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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 22, 1965, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, USA, GREGORY AND RALPH GALLOWAY:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

NICAP's Richard Hall reportedly told that in San Antonio, Texas, on August 22, 1965, at 01:00 a.m., two brothers, Gregory Galloway, 15, and Ralph Galloway Jr., 11, saw by the window of their bedroom to a luminous cigar-shaped object pass at the height of trees.

Shortly after the object went out of sight, the boys heard a noise on the roof, followed of knocks of the door and sound of footsteps. A bit shaken the appearance of the object, one of the boys said as a joke, "come in," and then there was luminous flash at the room's door, followed by the appearance of the silhouette of a man about of the size of their father.

Now very frightened, they ran to their parents' bedroom, where they insisted to spend the rest of the night. The family lived near Brooks Air Force Base.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000729
Date of event: August 22, 1965
Earliest report of event: 1977?
Delay of report: Day, decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Richard Hall, NICAP.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufology group.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: July 20, 2008
This file last updated on: July 20, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Texas
Type of location: From bedroom.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1 or 2
Witnesses ages: 15, 11
Witnesses types: Not reported. Two brothers.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Silhouette
Entities height: Normal
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: Knocked on the door, luminous flash.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible confusions. Insufficient data.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in San Antonio, Texas, on August 22, 1965, at 01:00 a.m., two brothers, Gregory, 15, and Ralph Jr., 11, saw a luminous object passing by their bedroom window; it was cigar shaped, and moving slowly at the heights of trees outside the house. Shortly after the object passed out of view from the window, the boys heard a thump on the roof, followed by a knocking sound and footfalls. Being somewhat shaken by the appearance of the object, one of the boys jokingly called out, "Come in," whereupon there was a bright flash at the doorway of the room, followed by the appearance of the silhouette of a man about the height of their father. By now badly frightened, they hastened to their parent's room, where they insisted on spending the remainder of the night. The family lives in the vicinity of Brooks Air Force Base.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Richard Hall for Nicap.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on August 22, 1965, at 01:00 a.m., in San Antonio H12, Texas, USA, there was a close encounter with an unidentified craft and its occupants. One object was observed by two witnesses, Galloway; Gregory, in a bedroom briefly.

The sources are indicated as Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; Bloecher, Ted R., Ted R Bloecher investigation files.

Points to consider:

The information is totally insufficient: there is no description of the "entity" except that it was as tall as the boys' father - which might not be a mere coincidence. There is no reason to suspect the UFO was anything out of the ordinary, and no reason to link the UFO and the so-called entity.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe July 20, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source incorrectly referenced and not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe July 20, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature of story not known: anonymous letter, newspaper...? Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe July 20, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No investigation information available. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe July 20, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Skeletal descriptions. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe July 20, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Young witnesses, probably prone to being impressed. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible confusions. 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 July 20, 2008 Creation, [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 20, 2008 First published.

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