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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.

NOVEMBER 1951, GIBBSTOWN, NEW JERSEY, USA, A CHILD:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

In 1909, there were rumors of a "Devil" haunting places in New Jersey, USA. Paranormal societies, cryptozoologists and one ufologist mention that a smaller wave of "devil" sightings occurred again in 1951.

It seems that a newspaper reported on a 10-year-old child who simply saw, in Gibbstown, a "blood-faced monster" through his bedroom window in November 1951, which became a sighting by a group of children. Others told about screams in a forest.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000334
Date of event: November 1951
Earliest report of event: 1951?
Delay of report: Days, weeks, months?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Newspaper.
First certain record by: "Paranormal" web page.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
First certain record type: "Paranormal" web page.
This file created on: November 4, 2007
This file last updated on: November 4, 2007
Country of event: USA
State/Department: New Jersey
Type of location: Outside seen from bedroom.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 10
Witnesses types: Child.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Not reported.
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Bloody face.
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 heard.
Entities actions: Stared into bedroom from outside window.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Not UFO-related. Insufficient information.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. tt1:] TROY TAYLOR:

Troy Taylor indicates that in November 1951, a group of children were allegedly cornered by "the Jersey Devil" at the Duport Clubhouse in Gibbstown. The creature bounded away without hurting anyone but reports claimed that it was spotted by dozens of witnesses before finally vanishing again.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Gibbstown, New Jersey, on November 22, 1951, at night, a group of youngsters had gathered at a party a the Duport Clubhouse, when one of the boys glanced out a window to see a "thing" staring at him with blood oozing out of its face.

After the boys saw the creature, their chaperone called the police, but by the time the police had arrived the creature had disappeared.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Michael Norman and Beth Scott, Haunted America.

[Ref. gs1:] "A GALAXY OF STARS":

The website indicates that in 1951 there was panic in Gibbstown, New Jersey, after local boys claimed to have seen a humanoid monster and heard screams.

[Ref. pg1:] THE PARANORMAL AND GHOST SOCIETY:

A web page of this society tells that in 1951, the Philadelphia Record told that a 10 year-old boy saw a bloody-faced monster outside his bedroom window in Gibbstown, New Jersey. There were also at least three reports of screams in the forest, and witnesses disagreed on the "Jersey Devil's" appearance.

Points to consider:

The story, with a very young 10-year-old child as witness, does not look like a credible close encounter of the third kind with UFO occupants.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe November 4, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient information. Help needed. Opened.
1 Ufology Severe November 4, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross 10 year-old child seeing "monster" at window is not reliable witnessing. - -

Evaluation:

Not UFO-related. Insufficient information.

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 November 4, 2007 Creation, [tt1], [ar1], [gs1], [pg1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 4, 2007 First published.

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