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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.

JUNE 25, 1978, FAIRVIEW PARK, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA, A MAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

The Australian ufology group UFORSA reportedly indicated that on June 25, 1978, in Fairview Park, South Australia, at 10:40 p.m., a man driving around a roundabout swerved to avoid a collision with a 1.35 to 1.50 meters tall figure of a dark complexion. when he looked back there was no one there.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001229
Date of event: June 25, 1978
Earliest report of event: 1978?
Delay of report: Day, years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology group UFORSA.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Basterfield.
First alleged record type: Ufology group.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: May 2, 2010
This file last updated on: May 2, 2010
Country of event: Australia
State/Department: South Australia
Type of location: road around roundabout.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. young adult, adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male, driver.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Not reported
Entities height: 1.35 to 1.50 meters
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Dark?
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: Was on the road.
Entities/witness interactions: None reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, avoided hitting entity with his vehicle, observed entity was gone.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible confusion, human, low strangeness, totally insufficient data.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. kb1:] KEITH BASTERFIELD:

The Australian ufologist indicates that on June 25, 1978, in Fairview Park, SA, at 2240hrs, driving around a roundabout a man swerved to avoid a collision with a 135-150 centimeters tall figure of a dark complexion. Upon looking back there was no one there.

Keith Basterfield indicates the source as "UFORSA."

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Fairview Park, South Australia, on June 5, 1978, at 2240, a motorist driving around in the area had to swerve his vehicle in order to avoid hitting a five-foot tall dark complexioned figure, which stood in the middle of the road. He drove away and upon looking back the figure had already vanished. No other information.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "UFORSA."

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on June 25, 1978, at 22:40, in Fairview Park, South Australia, Australia, there was a close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. "An unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed by two witnesses, a married couple, on a road for a few minutes. Explanation: Psych."

The sources are indicated as Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, APRO Bulletin, APRO, Tucson.

Points to consider:

See List of Issues below.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe May 2, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and insufficiently referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe May 2, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Apparently no investigation, very short report only. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe May 2, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single, anonymous witness. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe May 2, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient information on sighting conditions. Night. Possible split second duration. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe May 2, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Low strangeness, entity possibly normal human, no UFO at all. Only apparent strangeness is entity not being seen when driver looked back. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible confusion, human, low strangeness, totally 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 May 2, 2010 Creation, [kb1], [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross May 2, 2010 First published.

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