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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.

OCTOBER 16, 1959, EL COBRE, CADIZ, SPAIN, A WORKMAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

It seems that according to a spanish encyclopedia of alien encounters of 1987 by Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos and Fernandez Peris, in El Cobre, Algeciras, Spain, on October 16, 1959, at 03:00 a.m., a worker was alone at a local water plant, when suddenly all electricity and light at the plant was shut off.

He went outside to see what had caused the outage and felt "a strange electrical sensation in the air."

He then saw about 200 meters away a luminous object hovering very close to the ground, shaped like a half egg on top of a plate, emitting a brilliant orange green and purple light.

Next to the object stood two tall human-like figures wearing shiny silvery orange outfits. One of them bent down under the object and appeared to look inside.

All that time, the witness was unable to move a muscle, holding a flashlight in his hand. Somehow, he was suddenly able to turn the flashlight on and both beings re-entered the object; which then ascended slowly emitting a loud buzzing sound and increasing in luminosity.

Ground traces, undescribed, were allegedly found at the site, and the witness is said to have almost suffered a nervous breakdown afterwards.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000574
Date of event: October 16, 1959
Earliest report of event: 1987?
Delay of report: 28 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology book.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufology book.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: March 23, 2008
This file last updated on: March 23, 2008
Country of event: Spain
State/Department: Cadiz
Type of location: Outside near factory.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adult, adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Man, factory worker.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: Tall
Entities outfit type: Yes. Shining.
Entities outfit color: Orange silver.
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: Were near UFO, saw witness, went back in, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: Fled.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, was paralyzed, almost had nervous breakdown later.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or invention. Insufficient data..
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in El Cobre, Algeciras, Spain, on October 16, 1959, at 03:00 a.m., a worker was alone at a local water plant when suddenly all electricity and light at the plant was shut off. He went outside to see what had caused the outage and felt a strange electrical sensation in the air. He then saw about 200 meters away a hovering luminous object that was very close to the ground, it was shaped like a half egg on top of a plate, and it emitted a brilliant orange green and purple light. Next to the object stood two tall human like figures wearing shiny silvery orange outfits, one of the beings bent down under the object and appeared to look inside. All the time the witness was not able to move a muscle, holding a flashlight in his hand. Somehow he was suddenly able to turn the flashlight on and both beings re-entered the object, which then ascended slowly emitting a loud buzzing sound and increasing in luminosity. Ground traces were found at the site. And the witness almost suffered a nervous breakdown afterwards.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Ballester Olmos and Fernandez Peri, Enciclopedia De Los Encuentros Cercanos con Ovnis.

Points to consider:

This is certainly a potentially interesting case, but a single witness case, and poorly documented case.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe March 23, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe March 23, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe March 23, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation, no investigation report available. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe March 23, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Origin of report unknown: newspaper, anonymous letter, investigated case...? Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors or invention. Insufficient data.

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

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