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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:

According to an article in the national newspaper La Razon, in Argentina, El Maitén, Chubut, on February 20, 1949, a very excited salesman came to a police officer at his military station.

This officer, retired when the La Razon article was published, told that the salesman claimed that about 20 kilometers from the town, he had met a UFO.

Three human figures dressed with strange suits emerged, they had something flashing in their headgear and were connected to the UFO by something like cords. They signaled the witness to stop his car.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000156
Date of event: February 20, 1949
Earliest report of event: 1970
Delay of report: 21 years
Witness reported via: Went to report to a military station.
First alleged record by: Retired military officer.
First certain record by: National newspaper.
First alleged record type: Retired military officer.
First certain record type: National newspaper.
This file created on: April 19, 2007
This file last updated on: August 8, 2008
Country of event: Argentina
State/Department: Chubut
Type of location: Not reported.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Adult.
Witnesses types: Salesman.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 3
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Strange suits.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported; linked to UFO by "cables".
Entities head: Headgear with something flashing.
Entities eyes: Two, large, black.
Entities mouth: Not known.
Entities nose: Not known.
Entities feet: Boots.
Entities arms: Normal.
Entities fingers: Not known.
Entities fingers number: Not known.
Entities hair: None.
Entities voice: Not known.
Entities actions: Are out of UFO, signaled witness to stop.
Entities/witness interactions: Signaled witness to stop.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors. Insufficient information.
Explanation certainty: Low.



Luis R. Gonzalez Manso notes in his FirstHumCat catalogue that in Argentina, El Maitén, Chubut, on February 20, 1949, reported in 1970, from second hand sources, according to a retired policeman, a very excited salesman arrived to his military station.

He said that about 20 kilometers from the town, he had met a UFO.

Three human figures emerged, dressed with strange suits and something flashing in their headgear.

They were connected to the UFO by something like cords, and signaled the witness to stop his car.

Luis Gonzales indicates that his sources are a personal investigation in January 1978, and Los OVNIS y sus ocupantes, 1980, pp. 8-9, by Roberto E. Banchs, and La Razón, of Buenos Aires, for March 13, 1970, and the MAGONIA Catalogue case 73.


In a list of UFOs with occupants cases in Argentina, this web site indicates "February 20, 1949, El Maiten, Chubut, 04:45, a traveling salesman."

Points to consider:

Case 73 of the Magonia catalogue is a different case, that of March 18, 1950, in Lago Argentino, Argentina, by rancher Wilfredo H. Arevalo. Jacques Vallée's Magonia catalogue does not include this case, and could not, since it emerged in 1970 after Vallée pubilshed his catalogue.

The story emerged quite late, and regretably, the information is sparse.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe April 19, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing the article in La Razon for March 13, 1970. Help needed. Opened.


Extraterrestrial visitors. Insufficient information.

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

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0.1 Patrick Gross April 19, 2007 Creation, [lg1], [an1].
0.2 Patrick Gross April 19, 2007 First published.
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