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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.

AUGUST 19, 1965, LA VICTORIA, LIMA, PERU, DORA NAKAMURA:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

It seems that in 1967, the British "Flying Saucer Review" said something about a little green man eating at the El Pollon restaurant in La Victoria, Lima, Peru, on August 19, 1965.

The story goes that El Pollon waitress Dora Nakamura told that a "little man with green skin and only one eye in his forehead" entered the restaurant, ordered chicken "with plenty of red pepper and powdered saffron," then served by a speechless Miss Nakamura who was then paid "in strange coins with indecipherable signs" on them.

The comment attached to the story says that "attempts to investigate this report were unsuccessful" because the waitresse "claimed" that the report had been a hoax and she would say no more about it.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000727
Date of event: August 19, 1965
Earliest report of event: November 1967?
Delay of report: Days, 2 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology magazine FSR.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufology magazine.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: June 27, 2008
This file last updated on: June 27, 2008
Country of event: Peru
State/Department: Lima
Type of location: Restaurant.
Lighting conditions: Not reported, N/A.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: N/A.
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adult, adult of aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Woman, waitress.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Small
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Green.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Only one.
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: Not reported.
Entities actions: Enters restaurant, orders meal, eats, pays with extraterrestrial coins.
Entities/witness interactions: Enters restaurant, orders meal, eats, pays with extraterrestrial coins.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, served meal to the entity.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Publicity stunt gone wild.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in La Victoria, Lima, Peru, on August 19, 1965, at an unknown time, Dora Nakamura, a waitress at the El Pollon restaurant, reported that a "little man with green skin and only one eye in his forehead" entered the restaurant and ordered chicken "with plenty of red pepper and powdered saffron." Speechless, Miss Nakamura served the dinner and was paid in strange coins with "indecipherable signs" on them. Attempts to investigate this report were unsuccessful; the witness, claiming she was in a "delicate state of health," said the report had bee a hoax and she would say no more about it.

Albert Rosales indicates as source IPRI in FSR Vol. 13 #6.

Points to consider:

From a document I own indicating the table of contents of Flying Saucer Magazine issues, I see nothing called "IPRI" in their volume 13, #6; I suspect the story is the one by Charles Bowen headlined "Peru - One For The 'Monster' Book", the only one that could fit the story in [ar1].

Of course it appears to be a totally nonsensical story, and I am not sure many ufologist would ever call this a "good case", specially as Mrs Nakamura denied it happened at all. It is even quite possible that Mr. Bowen gave the sory with a grain of salt in the first place. I saw several other cases published by Mr. Bowen with warnings that they should not be considered reliable, only to find the sames case copied without his word of caution in later sources.

But why would anyone make up such a story in the first place?

Well, I suspect that it was initially just an advertizing trick for the restaurant. Advertizing using "fake" stories of little green men was not new at all. Telling about a little green man enoying a good meal at the restaurant was certainly an efficient manner to put the establishment in the newspapers - but ultimately, possibly, poor Mrs Nakamura must have been harassed by the curious and the gullible and was possibly in much pain telling over and over again that it simply did not happen.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
None.

Evaluation:

Publicity stunt gone wild.

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 27, 2008 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross June 27, 2008 First published.

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