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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, CRIMEA, UKRAINE, RED ARMY SOLDIERS:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A bulletin in Ukraine called "UFO-Liaisons of the Universe" reportedly tells that in the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine, in 1920, at an unknown time, d During the Russian civil war, a mobile Red Army group was moving along a local road in the rugged mountains of the Crimean Peninsula.

There were a total of five soldiers including one woman. They were moving in a cart wagon and were armed with rifles and "Maksim" machine guns.

Suddenly, they noticed a lighted area on the side of the road and the stopped near the road prepared their weapons and began to check the area. They soon came upon a strange dome-shaped object on the ground and several tall figures walking near the object.

The figures were described as dressed in a kind of armored suit, resembling chainmaille. They were about two meters in height, or taller.

Thinking that these were foreign enemies, the group prepared to fire upon the strangers with their Maksim machine guns but were suddenly blinded by a bright flash of light and knocked down loosing consciousness.

When they returned to their senses again, the object and the strange figures had disappeared.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001450
Date of event: 1920
Earliest report of event: 2006
Delay of report: 86 years.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ukraine UFO magazine.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: UFO magazine.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: October 6, 2017
This file last updated on: October 6, 2017
Country of event: Russia / Ukraine
State/Department: Crimea
Type of location: Outside in mountains.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: Several.
Witnesses ages: Adults.
Witnesses types: Military men from the Red Army.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Several
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: 2 meters.
Entities outfit type: Armored outfit.
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: None heard.
Entities actions: Are near UFO.
Entities/witness interactions: Flashed something at witnesses who were knocked out.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, pepared to open fire.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: First thought they were ennemies.
Explanation category: Probable magazine invention.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine, in 1920 at an unknown time " During the Russian civil war, a mobile Red Army group was moving along a local road in the rugged mountains of the Crimean Peninsula. There were a total of five soldiers including one woman. They were moving in a cart wagon and were armed with rifles and “Maksim” machine guns. Suddenly they noticed a lighted area on the side of the road and the stopped near the road prepared their weapons and began to check the area. They soon came upon a strange dome-shaped object on the ground and several tall figures walking near the object. The figures were described as dressed in a kind of armored suit, resembling chainmaille, The figures were about 2 meters in height, or taller. Thinking that these were foreign enemies the group prepared to fire upon the strangers with their Maksim machine guns but were suddenly blinded by a bright flash of light and knocked down loosing consciousness. When they returned to their senses again, the object and the strange figures had disappeared. "

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Anton Anfalov, quoting 'UFO-Liaisons of the Universe' Lugansk, Ukraine ".

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Jean Sider indicates that in 1920, Crimea, Ukraine, there was a case believed to have occurred "during the civil war."

A mobile unit of the Red Army was moving in a truck on a winding path mountains of the Crimean peninsula. There were five soldiers including a woman, in a vehicle. They were all armed with rifles and "Maxim machine guns." At some point, they saw a lighted area on one side of the road, and thus they stopped their car to see what happened.

They soon arrived near a domed object placed on the ground around which were moving large silhouettes, at least two meters tall, probably more, wearing clothes that were very similar to chainmail armors.

Believing these were enemies, the group prepared to shoot on the strangers with machine guns, but all were stopped by a flash of light that hit them until they became unconscious. When they recovered their spirits and physical means, they found that the tall creatures and their craft had disappeared.

Jean Sider indicates that the sources are "Rosales, according to Anton Anfalov, UFO-Liaisons of the Universe, Lugansk, Ukraine" and comments that "It seems a bit far-fetched, but why not?" adding that Anton A. Anfalov is the director of a UFO research center in the south of Ukraine, and occasionally published texts in the English magazine FSR.

Points to consider:

It has been impossible to me so far to find what "UFO-connections of the Universe" is, as this is certainly an Anglicized title of some Russian or Ukrainian source.

In other words, the credibility of the story is not assured. Many UFO magazines in Russia, Ukraine and other Eastern European countries simply invent stories like this.

As Sider says, Dr. Anfalov is not to be ignored. But he is not the direct source, he only communicated the case to Albert Rosales. And I know for having exchanged with him that he never meant, by communicating such reports, that they must be considered true. He is well aware that magazines make up sensational stories like this. So sider is wring in giving to the report the credibility one may rightfully give to Dr. Anfalov.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe October 6, 2017 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe October 6, 2017 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source has probably no credibility. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probable magazine 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 October 6, 2017 Creation, [ar1], [js1].
1.0 Patrick Gross October 6, 2017 First published.

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