URECAT -> Homeclick!

Cette page en franšaisCliquez!

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 26, 1978, HYANNIS - BARNSTABLE, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, TWO PEOPLE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

With no witnesses names, the Albert Rosales catalogue says that ufologist Raymond Fowler told that in Hyannis-Barnstable, Massachusetts, on August 26, 1978, at 10:00 p.m., two people in a car watched an oval-shaped craft hovering low over the US6 road.

Behind several rectangular windows, several figures could be seen moving back and forth.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001279
Date of event: August 26, 1978
Earliest report of event: 2007?
Delay of report: Day, 3 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufologist Raymond Fowler.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufologist.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: December 14, 2011
This file last updated on: December 14, 2011
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Massachusetts
Type of location: Not reported. From car.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1 or 2
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adults or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Several
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 reported.
Entities actions: Were inside UFO.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible hoax, Betty Andreasson affair.
Explanation certainty: Low.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Hyannis-Barnstable, Massachusetts, on August 26, 1978, at 2200, two witnesses in a car watched an oval shaped craft hovering low over the US6 road. Behind several rectangular windows several figures could be seen moving back and forth. No other information.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Raymond Fowler."

[Ref. ni1:] "THE NICAP WEBSITE":

Aug. 26, 1978; Hyannis, MA

10:00 PM. Two witnesses in a car on Cape Cod watched an oval-shaped craft hovering low over the US Route 6 road. Within the craft several figures could be seen moving about behind several rectangular windows. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 2358, citing Raymond E. Fowler).

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on August 26, 1978, at 22:00, in Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA, "an object was observed. Occupants of the craft were seen. One ovoid object was observed by two witnesses on the shore for over one minute."

The sources are indicated as Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

Points to consider:

As this happens in the correct area and is apparemty coming frm Raymond Fowler, I suspect it is likely that the report is part of the Betty Andreasson claims; later admitted to be inventions by Mrs. Andreasson's former husband.

It is possible that the witnesses names and correct reference of the source were omitted on purpose so that readers cannot realize it.

Anyway, the report looks so poor that it can't have much value.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe December 14, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not correctly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 14, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No witnesses names given. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe December 14, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of report not known: anonymous, newspaper, Andreasson affair...? Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe December 14, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation or checking. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe December 14, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Totally insufficient information. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible hoax, Betty Andreasson affair.

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 14, 2011 Creation, [ar1], [ni1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 14, 2011 First published.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict



 Feedback  |  Top  |  Back  |  Forward  |  Map  |  List |  Home
This page was last updated on December 14, 2011