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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 1973, a local journal in Maryland, USA, told about one Mr Wood who told, among other stories, that his friend Dan Long, from Somerset county, told him that one night in the Pocomoke Forest, apparently in 1965, he had met the "Egg People".

This Mr Wood told that Mr Long told him that he went on a beer blast with some friends in that forest around Westover, in an area where a Perdue poultry farm was located, and where there was one spot near that farm where the company would dump all the unfertilized or otherwise faulty eggs.

Apparently this Mr Long and his friends, near this dump, were startled when dogs barked, and then saw four or five Egg-People, whiteish and glowing, with large egg-like heads, coming from the egg dump.

There were apparently more rumours about these "Egg-People" in the next years.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000750
Date of event: 1968 or 1969
Earliest report of event: 1973
Delay of report: 4 or 5 years.
Witness reported via: Told friend who told newspaper.
First alleged record by: Local newspaper Eastern Shore Times.
First certain record by: Bigfoot book Mark Opsasnick.
First alleged record type: Local newspaper.
First certain record type: Bigfoot book.
This file created on: July 22, 2008
This file last updated on: July 22, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Maryland
Type of location: forest near poultry farm egg dump.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 0 to several.
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adults, adults or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Man and his friends.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 4 à 5
Type of entities: Uncertain
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Whitish, glowing.
Entities head: Not reported. Large, like egg.
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: Came out of egg dump.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible invention. No credibility. Insufficient data.
Explanation certainty: Medium.



Mark Opsasnick reports that the following account about an occurrence in the late 1960s, in town of Westover, Somerset County Maryland, appeared in the October 25, 1973 edition of the Eastern Shore Times and was run again in the same paper on October 31, 1974:

"Mr Wood also tells of a story that he heard from Dan Long, a friend of his from Somerset county. Mr Long had recounted his experience one night in the Pocomoke Forest, when he met the Egg People."

"According to Mr Wood, Mr Long told him that he went on a beer blast with some friends, into the Pocomoke Forest around Westover. This was in an area where a Perdue poultry farm was located. There was one spot near the farm where Perdue would dump all the eggs that were unfertilized or had something wrong with them."

"Mr Long and his friends were near this dump, when they were startled by a sound of dogs barking. Then from the dump came four or five "People" - whiteish and glowing - with large egg-like heads."

Mark Opsasnick notes that all the following "Egg People" or "Egg Monster" stories are said to have taken place during a 2 or 3 week period around Halloween of either 1968 or 1969, and at this point in time none of the witnesses he contacted could remember the exact dates.


Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Pocomoke Forest, Maryland, at the approximate date of October 1965 at night, several men were in a wooded area near a local poultry farm when they noticed a glow among the trees. Their dogs began barking and then they noticed four or five whitish glowing figures with large egg shaped heads. The witnesses fled the scene in terror.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Mark Chorvinsky and Mark Opsasnick, Strange Magazine #5.


In his list of the numerous names that were allotted to the sasquatches and similar creatures, Jean-Luc Drévillon notes that the expression "Egg People" comes from the observation of a bigfoot seeking food in an egg dump in Maryland.

Points to consider:

There are dozens of stories about the Pocomoke Forest: ghosts, the ghost of a little girl looking for her lost red shoes, "Egg-people", a "Goat-Man", some "white bigfoot" etc.

Mark Chorvinsky (1954-2005) was a Fortean researcher of skeptical orientation and was the editor, publisher and founder of Strange Magazine. He is famous for debunking the the British Museum Crystal Skull and the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull mythology in the 1980's.

Mark Opsasnick is well-known for his book on The Doors' Jim Morrison and interviews of band members. He also has an interest in Fortean phenomena, posessions, and Bigfoot, and wrote numerous articles for Strange Magazine and a book on the Maryland Bigfoot sightings.

What we have there is however nothing more than a story by the man who heard the story from the man who saw, the whole according to a newspaper, without particular confirmations.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe July 22, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe July 22, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross The case is only a second hand story in a newspaper, without apparent checking. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe July 22, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Link with UFO topic or even Bigfoot topic flimsy at best. Help needed. Opened.


Possible invention. No credibility. 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 22, 2008 Creation, [mo1], [ar1], [jd1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 22, 2008 First published.

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