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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.

END MARCH 1978, MIDDLEBROOK, VIRGINIA, USA, SEVEN PEOPLE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

An article by David Fideler in the sensationalist magazine "Saga UFO Report" in August 1978 reportedly tells that in Middlebrook, Virginia, USA, on late March 1978, in the evening, seven electric power employees driving across an open pasture on their way to repair a power line noticed a tall hairy "Bigfoot-type" creature standing in the middle of the field.

The creature suddenly dashed towards the edge of the nearby woods, seeming to glide instead of running.

The creature briefly stopped to look at the men and they noticed that it carried something to its chest resembling a "red flashlight".

It then disappeared into the woods.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001245
Date of event: End March 1978
Earliest report of event: August 1978
Delay of report: Day, 5 months?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: UFO magazine Saga UFO Report.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: UFO magazine.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: November 19, 2011
This file last updated on: November 19, 2011
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Virginia
Type of location: Field.
Lighting conditions: Evening.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None.
Witnesses numbers: 0 to 7
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adults.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Power company employees.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: "Bigfoot"
Entities height: Tall
Entities outfit type: None reported. Kind of red flashlight on chest.
Entities outfit color: N/A.
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: Hairy.
Entities voice: None reported.
Entities actions: Glided instead of running, looked at witnesses, fled.
Entities/witness interactions: Looked at witnesses.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible invention.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Middlebrook, Virginia, on late March 1978, in the evening, seven electric power employees driving across an open pasture on their way to repair a power line noticed a tall hairy Bigfoot type creature standing in the middle of the field. The creature suddenly dashed towards the edge of the nearby woods. It appeared to glide instead of run. The creature briefly stopped to look at the men and they noticed that it carried something to its chest resembling a "red flashlight" it then disappeared into the woods.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "David Fideler, Saga UFO Report August 1978."

Points to consider:

"Saga UFO Report" is not the most credible source. The popular and sensationalist UFO magazine issued all sorts of stories, Bermuda triangle lore, the Stonehenge site having been built by aliens, "Psychic forces from Evil", "Skyquakes", "Gods from outer space", Bigfoot as an "alien mutation" etc.

The articles were in no case investigation reports, often seemed made up, with no source references or witnesses names.

David Fideler is the author of the book "Jesus Christ, Sun of God" in which he sees "Jesus" as a some sort of "solar" son of god. He was also the editor of "The Anomaly Research Bulletin".

It seems that none of the numerous "Bigfoot" sightings websites listed the case.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe November 19, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe November 19, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature of report unknown: anonymous letter, rumour, newspaper...? Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe November 19, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe November 19, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Anonymous witnesses. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe November 19, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Apparently no corroborating source. Help needed. Opened.
6 Ufology Severe November 19, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing basic data such as exact date, duration, distances, colors... Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible 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 November 19, 2011 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 19, 2011 First published.

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