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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.

The 1930's, Leatherhead, Surrey, U-K., locals:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A ghost story from a 1967 ghost stories book and later on ghost stories websites, also appears in a "skeptical" ufologist's catalogue.

The alleged story was that in the 1930's, in Leatherhead, at Swan Corner, in U-K., a "lofty phantom of a woman" was seen by several motorists, as she stood in the middle of the road, before "she" disappeared just seconds later.

After the woman appeared right in front of his vehicle, one lorry driver was absolutely convinced that he had run over a real person. He stopped and scoured the area for a corpse; which he could find no trace of.

Some months later, reports about this female apparition had started to change into sightings of a ghostly nurse, who would lay sprawled out in the road. As with the previous ghost account, she too would disappear, just a few seconds after being seen.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001685
Date of event: 1930's
Earliest report of event: 1967?
Delay of report: Days, 27 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ghost stories book.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Peter Rogerson.
First alleged record type: Ghost stories book.
First certain record type: "Skeptical" ufology catalogue.
This file created on: September 26, 2018
This file last updated on: September 26, 2018
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: Surrey
Type of location: From vehiles at Swan Corner, near Leatherhead.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: Several.
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adults.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Motorists.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Tall
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Woman.
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: Stands in the middle of the road, disappears.
Entities/witness interactions: Disappears.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, searched, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Unexplained, possible inventions, not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. lm1:] "LEATHERHEAD MYSTERIES":

Case 3:

Lofty Woman and Ghost of Nurse

Location: Leatherhead - Swan Corner

Type: Apparition

Date : 1930's

Details: A lofty phantom of a woman was seen by several motorists, as she stood in the middle of the road, before 'she' would disappear just seconds later.

After witnessing the apparition appear right in front of his vehicle, one lorry driver was absolutely convinced that he had run over a real person, until he stopped and scoured the area for a corpse - which he could find no trace of.

Some months later, reports about this female apparition had started to change into sightings of a ghostly nurse, who would lay sprawled out in the road.

As with the previous ghost account, she too would disappear, just a few seconds after being seen.

[Ref. ns1:] "SURREY LIVE" WEBSITE:

Leatherhead (1930/1)

A tall phantom woman was seen by several drivers as she stood in the middle of the road. She would vanish a few seconds later. One speeding truck driver was convinced he had hit and killed a real woman, until he stopped and searched the area for a body - there was none. A few months later, this woman was replaced by a ghostly nurse who lay sprawled out in the road. As with the previous phantom, she would disappear a few seconds after being seen.

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

Late 1930.

LEATHERHEAD (SURREY : ENGLAND)

Local residents reported being stopped by something like a tall woman standing on the road, 200m south of the cross roads known as Swan Corner. The woman would just vanish on the spot. Other people saw the figure of a woman in a nurses’ uniform lying in the road

Ludlam 1967 p114

Points to consider:

My reader may wonder why such a "ghost story" appears in ufology. British "skeptical" ufologist Peter Rogerson used to list these, as well as fairies stories, in his INTCAT ufology catalogue in order to show that human inventions and errors have always existed, and that thus, in his opinions, UFO sighting reports and UFO occupants sighting reports are also invented or the result of imagination and misinterpretations.

Though I do not doubt that misinterpretations and hoaxes have always existed - my catalogue shows this - I do not fell satisfied when this is claimed to be the final answer to the UFO question.

Now, in this case, the data is so poor that I cannot see how one should decide whether this was invented, imagined, or the result of some misinterpretation. I only see that its seems to have no intrinsic connection to UFOs.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe September 26, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Unexplained, possible inventions, 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 September 26, 2018 Creation, [lm1], [ns1], [pr1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 26, 2018 First published.

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