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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.

1955, CHITA REGION, EAST SIBERIA, RUSSIA, A GROUP OF SCIENTISTS:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A story published in a Russian bulletin in 2005 tells that in the area of Chita, East Siberia, Russia, in 1955, a group of scientists, not named, stumbled on a network of cell-like honeycomb-shaped cavities "approximately 2.5 meter" and running on approximately 500 meters.

In one of these cells, they allegedly found "the strange mummified body of a humanoid" creature of approximately 1.5 meters, with a large pumpkin-shaped head, short legs and hands with six fingers.

It is told that the regional KGB office of Tchita intervened and that all traces of the mysterious entity disappeared, "apparently the KGB took the body and shipped it to a secret laboratory."

The story then goes on by mentioning the "dropas" in China, who are allegedly descendants of extraterrestrial folks who crashed in China in ancient times.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000470
Date of event: 1955
Earliest report of event: 2005
Delay of report: 5 decades.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Russian publication on mysteries.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Russian publication on mysteries.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: February 2, 2008
This file last updated on: February 2, 2008
Country of event: Russia
State/Department: East Siberia
Type of location: Not reported.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: Not reported, a group.
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adults.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Scientists.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: 1.50 meters
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Short legs.
Entities head: Pumpkin-shaped, large.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Yes
Entities fingers number: 6
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: N/A, dead.
Entities actions: N/A, dead.
Entities/witness interactions: N/A, dead.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, took body.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: No credibility.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in the Chita region, East Siberia, Russia, in 1955, at an unknown time, a group of scientists conducting research in the area accidentally stumbled upon a network of cell-like hollows, similar to honeycombs, but of a huge size, about 2.5 m in diameter consisting of a total length of cells of about 500meters. In one of those cells the strange mummified body of a humanoid creature was found. The body of the entity was about 1.5m in height, with a disproportionably large, pumpkin-shaped head, short legs and six fingered hands. The finding soon caused interest in the regional Chita Department of the KGB. Once that happened all traces of the mysterious entity vanished, apparently the KGB had taken the body and shipped it to a classified laboratory. But later news came from nearby China from the Bayna-Kara-Ula region where similar entities had been discovered, reportedly descendants of a short dwarf-type gray yellowish alien entities that had crashed in the area in ancient times. Apparently the body of the entity was a kind of human-alien hybrid, identical to the type found in China.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Sergey Kozhushko in: "Mysteries of Siberian Caves" "Tayny XX Veka" (Mysteries of the 20th Century), #22, July 2005.

Points to consider:

This is likely one of these numerous stories circulated in the former Soviet Union by sensationalist writers and ufologist, that have generally no base at all.

As explained by Russian ufologist Boris Shurinov and others, after the Perestroika and the end of state censorship, many people in Russia realized that UFO stories sold well and benefited from that by inventing stories by the hundreds, sometimes inspired by cases from the West.

As a result, the Russian ufological landscape is so muddied that almost each story should be seen as highly doubtful. It would of course be advisable with this one to check if there is any independent corroboration before regarding it as something else than such a fabrication. I did not find such corroboration, but obviously it is nearly impossible to me to look in depth into such stories; which brings me to regard this story as without credibility until the contrary is proven.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe February 2, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and in Russian language. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe February 2, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of credibility. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

No credibility.

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 2, 2008 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 2, 2008 First published.

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