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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.

FALL 1965, BLANCA, CALIFORNIA, USA, CLAUDETTE CRANSHAW:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Mystery books and UFO books author Paris Flammonde reported in a 1971 book that near Blanca, California, on Autumn 1965, in the evening, one Claudette Cranshaw was walking along the beach when she saw a strange luminescent globe land nearby.

The story claims that half a dozen "eerie semi-humanoids" emerged, "garbling horrible sounds at one another". They began pursuing Claudette, and she was swiftly caught, overwhelmed, and raped by the six "monsters", twice each. Subsequently the 19-year old supposed to have given birth to a stillborn blue-skinned seven-fingered web-toed baby.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000811
Date of event: Fall 1965
Earliest report of event: 1971?
Delay of report: Years
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Paris Flammonde UFO book.
First certain record by: Skeptical ufology magazine.
First alleged record type: UFO book.
First certain record type: Skeptical ufology magazine.
This file created on: July 7, 2008
This file last updated on: July 7, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: California
Type of location: Along the beach.
Lighting conditions: Evening.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported or 19.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Female.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 6
Type of entities: Not reported
Entities height: Not reported
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
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: Garbling horrible sounds at one another.
Entities actions: Came out of UFO, raped witness.
Entities/witness interactions: Raped witness.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, fled.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible tabloid invention. No credibility.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. mm1:] "MAGONIA" MAGAZINE:

A Californian, Claudette Cranshaw, was said to have been walking along the beach near Blanca when a luminous globe landed and six semi-humanoids pursued and raped her, as a result of which she gave birth to a stillborn blue baby.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Blanca, California, on Autumn 1965, in the evening, Claudette Cranshaw was walking along the beach when she saw a strange luminescent globe land nearby. Half-dozen eerie semi-humanoids emerged, garbling horrible sounds at one another. The sextet caught sight of, and began pursuing Claudette. She was swiftly caught, overwhelmed, and raped by the six "monsters" - twice each. Subsequently the 19-year old was supposed to have given birth to a blue skinned seven fingered web-toed baby. No other information.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Paris Flammonde, The Age of Flying Saucers, and comments that it is a "poorly documented case that could have modern day correlations if true."

Points to consider:

"Cranshaw" is possibly a mispell for "Crenshaw" - or the sign that the name was invented in such a way that it was unlikely to match a real name by chance.

Indeed, the story does resemble those produced in sensationalistic tabloids. I can very well imagine that someone read it in such a publication, told about it to UFO books and mystery books author Paris Flammonde, without much information on the dubious origin, and that was it: it entered a book, there was no research, no investigation, just a story.

Below: A large number of crime, horror, sex and violence trash magazines existed and still exist in the US. Among the invented stories are of course the occasional UFO encounter stories and lurid stories of space beings assaulting defenseless women.

Cover Cover Cover

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe July 7, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe July 7, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Origin or report unknown: when reported, by whom, how... not known. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe July 7, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation or checking. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible tabloid invention. 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 July 7, 2008 Creation, [mm1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 7, 2008 First published.

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