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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.

JANUARY 1978, EAST COAST BAYS ROAD, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, A YOUNG COUPLE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Australian ufologist Keith Basterfield found an article of the local newspaper Rodney & Waitemata Times for February 1, 1978, reporting an event in Warkworth, New Zealand, in January 1978, by night:

A young couple reportedly made a flashlight flicker towards a light in the sky, and it allegedly came down to land 50 meters away of them.

The thing was described as round, a saucer, whose door opened. A 2 to 2.30 meters tall figure stood there.

The witness waved at the entity, who waved in return, then the door closed and the object rose and left.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000911
Date of event: January 1978
Earliest report of event: February 1, 1978
Delay of report: Day, weeks.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Local newspaper.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Basterfield.
First alleged record type: Local newspaper.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: June 1, 2009
This file last updated on: June 1, 2009
Country of event: New Zealand
State/Department: Auckland
Type of location: Not reported.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1 or 2
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adults.
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: 2 to 2.30 meters
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Normal.
Entities head: Large.
Entities eyes: Two, large, black.
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: Opens UFO door, waved back at waving witness, door closed, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: Waved at each other.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or confusion or hoax. Insufficient data.
Explanation certainty: None.

Narratives:

[Ref. kb1:] KEITH BASTERFIELD:

Jan. 1978, Warkworth, Night: A young couple flashed a torch (flashlight) at a light in the sky. It descended and landed 50 m away. It was round, saucer doorway opened and a tall figure stood there, apparently 2 to 2.3 m in height. The witness waved to the entity, who waved back. The door then closed and the object rose and left. (Rodney & Waitemata Times, Feb. 1, 1978)

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Warkworth, New Zealand, on January 1978, at night, a young couple saw a bright light in the sky. They shone a flashing light at it and it quickly descended and landed nearby. It was a glowing silvery saucer shaped craft. A door opened and a very tall figure stood there. The witnesses then waved at the figure that then waved back. The door then closed and the craft rose and left.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Keith Basterfield, Mufon Journal #177."

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in Warkworth, New Zealand, on January 1978, at night, a young couple saw a bright light in the sky. They shone a flashing light at it and it quickly descended and landed nearby. It was a glowing silvery saucer shaped craft. A door opened and a very tall figure stood there. The witnesses then waved at the figure that then waved back. The door then closed and the craft rose and left.

The source is a link to a nonesistant web page.

Points to consider:

See list of issues below.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe June 1, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe June 1, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Apparently only a newspaper report, no investigation. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe June 1, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Lack of data on witnesses, exact date, place, descriptions etc. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors or confusion or hoax. Insufficient data.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross June 1, 2009 Creation, [kb1], [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross June 1, 2009 First published.

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