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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.

August 1930, Leeds Point, New Jersey, USA:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A CE3 catalog on the Web indicates that in August 1930, in Leeds Point, New Jersey, USA, a "Flying humanoid - Jersey Devil" was seen, according to the anomalies reference book by George M. Eberhart in 1980.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001715
Date of event: August 1930
Earliest report of event: 1980?
Delay of report: Hours, 5 descades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Reference book George M. Eberhart.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue UFOdna.
First alleged record type: Reference book George M. Eberhart.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: October 1, 2018
This file last updated on: October 1, 2018
Country of event: USA
State/Department: New Jersey
Type of location: Leeds Point.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: Not reported.
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Flying
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
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: Not reported.
Entities actions: Not reported.
Entities/witness interactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Totally insufficient data.
Explanation certainty: None.

Narratives:

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

In August 1930 - Leeds Point, New Jersey, USA

In August 1930:

Leeds Point, New Jersey, USA

Flying humanoid - Jersey Devil.

A winged being was seen.

Hynek rating: CE3

Vallee rating: AN3

The source is indicated as: "Eberhart, George M., A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980, ISBN:0-313-21337-2".

Points to consider:

If George M. Eberhart liste this, then there must be something in contemporary sources or later sources about it; he did not invent it. However, I found nothing about it in the Press of the time and place. There may be a date error in [ud1], though, and the case could be for example this one, of July 1930.

In any case, this has likely nothing to do with UFOs or UFO occupants. The data is so scarce that no comment is possible, except for to suggest a reading of the Jersey Devils aka Leeds DEvil cases in this catalog for year 1909 in the US.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe October 1, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No known primary source. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Totally insufficient data.

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 1, 2018 Creation, [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross October 1, 2018 First published.

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