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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 1, 1980, LUCKY POINT, INDIANA, USA A DEPUTY SHERIFF:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Ufologists of the local group UPRO recorded that on November 1, 1980, at about 09:00 p.m. at Lucky Point, Indiana, USA, a deputy sheriff on routine patrol stopped to stretch his legs, and was standing next to his car looking over its, when he noticed an object he described as a "black triangle" about two hundred feet away, tilted at an angle.

The craft was about one hundred feet on a side and had large windows through which five humanoid figures were visible from the waist up. These figures had large heads, thin necks, and slim bodies. They were seen in silhouette, so no other features could be distinguished.

While the deputy watched them in amazement, he received what he described as a telepathic communication, "Why do you hate Iranians?" He thought to himself that he does not hate anyone.

Then, a figure on each end turned toward the center and faced the other three figures. As they did the object took off and was out of sight in seconds.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000386
Date of event: November 1, 1980
Earliest report of event: 1986?
Delay of report: 6 years?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Local ufologists.
First certain record by: Local newspaper.
First alleged record type: Local ufologists.
First certain record type: Local newspaper.
This file created on: November 30, 2007
This file last updated on: November 30, 2007
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Indiana
Type of location: Outside from road.
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. Adult.
Witnesses types: Deputy sheriff.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 5
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not visible.
Entities outfit color: Not visible.
Entities skin color: Not visible.
Entities body: Thin.
Entities head: Large, thin neck.
Entities eyes: Not visible.
Entities mouth: Not visible.
Entities nose: Not visible.
Entities feet: Not visible.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not visible.
Entities fingers number: Not visible.
Entities hair: Not visible.
Entities voice: None heard. Telepathy.
Entities actions: Are in UFO, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: Ask by telepathy why hate Iranians.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors.
Explanation certainty: Low.

Narratives:

[Ref. sc1:] VINCENNES SUN-COMMERCIAL:

Locals Learn Knox County Has UFO 'Hot Spot'

A Knox County site has been a "hot spot" for UFO sightings during the last 12 years, according to the Mutual UFO Network Inc. "Lucky Point," located about 12 miles southeast of Vincennes on the White River flood plain, has been the site of between 50 and 100 sightings during the past two decades.

UFOs, or unidentified flying objects (a phrase coined by a government information officer in the early 1950s) were the focal point of a MUFON symposium held here Saturday afternoon at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The symposium, called "UFO's Are Real" was attended by about 20 enthusiasts, from as far away as Louisville, Ky.

The symposium was held as part of MUFON's observance of the second annual National UFO Information Week, Aug. 10-17.

Jerry L. Sievers, 140 Ramsey Road, is the assistant state director of MUFON. Sievers talked about several of the "Lucky Point" phenomena, which include cattle mutilation, the sighting of a huge, hairy "being," and the sighting by a Knox County Sheriff's Department deputy of a large, triangular UFO containing "slender" beings with large heads.

Lucky Point, so named for the abundance of deer in the area, not the abundance of UFOs, is a White River Peninsula. MUFON has recorded nearly 100 sightings in that area alone in the last 10 to 15 years, and many other sightings have gone unreported because they are so similar to existing reports, or because the residents have grown accustomed to the oddities, Sievers said.

Many of the sightings are of nocturnal lights, moving in the sky. Some are more unusual.

Sievers told of a farmer who sighted several of these lights. One orange ball of light hovered over his cattle pen. The next day, the farmer found one of his calves dead, with a precision, egg-shaped incision in its head. The calf's brain had been surgically removed from its head. According to the report, a veterinarian said he couldn't have done a neater job in his lab.

A second report came from a man who had stopped his car in the Lucky Point area to check on the "quaking poles"--a group of five power poles in the area that vibrate violently from time to time--when his car was approached from behind by a huge, fur-covered being with glowing red eyes.

Kerry Dean Teverbaugh, Monroe City, is a MUFON state section director for Vigo and Clay counties. He said the poles have been studied and researched by dozens of experts, and no explanation for the "quaking poles" has been put forth.

The third, and strangest, Lucky Point example came from a report given to Teverbaugh by a sheriff's department deputy. In November 1984, the county policeman had stopped in the area to stretch his legs, when he saw a "large, black triangle, 100 feet on a side, less than 200 feet away."

He also said he saw small, slender beings with large heads peering from windows of the "ship." The report also said the beings communicated with the deputy telepathically.

Teverbaugh said Indiana MUFON members at first thought the black triangle was a unique sighting, but they later learned there have been many similar sightings across the U.S.

Sievers and Teverbaugh used to teach a class at Vincennes University on unexplained phenomena. They used to tell students that if they spent five nights in the Lucky Point area, they would see something they could not explain. To their knowledge, no one has proved them wrong.

The primary purpose of the symposium, and of MUFON, according to Francis L. Ridge, the state director of MUFON, is to exchange information and to improve communication channels. He said last year's symposium and UFO Information Week, resulted in 30 UFO reports of both old and new sightings. "Hollywood theatrics" and skeptics have made MUFON attempts to study and investigate the UFO phenomenon difficult, but, he said, times are changing.

MUFON urges anyone who has seen a UFO, or knows of someone who has, to contact them. MUFON members are trained in investigation techniques before they become field investigators.

Anyone with questions about MUFON, or information on UFO's, may call Sievers, the local MUFON representative and assistant director, at (812) 882-1862. Ridge, Mount Vernon, may be reached at (812) 838-3120.

[Ref. fr1:] FRANCIS L. RIDGE:

Francis Ridge indicates that on November 1, 1980, at about 09:00 p.m. at Lucky Point, Indiana, a deputy sheriff on routine patrol stopped to stretch his legs. He was standing next to his car looking over the top of the cruiser when he noticed a "black triangle" about two hundred feet away and tilted at an angle. The craft was about one hundred feet on a side and had large windows through which five humanoid figures were visible from the waist up. These figures had large heads, thin necks, and slim bodies. The figures were seen in silhouette and no other features could be distinguished. While the deputy watched them in amazement, he received what he described as a telepathic communication, "Why do you hate Iranians?" He thought to himself, "I don't hate anybody." Then, a figure on each end turned toward the center and faced the other three figures. As they did the object took off and was out of sight in seconds.

Francis Ridge indicates that the source is the UPRO file.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Lucky Point, Indiana, on November 1, 1980, at 09:00 p.m., a deputy sheriff on routine patrol had stopped to rest and was standing next to his police vehicle when he noticed a large black triangular shaped craft hovering at an angle about 200 feet away. The craft had large windows on its side and five humanoid figures could be seen standing inside from the waist up. The beings were gray colored with large heads, slim necks and slim bodies. No other features could be seen. As the witness stood watching in amazement he apparently received a telepathic message, "Why do you hate the Iranians?" it asked. He thought to himself that he did not hate anybody. At that moment one of the figures turned and faced the others, as this happened the object suddenly shot up and disappeared at high speed.

Rosales indicates that the source is Francis L. Ridge, Regional Encounters The FC Files.

Points to consider:

The Indiana MUFON website is at: indianamufon.homestead.com/organization.html

UPRO, The Unexplained Phenomena Research, was founded by local field ufologists Jerry L. Sievers and Kerry Teverbaugh.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe November 30, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing probable field investigation report. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe November 30, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single, anonymous witness. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors.

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 30, 2007 Creation, [sc1], [fr1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross November 30, 2007 First published.

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