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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.

AUGUST 4, 1978, MORSIL, JAMTLAND COUNTY, SWEDEN, WESTERLUND:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A recent web UFO sightings catalogue says that on August 4, 1978, around 11:00 p.m., in Morsil, Sweden, "Humanoid entity were observed. An unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed in cloudy weather by one male 16-year-old witness in a forest for a few minutes (Westerlund)."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001208
Date of event: August 4, 1978
Earliest report of event: 2008?
Delay of report: Day, 3 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology bulletin.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue UFODNA.
First alleged record type: Ufology bulletin.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: December 7, 2009
This file last updated on: December 7, 2009
Country of event: Sweden
State/Department: Jämtland County
Type of location: Wood.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Uncertain
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 16
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid
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: Two, large, black.
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: Not reported.
Entities actions: Not reported.
Entities/witness interactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Totally insufficient information.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on August 4, 1978, around 2300, in Morsil, Sweden, "Humanoid entity were observed. An unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed in cloudy weather by one male 16-year-old witness in a forest for a few minutes (Westerlund)."

The source is indicated as UFO Information Sweden.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

The Below cases are from the files of one of the original UFO researchers David Webb:

[... other cases ...]

22. August 4 1978 Morsil, Sweden

[... other cases ...]

Points to consider:

The information provided in source [ud1] is generally made of predefined sentences that do not actually reflect the situation. For example, many other cases without UFO and without distance information are described with "An unidentified object at close range and its occupants..."

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe December 7, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and incorrectly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 7, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Totally insufficient information. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Totally insufficient information.

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 December 7, 2009 Creation, [ud1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 7, 2009 First published.

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