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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.

JANUARY 1939, KILLEADEN, IRELAND, MICHAEL SHEEHY AND ANOTHER MAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Dermott MacManus, a resident of Killeaden, Ireland, an eccentric interested in Indian philosophy, psychical research and "sexual rejuvenation techniques", claimed in his fairies book that in January 1939, at midnight, Michael Sheehy and another man were walking back home from work and were nearing a wide detour around the Killeaden state when they saw three strange figures standing in a group just where the by-road joins the highway.

The figures were tall, well built, and all clothed in deep black. They stood close together and facing each other in a small circle or triangle, with their arms straight down by their sides and their heads bowed as if in sorrow or deep contemplation.

After some hesitation the two men plucked up their courage and walked past the figures but keeping as far away as possible, well on the grass verge on the other side of the road. Then they hurried on and parted at the avenue gates.

As Sheehy reached the back avenue gate, he stopped in horror because in front of him on the outside road were the same three weird figures, just as he had seen them before, and it was quite impossible for them to have got there, even running they could not have made the detour in time.

Sheehy again keeping as far away as he could ran past them and made his way home as fast as he could go.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000647
Date of event: January 1939
Earliest report of event: 1980
Delay of report: 4 decades
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Fairies books.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Fairies books.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: August 4, 2009
This file last updated on: August 4, 2009
Country of event: Ireland
State/Department: Killeaden
Type of location: Paths around the village.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1 or 2
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adults, adults or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Local men, working men.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 3
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Tall
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Black.
Entities skin color: Not reported or not seen.
Entities body: Well built.
Entities head: Yes.
Entities eyes: Nor reported or not seen.
Entities mouth: Nor reported or not seen.
Entities nose: Nor reported or not seen.
Entities feet: Nor reported or not seen.
Entities arms: Not reported. Straight down by the sides.
Entities fingers: Nor reported or not seen.
Entities fingers number: Nor reported or not seen.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Stood there, apparently oddly reappeared further.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, fled.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Unknown. Not UFO-related. No credibility.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Killeaden, Ireland, in January 1939, at midnight, Two men, including Michael Sheehy were returning home from work and were nearing a wide detour around the Killeaden state when they were perplexed to see three strange figures standing in a group just where the by-road joins the highway. And they were indeed three extraordinary figures. They were tall and well built and all were clothed in deep black. They stood close together and facing each other in a small circle or triangle, with their arms straight down by their sides and their heads bowed as if in sorrow or deep contemplation. After some hesitation the two men plucked up their courage and walked past these eerie figures but keeping as far away as possible, well on the grass verge on the other side of the road. Then they hurried on and parted at the avenue gates. As Sheehy reached the back avenue gate he stopped in horror, for there, before him on the outside road were the same three weird figures, just as he had seen them before. It was of course, quite impossible for them to have got there, by natural means. Even running they could not have made the detour in time, but there they were and in the same queer poses as before. Sheehy again keeping as far away as he could ran past them and made his way home as fast as he could go.

The source is indicated as "Dermot Mac Manus, 'The Middle Kingdom'".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website reproduces the [ar1] summary.

The source is a broken link.

Points to consider:

Dermott MacManus, source for the story, a friend of poet and esoterist William Butler Yeats, was an eccentric interested in Indian philosophy, psychical research and "sexual rejuvenation techniques". He lived in Killeaden in the 1930's.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 4, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Unknown. Not UFO-related. No credibility.

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 4, 2009 Creation, [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 4, 2009 First published.

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