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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.

1959, LAKE HURON, MICHIGAN, USA, A FATHER, WIFE AND SON:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A local newspaperman wrote an article in which he claimed that somewhere along the shore of Lake Huron, close to Wisconsin, USA, it had stopped his small canoe and had ventured on the grounds towards a gas station where the owner invited him home for coffee and to meet his 12 years old son and his pretty wife.

The journalist says that the man asked him whether he had seen unidentified flying objects, and that an island which he pointed is a usual place of landing of flying saucers.

The journalist introduces himself as a skeptic to his readers but ensures that the man was sensible when he told him that he had gone on that island to observe the flying saucers land and take off of many times, his wife and son being also witnesses.

The man allegedly told him that he knew one of the Venusians who control these flying saucers of usually 25 Venusians passengers, who resemble everyone, can speak English perfectly in a kind of singing tone, who are tall and rather strong and live hundreds of years old.

The Venusians have friends on the Earth like him, whom they visit, but they do visit skeptics, choosing by a process that only they know of which people to visit. They want to spread peace, and are very interested by our objectives and attempts at space flight, because all the things that occur on our planet affect the other planets.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000234
Date of event: 1959
Earliest report of event: 1959
Delay of report: N/A
Witness reported via: journalist's claims.
First alleged record by: N/A.
First certain record by: Local newspaper.
First alleged record type: N/A.
First certain record type: Local newspaper.
This file created on: July 4, 2007
This file last updated on: July 4, 2007
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Michigan
Type of location: Island
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 3
Witnesses ages: 2 adults, 12
Witnesses types: Father gas station owner, wife, son.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Numerous
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Tall
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Tall and strong.
Entities head: Not reported, normal.
Entities eyes: Not reported, normal.
Entities mouth: Not reported, normal.
Entities nose: Not reported, normal.
Entities feet: Not reported, normal.
Entities arms: Not reported, normal.
Entities fingers: Not reported, normal.
Entities fingers number: Not reported, normal.
Entities hair: Not reported, normal.
Entities voice: Sing a perfect English.
Entities actions: Land and take off, talk, make friends.
Entities/witness interactions: Conversations.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, chatted.
Witness(es) feelings: Not frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: His Venusian friends.
Explanation category: Journalistic hoax.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. in1:] GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE:

FAMILY SEES FLYING SAUCER: FATHER TALKS TO PASSENGER

Somewhere along the shore of Lake Huron (Near Wisconsin-USA) I found a story I could not decline. I had halted my little canoe and hiked overland to a filling station. The station proprietor invited me to his home nearby for a cup of coffee and to meet his 12 year old son and pretty wife.

After a general discussion of our experiences, he asked if I had seen any unidentified flying objects. I grinned. "Well" he said, "it isn't so funny. See that island out there?" (He indicated a small island offshore). "That is a frequent landing place for a flying saucer." His tone was serious, his attitude and speech sensible. I questioned him further. I must admit at this point I had some skepticism, but my informant had every indication of being a man of good sense and sound judgment. "Yes, I have gone out to the island to watch the flying saucers land and take off. I have seen them many times and so has my wife and son." I glanced at them with a nod of "confirmation" from both. "Have you seen the creatures in the flying saucers?", I asked. "I certainly have. I know one of them. They looked like you and me. They can speak English perfectly through a sort of sing-song manner. They are tall and quite strong and live for hundreds of years. "Where do they come from?", I asked. "These particular ones come from Venus," he said. "They have friends on Earth like me, and they visit us. Those who can believe have been selected by a process only they know. Skeptics are avoided. They want to spread the peace. They are vitally interested in our aims and attempts at interplanetary travel, because anything that happens on our planet effects other planets.

He added that about 25 Venusians were on the saucer and he saw them many times. The wife and son solemnly stated they had seen them too.

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

The authors indicate that in spring 1961, near Lake Huron, Michigan, an unnamed gas station owner claimed a flying saucer occasionally lands at a nearby island and beings from Venus talk to him, in English, sometimes in the presence of his wife and son. They are technologically advanced and visit Earth to promote lasting peace.

The authors indicate that the source is the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization Bulletin, September 1961, p. 4.

Points to consider:

It may be that the owner of the gas station existed and really invented these stories of Venusian friends, very typical of the stories invented by the alleged "contactees", but the rather miserable scenario told by the journalist makes me tend to think that he is the one who invented all that.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Medium July 4, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing the version in the APRO bulletin for September 1961. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Journalistic hoax.

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 July 4, 2007 Creation, [pg1], [bh1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 4, 2007 First published.

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