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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 8, 1978, GREEN OAK TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN, USA, JOHN AND CLARA CASSIM:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

The Michigan MUFON website apparently published a report according to which in Green Oak Township, Michigan, on February 8, 1978, around midnight, as dozens of independent witnesses watched maneuvering objects over the area, some described as huge and oval shaped, John and Clara Cassim were coming back from visiting friends when they saw a machine sitting in a small clearing off the road, that looked like a very big light bulb resting on four legs.

Three humanoid figures appeared out of nowhere and climbed into the object; which started to glow very bright and rose straight up.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001006
Date of event: February 8, 1978
Earliest report of event: 2000?
Delay of report: Day, 2 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Michigan MUFON website.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufology website.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: October 31, 2009
This file last updated on: October 31, 2009
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Michigan
Type of location: Small clearing near road.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 0 to 2
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adults or adults or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Probable married couple or brother and sister.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 3
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
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 reported.
Entities actions: Go into UFO, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or helicopter or invention.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Green Oak Township, Michigan, on February 8, 1978, around midnight, as dozens of independent witnesses watched maneuvering objects over the area, some described as huge and oval shaped, John and Clara Cassim were coming back from visiting friends when they saw a machine sitting in a small clearing off the road. "It looked like a very big light bulb resting on four legs." Three humanoid figures appeared out of nowhere and climbed into the object. Then the object started to glow very bright and rose straight up.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Michigan UFO Central."

Points to consider:

"Michigan UFO Central", the meager source reference by [ar1], can refer to one of the two web adresses of the MUFON Michigan website. The older address was mimufon.com, but the website disappeared and I did not find the case in the files that I archived. currently the address is mimufon.org, with a different content, and I did not find this sighting report there, and did not find it in the MUFON Case Management System either. So probably it was at mimufon.com in a page that was removed or not archived. Of course I looked for other sources but found none.

With the very little information given, it is not possible to exclude that it was some helicopter and its crew, and with the lack of investigative corroboration, it is not impossible that the report was just made up.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available, probably disappeared. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature of report unknown, probably web or email report. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Whether the UFO was silent or noisy is not specified. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Not one detail on occupants. Help needed. Opened.
6 Ufology Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No indication of the distance of observation. Help needed. Opened.
7 Ufology Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No indication of observation duration. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors or helicopter or 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 October 31, 2009 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross October 31, 2009 First published.

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