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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.

AUGUST 22, 1978, SOUTHAMPTON, BERMUDA, U-K., SEVERAL PEOPLE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

In 2001 someone anonymous reported to the Mational UFO REporting website this story:

"Incident was also documented in the Bermuda Royle [sic] Gazette newspaper 8-21-78 and 8-22-78.Me and my bride were on our Incident was documented the Bermuda Royal Gazette newspaper 8-21-78 and 8-22-78.Me ane my wife were on our honeymoon.We stayed at the resort"The Reefs";in SouthHampton,Bermuda.Exact evening time I am not sure of,I guess around nine. We sat down for dinner.This seating area is outdoors and sits about three stories on a cliffside overlooking the beach and view is to the east. While having dinner I began to observe an apparent helicopter out on the ocean horizon with two very intensely brilliant search lights sweeping the water.I began to notice the other dinners pulling out cameras and mumbling to one another about this and taking many pictures. We finished eating and said goodnite to some friends and headed to room;all the while noticeing that the [helicopter]is slowly working its way towards shore and us. Now the layout of the resort is important.It is "J" shaped, in a cove,on the ocean,with thelong part juting out on a jetty which is where our room was. there is a break in between the building which alows you to get to the beach.We were right at this area about 30 feet from the water when al of a sudden we were lite up like Richard Druyfess in closs encounters of the third kind. I noted to my wife there is the helicopter.Less than 75 feet in the air and no more than 100 feet away.In amater of a few seconds I obseved the 2foot in dia.spotlite turn red as it began to fade of.As it is going out I see that the red color is the filement in the center of the lite and there is a flame coming off it.At the same time Inotice a gas orfice pulling away from the back of the lite and both the lite and gas line are retracting into the bottom of the craft.Also lights{small} are now apearing around the helicopter so I thought!With absolote excitement I now realize that I am looking at a 30 foot in dia. flying saucer, so closs I could hit it with a coffee cup.As I turn to my wife and say it , she is already gone, running scared and screaming for me to get away.I off course noway. I stayed riht there. I observed now that! it has rectangular windows around its perimeter,that everone having dinner above us on the cliff is takeing pictures like it was at arock concert and some were screaming.You see that I now notice that there are 3ET's near the windows. There were two to the right side of the saucer and they were WAVEING HELLO!, to the other people haveing ddinner and then I notice the one looking strate at me. I now know what it means to have your hair stand up on the back of your neck!!!!! It was the most fearfull thing I have ever felt in my life. They were the "GRAYS"; without a doubt!!!!!After about 1 minute with out any noise, it began to head out over the ocean. At about 150 yards out you could hear jets comeing. The British military began chasing them. And off they went out off site.The next morning just after 5a.m.,around sunrise my wife shakes me awake."A-----,she says I dont'know how to say this but a they wre just here."I said who???She tells me that someone just layed her down on the bed. When she oened her eyes there at the foot off the bed et was standing there It raised one hand and waved and lept right out out balcony door about 10 feet never touching the rail. I noted also that I was under the covers and she was on top off them....That day on the beach people said that we should have been there the night before there was a dozen [flying saucsers buzzing the island......"

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001074
Date of event: August 22, 1978
Earliest report of event: August 22, 1978 or February 6, 2001
Delay of report: Day, 3 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Newspaper Bermuda Royal Gazette.
First certain record by: NUFORC web report.
First alleged record type: Local newspaper.
First certain record type: Web report.
This file created on: December 12, 2011
This file last updated on: December 12, 2011
Country of event: R-U.
State/Department: Bermuda
Type of location: Ocean side hotel
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Not reported
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 0 to many.
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adult, or adults.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Man. Man, wife, hotel guests.
Photograph(s): Allegedly, not available.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 3
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Small
Entities outfit type: One piece tight fitting
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Grey.
Entities body: Not reported. "Grey".
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: Are in UFO, wave hand at resort guests.
Entities/witness interactions: Wave hand at resort guests.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went or fled.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: "Greys" aliens.
Explanation category: Credibility unknown, possible invention.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. 1:] NUFORC WEB REPORT:

Occurred : 8/22/1978 22:00 (Entered as : 08-22-78 22:00)

Reported: 2/6/2001 14:06

Posted: 2/18/2001

Location: Bermuda,

Shape: Disk

Duration: 1 hour

Incident was also documented in the Bermuda Royle [sic] Gazette newspaper 8-21-78 and 8-22-78.Me and my bride were on our Incident was documented the Bermuda Royal Gazette newspaper 8-21-78 and 8-22-78.Me ane my wife were on our honeymoon.We stayed at the resort"The Reefs";in SouthHampton,Bermuda.Exact evening time I am not sure of,I guess around nine. We sat down for dinner.This seating area is outdoors and sits about three stories on a cliffside overlooking the beach and view is to the east. While having dinner I began to observe an apparent helicopter out on the ocean horizon with two very intensely brilliant search lights sweeping the water.I began to notice the other dinners pulling out cameras and mumbling to one another about this and taking many pictures. We finished eating and said goodnite to some friends and headed to room;all the while noticeing that the [helicopter]is slowly working its way towards shore and us. Now the layout of the resort is important.It is "J" shaped, in a cove,on the ocean,with thelong part juting out on a jetty which is where our room was. there is a break in between the building which alows you to get to the beach.We were right at this area about 30 feet from the water when al of a sudden we were lite up like Richard Druyfess in closs encounters of the third kind. I noted to my wife there is the helicopter.Less than 75 feet in the air and no more than 100 feet away.In amater of a few seconds I obseved the 2foot in dia.spotlite turn red as it began to fade of.As it is going out I see that the red color is the filement in the center of the lite and there is a flame coming off it.At the same time Inotice a gas orfice pulling away from the back of the lite and both the lite and gas line are retracting into the bottom of the craft.Also lights{small} are now apearing around the helicopter so I thought!With absolote excitement I now realize that I am looking at a 30 foot in dia. flying saucer, so closs I could hit it with a coffee cup.As I turn to my wife and say it , she is already gone, running scared and screaming for me to get away.I off course noway. I stayed riht there. I observed now that! it has rectangular windows around its perimeter,that everone having dinner above us on the cliff is takeing pictures like it was at arock concert and some were screaming.You see that I now notice that there are 3ET's near the windows. There were two to the right side of the saucer and they were WAVEING HELLO!, to the other people haveing ddinner and then I notice the one looking strate at me. I now know what it means to have your hair stand up on the back of your neck!!!!! It was the most fearfull thing I have ever felt in my life. They were the "GRAYS"; without a doubt!!!!!After about 1 minute with out any noise, it began to head out over the ocean. At about 150 yards out you could hear jets comeing. The British military began chasing them. And off they went out off site.The next morning just after 5a.m.,around sunrise my wife shakes me awake."A-----,she says I dont'know how to say this but a they wre just here."I said who???She tells me that someone just layed her down on the bed. When she oened her eyes there at the foot off the bed et was standing there It raised one hand and waved and lept right out out balcony door about 10 feet never touching the rail. I noted also that I was under the covers and she was on top off them....That day on the beach people said that we should have been there the night before there was a dozen [flying saucsers buzzing the island......

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Southampton, Bermuda, on August 22, 1978, at night, several guests at the local resort "The Reefs" were having dinner at an outdoors area on top of a cliff when they saw what appeared to be a helicopter approaching. The object approached and shone a blood red spotlight at the witnesses. The witnesses now realized that the helicopter was really a 30-foot disc shaped object. The craft had brightly lit rectangular windows around its perimeter. The main witness and several of the other guests could now see several gray figures that appeared to be waving at them; one stared directly at one of the witnesses. After about a minute the silent craft flew over the ocean and disappeared. At this point several military jets now appeared and apparently chased the object. Later that night, around 0500A, the wife of the main witness woke up startled to see a short figure standing in their room. The figure raised one hand, waved it then leaped right out the balcony, about 10 feet, never touching the rail.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "NUFORC."

Points to consider:

Note: Bermuda is an archipelago geographically belonging to the northern America continent but politically an autonomous territory attached to the United Kingdom.

A clumsily written report, anonymous, late, not investigated. Believe it or not. I see no way to say anything certain about it.

However, the total lack of sensible description of the UFO, simply said to be a "flying saucer", and the occupants, just dubbed "greys" makes me think this is likely just an invented story.

One can also note how [ar1]'s version hides the terrible quality of the report writing, and can make believe this is a multiple witness case when there is only one anonymous reporter.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Ufology Severe December 12, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Only an anonymous story told on the web, no investigation. Help needed. Opened.
1 Data Severe December 12, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing newspaper articles "Bermuda Royal Gazette" for August 21, 1978 and August 21, 1978. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Credibility unknown, 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 December 12, 2011 Creation, [nu1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 12, 2011 First published.

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