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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 4, 1947, Forstweiler, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Mrs. Paula T.:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Famous "Ancient Astronauts" Swiss theorician and author Erich von Däniken wrote in 1974 that on July 4, 1947 - more liekly August 23, 1947 - in Tannhausen, Germany, "Mrs. T. Paula" (actually "Paulina H."), 48, "saw Mary on various occasions in a wreath of gleaming white roses."

This was included later in Albert Rosales' book on "humanoid encounters" for 1947; though it was investigated by the Church at the time and declared a fraud.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001818
Date of event: August 23, 1947
Earliest report of event: ?
Delay of report: Hours, years
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Not known.
First certain record by: Ufology book Erich von Däniken.
First alleged record type: Not known.
First certain record type: Ufology book.
This file created on: October 29, 2018
This file last updated on: October 29, 2018
Country of event: Germany
State/Department: Baden-Württemberg
Type of location: Forstweiler
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: 48
Witnesses types: Not reported. Woman.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: "Blessed Virgin"
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. The "blessed Virgin".
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: Appeared in a wreath of gleaming white roses.
Entities/witness interactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Fraud, not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: High.



4.7.1947 At Tannhausen, Germany, Mrs. T. Paula, 48, saw Mary on various occasions in a wreath of gleaming white roses.


Albert Rosales indicates that in Tannhausen, Schwaben, Germany, on August 23, 1947, at an unknown time, Mrs. Paula T., 48, saw on several occasions the figure of the Virgin Mary in a wreath made out of white roses.

The source is indicated as "Erlch Von Daniken, 'Erscheinungen'".


Year Place # People Involved Approval of Supernatural character
Aug 23, 1947 Forsweiler Tannhausen (Germany) Mrs. T. Paula (40) & 4 children Negative decision

Points to consider:

Erich von Däniken, (www.daniken.com), Swiss citizen, born in 1935, became famous by publishing from 1968 on, books translated worldwide claiming the influence of extraterrestrial visitors on the first human civilizations - what is now called the "Ancient Astronaut Theory". He used ideas already published in France by author Robert Charroux. In his book "Erscheinungen", there is a list of "Blessed Virgin" appearances reports, briefly described and without any indication of sources, such as this one, which he attributed to extraterrestrials influencing humanity through such supernatural manifestations of religious appearance. Some ufologists share this point of view and therefore cited the reports of this list, without any other effort.

In reality: the case takes place at Forstweiler (not "Forsweiler" and not "Tannhausen"), today Gemeinde Tannhausen, Germany, in 1947. The "main witness" "Paulina H.", not "Paula T.", was convicted as a fraudster in November 1948 by Bishop Sproll of Rottenburg after ecclesiastical investigation. (see "Les Frauderus de Dieu", by Joachim Bouflet, Presses de la Renaissance, France, 2007.

The case, declared fraudulent by the Church after investigation, obviously has nothing to do intrinsically with UFO occupations.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe October 29, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Totally insifficient information. Help needed. Opened.


Fraud, 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 October 29, 2018 Creation, [ed1], [ar1], [mh1].
1.0 Patrick Gross October 29, 2018 First published.

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