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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 1978, JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, USA, SOMEONE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Circa 2007, Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Jackson, Mississippi, in the end of August 1978, at an unknown jour, a 28-year-old encountered a hovering disc-shaped object.

Under hypnosis, he recalled being invited inside by several men wearing shiny clothing, with almost human-appearing faces and raspy voice.

Later he began to hear voices in his head and had to undergo prolonged psychiatric treatment.

Albert Rosales says this comes from an "article by Ramona Cortez, and Don Worley."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001081
Date of event: August 1978
Earliest report of event: 2007?
Delay of report: 3 decades?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ramona Cortez, Don Worley.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Ufologists article.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: February 1, 2012
This file last updated on: February 1, 2012
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Mississippi
Type of location: Not reported.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Not reported.
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Several
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Not reported
Entities outfit type: Yes, shiny.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Human.
Entities head: Almost human-appearing faces.
Entities eyes: Two, large, black.
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: Raspy voice.
Entities actions: Invite witness on board UFO, talk in raspy voice.
Entities/witness interactions: Invite witness on board UFO, talk in raspy voice.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Not a CE3, Psychiatric probable.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Jackson, Mississippi, on late August 1978, at an unknown time, the 28-year old witness encountered a hovering disc shaped object. Under hypnosis he recalled being invited inside by several men wearing shiny clothing, with almost human appearing faces and raspy voice. Later he began to hear voices in his head and had to undergo prolonged psychiatric treatment.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Article by Ramona Cortez, and Don Worley."

Points to consider:

See the List of issues below. The case is so poorly documented as it stands, that almost any explanation is possible, someone's invention, invention by the alleged witness, psychiatric delusions case, rumor etc.

Some ufologists believe that the use of hypnosis is like the use of a "truth serum." It is not. Many ufologists realize this or eventually realized this.

Here, we know nothing on the use of hypnosis. We do not know whether the practitioner was a qualified and neutral medical personal, or an flying saucer buff. We know nothing of the questions asked, if they were directing or not. We do not know how many sessions there was, if they gave coherent results or not, in short, the so-called "hypnotic regression" here worth nothing.

We learn about the alleged witness: "Later he began to hear voices in his head and had to undergo prolonged psychiatric treatment." This gives reason for thinking that all this affair was but a sad story of someone hit by schizophrenia, quite simply. Whereas this appears obvious and that it would have obviously been necessary to document why this would not be the explanation, nothing is given to deny such an explanation.

While some have no problems with UFO occupants looking just like us, I certainly have.

In short: I do find it likely that any life form coming here from some other planet on board aircraft of their own would have arms, legs, a head with eyes, a mouth and so on. A small "extraterrestrial ladybird" for example would be too small to handle fire, thus could not have mastered metallurgy, hence could not have developed something like an aircraft. Most alien life-forms could indeed look like "plants" or "bacteria", but those who would develop a space travel technology would maybe have more or less humanoid features. But certainly, they would not look almost exactly like us. So I would reject this case as an invention or illusion by the alleged witness. And there is no hard evidence to prove me wrong, we only have a single, unnamed witness, and instead of a conscious report, we get "memories" allegedly "recalled" under hypnosis in undocumented conditions.

Ramona Cortez is apparently someone writing on things like "UFO's, ESP, Pyramid Power, and Psychic Phenomena" and "Crop circles".

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe February 1, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not properly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe February 1, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient data. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe February 1, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe February 1, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Witness name not given. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe February 1, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross CE3 classification rests only on hypnosis. Help needed. Opened.
6 Ufology Severe February 1, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Practicioner, method, qualification, date(s), and report on the hypnosis session(s) not known. Help needed. Opened.
7 Ufology Severe February 1, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No investigation report available, short story only. Help needed. Opened.
8 Ufology Severe February 1, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing basic data: no hour, no place, no duration, no distance, no sizes, etc... Help needed. Opened.
9 Ufology Severe February 1, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature and origin of report not known: newspaper, anonymous letter, rumor, investigated case...? Help needed. Opened.
10 Ufology Severe February 1, 2012 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Witness showing signs of psychiatric problems later. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Not a CE3, Psychiatric probable.

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 February 1, 2012 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 1, 2012 First published.

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