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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.

1978, RIGA, RIGA, LATVIA, TATIANA MELNIK:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Apparently, one Anto Belousov claimed that near Riga, Latvia, in 1978, at midnight, Tatiana Melnik had gone for a walk along the seashore when suddenly she saw in the water right off the coast a circle of light floating just above the water.

In the center of the circle stood a man wearing white overalls and a close fitting cap that covered his face. Others that came to the scene did not see anything.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000998
Date of event: 1978
Earliest report of event: 2007?
Delay of report: Day, 2 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Russian ufologist or UFO buff.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Russian ufologist or UFO buff.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: October 30, 2009
This file last updated on: October 30, 2009
Country of event: Latvia
State/Department: Riga
Type of location: On water from seashore.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Uncertain
UFO arrival observed: Not reported
UFO departure observed: Not reported
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Female.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Overalls, close fitting cap.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not seen or not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Large.
Entities eyes: Hidden by head cap.
Entities mouth: Hidden by head cap.
Entities nose: Hidden by head cap.
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: Is on water in a circle of light.
Entities/witness interactions: None reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible confusion, sailor on lighted boat.
Explanation certainty: Low.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Riga, Latvia, in 1978, at midnight, Tatiana Melnik had gone for a walk along the seashore when suddenly she saw in the water right off the coast a circle of light floating just above the water. In the center of the circle stood a man wearing white overalls and a close fitting cap that covered his face. Others that came to the scene did not see anything.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Anton 'Cade' Belousov."

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

the website indicates that in 1978 at 00:00 in Riga, Latvia, "Tatiana Melnik had gone for a walk along the seashore when suddenly she saw in the water right off the coast a circle of light floating just above the water. In the center of the circle stood a man wearing white overalls and a close fitting cap that covered his face. Others that came to the scene did not see anything."

The source is a broken link.

Points to consider:

There is no reason to exclude some confusion generated by some lighted boat with a man on the bridge. See List of Issues.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe October 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe October 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe October 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Possibility of mistake, seemingly a human in human outfit, no "UFO" per se. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe October 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Distance and observation conditions not reported. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe October 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Very short summary, no exact date, no duration, few details. Help needed. Opened.
6 Ufology Severe October 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case with apparently counter-testimonies. Help needed. Opened.
7 Ufology Severe October 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No information on witness, local familiar with location or foreign to the location? Help needed. Opened.
7 Ufology Severe October 30, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Witness age not reported. Child, teenager? Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible confusion, sailor on lighted boat.

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 October 30, 2009 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross October 30, 2009 First published.

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