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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.

1920, RIVER ARQUE, COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA, SEVERAL MEN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Albert Rosales found in the 2000's on the "alien.de" German UFO website a story saying that near River Arque, Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 1920, late at night, several men were traveling in very rugged terrain on horses and donkeys and upon reaching the banks of the River Arque they set up camp and went to sleep.

Late that night, one of the men was awakened by noises outside the tent. Thinking of thieves, he went out to check. Stepping out of the tent, he was confronted by a small "man" who identified itself as a “Duende” - a kind of spirit of the forest.

Using perfect Spanish, the small being told the stunned witness that he needed fire. Terrified, the man thought he was confronting the devil and told the short humanoid to leave, and the latter promptly jumped into the nearby river.

The man then lay down again and attempted to calm down and did not wake up his companions. Soon, he felt someone throwing stones at the tent, and walking out, he was suddenly seized by two short "Duendes" who attempted to drag him away. The man screamed in terror, awakening his friends who ran out to help him.

The two small humanoids then released him and both disappeared into the river.

Points to consider:

The website "greyhunter.alien.de" was changed into the blog "ufo-alarm.blog.de", and its search engine finds nothing about Cochabamba in 1920.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001454
Date of event: 1920
Earliest report of event: 2000
Delay of report: Day, 8 decades.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: German UFO website alen.de.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: German UFO website.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: October 5, 2017
This file last updated on: October 5, 2017
Country of event: Bolivia
State/Department: Cochabamba
Type of location: Country, near the Arque river.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported, young adult or afult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Man.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 2 or 3
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: One piece tight fitting.
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: Talked perfect witness language.
Entities actions: Was there, asked for fire, fled, came back or others came back, tried to grab mwitness, fled.
Entities/witness interactions: Asked for fire, fled, came back or others came back, tried to grab mwitness, fled.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: A devil.
Explanation category: Folkore tall tale.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near River Arque, Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 1920 late at night, " Several men were traveling in very rugged terrain on horses and donkeys and upon reaching the banks of the River Arque they set up camp and went to sleep. Late that night one of the men was awakened by noises outside the tent, thinking it as thieves he went out to check. Stepping out of the tent he was confronted by a small “man” who identified itself as a “Duende” (or forest spirit or fairy?). Using perfect Spanish the small humanoid or “Duende” told the stunned witness that he needed fire. Terrified the man thought he was confronting the devil and told the short humanoid to leave, and this one promptly did jumping into the nearby river. The man then lay down again and attempted to calm down and did not wake up his companions. Soon he felt someone throwing stones at the tent, walking outside he was suddenly seized by two short “Duendes” or humanoids who attempted to drag him away. The man screamed in terror awakening his friends who ran out to assist him, the two small humanoids then released him and both disappeared into the river.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is " http://greyhunter.alien.de " which he translated and comments "Was this an early abduction attempt? "

Points to consider:

The website "greyhunter.alien.de" was changed into the blog "ufo-alarm.blog.de", and its search engine finds nothing about Cochabamba in 1920.

It is obvious that this is a tale of foklore type, without UFO or extraterrestrials. And there is no justification for claiming the story is factual; there is not even a vaguely reliable source, let alone the slightest verification.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe October 5, 2017 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No known primary source. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Folkore tall tale.

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 5, 2017 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross October 5, 2017 First published.

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