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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.


Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Andrey Alexandrovich Zabava, who claims several alien encounters himself, apparently told that in the region of Smolensk, Russia, in 1914, at an unknown hour, one Nastya and her husband Demyan, logger, living in a cabin in a remote area of the forest, saw what appeared to be a strange fog with sharp edges descend from the sky to a nearby meadow where their daughter Anastasiya and their son Herman were playing.

Moments later the fog suddenly shot upwards and disappeared into the sky.

Despite their prayers, they never found the children, and thought they have been abducted by "goblins of the woods". In 1918, the family had moved to the Krasnogvardeyskiy area in Crimea.

Although no entity is reported here, the case appeared in a catalog of "encounters with humanoids" and in a UFO book as a "close encounter of the 4th kind".

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001402
Date of event: 1914
Earliest report of event: 2004?
Delay of report: 9 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Modern "contactee".
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Modern "contactee".
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: March 7, 2013
This file last updated on: March 7, 2013
Country of event: Russia
State/Department: Smolenskaya
Type of location: Meadow.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: N/A
Witnesses numbers: 2
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adults.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Man, logger, his wife.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 0
Type of entities: N/A
Entities height: N/A
Entities outfit type: N/A
Entities outfit color: N/A
Entities skin color: N/A
Entities body: N/A
Entities head: N/A
Entities eyes: N/A
Entities mouth: N/A
Entities nose: N/A
Entities feet: N/A
Entities arms: N/A
Entities fingers: N/A
Entities fingers number: N/A
Entities hair: N/A
Entities voice: N/A
Entities actions: N/A ("cloud with sharp edges" abduct 2 children).
Entities/witness interactions: N/A ("cloud with sharp edges" abduct 2 children).
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: "Wood goblins" abducted their 2 children.
Explanation category: Probable invention. No credibility elements. Not a CE3.
Explanation certainty: Medium.



Albert Rosales indicates that in the Smolenskaya region, Russia, in 1914 at an unknown time, "A local family living in a cabin in a remote area of the woods in this region of central Russia experienced a frightening encounter. They saw what appeared to be a strange fog or mist with sharp edges descend from the sky into a nearby meadow. Both witnesses, a woman named Nastya and her husband Demyan (a forester who worked in the area) saw the strange fog descend in the same area where their two children a girl named Anastasiya and a boy named Herman had been playing. Moments later the fog suddenly zoomed up and vanished into the sky (the fog was apparently camouflaging some type of object). The two children were now nowhere to be seen, and despite their desperate attempts they were never able to find them, they had dissolved into thin air. Being Christian Orthodox they began to pray, but later decided that their children had been taken away by “wood goblins”. In 1918 the family moved to the Krasnogvardeyskiy area Crimea Ukraine.

The source is indicated as "Andrew Zabava (Janefarlz) Ukraine".

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

The author indicates that in 1914, in the area of Smolenskaya, Russia, there was a CE4 case.

A family who lived in a hut in a very wooded isolated area, in the heart of this central part of Russia, was suddenly confronted to a really terrible event.

They distinguished what seemed to be to them "a strange fog", with well defined edges, which came down from the sky in a close meadow. The two witnesses, a woman named Nastya, and her husband Demyan, logger who worked in the area, noted that this odd fog went down at the place where their two children played, a girl named Anastasya and her brother Herman.

A few moments later, the "fog" suddenly rose in the air and was lost in the sky. The two children were not there any more, and in spite of despaired research, they were not found.

The parents, of orthodox persuasion, started to pray in the hope that their children are returned to them, but in vain. They ended up being resigned and being convinced that their two children had been abducted by "the goblins of the woods".

In 1918, the family moved in the sector of Krasnogvardeyskiy, Crimea, in Ukraine.

The author says the source is "Rosales, Andrew Zabava, Janefarlz, Ukraine", and comments that if the testimony is authentic, it perfectly demonstrates that these entities perform definitive abductions.

Points to consider:

"Andrew Zabava" given as the source is Andrey Alexandrovich Zabava, saying he himself witnessed a close encounter of the 3rdkind with a conversation with "alien" described as "like an old woman" in 2004 while searching an "alien underground base" and UFOs he thinks exist in the Ayu-Dug mountain in Crimea.

Also says he said "Hi" to "aliens" he met in a cave in 2005.

See the List of Issues below.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe March 7, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not properly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe March 7, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Anonymous witnesses cannot be traced back. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe March 7, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Very short story only, no sign of investigation or checking. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe March 7, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of story unknown: local folklore, anonymous letter, sensation magazine...? Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe March 7, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No entities. Help needed. Opened.
6 Ufology Severe March 7, 2013 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Earliest source is of the "contactee" kind and repeater witness. Help needed. Opened.


Probable invention. No credibility elements. Not a CE3.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:


Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross March 7, 2013 Creation, [ar1], [js1].
1.0 Patrick Gross March 7, 2013 First published.

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