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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.

DECEMBER 28, 1978, MASSACHUSETTS, USA:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

In a ufology article, Raymond Fowler mentionned sith no other details that the Charlton Police Department, in Massachusetts, had reported that they had received a "Big-Foot" creature sighting on the evening on 28 December 1978.

This entered in a web ufology catalogue as a "Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and monstrous occupants", "at close range."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001205
Date of event: December 28, 1978
Earliest report of event: May 1979
Delay of report: Day, months?
Witness reported via: Call to police.
First alleged record by: Police record.
First certain record by: Ufologist Raymond Fowler.
First alleged record type: Police record.
First certain record type: Ufologist.
This file created on: December 6, 2009
This file last updated on: December 6, 2009
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Massachusetts
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: Not reported.
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Bigfoot
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: Not reported.
Entities/witness interactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, called police.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. rf1:] RAYMOND FOWLER:

Raymond Fowler mentions that the Charlton Police Department, in Massachusetts, reported that they had received a "Big-Foot" creature sighting on the evening on 28 December 1978.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 28 December 1978 in Massachusetts, USA, there was a "Monster", a "Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and monstrous occupants. An unidentifiable object and its occupants were observed at close range."

The sources is indicated as "MUFON UFO Journal, MUFON UFO Journal, MUFON.

Points to consider:

What source [ud1] reports is quite imaginative compared to the brief mention in source [rf1].

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe December 6, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Alleged primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 6, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Mention only, no detail. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe December 6, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No UFO, and not a sighting of UFO occupants. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Not UFO-related.

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 December 6, 2009 Creation, [rf1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 6, 2009 First published.

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