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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 31, 1978, LONDON, LONDON, U-K., A WOMAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

On P. Hardman is said to have reported in the BUFORA Journal, volume 8, issue 4, that in London, England, on August 31, 1978, at 07:00 p.m., a woman was sitting in her office on the tenth floor of an office building on the south bank of the river Thames, when she glanced out a window and noticed an object moving at rooftop height.

It was silvery bright, shaped like an elongated parachute; at the bottom it had "a man-shaped figure" apparently protruding "from its tip."

The "object" moved horizontally then stopped briefly above a building, and was finally lost behind the National Theater.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001080
Date of event: August 31, 1978
Earliest report of event: 1978?
Delay of report: Day, decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufologist P. Hardman.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufologist.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: December 7, 2011
This file last updated on: December 7, 2011
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: London
Type of location: Above city from 10the story office.
Lighting conditions: Day
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Youg adult, adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Woman.
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: One piece tight fitting
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Human shape.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported or not visible.
Entities mouth: Not reported or not visible.
Entities nose: Not reported or not visible.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported or not visible.
Entities fingers number: Not reported or not visible.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Is under flying parachute-shaped object.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probable confusion, parachute man.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in London, England, on August 31, 1978, at 1900, the witness was sitting in her office on the tenth floor of an office building on the south bank of the river Thames when she glanced out a window and noticed an object moving at rooftop height. It was silvery bright in color and was shaped like an elongated parachute; at the bottom it had a man shaped figure apparently protruding from its tip. The object moved horizontally then stopped briefly above a building. It finally disappeared behind the National Theater and was not seen again. (?)

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "P Hardman, Bufora Journal Vol. 8 #4."

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Encounters with Aliens on this Day

August 31

1978 - A woman was sitting in her office on the tenth floor of an office building in London, England on the south bank of the Thames River at 7:00 p.m. when she glanced out a window and noticed an object moving at rooftop level. It was bright silver in color and was shaped like an elongated parachute. At the bottom was a man protruding from its tip. The parachute or cone-shaped object moved horizontally, then stopped briefly above a building. It finally went behind the National Theater and was not seen again. (Source: Albert S. Rosales, Humanoid Contact Database 1978, case # 999, citing P. Hardman, BUFORA Journal, Volume 8, No. 4).

Points to consider:

The true question here is to understand what kind of miracle is needed to not guess that was described was not exactly what the description suggests: a parachute man!

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe December 7, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 7, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation or thinking about the most obvious explanation. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe December 7, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of story not known: newspaper, rumour, anonymous letter, investigated case...? Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe December 7, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single anonymous witness case. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe December 7, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing basic data: sizes, duration, distances... Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe December 7, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Despite sighting over populated city, only one person was apparently puzzled. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probable confusion, parachute man.

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, 2011 Creation, [ar1], [dj1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 7, 2011 First published.

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