was of small height with a dark face, gray clothing, and pants that stretched down to the floor. Frightened, the old woman started crossing herself was amazed to see that the stranger also crossed himself while facing the icon hanging on the wall, he then greeted her and asked permission to stay and rest. Maria welcomed him and offered him food and tea. Her guest was very strange and unusual. He refused to eat any food and only drank tea, pouring some strange powder into it before drinking it. When he ate he hid his legs under the chair apparently in order to conceal the fact that his feet were hoofed.

During conversation, he mentioned his name, which was very unusual and very long, and the old woman could only remember it had an Indian word like "rama" in it. Suddenly, the stranger took out a cigar-case device from his pocket that possessed sharp corners, pushed a button on it and pulled a wire from it. "What is that and what is it for?" The stranger smiled and said, "I must not be late to my craft, it had some technical problem". He added that he was not worry since it was being repaired as they spoke and he was confident that he would fly out in time. Maria thought that the stranger was speaking nonsense.

Soon after that Maria felt very sleepy and excused herself going immediately to sleep. When she awakened she went outside and noticed strange non-human footprints on the snow, as if made by someone walking on high heels. She tried to follow them but it was fruitless so she returned home.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000963
Date of event: Winter 1939
Earliest report of event: Not known. 2004?
Delay of report: Decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Local ufologists.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Local ufologists.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: August 17, 2009
This file last updated on: August 17, 2009
Country of event: Russia
State/Department: Yaroslavl Oblast
Type of location: Inside the house.
Lighting conditions: Inside house.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Female. Grandmother.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Small
Entities outfit type: Pants stretching down to the floor.
Entities outfit color: Grey.
Entities skin color: Dark.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Round.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: Speaks witness language.
Entities actions: Appears in house, has conversation, rests, says waiting for UFO to self-repair.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went to bed while entity was in the house.
Witness(es) feelings: Not frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible invention.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in West Yaroslavl Province, Russia, in the Winter of 1939, in the evening, a local grandmother named Maria Barabashova was eating in her wooded house located in an isolated area on the banks of the lake when suddenly a stranger entered her house. He was of small height with a dark face, gray clothing, and pants that stretched down to the floor. Frightened, the old woman started crossing herself was amazed to see that the stranger also crossed himself while facing the icon hanging on the wall, he then greeted her and asked permission to stay and rest. Maria welcomed him and offered him food and tea. Her guest was very strange and unusual. He refused to eat any food and only drank tea, pouring some strange powder into it before drinking it. When he ate he hid his legs under the chair apparently in order to conceal the fact that his feet were hoofed. During conversation he mentioned his name, which was very unusual and very long, and the witness could only remember in had an Indian word like "rama" in it. Suddenly the strange took out a strange cigar-case device from his pocket that possessed sharp corners, pushed a button on it and pulled a wire from it. "What is that and what is it for?" The stranger smiled and said, "I must not be late to my craft, it had some technical problem". He added that he was not worry since it was being repaired as they spoke and he was confident that he would fly out in time. Maria thought that the stranger was speaking nonsense. Soon after that Maria felt very sleepy and excused herself going immediately to sleep. When she awakened she went outside and noticed strange non-human footprints on the snow, as if made by someone walking on high heels. She tried to follow them but it was fruitless so she returned home. The visitor was apparently a human-alien hybrid.

The source is indicated as "Valeriy A Kukushkin, Yaroslavl UFO Group "Chimeras of The X Location", Anton Anfalov".

Points to consider:

The problem, as often with the reports coming from Russia, is the unknown credibility. Here, no circumstance of the reporting detailed, the story could have come straight out of the one of many Russian magazines on the "paranormal" in which such stories are quite simply invented at each issue.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 17, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing primary source, not sufficiently referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe August 17, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of story unknown. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe August 17, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of corroboration, verification or investigation; story only. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible invention.

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 August 17, 2009 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 17, 2009 First published.

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