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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.

JUNE 2, 1964, NEAR GATESHEAD, DURHAM, U-K., DAVID WILSON AND OTHER KIDS:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

According to an article by a British ufologist in the magazine of the sensationalist American author Ray Palmer, on May 31, 1964, at 11:35 p.m., the Bell family, of Leam Lane, Gateshead, Durham, England, saw three luminous flashes in egg shapes passing through the sky in the East-West, each visible during approximately 3 seconds.

Many neighbors are said to have been awaked by a strange humming noise which started at 00:30 a.m. the same night and lasted 30 minutes. A neighbor described this noise as being "like a swarm of bees, but approximately twenty times louder."

Keith Bell, aged 13, wondered whether this was related to a silver disc that he had seen above the farm around midday on May 28, 1964.

On June 2, 1964, David Wilson, 14 years old, went by Leam Lane Farm at 05:30 p.m. and noticed a group of roughly ten "children" who stood within approximately twenty meters of him on a haystack. He approached them within 30 meters or so and saw human beings of a size of six or eight feet and half which stood two by two on the haystack. They were in green costumes, with "hands that seemed to be like lit electric bulbs." They were digging through the haystack as if they were looking for something.

Other children in the sector also claimed to have seen these humanoids. A young girl said that their chief "was dressed in black and carried a stick with pink lines." Another girl allegedly saw one of the humanoids sitting on the roof of a barn. Other children claimed that they had observed a dwarf who was riding on the back of a cow. A girl observed a circular silver object of the size of a car take off in a rotational movement and releasing an orange gleam.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000073
Date of event: June 2, 1964
Earliest report of event: December, 1964
Delay of report: 6 months
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufologist in Ray Palmer publication.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue.
First alleged record type: Sensationalist magazine.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: December 8, 2006
This file last updated on: December 8, 2006
Country of event: U-K
State/Department: Durham
Type of location: Open country
Lighting conditions: Daytime
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None.
Witnesses numbers: Several, contradictory
Witnesses ages: 14, kids
Witnesses types: Kids.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 10 or so
Type of entities: Humanoid or human
Entities height: Normal or tall
Entities outfit type: Suits
Entities outfit color: Green.
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: Hands like lit electric bulb.
Entities fingers number: None.
Entities hair: None.
Entities voice: Not known.
Entities actions: Stood near and/or on a haystack.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Kids telling stories. Insufficient information.
Explanation certainty: None.

Narratives:

[Ref. jv1:] JACQUES VALLEE:

In his UFO landing case listing, Vallée indicates that on June 2, 1964, 05:30 p.m. at Leam Lane, England, David Wilson, aged 14, was going to get some straw for his rabbits when he stopped with other children to observe half-a-dozen dwarfs, about 80 cm tall, dressed in bright green, and having hands lighted "like electric bulbs," who seemed to be searching for something. Another child later reported that she had seen a silvery disk-shaped object, the size of a car, take off from the same location. Vallée indicates as source "FS Dec.64".

[Ref. cc1:] JEROME CLARK AND LOREN COLEMAN:

The authors indicate that the event seems to have started on May 31, 1964, at 11:35 p.m.. The Bell family, of Leam Lane, Gateshead, Durham, saw three egg-shaped luminous flashes passing across the sky from east to west, visible for about 3 seconds each. It appeared that many neighbors were kept awake by a strange humming noise which began at 12:30 a.m. the same night and lasted 30 minutes. A neighbor described that sound as being "like a swarm of bees, but about twenty times louder."

Keith Bell, aged 13, wondered if this was related to a silvery disc he had seen above the farm around noon on May 28th.

On June 2, 1964, David Wilson aged 14, was passing by Learn Lane Farm at 05:30 p.m. and noticed a group of approximately ten "children" who stood about twenty meters from a haystack. David Wilson approached to within a 30 meters of so of these "children" and saw six or eight half feet tall human beings that stood two to two on top of the haystack. They were in green suits, with "hands that seemed to be like lighted electric bulbs." They were digging through the haystack as if looking for something.

Other children in the area also reported seeing these humanoids. A little girl said their leader was "dressed in black and carried a baton with pink stripes." Another girl allegedly saw one of the humanoids sitting on the roof of a barn. Other children claimed that they had watched a dwarf riding on the back of a cow. One girl observed a circular silvery object the size of a car take off from the ground in a spinning motion and give off an orange glow.

Points to consider:

The original source is the only one that matters here, since all other sources are simply quoting from it and not providing additional information. The original source is of the most unreliable kind, a US sensationalist magazine by the famous Ray Palmer, USA. This source is of course rather a collector's item and I do not have it. Here is a scan of the cover:

The author of the article was Harry Lord, a member of the Tynedale UFO Society who thought flying saucers come from Mars and used to predict forthcoming saucer flaps at each opposition of Mars.

I do not have more information and I do not feel comfortable giving much credence to the story, which is not deprived of contradictions.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Medium December 8, 2006 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Missing the original source by Harry Lord. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe December 8, 2006 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Kids' story vague and contradictory. - -

Evaluation:

Kids telling stories. Insufficient information.

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 December 8, 2006 Creation, [jv1], [cc1].
0.2 Patrick Gross December 8, 2006 First published.

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