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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.

NOVEMBER 3, 1975, BOKOELIA, FLORIDA, USA, RICHARD JACKSON:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Apparently through his 16-year-old son, the story of Richard Jackson made it in a local newspaper. It happened in Bokoelia, Florida, approximately on November 3, 1975, at 02:00 a.m.. Jackson, 56, awoke late at night and stepped outside his trailer home, to find himself standing beside a domed object, with steps leading up to a door. He climbed the steps and was invited in.

Inside was a single round compartment, 24 feet in diameter and 8 feet high, with a small control panel, and eight crewmembers, only one of whom spoke to him. It was a 5-foot tall, stocky or chubby man, of dark complexion, and of aged appearance. He wore brown coveralls with no shirt.

In English, he told Jackson that they came from the planet "Planteh" and have been preparing "a neighboring planet" for colonization by Earthmen. He asked Jackson to help then recruit volunteering colonists, a perfect health being offered him in return.

After 90 minutes of conversation, Jackson left the UFO, which took off fast, and Jackson found himself back in his trailer.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000236
Date of event: November 3, 1975
Earliest report of event: December 15, 1975
Delay of report: Weeks
Witness reported via: Told his son?
First alleged record by: Newspaper.
First certain record by: Skeptical ufology book.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
First certain record type: Skeptical ufology book.
This file created on: July 6, 2007
This file last updated on: July 6, 2007
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Florida
Type of location: Trailer
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 56
Witnesses types: Man, father, living in trailer.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 8
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: 1.50 meters
Entities outfit type: One piece coverall.
Entities outfit color: Brown.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Stocky or chubby.
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: Speak English.
Entities actions: Invite witness in UFO, ask him to help find colon for a planet, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: Ask witness to help find colon for a planet.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, listened, was back home.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Fable of the "contactee" type or hypnagogic hallucination.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. bh1:] ROBERT E. BARTHOLOMEW AND GEORGE S. HOWARD:

The authors indicate that approximately on November 3, 1975, in Bokoelia, Florida, at 02:00 a.m., Richard Jackson awoke, went out of his trailer, and saw a domed craft and a set of steps extending up to a door.

He was invited inside by a five-foot-tall chubby dark-skinned man with no shirt and wearing brown coveralls. The man said in English that they hailed from Planteh and were preparing a "neighboring planet" to be colonized by Earthlings. Jackson was asked to assist them in recruiting volunteers; in return he would be given perfect health.

After an hour and a half he left the craft, which shot off, and his next recall was being in his trailer.

The authors indicate that the source is the News-Press, of Fort Myers, Florida, December 15, 1975.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Bokoelia, Florida, on November 3, 1975, at 02:00 a.m., Dick Jackson, 56, awoke late at night and stepped outside his trailer home. He then found himself standing beside a domed object, with steps leading up to a door. He climbed the steps and was invited in.

Inside was a single round compartment, 24 ft in diameter and 8 ft high, with a small control panel, and 8 crewmembers, only one of whom spoke to him. This man was 5-foot tall, stocky, of dark complexion, and elderly looking; he wore brown coveralls with no shirt. Speaking in English, he told Jackson they came from the planet "Planteh." They have been preparing "a neighboring planet" for colonization by Earth people, and Jackson was asked to help then recruit colonists, perfect health being offered him in return.

After 90 minutes of conversation, Jackson left the UFO, which took off with great rapidity; then he found himself in his trailer. He told his 16-year old son of the experience.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Frazier Moore, Fort Myers News-Press.

Points to consider:

Although the story sounds like a typical "contactee" fable with the classical human appearing aliens and the science-fictionesque conversation theme, it must be noted that it started while the witness was asleep, and ended when he found himself back home, possibly still in bed. This is why it is possible that the witness experience a strong episode of hypnagogic hallucination. He might have told this to his son as such experiences are puzzling, nothing more, as there does not seem to be indications that he advertised it like "contactees" do.

The story consisting only in a local newspaper article, not available, and having probably been the subject of no research or investigation, it is doubtful that it will be better explained now.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe July 6, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source News-Press, Fort Myers, Florida, USA, for December 15, 1975, not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe July 6, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Unique witness. - -
3 Ufology Severe July 6, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Experience starts in sleep. - -
4 Ufology Severe July 6, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No trace of any investigation. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe July 6, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Might be reported indirectly only by witness son. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Fable of the "contactee" type or 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 July 6, 2007 Creation, [bh1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 6, 2007 First published.

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