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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.

OCTOBER 1954, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, A MAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

United Press reported on October 12, 1954, that a Los Angeles man reported seeing a flying saucer land in MacArthur Park and "a little man in a white suit get out."

A truck then came and carted away both the saucer and the little man, the observer claimed.

He would have gotten the truck's licence number, he said, except that the fog closed in and he couldn't see anymore.

The witness refused to give his name "because everybody would think I was crazy."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000396
Date of event: Before October 12, 1954
Earliest report of event: October 12, 1954
Delay of report: Not known.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: N/A.
First certain record by: Newspaper.
First alleged record type: N/A.
First certain record type: Newspaper.
This file created on: December 8, 2007
This file last updated on: December 8, 2007
Country of event: USA
State/Department: California
Type of location: Park.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: N/A, saucer was put on truck.
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
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: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Small
Entities outfit type: Yes.
Entities outfit color: White.
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 heard.
Entities actions: Comes out of UFO, is taken into truck along with UFO.
Entities/witness interactions: None reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probably hoax.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. he1:] "HOLLAND EVENING SENTINEL" NEWSPAPER:

Scan

Saucer, Little Man, Truck, Fog Make Quite a Story

LOS ANGELES (UP) -- A Los Angeles man reported seeing a flying saucer land in MacArthur Park and "a little man in a white suit get out."

A truck then came and carted away both the saucer and the little man, the observer said.

He would have gotten the truck's licence number, he said, except that the fog closed in and he couldn't see anymore.

The witness refused to give his name "because everybody would think I was crazy."

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Los Angeles California, on October 12, 1954, at an unknown time A witness who refused to give his name said that he had seen a flying saucer land in MacArthur Park and "a little man in a white suit get out." A truck then came and carried away both the saucer and the little man.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Humcat's case 1954-88 quoting a newspaper source.

Points to consider:

The same United Press newsbrief appeared in numerous newspaper, such as the The Chronicle Telegram for October 12, 1954, Elyria, Ohio, the Mansfield News Journal, October 12, 1954, Mansfield, Ohio etc.

The date October 12, obviously, is probably not the date of the alleged event, but the date it appeared in the news.

A truck cannot load a saucer and a being on its own, either the reporter did not tell then entire story, or nobody care to ask how they were put on the truck and by whom. A likely scenario is that some anonymous persone passed a phone call to a newspaper, told the story, declined to reveal its identity, and invented lame excuses such as "the fog" when asked for details. The anonymous alleged witness probably hung up when pressed with questions, and some journalist probably thought that other testimonies might surface if he published the story anyway.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Ufology Severe December 8, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient information. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 8, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Only a short newsbried, no trace of any investigation of cheking, no credibility. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe December 8, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single, anonymous witness, profile unknown, untraceable, report channel not specified, possibly just an anonymous phone call to a newspaper. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

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 8, 2007 Creation, [he1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross December 8, 2007 First published.

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