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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.

1978, WESTERN KAZAKHSTAN, KAZAKHSTAN, :

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

In a listing of UFO crashes, Philip Mantle and Anton Anfalov indicate that in 1978 in Western Kazahstan, a UFO similar in shape to a fighter aircraft was allegedly shot down by the Soviet military. The UFO and its pilots were transported to Zhitkur.

They also indicate that in 1978, at an unknown location, a landed cylinder-shaped UFO some 35 meters long was allegedly seized by the Soviet military and transported to Zhitkur.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001147
Date of event: 1978
Earliest report of event: 2000?
Delay of report: 2 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: N/A.
First certain record by: Ufology listing Mantle - Anfalov.
First alleged record type: N/A.
First certain record type: Ufology listing.
This file created on: May 19, 2010
This file last updated on: May 19, 2010
Country of event: Kazakhstan
State/Department: Not reported.
Type of location: Not reported.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: N/A (crash)
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: Not reported.
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Several
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: Not reported.
Entities actions: Crashed.
Entities/witness interactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probable invention by sensationalist magazine, or misinterpretet jet fighter incident.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ma1:] ANTON ANFALOV AND PHILIP MANTLE:

In a listing of UFO crashes, the authors indicate that in 1978 in Western Kazahstan, a UFO similar in shape to a fighter aircraft was allegedly shot down by the Soviet military. The UFO and its pilots were transported to Zhitkur.

They also indicate that in 1978, at an unknown location, a landed cylinder-shaped UFO some 35 meters long was allegedly seized by the Soviet military and transported to Zhitkur.

Points to consider:

The story as published in [ma1] has been copied by numerous websites and web forums:

http://www.burlingtonnews.net/ufocrashes.html
http://ufocasebook.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=drone&num=1185472574&action=display&start=375
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread473226/pg3
http://www.anakinovni.org/1978.htm
http://knowaboutaliensandufos.blogspot.com/2008/05/chronology-of-ufo-crashes-in-former.html
http://www.ufo.estranky.sk/stranka/havarie-ufo-objektov-vo-svete
http://nousnesommespasseuls.xooit.com/t212-Agressions-commises-par-des-chefs-d'%C3%89tats-sur-les.htm
http://forum.index.hu/Article/showArticle?go=44963312&t=9003012
http://www.sobrenatural.org/noticia/detalhar/1223/ufos_acidentados_na_russia
http://www.aforteanosla.com.ar/Colaboraciones/cuba/articulos/bosch%20ovnis%20en%20rusia.htm
Etc...

Zitkhur is - allegedly - in Volgogradskaya Oblast, Russia and its geographical coordinates are 48░ 57' 20" North, 46░ 15' 55" East. Numerous websites repeat a claim that there is an underground military base there and that the nearby village was destroyed, but no serious historical information seems to fit this.

Numerous dubious claims of UFO crashes in the USSR circulate on the web and often, it is claimed that the wrecked UFO was transported to Zitkhur.

The satellite view of the area below does suggest there were some buildings or a village there:

( See: http://www.maplandia.com/russia/volgogradskaya-oblast/pallasovskiy-rayon/zhitkur/zhitkur-google-earth.html )

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe May 19, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not known. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe May 19, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient information. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe May 19, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of story unknown. Sensationalist magazine? Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe May 19, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation or checking. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe May 19, 2010 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No information on any witness(es). Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probable invention by sensationalist magazine, or misinterpretet jet fighter incident..

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 May 19, 2010 Creation, [ma1].
1.0 Patrick Gross May 19, 2010 First published.

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