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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.

Circa 1932 or November 1932, Leeds, Yorkshire-and-Humbert, U-K., people:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

In the 2010's, "skeptical" researcher Peter Rogerson entered in his "INTCAT" ufological catalogue a case he says come from "Ludlam 1967 p124", and is dated November 1932:

In Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, several people in a sub-let house in Fieldhead Terrace saw the figure of a man, 1.8 meters tall, wearing a long coat; which would disappear. "All sorts of odd noises were heard."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001652
Date of event: Circa 1932 or November 1932
Earliest report of event: 1967.
Delay of report: 3 decades.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ghost stories book by Harry Ludlam.
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: August 18, 2018
This file last updated on: August 31, 2018
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: Yorkshire-and-Humbert
Type of location: 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: 1 or several
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Tenants and owner..
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: 1.80 meters
Entities outfit type: Long coat.
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: Is there, disappears.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Ghost story without credibility, not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: High.



Location: Leeds - Unknown property, Fieldhead Terrace

Type: Haunting Manifestation

Date / Time: Circa 1932

Further Comments: The knocking sounds from the attic occurred for several nights before a phantom six foot tall man in a long coat started to appear. The owner and all her tenants moved out in November 1932.


November 1932.


Several people in a sub-let house in Fieldhead Terrace saw the figure of a man 1.8m tall, wearing a long coat, which would disappear. All sorts of odd noises were heard

Ludlam 1967 p124

Points to consider:

The story was, insofar as my research has been sufficient, never published in the ufological literature except by Peter Rogerson.

Peter Rogerson [pr1] is right when he argues that researchers and writers "convinced" of the reality of extraterrestrial visits wanted to use ghost stories, fairies stories, as ancient stories of extraterrestrial visits. He is right because some so-called "convinced" researchers, not all, and some so-called "convinced" authors, not all, do this. But what is the purpose here, that Rogerson does himself published the story in the ufology field when nobody did before he did?

When so-called "skeptical" researchers publish their catalog, the same issues as with so-called "ET proponents" researchers show...

This, Peter Rogerson, here,

So, we have a story without searchable sources, without precise date(s), without precise address, without any quantitative information such as distances, durations, number of witnesses etc., without any details, without any witness name, without a trace of investigation, without a UFO, and of quite moderate strangeness.

Update on August 31, 2018:

A reader of my website reported to my ba email on August 30, 2018, that the "Ludlam 1967" source is probably "The Restless Ghosts of Ladye Place and Other True Hauntings", by Harry Ludlam, W. Foulsham and Co., Ltd, 1967.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 18, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.


Ghost story without 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 August 18, 2018 Creation, [pd1], [pr1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 18, 2018 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross August 31, 2018 In the Points to Consider, addtion of the "Update on August 31, 2018" part. Addition of [hl1] in the Sources References.

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