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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 1955, STE.THERESE, QUEBEC, CANADA, A MAN AND HIS YOUNG FIANCEE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A story from a late catalogue indicates that in St. Therese, Quebec, Canada, on Winter 1955, at 11:30 p.m., a young woman and her fiancÚ observed a "ghost" from the balcony of a home.

The human looking form was described as 8 feet tall, with white glowing skin, and illuminated in a beam of light that also lighted the nearby ground.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000519
Date of event: Winter 1955
Earliest report of event: 1979?
Delay of report: 24 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology catalogue Musgrave.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufology catalogue.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: February 23, 2008
This file last updated on: February 23, 2008
Country of event: Canada
State/Department: Quebec
Type of location: From a balcony.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 2
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adults.
Witnesses types: Not reported. A man and his young fiancee.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: 2.40 meters.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported or white.
Entities skin color: Not reported or white.
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: Stands.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported, or "ghost".
Explanation category: Possible confusion. Insufficient data. No credibility. Low strangeness.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in St. Therese, Quebec, Canada, on Winter 1955, at 11:30 p.m., a young woman and her fiancÚ observed a "ghost" from the balcony of a home in Ste-Therese. The human looking form was described as 8ft tall, with white glowing skin. A beam of light illuminated the entity as well as the ground besides it.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants and Critters.

Points to consider:

When John Musgrave collected stories from Canada, his point was to demonstrate that all sort of stories that should be called "fairy tales" or "ghost stories" have been introduced among the reports of close encounters with UFO occupants, not necessarily by the witness or the investigator. This is one of the case he used as example.

Indeed, there is no UFO related to the report. As of an explanation, the data is so meager and it reliability so unfathomable that any explanation is a good as another to me, Ockham's razor, applied here rightfully because I see not other mean to label the report, would suggest that it could have been some sort of commonplace confusion.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe February 23, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not known. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe February 23, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe February 23, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Low strangeness, no UFO, no UFO occupant, possibility of confusion apparently not explored. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe February 23, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Anonymous witnesses, background not indicated. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe February 23, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient data, for example missing distances and observation conditions. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible confusion. Insufficient data. No credibility. Low strangeness.

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 23, 2008 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 23, 2008 First published.

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