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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.

SEPTEMBER 16, 1978, SUNDSVALL, MEDELPAD, SWEDEN, JEANETTE EKLOF:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Albert Rosales indicated circa 2007 that ufologist Clas Svahn told of a case that took place on September 16, 1978, in the afternoon, Sundsvall, Medelpad, Sweden:

Jeanette Eklof, aged 18, was jogging in the outskirts of Sundsvall when a light in the woods attracted her attention.

Approaching the light, she saw that it was an "object", 2 meters high and 1.5 meters wide.

Suddenly, she saw a dark human-looking figure moving out from the left side of the object. She also heard low noises from the area where the figure had disappeared to.

Frightened, she ran home and told her mother, but later, when the two women arrived at the site they found no trace.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001176
Date of event: September 16, 1978
Earliest report of event: 2007?
Delay of report: 3 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufologist Clas Svahn.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufologist.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: January 29, 2012
This file last updated on: January 29, 2012
Country of event: Sweden
State/Department: Medelpad
Type of location: Not reported. Outside, outskirts of city.
Lighting conditions: Afternoon.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 18
Witnesses types: Not reported. woman.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Not reported
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Looking human.
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: None heard.
Entities actions: Came out of UFO, moved away.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, fled, came back later.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible confusion, vehicle.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

296.

Location. Sundsvall, Sweden

Date: September 16 1978 Time: afternoon

18-year old Jeanette Eklof was jogging in the outskirts of Sundsvall when a light in the woods attracted her attention. Approaching the light she saw that it was an object, two meters high and 1.5m in width. Suddenly she saw a dark figure moving out from the left side of the object. The figure looked like a human. Jeanette also heard low noises from the area where the figure had disappeared to. Frightened she ran home and told her mother. When the two arrived at the site later they could not find any traces.

HC addendum

Source: clas.svahn@dn.se Type: B?

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on September 16, 1978, around 1900, in Sundsvall, Sweden, there was a case with traces and an occupant: "a hovering object was observed. Occupants of the craft were seen. Ground traces were found. One object, about 10 feet across, was observed by one female 18-year-old witness in a forest for 30 seconds (Eklof)."

The sources are indicated as UFO Information Sweden.

Points to consider:

As there is no mention in any other source I was able to browse, I suppose Clas Svahn informed Albert Rosales directly about this case. I know Clas Svahn as a serious ufologist, so the report is probably not an ufologist's invention.

However, the report is very short and the information quite insufficient (See the List of Issues below) to make it a "good" case or to be sure is was not an invention by the witness, or some confusion. The "UFO occupant" is said to be a human, after all, and the "UFO" shows nothing particularly outlandish, it apparently was not seen "flying", for example.

So, I suspect that it is quite possible that this was a landed helicopter and its pilot. Or maybe even some ordinary ground vehicle and its driver.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe January 29, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe January 29, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No strangeness in the report. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe January 29, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe January 29, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Except sex, name and age, no information on witness, no psychological background. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe January 29, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Origin of report not known: newspaper, rumour, first hand, investigated case...? Help needed. Opened.
6 Ufology Severe January 29, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing basic information such as exact time, distance, duration, conditions of observation etc. Help needed. Opened.
7 Ufology Severe January 29, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No description of UFO, except dimensions and that there was some light. Help needed. Opened.
8 Ufology Severe January 29, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No description of occupant except that it looked human. Help needed. Opened.
9 Ufology Severe January 29, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible confusion, vehicle.

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 January 29, 2012 Creation, [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross January 29, 2012 First published.

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