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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 17, 1956, VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA, USA, TODD KITTREDGE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

One Todd Kittredge, of Van Nuys, California, USA, claimed encounters with Venusians on several occasions, apparently on or around July 16, 17, and 30, 1956.

US Air Force decided it was a hoax. A ufologist indicated what happened in one of these encounters, of July 17, 1956, at 04:20 hour of the morning or the afternoon, when he was allegedly awaked by a strong noise or a sonic boom and barking of his dogs.

He told that a gilded sphere then landed in his yard, from which three men came out, walking through the walls. They were approximately 1.90 meters tall, with long blonde hair and green one piece suits.

He went outside to meet them, and after exchanges of handshakes, they allegedly explained in mechanical voices that they came from Venus and were on mission to help Earthmen. But when one of his dogs snapped at one of the Venusian ones, they departed. Nothing seems to have survived of his other encounters.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000236
Date of event: July 17, 1956
Earliest report of event: 1956
Delay of report: Days, 1 year
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: N/A.
First certain record by: US Air Force.
First alleged record type: N/A.
First certain record type: US Air Force.
This file created on: July 24, 2007
This file last updated on: July 24, 2007
Country of event: USA
State/Department: California
Type of location: Yard.
Lighting conditions: Contradictory
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 3
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: 1.90 meters
Entities outfit type: One piece, shoes.
Entities outfit color: Green.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Like made of stone.
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: Long blonde hair.
Entities voice: Speak English with mechanical voices.
Entities actions: Came out of UFO, shook hand with witness and talked to him, went back in, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: Shook hands with witness, said they came from Venus to help Earthmen.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Contactee-type inventions.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. bh1:] US AIR FORCE, PROJET BLUE BOOK:

US Air Force's Project Blue Book mentioned the case in their listing for the period, indicating that it was a hoax, with dates 16, 19, 30 July 1956:

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[Ref. bh1:] ROBERT E. BARTHOLOMEW AND GEORGE S. HOWARD:

The authors indicate that on July 17, 1956, in Van Nuys, California, at 04:20 a.m., Todd Kittredge was awakened by a loud noise and his barking dogs and watched an eight-feet gold-colored sphere land in his yard.

Three men about six feet five inches tall with long blond hair and green one-piece outfits came out, and Todd shook hands with them. They said in mechanical-sounding voices that they hailed from Venus and were on a mission to help Earthlings. Todd claimed several later encounters.

The authors indicate that the sources are C.S.I. Newsletter, no. 6; Project Bluebook.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Van Nuys, California, on June 17, 1956, in the afternoon, awakened by a sonic boom and his dog's barking, Todd Kittredge saw a golden ball, 8 feet in diameter descend into his front yard, splitting a tree.

Three men 6.5 feet tall emerged, walking through the wall; they had shoulder length blond hair and wore green one-piece coveralls with shoes attached. Their eyes looked as though made of stone.

When Kittredge came out, they shook hands with him and in mechanical sounding voices said they were from Venus, and were here to help earth people. When a dog snapped at one, they walked back in and the ball ascended.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Idabel Epperson for CSI.

Points to consider:

It is very unfortunate that the improvement of mankind's situation was compromised by Mr. Kittredge's dog's unfriendly welcome to the Venusians.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Medium July 24, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Contactee-type inventions.

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: Albert Rosales for [ar1].
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross July 24, 2007 Creation, [bb1], [bh1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 24, 2007 First published.

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