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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, SAN ANGELO, TEXAS, USA, A MAN AND HIS WIFE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

The Fortean Times reportedly published that near San Angelo, Texas, USA, in 1978, at night, a military man and his wife were driving on Highway 77 on his way to Ohio when, as they went over a hill, they came upon a line of black robed figures walking across the highway.

There was no way in this dark road that the figures could not see the vehicle headlights. Before the driver could react, she drove the vehicle right between two of the walking figures. The figures did not flinch or show any reaction.

Stunned, they noticed that further back in the line, was a man with a "lumberjack" shirt on, unbuttoned, walking with them. The witnesses were frightened since there had been numerous "cattle mutilations" in the area around the same time. They kept on driving and left the area.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000893
Date of event: 1978
Earliest report of event: Not known.
Delay of report: Decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Fortean Times.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
First certain record type: Fortean magazine.
This file created on: December 7, 2008
This file last updated on: December 7, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Texas
Type of location: Road from car on a hill.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 2
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adults or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Military man and his wife.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Several
Type of entities: Not reported
Entities height: Not reported
Entities outfit type: Robes
Entities outfit color: Black.
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.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None reported.
Entities actions: Are on the road.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible confusion. Insufficient data. Unknown credibility.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near San Angelo, Texas, in 1978, at night, a military man and his wife were driving on Highway 77 on his way to Ohio when as they went over a hill they came upon a line of black robed figures walking across the highway. There was no way in this dark road that the figures could not see the vehicle headlights. Before the driver could react, she drove the vehicle right between two of the walking figures. The figures did not flinch or show any reaction. Stunned they noticed that further back in the line, was a man with a "lumberjack" shirt on, unbuttoned, walking with them. The witnesses were frightened since there had been numerous "cattle mutilations" in the area around the same time. They kept on driving and left the area.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Fortean Times."

Points to consider:

As noted in the List of Issues below, the case, with no UFO and figures barely described, can certainly not be considered to be a properly documented occurence.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe December 7, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and insufficiently referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 7, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient data: date, place, nature of story, how and when reported, names, descriptions etc. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe December 7, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation report. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe December 7, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Possibilities of confusion not checked. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible confusion. Insufficient data. Unknown credibility.

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 7, 2008 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 7, 2008 First published.

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