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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 1965, LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS, USA, MRS. HARVEY:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Ufologists reportedly told that in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA, in July 1965, at approximately 11:30 p.m., an unidentified woman, or a woman possibly named Harvey, was talking on the telephone in her second floor bedroom, when she heard a rustling sound, or unusual sounds, outdoors, and saw a bright flash of light.

When she finished her conversation, she looked out the window and saw a globe of light, "diffuse at the edges," hovering about 5 to 10 feet above a neighbor's lawn 100 feet away. The globe appeared transparent and inside were several figures, possibly as many as six, laying on their backs and making "rowing motions."

They were about 5' tall and dressed in white suits, with bare heads and arms, disclosing deep "suntans."

The stationary and silent object was not seen anymore when it apparently extinguished its light after about 5 minutes.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000709
Date of event: July 1965
Earliest report of event: Not known.
Delay of report: Day, 4 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Jerome Clark.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Jerome Clark.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: June 21, 2008
This file last updated on: June 21, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Illinois
Type of location: Outside above lawn seen from 100 feet away from 2nd floor window.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Uncertain
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adult, adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Woman.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 6
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: 1.50 meters
Entities outfit type: Suits, bare arms and heads.
Entities outfit color: White.
Entities skin color: Suntanned.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported. Bare heads.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported. Bare, do rowing motions.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Are in UFO, do rowing motions.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or confusion or invention. Insufficient data.
Explanation certainty: None.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Lake Forest, Illinois, in July 1965, at 2330, an unidentified woman, in her second floor bedroom talking on the telephone, heard a rustling sound outdoors and saw a bright flash. When she finished her conversation, she looked out the window and saw a globe of light, "diffuse at the edges," hovering about 5-10 feet above a neighbor's lawn 100 feet away. It appeared transparent and inside were several figures (possibly as many as six) laying on their backs and making "rowing motions." They were about 5' tall and dressed in white suits, with bare heads and arms, disclosing deep "suntans." The object was stationary and silent. After about 5 minutes, it disappeared simply by extinguishing its light.

Albert Rosales indicates as source: Jerome Clark.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in July 1965, at 11:00 p.m., in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA, an object was observed by two witnesses in a yard, one called Harvey, and occupants of the craft were seen.

The sources are indicated as Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

[Ref. ws1:] "WINTER STEEL" WEBSITE:

"42. Maybe They Use Telephones - One night in 1965, around 11:30p.m, a woman in Lake Forest, Illinois was talking on the telephone in her second-floor bedroom. Mid-conversation, she observed a flash of light and heard some unusual sounds. She glanced out her window, only to witness a bizarre sight - a transparent bubble of light floating just above a neighbor's lawn. Several human-like figures with tanned skin were lying inside it making "rowing motions" with their arms. Shortly thereafter, the light went out, and the bubble and its creatures were gone."

Points to consider:

Here, we have a case of apparently high strangeness, unfortunately poorly documented and of unknown origin.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe June 21, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source incorrectly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe July 21, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature of story not known: anonymous letter, newspaper...? Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe July 21, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No investigation information available. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe July 21, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors or confusion or invention. Insufficient data.

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 21, 2008 Creation, [ar1], [ud1], [ws1].
1.0 Patrick Gross June 21, 2008 First published.

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