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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.

BETWEEN NOVEMBER 12 AND 13, 1967, WINTERFOLD, SURREY, U-K., PHILIPP FREEMAN AND ANGELA CARTER:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A web page indicates that the following case was investigated by Charles Bowen personally, Bowen indicating that he knew well the area where it occurred:

Between November 12 and 13, 1967, Philip Freeman and Angela Carter, "two adults who were reported as down-to-earth-fun-loving people" were riding in an area of woodlands of Hurtwood Common in England, between Winterfold and Pitch Hill. Philip's car front window started to mist-over, so he exited the car with the motor still running to sweep it.

Just then, there was an unpleasant smell, like a stink bomb.

Even though they were in the middle of a pitch-black wood with no light available, as Philip reentered the car, he saw a "face" through the near-side passenger window. He estimated it to be about 10 inches long and eight inches wide, and stated it was close up to the window. The "face" had no visible features like eyes, nose, or mouth; it was blank, and white, and sharply defined even with a luminous tinge.

There was also something that looked like an "arm" reaching up to the top of the car's hood. Philip was suddenly terrified and felt very cold. Angela, had witnessed the revolting smell, and when she saw the look of horror on Philip's face, she refused to look backward.

When Charles Bowen questioned Angela about this, she said: "There was an 'atmosphere' which alarmed me. I knew by the look on Philip's face, and by my own 'feeling' that something horrible was out there."

Philip said that the rest of the body was not white at all, but dark, and it moved to the back of the car. He could see a dark bell shape surmounted by two white luminous parts; it stood about "4 1/2 feet tall".

The sighting only lasted two minutes, then Philip decided to flee. He has never retracted his testimony, despite the "flack" he had to endure from his workmates. Mr. Bowen had observed that the smell recounted by both Philip and Angela reminded him of the smell from the Flatlands case where the smell reported by the children resembled "bad eggs" like H2S or like a "stinkbomb."

Bowen questioned both Philip and Angela independently and they both gave the exact same answer on the smell and on the events.

Other, much shorter web sites, indicate the Fortean Times #10 as source and date the case as December 16, 1967.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000305
Date of event: November 12-13, 1967
Earliest report of event: Unknown
Delay of report: Unknown
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufologist Charles Bowen.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue.
First alleged record type: Ufologist Charles Bowen.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: September 19, 2007
This file last updated on: September 19, 2007
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: Surrey
Type of location: Road or way in forested area.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Uncertain
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adult.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Uncertain
Entities height: 1.40 meters?
Entities outfit type: Not reported or not seen.
Entities outfit color: Not reported or not seen.
Entities skin color: Not reported or partially luminous, and dark.
Entities body: Not seen or uncertain or bell-shaped.
Entities head: Luminous white, 25*20cm, no characteristics.
Entities eyes: None.
Entities mouth: None.
Entities nose: None.
Entities feet: Not seen.
Entities arms: One arm seen.
Entities fingers: Not reported or not seen.
Entities fingers number: Not reported or not seen.
Entities hair: None reported.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Stood close to car window, went to back of car.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, fled.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitor or bizarre prank played on witness.
Explanation certainty: Low.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that Winterfold, Surrey, England, on December 16, 1967, late in the night, the main witness had stopped his vehicle outside a deserted mansion in order to clean the windshield. His girlfriend meanwhile remained in the car. He suddenly noticed a very acrid smell. He went back into the car and then noticed a strange figure looking at them from nearby. The humanoid was about four foot six inches tall with an oblong shaped luminous head. The odor seemed to come from his body. The figure approached and put an arm on the roof of the car. At this point the witnesses drove away at high speed.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is the Fortean Times #10.

[Ref. pd1:] "PARANORMAL DATABSE" WEBSITE:

Smelly Creature

Location: Winterfold (Surrey) - Unknown road, near deserted mansion

Type: Cryptozoology

Date / Time: 16 December 1967

Further Comments: A driver who had pulled over to wipe his windscreen spotted a strange creature standing around 140 centimetres tall, with a glowing, oblong shaped head. The beast emanated an acrid smell. The driver jumped back into his car and quickly drove off.

[Ref. na1:] NEIL ARNOLD:

Neil Arnold indicates that in the Winter of 1967, at Winterfold in Surrey, a motorist pulled over on an dark remote road to clean his windscreen; as he looked along the road he noticed a huge figure standing there which gave off a foul odor. The strange beast seemed to have a glowing, oblong-shaped head.

[Ref. bl1:] BYRON LEBEAU:

This author indicates that the following case was investigated by Charles Bowen personally, Bowen indicating that he knew well the area whete it occurred:

Between November 12 and 13, 1967, Philip Freeman and Angela Carter, "two adults who were reported as down-to-earth-fun-loving people" were riding in an area of woodlands of Hurtwood Common in England, between Winterfold and Pitch Hill. Philip's car front window started to mist-over, so he exited the car with the motor still running to sweep it.

Just then, there was an unpleasant smell, like a stinkbomb.

Even though they were in the middle of a pitch-black wood with no light available, as Philip reentered the car, he saw a "face" through the near-side passenger window. He estimated it to be about 10 inches long and eight inches wide, and stated it was close up to the window. The "face" had no visible features like eyes, nose, or mouth; it was blank, and white, and sharply defined even with a luminous tinge.

There was also something that looked like an "arm" reaching up to the top of the car's hood. Philip was suddenly terrified and felt very cold. Angela, had witnessed the revolting smell, and when she saw the look of horror on Philip's face, she refused to look backward.

When Charles Bowen questioned Angela about this, she said: "There was an 'atmosphere' which alarmed me. I knew by the look on Philip's face, and by my own 'feeling' that something horrible was out there."

Philip said that the rest of the body was not white at all, but dark, and it moved to the back of the car. He could see a dark bell shape surmounted by two white luminous parts; it stood about "41/2 feet tall."

The sighting only lasted two minutes, then Philip decided to flee. He has never retracted his testimony, despite the "flack" he had to endure from his workmates. Mr. Bowen had observed that the smell recounted by both Philip and Angela reminded him of the smell from the Flatlands case where the smell reported by the children resembled "bad eggs" like H2S or like a "stinkbomb."

Bowen questioned both Philip and Angela independently and they both gave the exact same answer on the smell and on the events.

Points to consider:

This is a high strangeness case; however, as the primary source or a formal investigation report is not available, I do not feel very at ease in providing an assessment or a classification.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe September 19, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing primary source or investigation report. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitor or bizarre prank played on witness.

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 September 19, 2007 Creation, [ar1], [pd1], [na1], [bl1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 19, 2007 First published.

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