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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.

SEPTEMBER 15, 1978, DELANO, TENNESSEE, USA, A WOMAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

It was reportedly said in the International UFO Reporter that on September 15, 1978, in Delano, Tennessee, USA, at 02:30 a.m., a 31-year-old woman who was in her bed awaken for 30 minutes had a "funny" feeling that urged her to look outside.

At the south window, looking at the fields of this rural area, she reportedly saw the bright moon shining in a clear sky, and also in sky, in the south-west, vaguely, a silent object of elongated shape with red and pink lights as if it were on fire, of an angular size slightly smaller than the moon.

She reportedly saw two normal men in white suit approximately 100 yards of the window, she did not see details as it was too dark. They moved towards the house, stopped, and went away.

The object then came quickly, coming very near, then left quickly, going up towards the west.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001255
Date of event: 1978
Earliest report of event: 1978?
Delay of report: Day, years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology bulletin IUR.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufology bulletin.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: May 15, 2010
This file last updated on: May 15, 2010
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Tennessee
Type of location: Outside from window.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 31
Witnesses types: Not reported. Woman.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Not reported
Entities outfit type: Suits.
Entities outfit color: White.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported or normal.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported, too dark.
Entities mouth: Not reported, too dark.
Entities nose: Not reported, too dark.
Entities feet: Not reported, too dark.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported, too dark.
Entities fingers number: Not reported, too dark.
Entities hair: Not reported, too dark.
Entities voice: None erported.
Entities actions: Were there, walked to house, stopped, went away.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probable confusion, men.
Explanation certainty: MEdium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Delano, Tennessee, on September 15, 1978, at 0230 a.m., a 31-year old woman was lying in bed awake when she suddenly felt compelled to look outside, over a nearby field she could see a vaguely outlined long shape red and pink in color. It was completely silent. She also saw two normal men of average height dressed in white suits standing about 100 yards from the window. They walked towards the house but then turned back.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "IUR Vol. 4 #3."

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

The website indicates that on September 15, 1978, in Delano, Tennessee, at 02:30 a.m., a 31-year-old woman "was lying in bed awake for 30 minutes when 'funny' feeling made her look outside. She stood at the south window looking out at fields of this rural area and saw bright moon in clear sky. Also saw vaguely, object with lights in a long shape, red and pink as if on fire in SW sky. Angular size was somewhat less than moon's. No sound . Two 'normal' men dressed in white suits could be seen about 100 yards from window, too dark for details They started for the house, but then stopped and turned back. The UFO came in fast at this point and came very close to ground then left very fast climbing to the West."

The source is indicated as "IUR,4,1".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on September 15, 1978 at 02:30 in Delano, Tennessee, USA, an unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed by one female 31-year-old witness named Hooper in a bedroom.

A 31-year old woman was lying in bed awake when she suddenly felt compelled to look outside, over a nearby field she could see a vaguely outlined long shape red and pink in color. It was completely silent. She also saw two normal men of average height dressed in white suits standing about 100 yards from the window. They walked towards the house but then turned back.

The sources are indicated as Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; Rosales, Albert, Humanoid Sighting Reports Database.

Points to consider:

In addition to the weaknesses of the case indicated in the List of Issues below, I hardly see much strangeness in the report: the UFO, practically not described, could be just anything, the characters seen at 100 meters as looking like normal men were probably normal men, and the relationship between these men and the UFO is nothing obvious.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe May 15, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and insufficiently referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe May 15, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe May 15, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single anonymous witness. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe May 15, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of story unknown: anonymous letter, newspaper, investigated case...? Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe May 15, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient information, insufficient descriptions and bad sighting conditions. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probable confusion, men.

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 May 15, 2010 Creation, [ar1], [ni1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross May 15, 2010 First published.

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