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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:

A popular magazine about the paranormal, clairvoyance, angels, UFOs and every other conceivable mysteries published that a Mr. Henri E. had been in contact with "the inhabitants of a flying saucer" which it would have seen being posed in his field or his vine of Saint-Saturnin-lès Avignon in Vaucluse, in France in the Fifties.

No description is provided, the magazine only writing about the scoffing that Mr. E. is said to have faced because he had told about his contact with extraterrestrials.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000238
Date of event: 50's
Earliest report of event: Not known.
Delay of report: Not known.
Witness reported via: Told later around him.
First alleged record by: N/A.
First certain record by: Paranormal and esoterica magazine.
First alleged record type: N/A.
First certain record type: Paranormal and esoterica magazine.
This file created on: July 7, 2007
This file last updated on: October 18, 2009
Country of event: France
State/Department: Vaucluse
Type of location: Field or vineyard.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adult.
Witnesses types: Man, farmer.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Not reported.
Type of entities: Not reported.
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: Not reported.
Entities actions: Not reported.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors, or confusion, or hoax, or journalistic invention.
Explanation certainty: N/A.



In the Fifties, in Saint Saturnin lès Avignon, maybe at the beginning of the large flap of observation of the flying saucers... Mr. Henri E. worked in one of his grounds, a field or a vine, when he saw an unknown object land not far from there. In his own ground.

From a reliable source, we know that Mr. E. "encountered" the inhabitants of a flying saucer... Thus, Henri E is confronted with a contact with other beings of a race from space. Whatever, he later told around that he saw a flying saucer. And, the reaction was that he was consequently regarded as a poor "moron" and all make fun of this man who decides not to speak anymore about the story and to keep it for himself.

But a few times after, he asks for assistance "to fill and clean a hole which this landing of a flying saucer had caused in his field "... And the case was talked about again. At least, one thought of it.

Time went by and Henri E. did not speak any more of this strange adventure which had gotten only vexations to him. Then, he fell sick and was assisted in these last moments by the doctor of a nearby village which looked after him, and he died. But before passing, he had the time to tell his adventure to doctor X., while asking him before never to reveal what he was going to hear. And the secrecy was kept. The doctor was held by professional secrecy and the word given to someone dying, which were there to prevent whoever from knowing more. But that did not prevent doctor X from letting out confidences towards a patient, mother of our advisor, knowing that her son was interested in these stories. Henri E had a sister, Marie, who died at the age of 76, in June 1975. The latter protested against the decision of her brother to reveal his adventure to the doctor, whereas he had never wanted to share it to his entourage and his family, and his sister, her nearest relative.

The mother-in-law of our informer is originating from Saint Saturnin, and remembers to have intended to speak about the case in her youth. She confirms to us the account of her son-in-law.

Points to consider:

This seems to be one of the most unusable report ever published in France. Nostra magazine was so named as homage to the alleged middle age psychic Nostradamus. The magazine was a mix of articles on angels, UFOs, ghost stories, esoterica, etc.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe July 7, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Totally insufficient data. Help needed. Opened.


Extraterrestrial visitors, or confusion, or hoax, or journalistic invention. Insufficient data.

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 July 7, 2007 Creation, [no1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 7, 2007 First published.
1.0a Patrick Gross October 18, 2009 I checked whether new information of new mentions of the case surfaced but found nothing.

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