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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 17, 1978, DARLINGHURST, NEWS SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, MR. FREITAG:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

The Australian Centre for UFO Studies reportedly recorded that on May 17, 1978, in Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia, there was a sighting of a craft and its occupant or occupants, by a 56-year-old male witness named Freitag, in a yard, and that the case was explained as psychological.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001160
Date of event: May 17, 1978
Earliest report of event: 2000?
Delay of report: Day, decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology group ACUFOS.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue UFODNA.
First alleged record type: Ufology group.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: November 15, 2009
This file last updated on: November 15, 2009
Country of event: Australia
State/Department: New South Wales
Type of location: Yard
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 56
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Not reported.
Type of entities: Not reported.
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 heard.
Entities actions: Not reported.
Entities/witness interactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Psychological. Insufficient data.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on May 17, 1978, in Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia, there was a close encounter with a craft and its occupants: "An unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed by one male 56-year-old witness in a yard (Freitag). Explanation: Psych."

The source is indicated as ACUFOS, Australian Centre for UFO Studies.

Points to consider:

No comment would be relevant, with so few details.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe November 15, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and insiufficiently referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe November 15, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No other version found. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe November 15, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Totally insufficient data. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Psychological. Insufficient data.

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 15, 2009 Creation, [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 15, 2009 First published.

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