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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.

1930, Beech Creek Road, Wayne County, Tennessee, USA, a man:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

According to Albert Rosales, in 1995, Alternate Perceptions magazine editor Brent Raynes apparently published a report saying that in Wayne County, Tennessee, in 1930, at night, "a man told his family of encountering several little men on Beech Creek Road. The little men had wrinkled faces and reddish complexions. Bright lights were also seen by the witness in the woods. The little men apparently chased the witness that ran hysterically and apparently passed out, later on finding himself lying on a field. Thankfully the little men and lights were long gone."

In 2016, Peter Rogerson gives a slightly different version, based on the same source:

"A man walking down Beech Creek Road from Hw13 heard a sound like a bullet whizzing past and then saw two small lights just above the ground ahead. These merged to be become a single pan sized light. He then heard a sound like a motor slowing down and then saw a brilliant light resembling a circular table by the roadside. Around this was a group of 8-10 dwarfs with reddish wizened faces, long noses and whiskers or beards. The man through his walking stick at the small figures and ran off. At some point he lost consciousness and woke up some time later at the foot of South Branch Hill."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001699
Date of event: 1930
Earliest report of event: 1965
Delay of report: 65 years,
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: UFO magazine Alternate Perceptions
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: UFO magazine.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: September 23, 2018
This file last updated on: September 23, 2018
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Tennessee
Type of location: On Beech Creek Road in Wayne County.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Nor reported. Adult.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 8 to 10, several
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: Small
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Little men, dwarves.
Entities head: wrinkled faces and reddish complexion.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Long.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Whiskers or beard.
Entities voice: None reported.
Entities actions: Are near UFO, maybe chased witness.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, threw his walking in front of the entities, fledd, missing time.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or invention.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Wayne County, Tennessee, in 1930, at night, "A man told his family of encountering several little men on Beech Creek Road. The little men had wrinkled faces and reddish complexions. Bright lights were also seen by the witness in the woods. The little men apparently chased the witness that ran hysterically and apparently passed out, later on finding himself lying on a field. Thankfully the little men and lights were long gone."

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Brent Raynes, Alternate Perceptions Winter 1995."

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

1930 - Wayne, Tennessee, USA

1930 21:00

Wayne, Tennessee, USA

A man told his family of encountering several little men on Beech Creek Road. The...

A man told his family of encountering several little men on Beech Creek Road. The little men had wrinkled faces and reddish complexions. Bright lights were also seen by the witness in the woods. The little men apparently chased the witness that ran hysterically and apparently passed out, later on finding himself lying on a field. Thankfully the little men and lights were long gone.

Hynek rating: CE3

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

[Ref. ta1:] "THINK ABOUT IT" WEBSITE:

Date: 1930

Location: Wayne County Tennessee

Time: night

Summary: A man told his family of encountering several little men on Beech Creek Road. The little men had Wrinkled Faces and reddish complexions. Bright lights were also seen by the witness in the woods. The little men apparently chased the witness that ran hysterically and apparently passed out, later on finding himself lying on a field. Thankfully the little men and lights were long gone.

Source: Brent Raynes, Alternate Perceptions Winter 1995

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

Autumn 1930. 2100hrs.

WAYNE COUNTY (TENNESSEE : USA)

A man walking down Beech Creek Road from Hw13 heard a sound like a bullet whizzing past and then saw two small lights just above the ground ahead. These merged to be become a single pan sized light. He then heard a sound like a motor slowing down and then saw a brilliant light resembling a circular table by the roadside. Around this was a group of 8-10 dwarfs with reddish wizened faces, long noses and whiskers or beards. The man through his walking stick at the small figures and ran off. At some point he lost consciousness and woke up some time later at the foot of South Branch Hill.

Rosales 1900-39 p31 citing Brent Raynes in Alternate Perceptions Winter 1995

Evaluation A folk story given a false precise date by either Raynes or Rosales?

Points to consider:

Alternate Perceptions magazine, apparently the primary source for this case, is "An alternative way to explore and explain the mysteries of our world." It is "Published since 1985, online since 2001" at http://www.apmagazine.info

There is no reason to say that the date would be "falsely precise", especially as "1930" is not a precise date. But it is possible that the date in the primary source is "around 1930" or "in the 1930s" rather than "1930". Albert Rosales, in cases where the date has this kind of approximation, does usually indicates "around 1930".

I am not very convinced that it would be a "folklore" story; it does not match folklore in the USA then, that of the "Jersey Devil" or "Leeds Devil", stories of discovery of "pygmy mummy" (Indian mummies), and because of the "Tarzan the ape-man" movie, stories of apes (often very real, escaped from circuses). This story is reported only in 1995 apparently, in those years, there is no "folklore" reported as stories of UFO occupants. There are, on the other hand, pure inventions.

This is where the problem lies with this case: there is no element of credibility. No witness name, no context, no information on the nature of the report. We are told that the witness was "a man", thus an adult in 1930. Who then reported this in 1995? Who and how?

For the rest, see the List of Issues below.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe September 23, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing possible primary source [br1]. Help needed. Opened.
2 Data Ufology September 23, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Lack of description of entities: human or not? Clothes? Help needed. Opened.
3 Data Ufology September 23, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single anonymous witness case Help needed. Opened.
4 Data Ufology September 23, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Given the years of occurrence and report, it is possibly a second-hand report. Help needed. Opened.
5 Data Ufology September 23, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Almost no quantitative data: duration, distance, size of "UFO", etc. Help needed. Opened.
5 Data Ufology September 23, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation or checking. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors 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 September 23, 2018 Creation, [ar1], [ud1], [ta1], [pr1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 23, 2018 First published.

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