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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.

AUGUST 1955, CHELTENHAM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, U-K., A MAN, HIS WIFE, TWO FRIENDS:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Ufologist Norman Oliver reported in the BUFORA bulletin that near Cheltenham, England, in August 1955, in the evening, a man, his wife and two friends were all sitting in their car outside an inn, when an object appeared over treetops about half a mile away.

It traveled towards them, then, making a near right angle turn, vanished behind trees. The sharply defined appearance of the object did not change as it turned, and this resembled a row of lighted shop windows through which outlines of "objects" could be seen.

From each end of the UFO blue green rays were visible and a noise was heard described as a mixture of electric motor and landing jet. Its speed was estimated as about that of an airliner at touchdown. The total length of the observation was about 15 minutes.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000525
Date of event: 1955
Earliest report of event: 1979?
Delay of report: Days, decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: BUFORA ufology bulletin.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufology bulletin.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: February 26, 2008
This file last updated on: February 26, 2008
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: Gloucestershire
Type of location: In the sky from parked car.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 4
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adults, adults or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. A man, his wife, two friends.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Not reported.
Type of entities: Not seen.
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: Not reported.
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: Are in UFO, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible helicopter.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Cheltenham, England, in August 1955, in the evening, the witness, his wife and two friends were all sitting in their car outside an inn near Cheltenham, when an object appeared over treetops about half a mile away. It traveled towards them, then, making a near right-angled turn, vanished behind trees. The sharply-defined appearance of the object did not change as it turned, and this resembled a row of lighted shop windows through which outlines of "objects" could be seen. From each end of the UFO blue green rays were visible and a noise was heard described as a mixture of electric motor and landing jet. Its speed was estimated as fairly fast - about that of an airliner at touchdown. The total length of the observation was about 15 minutes.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Norman Oliver, Bufora Journal Vol. 7, #2.

Points to consider:

This is an almost perfect description of a helicopter overflight.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe February 26, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing primary source. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe February 26, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No investigation report available. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe February 26, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature of report unknown (newspaper, letter, site investigation? ...). Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe February 26, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Possible helicopter from description; no sign this possibility was considered. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe February 26, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient information, for example, sighting distance and angular size not reported. Help needed. Opened.
6 Ufology Severe February 26, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Poor sighting conditions, night, possibly distant. Help needed. Opened.
7 Ufology Severe February 26, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No information on witnesses background. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible helicopter.

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 26, 2008 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 26, 2008 First published.

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