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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, PEORIA, ILLINOIS, USA, J.A. COVOLO AND 5 TEENAGERS:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

A mystery magazine reportedin 1976 that in Peoria, Illinois, USA, on September 1965, in the evening, J. A. Covolo and 5 teenaged boys were loading a truck, and when they looked up, they saw a triangular object in the sky. It was about 60 feet wide, with lights 5 feet apart all along its edges, and was tilting gently from side to side. It seemed about a 0.5 miles away.

Covolo and the boys got into the truck and drove toward the object, arriving in the part of town called "the knolls." Here, they heard footsteps, then saw three oriental-looking "men-in-black", 6 feet tall, walking toward them.

Covolo reportedly said "They were huddled together, leaning slightly forward", and that they passed him so closely he could have touched them.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000739
Date of event: September 1965
Earliest report of event: 1976
Delay of report: 11 years
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Mystery magazine.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
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: Illinois
Type of location: Outside in or near city.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1 to 6
Witnesses ages: Not reported and 5 teenagers.
Witnesses types: Not reported. 1 male persone and 5 male teenagers.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 3
Type of entities: Humanoid or human or MIB
Entities height: 1.80 meters
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Black.
Entities skin color: Not reported or oriental.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported or oriental-looking.
Entities eyes: Not reported or oriental-looking.
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: Walked near witness.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial beings or invention or confusion. Insufficient data. No credibility.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Peoria, Illinois, on September 1965, in the evening, J. A. Covolo and 5 teenaged boys, loading a truck, looked up to see a triangular object in the sky. About 60 ft wide, it had lights 5 ft apart all along its edges, and was tilting gently from side to side. It seemed about a half a mile away. Covolo and the boys got into the truck and drove toward the object, arriving in the part of town called "the knolls." Here they heard footsteps, then saw 3 oriental looking men in black, 6 ft tall, walking toward them. "They were huddled together, leaning slightly forward" and passed Covolo so closely he could have touched them.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Search Magazine Fall 1976.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in September 1965, in the evening in Peoria, Illinois, USA, there was a close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants by six witnesses on a highway, one witness was named Covolo.

The source is indicated as Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports.

Points to consider:

"Search Magazine", in the 1970's, was a sensationalist magazine publishing all sorts of claims with no great deal of verification.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe June 29, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe June 29, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No investigation report available. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe June 29, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature of report no known: newspaper, letter, investigated case...? Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe June 29, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross First report apparently 10 years after alleged sighting. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe June 29, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Possibly single witness, of unknown profile for the sighting of the entities. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial beings or invention or confusion. Insufficient data. 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], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross June 29, 2008 First published.

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