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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.

SUMMER 1955, BELHAVEN TERRACE, SCOTLAND, R-U., EMMA ROBERTS:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A Scottish journalist and author of books about UFO and the paranormal reported in his 2005 book that in Belhaven Terrace, Scotland, in an afternoon of the summer of 1955, Emma Roberts, 8-year-old, was cooking potatoes over a small fire with her sister and a group of older children.

Suddenly she became aware of the presence of two beings that she could not take her eyes off. Her sister was frightened by the appearance of these visitors, and Emma told her to run home, while herself was fascinated by the sight and continued to watch, wondering all the time who or what these people might be.

The two entities she had first spotted were now joined by several more. All of them seemed focused on the ground and completely ignored the children. Emma recalled that they were floating rather than walking and that they all looked identical: tall, thin, very pale skinned, wearing long, floating, and plain white garments with white caps.

Emma was particularly struck by their noticeably deep and penetrating eyes within distinctly pointed faces.

All at once, "as if a spell had been broken", one of the entities turned towards Emma, almost as if he had "tuned in" to her presence. He moved up the slope towards her, looking through her, and all the visitors then turned and followed the first. Emma then turned and ran away.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000492
Date of event: Summer 1955
Earliest report of event: 2005
Delay of report: 5 decades
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: UFO book.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: UFO book.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: February 11, 2008
This file last updated on: February 11, 2008
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: Scotland
Type of location: Not reported. Outside.
Lighting conditions: Day.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 8
Witnesses types: Not reported. Chile, girl.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Not reported. Several.
Type of entities: Not reported. Humanoid or human.
Entities height: Tall
Entities outfit type: Long floating garments, caps.
Entities outfit color: White.
Entities skin color: Very pale.
Entities body: Thin.
Entities head: Pointed face, caps.
Entities eyes: Deep, penetrating.
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 reported.
Entities actions: Were there, stood then walked to witness.
Entities/witness interactions: Walked to witness.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, fled.
Witness(es) feelings: Fascinated, frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Unexplained.
Explanation category: Possible confusion. Insufficient information.
Explanation certainty: None.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Belhaven Terrace, Scotland, on Summer, 1955, in the afternoon, Emma Roberts, 8, was cooking potatoes over a small fire with her sister and a group of older children. Suddenly Emma became aware of strange entities or "beings" as she describes them. She found she couldn't take her eyes off them. Her sister was frightened by the appearance of these "visitors" and Emma told her to run home. Emma on the other hand was fascinated by the sight and continued to watch, wondering all the time who or what these people might be. The two entities she had first spotted were now joined by several more. All of them seemed focused on the ground and completely ignored the children. Emma now recalled that they were floating rather than walking and that all these beings looked identical. They were tall, thin, very pale skinned, wearing long, floating, and plain white garments with white caps. Emma was particularly struck by their eyes, which were noticeably deep and penetrating, within distinctly pointed faces. All at once, as if a spell had been broken, one of the entities turned towards Emma, almost as if he had "tuned in" to her presence. He moved up the slope towards her, looking not at her but through her. All the visitors then turned and followed the first. Emma then turned and ran.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Ron Halliday, UFO Scotland.

Points to consider:

Ron Halliday is a popular Scottish columnist with The Evening Times in Glasgow, and has been investigating paranormal phenomena such as ghosts and poltergeists and also UFOs for about 15 years when he reported this case. He is chairman of the Scottish Earth Mysteries Research, and appears regularly on radio and television in paranormal and UFO shows.

This is a very poorly reported case in a second hand source providing just a story of alleged events; there may or may not be more information in the original source. It is not said when it was reported, nor to whom, at what age.

The ambiguous description of the entities does not rule out that the entities were normal human beings; no UFO is seen; thus, it would have been necessary to rule out pr check whether the little girl might have seen just a group a adults in whites robes performing some traditional Celtic ceremony.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe February 11, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe February 11, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No investigation report available. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe February 11, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing basic information: when reported, to whom, by whom, how. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe February 11, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Apparently only one witness reported, was 8-year-old at the time, profile not reported, apparently reported 50 years later. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe February 11, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Ambiguous description of the entities, possibly totally human. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible confusion. 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 February 11, 2008 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 11, 2008 First published.

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