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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.

AUGUST 1955, CHAZY LANDING, NEW YORK, USA, JAMES F. RODDY:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

It seems that the local Press reported that in Chazy Landing, New York, in August 1955, at 03:00 a.m., seeing a fire like glow in the woods, James F. Roddy approached by car within a few hundred feet by using back roads. He said it was off in a clearing, glowing like a batch of 200-watt bulbs.

Then he heard heavy footsteps running, and somebody walloped the back of his car, as if he had put his hands on the rear end and vaulted all the way over. It had to be a very heavy person to rock the car the way it did.

Then the footsteps noises ran on toward the shining object. Scared, Roddy quickly drove back to the main road, where he saw a bluish-green light that rose jerkily from the woods, then glowed bluish white and moved away at high speed.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000526
Date of event: August 1955
Earliest report of event: August 1955?
Delay of report: Days?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Newspaper.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: February 26, 2008
This file last updated on: February 26, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: New York
Type of location: Clearing from car.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Uncertain
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adult, adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Man.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Not seen.
Entities height: Not seen.
Entities outfit type: Not seen.
Entities outfit color: Not seen.
Entities skin color: Not seen.
Entities body: Not seen.
Entities head: Not seen.
Entities eyes: Not seen.
Entities mouth: Not seen.
Entities nose: Not seen.
Entities feet: Not seen.
Entities arms: Not seen.
Entities fingers: Not seen.
Entities fingers number: Not seen.
Entities hair: Not seen.
Entities voice: Not seen.
Entities actions: Made noises of running footsteps, rocked the back of witness car.
Entities/witness interactions: Rocked the back of witness car.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, fled.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Low strangeness, not sufficiently observed.
Explanation certainty: Low.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Chazy Landing, New York, in August 1955, at 03:00 a.m., seeing a fire like glow in the woods, James F. Roddy approached by car within a few hundred feet by using back roads; "It was off in a clearing, glowing like a batch of 200 watt bulbs." The he heard heavy footsteps running, and "somebody walloped the back of my car - it seemed as if he had put his hands on the rear end and vaulted all the way over. It had to be a very heavy person to rock my car that way." The then footsteps ran on toward the shining object. Scared, Roddy quickly drove back to the main road, where he saw a bluish-green light that rose jerkily from the woods, then glowed bluish white and moved away at high speed.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is C. R. Roseberry, Albany Times-Union, and Humcat 1955-13.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in August 1955, at 03:00, in Chazy Landing, New York, USA, a robot and several short aliens with large hairless heads, completely black eyes, carried him outside to UFO, wore dark blue overall uniforms with silver boots. There was one human crewman. An abduction of a witness was reported. One dome-shaped object was observed by one male witness in a kitchen for a few minutes (Bricken, Tom; Roddy). A mixed being was seen.

The sources are indicated as Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; Rosales, Albert S., Humanoid Contact Database; Newspaper Clippings.

Points to consider:

It is not possible to make a pronouncement on the entity in this story, it is only heard, not seen.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe February 26, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source Albany Times-Union missing and not correctly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufologie Severe February 26, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Unfathomable experience as purported UFO occupant steps was heard, no visual observation. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Low strangeness, not sufficiently observed.

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 26, 2008 Creation, [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 26, 2008 First published.

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