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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.

AUGUST 24, 1974, LEXINGTON, ALABAMA, USA, A COUPLE AND THEIR DAUGHTER:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Apparently, one Stanley Ingram reported that near Lexington, Alabama, USA, on August 24, 1974, at 10:30 p.m., a couple and their 10-year old daughter were driving down a long grade when the lights of their vehicle went out and the motor stalled. The husband braked the car to a stop and the lights came back on.

At that time they saw, immediately to the right along the road "between the front door and the front of the hood," a figure standing by the road; about the size of a man, to the wife "it didn't look like a man, it was just something blue." They both experienced a tingling sensation "all over, like being shocked by an electric mixer or something." They drove on, but the husband wanted to go back to see what it was; his wife loudly demurred.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000256
Date of event: August 24, 1974
Earliest report of event: 1977?
Delay of report: Day, years.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufology catalogue or other.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue.
First alleged record type: Ufology catalogue or other.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: July 31, 2007
This file last updated on: July 31, 2007
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Alabama
Type of location: road or path from inside car.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 2 or 3
Witnesses ages: Adults and 10
Witnesses types: A couple and their daughter.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Other
Entities height: Normal
Entities outfit type: None visible.
Entities outfit color: Blue.
Entities skin color: Blue.
Entities body: Not like a man, only something blue.
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: Was near the road.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened, curious.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible confusion.
Explanation certainty: Low.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Lexington, Alabama, on August 24, 1974, at 10:30 p.m., a couple and their 10-year old daughter were driving down a long grade when their lights went out and their motor stalled; the husband braked the car to a stop and the lights came back on.

At that time they saw, immediately to the right along the road "between the front door and the front of the hood," a figure standing by the road; about the size of a man, to the wife "it didn't look like a man, it was just something blue." They both experienced a tingling sensation "all over, like being shocked by an electric mixer or something." They drove on, but the husband wanted to go back to see what it was; his wife loudly demurred.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Stanley Ingram.

Points to consider:

If one sticks to the testimony, all that occurred there is that something blue was seen near a road.

It seems to have frightened the wife, and there was a problem with the car, but the bottom line remains simply that something blue was seen near a road, which hardly makes for a high reliability or high strangeness case.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe July 31, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No primary source available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe July 31, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Low strangeness, no UFO, observation by night with no details. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible confusion.

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 31, 2007 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 31, 2007 First published.

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