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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.

February 1972, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France, a woman:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

The Belgian ufologist Godelieve van Overmeire reportedly noted in the 1990s a case in Strasbourg in February 1972, later reproduced several times on the web, without anyone knowing where Van Overmeire got the story.

The version by Albert Rosales tells that a housewife was home alone doing the housework and suddenly heard "a kind of waving sound of loud murmur, like that of dead leaves falling to the ground."

Suddenly, she climbed into the air. The walls and the roof disappeared and she floated up into the sky in a foggy gray cloud, thinking for a moment that she was dead.

Frightened, she saw an motionless metallic object hovering over her. An inner voice told her not to be afraid. A dark hatch opened on the underside of the object and she floated in. A diffused bar of light was apparently pressed against the back of her head, she was unable to react, but felt no pain.

Inside, she found herself in a sort of gray walkway surrounded by a tangle of other identical walkways, and soon an "invisible power" directed her to a nearby hallway and to a circular room with metallic walls.

She saw "many men and women of human appearance" sitting in individual chairs placed around the circumference of the room. The same force that had guided her in this room led her to an empty seat, where she sat down. Beside her there was a circular porthole and, looking through it, she could see that the craft was moving at low altitude over an expanse of water, perhaps an ocean. She saw another flying object, and one more identical one above hers.

She had the impression that the two objects were flying "in conjunction with the other, one possessing power, the other possessing speed."

Around each ship shone a very brilliant white light. Soon, she was confronted with thirty pairs of "twins" of human appearance, "who appeared to be human robots, or copies of copies, apparently devoid of any emotion of feelings." Whenever one of them pressed on a metal panel that was facing the witness, it would light up. They seemed to work in pairs of two [sic] and in perfect order, and each time they walked on the center of the room, which was illuminated, the "aliens" levitated in the air and on to the ceiling.

She described the "clones" as about 1.50 m to 1.60 m tall, with beautiful fair complexions, blue eyes, wearing white overalls topped with an egg-shaped hood over their heads. Two of those whom the witness called "hermaphrodites" approached. They "seemed to act as androids communicating telepathically with the witness of a strange metallic voice."

They told her it was the third time they had met her, even though she did not remember. The witness understood that "these humanoid clones had limited reproductive capabilities and their 'spirit' was diminished while they were 'redone'."

They did not talk to each other or to the witness. As under a spell, the witness continued to stare fascinated. One of the humanoids approached the witness and telepathically told her, "We are your parents, reunited by nature." Approaching, he inserted a small glass bottle into the corner of the witness's eye and sampled some liquid. She then heard in her mind, "These contacts are with a large number of people in order to avoid your mutual destruction and the disappearance of your race." Then, without saying a word, the humanoids exchanged mysterious signals, which the witness was unable to understand. One of the beings then approached the metal panel and pressed it, it became luminous again. She heard additional telepathic messages, while the humanoids seemed to have disappeared from view. One of the messages was: "Every human being is a miniature universe."

At that moment, the witness who had apparently lost consciousness ended up in her house. She did not hear any noises and checked the house, finding all the doors very well closed.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001625
Date of event: February 1972
Earliest report of event: ~1990
Delay of report: Day, 2 decades.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology catalogue Godelieve Van Overmeire.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Albert Eosales.
Ufology catalogue. Newspaper.
Ufology catalogue. Ufology book.
This file created on: August 9, 2018
This file last updated on: August 9, 2018
Country of event: France
State/Department: Bas-Rhin
Type of location: At home bear Strasbourg, then inside UFO.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Woman at her house.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Numerous
Type of entities: Human, humanoid, robots, clones
Entities height: 1.50 meters, various.
Entities outfit type: Outif with egg-shaped hood.
Entities outfit color: White.
Entities skin color: Fair complexion.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Blue.
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: Telepathy with strange metallic voice.
Entities actions: Are in UFO, abduct witness, telepathic messages of "contactee" type, take samples.
Entities/witness interactions: Telepathic messages of "contactee" type, take samples.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, fainted.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probable contactee tall-tale
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

33. Location. Near Strasbourg France Date: February 1972

Time: afternoon

A housewife was alone at home preoccupied with some house chores when she suddenly heard a loud undulating sort of murmuring sound, similar of that to leaves falling to the ground. Suddenly she started to rise into the air, the walls, and the roof disappeared and she floated upwards into the sky. At one point she thought she had died and she floated within a gray misty cloud. Frightened she saw a motionless metallic object hovering above her. An interior voice tells her not to be afraid. A small dark trap door opened up on the bottom of the object and she floated inside. A bar of diffused light apparently is pressed against the back of her head, she was unable to react but felt no pain. Inside she found herself standing in a gray kind of footbridge surrounded by a tangle of other identical footbridges. Soon an "invisible power" directed her towards a nearby corridor and towards a circular room with metallic walls. There she saw numerous human-like, men and women seated in individual chairs, which were placed around the circumference of the room. The same force that had guided her into the room guided her to an empty seat, which she sat down on. Next to her was a circular porthole and looking through it she could see that the craft was moving at a low altitude above a stretch of water, which appeared to be an ocean. She saw an object, which was apparently accompanying her object in formation; there was another identical above it. The witness had the impression that both objects flew in conjunction with each other, one possessing power, and the other speed. Around each craft shone an extremely bright white light. Soon she was confronted by about thirty pairs of human like "twins", who appeared to be human robots, or copies of copies, apparently devoid of any emotion of feelings. Each time that one of them pressed on a metal panel that faced the witness it would light up. They seemed to operate in pairs of two and in perfect order, and each time they walked on the center of the room, which was illuminated the "aliens" would levitate up into the air and to the ceiling. She described the "clones" as about 1.50m to 160m in height, with beautiful fair complexions, blue eyes, wearing white combination suits topped with an egg shaped hood over their heads. Two of what the witness called "hermaphrodites" approached her. They appeared to act like androids telepathically communicated with the witness in a strange metallic voice. They told her that this was the third time they had met her, even though she had no recollections of the previous events. The witness understood that these humanoid clones had limited reproductive capabilities and that their "spirit" diminished while being "remade". They did not exchange any words between them or with the witness. As under a charm or spell, the witness continued to stare at them fascinated. One of the humanoids approached the witness and telepathically told her the following, "We are of your parents, combined by nature." Approaching closer he inserted a tiny flask of glass in the corner of her eye and withdrew liquid from it. She then heard in her mind, "These contacts take place with a great number of people with the goal to prevent your mutual destruction and the disappearance of your race." Then, without saying a word the humanoids exchanged mysterious signals, which the witness was unable to understand. One of the beings then approached the metallic panel and pressed it, again becoming luminous. She heard additional telepathic messages, while the humanoids seemed to have disappeared from view. One of the messages contained the following message, "Each human being is a universe in miniature." At this point the witness apparently lost consciousness and found herself back in her home. She did not hear any noises and searched around the house finding all the doors tightly closed.

HC addendum

Source: Godelieve VanOvermeire

High Strangeness Index: 10

Source reliability: 10

Comments: None at this time.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

February 1972 15:00

Strasbourg, Alsace, France

A housewife was alone at home preoccupied with some house chores when...

A housewife was alone at home preoccupied with some house chores when she suddenly heard a loud undulating sort of murmuring sound, similar of that to leaves falling to the ground. Suddenly she started to rise into the air, the walls, and the roof disappeared and she floated upwards into the sky. At one point she thought she had died and she floated within a gray misty cloud. Frightened she saw a motionless metallic object hovering above her. An interior voice tells her not to be afraid. A small dark trap door opened up on the bottom of the object and she floated inside. A bar of diffused light apparently is pressed against the back of her head, she was unable to react but felt no pain. Inside she found herself standing in a gray kind of footbridge surrounded by a tangle of other identical footbridges. Soon an "invisible power" directed her towards a nearby corridor and towards a circular room with metallic walls. There she saw numerous human-like, men and women seated in individual chairs, which were placed around the circumference of the room. The same force that had guided her into the room guided her to an empty seat, which she sat down on. Next to her was a circular porthole and looking through it she could see that the craft was moving at a low altitude above a stretch of water, which appeared to be an ocean. She saw an object, which was apparently accompanying her object in formation; there was another identical above it. The witness had the impression that both objects flew in conjunction with each other, one possessing power, and the other speed. Around each craft shone an extremely bright white light. Soon she was confronted by about thirty pairs of human like "twins", who appeared to be human robots, or copies of copies, apparently devoid of any emotion of feelings. Each time that one of them pressed on a metal panel that faced the witness it would light up. They seemed to operate in pairs of two and in perfect order, and each time they walked on the center of the room, which was illuminated the "aliens" would levitate up into the air and to the ceiling. She described the "clones" as about 1.50m to 160m in height, with beautiful fair complexions, blue eyes, wearing white combination suits topped with an egg shaped hood over their heads. Two of what the witness called "hermaphrodites" approached her. They appeared to act like androids telepathically communicated with the witness in a strange metallic voice. They told her that this was the third time they had met her, even though she had no recollections of the previous events. The witness understood that these humanoid clones had limited reproductive capabilities and that their "spirit" diminished while being "remade". They did not exchange any words between them or with the witness. As under a charm or spell, the witness continued to stare at them fascinated. One of the humanoids approached the witness and telepathically told her the following, "We are of your parents, combined by nature." Approaching closer he inserted a tiny flask of glass in the corner of her eye and withdrew liquid from it. She then heard in her mind, "These contacts take place with a great number of people with the goal to prevent your mutual destruction and the disappearance of your race." Then, without saying a word the humanoids exchanged mysterious signals, which the witness was unable to understand. One of the beings then approached the metallic panel and pressed it, again becoming luminous. She heard additional telepathic messages, while the humanoids seemed to have disappeared from view. One of the messages contained the following message, "Each human being is a universe in miniature." At this point the witness apparently lost consciousness and found herself back in her home. She did not hear any noises and searched around the house finding all the doors tightly closed.

Hynek rating: CE3

The sources are indicated as: "Rosales, Albert, Humanoid Sighting Reports Database."

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

(Last Updated On: January 19, 2017)

Date: February 1972

Location: Near Strasbourg France

Time: afternoon

Summary: A housewife was alone at home preoccupied with some house chores when she suddenly heard a loud undulating sort of murmuring sound, similar of that to leaves falling to the ground. Suddenly she started to rise into the air, the walls, and the roof disappeared and she floated upwards into the sky. At one point she thought she had died and she floated within a gray misty cloud. Frightened she saw a motionless metallic object hovering above her. An interior voice tells her not to be afraid. A small dark trap door opened up on the bottom of the object and she floated inside. A bar of diffused light apparently is pressed against the back of her head, she was unable to react but felt no pain. Inside she found herself standing in a gray kind of footbridge surrounded by a tangle of other identical footbridges. Soon an invisible power” directed her towards a nearby corridor and towards a circular room with metallic walls. There she saw numerous human-like, men and women seated in individual chairs, which were placed around the circumference of the room. The same force that had guided her into the room guided her to an empty seat, which she sat down on. Next to her was a circular porthole and looking through it she could see that the craft was moving at a low altitude above a stretch of water, which appeared to be an ocean. She saw an object, which was apparently accompanying her object in formation; there was another identical above it. The witness had the impression that both objects flew in conjunction with each other, one possessing power, and the other speed. Around each craft shone an extremely bright white light. Soon she was confronted by about thirty pairs of human like “twins”, who appeared to be human robots, or copies of copies, apparently devoid of any emotion of feelings. Each time that one of them pressed on a metal panel that faced the witness it would light up. They seemed to operate in pairs of two and in perfect order, and each time they walked on the center of the room, which was illuminated the “aliens” would levitate up into the air and to the ceiling. She described the “clones” as about 1.50m to 160m in height, with beautiful fair complexions, blue eyes, wearing white combination suits topped with an egg shaped hood over their heads. Two of what the witness called “hermaphrodites” approached her. They appeared to act like androids telepathically communicated with the witness in a strange metallic voice. They told her that this was the third time they had met her, even though she had no recollections of the previous events. The witness understood that these humanoid clones had limited reproductive capabilities and that their “spirit” diminished while being “remade”. They did not exchange any words between them or with the witness. As under a charm or spell, the witness continued to stare at them fascinated. One of the humanoids approached the witness and telepathically told her the following, “We are of your parents, combined by nature.” Approaching closer he inserted a tiny flask of glass in the corner of her eye and withdrew liquid from it. She then heard in her mind, “These contacts take place with a great number of people with the goal to prevent your mutual destruction and the disappearance of your race.” Then, without saying a word the humanoids exchanged mysterious signals, which the witness was unable to understand. One of the beings then approached the metallic panel and pressed it, again becoming luminous. She heard additional telepathic messages, while the humanoids seemed to have disappeared from view. One of the messages contained the following message, “Each human being is a universe in miniature.” At this point the witness apparently lost consciousness and found herself back in her home. She did not hear any noises and searched around the house finding all the doors tightly closed.

Source: Godelieve Van Overmeire

Points to consider:

The only problem with this bedtime story inspired by a whole litany of other stories of this kind without any credibility, is that the original source remains undetermined.

The origin is attributed by Albert Rosales to "Godelieve Van Overmeire", a Belgian ufologist who was very interested in the "UMMO" hoax and became "skeptical", her original publications disappeared from the web.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 9, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Origin of story unknown. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probable contactee tall-tale.

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 9, 2018 Creation, [ar1], [ud1], [ta1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 9, 2018 First published.

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