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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.

FALL 1972, SUMMIT COUNTY, UTAH, USA, SAM GINES:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A newspaper of Utah reported in 1997 on events of the Fall of 1972 behind the rural house of the Gines, close to the Provo river, Summit county, Utah, the USA.

At about 04:30 a.m. in a dark moonless night, the father, Lennis Gines, saw blue and yellow lights, silent, in rotation, in the field behind the house, and initially did not think much of it, except that it was a little early for teenager visitors.

He noticed all the same that the lights were not at all close to the narrow countryside lane close to the house, and estimated that it was an UFO when these lights rose up without noise.

Lennis Gines was soon joined by his son Sam, aged 16, who was ready to gather the cows for milking, and they observed together during 45 minutes in the darkness these blue and yellow lights which were at approximately 150 meters in the East, and described them as going through the bottom of the river.

Eventually Sam Gines decided that he had waited long enough. The family dogs, normally obedient, had run inside to hide, and it was without them that the boy climbed in the truck and approached.

He told his father that he could see a door, windows and shadowy figures going in and out.

The nervous cows were bunched together, and it had not been easy to make them go back to the corral without the dogs' help. It was noted that their milk production was not as usual.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000346
Date of event: Fall 1972.
Earliest report of event: 1997
Delay of report: 25 years.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Newspaper.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: November 9, 2007
This file last updated on: November 9, 2007
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Utah
Type of location: Ranch grounds.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 16
Witnesses types: Male teenager.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Uncertain
Type of entities: Silhouette
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
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 reported.
Entities actions: Came in and out of UFO.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible confusion.
Explanation certainty: Low.

Narratives:

[Ref. ze1:] ZACK VAN EYCK:

This journalist reported:

At first Lennis Gines didn't think much of the blue and yellow lights in the field behind her rural Summit County (Utah) home.

It was a little too early- about 4:30 a.m. - for teenage visitors. And the silent, rotating lights weren't anywhere near the narrow country lane that meandered past the family's two story home and on to the Provo River.

At that instant, on a pitch-black moonless morn in the fall of 1972, Lennis Gines knew what it was like to see a UFO.

"If it hadn't gone up without a sound, I may have convinced myself in my mind that it was just kids driving around. But I know what I saw."

Gines was soon joined by her teenage son Sam, who was ready to round up the cows for milking. Together they waited and watched in the dark for 45 minutes as the blue and yellow lights, some 150 yards to the east, cascaded across the river bottoms.

Eventually Gines's 16-year-old decided he'd waited long enough... Sam got no help from the family's otherwise loyal cattle dog, who whimpered and ran inside to hide.

"My boy gets in the truck and goes over, and he said he could see a doorway, windows and shadows going in and out," Gines recalled this week, nearly 25 years after the event. "It was like someone was going in and out on the ground."

"The cows were bunched together", he said, and he had a hard time getting them out without the dog, but they did come down the road and into the corral. "The cows were nervous and didn't give the milk they usually gave."

Gines, still frightened, helped her younger son, Will, get dressed, then hustled to the barn to bring Sam back to the house. But when she emerged from the barn - the lights were gone - all except the distant glimmer of daylight [sic].

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Summit County, Utah, on Fall 1972, at 04:30 a.m., rancher Lennis Gines and his 16-year old son noticed blue and yellow lights in the fields behind their rural home. The lights were silent and rotated. The family's dog whimpered and ran inside to hide. The 16-year old son then drove his truck near the lights and was able to see an object with a doorway, windows, and shadowy figures going in and out. Nearby several nervous cows huddled together. Their milk production declined after the incident.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Zack Van Eyck.

Points to consider:

Here is a case that could be confronted with many weird occurrence also in Utah such as those at the "Gorman Ranch" described in the 2005 book "Hunt For the Skinwalker" by Colm A. Kelleher Ph.D. and George Knapp, Paraview Pocket Books, USA.

Unfortunately, the late-reported case seems to exist only as a newspaperman's report in journalistic style, lacking the formalism of a ufological in-depth investigation. In this report, the strangeness of the case seems quite weak and the possibility of some confusion in the dark cannot be excluded.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Ufology Severe November 9, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient data, journalistic article only. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe November 9, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Apparently no investigation. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe November 9, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Late reported. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible confusion.

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 9, 2007 Creation, [ze1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 9, 2007 First published.

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