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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 30, 1978, UNION COUNTY, INDIANA, USA, A WOMAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Apparently coming from files of ufologist Don Vorley, a short summary says that on August 30, 1978, at approximately 11:45 p.m., in Union County, Indiana, the USA, a woman drove on state road 44 in a valley close to a bridge, when she saw ahead, low above the road, an orange egg-shaped object accompanied by four smaller orange-red objects of squareish appearances.

Light reportedly suddenly engulfed her car and she does not remember anything of what occurred then, until she found herself driving approximately 5 miles further on the road.

At home, she was reportedly troubled mentally, and reportedly discovered two punctures wounds on her buttocks and small pieces of one does not know what mid chest.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001224
Date of event: August 30, 1978
Earliest report of event: 1980?
Delay of report: Day, 2 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufologis Don Worley.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Francis Ridge.
First alleged record type: Ufologist.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: November 13, 2011
This file last updated on: November 13, 2011
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Indiana
Type of location: From car on road.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: N/A
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Young adult, adult or aged
Witnesses types: Not reported. woman.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 0
Type of entities: N/A
Entities height: N/A
Entities outfit type: N/A.
Entities outfit color: N/A.
Entities skin color: N/A.
Entities body: N/A.
Entities head: N/A.
Entities eyes: N/A.
Entities mouth: N/A.
Entities nose: N/A.
Entities feet: N/A.
Entities arms: N/A.
Entities fingers: N/A.
Entities fingers number: N/A.
Entities hair: N/A.
Entities voice: N/A.
Entities actions: N/A.
Entities/witness interactions: N/A.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, lost memory.
Witness(es) feelings: Troubled.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Not a CE3.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. fr1:] FRANCIS RIDGE:

Francis Ridge reports that on August 30, 1978, an abduction was reported at 11:45 p.m. in Union County, Indiana.

The witness was driving her car on State Route 44 in a valley near a bridge when ahead, low over the road, she saw an orange egg shaped object accompanied by four small orange-red square-looking objects..

A light suddenly engulfed her car and she remembers nothing until she found herself about five miles further down the road than she had been when the light appeared.

The source is indicated as "Geobibliography of Anomalies, Eberhart."

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

Aug. 30, 1978; Union County, IN

About 11:45 PM. Witness driving on State road 44 in valley near bridge. Ahead low over the road she observed an orange egg shaped object accompanied by 4 small orange-red square-looking objects. Light suddenly engulfed her car and she remembers nothing until she found herself driving about 5 miles down the road. At home troubled mentally and discovered two puncture wounds on her buttocks and small lumps in mid chest. (Worley files)

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 30 August 1978 at 23:45 on State Route 44, near Union County, Illinois [sic], USA, there was a close encounter of the third kind, "Translocation, missing time. Orange ovoid low over intersection SR44 and Highway 4. Car illuminated by beam, missing time, driver recovers consciousness 5 miles down highway."

And: "Witness reported that a period of time could not be accounted for. One orange ovoid object, about 20 feet across, was observed on a highway for ten minutes."

The sources are indicated as "Ridge, Francis, Regional Encounters; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002".

Points to consider:

There is no experience with any entity in this case, the "abduction" is entirely speculated.

There is a terrible lack of data.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe November 13, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe November 13, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Apparently no investigation report. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe November 13, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single, anonymous witness case. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe November 13, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of case unknown: anonymous letter? Newspaper report? investigated case...? Second hand, first hand? Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe November 13, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Little information and apparently no research on the cited hard evidence. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Not a CE3.

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 13, 2011 Creation, [fr1], [ni1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 13, 2011 First published.

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