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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.

1930, Bradshaw, Greater Manchester, U-K., Colonel Hambridge:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

In 1979, the prolific ghost stories book writer Peter Underwood apparently wrote that one evening in 1930, in Bradshaw, England, Colonel Hambridge, a guest at Bradshaw Hall, saw a figure dressed in a long piece of clothing walking slowly along an upstairs passage, making no noise as it did so. But there was no such person in the hall.

The story was presented like this in the ufology catalog INTCAT of the British "skeptical" ufologist Peter Rogerson.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001683
Date of event: 1930
Earliest report of event: 1979
Delay of report: 5 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ghost stories book by Peter Underwood.
First certain record by: "Skeptical" ufology catalogue Peter Rogerson.
First alleged record type: Ghost stories book.
First certain record type: "Skeptical" ufology catalogue.
This file created on: September 18, 2018
This file last updated on: September 18, 2018
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: Greater Manchester
Type of location: Inside Bradshaw Hall in Bradshaw.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Colonel.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Long piece of clothing.
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 heard.
Entities actions: Walked slowly and silently along an upstairs passage, then disappeared.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Unknown credibility, not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: High.



1930. Evening.


Col Hambridge, a guest at Bradshaw Hall saw a figure dressed in a long piece of clothing walking slowly along an upstairs passage, making no noise as it did so. There was no such person in the hall.

Underwood 1978a p48

Points to consider:

Peter Underwood (1923 - 2014) was an English author, broadcaster and parapsychologist described as "an indefatigable ghost hunter". He wrote no less than 55 books about alleged hauntings within the United Kingdom, beginning the trend of comprehensive regional "guides" to alleged "haunted" places.

Peter Rogerson was a "skeptical" British ufologist who had undertaken a catalog of alleged "entity" sightings, called INTCAT. He included stories of ghosts and other ancient cases with no intrinsic connection to UFO sighting reports in the idea of demonstrating that human misinterpretations and inventions always existed, and that "close encounters of the third kind" are therefore also misinterpretations and inventions. At the same time, he criticized "proponent" ufologists for taking such old stories as alien encounters of the past.

It is at least perfectly obvious, I hope, that this story without any element of credibility has nothing to do with the question of UFO occupants.

Bradshaw Hall.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Medium September 18, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source [pe1] not available. Help needed. Opened.


Unknown credibility, not UFO-related.

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 September 18, 2018 Creation, [pr1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 18, 2018 First published.

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