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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:

Hans Bouchmann, or more probably Buchmann, a Swiss peasant or farm worker, aged 50, of Romerswill, allegedly disappeared in Sempach, and reappeared two weeks later in Milan, Italy.

It is said by who know who that when he came back home the next year, his head was swollen, he had no morehair, no more beard and no more eyebrows.

It seems that he explained that he had been taken to the sky to "Fairyland."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000268
Date of event: November 15, 1972
Earliest report of event: 2000?
Delay of report: 28 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology group.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue.
First alleged record type: Ufology group.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: July 23, 2007
This file last updated on: July 23, 2007
Country of event: Switzerland
State/Department: Lucern
Type of location: Not reported.
Lighting conditions: Not reported
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 50
Witnesses types: Peasant, farm worker.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Not reported.
Type of entities: Fairies.
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: Took witness in the sky to Fairyland.
Entities/witness interactions: Took witness in the sky to Fairyland.
Witness(es) reactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Traveled in Fairyland.
Explanation category: No credibility. Not UFO-related, not UFO entities related.
Explanation certainty: Medium.



Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Romerswill-Sempach, Switzerland, on November 15, 1972, in the evening, farm worker Hans Bouchman disappeared near the above village and was found wandering near Milan, Italy.

He could only remembered being "taken up into the sky" into the land of the "fairies" where he apparently traveled out of his body and was then eventually returned to his body. No other information.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is CUN Europa.

[Ref. bm1:] BRUNO MANCUSI:

A ufologist asked about a case dated November 15, 1792 in which apparently, Hans Bouchmann, a 50 year old Swiss peasant, disappeared suddenly in the village of Romerswill-Sempach and reappeared two weeks later in Milan. Bouchmann said that he had been taken up into the air and transported to Fairyland. When he returned he found he had been thoroughly shaved and had not one hair left on his body.

Swiss ufologist Bruno Mancusi answered that he can confirm the tale: Hans Buchmann, or Buochmann, lived at Romerswill and allegedly disappeared at Sempach, Luzern canton. He reappeared two weeks later in Milan. When he went back home the next year, his head was swelled, he had no hair, no beard and no eyebrows.

Points to consider:

The story seems to have no clear primary sources, no relation with the UFO sighting reports phenomenon, no entities were described. The witness makes think of some old hobo's tales, the loss of hair noted by unknown observer(s) could be any ordinary medical problem and seems to have appeared one year after the alleged visit to "fairyland", a country which is no part of rational approach of anecdotal stories since there is no evidence at all that this land exists.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe July 23, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No primary source known or available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe July 23, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No UFO reported, no entity described. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe July 23, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No investigation report, no medical data, no data on single witness' state. Help needed. Opened.


No credibility. Not UFO-related, not UFO entities 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 July 23, 2007 Creation, [ar1], [bm1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 23, 2007 First published.

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