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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 21 OR 24, 1909, QUINSIGAMOND, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, ERNEST ANDERSON:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

British ufologist Peter Rogerson noted in his CE3 catalog that on December 24, 1909, at night, in Quinsigamond, Massachusetts, USA, at the same time as a mysterious aerial object was reported over New England, Ernest Anderson was walking in the woods near Malvern Road when he encountered a 2-meter-tall figure.

He said: "I could see its white gown, and, shining through it, the thin bones of a human skeleton."

Rogerson says the apparition had been seen a few days earlier by Emmanuel Johnson, and gives as source the Flying Saucer Observer #15 page 6 citing The Worcester Daily Telegraph for December 25, 1909.

Albert Rosales gives the same story but dated December 21, 1909.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001520
Date of event: December 21 or 24, 1909
Earliest report of event: December 25, 1909
Delay of report: 1 to 4 days.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: The Worcester Daily Telegraph.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rogerson.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: September 29, 2017
This file last updated on: September 29, 2017
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Massachusetts
Type of location: In the woods near a road.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses number: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: 2 meters
Entities outfit type: Gown.
Entities outfit color: White.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Human skeleton visible through white gown.
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: Was there.
Entities/witness interactions: None reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Hoax or ghost story of extraterrestrial visitors.
Explanation certainty: None.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates that in Quinsigamond, Massachusetts, on December 21, 1909, at night, "At the time a mysterious aerial object was being reported over New England, Ernest Anderson was walking in the woods near Malvern Road, when he encountered a figure about 6.5 ft tall. 'I could see its white gown & shining through it, the thin bones of a human skeleton.' Emmanuel Johnson had seen the apparition a few days earlier."

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Mufob Vol. 5 # 6".

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

December 24 1909 - Night

QUINSIGAMOND (MASSACHUSSETTS : USA

At the same time as a mysterious aerial object was reported over New England, Ernest Anderson was walking in the woods near Malvern Road when he encountered a figure 2m tall. "I could see its white gown, and, shining through it, the thin bones of a human skeleton". The apparition had been seen a few days earlier by Emmanuel Johnson.

Flying Saucer Observer 15 p 6 citing Worcester Daily Telegraph 25 Dec 1909

Points to consider:

The relationship with the alleged observation of a "mysterious aerial object" - in New England, far from Worcester - is obviously tenuous. The narrative is very meager, and makes me think of a ghost story rather than an encounter with an extraterrestrial.

In the absence of a primary source that may be more informative, I cannot form an opinion.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe September 29, 2017 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing primary source The Worcester Telegraph for December 25, 1909. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe September 29, 2017 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No trace of checking or investigation. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe September 29, 2017 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Very sparse information. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Hoax or ghost story of extraterrestrial visitors.

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 September 29, 2017 Creation, [ar1], [pr1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 29, 2017 First published.

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