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URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog

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1930, Carnaubeiras, Maranhao, Brazil, Jose Alves:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Apparently coming from Fortean researcher Chris Aubeck, a report catalogued by Albert Rosales says that in Carnaubeiras, Maranhao, Brazil, in 1930, at night, Jose Alves, 16-year-old, was rowing in his canoe at dusk, carrying a load of coconuts, when his oar touched something hard, then he saw a disproportionate large head in the water, totally bald, with huge bright eyes.

He tried to turn the boat around but could not, and then, terrified, he rowed away from the area.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001674
Date of event: 1930
Earliest report of event: 2000?
Delay of report: Hours, 7 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Chris Aubeck.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Fortean researcher.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: August 30, 2018
This file last updated on: August 30, 2018
Country of event: Brazil
State/Department: Maranhao
Type of location: From canoe.
Lighting conditions: Dusk.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None.
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 16
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male teenager.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Not reported.
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: None reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported or not seen or N/A.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not seen, head only.
Entities head: Large.
Entities eyes: Huge bright eyes.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported or not seen.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported or not seen.
Entities fingers number: Not reported or not seen.
Entities hair: Totally bald head.
Entities voice: None reported.
Entities actions: Is in the water.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, fled.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible freshwater dolphin. Not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Carnaubeiras, Maranhao, Brazil, in 1930, at night, "16-year old Jose Alves was rowing in his canoe at dusk, carrying a load of coconuts when his oar touched something hard, then he saw a disproportionate large head in the water, totally bald, with huge bright eyes. He tried to turn the boat around but could not, and then terrified, he rowed away from the area."

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Brian Aubeck, Return To Magonia".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

1930 - Carnaubeiras, Maranhao, Brazil

1930 21:00

Carnaubeiras, Maranhao, Brazil

16-year old Jose Alves was rowing in his canoe at dusk, carrying a load of coconuts when...

16-year old Jose Alves was rowing in his canoe at dusk, carrying a load of coconuts when his oar touched something hard, then he saw a disproportionate large head in the water, totally bald, with huge bright eyes. He tried to turn the boat around but could not, and then terrified, he rowed away from the area.

Hynek rating: CE3

Vallee rating: AN3

The source is indicated as Rosales, "Albert, Humanoid Sighting Reports Database".

[Ref. ta1:] SITE WEB "THINK ABOUT IT":

Date: 1930

Lieu: Carnaubeira, Maranhao, Brazil

Heure: night

Résumé: 16-year old Jose Alves was rowing in his canoe at dusk, carrying a load of coconuts when his oar touched something hard, then he saw a disproportionate large head in the water, totally bald, with huge bright eyes. He tried to turn the boat around but could not, and then terrified, he rowed away from the area.

Source: Brian Aubeck, Return To Magonia

Points to consider:

Note: there is no "Brian Aubeck", as told in [ar1]. This is one Chris Aubeck, British Fortean researcher. He is certainly not the primary source of the case.

I note first that this story has nothing to do with UFO occupants sightings. We have an aquatic creature, and no UFOs.

Maranhão is a state in northeastern Brazil, with dense rainforest of the Amazon, beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean, rivers, and freshwater lagoons.

What can we find that has "a big disproportionate head in the water, totally bald, with huge bright eyes"?


Le boto.

I obviously cannot "prove scientifically" that a dolphin is the explanation of the case; but I see no arguments against that.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 30, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source unknown and not available. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible freshwater dolphin. Not UFO-related

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 August 30, 2018 Creation, [ar1], [ud1], [ta1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 30, 2018 First published.

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