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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.

Early 1930's, Alaska, USA, someone:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

B. J. Booth, the webmaster of the UFO website UFO Casebook, reported on his webiste that he received an email sent on August 14, 2003, by someone who wanted his name withheld and no investigation.

The sender wrote:

"Dear Sir,"

"The included picture was taken by my grandfather in the early 1930s. I scanned the image immediately after he gave it to me last week."

"I wish to remain anonymous since I don't want anything to do with any research or whatever on this."

"I know it looks like an alien or a Bigfoot and I know my grandfather was telling me the truth about him taking this picture. That's why I think it should be in the right hands."

"You are the only one I'm sending this to, so please respect my privacy and don't contact me about this."

"Thanks in advance,"

Yours,

The attached image was:

The image caption reads: "This picture was taken in the early 1930's by my grandfather, who lived in Alaska in those days. He first saw this entity when he was in his car driving towards a lake. He chased the entity up until this point where he made this picture of it. I take him four months to develop the picture since it wasn't easy back in those days to develop a picture, specially in Alaska. I got this pitcure last week, my grandfather died the next day."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001718
Date of event: Early 1930's
Earliest report of event: August 14, 2003
Delay of report: 7 decades.
Witness reported via: Email by the walleged grandson of the witness to UFOCasebook website.
First alleged record by: Email by the walleged grandson of the witness to UFOCasebook website.
First certain record by: UFO website UFO Casebook.
First alleged record type: Email to UFO website.
First certain record type: UFO website.
This file created on: September 16, 2018
This file last updated on: September 16, 2018
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Alaska
Type of location: Forest.
Lighting conditions: Day.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: Uncertain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Adult.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): Yes.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Uncertain.
Entities outfit type: Not visible.
Entities outfit color: N/A or light-colored.
Entities skin color: Light-colored.
Entities body: Humanoid with large head.
Entities head: Large.
Entities eyes: Two, large, dark.
Entities mouth: Not visible.
Entities nose: Not visible.
Entities feet: Not visible.
Entities arms: Two.
Entities fingers: Not visible.
Entities fingers number: Not visible.
Entities hair: None.
Entities voice: None reported.
Entities actions: Was there, fled.
Entities/witness interactions: Feld.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, pursued, photographed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors or hoax. Unknown credibility.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. uc1:] "UFO CASEBOOK" WEBSITE:

Alien Captured on Film in Alaska?

Alaska Alien Picture

[Image caption:] "This picture was taken in the early 1930's by my grandfather, who lived in Alaska in those days. He first saw this entity when he was in his car driving towards a lake. He chased the entity up until this point where he made this picture of it. I take him four months to develop the picture since it wasn't easy back in those days to develop a picture, specially in Alaska. I got this pitcure last week, my grandfather died the next day."

Email sent to UFO Casebook on August 14, 2003


Subj: Photograph taken by my grandfather

Date: 8/14/2003 5:16:28 AM Central Standard Time

From: (name withheld by UFO Casebook)

To: webmaster@ufocasebook.com

File: (293329 bytes)

Dear Sir,

The included picture was taken by my grandfather in the early 1930s. I scanned the image immediately after he gave it to me last week.

I wish to remain anonymous since I don't want anything to do with any research or whatever on this.

I know it looks like an alien or a Bigfoot and I know my grandfather was telling me the truth about him taking this picture. That's why I think it should be in the right hands.

You are the only one I'm sending this to, so please respect my privacy and don't contact me about this.

Thanks in advance,

Yours,

(Name withheld)

The only additional information is contained on the bottom of the full size image, which tells us the following:

The picture was taken in the early 1930s by the sender's grandfather, who lived in Alaska. The entitiy was first seen when the grandfather was on his way to a lake. He chased the entity until he got close enough to take this one picture. It was some four months before the photograph was developed, being in in a remote, sparsely populated area.

The sender received the picture from his grandfather only last week His grandfather died the day after giving him the photo, and relating his story.

To say the least, I was intrigued by this mysterious message. What could this image be? I downloaded it, and after looking at it a few moments, I knew it would be controversial to say the least.

Little did I know that there would be more than one mystery to solve. As I began the task of selecting and cutting the area around the small creature, I thought to myself: "Wouldn't it be something if this was the real thing, even though it may never be proven as such?"

What if this gentleman's grandfather had really filmed a creature from another world, and I was looking at the proof. My excitement was only tempered by the thought of not being able to prove it one way or the other. I would soon be faced, however, with the second mystery.

After doing a couple of trial runs, I was relatively pleased with the results, considering the fact that the scanned image was from a photograph approximately 70 years old.

As I looked through several of the cutouts I had made, I thought maybe I saw something... something else.

The entity's right lower arm/hand region seemed to be obscured; but by what? So I went back to the original scan, and starting working on that particular area. What I finally saw, or thought I saw was a second, even smaller entity.

Is it possible that we had a female with her child? I had done what I could, and the results were inconclusive.

I thought of the many other alleged photos of aliens, and how they were met with much skeptism. In other words, I have no definite answer as to what we are looking at here. It is one of three things:

1) An outright hoax, (someone in a suit) and all their time and effort was wasted.

2) A single unknown being, origin unknown, and we are without a way to go any further toward discovery.

3) Number 2, with two beings.

All is not lost, and just like beauty being in the eye of the beholder, so is the result of what we have here.

One final question remains; Which is more important anyway, the final solution of a mystery, or that mystery remaining alive and well?

(B J Booth)

[Ref. ta1:] "THINK ABOUT IT" WEBSITE:

Date: 1930: Alien captured on film in Alaska

Points to consider:

Once the image and its text were published on UFOCasebook in 2003, it goes without saying, many copies were published on the Internet on "UFO" websites or other websites. None broiught anything more, so I do not give these publications here.

What also goes without saying, I hope, is that there is no particular difficulty in making a false photograph of this kind. On the other hand. I did not find any evidence of fraud and I did not find any later admission of fraud.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe September 16, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial Visitors or hoax. Unknown credibility.

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 September 16, 2018 Création, [uc1], [ta1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 16, 2018 First published.

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