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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.

JULY 1913, THE BADLANDS, MONTANA, USA, J. L. BUICK AND ANOTHER PROSPECTOR:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Retired Major Donald Keyhoe, pioneer of the ufology in the United States, used to get many letters, sometimes serious, but also sometimes crank letters, from "contactees", people claiming to have chatted with the extraterrestrial visitors. I know this for a fact because part of such mails is in my archive.

Albert Rosales says that one letter to Donald Keyhoe tells that in the Badlands area, Montana, USA, in July 1913, at an unknown time, J. L. Buick and another prospector were startled by a small brown man saying "Peace be with you, my friends."

Sitting on a patch of sand, there was, allegedly, a silvery round object nearly 100 feet in diameter, with a central dome and a small conning tower, no wheels underneath. Around it, were other small men in brown, picking flowers, pebbles, etc., and some mining a rock outcrop.

The occupant allegedly told the witnesses they were from another planet, which had secretly been keeping tabs on earth for over a hundred years, that they had learned English via "spies working in a US circus."

The craft rose silently and then took off.

The next day it came back, and the alleged witnesses were given a tour inside. There were "5 concentric saucers with diminishing air pressures", the outermost "being evacuated". As to lift, "gravity is only a different type of magnetism," so it can be controlled by an electromagnetic drive; they can fly at 9000 mph, and they have artificial gravity inside the saucer. Rockets, they were told, had failed for space travel."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001115
Date of event: July 1913
Earliest report of event: 1950?
Delay of report: Decades
Witness reported via: Letter to Donald Keyhoe.
First alleged record by: Letter to Donald Keyhoe.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Letter to ufologist.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: February 16, 2013
This file last updated on: February 16, 2013
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Montana
Type of location: In the country, patch of sand.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1 or 2
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adults.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Men, prospectors.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Several
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: Small
Entities outfit type: One piece tight fitting.
Entities outfit color: Not reported or brown
Entities skin color: Not reported or brown.
Entities body: Not reported. Small men.
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: Speak witness language.
Entities actions: Came out of UFO, saw witness, went back in, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: Say "Peace be with you, my friends." Pick up flowers, stones. Invite witnesses into saucer, say "gravity is only a different type of magnetism," say the learned English via "spies working in a US circus," that they watch the Earth, etc.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went back, visited saucer, had conversation with UFO occupants.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: "Contactee"-type tall tale.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates that in the Badlands area, Montana, in July 1913, at an unknown time, J. L. Buick and another prospector were startled by a small brown man saying "Peace be with you, my friends." Sitting on a patch of sand was a silvery round object nearly 100 ft in diameter, with central dome and a small conning tower; no wheels underneath. Around it was other small men in brown picking flowers, pebbles, etc, and some mining a rock outcrop. The occupant told the witnesses they were from another planet, which had secretly been keeping tabs on earth for over a hundred years; they had learned English via spies working in a US circus. The craft rose silently and then took off. Next day it came back, and they were given a tour inside; 5 concentric saucers with diminishing air pressures, the outermost being evacuated. As to lift, "gravity is only a different type of magnetism," so it can be controlled by an electromagnetic drive; they can do 9000 mph, and have artificial gravity inside the saucer. Rockets, they were told, had failed for space travel.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is a "Letter to Donald Keyhoe".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website says that "in July 1913", in "Badlands, Montana, USA", there was a "Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. An unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed by two witnesses (Buick).".

The sources are indicated as "Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports", and "Bloecher, Ted R., Ted R Bloecher investigation files".

Points to consider:

Of course, the summary by Albert Rosales was reprinted by countless websites.

How anyone could believe this fable, which is just obviously a crank letter, this is beyond me.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Medium October 4, 2009 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Original source not available. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

"Contactee"-type tall tale.

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 February 16, 2013 Creation, [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 16, 2013 First published.

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