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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.

MID DECEMBER 1978, JARABACOA, LA VEGA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, A MAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Ufologist Sebastian Robiou Lamarche reportedly told that in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, in the middle of December 1978, at 6 p.m., a night watchman saw a very tall man wearing a silvery outfit and with very luminous eyes standing in front of a nearby pine tree.

The humanoid suddenly vanished in plain sight as the witness approached.

The next day at about 11:30 p.m. several other persons watched a large bright object with a cupola hovering above the same pine tree.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001197
Date of event: Mid December 1978
Earliest report of event: 1979
Delay of report: Day, 1 year?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology book Robiou Lamarche.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufology book.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: December 3, 2009
This file last updated on: December 3, 2009
Country of event: Dominican Republic
State/Department: La Vega
Type of location: Outside, near pine tree.
Lighting conditions: Not reported. Day/night limit.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male, night watchman.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Very tall
Entities outfit type: Outfit.
Entities outfit color: Silver.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Very luminous.
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 heard.
Entities actions: Stood there, disappeared.
Entities/witness interactions: Disappeared when witness approached.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, approached.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or invention or confusion.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, in the middle of December 1978, at 1800, a night watchman reported seeing a very tall man wearing a silvery outfit and with very luminous eyes standing in front of a nearby pine tree. The humanoid suddenly vanished in plain sight as the witness approached. The next day at about 2330 several other persons watched a large bright object with a cupola hovering above the same pine tree.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Robiou Lamarche, Manifesto Ovnis en Puerto Rico Santo Domingo Y Cuba."

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 6 December 1978 at 02:00 in Jarabacoa, Rincon, Dominican Republic, "Domed disc observed hovering four hours, at 6am watchman saw tall being, dressed in coveralls, very bright eyes. When witness attacked, being stepped aside and disappeared."

And: "Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and monstrous occupants. One domed disc was observed by four witnesses in a forest for four hours. One tall being, wearing a coverall, was seen."

The sources are indicated as Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, APRO Bulletin, APRO, Tucson; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

Points to consider:

The information is meager; see List of Issues.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe December 3, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 3, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of story not known. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe December 3, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single anonymous witness case. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe December 3, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors or invention or confusion.

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 3, 2009 Creation, [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 3, 2009 First published.

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