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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.

1965, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, USA, A LITTLE GIRL:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Someone reported that whereas she was a 7-year-old girl, in Richmond, Virginia, in 1965, she was going to sleep, it was late in the night, but she was not asleep yet, and as she looked at a corner of the bedroom, there was a little man floating in the air.

He was dressed in silver, had a silver-bluish skin, a helmet with a clear mask, white eyes and very red lips. The girl thought that the small man tried to talk to her but was unable to.

She became scared and run out of the bedroom.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000686
Date of event: 1965
Earliest report of event: 2006?
Delay of report: Decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufologist.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufologist.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: June 13, 2008
This file last updated on: June 13, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Virginia
Type of location: In bed in bedroom.
Lighting conditions: Night, not reported.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 7
Witnesses types: Not reported. Little girl.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: Little
Entities outfit type: Yes. Not reported. Helmet.
Entities outfit color: Silver.
Entities skin color: Silver bluish.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Helmet with clear mask.
Entities eyes: White.
Entities mouth: Very red lips.
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: floats in bedroom.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, fled.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible hypnagogic hallucination.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Richmond, Virginia, in 1965, late at night, a young girl, age about seven, was going to sleep, but insists that she wasn't asleep yet. She looked over into the corner of her bedroom and there was a little man floating in the air. He was dressed in silver and had skin of silvery blue. He had white eyes and very red lips. He had a helmet with a clear mask. He looked at her like he was trying to talk to her but couldn't. She got scared and ran out of the room.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Michael D. Swords, "Grassroots UFOs" and comments that it is a bedroom visitation.

Points to consider:

With insufficient information, with very likely a late reporting dated based on childhood memories, no evidence, a single witness who was a 7-year-old child in bed, with an entity that looks more like a folklore character than some being from another planet, no UFO, it is possible that the case is the late memories of a frightening and vivid hypnagogic hallucination sleep experience. In such experiences, the subject can very honestly swear that he or she was not asleep but awake, that it was much to vivid to be a dream, and indeed hypnagogic hallucination are much more vivid than dreams as the subject is indeed not really asleep.

I provide a few references among dozens about the topic of hypnagogic hallucination and sleep paralysis:

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe June 13, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe June 13, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No investigation report available. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe June 13, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross When, how, to whom reported not reported. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe June 13, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case. - -
5 Ufology Severe June 13, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Witness aged 7. - -
6 Ufology Severe June 13, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Possibility of hypnagogic hallucination, apparently not considered. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible hypnagogic hallucination.

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 13, 2008 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross June 13, 2008 First published.

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