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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.

MARCH 5, 1965, RED ROCK, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, TWO MILITARY PEOPLE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

George Filer is a retired Major in the US, UFO witness, and he authors a well-known Internet bulletin, "Filer's Files", that gathers sighting reports generally from his readers. In september 1999, he published the following story sent by Mr. Walter, a former Seargent.

"I retired from the Air Force in 1990 as a Chief Master Sergeant. I was on the SAC Nuclear Disablement Team for many years. We would respond to any incidents/accidents or problems with nuclear weapons. I know of an incident that occurred on March 5, 1965, at Benton Air Force Station, Red Rock, Pennsylvania. Benton was part of the Air Defense Command Interior Radar Defense Zone. Two radar technicians (one being my brother) were repairing the height finder radar antenna located northeast of the 648th Radar Squadron site. An "object" described by my brother as being a small saucer shaped object landed nearby. The two technicians decided to investigate. As they approached the saucer, a beam of light came out and struck both technicians. That was the last they could remember, and they failed to report to their command post. Air Policeman went to search for the two technicians, but they could not be found. All their tools and equipment were located near the antenna they were fixing."

"The Pennsylvania State Police were alerted and a search of the area began. Sixteen hours later, a state trooper found the two technicians walking on Route 487 about 10 miles from the site south of Lopez. The two technicians seemed dazed and were transported to a hospital in Williamsport. They were examined and found to be dehydrated and confused. No alcohol or drugs were found in their system. They were later transferred to an Air Force Hospital at Stewart AFB, NY. Trace amounts of alpha radiation were found on their clothing and strange marks were discovered on their necks."

"Special Agents from the Office of Special Investigations interviewed the technicians. They related their story up to the point of the beam of light. They could not remember anything after that. A psychiatrist wrote in the report that each technician experienced something they could not fully explain! They both spent two weeks in the hospital and were released back to their unit. My brother was reexamined at the Air Force Psychiatric Center, Sheppard AFB, TX in 1966. During a session with an Air Force psychiatrist, the doctor asked him if he thought he was abducted by extraterrestrial visitors! That was the first time anyone ever mentioned a UFO connection to my brother. My brother thought the Air Force knew. He told me years after the incident, he had nightmares about creatures poking instruments into his eyes, ears, and mouth. My brother served out his tour and was honorably discharged. He went onto college and worked for Boeing Aircraft Corporation until he retired in 1994. He won't speak about the incident."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000667
Date of event: March 5, 1965
Earliest report of event: September 9, 1999
Delay of report: 34 years
Witness reported via: Told his brother who told ufologist.
First alleged record by: N/A.
First certain record by: Filer's File.
First alleged record type: N/A.
First certain record type: George Filer's UFO sightings report web bulletin.
This file created on: June 1, 2008
This file last updated on: June 1, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Pennsylvania
Type of location: Military grounds.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1 or 2
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adults or adults.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Military men, radar antenna repairmen.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 0, several
Type of entities: Not reported
Entities height: Not reported
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: 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: None.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Dreamed of creatures sping examinations in later years.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: No occupants sighted. No credibility items.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. gf1:] GEORGE FILER:

PENNSYLVANIA ABDUCTION FROM AIR FORCE BASE

BENTON AIR FORCE STATION --I retired from the Air Force in 1990 as a Chief Master Sergeant. I was on the SAC Nuclear Disablement Team for many years. We would respond to any incidents/accidents or problems with nuclear weapons. I know of an incident that occurred on March 5, 1965, at Benton Air Force Station, Red Rock, Pennsylvania. Benton was part of the Air Defense Command Interior Radar Defense Zone. Two radar technicians (one being my brother) were repairing the height finder radar antenna located northeast of the 648th Radar Squadron site. An "object" described by my brother as being a small saucer shaped object landed nearby. The two technicians decided to investigate. As they approached the saucer, a beam of light came out and struck both technicians. That was the last they could remember, and they failed to report to their command post. Air Policeman went to search for the two technicians, but they could not be found. All their tools and equipment were located near the antenna they were fixing.

The Pennsylvania State Police were alerted and a search of the area began. Sixteen hours later, a state trooper found the two technicians walking on Route 487 about 10 miles from the site south of Lopez. The two technicians seemed dazed and were transported to a hospital in Williamsport. They were examined and found to be dehydrated and confused. No alcohol or drugs were found in their system. They were later transferred to an Air Force Hospital at Stewart AFB, NY. Trace amounts of alpha radiation were found on their clothing and strange marks were discovered on their necks.

Special Agents from the Office of Special Investigations interviewed the technicians. They related their story up to the point of the beam of light. They could not remember anything after that. A psychiatrist wrote in the report that each technician experienced something they could not fully explain! They both spent two weeks in the hospital and were released back to their unit. My brother was reexamined at the Air Force Psychiatric Center, Sheppard AFB, TX in 1966. During a session with an Air Force psychiatrist, the doctor asked him if he thought he was abducted by extraterrestrial visitors! That was the first time anyone ever mentioned a UFO connection to my brother. My brother thought the Air Force knew. He told me years after the incident, he had nightmares about creatures poking instruments into his eyes, ears, and mouth. My brother served out his tour and was honorably discharged. He went onto college and worked for Boeing Aircraft Corporation until he retired in 1994. He won't speak about the incident. Thanks to CMSgt. Walter.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Red Rock, Pennsylvania, on March 5, 1965, in the afternoon, two radar technicians were repairing the height finder radar antenna located northeast of the 648th Radar squadron site @ Benton Air Force Base when a small metallic saucer shaped object landed near them, a beam of light came out and struck both technicians. That was the last they could remember, and they failed to report to the command post. A search by both military and civilian police ensued. Sixteen hours later, a state trooper found the two men walking on Route 487 in a dazed state. They were taken to a local hospital and found to be dehydrated. Later trace amounts of Alpha radiation were found on their clothing and strange marks were discovered on their necks. Later one of the men briefly recalled seeing strange short creatures poking instruments into his eyes, ears, and mouth.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Filer's Files #36.

Points to consider:

The story received by George Filer does not seem to have been the subject of any research or checking; it is impossible to say that it is veracious and impossible to say that it is invented. Checking would be possible since several civilian and military services are told to be involved.

It is noted that the man did not remember to have seen the small strange creatures, but actually, according to his brother, he dreamed about that.

In the best of the case, the story would be authentic and highly interesting, but there is really no observation of the beings, only dreams, which can of course naturally occur after such an experience, but with nothing that allows to say that they really correspond to something the witnesses had really experienced. To say this was an abduction is thus without objective base.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Ufology Severe June 1, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No investigation available. Help needed. Opened.
1 Ufology Severe June 1, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No occupants sighted. - -

Evaluation:

No occupants sighted. No credibility items.

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 June 1, 2008 Creation, [gf1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross June 1, 2008 First published.

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