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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.

SEPTEMBER 4, 1965, GREEN RIVER GORGE, WASHINGTON, USA, A MAN:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Ira Adams reported in 1993 that in the Green River Gorge, on September 4, 1965, an eerie occurrence prompted a man to tape-record his experience. She provides a part of a tape recording made by A.F. Salsbury, now deceased, from Renton, Washington, dated September 4, 1965:

"Then a voice came from out of the craft which sounded like it came from a loud speaker and said in a distinct, but loudly amplified tone, 'Don't be afraid little Earthman, we are not going to hurt you - put down that gun and we will come out and see you.' I did exactly what I was told, otherwise I didn't know what might happen or what they might do with me - and, by the way, I must have looked that way to them inside the craft. Probably in a lapse of a couple of minutes an oval-shaped door opened under the lower part of the tube next to this saucer-shaped disc and a man came out and walked slowly towards me. I would estimate he was about 6-feet tall and probably 185 pounds in weight - age, 30 or so in years. He was dressed in a one-piece tight-fitting suit made of some sort of metallic coating resembling aluminum or chrome - sort of a dull reflection to it. He also had a helmet that fit close to his skull like a rubber bathing cap."

On his side he carried an odd-looking sidearm pistol with a barrel about the size of a regular flashlight, but instead of a hole in it, it had some sort of an oval lens of a purple-bluish color. He was about two feet away from me when he spoke in a very refined but soft voice, saying 'Don't be alarmed, I am not here to cause you any injury or to hurt your small animal (a Mexican chihuahua).' Looking by me he said, 'Your food is burning, don't you think it best to turn your fire off?'

In all the excitement and all that had happened I had forgotten about the bacon and beans I was preparing for supper. As we stood there, my fear began to diminish and I felt confident, so I observed the spaceman from another planet more closely. His eyes were a steel grayish color that studied you - seemed to be looking right through you. His face skin was smooth, but not tanned - sort of pale - but with a tinge of pink like a store window manikin. He was the captain of the craft."

Ira Adams indicates that much more followed concerning the inside of the craft and other crewmen therein but that she omitted this part for brevity.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000796
Date of event: September 4, 1965
Earliest report of event: 1993?
Delay of report: 28 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Web article Ira Adams.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue NICAP website.
First alleged record type: Web article.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: July 17, 2008
This file last updated on: July 17, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Washington
Type of location: Outside.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adult, adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Several
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: 1.80 meters
Entities outfit type: One piece tight fitting, tight helmet.
Entities outfit color: Silver.
Entities skin color: Pale pinkish.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported. Tight helmet.
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: Yes, in "refined" soft English.
Entities actions: Came out of UFO, reassured witness, tour in flying saucer.
Entities/witness interactions: Reassured witness, tout in flying saucer.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened, reassured.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: "Contactee" type tall tale.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ia1:] IRA ADAMS:

Ira Adams reported that in the Green River Gorge, on September 4, 1965, an eerie occurrence prompted a man to tape-record his experience. She provides a part of a tape recording made by A.F. Salsbury, now deceased, from Renton, Washington, dated September 4, 1965:

"Then a voice came from out of the craft which sounded like it came from a loud speaker and said in a distinct, but loudly amplified tone, 'Don't be afraid little Earthman, we are not going to hurt you - put down that gun and we will come out and see you.' I did exactly what I was told, otherwise I didn't know what might happen or what they might do with me - and, by the way, I must have looked that way to them inside the craft. Probably in a lapse of a couple of minutes an oval-shaped door opened under the lower part of the tube next to this saucer-shaped disc and a man came out and walked slowly towards me. I would estimate he was about 6-feet tall and probably 185 pounds in weight - age, 30 or so in years. He was dressed in a one-piece tight-fitting suit made of some sort of metallic coating resembling aluminum or chrome - sort of a dull reflection to it. He also had a helmet that fit close to his skull like a rubber bathing cap."

On his side he carried an odd-looking sidearm pistol with a barrel about the size of a regular flashlight, but instead of a hole in it, it had some sort of an oval lens of a purple-bluish color. He was about two feet away from me when he spoke in a very refined but soft voice, saying 'Don't be alarmed, I am not here to cause you any injury or to hurt your small animal (a Mexican chihuahua).' Looking by me he said, 'Your food is burning, don't you think it best to turn your fire off?'

In all the excitement and all that had happened I had forgotten about the bacon and beans I was preparing for supper. As we stood there, my fear began to diminish and I felt confident, so I observed the spaceman from another planet more closely. His eyes were a steel grayish color that studied you - seemed to be looking right through you. His face skin was smooth, but not tanned - sort of pale - but with a tinge of pink like a store window manikin. He was the captain of the craft."

Ira Adams indicates that much more followed concerning the inside of the craft and other crewmen therein but that she omitted this part for brevity.

[Ref. ni1:] NICAP WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on September 4, 1965, at Green River Gorge, Washington, USA...

"This is part of a tape recording made by A. F. Salsbury (now deceased), Renton, Washington, dated September 4, 1965."

"'Then a voice came out of the craft which sounded like it came from a loud speaker and said in a distinct, but loudly amplified tone, "Don't be afraid little Earthman, we are not going to hurt you -- put down that gun and we will come out to see you." I did exactly what I was told, otherwise I didn't know what might happen or what they might do with me -- and, by the way, I must have looked that way to them inside the craft. Probably in a lapse of a couple of minutes an oval-shaped door opened under the lower part of the tube next to this saucer-shaped disc and a man came out and walked slowly toward me. I would estimate he was about 6 FT tall and probable 185 LB in weight -- age, 30 or so in years. He was dressed in a one-piece tight-fitting suit made of some metallic coating resembling aluminum"

The source is indicated as Ira Adams on the Internet.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Green River Gorge, Washington, on September 4, 1965, at an unknown time, in an isolated area a man named Salsbury encountered a landed craft from which a loud voice resembling a "loud speaker" originated. It told him not to be afraid, and to put down his gun. Once he did that, an oval shaped door opened under the lower part of the white disc-shaped object and a man came out walking slowly towards the witness. The man was described as six ft tall, about 30 years of age. He was dressed in a one-piece tight fitting suit made of some sort of metallic coating resembling aluminum or chrome, dull reflecting. He also wore a helmet that was very close fitting on his skull. On his side he carried an odd-looking sidearm with a barrel about the size of a regular flashlight, but instead of a hole in it, it had some sort of oval lens of a purplish-bluish color. He spoke to the witness in a very refine voice telling him "Don't be alarmed, I am no here to cause you any injury or harm." The man told the witness that he was the captain of his craft and invited him onboard for a brief tour. No other information.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Andy Page UFO.

Points to consider:

"Andy Page UFO" was a personal home page on the web with some ufology texts from other websites.

In her article, Ira Adams changed all the witnesses names, so A.F. Salsbury might not be the real name of the man. Moreover, it might be the man doing the recording rather than the alleged witness. The date too is uncertain as it might be the recording date rather than the alleged event date.

The poorly documented case is obviously one of the numerous contactee-type invented stories.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe July 17, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Data Severe July 17, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Secondary source incomplete. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

"Contactee" type tall tale.

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 17, 2008 Creation, [ia1], [ni1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 17, 2008 First published.

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