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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:

Ufologist David Conway reported that near Gisborne, New Zealand, on December 8, 1977, at 07:00 p.m., a man was driving near the Mandera Road, when he saw a silver suited being about 4 feet 9 inches tall, wearing red illuminated boots and a helmet, standing partially hidden by some bushes on the roadside.

The man did not stop and drove away.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000357
Date of event: December 8, 1977
Earliest report of event: 2000?
Delay of report: Days, decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufologist.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufologist.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: November 17, 2007
This file last updated on: November 17, 2007
Country of event: New Zealand
State/Department: Gisborne
Type of location: On roadside in brushes, seen from driving car.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: Nos
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adult.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: 1.45 meters
Entities outfit type: Yes, and luminous boots, helmet.
Entities outfit color: Silver.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Helmeted.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Luminous boots, red.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Stand near road.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible confusion. Insufficient data.
Explanation certainty: High.



Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Gisborne New Zealand, on December 8, 1977, at 07:00 p.m., an anonymous motorist reported seeing near the Mandera Road, a silver suited being about 4-foot 9 inches tall, wearing red illuminated boots and a helmet. The humanoid stood by the side of the road, partially hidden by some bushes. The witness did not stop and drove away.

Albert Rosales indicates that the sources are Humcat 1977-70, and David Conway.

Points to consider:

No UFO, no sign of investigation, a perhaps fugacious sight at the being, brushes hiding parts of the being, a possibly short observation, no particular strangeness, allow to suggest that this could have been a confusion, from the presence of some workman, fireman or policeman with a particular equipment.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe November 17, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source missing and not properly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe November 17, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign that the possibility of a confusion was discarded. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe November 17, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Very low strangeness. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe November 17, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single unnamed witness. Help needed. Opened.


Possible confusion. 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 November 17, 2007 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 17, 2007 First published.

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