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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:

Raoul Robé apparently indicated in his catalogue that in Yutz, France, in 1978, late in the night, a young man, chief of a local ufology group, said he found the possible traces of landing sites close to his house.

One night, he awoke to see a large humanoid with blonde hair wearing a shining uniform standing inside his house in front of a wall cupboard and seemed not to touch the ground, and suddenly disappeared on the spot.

Around the same period while the witness' mother was lying in her bed she observed small hairy being with enormous eyes and long pointed ears. The weird figure then jumped on a night table and disappeared while the witness approached.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000999
Date of event: 1978
Earliest report of event: Not known, 2000?
Delay of report: Day, 2 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology catalogue Raoul Robé.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufology catalogue.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: October 31, 2009
This file last updated on: October 31, 2009
Country of event: France
State/Department: Moselle
Type of location: In bedroom.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1, and 1 or 2
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young, and older.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Young ufologist, his mother later.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1 then 1
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: 1) tall, 2) small
Entities outfit type: 1) shining uiform, 2) none.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: 1) not reported, 2) pointed ears.
Entities eyes: 1) not reported, 2) enormous eyes.
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: 1) blonde hair, 2) hairy.
Entities voice: None reported.
Entities actions: Appeared in bedroom and disappeared.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probable hypnagogic hallucinations.
Explanation certainty: Medium.



Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Yutz, France, in 1978, late at night, a young man, head of a local Ufological group, reported encountering possible traces of landing sites near his home. One night he woke up to see a tall, blond haired humanoid wearing a brilliant uniform standing in his home. The figure stood in front of a cupboard and appeared not to touch the ground and suddenly disappeared on the spot. Around the same time while the witness mother laid in bed reading she observed a small hairy being with enormous eyes and long pointed ears. The bizarre figure then jumped on top of a night table and disappears as the witness approached it.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Raoul Robe Regional Catalogue, GPUN."

Points to consider:

The ufologist witness, whose identity is not disclosed, said to be a a young man, lives at her mother's place.

The alleged "UFO landing traces" do not have any intrinsic link with the reported encounters experiences, but those and the witness being chief of a local ufology group indicate that the UFOS were a concern of the young man.

The experience occurs at night, when the young man was sleeping. The experience is barely described, but it is possible to suspect a most commonplace hypnagogic hallucination.

The same applies to the mother's episode as she likely also had UFOs in mind, as she lodged the young ufology group leader, and she is also in bed when she "sees" a very different entity; it is possible that the young ufologist was casual when reporting the "disappearance" when he approached, it is not precise enough to determine if he had seen the "creature" or if it had disappeared before he came in.

In any event, if the young man had practised the ufology with serious and meticulousness, he would have written down and published a much more detailed report and given much more details than what appears in the short summary.

Although hypnagogic experiences are now quite understood in the medical literature on non-pathological sleep disorders and sleep phenomena, although there are knowledgeable ufologists who understand this phenomenon, many other ufologists are still unable to identify such causes when they apply and still believe such experiences are alien encounters or alien abductions.

I provide a few references among dozens about the topic of hypnagogic hallucination and sleep paralysis:

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available, third hand report. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Whereas the witness is said to be a ufologist, no ufology report was published. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Anonymous witnesses, single witness in each case. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross The possibility of hypnagogic hallucinations seems to have not even been considered although the main witness is a ufologist. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe October 31, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No information on the "UFO landing traces". Help needed. Opened.


Probable hypnagogic hallucinations.

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 October 31, 2009 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross October 31, 2009 First published.

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