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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.

MARCH 4, 1982, CONISTON CUTTING, CUMBRIA, U-K., A WOMAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Paul Devereux is a British author who thinks that fairies and UFOS are in some cases explainable as being due to luminous "plasma" clouds produced by natural tectonic activities, and says these plasma emit electromagnetic fields that have the effect of making people see things that do not exist.

According to a ufology catalogue, in one of his books defending this thesis, he mentions a case in Coniston Cutting, England, March 4, 1982, at 10:30 p.m., in which a woman drove home and was between some villages, when her car was suddenly lit by a bluish light.

She looked in her rear view mirror and then saw two lights, one blue, the other red, hovering in the sly "nearby." These lights are said to have followed her vehicle on a half-mile, whereas a beam of light appeared suddenly close to her car, by forming a circle of light on the ground, coming from somewhare above her car.

The woman started to judge that it felt very cold, and the car's engine started revving. The lights suddenly disappeared, whereas a truck approached.

She arrived home, with 30 minutes of "missing time".

Later she was submitted to hypnosis, and "remembered" to have met unknown entities. One was named "Zeus" and claimed to be from planet "Zircon."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000444
Date of event: March 4, 1982
Earliest report of event: 1990?
Delay of report: 8 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufologists using hypnosis.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufologists using hypnosis.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: January 16, 2008
This file last updated on: January 16, 2008
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: Cumbria?
Type of location: Road.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Uncertain
UFO arrival observed: Uncertain
UFO departure observed: Uncertain
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages:
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Not reported.
Type of entities: Not reported.
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
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: Yes, uncertain.
Entities actions: Said his name is "Zeus" and he is from planet "Zircon".
Entities/witness interactions: Said his name is "Zeus" and he is from planet "Zircon"..
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went, underwent hypnosis session(s).
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probably memories under hypnosis of events not experienced in reality.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that Coniston Cutting, England, on March 4, 1982, at 10:30 p.m., a woman was returning home and was traveling between villages when the car was suddenly lit up with a bluish light. Looking into the mirror she then saw two lights one blue the other red hovering in the air nearby. The lights followed the vehicle for a half-mile then a beam of light suddenly appeared near the car forming a circle of light on the ground. The light came from somewhere above the vehicle. The witness began feeling very cold and the car engine began revving. The lights suddenly vanished as a truck approached. The witness finally arrived home with 30 minutes of "missing time". Under hypnosis later she recalled meeting unknown entities one calling himself "Zeus" who claimed to be from the planet "Zircon."

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Paul Devereux, Earth Lights Revelation.

Albert Rosales comments that this appears to be an unexplored abduction event, and that the fact that the entity identified itself as "Zeus" is intriguing.

Points to consider:

Paul Devereux:

Paul Devereux is an author, researcher, lecturer, broadcaster, artist and photographer based in England. Devereux is a Research Fellow with the "International Consciousness Research Laboratories" group at Princeton University. He writes about "cognitive archeology", "ecopsychology", the so-called "ley lines", geomancy, unusual geophysical phenomena, and consciousness studies, spanning the range from academic to popular.

He saw a UFO, could not explain it, and then proposed a theory that claims many UFOs, and a whole range of phenomena such as fairies stories, are actually so-called "earthlights", clouds of plasma with strong electromagnetic fields occurring in areas of seismic activity; areas that fit the so-called "ley lines."

When UFO occupants are seen or complex event are reported, he puts forth that the "plasma cloud"'s electromagnetic fields are creating this as "false perceptions" in the brain of the people who see these "earthlights".

Coniston:

Coniston is no UFO-virgin place, quite the opposite. It started with youngster Stephen Darbyshire faking photographs of an "Adamski-inspired" saucer and went on for decades with many UFO reports of all sorts.

Zircon:

Zircon is the commonplace term for a nesosilicates mineral, zirconium silicate, ZrSiO4. The term appears in some "New Age" pseudoscience books, usually with the claim that it is a crytal with "healing powers".

Ad

Above: Ad for Zircon jewelry with alleged supernatural powers.

Ad

Left: Ad for "Planet Zircon" jewelry.

Left: Even in Cumbria, "Planet Zircon" is a familiar term for a fantasy planet;
here the name is used in a science project for kids.

The case:

From the meager available data, the case appears as just a summary of lights that puzzled an anonymous witness. There is no UFO, no "object", only lights. What were these lights? Of course it can be speculated that they were from an alien spaceship, or fairies, or "plasma" from tectonic activities. But if speculation is needed, why not speculate that they were only lights from some other vehicle(s) on the road or another road? Why not lights from the very truck mentioned in the report? Or from some farmer's machine in some field? Blue and red? Why not a police vehicle with its particular lights? Lighted areas in fron of the witness' car? Why could that not be the beams of headlights from another vehicle projecting on the road because of a hilly terrain, or curves in the road? Was there fog or not? Was the witness predisposed favorably to the possibility of seeing UFOs or not? Is there a situation map of the road portion? How far was she really from home? How fast was she driving? Was it a usual trip, or a road the witness did not know?

I see absolutely nothing really very weird in these lights. UFO, fairies, paranormal activities, tectonic generated "plasma" are all equally useless notions in this case, where it seems that no investigation report is available to rule out the prosaic explanation that comes in my mind right away.

This could have been all there is to it. A witness misinterpreting ordinary lights in the night due to particular circumstances. A witness describing correctly an experience, but interpreting it incorrectly. There are dozens of thousands of such reports.

But apparently the witness "later" (days, years?) underwent hypnosis. That it to say, some ufologists who thought hypnosis is like a truth serum that reveal real experiences that are "forgotten" by witnesses put her in the state of the most possible suggestibility and extracted from her memory that she "met entities", one being called "Zeus" and coming from planet "Zircon".

While I do think that there is nothing extraordinary in the notion of extraterrestrial visitors, I wonder how anyone could seriously imagine that one would be named "Zeus" and his planet be "Zircon."

So what happens? Are weird tectonic plasma things making people see things?

Not at all in here! The witness saw nothing of any Zeus from planet Zircon, she saw only lights of little strangeness.

What happens is that when you put someone who came to see you with the idea that maybe she was abducted by aliens but does not remember in the state of hypnosis, just about any sort of memories of aliens would surface. Not real aliens that were really met in real life! But any possible souvenir of forgotten dream, or any memory of a sci-fi show or movie, UFO documentary, book or magazine. and then, thanls to careless ufologist, you would end up really convinced that you met aliens.

Real memories recoevered by hypnosis, yes, but real memories of any possible fiction.

Ultimately, a number of British ufologists, and ufologists from other countries, realized that, and it materialized in Great Britain by a moratorium on the use of hypnosis by BUFORA, the British UFO Research Association, by the very pioneers of the use of hypnosis in Great Britain. This was a wise decision!

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe January 16, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Uncertain and missing primary source. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe January 16, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Investigation report not available. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe January 16, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single and anonymous witness, background not indicated. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe January 16, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross "UFO entities" result only from use of hypnosis, not seen during sighting. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probably memories under hypnosis of events not experienced in reality.

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 January 16, 2008 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross January 16, 2008 First published.

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