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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 6, 1965, MOBILE, ALABAMA, USA, MRS B. S. CRUTCHFIELD:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

It seems that in 1978, ufologist Ted Bloecher investigated or recorded a case dated March 6, 1965, at 07:30 p.m., in Mobile, Alabama, USA.

It is said that Mrs. B. Crutchfield saw a sphere encircled in the middle with windows. This UFO came to within 150 feet distance and an estimated altitude of only 65 feet from the ground, as if it was going to crash in the street.

She could see a human-appearing pilot or occupant inside, wearing a silver flight suit, and a second figure stood in front of an instrument panel.

The sighting lasted 2 minutes. At the time, she thought it was an experimental aircraft of the U.S. Air Force. It is said the witness reported other sightings thereafter.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000673
Date of event: March 6, 1965
Earliest report of event: January 9, 1978
Delay of report: 13 years
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Investigation by ufologist Ted Bloecher.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Donald Johnson.
First alleged record type: Investigation by ufologist.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: June 3, 2008
This file last updated on: June 3, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Alabama
Type of location: street from home doorstep.
Lighting conditions: Not reported. Evening.
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. Woman.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Flight suit.
Entities outfit color: Silver.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Human.
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: Are in UFO, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Experimental aircraft of the U.S. Air Force.
Explanation category: Possible helicopter. Insufficient information. Insufficient credibility.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Donald Johnson indicates that on March 6, 1965, at 07:30 p.m., in Mobile, Alabama, Mrs. B. Crutchfield saw a sphere encircled in the middle with windows. This UFO came to within 150 feet distance and an estimated altitude of only 65 feet from the ground.

She could see a human-appearing pilot or occupant inside, wearing a silver flight suit, and a second figure stood in front of an instrument panel.

At the time, the witness believed she saw an experimental aircraft of the U.S. Air Force.

The sources are indicated as David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case A0615, citing "Ted Bloecher investigation, report dated January 9, 1978".

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Mobile, Alabama, on March 6. 1965, at 1915, Mrs B. S. Crutchfield was on her front steps when she saw a "basketball shaped" object come from the southwest. It "looked like it was going to crash in the street." It was encircled around the middle by windows, through one of which she was able to see an entirely human appearing occupant, dressed in a silver garment. She was able to see a second figure as the object rotated, through another window, as he stood in front an instrument panel. Closest proximity was 150 feet, and lowest altitude about 60-70 feet above ground. Duration was about 2 minutes. The object disappeared in a westerly direction. The witness had subsequent sightings.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Ted Bloecher.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website reports that in March 1965, at night, in Mobile, Alabama, USA, there was a close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. One object was briefly observed by one witness named Crutchfield.

The source is indicated as Bloecher, Ted R., Ted R Bloecher investigation files.

[Ref. ud2:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website reports that on March 6, 1965 at 07:30 p.m., in Mobile, Alabama, USA, "basketball shaped" sphere encircled in the middle with windows came from the southwest at 150 feet, 65 feet of altitude, in a street. Inside was a human-appearing, entirely human, occupant, wearing a silver suit or garment. A second figure stood in front of instrument panel. The female witness, named B. Crutchfield, was on her front steps. She believes she saw a USAF craft. One sphere was observed by one female witness in a street (). Two 5.8-foot-tall humanoids, each wearing a silver suit, were seen.

She said that it "looked like it was going to crash in the street." She was able to see the second figure as the object rotated, through another window, as he stood in front an instrument panel. The duration was about 2 minutes and the object disappeared in a westerly direction. The witness had subsequent sightings.

The sources are indicated as Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; Rosales, Albert, Humanoid Sighting Reports Database.

Points to consider:

Is this the sighting of a helicopter by an uneducated woman who did not recognize it? Why is there no word on whether the craft was silent or noisy? Why is this very important information missing? What sorts of other sighting did she reports? Where is the investigation file? This is a case that raises more questions than it holds answers, as only short summaries seems to have survived tha passage of time.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe June 3, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No primary source available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe June 3, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross An investigation by Ted Bloecher is mentioned but the report is not available. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe June 3, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness, profile not indicated. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe June 3, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Witness description and interpretation suggest earthly craft and occupants, and reports do not indicate why it should be discarded. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe June 3, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing information: silent or noisy craft, presence or absence of insigna and markings, presence or absence of motorization, rotor, etc. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible helicopter. Insufficient information. Insufficient credibility.

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 3, 2008 Creation, [dj1], [ar1], [ud1], [ud2].
1.0 Patrick Gross June 3, 2008 First published.

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