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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 28, 1930, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, U-K., people:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

The British "skeptic" ufologist Peter Rogerson included around 2018 in his INTCAT catalog a story he found in a 2006 ghost story book.

He says that on August 28, 1930, at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England, during an "intense electrical storm occupants of a house saw a figure resembling a robed monk."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001710
Date of event: August 28, 1930
Earliest report of event: 2006?
Delay of report: 7 decades?
Witness reported via: Nor known.
First alleged record by: Ghost stories book Daniel Codd.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Peter Rogerson.
First alleged record type: Ghost stories book.
First certain record type: "Skeptical" ufology catalogue.
This file created on: September 11, 2018
This file last updated on: September 11, 2018
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: Lincolnshire
Type of location: Uncertain, inside house.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: Not reported. 2 or more.
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
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: Robe like a monk's.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Like a monk in a robe.
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: Not reported.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: No credibility, not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: High.



August 28 1930.


During an intense electrical storm occupants of a house saw a figure resembling a robed monk

Codd 2006 p42

Points to consider:

The source cited by Peter Rogerson [pr1] is a ghost stories book [dc1] that "provides accounts of poltergeists, and first-hand encounters with ghouls and spirits. This book contains a range of ghostly phenomena. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, it features the Lincoln Imp, the Binbrook Poltergeist and the Irby Boggle, as well as the haunted airfields of 'bomber county'."

As a "skeptic" ufologist, Peter Rogerson defended the notion that human "imagination" and "invention" always existed; this is why he included reports in his catalogue that obviously have nothing to do intrinsically with UFO sighting reports or UFO occupants. This one is clearly a ghost story, with no elements of credibility: unnamed witness, undefined place, date of reporting unknown, how reported unknown, and a report that takes just a few words.

In the same time, Peter Rogerson criticized "proponent" ufologists for including such cases as "UFO occupants sightings" in the ufology literature.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:


No 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 11, 2018 Creation, [pr1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 11, 2018 First published.

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