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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.

DECEMBER 15, 1978, COLLEGNO, TORINO, ITALY, PEOPLE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Chris Aubeck reportedly indicated that in Collegno, Torino, Italy, on December 15, 1978, at 1830, several witnesses spotted a bizarre human like figure about 1.60 meters in height, wearing a rose-colored coverall and without apparent facial features.

It moved around in a field at very high speed and then remained immobile leaning against a wall for more than 30 minutes.

The witnesses were afraid to approach the figure and some thought it was a prank and summoned the authorities. As the police arrived the figure suddenly ran through an opening in the wall at "incredible" speed and quickly disappeared from sight.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001200
Date of event: December 15, 1978
Earliest report of event: 1978? 2005?
Delay of report: Day, decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufologist Chris Aubeck.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufologist.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: December 2, 2009
This file last updated on: December 2, 2009
Country of event: Italy
State/Department: Torino
Type of location: Field.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: Not reported. Several.
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: 1.60 meters
Entities outfit type: Outfit.
Entities outfit color: Pink.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Human-looking.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: None or not visible.
Entities mouth: None or not visible.
Entities nose: None or not visible.
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: Runs, stops, flees.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, called police.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or confusion or invention.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Collegno, Torino, Italy, on December 15, 1978, at 1830, several witnesses spotted a bizarre human like figure about 1.60 meters in height, wearing a rose-colored coverall and without apparent facial features. It moved around in a field at very high speed and then remained immobile leaning against a wall for more than 30 minutes. The witnesses were afraid to approach the figure and some thought it was a prank and summoned the authorities. As the police arrived the strange figure suddenly ran through an opening in the wall at incredibly speed and quickly disappeared from sight.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Chris Aubeck, Return to Magonia."

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

December 15

1978 - At 5:45 p.m. a luminous orange sphere, about two meters in diameter, passed low over houses in a residential area of Macomer, Italy on the island of Sardinia. At 6:30 p.m. several witnesses in Collegno, Torino, Italy spotted a bizarre human-like figure about 1.60 meters in height, wearing a rose-colored coverall and without facial features. It moved around in a field at very high speed and then remained immobile, leaning against a wall for more than 30 minutes. The witnesses were afraid to approach the figure. Some thought it was a prank and summoned the authorities. As the police arrived the strange figure suddenly ran through an opening in the wall at incredibly speed and quickly disappeared from sight. Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, citing Chris Aubeck, Return to Magonia).

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 15 December 1978 18:30 in Collegno, Italy, there was a "Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and monstrous occupants. An unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed by several witnesses." And: "Several witnesses spotted a bizarre human like figure about 1.60 meters in height, wearing a rose-colored coverall and without apparent facial features. It moved around in a field at very high speed and then remained immobile leaning against a wall for more than 30 minutes. The witnesses were afraid to approach the figure and some thought it was a prank and summoned the authorities. As the police arrived the strange figure suddenly ran through an opening in the wall at incredibly speed and quickly disappeared from sight."

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

Points to consider:

The story, without primary source, without clearly referenced secondary source, seems to comprise only one strangeness, the speed of the "being's" run. It is said he had no facial feature, but his might be simply a distortion of some mention that its facial features were not distinct, for a question of distance, or because of the night, for example.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe December 2, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not known. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 2, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of story unknown: anonymous letter, newspaper, investigated case...? Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe December 2, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No named witnesses. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe December 2, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation or checking. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe December 2, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Apparently no other mention in the ufological literature. Help needed. Opened.
6 Ufology Severe December 2, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Low strangeness, speed only, not specified. No UFO. No details, situation, no distances etc. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors or confusion or invention.

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 2, 2009 Creation, [ar1], [dj1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 2, 2009 First published.

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