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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.

July 24, 1930, Mays Landing, New Jersey, USA, Mrs Sutton:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A web catalog, referring to George M. Eberhart's bibliography of "anomalies" published in 1980, summarizes that there was a "close encounter of the third kind" on July 24, 1930, in Mays Landing, New Jersey, USA.

A "flying humanoid" or "Jersey Devil", a winged creature, was reportdely seen by a Mrs. Sutton.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001714
Date of event: July 24, 1930
Earliest report of event: 1980?
Delay of report: Hours, 5 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: George M. Eberhart reference book.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue UFOdna.
First alleged record type: George M. Eberhart reference book.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: September 26, 2018
This file last updated on: September 26, 2018
Country of event: USA
State/Department: New Jersey
Type of location: Mays Landing
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: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Woman.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Winged creature
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Winged creature
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: 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: Medium.


[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

24 Jul 1930 - Mays Landing, New Jersey, USA

24 July 1930:

Mays Landing, New Jersey, USA

Flying humanoid - Jersey Devil.

A mysterious physical anomaly and an inhuman creature were reported by a female witness (Sutton). A winged being was seen.

Hynek rating: CE3

Vallee rating: AN3

The source is indicated as: "Eberhart, George M., A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980, ISBN:0-313-21337-2".

Points to consider:

I did not find any press sources mentioning this alleged meeting.

George M. Eberhart is the source indicated in [ud1]; given its seriousness, there must be something to it... However, [ud1] could be wrong about the year for example.

To get an idea of what the "Jersey Devil" or "Leeds Devil" affairs were at their beginnings, refer to the cases in New Jersey, USA, from the 1909 year page of my catalog.

For this case, this could be a misinterpretation - a big bird for example, as often with the "Jersey Devil" - but my data is so meager for the time being that I can hardly say more.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe September 26, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and unknown. Help needed. Opened.


Totally insufficient data.

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 26, 2018 Creation, [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 26, 2018 First published.

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