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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.

1932, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, U-K., Miss Yarrow:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

British "skeptical" researcher Peter Rogerson indicated in in "entities" catalog in the 2010's that according to "Green 1980 p14", in 1932, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, U-K., Miss Yarrow, the teenage daughter of the caretaker of the Library and Museum saw a young man with a "pleasant face" in an upper corridor.

"When she challenged him, the figure just went through the closed door at the end of the passage. When the room was open there was no sign of the man."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001666
Date of event: 1932
Earliest report of event: 1980?
Delay of report: 7 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: "Green".
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Peter Rogerson.
First alleged record type: Probably a ghost stories book.
First certain record type: Ufology "skeptical" catalogue.
This file created on: August 19. 2018
This file last updated on: August 31. 2018
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: Cambridgeshire
Type of location: In a buzilding in Peterborough.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Teenager.
Witnesses types: Teenage daughter of the caretaker of the Library and Museum.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Young man.
Entities head: Pleasant face.
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: Is n hall, enters room though closed door and is not found there.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probable invention, not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

1932.

PETERBOROUGH (PETERBOROUGH now CAMBRIDGESHIRE : ENGLAND)

Miss Yarrow the teenage daughter of the caretaker of the Library and Museum saw a young man with a “pleasant face” in an upper corridor. When she challenged him, the figure just went through the closed door at the end of the passage. When the room was open there was no sign of the man.

Green 1980 p14

Points to consider:

As far as I know, only Peter Rogerson though this should be included in the ufology literature. The indicated source, "Green 1980 p14", is not properly referenced: a book title or author's first name would have helped.

Peter Rogerson explains that his INTCAT catalogue is meant to show that people's imagination, and misinterpretations, always existed. He sometimes gives an "evaluation" to his cases, mostly when these look like a story about aliens. He often notes that a case is backdated, mostly when the case looks alien. For some reason he did not do this here.

Rogerson says "ET proponents" ufologists did wrongly include such cases in their works as old forms of UFO occupants reports. Certainly, some ufologist did so, but it seems, in this case, he is the only one to do it. So, this story entered ufology because of a "skeptical" researcher, not because of a "believer".

This story seems to be a typical ghost story, unrelated to UFOs or their alleged occupants. It seems to be reported late, with a single witness, a teenager whose precise age is not given, and no investigation is mentioned. It could very well be totally invented.

Update on August 31, 2018:

A reader of my page reports to me by email on August 30, 2018, that the source refernece "Green 1980 p14" given in [pr1] may be Timothy Green Beckley, "Strange Encounters Bizarre and Eerie Contact with Flying Saucer Occupants", New York, Global Communications, 1980.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 19. 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not identified properly. Information [tg1] received from a reader on August 330, 2018. Closed.
2 Data Severe August 19. 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probable invention, 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 19. 2018 Creation, [pr1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 19. 2018 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross August 31, 2018 In the Points to Consider, addition of the "Update on August 31, 2018" part. In the Sources References, addition of [tg1].

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