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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.

APRIL 1955, DETROIT, MICHIGAN, USA, LEE CHILDERS:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000485
Date of event: April 1955
Earliest report of event:
Delay of report:
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Newspaper.
First certain record by: Ufology book.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
First certain record type: Ufology book.
This file created on: February 10, 2008
This file last updated on: February 10, 2008
Country of event:
State/Department:
Type of location:
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages:
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Small
Entities outfit type: One piece tight fitting
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported.
Entities head: Not reported.
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: None heard.
Entities actions: Came out of UFO, saw witness, went back in, departure.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial beings.
Explanation certainty: None.

Narratives:

[Ref. ct1:] CLEVE TWITCHELL:

In "contactee" Daniel Fry's bulletin, Cleve Twitchell reports on a convention on July 11 and 12, 1959, at the Statler-Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California:

"The convention speakers ranged from contactees and researchers to mediums. They included "old timers" such as Dan Fry, Truman Bethurum, Orfeo Angelucci, Dana Howard, Wayne Aho, Hope Troxell, Mark Probert and Rheinhold Schmidt ; the first local appearances of George King and Dan Alai-tin; a reappearance of Lee "Prince Neasom" Childers; several ministers, Rev. M. S. Mowery, of Tipp City, Ohio; Rev. Mart Norman of British Columbia and Dr. Joseph Larson of Pasadena, Calif.; and many lesser known but equally fine speakers."

[Ref. jk1:] JOHN KEEL:

John Keel indicates that a contactee named Lee Childers claimed he was shot to death by strangers on a city street in the 50', and came back to life thanks to a rejuvenation machine.

[Ref. go1:] GODELIEVE VAN OVERMEIRE:

The Belgian ufologist indicates that in April 1955, in the USA, Leo Childers was said to have had the huge privilege to go on a journey in a spaceship in the shape of a saucer piloted by an Extraterrestrial who told tells he was commander Marcosan.

The source is indicates as being Jean Sider in "Ovni, les envahisseurs démasqués", Ramuel publisher, 1999, page 85.

[Ref. jc1:] JEROME CLARK:

The erudite ufologist indicates that Lee Childers, a baker from Detroit, started to claim in 1958 that he was Prince Neosom, member of the Royal Family of Planet Tythan, located 8.5 light years from Earth.

As Prince Nesosom, he claimed he took the body of Lee Childer when he had died as a newborn baby, and claimed that he could travel to other planets simply by closing his eyes and wishing to get there.

He claimed that the "Men-In-Black" had killed him three times, but he resurected using a rejuvenation machine.

He appeared at the Lon John Nebel radio show in New York in 1958, a radio show devoted to anything paranormal or extraterrestrial, but he managed to get thrown off the air as even the very tolerant Long John Nebel was fed up with his totally ridiculous claims.

In 1958, he abandonned his wife and children, started a relationship with Betty Docker, whom he soon declared to be Pincess Negonna, the wedding and honeyhoom taking place on planet Tythan.

Jerome Clark suggets as further reading about "Prince Neosom": "Chasing the Flying Saucers", by Gray Barker, May 1959, pp 19-43; "Prince or King, He sin't a Spaceman!", by Michael G. Mann, in Saucer News, 7,1 pp5-7, March 1960; and "Prince Neosom, Planet: Tyton (sic)", by D.O. Mapes, self-published in 1959.

[Ref. js1:] JEAN SIDER:

Jean Sider indicates that in 1955, Leo [sic] Childers was said to have had the honor to travel in a flying saucer controlled by an Extraterrestrial who introduced himself as Commander Marcosan. Jean Sider explains that Commander "comes obviously from popular Latin commandare (to entrust, to recommend)," and means "give order", which is odd for a traveller who came from another planet.

He indicates that "Marcosan" is "much more revealing" for it is "probably the deformation of Marchosias" which is the name of an Enochian demon.

From this example and others, he concludes that wheras UFOs are real, they do not come from another planet buit are produced by a "diabolical intelligence."

Il indique comme source la Flying Saucer Review, volume 4, N.6, de novembre - décembre 1958, page 4, un petit article titré : Pie-Maker Flew to Red Planet.

[Ref. fr1:] FRED ROBERT NADIS:

This gentlemen wrote in a PhD dissertation that conventions like that at Giant Rock served as early prototypes of the New Age expositions of today, bringing together health faddists, religious fundamentalists preparing for Armageddon, occultists of various sorts, and flying saucer enthusiasts.

He tells that a bemused journalist attending a flying saucer convention in 1959 reported details such as the exhibition of a prototype flying saucer and "a handsome couple costumed in blue shirts coated with mystic symbols who claimed to be Prince Neasom from the planet Tythan and Princess Negonna, presumably of the same planet, though she had a distinguishable New York accent."

The author indicates that the journalast was Hal Draper, in "Afternoon with the Space People", Harpers, September, 1960, 37-40.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Detroit, Michigan, on April, 1955, at an unknown time, Leo [sic] Childers reported being taken onboard a spacecraft and traveling to Mars, which he found to be a "dead planet", whereas the Moon contained cities, which were raised and lowered within the craters. The alien leader, Commander Marcosan piloted the craft on this occasion and an 8-foot (2.4m) tall crewmember, which held Childers out of the cabin window when he became sick (). This was when they were traveling at 250,000 miles per hour. That didn't put him off, however and he claims a total of twenty-one space journeys, possibly a record.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is Janet and Colin Bord, "Life beyond Planet Earth?".

Points to consider:

Who could believe such stupidities?

May this file help realize those who should need it on what ineptitudes some thesis, popular in the French ufology since the end ot the 90's, are really built on.

List of issues:

Left: Betty Docker and Lee Childers posing as Prince Neosom and Princess Negonna from Planet Thytan.

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe February 10, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

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 February 10, 2008 Creation, [1], [1], [1].
1.0 Patrick Gross February 10, 2008 First published.

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