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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 10 OR 15, 1978, PSKOV, PSKOV OBLAST, RUSSIA, VLADIMIR SERGEEVICH KHARITONOV:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A 1990 Russian ufology book reportedly tells that on January 10 or 15, 1978, at 2200, student Vladimir Sergeevich Kharitonov was vacationing in the city visiting his parents near Pskov, Russia.

In a clear moon evening, he went outside the house to get some fresh air, and suddenly he noticed strange people in his yard. He approached them asking them angrily: "What are you doing in here?"

When he did see their faces he realized that they were very unusual people as their faces were covered by some kind of lattice forming an intricate ornament. The faces were not visible behind the smooth fabric, but their chins were clearly visible. The figures were slim and well built. Their height was about 1.80m. They were all in tight-fitting suits without buttons or visible seams. The material was shiny, like polished titanium.

One of them was apparently a woman, since he could see long hair protruding from a hood, descending to the middle of the back.

Behind a nearby heap of logs, there was a car-sized object, which the aliens invited the witness to enter. The craft had a transparent cupola on top approximately 2 meters in diameter and 1.5 meters in height. The darkish lower part was larger and jutted back behind the cupola, and the front section was shorter. The whole thing was round, with no sharp edges.

The beings and the witness went inside and sat on soft and comfortable seats. The inside it was very spacious. The "leader" who had invited the witness in, sat in front. The woman near him, he sat behind, and the third being close to him. The leader shut the door manually, there was no audible sound of moving or click.

After that, the white-yellowish control panel in front of him, consisting of transparent buttons approximately 15 x 30 mm each, started shining. He counted up to 9 rows of buttons with 25 buttons each.

They sat motionless for about one minute. He did not noticed them closing an inner door but he felt "isolated from space". The leader began pressing buttons on the panel; at this point the witness noticed that he had 5 unusual fingers - no detail is given about the fingers.

The machine started slowly ascending, simultaneously rotating around its axis. He saw houses, cars and the road below him. At 40 meters they stopped and faced west. The crew sat calmly, without paying attention to the witness Suddenly he felt a very sharp acceleration of the object and felt a strong vertical ascend.

At this time, he became frightened and thought he was being abducted and punched the "leader" on the head with his fist. His memory seemed to end at this point or he went unconscious because he next woke up lying on top of the heap of logs where he the craft had originally sat.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000857
Date of event: January 10 or 15, 1978
Earliest report of event: 1990?
Delay of report: 12 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology book.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufology book.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: September 19, 2008
This file last updated on: September 19, 2008
Country of event: Russia
State/Department: Pskov Oblast
Type of location: House yard and inside flying UFO.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Teenager or young.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male, student.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 3
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: 1.80 meters
Entities outfit type: One piece tight fitting without buttons and without seams, hoods, masks.
Entities outfit color: Shiny metallic.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Slim and well built, 2 men 1 woman.
Entities head: Hood, mask, only chin is visible.
Entities eyes: Not visible.
Entities mouth: Not visible.
Entities nose: Not visible.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported. Unusual.
Entities fingers number: 5
Entities hair: Woman has long hair.
Entities voice: Not reported.
Entities actions: Were there, invited witness in UFO, space tour.
Entities/witness interactions: Invited witness in UFO, space tour.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went into UFO, hit occupant.
Witness(es) feelings: Not frightened then frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probable invention.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. 1:] :

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Pskov, Russia, on January 10 or 15, 1978, at 2200, student Vladimir Sergeevich Kharitonov was vacationing in the city visiting his parents. In a clear moon evening he went outside the house to get some fresh air. Suddenly he noticed strange people in his yard. He approached them asking them angrily: "What are you doing in here?" When he did see their faces, he realized, that these were very unusual people. Their faces were covered by some kind of lattice forming an intricate ornament. The faces were not visible behind the smooth fabric, but their chins were clearly visible. The figures were slim and well built. Their height was about 1.80m. One of them was apparently a woman, since he could see long hair protruding from the hood (cowl) descending to the middle of the back. They were all in tight-fitting suits without buttons or visible seams. The material was shiny, like polished titanium. Behind a nearby heap of logs there was a car-sized object, which the aliens invited the witness to. This machine had a transparent cupola on top approximately 2 m in diameter and 1.5 m in height. The darkish lower part was larger and jutted back behind the cupola, and the front section was shorter. The whole thing was round, with no sharp edges. They went inside and sat on seats. The seats were soft, and comfortable. Inside it was very spacious. The "leader" who invited the witness, sat in front. The woman near him, he sat behind, and the third being close to him. The leader shut the door manually. There was no audible sound of moving or click. After that, the white-yellowish control panel started shining in front of him, consisting of transparent buttons approximately 15 x 30 mm each. They sat immobile for about 1 minute. He counted up to 9 rows of buttons with 25 buttons each. He did not noticed them closed an inner door but he felt isolated from "space". The leader began pressing buttons on the panel; at this point the witness noticed that he had 5 unusual fingers (no details). The machine started slowly ascending, simultaneously rotating around its axis. He saw houses, cars and the road below him. At 40 meters they stopped and faced west. The crew sat calmly, without paying attention to the witness. Suddenly Kharitonov felt a very sharp acceleration of the object and felt a strong vertical ascend. At this moment the witness became frightened and thought he was being abducted and punched the "leader" on the head with his fist. His memory seemed to end at this point or he went unconscious because he next woke up lying on top of the heap of logs where he the craft had originally sat.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "V N Fomenko, Sol Shulman Extraterrestrials over Russia Stunning Facts and New Hypothesis, Moscow 1990."

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website provides the information in [ar1], indicated as source.

Points to consider:

Dr. V.N. Fomenko, PhD, is a member of the ufology group R.I.A.P., Research Institute on Anomalous Phenomena, based in Kharkov in Ukraine. Sol Shulman apparently writes books about the history of Russia. The title "Extraterrestrials over Russia Stunning Facts and New Hypothesis" given by the [ar1] source is likely a translation in English of a Russian title of a Russian work that does not seem to have had translation in other languages.

As can be seen from the List of Issues below, the story is not quite credible. It can be noted that it is found wanting on many aspects which would require some imaginative talent. For example, the faces of the occupants are conveniently hidden by a mask, so that no details on their faces had to be provided. The fingers are said to be unusual but no detail is given about that. Not a work about communication is said; yet, the "leader" must have used some form of communication to invite the witness into the saucer. The witness apparently oddly accepts the invitation on board and only then gets frightened that he is abducted. On the whole, the story looks like the product of an untalented imagination, like "contactees" claims usually do.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe September 19, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and incorrectly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe September 19, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case. - -
3 Ufology Severe September 19, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature of report unknown: newspaper, anonymous letter, rumor, first hand...? Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe September 19, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of checking or investigation. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe September 19, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No information on witness: psychological background, age, etc. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probable invention.

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 19, 2008 Creation, [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 19, 2008 First published.

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