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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.

MAY 1972, VOLGOGRAD, VOLGOGRAD OBLAST, RUSSIA, SEVERAL PEOPLE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Tabloid journalist Henri Griss, collecting doubtful stories from Russian self-proclaimed "experts", told that in May 1972, in Soviet Union, several people were in a car 12 miles in the west of Volgograd, when the engine stopped.

They then allegedly saw a large "metallic mass" and heard a mental voice saying "we come in peace, do not fear us."

After that the object allegedly flew away quickly and the car's engine started again by itself.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000371
Date of event: May 1972
Earliest report of event: 1978?
Delay of report: 6 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Parapsychology book.
First certain record by: Ufology book.
First alleged record type: Parapsychology book.
First certain record type: Ufology book.
This file created on: November 23, 2007
This file last updated on: November 23, 2007
Country of event: Russia
State/Department: Volgograd
Type of location: Road, from car.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: Not reported.
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: None seen.
Type of entities: None seen.
Entities height: Not seen.
Entities outfit type: Not seen.
Entities outfit color: Not seen.
Entities skin color: Not seen.
Entities body: Not seen.
Entities head: Not seen.
Entities eyes: Not seen.
Entities mouth: Not seen.
Entities nose: Not seen.
Entities feet: Not seen.
Entities arms: Not seen.
Entities fingers: Not seen.
Entities fingers number: Not seen.
Entities hair: Not seen.
Entities voice: Telepathy.
Entities actions: As UFO is there, a telepathic message is sent.
Entities/witness interactions: Indicate by telepathy that they come in peace.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probable invention of sensationalist ufologist.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. bh1:] ROBERT E. BARTHOLOMEW AND GEORGE S. HOWARD:

The authors indicate that in May 1972, in Soviet Union, several people were in a car twelve miles west of Volgograd.

After the engine stopped, they saw a large "metallic mass" and heard a mental voice say "We come in peace. Do not fear us."

The object flew off rapidly, after which the car engine started by itself.

The authors indicate that the source is H. Gris and Dick William, The New Soviet Psychic Discoveries, New York: Warner, 1979.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Volgograd, Russia, on May 1972, in the evening, several people were in a car 12 miles west of Volgograd, when suddenly their motor stopped and they observed a large "metallic mass" and heard a mental voice say, "We come in peace, do not fear us." It then flew off rapidly, after which their engine re-started by itself.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is H. Gris, and William Dick, The New Soviet Psychic Discoveries.

Points to consider:

Henri Gris (aka Henri Griss) was not a Russian UFO investigator, but a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles, specialized in the sensational and Hollywood gossips for the tabloid National Enquirer and Male, who had obtained stories of alien encounters in Russia from "professor" Vladimir G. Azhazha, a ufologist and "paranormal expert" of the Russian lunatic fringe who used to invent all sort of stories, as explained and demonstrated by Russian ufologist Boris Shurinov. This is why I must regard this sensational story as most probably one of these many baseless stories propagated by Azhazha.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe November 23, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing primary source. Help needed. Opened.
2 Data Severe November 23, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing source not referenced. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe November 23, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Dubious origin of story. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probable invention of sensationalist ufologist.

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 November 23, 2007 Creation, [bh1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 23, 2007 First published.

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