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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.

1919, CENTRAL NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, A MAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

An Australian UFO bulletin noted that in 1919 in Central New South Wales, Australia, a man travelling on a country road found an object posed near the roadside, with a man apparently working on it.

When he went over to offer help, that man turned around as if surprised and pointed something at the witness, who was knocked senseless.

When the witness came to his sense, the object and the man had gone.

Subsequently, he found that his memory was never the same again.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000941
Date of event: 1919
Earliest report of event: 1978?
Delay of report: 6 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Newspaper.
First certain record by: Ufology book.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
First certain record type: Ufology book.
This file created on: July 24, 2009
This file last updated on: March 15, 2013
Country of event: Australia
State/Department: New South Wales
Type of location: Near the edge of a road.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Uncertain
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adult, adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male.
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: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Large.
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 heard.
Entities actions: Was near UFO, repairing, aimed object at witness that knoecked him off.
Entities/witness interactions: Aimed object at witness that knoecked him off.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or confusion or invention.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. jc1:] JEROME CLARK:

Jerome Clark says that in 1919, a traveler passing down a country road in the state of Western Australia came upon a "man" working on a strange machine. When the traveler stopped to offer his assistance, the stranger looked up, evidently startled, and pointed something at the man, who was knocked unconscious. When he returned to consciousness, the stranger and the strange machine were gone.

Jerome Clark indicates that the source is Keith Basterfield, in "UFOs: The Image Hypothesis - Close Encounters of An Australian Kind", Sidney, New South Wales, Australia, Reed, 1981.

[Ref. kb1:] KEITH BASTERFIELD:

The Australian ufologist indicates that in 1919 in Australia in Central New South Wales, a man travelling down a country road came across an artefact resting near the roadside. He saw a "man" was apparently working on it, and went over to offer assistance. The stranger turned as if surprised and pointed something at the witness, who was knocked senseless. When the man came to his sense, the object and the man had gone. Subsequently, he found that his memory was never the same again.

Keith Basterfield indicates that the source is "ACOSB. No 9. p11."

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Western Australia, exact location not given, in 1919, at an unknown time, a lone traveler going down an isolated road came upon a man working on a strange silvery object. The traveler approached to offer his assistance when the man looked up startled and pointed something at the traveler that knocked him unconscious. When he woke up, the stranger and the silvery object were gone.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Jerome Clark, Strange Magazine # 10.

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

The author indicates that in 1919 in Western Australia, Australia, a traveller who moved one day on an insulated road saw a man busy doing an unspecified work on a weird silver object. The curious witness approached to propose his help, but as soon as the individual raised the head, it pointed something on the traveller, which made it unconscious. When he recovered conscousness, the foreigner and his machine were not there any more.

Jean Sider indicates that the sources are Schuessler, pp. 17-18, according to The Jarrold Listings, Ballarat Argus, Australia; and Keith Basterfield.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in 1919, in Central Region, New South Wales, Australia, a "Man saw 'artifact' resting on ground next to roadside, with 'man' working on it. When he went to offer help he surprised the being, who pointed hand-held device at him, knocking him out. Memory problems."

The website comments that "Occupants of the craft were seen. Physiological effects were noted. A witness was burnt. One object was observed by one experienced male witness on a road. One humanoid was seen."

The sources are indicated as Basterfield, Keith, In-depth Review of Australian UFO Related Entity Reports, Australian CUFOS, Lane Cove, 1980; Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; ACUFOS, Australian CUFOS Bulletin; Basterfield, Keith, Keith Basterfield investigation files; Hall, Richard H., From Airships to Arnold: A Preliminary Catalogue of UFO Reports in the Early 20th Century (1900-1946), UFO Research Coalition, Fairfax, 2000; UFO Research Australia Newsletter

[Ref. kb2:] KEITH BASTERFIELD:

1919 Central, New South Wales CE3

While traveling down a country road, a man came across an artifact resting near the roadside. He saw that a 'man' was apparently working on it, and went over to offer assistance. The stranger turned as if surprised and pointed something at the witness, who was knocked senseless. When he came to, the object and the man had gone. He found that his memory was never the same again.

Source: Bulletin of the Australian Co-Ordination Section for the Center for UFO Studies (ACOSB). No 9. p11.

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

1919

CENTRAL NEW SOUTH WALES (NEW SOUTH WALES : AUSTRALIA)

A man travelling down a country road encountered an artefact resting on the roadside and a man working on it. he went to give assistance but the stranger turned around as if startled and pointed something at the man who was knocked senseless. When he recovered his senses the object and the stranger had gone. The witness suffered from impaired memory since the incident.

Basterfield 1980 citing Bill Chalker in ACOS Bulletin 9, p11.

Points to consider:

See the List of Issues.

There are almost no details for this old report of unspecified origin. The "occupant" is described as being a man, nothing is not known about the UFO which is never seen in flight. There is the possibility that the report is a consequence of a memory problem of the witness rather than the other way around.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe July 24, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not correctly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe July 24, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Unknown credibility, no investigation report available. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe July 24, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Unnamed witness, age not reported. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe July 24, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Origin of report unknown, newspaper, anonymous letter...? Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe July 24, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing description of UFO, occupant only described as "man". 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 July 24, 2009 Creation, [kb1], [ar1], [js1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 24, 2009 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross March 15, 2013 Additions [pr1], [kb2].

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