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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.

December 1930, Salisbury, Wiltshire, U-K., quelqu'un:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

British ufologist Peter Rogerson found in a 1948 or 1952 ghost stories book a case he included in his INTCAT "entities" sightings catalogue in 1973. He said that one night in December 1930, one Mr. Stoneham was driving on the Salisbury to Banford - likely Blanford Forum - road, in England, he saw a black mist approach him.

In it was an object of indeterminate shape. As the mist seemed to envelope his lorry, projections resembling luminous hands seemed to grasp at him.

These "hands" were described differently in the different sources: Rogerson said "luminous hands", Albert Rosales said "gory looking hand", others said "grey looking hand" or even "luminous gory looking hands".

The source given by Rogerson is the book "Haunted Britain" by Elliott O’Donnell, citing the newspaper Bristol Evening Times and Echo for December 23, 1930 as the original source.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001712
Date of event: December 1930
Earliest report of event: December 23, 1930
Delay of report: Weeks, days.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Newspaper.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Peter Rogerson.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: September 12, 2018
This file last updated on: September 12, 2018
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: Wiltshire
Type of location: From lorry driving on road between Salisbury and Blanford Forum.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Man.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Hand or hands only.
Entities height: N/A
Entities outfit type: N/A
Entities outfit color: N/A
Entities skin color: N/A
Entities body: Not seen.
Entities head: N/A
Entities eyes: N/A
Entities mouth: N/A
Entities nose: N/A
Entities feet: N/A
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: N/A
Entities voice: None reported.
Entities actions: Hands grabbed witness.
Entities/witness interactions: Hands grabbed witness.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Unexplained.
Explanation certainty: Low.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Salisbury, England, in December 1930, at night, "The witness was driving on the Salisbury-Banford road when he saw a black mist approaching him; inside the mist there was an object of an indeterminate shape. As the mist enveloped the witness's vehicle he was grabbed by luminous "gory looking hand," then apparently released. No other information."

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Peter Rogerson, Mufob Vol. 6 # 1".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

December 1930 - Salisbury, England, UK

December 1930 21:00

Salisbury, England, UK

The witness was driving on the Salisbury-Banford road when...

The witness was driving on the Salisbury-Banford road when he saw a black mist approaching him; inside the mist there was an object of an indeterminate shape. As the mist enveloped the witness's vehicle he was grabbed by luminous "gory looking hand," then apparently released. No other information.

Hynek rating: CE3

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

[Ref. st1:] "SJHSTRANGETALES":

The last story is probably the most bizarre of the lot. One night in December 1930 a man was driving alone along the Salisbury-Bamford road when he saw a black mist coming towards him. Inside the mist was an object of indeterminate shape and size. The mist gradually enveloped the witness’ vehicle, and he said he was then grabbed by a "grey-looking hand", which eventually released him.

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

Date: December 1930

Location: Salisbury England

Time: night

Summary: The witness was driving on the Salisbury-Banford road when he saw a black mist approaching him; inside the mist there was an object of an indeterminate shape. As the mist enveloped the witness’s vehicle he was grabbed by luminous "gory looking hand," then apparently released. No other information.

Source: Peter Rogerson, Mufob Vol. 6 # 1

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

December 1930. Night.

SALISBURY (WILTSHIRE : ENGLAND)

AS Mr Stoneham was driving on the Salisbury-Banford road, he saw a black mist approach him. In it was an object of indeterminate shape. As the mist seemed to envelope his lorry, projections resembling luminous hands seemed to grasp at him.

O’Donnell 1948 p66 citing Bristol Evening Times and Echo 23 December 1930.

Points to consider:

There is no "Banford" in the Salisbury region. It was probably Blanford Forum, located 32 km south-west of Salisbury, with a road joining the two cities.

We have here a story probably reported in 1930 shortly after the alleged occurrence, apparently. It seems to be halfway between a ghost story and a close encounter of the third kind - there is an "quasi-UFO" and an "quasi-occupant".

But the story is very undetailed and I do not really see what certainties could be written about it.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe September 12, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing the apparently primary source [bt1]. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Unexplained.

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 12, 2018 Creation, [ar1], [ud1], [st1], [ta1], [pr1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 12, 2018 First published.

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