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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.

MID MARCH 1978, MESA, ARIZONA, USA, JAMES MINTON:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Puertorican ufologist George Martin reportedly told that in Mesa, Arizona, in the middle of March 1978, at 02:00 a.m., James Minton was up late reading when he heard a loud humming sound coming from outside. Going out to investigate he was stunned to see a large disc-shaped craft encased in a purple haze, hovering very close to the ground.

As his fear became curiosity, he approached the object. Suddenly, close to the object, a humanoid figure began to materialize. It became a man-like figure of an incredible appearance. It wore a brilliant greenish outfit, a wide belt, and a pair of tight fitting boots. It stood staring at the witness. It appeared to have some type of emblem on its chest and what appeared to be luminous tentacle-like appendages emanating from the top of its head. It carried some type of instrument in his hands.

After performing several tasks around the object and completely ignoring the witness, the strange being disappeared into the strange purple haze that surrounded the object, seemingly blending into it. The object then rose up and disappeared from sight.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001258
Date of event: Mid March 1978
Earliest report of event: 2007?
Delay of report: Day, decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufologist George Martin.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Foreign ufologist.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: November 25, 2011
This file last updated on: November 25, 2011
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Arizona
Type of location: Outside near home.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Younf adult, adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: Not reported
Entities outfit type: Oufit, large belt, tight fitting boots, emblem on chest.
Entities outfit color: Greenish.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Human-looking.
Entities head: Not reported. Luminous tentacle at the top.
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: Materializes near UFO, workd on UFO, melts into UFO, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened then curious.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or invention.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Mesa, Arizona, in the middle of March 1978, at 0200 a.m., James Minton was up late reading when he heard a loud humming sound coming from outside. Going out to investigate he was stunned to see a large hovering disc shaped craft encased in a purple haze, hovering very close to the ground. As his fear became curiosity he approached the object. Suddenly close to the object a humanoid figure began to materialize. It became a man like figure of an incredible appearance. It wore a brilliant greenish outfit, a wide belt, and a pair of tight fitting boots. It stood staring at the witness. It appeared to have some type of emblem on its chest and what appeared to be luminous tentacle-like appendages emanating from the top of its head. It carried some type of instrument in his hands. After performing several tasks around the object and completely ignoring the witness, the strange being disappeared into the strange purple haze that surrounded the object, seemingly blending into it. The object then rose up and disappeared from sight.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Jorge Martin Evidencia Ovni #17."

[Ref. kr1:] :

Kevin Randle says that in his The UFO Crash/Retrieval Syndrome published in January 1980, ufologist Len Stringfield reported that a fellow named James Minton had told him about another fellow, named William Draeger who talked about a UFO crash in 1950.

[Cited because of the name. May be just a coincidence.]

Points to consider:

See the List of issues.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe November 25, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe November 25, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No third party corroboration. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe November 25, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of investigation. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe November 25, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe November 25, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Almost no witness information. Help needed. Opened.
6 Ufology Severe November 25, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of story unknown: letter, newspaper, rumour, investigated case...? Help needed. Opened.
7 Ufology Severe November 25, 2011 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing basic information: exact place, exact date, distances, duration, entity height... Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors or invention.

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 November 25, 2011 Creation, [ar1], [kr1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 25, 2011 First published.

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