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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:

According to australian ufologist Keith Basterfild, the TUFOIC ufology group said that on November 28, 1978, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, at 02:00, a woman saw two figures 15 meters away.

They were human shaped, 0.75 meters tall. The front figure had a light coloured T-shirt effect on its upper half. No hands nor feet were visible. She left the figures there and went to bed.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001231
Date of event: November 28, 1978
Earliest report of event: 1978?
Delay of report: Day, 2 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology group TUFOIC.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Basterfield.
First alleged record type: Ufology group.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: December 15, 2009
This file last updated on: December 15, 2009
Country of event: Australia
State/Department: Tasmania
Type of location: Not reported.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adult, adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Woman.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: 0.75 meters
Entities outfit type: Sort of T-shirt.
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: Were there.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went to bed.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probable confusion.
Explanation certainty: None.



The Australian ufologist indicates that on November 28, 1978, in Hobart, Tasmania, 0200hrs, a woman resident outside saw two figures 15m away. Human shaped, 75cm tall. The front figure had on its upper half a light coloured T-shirt effect. No hands nor feet were visible. She left the figures there and went to bed.

Keith Basterfield indicates the source as "TUFOIC."


Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Channel, Tasmania, Australia, on November 28, 1978, at 0200 a.m., a witness in a caravan is disturbed by noises outside, he goes out to investigate and sees two short squat figures nearby. The upper half of the figures is white, with some type of head cover; they seem to be moving their arms. The witness becomes frightened and goes back inside. No other information.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Keith Roberts, Tufoic Tasmania."

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on November 28, 1978, at 02:00, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, there was a close encounter with a an unidentified craft and humanoid occupants. An unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed by one female witness in a yard for five minutes.

The sources are indicated as Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, APRO Bulletin, APRO, Tucson; ACUFOS, Australian CUFOS Bulletin; ACUFOS, Australian Centre for UFO Studies.

Points to consider:

In addition to the dubious relation with the matter of UFO occupants and the points noted in the List of Issues, the very little documented case has almost no descriptive element for the alleged entities.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe December 15, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and insufficiently referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 15, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single anonymous witness case. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe December 15, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation or checking. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe December 15, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Origin of story unknown: letter, newspaper, investigated case...? Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe December 15, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Few information; for example, sighting duration not mentioned, might have been seconds or less. Help needed. Opened.


Probable confusion.

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 December 15, 2009 Creation, [1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 15, 2009 First published.

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