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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.

1932, High Bridge, New Jersey, USA, Howard Menger:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Howard Menger, born 1922, was a famous US alleged "contactee" who told nonsense all his life.

Yet, his first alleged encounter with aliens appears in few ufology texts as if there was any value in the claims.

One ufology catalog of the 2000's says that near High Bridge, New Jersey, in 1932, in the afternoon, in a quiet wooded area, 10-year-old Howard Menger encountered, sitting on a rock, "the most exquisite woman he had ever seen." She had golden hair and eyes, and wore a shiny nylon-like seamless outfit similar to what a skier would wear. She said, "I have come a long way to see you, Howard... and talk to you." Menger claimed she knew all about him and what his purpose would be on Earth. She told him, he claimed, that her people had been watching him for a long time and "we are contacting our own." (Menger claimed he and his wife were Venusians.) It is claimed the "woman was able to answer questions before he could ask them; she seemed to read all his thoughts. She told him they would meet again and warned of future wars and destructions."

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001635
Date of event: 1932
Earliest report of event: 1959
Delay of report: 27 years.
Witness reported via: His own books.
First alleged record by: His own books.
First certain record by: His own books.
First alleged record type: His own books.
First certain record type: His own books.
This file created on: August 15, 2018
This file last updated on: September 21, 2018
Country of event: USA
State/Department: New Jersey
Type of location: Outside, quiet and woody place, near High Bridge
Lighting conditions: Day.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 10 or 8
Witnesses types: Boy.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: Yes.
Witnesses-approved drawing: Yes.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Normal
Entities outfit type: A translucent "ski outfit".
Entities outfit color: Translucent.
Entities skin color: Normal.
Entities body: Very atractive woman.
Entities head: Normal.
Entities eyes: Normal.
Entities mouth: Normal.
Entities nose: Normal.
Entities feet: Normal.
Entities arms: Normal.
Entities fingers: Normal.
Entities fingers number: 5
Entities hair: Long golden hair.
Entities voice: Speaks English.
Entities actions: Is there.
Entities/witness interactions: Tells witness she came from far to see him and talk to him.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Charmed.
Witness(es) interpretation: Venusian woman.
Explanation category: Tall tale of the "contactee" kind.
Explanation certainty: Certain.

Narratives:

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

9. 1932, New Jersey

At age ten, sign painter Howard Menger claims to have encountered "the most exquisite woman my young eyes had ever beheld." She had golden hair and eyes and wore a shiny, nylonlike seamless outfit similar to what a skier would wear. "I have come a long way to see you, Howard ... and to talk with you." She "knew where I had come from and what my purpose would be on Earth." She said "her people" had been watching him for a long time and "we are contacting our own." The woman "answered questions before I could ask them ... she seemed to know all my thoughts." She was "about my mother's height." She told Howard "of a great change To take place... wasteful wars, torture and destruction would be brought on by misunderstandings of people." Before leaving, she told l him they would meet again and that "they will always be around - watching out for you ... guiding you."

In his several subsequent contacts, he described the aliens as looking "just like we do," except for their dress. They "come from Mars, Saturn, Venus and probably Jupiter." Because they are "our brothers" and "love us," their purpose is to create a higher understanding "so we can help ourselves in preventing any future destruction of our planet." They are vegetarians, and have schools, , cities, factories, and gardens. During a later contact, Menger says he was flown to the moon in a bell-shaped craft, and he saw many buildings and was able to breathe comfortably in the atmosphere.

  • Howard Menger, From Outer Space (New York: Pyramid, 1967), also pubIisned as From Outer Space to You {Clarksburg, W.Va.: Saucerian Press, 1959).

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

1930,

USA, High Bridge, (New Jersey)

Howard Menger, âgé de 8 ans (né le 17 février 1922) observe souvent avec ses camarades, des disques dans le ciel. (suite en 1931, juin-juillet) (Jean-Francis CROLARD: "L'énigme des E.T." - éd. Guy Trédaniel 1995, p. 145)

Howard Menger, 8-year-old (born February 17, 1922) often observes with his friends, discs in the sky. (continued in 1931, June-July) (Jean-Francis CROLARD: "L'énigme des E.T." - Guy Trédaniel publisher 1995, 145)

[Ref. go2:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

1932,

USA, Hogh Bridge (New Jersey)

(cfr: 1930, même lieu, même personne) Howard Menger, âgé de 10 ans, rencontre dans les bois une femme belle et lumineuse qui lui indique sa mission sur terre, lui faisant entrevoir guerres et destructions futures sur notre planète. (suite en 1942, USA, Juarez, nouveau Mexique) (Jean-Francis CROLARD: L'énigme des E.T. - éd. Guy Trédaniel 1995, p. 145) (Mitarbeiter, "Ufo Geheimnisse", Berlin, Januar 1998)

(1930, same place, same person) Howard Menger, 10, meets in the woods a beautiful and luminous woman who tells him his mission on earth, making him see future wars and destructions on our planet. (continued in 1942, USA, Juarez, New Mexico) (Jean-Francis CROLARD: L'énigme des E.T. - Guy Trédaniel pub 1995, 145) (Mitarbeiter, "Ufo Geheimnisse", Berlin, Januar 1998)

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near High Bridge New Jersey, in 1932, in the afternoon, "In a quiet wooded area, 10-year old Howard Menger encountered, sitting on a rock, "the most exquisite woman he had ever seen." She had golden hair and eyes, and wore a shiny nylon-like seamless outfit similar to what a skier would wear. She said, "I have come a long way to see you, Howard…and talk to you." She knew where I had come from and what my purpose would be on Earth. She said her people had been watching him for a long time and "we are contacting our own." The woman was able to answer questions before he could ask them; she seemed to read all his thoughts. She told him they would meet again and warned of future wars and destructions."

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is "Howard Menger, From Outer Space".

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

1932 - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA

1932 15:00

High Bridge, New Jersey, USA

In a quiet wooded area, 10-year old Howard Menger encountered, sitting on a rock, "the most exquisite woman he had ever seen." She had golden hair and eyes, and wore a shiny nylon-like seamless outfit similar to what a skier would wear. She said, "I have come a long way to see you, Howard...and talk to you." She knew where I had come from and what my purpose would be on Earth. She said her people had been watching him for a long time and "we are contacting our own." The woman was able to answer questions before he could ask them; she seemed to read all his thoughts. She told him they would meet again and warned of future wars and destructions.

Hynek rating: CE3

Vallee rating: AN3

The source is indicated as: "Rosales, Albert, Humanoid Sighting Reports Database".

Points to consider:

Howard Menger (Below) was born on February 17, 1922 in the state of New York, USA, who in the manner George Adamski did, made a career by claims of alien contacts.

Howard Menger

Professionally, he entered the United States Army after leaving high school and was attached to the 17th Tank Battalion. Later life he was often employed as a sign painter. He died on February 25, 2009, at the age of 87.

He claimed to have met "Venusians", "Martians", "Saturnians" and "Jupiterians" all his life. When everybody realized that there are no "Venusians" living on Venus, no "Jupiterans" etc., he claimed he had misunderstood where they came from - after having filled two books and given many lectures in which he had repeated this "misunderstanding" repeated after many encounters.

All his claims were totally ridicule.

What Albert Rosales [ar1] listed here was Menger's first alleged "contact", when he was 10-year-ols then and had moved with his parents to the rolling hills of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA. He told about it in two books, "From Outer Space To You" and "The High Bridge Incident".

This so-called CE3 occurred while he was playing in the woods near his home. He came upon a beautiful golden-haired woman, sitting on a rock. He wrote:

[she] "was the most exquisite woman my young eyes had ever beheld! The warm sunlight caught the highlight of her long golden hair as it cascaded around her face and shoulders. The curves of her lovely body were delicately contoured-revealed through the translucent material of [her] clothing... "

And:

"... an incredible wave of warmth, love and physical attraction emanating from her to me."

The woman told him:

"Howard, I have come a long way see you... and talk with you. We are contacting our own."

She explained that when he would grew older, when he could understand their teachings, which would include the knowledge of his purpose on Earth and what would be expected of him as a messenger of the Space People, he would be contacted again...

During a Venusians visit at his home, he had given Venusians fruit juice, he said, because they had forgotten to bring their own food and drink.

A Venusian told him that in ancient times, some men of the Earth had lived for hundreds of years on Earth, because at that time, the Earth's atmosphere was still similar to that of Venus...

In 1956, he began traveling to Venus, among other planets. Sometimes he gets there in two hours, sometimes it starts with a 15-day treatment, the time, he explained, to adujst the body to "a change of polarity and vibratory frequency."

Venus is a paradise, of course, with lakes, forests, flying cars and beautiful cities.

He brings back potatoes that grow on the moon, which he shows to the Press, assuring that "analyzes" have proven that these Moon potatoes have far more protein than any other terrestrial species. The moon has clouds, a breatheable atmosphere, a yellow sky; which he saw himself.

He meets a Saturnian who taught him to play the piano in one day. A piece of music is created; which Mengers release on disk under the title "Music from another planet". He soled the disk at his lectures.

Also in 1956, while he and his followers were at his farm near High Bridge where another contactee, George Van Tassel, was giving a lecture, Menger notices a slim and attractive young woman with whom he falls in love at first sight. He later told that at her sight, he remembered all of a sudden all his past lives as extraterrestrial, that she was the sister of the first Venusian whom he met there in 1932, that they have been in love since hundreds of years since the times he was a "Saturnian spiritual instructor named Sol da Naro" and she was a Venusian. Her real name is not "Marla" and she is obviously not Venusian, she is Connie Weber, recently widowed. They become lovers although Menger is married and has children. Menger will divorce and marry her. In 1958 Connie Weber published a book on their relationship under the name "Marla Baxter", titles "My Saturnine Love."

Example of Menger literature:

"There is a very powerful group of people in the world who are extremely knowledgeable in technology, psychology, and, worst of all, in tele-influence, and who lead prominent people in government positions. This group is related to the Anti-God, it is in some way the instrument of your mythical Demon. They handle not only the inhabitants of this planet but also the inhabitants of Mars, and also other beings who live on our own planet, but of which you have never heard of, beings that until now have been neither observed nor discovered. A kind of underground people. This group has infiltrated religious organizations to deceive your people by their infusing a false conception of the truth that had already circumnavigated our humanity thousands of years ago, they use the credulity and faith of the masses to achieve their goals."

In 1965, while nobody except some crackpots believed him anymore (everyone has understood that the surface temperature on Venus is 400°C and there is no atmosphere on the Moon), he stated on television, that he had actually never met true extraterrestrials, and that all the encounters, including that of High Bridge, were staged by the US secret services to test the psychological reactions of people to possible extraterrestrial visits. With Connie, he retired in Florida and no longer talked about his Venusian friends... until 1991 when he published a new book and returns to his earliest claims, asserting that his encounters with the extraterrestrials were entirely real.

See:

Official website: https://www.howardmenger.com
Howard and Connie Menger on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HowardMenger

Books by Howard Menger (Actually, Connie Menger says she wrote them):

Howard Menger died in 2009.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
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Evaluation:

Tall tale of the "contactee" kind.

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 August 15, 2018 Creation, [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross August 15, 2018 First published.
1.1 Patrick Gross August 24, 2018 Additions [go1], [go2].
1.2 Patrick Gross September 21, 2018 Addition [bh1].

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