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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 1965, MUNCIE, INDIANA, USA, A FEMALE STUDENT:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Most folks have a foklore about "little people"; such is the case in Indiana where beings called "puk-wud-jies", or "little wild men of the forests" in Delaware Indian language are reputed to live in caves and camouflaged huts in good terms with Indians but staying hidden from other people, by camouflaging as vegetation. One story of such beings from a 1995 mystery magazine was then included in a ufology catalogue.

It told that in McCullough Park, Muncie, Indiana, on September 1965 in the afternoon, a female student at nearby Ball State University was studying in the park and was getting ready to leave when she saw two little men about 2 feet tall standing in the nearby underbrush watching her.

She closed her eyes and shook her head, but when she looked again they were still there. They appeared to be wearing clothing made out of bark and were bareheaded. One was thin, the other one was plump and had a beard.

After a few moments they turned and silently disappeared into the brush along a river.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000738
Date of event: September 1965
Earliest report of event: March 1995
Delay of report: 4 decades
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Mystery magazine.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Mystery magazine.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: June 29, 2008
This file last updated on: June 29, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Indiana
Type of location: Park, in brushes, near river.
Lighting conditions: Day
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Young adult.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Female, student.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: 0.60 meters
Entities outfit type: Made out of bark.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported. Bald, one with beard.
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: Bald heads, one with beard.
Entities voice: None heard.
Entities actions: Are there, look at witness, go away.
Entities/witness interactions: Look at witness.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possibly only folklore. Not UFO-related. No credibility.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in McCullough Park, Muncie, Indiana, on September 1965 in the afternoon, a student at nearby Ball State University had gone to the park to do some studying and was getting ready to leave when she was astonished to see two little men about two-foot tall standing in the nearby underbrush watching her. She closed her eyes and shook her head, but when she looked again they were still there. They appeared to be wearing clothing made out of bark and were bareheaded. One was thin; the other one was plump and had a beard. After a few moments they turned and silently disappeared into the brush along a river.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Paul Startzman, Fate Vol. 48 #3.

Points to consider:

There are apparently rumours that claim there are beings called "puk-wud-jies", or "little wild men of the forests" in Delaware Indian language, reputed to live in Mounds State Park in Anderson, Indiana and along the White River that runs through Indiana. They are supposedly seen by some people locally and supposedly two to four feet tall, living in caves or camouflaged huts and are on good terms with the Indians but stay hidden from other people, by camouflaging as vegetation. They are mentioned at least as early as 1901 in a poem of Henry W. Longfellow or "The White Canoe And Other Legends of the Ojibways", a 1904 book by Elizabeth Monckton.

Deeply set in the local foklore, these alleged creatures, totally human in their appearance except for their size, seem to be what the alleged report here is about, Whether real of fantasy, these creature, in any case, are in no way UFO occupants. And expectedly, the witness is anonymous, the story cannot be checked, it appeared 40 years after it allegedly occurred, and no investigation report appeared.

List of issues:

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

Evaluation:

Possibly only folklore. Not UFO-related. No credibility.

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 29, 2008 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross June 29, 2008 First published.

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