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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 1978, DEMERDZHI, CRIMEA, UKRAINE, ANDREY:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Ukraine ufologist Anton Anfalov reportedly communicated that in the Northern Demerdzhi Mountain, Crimea, Ukraine, in June 1978, at 00:30 a.m., a local teenager, Andrey, from the nearby town of Alushta, had climbed to the top of Mount Demerdzhi and had camped there to spend the night.

During that night, a bright light pointed directly at his face suddenly awakened him.

He opened his eyes and the outlines of several human-shaped figures, who had domed-shaped heads connected directly to their shoulders. Their faces were not visible or were absent. Clearly visible was their large collars that came down to their breasts.

The humanoids were apparently staring at Andrey, who was paralyzed. Everything was brightly lit around him.

Andrey felt no fear or any other emotions during the encounter. He soon fell asleep and could not remember anything else.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001038
Date of event: June 1978
Earliest report of event: 2007?
Delay of report: Day, 3 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Local ufologist Anton Anfalov.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Local ufologist.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: December 9, 2011
This file last updated on: December 9, 2011
Country of event: Ukraine
State/Department: Crimea
Type of location: Mountain top, camping.
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. Teenager.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Local teenager.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Several
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Not reported
Entities outfit type: Not reported. Large collars down to the breasts.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Domed-shaped heads connected directly to the shoulders, face not visible or missing.
Entities eyes: Not seen or missing.
Entities mouth: Not seen or missing.
Entities nose: Not seen or missing.
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: Where there.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, slept again.
Witness(es) feelings: Not frightened, felt nothing.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probable hypnagogic hallucination.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Northern Demerdzhi Mountain, Crimea, Ukraine, on June 1978, at 0030 a.m., a local teenager, Andrey from the nearby town of Alushta had climbed to the top of Mount Demerdzhi and had camped there to spend the night. During the night a bright light pointed directly at his face suddenly awakened him. He opened his eyes and the outlines of several human-shaped figures. They had domed-shaped heads connected directly to their shoulders. Their faces were not visible or were absent (maybe robotic creatures?). The humanoids were apparently staring at Andrey, what was clearly visible was their large collars that came down to their breasts. Apparently the witness was paralyzed and everything was brightly lit around him. Andrey felt no fear or any other emotions during the encounter (apparently he was under some kind of psychological influence exerted by the aliens); he soon fell asleep and could not remember anything else. A local legend states that Demerdzhi is hollow and had been excavated thousands of years before by a race of dwarfs in an effort to extract supposed treasures buried within. A local clairvoyant, Lenura Azizova claims that there still exists an ancient underground alien base under the mountain.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Anton Anfalov personal investigation."

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in June 1978 at 00:30 in Demerdzhi, Crimea, Ukraine, "A local teenager, Andrey from the nearby town of Alushta had climbed to the top of Mount Demerdzhi and had camped there to spend the night. During the night a bright light pointed directly at his face suddenly awakened him. He opened his eyes and the outlines of several human-shaped figures. They had domed-shaped heads connected directly to their shoulders. Their faces were not visible or were absent (maybe robotic creatures?). The humanoids were apparently staring at Andrey, what was clearly visible was their large collars that came down to their breasts. Apparently the witness was paralyzed and everything was brightly lit around him. Andrey felt no fear or any other emotions during the encounter (apparently he was under some kind of psychological influence exerted by the aliens); he soon fell asleep and could not remember anything else. A local legend states that Demerdzhi is hollow and had been excavated thousands of years before by a race of dwarfs in an effort to extract supposed treasures buried within. A local clairvoyant, Lenura Azizova claims that there still exists an ancient underground alien base under the mountain."

The source is a broken link.

Points to consider:

With this report, everything screams the explanation to me: an hypnagogic hallucination episode with sleep paralysis.

Although hypnagogic experiences are now quite understood in the medical literature on non-pathological sleep disorders and sleep phenomena, although there are knowledgeable ufologists who understand this phenomenon, many other ufologists are still unable to identify such causes when they apply and still believe such experiences are alien encounters or alien abductions.

I provide a few references among dozens about the topic of hypnagogic hallucination and sleep paralysis:

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe December 9, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 9, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Report only, apparently no investigation for causes. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probable hypnagogic hallucination.

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 December 9, 2011 Creation, [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 9, 2011 First published.

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