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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.

NOVEMBER 1959, COUNTY CARLOW, LEINSTER, IRELAND, A MAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

It seems that the newspaper The Belfast Telegram for November 9, 1959, reported that a man in County Carlow was moving a bush with a large bulldozer, when he saw a 3-feet-tall red man run out from underneath the bulldozer, and then run about 100 yards across the adjoining field.

Three other men reportedly saw the being run away.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000577
Date of event: November 1959
Earliest report of event: November 9, 1959?
Delay of report: Day, weeks?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Newspaper.
First certain record by: Ufology book Jerome Clark.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
First certain record type: Ufology book.
This file created on: March 20, 2008
This file last updated on: March 20, 2008
Country of event: Ireland
State/Department: Leinster
Type of location: Near fields.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1 to 4
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Farmer, man, men.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: 1.0 meters
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Uncertain, red.
Entities skin color: Uncertain, red.
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: Run away fron under witness bulldozer.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible confusion, child, or hoax. Insufficient data. Insufficient credibility.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. jc1:] JEROME CLARK:

The author indicates that the Belfast Telegram for November 9, 1959, reported that a man in county Carlow was moving a bush with a large bulldozer when he saw a 3 feet tall red man run out from underneath the bulldozer, and then run about 100 yards across the adjoining field. Three other men saw the being run away, and the incident was not treated as a UFO occupant encounter as no UFO was seen.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in County Carlow, Ireland, on November 1959, in daytime, a man removing a large bush with a bulldozer was startled to see a three-foot tall red man-like figure run out from underneath the machine and run across the field, it jumped over a fence and disappeared into the next field. Three other witnesses saw the running figure.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Jerome Clark, Unexplained!.

[Ref. tb1:] "THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT" BLOG:

The blog indicates that in 1959 the Belfast Telegraph in Ireland reported that a man operating a bulldozer on a County Carlow farm reported that a three-foot-tall red man ran out from beneath his machine and dashed about a hundred yards across the field, over a fence and into the adjacent field. Three other men witnessed the figure, making this an important multiple-witness sighting of one of the "Little Folk".

[Ref. tb1:] "WWW.SKYGAZE.COM" WEBSITE:

If this incident had occurred a decade later and been reported somewhere other than Ireland, it probably would have been treated as an encounter with UFO occupants. (In November 1959, according to the Belfast Telegraph (November 91), a man moving a large bush with a bulldozer on a farm in County Carlow was startled to see a three-foot-tall red man run out from underneath the machine, "about 100 yards across the field, over a fence into the field adjoining." Three other men observed the fleeing figure. Only the Irish locale kept this from being treated as a UFO incident, though no UFO was seen.)

[Ref. tw1:] "THE WORLD WE LIVE IN" WEB PAGE:

November--According to the Belfast Telegraph, a man moving a large bush with a bulldozer on a farm in County Carlow, Ireland was startled to see a three-foot tall red man run out from underneath the dozer, "about 100 yards across the field, over a fence into the field adjoining." Three other men observed the fleeing figure. Only the Irish locale kept this from being treated as a UFO incident, though no UFO was seen.

Points to consider:

This is obviously only a short newspaper report, copied over and over from source to source, but without further checking or investigation.

It should not be called a "multiple witnesses sighting" since the man is not even named, the 3 other men are also not named and might just be claimed to exist by a single witness. It should not be called a UFO occupant encounter since no UFO was seen, and it should not be called an "important fairy sighting" since it was obviously neither verified nor investigated.

Possible explanation range from a pure invention to a confusion caused by some kid running away in poor visibility. No investigation seems to have been conducted ion order to verify or discard such explanations.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe March 20, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing primary source, Belfast Telegraph newspaper. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe March 20, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No named witness. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe March 20, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient information, for example, missing sighting distance. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe March 20, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation. Second hand from alleged newspaper story. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible confusion, child, or hoax. Insufficient data. Insufficient 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 March 20, 2008 Creation, [jc1], [ar1], [tb1], [sg1], [tw1].
1.0 Patrick Gross March 20, 2008 First published.

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