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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, Fort Lynn, Arkansas, USA, Ace Cocker:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

British "skeptical" ufologist Peter Rogerson listed in his "entities" catalogue that approximately in 1932, in Fort Lynn, Arkansas, USA, "Ace Cocker was sat on his porch while his sister hung out the washing. As Ace went to go back inside he was confronted with a large hairy humanoid. Ace rushed inside and when he looked out the thing had gone."

He gave as source "Blackburn 2012 p50" and his evaluation was that it was "Told by a friend of Cockerís almost 40 years later."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001655
Date of event: 1932?
Earliest report of event: 1972?
Delay of report: 4 decades.
Witness reported via: Told a friend.
First alleged record by: "Monsters" book by Lyle Blackburn.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Peter rogerson.
First alleged record type: "Monsters" book.
First certain record type: "Skeptical" ufology catalogue.
This file created on: August 18, 2018
This file last updated on: August 18, 2018
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Arkansas
Type of location: At home in Fort Lynn.
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: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported. Hairy.
Entities body: Not reported. Large, hairy.
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: Is there, disappears or flees.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, pursuit.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Unknown credibility, not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. pr1:] PETER ROGERSON:

1932. (approx. date)

FORT LYNN (ARKANSAS : USA)

Ace Cocker was sat on his porch while his sister hung out the washing. As Ace went to go back inside he was confronted with a large hairy humanoid. Ace rushed inside and when he looked out the thing had gone.

Blackburn 2012 p50

Evaluation - Told by a friend of Cockerís almost 40 years later.

Points to consider:

[pr1] documents the source reference poorly: "Blackburn 2012 p50". A title or a firstname qould have been appreciated.

It is possible that the source is a book titled "The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster by Lyle Blackburn", by Lyle Blackburn, published in 2012. I found no other reference, in particular, no ufology source except fot the "skeptical catalogue [pr1].

I do not understand how Ace went back inside and was confronted to the "humanoid", and then, although apparently already inside, he rushed inside. Surely the original report would clear this up.

The story is obviously of low credibility, and there is so little information that all I an say is that it has probably nothing to do with UFOs and probably, Ace Cocker did not say "humanoid" but "monster" or something like that.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 18, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing primary source. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Unknown credibility, 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 18, 2018 Creation, [pr1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 18, 2018 First published.

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