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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 1978, PEIXINHAS EM OLINDA, PERNAMBUCO, BRAZIL, PEOPLE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Possibly coming from a book telling stories of monsters and ghosts in the state of Pernambuco, a case that made Albert Rosales' ufology catalogue reportedly occurred in Peixinhas em Olinda, Brazil, on August 1978, at night.

It is said local peasants reported encountering a bizarre creature described as resembling a bipedal "wolfman." It reportedly attacked several women.

It is said three women were walking by an area called "Cabo Gato" when they heard a loud growling sound coming from some nearby bushes. Suddenly, a tall hairy figure appeared and chased the three women for several meters before disappearing into the woods as some men approached.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001069
Date of event: August 1978
Earliest report of event: Not known.
Delay of report: Day, 3 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: "Supernatural" book, probably.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: "Supernatural" book, probably.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: December 30, 2011
This file last updated on: February 10, 2012
Country of event: Brazil
State/Department: Probably Pernambuco.
Type of location: Nature, bushes, woods.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 5 or more
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Men, 3 women.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Wolfman
Entities height: Tall
Entities outfit type: None.
Entities outfit color: N/A.
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. Biped.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Hairy.
Entities voice: Growled.
Entities actions: Chased 3 women, fled when men came.
Entities/witness interactions: Chased 3 women, fled when men came.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Peixinhas em Olinda, Brazil, on August 1978, at night, local peasants reported encountering a bizarre creature described as resembling a bipedal "wolfman." It reportedly attacked several women. Three women were walking by an area called "Cabo Gato" when they heard a loud growling sound coming from some nearby bushes. Suddenly a tall hairy figure appeared and chased the three for several meters before it disappeared into the woods as some men approached.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Recife Assombrado Brazil."

[Ref. af1:] ANTONIO FALEIRO:

22-Peixinhas - Olinda, August-1978-night Local peasants reported encountering a bizarre creature described as resembling a bipedal "wolfman." It reportedly attacked several women. Three women were walking by an area called "Cabo Gato" when they heard a loud growling sound coming from some nearby bushes. Suddenly a tall hairy figure appeared and chased the three for several meters before it disappeared into the woods as some men approached. (Recife Assombrado Brazil)

[Ref. ud1:] "UDODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in August 1978 at 21:00 in Peixinhas em Olinda, Brazil, "Local peasants reported encountering a bizarre creature described as resembling a bipedal "wolfman." It reportedly attacked several women. Three women were walking by an area called "Cabo Gato" when they heard a loud growling sound coming from some nearby bushes. Suddenly a tall hairy figure appeared and chased the three for several meters before it disappeared into the woods as some men approached."

The source indication is a broken link.

Points to consider:

I was unable to locate a place named "Peixinhas em Olinda" - or approaching - in Brazil.

As of the source, I did find a website advertizing on books on the "supernatural", monsters, ghosts, etc., in the state of Pernambuco at www.orecifeassombrado.com:

One may wonder why this story appears in ufology sources, when there is no UFO and the creature description is that of an animal, maybe less extraordinary than claimed. An escaped bear, maybe?

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe December 30, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 30, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No elements of credibility of the source. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe December 30, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross witnesses not named. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe December 30, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of story unknown: invention, rumour, newspaper...? Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe December 30, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of checking or investigation. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Not UFO-related.

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 30, 2011 Creation, [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 30, 2011 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross February 10, 2012 Addition [af1].

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