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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.

FEBRUARY 1, 1978, GAINSBOROUGH, LINCOLNSHIRE, U-K., SOMEONE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

In issue #10 of the magazine "Strange", Nigel Watson reportedly told that in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, on February 1, 1978, at 10:20 p.m., somebody saw a large silver disc shaped object shoot overhead and land behind some nearby trees.

Two beings, about six feet tall, reportedly stood beside the craft, resembling men with silvery suits. The craft then left at very high speed.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000919
Date of event: February 1, 1978
Earliest report of event: 2000?
Delay of report: Day, decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Fortean magazine.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Fortean magazine.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: July 8, 2009
This file last updated on: July 8, 2009
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: Lincolnshire
Type of location: Outside.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: 1.80 meters
Entities outfit type: Outfit
Entities outfit color: Silver.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported or normal.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported or normal.
Entities arms: Not reported or normal.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None reported.
Entities actions: Came out of UFO, UFO departure.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial beings or invention.
Explanation certainty: None.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, on February 1, 1978, at 2220, the witness saw a large silvery disc shaped object shoot overhead and land behind some nearby trees. Two figures about six-foot tall were seen standing next to the object. Both were man like with silvery suits. The object then left the area at very high speed.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Nigel Watson, Strange Magazine #10."

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Donald Johnson indicates that on February 1, 1978, at 10:20 p.m. the witness saw a large silvery disc-shaped object shoot overhead and land behind some nearby trees in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England. Two figures about six feet tall were next seen standing next to the landed UFO. Both were human looking wearing silvery suits. The UFO then left the area at very high speed.

The source is indicated as Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case #165, citing Nigel Watson, Strange Magazine #10.

[Ref. ni1:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

The website indicates that on February 1, 1978, in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, at 10:20 p.m. the witness saw a large silvery disc-shaped object shoot overhead and land behind some nearby trees. Two figures about six feet tall were next seen standing next to the landed UFO. Both were human looking wearing silvery suits. The UFO then left the area at very high speed.

The source is indicated as Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case #165, citing Nigel Watson, Strange Magazine #10.

Points to consider:

Like a majority of reports, this one has so little information apparently that nothing can be said about it.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe July 8, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe July 8, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No investigation report available. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe July 8, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Unnamed single witness, age and sex not known, no information on witness. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe July 8, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Story of unknown origin: rumour, newspaper, anonymous letter...? Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe July 8, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient description of UFO, of occupant, of circumstances. Missing basic information such as place, duration etc. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial beings or invention.

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 July 8, 2009 Creation, [ar1], [dj1], [ni1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 8, 2009 First published.

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