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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.

JANUARY 1955, GIANT ROCK, CALIFORNIA, USA, KELVIN ROWE:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Kelvin Rowe was one the friends of the more famous alleged "contactees" George Adamski and Truman Bethurum.

He came up at the same period of time, when it was fashionable to tell one's trip with sexy ladies from space on board their flying saucers, with the same sort of stories most "contactees" told in books or at the so-called "Giant Rock Interplanetary Spaceship Convention" where the "contactees" crowd used to gather.

Basically, he claimed that he started to hear messages in his head in 1953, that he later said were from the "Guardians of Space". Meeting more or less ordinary people at the Giant Rock convention, he decided that they were inhabitant of other planets coming to Earth in disguise. Many fantasy prone people actually attended the Giant Rock convention claiming more or less openly that they were themselves coming from Venus, Jupiter or other planets!

He later claimed many encounters and flights in spaceships with a "Lady of Pluto" and a "Sister from Jupiter", and told the same sort of amateurish nonsense than other contactees: there are aliens looking just like us residing on all the planets of the solar systems, God is "limited but "The Creator" isn't. Among the great revelations the aliens gave him: planets are on orbits, each planet moves on its own orbit.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000475
Date of event: January 1955
Earliest report of event: January 1955
Delay of report: None.
Witness reported via: Public statements, book.
First alleged record by: N/A.
First certain record by: Witness' book.
First alleged record type: N/A.
First certain record type: Witness' book.
This file created on: February 4, 2008
This file last updated on: February 4, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: California
Type of location: "Contactees" congress and other.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Yes
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: 47
Witnesses types: Man. Forestry employee.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Several.
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Normal
Entities outfit type: Normal and other.
Entities outfit color: Various.
Entities skin color: Normal.
Entities body: Normal.
Entities head: Normal.
Entities eyes: Normal.
Entities mouth: Normal.
Entities nose: Normal.
Entities feet: Normal.
Entities arms: Normal.
Entities fingers: Normal.
Entities fingers number: Normal.
Entities hair: Normal, longer haircut.
Entities voice: Normal.
Entities actions: Visited witness, took him on trips in flying saucers.
Entities/witness interactions: Visited witness, took him on trips in flying saucers.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went with them.
Witness(es) feelings: Not frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Venusians, Plutonians, Jupiterians, Mercurians people.
Explanation category: "Contactee-type" tales.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. jc1:] JEROME CLARK:

The erudite ufologist reports the assertions by Kelvin Rowe, without taking sides.

He tells that Rowe was an acquaintance of the famous "contactees" Adamski and Bethurum, who started to hear voices in his head in 1953, indistinct, that he did not understand, until 1954 when the word "Pluto" resounded three times in his head.

He decided that these voices came from the "Guardians of Space" and mentally asked to meet them.

On April 4, 1955, at the "Interplanetary Space Ships Convention of Giant Rock", Rowe met three normal people, who mentioned a trip he had made with the "contactee" Bethurum, and Rowe decided that they could not know about that and wondered whether they were those Guardians of Space. A message in his head confirmed that to him.

Jerome Clark reports many of this sort of adventures told by Rowe. In 1958, the latter wrote a book and told about his encounter with the "Lady of Pluto", who told him that the contact with the Space People will change Earth science radically, that women are more receptive than men, and when the Space People make contact openly, women of the Earth will be at the head of business and politics, and when this day comes, Rowe will be allowed to leave Earth on board a spaceship.

Rowe tells of his numerous other encounters Space People, which he says are handsome, nicely suntanned, with longer haircut than Earthlings. In addition to the Lady of Pluto, who told that an asteroid will soon pass too close to Earth but her People will divert it to save humanity, he also meets a charming couple from Jupiter.

He would travel many trips in flying saucer, less and less with the "Lady of Pluto" and more and more often with the "Sister from Jupiter."

Jerome Clarke indicates that Kelvin Rowe's book is "A Call at Dawn: A Message From Our Brothers of the Planets Pluto and Jupiter", Understanding Publishing, California, 1958.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Giant Rock, California, in January, 1955, at an unknown time, Kelvin Rowe reportedly encountered "The Lady of Pluto" that was accompanied by a "Space Brother." Rowe as "mettlesome and lovely" described the female alien. She stood 5-feet three inches tall, wore a blouse, jacket and slacks "in contrasting tones of a beautiful, pansy blue similar to royal blues, and a shade of red-wine in a scintillating, deep intensity." He was told that she was the earthly equivalent of a captain on a spacecraft. Rowe supposedly met her again soon after this encounter.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Jerome Clark, Extraordinary Encounters.

[Ref. in1:] ON THE INTERNET:

Subject: The Kelvin Rowe Story. Part 2 of 2. Sept. 28, 2004.

In this part Kelvin tells where these space people are from.

John Winston: Were they silver disk objects?

Kelvin Rowe: Yea they were silver disks. There were about five of them. And there was the one (person) that called my attention to it. His name was Smokey Bullman. He used to be a rodeo rider. He of course was working construction too. He was the one that called my attention to it. That's the first thing I ever saw of the crafts at all or anything near it you know. It wasn't an encounter or anything like that. It was just that we saw them that way. It was after that, that I contacted them when I started working with the forestry.

John Winston: How did you make that contact?

Kelvin Rowe: Well they came to me.

John Winston: Physically walked up to you?

Kelvin Rowe: Yea, they walked up to me. I was in my office there in the forestry and they were the ones that came into the office. Of course they didn't let me know who they were or anything at that time, it was just coming in for like a visit you know.

John Winston: Did they have normal clothes on like normal people?

Kelvin Rowe: They had the same kind of clothes we wear in a sense, our style of clothing and everything. They always came that way.

John Winston: Did they make themselves known at that time?

Kelvin Rowe: No. They didn't at that time.

John Winston: Just talked to you in general terms.

Kelvin Rowe: Yea, but I knew there was something strange about it at first because the way they were talking and the way they were acting, and ah, in the sense that just like they were trying to get a lot of information. My first thing, I thought a foreign country or like Russians or something coming over here investigating what was going on. But that was my first impression of it. But I was kind of skeptical of what they were really out to do.

John Winston: Tell us about how they told you to go somewhere to meet them or go aboard a craft or whatever they did.

Kelvin Rowe: Well, the only thing of it about that, you never knew when they were going to come. They never would make any appointments or anything. They just came to you, and you might be going down the street. They might walk by and you couldn't tell who they were 'cause I mean they looked too much like us. The only thing I noticed, they have ah, their eyes are somewhat different, for some way or another. I can't explain it. But ah, their skin is awful soft, like a fine textured skin, there's no blemishes or anything like that on there. And they don't have any very distinctive marks about their physical self that you could pick out, I mean as far as I could see.

John Winston: Are you allowed to tell us from where they came, what planet?

Kelvin Rowe: Well this is a strange thing. They claim that they come from all different planets in our system, Jupiter and Pluto and Uranus and Mercury and all those. They don't call them as planets, like they said, they have different names for their orbits. They go by orbits, in certain orbits. They claim one planet's in one orbit and the other planet's in the other orbit. They're all in orbits. It would be the same, following the pattern the same, but they're still in orbits. That's the way they expressed it.

John Winston: Okay, tell us about when they invited you out to a certain place to meet them, something like that.

Kelvin Rowe: And of course I was the only personnel on duty at the time. There was an awful large field in fact over in there, an airport over there called Ryan Field, and that's where they first came. And they came in a couple of 'em, there were two men and a woman. We talked a while, wanted to know how things were going, and wanted to know if I would like to see one of the craft. And I told 'em yes I'd like to see one. So we walked out. I guess it was about, oh probably three quarters of a block in a sense away from the field. It was back out in the field quite a bit. 'Course it's all different now. It's all been changed. They've got a lot of different buildings and things over there now. At the time I saw their craft on the ground, now it wasn't exactly sitting on the ground, it was just hovering a little bit.

John Winston: Really? Did you see any tricycle landing gear or anything like that?

Kelvin Rowe: Ah no, I say it was an awful big craft.

John Winston: How big?

Kelvin Rowe: Oh, I'd say it was about somewhere in the neighborhood of around 350 - 400 feet in diameter.

John Winston: Did it look like a saucer sort of?

Kelvin Rowe: Yea, it was all round. It was all round.

John Winston: Was this at night or daytime?

Kelvin Rowe: Night. And whenever we went to go aboard, the craft, it didn't touch the ground, but the craft tilted. And there was a certain place on that flange which you walked. And the doors slid back and forth this way. (He motions horizontally with his hands) That was the first time I was ever on board. (he laughs) I was looking and it was very strange. 'Course I didn't get a chance to go clear through it at that time. There were only two different times that I was on that same craft or the same one. Now these people, I'm telling you, there's more knowledge that we've got to learn yet, than we already know. They know so much. And they've got everything on record almost practically from the time this planet was born, I guess.

John Winston: This planet here?

Kelvin Rowe: Yea, and pretty near most all other planets.

John Winston: Did you ever write any of this stuff down in your notes?

Kelvin Rowe: No I never did, no. Oh, only occasionally I'd write something down when I would get in conversation with them a little when I wouldn't be on board or anything. That seemed to be one of the main reasons to go aboard. Studying. Learning about our own planet and other things that have happened and one thing and another. Because our history of things - of course there's a lot of it correct but there's a lot we don't even know anything about. And they do. And they even have pictures and things of some of the things that went on.

John Winston: Were they moving pictures?

Kelvin Rowe: Like a moving picture. Yea, it was similar, the same thing.

John Winston: Did you get to see some of those?

Kelvin Rowe: Well yes, I saw some of the old jungle parts, and then I saw some of the other planets where they had cities, old cities that were down on our planet here a long time ago.

John Winston: Now lets get into something that may be controversial now. People will believe maybe that you've taken trips and things like that, but what did they teach you in regard to religion and Jesus Christ and Ezekiel and the Star and the Wheel and the Star of Bethlehem and the New Jerusalem. What can you tell me about all that?

Kelvin Rowe: They don't go in any of them that I ever talked to never even mentioned about a religion. They don't believe.

John Winston: Really!?

Kelvin Rowe: No, they don't. They said that religion causes trouble. And there is no such thing as a God other than The Creator. Now an individual can have their own feelings and set up of a God, but when you pronounce and predict a God, that is limiting. There's a limitation to an individual or into a subject or something of that nature, that there's always an end to it. Wherein Creation there is never an end.

John Winston: Yea, well that makes sense.

Kelvin Rowe: I don't understand how they actually could figure that one out, but personally I think they're right in many respects because whenever something happens, it's natural for a person to think of a God, because that's the way we were raised. But regardless what develops from the feeling, or that thing, it never ends regardless, there's always assistance at a later time. You always get help one way or another. Or something happens one way or another.

John Winston: Why are they here?

Kelvin Rowe: Well, the only reason I got was that they were keeping track of the count of our planet because it is deteriorating to a certain degree. It's not of nature, it's of man's doings. Man is creating a condition he can't get out of. And they're having trouble. Now the only thing - they're not going to interfere only in time of a necessity of where the planet is about to be destroyed, or destructiveness of certain elements of it. Now other than that they're going to keep tabs on us, and they think it's a nice place to come to anyway. (John laughs) So it's a visit for them. It's sort of a change in a way.

John Winston: (in studio) Well, that's it friends. What did you think of Kelvin? Did you think the old man was just kind of a crazy person? Do you think that it's just the work of a warped mind, or do you think that it's real?

I don't know. I believe that what he was saying was correct. And I told him that whenever I left, that I would attempt to take the video and show it to the people, and then I would get the questions that the people had after they looked at this video. And I would come back down there again and I would ask him personally what those questions were and if he could he would answer them. Now many times I would ask him questions and if he were trying to just impress me he could've given me certain answers. Like for instance I asked him what other planets that he had gone to. Now if he were trying to just impress me he would've said, "Oh well, I went to this planet, that planet and the other one." But he didn't. He said that he just went near other planets, went near the moon. He didn't stop on any planet. So I think the person was telling the truth. And you've got to realize that this person has lived during the time that George Adamski was out doing his lectures. And Kelvin was familiar with the treatment that Mr. Adamski got. His name was pulled through the mud and everything. So I was talking to this person after it was all over with and he said, "John, you know there's something that happened to me that you would probably think I'm crazy if I told you." Now this was a thing that I'd been told by my teacher, and I knew that this'd happened before. I said well what was it?

He said, "Well on all these trips that I took they finally taught me to walk through a closed door. A regular door of the house. I was trained by them until I could walk through it. And they even took me aboard a craft and they put a metal sheet across an area, say a metal door, and they taught me how to walk through it in the physical form." And (he laughs) I said well my teacher had told me that you had said that before, so it's not too much of a shock to me. I've been taught how to do it in the spiritual or astral form and through astral projection, but I've never been taught how to do it in the physical form. So, maybe if I go back I will ask him a little bit more of an explanation of how he did that. Maybe you'll have some questions, too. And I'll try to take these questions down to him, and if he's feeling good, and if he doesn't die, (he laughs) in the meantime maybe he will be able to answer these. But I didn't tell this to the person but many times whenever I'm inclined to go do a video on people, very soon after that they die. And that has happened quite a few times in the past.

I hope it doesn't happen to him, but he was pretty sick before I came down there. And he had gone to the doctor, his wife had gone to the doctor, and I just barely made it in to talk with him. But he lives in a regular old house with a fence around it protected by pit bulls. (he laughs) And ah, it seems like I run into problems like that, but it just so happened that the pit bulls that were around the house were particularly friendly. So we'll see what we shall see about this. Send in your cards and letters and questions and I'll see you later.

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End of transcript =====

Points to consider:

Undertanding

Left: Understanding Publishing's expo at one of the Giant Rock Interplanetary Spaceship conventions. Understanding Publishing published books by the "contactees" who gathered at that event, and published Kelvin Rowe's book.


Kelvin Rowe

Left: Kelvin Rowe.

As a comment, I want to quote:

"After the historical encounter by Kenneth Arnold close to Mount Rainier, one started once more to talk about other worlds. And once more, people who thought it was wise begun to describe their inhabitants: they were beautiful, of Scandinavian type, blonde hair, tall, with blue eyes, and in addition, "Venusian." And at once came the higher bid. They went to see these handsome aliens. They visited and even piloted their craft. And moreover, somebody ended up claiming: "You see, I, talking to you, confidentially, I am a Venusian myself! you have perhaps though I am an Earthman? Not at all. I come from Venus."

"They then multiplied, sold booklets, were hosted "secretly", received money. And it finished as you could have foreseen: the prison for swindle for some of them, the escape to Mexico or elsewhere for the others."

"This is both a sad and comic story, and it would be wise to put an end to that once and for all."

The man who wrote this didn't write it in 2008, neither in 1988, nor in 1968, but in 1958, whereas Kelvin Rowe's book came out, whereas the "contactees" craze was at it top.

The man who wrote this is not some "vile debunker".

The man who wrote that was a French pioneer of ufology, Aimé Michel, in his book "Flying Saucers and the Straight Line Mystery" ("Mysterieux Objets Célestes"), page 302 of the French Seghers edition.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
None

Evaluation:

"Contactee-type" tales.

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

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0.1 Patrick Gross February 4, 2008 Creation, [jc1], [ar1], [in1].
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