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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.

BEFORE NOVEMBER 24, 1965, COOPER CITY, FLORIDA, USA, JAMES ALLEN ALDRIDGE AND HIS FAMILY:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Ufologists noted that some unspecified local newspaper dated November 25, 1965 and apparently some police involvement are about a November 24, 1965, sighting by James Allen Aldridge and his family.

At 06:45 p.m., they reportedly heard a loud blast outside their mobile home trailer in Cooper City, Florida, USA, and saw a flash in the western sky.

Aldridge went to his barn to check on his stock and, there, he saw a man about 5 feet tall, with wide shoulders and a narrow waist. He shouted at that man but got no response. His dog was shaking with fright at the sight of the strange figure.

Aldridge then drove off to get the police, but when they returned they couldn't find anybody.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000763
Date of event: November 24, 1965
Earliest report of event: November 25, 1965
Delay of report:
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Newspaper.
First certain record by: Ufology book.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
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: Florida
Type of location: At a barn.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Uncertain
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Farmer or farm worker.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: 1.50 meters.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Wide shoulders, narrow waist.
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: Is in the barn.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went to get police.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible confusion. Insufficient information.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. dj1:] DONALD JOHNSON:

Donald Johnson indicates that on November 24, 1965, James Allen Aldridge and his family heard a loud blast outside their mobile home trailer in Cooper City, Florida and saw a flash in the western sky at 18:45 p.m. Aldridge went to his barn to check on his stock and there he saw a man about five feet tall, with wide shoulders and a narrow waist. He shouted at the man but got no response. His dog was shaking with fright at the sight of the strange figure. Aldridge then drove off to get the police, but when they returned they could find no one.

The sources are indicated as David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, case 1965-67, citing local police and a newspaper source dated November 25, 1965.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Cooper City, Florida, on no later than November 24, 1965, at 1845, James Allen Aldridge and his family heard a loud blast outside their trailer home and saw a flash in the western sky. Aldridge went to his barn to check his stock and there he saw a man about 5 ft tall, with wide shoulders and a narrow waist. He shouted to the man but got no response. His dog was shaking with fright at the sight of the strange figure. Aldridge then drove for the police; when they returned, they could find nothing.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Local police and Newspaper source.

Points to consider:

This is apparently a story picked up in a newspaper, a newspaper that cannot be checked because it remained unspecified. There is no reason to link the figure with a UFO, since the blast and the flash in the western sky could have been a thunderstorm: we are told nothing about the weather. The description of the figure is extremely vague, the lighting condition, the distance, whether the man was familiar with the place or not, whether it was in the barn or near the barn is not told. All this does not make for a "good" case.

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 and incorrectly referenced. 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 Newspaper article only, no known investigation. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe August 8, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Low strangeness case, a figure only, referred to as a man. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe August 8, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient information: distance, duration, visibility conditions, witness profile etc. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible confusion. 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, [dj1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 8, 2008 First published.

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