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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:

It seems that a sensationalistic magazine about the paranormal and other mysteries reported that in Rians, the Var, France, in 1979 by night, one Mr. W. Viana met two small men wearing wilver brown suits walking along a canal. There seems to be no other information.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000411
Date of event: 1979
Earliest report of event: 1995
Delay of report: 16 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Mysteries and paranormal magazine.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Mysteries and paranormal magazine.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: December 25, 2007
This file last updated on: December 25, 2007
Country of event: France
State/Department: Var
Type of location: Canal.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Man.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Small
Entities outfit type: Outfit
Entities outfit color: Brown silver.
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: None reported.
Entities actions: Walked along a canal.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial beings or confusion or hoax. Insufficient data.
Explanation certainty: High.



Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Rians, Var, France, in 1979 at night, W. Viana encountered two little men wearing silvery brown combination suits walking along a canal. No other information.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is L'Inconnu # 230 11/1995.

Points to consider:

Like Albert Rosales, I could not find any other information. It should be noted that "L'Inconnu" ("the Unknown") was a magazine about the paranormal, topics such as "mysterious powers" of the animals, Atlantis, the Bermuda Triangle etc.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe December 25, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing primary source. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 25, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe December 25, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient information: report's nature unknown, no other source found, no trace of investigation etc. Help needed. Opened.


Extraterrestrial beings 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:


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 25, 2007 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 25, 2007 First published.

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