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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.

1947, Southern California, USA, a young girl:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Albert Rosales published in the 2000's as a "humanoid encounter" a story he wound on the "I Was Abducted" website, saying that in Southern California, location not given, in 1947, late in the night, a 5-year-old girl who shared a room with four sisters recalled waking up late in the night to see a female whom she did not know sitting in front of her on her bed.

That woman had something on her head resembling a turban. The girl was startled and began to cry. She looked around and saw that her sisters were mot in the room. She asked for her sisters and the woman who was very calming, said, "Your sisters are not here," but she did not tell her where they were.

The girl was by now hysterical and the strange woman, in apparent attempt to reassure her, took her throughout her house, but instead of walking it felt as if they were floating just above the floor.

Everything appeared normal in the house and she saw the rest of her family sleeping peacefully. Her next recollection was waking up to everything like it should have been. Her sisters were in the room with her, and her brothers were sleeping in the same position she had seen them when she floated around the house with the strange woman.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001814
Date of event: 1947
Earliest report of event: The 2000's.
Delay of report: 5 decades.
Witness reported via: By the Web to the "I Was Abducted" website.
First alleged record by: "I was Abducted" website.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Abduction report website.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: October 31, 2018
This file last updated on: October 31, 2018
Country of event: USA
State/Department: California.
Type of location: In bed in bedroom in Southern California.
Lighting conditions: Night.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 5
Witnesses types: Not reported. young girl.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported. Turban.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Woman.
Entities head: Not reported. Turban.
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: Yes.
Entities actions: Was there, reassured witness, took her floating around the house.
Entities/witness interactions: Reassured witness, took her floating around the house.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported or alien abduction.
Explanation category: Probable hypnagogic hallucination, not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates that in Southern California at an exact location not given, in 1947, late in the night, a 5-year-old witness who shared a room with four sisters recalled waking up one late night to see a female whom she did not know sitting in front of her on her bed.

She had something on her head resembling a turban. The witness was startled and began to cry. She looked around and could see that none of her sisters were in the room. She asked for her sisters and the female who was very calming said, "Your sisters are not here," but did not tell her where they were.

The witness was by now hysterical and the strange woman in apparent attempt to assure her took the witness throughout her house, but instead of walking it felt as if they were floating just above the floor.

Everything appeared normal in the house and she saw the rest of her family sleeping peacefully. Her next recollection was waking up to everything like it should have been. Her sisters were in the room with her. And her brothers were sleeping in the same position she had seen them when she floated around the house with the strange woman.

The source is indicated as http://www.iwasabducted.com/abductionboard

Points to consider:

I first note that there is no connection in this story with either a UFO or any UFO occupant. The childhood memory is that of the appearance of a woman, not an extraterrestrial.

There is no real "abduction" either. The girl is taken to "float" in the house by the woman, she is not taken aboard a UFO.

The rather obvious explanation - but ignored by a large part of the public, and even still ignored by some ufologists - is a hypnagogic hallucination episode. It happens to a good proportion of children, it starts in bed, it ends in bed, because everything happens in a state of sleep with partial awakening, in which ordinary dreams take on an almost "real" feeling. Floating is perfectly ordinary in dreams. The fact of not having an "end" of the experience and of simply finding oneself awake again is also typical of hypnagogic hallucinations.

In fact, I had a first very similar experience in my childhood, in holiday in a hotel: a room maid appeared before me while I was asleep. It was not an "extraterrestrial" since the topic was not in my mind at all then. This allowed me to understand that these experiences give a sensation of "reality" much stronger than the memories of ordinary dreams, though being less "real" than the experiences of the ordinary state of being awake. I am not surprised that people who experienced this have been quite puzzled, or even thought of an "extraterrestrial abduction". Such experiences, of course, have a more "extraterrestrial" coloration in other cases lived "in the bedroom", since this theme is now widely known to the general public. These hypnagogic hallucinations are obviously not the explanation of experiences lived in the waking state, but explain very well a good number of stories of "bedroom visitors" and "alien abductions" at night while the witness sleeps or is falling into sleep or about to wake up.

How and why hypnagogic hallucinations occur can be discovered by reading these references:

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Medium October 31, 2018 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source [iw1] disappeared. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Probable hypnagogic hallucination, not UFO-related.

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 October 31, 2018 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross October 31, 2018 First published.

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