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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.

APRIL 25, 1978, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, USA:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

The Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS), USA, reportedly recorded in 1978 that on April 25, 1978, at 2:15 a.m., a UFO with an inside occupant was sighted by one Mr. Hake while he drove along Highway 83 in Baltimore, Maryland.

It is said that "the close encounter" lasted several minutes.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001272
Date of event: April 25, 1978
Earliest report of event: 1978?
Delay of report: Day, years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology group CUFOS.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Donald Johnson.
First alleged record type: Ufology group.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: November 27, 2011
This file last updated on: November 27, 2011
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Maryland
Type of location: Near road from car.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adult, adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Ma.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Not reported
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: Is in UFO.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or invention or confusion.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

April 25

1978 - At 2:15 a.m. a UFO with an inside occupant was sighted by a Mr. Hake while driving along Highway 83 in Baltimore, Maryland. The close encounter lasted several minutes. (Source: CUFOS files, report received in 1978).

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on April 25, 1978, at 02:15, at Baltimore Hwy83, Maryland, USA, a hovering object was observed. "It buzzed a witness. Occupants of the craft were seen. One object, about 80 feet across, was observed in clear weather by one experienced male witness for a few seconds (Hake)."

The source is indicated as "CUFOS, J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies."

Points to consider:

What could be said with so little information?

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe November 27, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe November 27, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Totally insufficient information. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors or invention or confusion.

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 November 27, 2011 Creation, [dj1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 27, 2011 First published.

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