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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.

MID 1950'S, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, U-K., WILLIAM:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Ufologists Philip and Susan Mantle provide the following case as example of sighting of entities and abduction by entities witnessed by young people.

They indicate that William, living in Glasgow, Scotland, aged 6 or 7 when it occurred in the mid 1950's, was lying in bed one evening, recovering from a minor mishap, while his father was working night shift and his mother was asleep.

He looked across the room because some movement had attracted his attention and saw, standing next to a table, a figure with another one standing behind the first. The figures were not very tall and the closest stared right at him without blinking through round and quite large eyes. William noticed long snake-like things on the tops of their heads; which he called so because they appeared to move like snakes or works.

Both were doing something at the table, with one still staring directly at him while the other one moved around.

He then observed another figure over by the window, also seemingly staring at him. This third figure looked exactly like the others.

Then, in a type of voice that he'd never heard before, one of the figures said: "go to sleep little boy." The eyes and the voice seemed almost hypnotic to William, and he gradually fell asleep.

He was never frightened and states that he will remember this for the rest of his life.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000464
Date of event: 1955
Earliest report of event: 2004?
Delay of report: 5 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology web page.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufology web page.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: January 30, 2008
This file last updated on: January 30, 2008
Country of event: U-K.
State/Department: In bed in bedroom.
Type of location: Glasgow
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 6 or 7
Witnesses types: Not reported. Young boy.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 3
Type of entities: Not reported.
Entities height: Not very tall.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Round and large, hypnotic.
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: Hairset like moving snakes.
Entities voice: Impressive hypnotic voice said "go to sleep little boy."
Entities actions: Are in bedroom, stare at witness, do something at a table, one moves around.
Entities/witness interactions: Entities stare at witness.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Probable hypnagogic hallucination.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. pm1:] PHILIP AND SUSAN MANTLE:

Ufologists Philip and Susan Mantle provide the following case as example of sighting of entities and abduction by entities witnessed by young people.

They indicate that William, living in Glasgow, Scotland, aged 6 or 7 when it occurred in the mid 1950's, was lying in bed one evening, recovering from a minor mishap, while his father was working night shift and his mother was asleep.

He looked across the room because some movement had attracted his attention and saw, standing next to a table, a figure with another one standing behind the first. The figures were not very tall and the closest stared right at him without blinking through round and quite large eyes. William noticed long snake-like things on the tops of their heads; which he called so because they appeared to move like snakes or works.

Both were doing something at the table, with one still staring directly at him while the other one moved around.

He then observed another figure over by the window, also seemingly staring at him. This third figure looked exactly like the others.

Then, in a type of voice that he'd never heard before, one of the figures said: "go to sleep little boy." The eyes and the voice seemed almost hypnotic to William, and he gradually fell asleep.

He was never frightened and states that he will remember this for the rest of his life.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1955, at night, seven-year-old William was in bed one night recovering from a minor mishap. His father was working nightshift and his mother was sound asleep in bed. William looked across the room because some movement had attracted his attention. Standing next to a table he saw a figure with another one standing behind the first. They were not very tall and the one closest to him stared without blinking through round, quite large eyes, right at him. William noticed long snake-like things on the tops of their heads. He thought they were snakes because they were wriggling and moving. Both figures were doing something at the table with one still staring directly at William while the other one moved around. William now observed another figure over by the window, which also seemed to be staring at him. This third figure looked exactly like the other two. Then in a type of voice that he'd never heard before, one of the figures said "go to sleep little boy." The eyes and the voice seemed almost hypnotic to William and he gradually fell asleep. At no time did he ever felt frightened by these figures.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Phillip Mantle.

Points to consider:

As I experienced one hypnagogic hallucination with sleep paralysis myself, with the advantage of knowing what it this quite commonplace sleep phenomenon is, before it happened to me, and the advantage of having waken up because if the very sound that was the initial stimulus for the experience, and finally the advantage of being an adult when it happened, I can tell that I too heard a sound that "I never heard before or since", and that I will certainly remember the impressive, much more powerful than any dream, yet unreal experience, for the rest of my life.

Inherited from the Greek-Roman mythology, Medusa is a creature shown in movies, books, and comic strips as having a hairset of living and moving snakes, and supposed to "paralyze" people by staring at them.

It is possible that the inspiration for William's experience was not space visitors initially, and that this interpretation came later when the topic of alien UFOS became more popular.

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 Ufology Medium January 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Verbatim witness story not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Medium January 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Possibility of hypnagogic hallucination apparently never occurred to anyone. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probable hypnagogic hallucination.

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 January 30, 2008 Creation, [pm1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross January 30, 2008 First published.

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