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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.

JULY 26, 1977, ARTIGAS, ARTIGAS, URUGUAY, DA COSTA FAMILY:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Ufologists David Webb and Ted Bloecher listed in their catalogue that the newspaper La Cronica of Buenos Aires, Argentina, reported about a Da Costa Family of Artigas, Uruguay, who on three occasions in July, including the 26th, claimed to have been visited by several small beings, apparently extraterrestrial, who left their footprints and disappeared while the witnesses stared at them.

In the garden area, small boot like footprints were found, and the next day one of the witnesses found a stone with strange drawings on it, which he could not decipher. There seemed to be no other information.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000385
Date of event: July 26, 1977
Earliest report of event: 1977?
Delay of report: Days, weeks, months?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Foreign newspaper.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue.
First alleged record type: Foreign newspaper.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: November 30, 2007
This file last updated on: November 30, 2007
Country of event: Uruguay
State/Department: Artigas
Type of location: Garden?
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Not reported.
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: Several
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: A family.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Several
Type of entities: Not reported.
Entities height: Small
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: Not reported.
Entities actions: Not reported.
Entities/witness interactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, noted footstep traces.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial beings or hoax.
Explanation certainty: None.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Artigas, Uruguay, on July 26, 1977, in the morning, on three occasions in July, a family named Da Costa claimed to have been visited by several small beings, apparently extraterrestrial, who left their footprints and disappeared while the witnesses stared at them. In the garden area small boot like footprints were found, and the next day one of the witnesses found a stone with strange drawings on it, which he could not decipher. No other information.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Cronica de Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Humcat 1977-39.

Points to consider:

Given the obvious lack of information, the case hardly gives reason to eliminate any explanation, including a hoax by tha alleged witnesses or a journalistic hoax.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe November 30, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not correctly indicated and not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe November 30, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient data, only a second hand meager foreign newspaper story. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial beings or hoax.

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 30, 2007 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 30, 2007 First published.

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