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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.

November 1, 1947, Kayl, Luxemburg, Milly Vinandy:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

In 1986, French "skeptical" ufologist Raoul Robé wrote that according to "E. Tizané, p. 287 and Alonso p. 300", on November 1st, 1947, in Kayl, Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, a young girl aged 10, named E. Vinandy, saw marian apparitions that were not validated by the Church.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001781
Date of event: November 1, 1947
Earliest report of event: 1948?
Delay of report: Jours, 1 an.
Witness reported via: Told people.
First alleged record by: Christian literrature.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Raoul Robé.
First alleged record type: Christian literrature.
First certain record type: "Skeptical" ufology catalogue.
This file created on: November 13, 2018
This file last updated on: November 13, 2018
Country of event: Luxemburg
State/Department: Esch-sur-Alzette
Type of location: Outside near Kayl.
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: 10
Witnesses types: Not reported. Girl.
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.
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 reported.
Entities actions: Appeared, disappeared.
Entities/witness interactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: The "Blessed Virgin".
Explanation category: No credibility, not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: Certain.


[Ref. rr1:] RAOUL ROBE:

10 11/01/47 ? M* Kayl (Luxemburg) 1 child F

[Ref. rr2:] RAOUL ROBE:

Case Nr 10

The 1st of November 1947 in Kayl (Grand-Duché de Luxembourg).

A young girl aged 10, E, Vinandy, sees marian apparitions (not validated by the Church).

(Ref.: E. Tizané, p. 287 and 300, Alonso).

Points to consider:

The alleged facts - in non-ufology sources - are that between November 1, 1947 and December 30, 1947, Emilie "Milly" Wanding, Milly Vinandy in other sources, 10-year-old girl, claimed to have seen "apparitions of the Blessed Virgin", sometimes accompanied by celestial beings such as baby Jesus, angels or saints. She also stated that she saw Sister Lucia, the alleged main witness of the alleged Fatima apparitions, who was living in Spain at that time.

She "saw" this at the fourth station of a "Way of the Cross" in the forest between the village of Kayl and a small chapel called "The Cave of the Minor".

Soon, it was said that her two cousins, Jean and Nicole Denter, also had these visions. From 1948, Milly has "apparitions" on demand - as in most cases "apparitions of the Virgin" she was the only one to claim to see, the gathered believers did not see what she claimed to see. It is said that the children were examined by "the authorities" who considered them "perfectly normal". Pilgrims came on the scene, some reporting miraculous healings, and a Swiss doctor donated for the construction of a chapel called "Léiffrächen" on the site.

It is said that the Church "never recognized the authenticity of these facts"; in fact, the Church neither investigated nor decided on the case.

There have been at least 22 recorded cases of these "Blessed Virgin" apparitions in the world in 1947 (udayton.edu/imri/mary/a/apparitions-statistics-modern.php). "Skeptical" ufologists, such as Raoul Robé, who included such cases in their catalogs have introduced only a few ot them, always in the form of very short and very incomplete summaries. Their idea is obviously not that the "Blessed Virgin" was an alien, but to give "examples" of inventions, believing that this proves, or at least suggests, that stories of encounters with extraterrestrials beings are also inventions, simply more "in the mood if the times."

Those interested can check the Tagleblatt newspaper, Luxemburg, page 3, for November 21 and 22, 1947:

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 November 13, 2018 Creation, [rr1], [rr2].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 13, 2018 First published.

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