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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.

END OF AUGUST 1965, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA, A WOMAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Journalist and author of UFO books John A. Keel apparently told that in late August 1965, during a nationwide UFO flap, an unnamed young woman from Seattle woke up at 02:00 a.m. and found herself paralyzed, when a football-sized dull gray object came in the room through an open window and landed on tripod legs on her floor.

A tiny ramp descended from the miniature UFO and 5 or 6 little people dressed in tight-fitting clothes climbed down the UFO and started to work on repairs, then stepped back into the craft and it flew away. Then the woman, who was certain that she was wide awake, was able to move again.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000794
Date of event: End August 1965
Earliest report of event: 1970?
Delay of report: 5 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology book John Keel.
First certain record by: Ufology book Clark and Coleman.
First alleged record type: Ufology book.
First certain record type: Ufology book.
This file created on: August 8, 2008
This file last updated on: August 8, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Washington
Type of location: Bedroom.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
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: 5 or 6
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Tiny
Entities outfit type: One piece tight fitting.
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: UFO came inside bedroom, occupants came out of UFO, made repairs, went back in, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible hypnagogic hallucination. No credibility. Insufficient information.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. cc1:] JEROME CLARK AND LOREN COLEMAN:

The authors, discussing the topic of miniature UFOs, indicate that according to ufologist John A. Keel, in late August 1965, during a nationwide UFO flap, a young Seattle woman woke up at 02:00 a.m. and found herself paralyzed.

She lay helpless, when a football-sized dull gray object came in the room through an open window and landed on tripod legs on her floor.

A tiny ramp descended from the miniature UFO and five or six little people dressed in tight-fitting clothes climbed down the UFO and started to work on repairs.

When this was done, they stepped back into the craft and it flew away. Then the witness, who was certain that she was wide awake, was able to move again.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Seattle, Washington, on late August 1965, at 02:00 a.m. the witness suddenly awoke and realized she was paralyzed and could not move. Her bedroom window was open and then a small dull gray football shaped object entered. It hovered above her carpet; it then lowered three tripod legs and landed on the floor. A small ramp descended from it and five or six tiny man-like figures emerged. They wore tight fitting outfits and seemed to work on something on the object. They went up the ramp again and the object then floated silently out the window. At that point the witness was able to move again.

Albert Rosales indicates as source John A Keel, UFOs Operation Trojan Horse.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that late in August 1965, at 02:00, in Seattle, Washington, USA, there was a close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. Nocturnal lights were reported.

The sources are indicated as Keel, John A., UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1970; Eberhart, George M., A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies, Greenwood Press, Westport, 1980, ISBN:0-313-21337-2; Hatch, Larry, *U* computer database, Author, Redwood City, 2002.

Points to consider:

In one of his books, John Keel spares no harsh words against ufologists, accusing that they "do not to give the names of their witnesses"; which is actually what Keel didn't do in many cases. He accuses that ufologist wantto impose an extraterrestrial explanation on testimonies whereas, he argues, some cases are so absurd that extraterrestrial cannot be involved; here, the absurdity is about the tiny size of the UFO and its occupants. Like many authors who insist on a "paranormal" or "interdimensional" or "psychic" for UFO sigthing reports, he simply failed to carry out a true and documented investigation by delivering only some anecdotic lines and failed in first checking whether what this woman apparently reported - we are not told when, how and to whom it was reported - would not be explicable in a conventional manner.

We have, in this sparse information, at least the indication that the witness was single, that she was sleeping when the experience started, but that it was not a simple dream since it was sure to be "wide awake", a typical impression during hypnagogic hallucination episodes, just as typical as the impossibility of moving one's bodyduring those experiences.

I provide a few references among dozens about the topic of hypnagogic hallucination and sleep paralysis:

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe August 8, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe August 8, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe August 8, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation, story only. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe August 8, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient descrption of UFO and occupants. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe August 8, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No indication of the nature of the story: letter, newspaper, magazine...? Help needed. Opened.
6 Ufology Severe August 8, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No information on the witness, no age, no name, no profile information. Help needed. Opened.
7 Ufology Severe August 8, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Witness asleep when experience starts. Indication of sleep paralysis. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible hypnagogic hallucination. No credibility. Insufficient information.

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 August 8, 2008 Creation, [cc1], [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 8, 2008 First published.

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