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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:

In 1910, or 1939, depending on the meager sources, in Chevroux, the hamlet of Boisey in the Ain, France, one Mr. Perret was allegedly crossing a wood to meet friends, when he felt a presence behind him.

Looking back, he allegedly saw a 3 meters tall human silhouette moving towards him.

He was panicked and fled. The next day, he came back on the spot but found no trace.

The story is said to come from the issue of a sensationnalist magazine of 1975.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000960
Date of event: 1910 or 1939
Earliest report of event: 1975
Delay of report: Décennies
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Sensationalist magazine L'Inconnu.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Sensationalist magazine.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: August 15, 2009
This file last updated on: October 3, 2017
Country of event: France
State/Department: Ain
Type of location: Wood.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 18
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: 3.0 meters
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
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: Was there, walked towards witness.
Entities/witness interactions: Walked towards witness.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, fled.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible journalistic hoax or invention.
Explanation certainty: None.


[Ref. ez1:] ERIC ZURCHER:

The author indicates that one night in 1910 in Chevroux, in the hamlet of Boisey in the Ain, Mr. Perret, in a wood, saw a huge human silhouette, 3 meters tall, moving towards him.

He was panicked and fled, thus escaping this being.

The next day, he reconsidered the spot but did not find any clue.

Eric Zurcher indicates as reference: "L'insolite", #1, page 20, July 75.


Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Boisey, France, in 1939, at an unknown time, the witness, 18, was walking through a wood on his way to meet some friends when he felt a presence behind him. He turned and saw the silhouette of "an immense human form," 10 ft tall, moving toward him. He ran. No traces were found.

The source is indicated as "J Perret, L’Insolite # 1".


Albert Rosales indicates that in St. Didier sur Rochefort, Loire, France, in 1914, , at 04:00 a.m., "A Mr. Perret was at home sleeping when someone tapping on his back suddenly awakened him. He turns and sees a luminous being the size of a 10-12 year old child. The being had a white glittering face and wore a very shiny outfit. He illuminated the room completely. The being then walked through the door and vanished. An afterglow remained behind for about 3 seconds. The frightened witness remained in bed."

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "LDLN # 243".

[Ref. ud1:] SIT WEB "UFODNA":

The website says that in 1913 at "21:00", in "Chevroux, Hameau, France", "A young man walking through a wooded area on his way to join an army unit heard noises and felt a presence behind him. Upon turning around he saw a 3-meter tall human-like figure approaching him taking great strides. Terrified the young man ran away from the area and did not look back."

The source reference is a broken link.

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

The author says that according to his source this case occurred "some years before 1914."

J.M. Perret's grandfather, at the time 18-year-old, crossed the woods near the hamlet of Boisey in Chevroux in the Ain in France to join friends and participate an evening, when he felt a presence behind him. He turned around and saw "a huge human form" at least three meters tall approaching him. The frightened witness fled.

Jean Sider says his source is L'Insolite, #1 for July 1975, page 20, accordinf to a communication by Joël Mesnard.


1910 - Night


An 18 year old youth was walking through some woods to meet his friends for a game of cards, when he felt a presence behind him. Turning round he saw an indistinct humanoid form 3m tall coming towards him, at which the youth ran off. Next day he checked but could not see anything which could have caused an illusion

Alain Gamard citing Bulletin de liason des amateurs d’insolite no 1 p20, citing letter from J. Perret, the grandson of the witness


The author indicates that in Chevroux, in the hamlet of Boisey, in the Ain, in 1910 at night, Mr. Perret was crossing a wood when he saw a huge human silhouette of 3 meters heading towards him. Panicked, he fled. The next day, he returned to the place but found no clue.

Julien Gonzalez indicates that his sources are L'Insolite Nr. 1 of July 1975 on page 20 and Jean Sider in "Les Extraterrestres avant les Soucoupes Volantes" page 198.

Points to consider:

"L'Inconnu" was "the magazine for Esotericism and Alternatives Disciplines", published by the "Société de presse Esotérique".

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 15, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe August 15, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Totally insufficient description. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe August 15, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness report. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe August 15, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Origin and nature of story not specified. How and to whom reported unknown. Help needed. Opened.


Possible journalistic hoax or invention.

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 15, 2009 Creation, [ez1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 15, 2009 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross February 14, 2013 Additions [ud1], [js1].
1.2 Patrick Gross February 26, 2013 Addition [ar2].
1.3 Patrick Gross March 6, 2013 Addition [pr1].
1.4 Patrick Gross October 3, 2017 Addition [jg1].

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