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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.

1965, GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA, USA, KEVIN JACKSON:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

Kevin Jackson reported by email to an "alien encounters" website that disappeared later that as he was aged 8, in Glen Allen, Virginia, in 1965, at 7 p.m., he was playing with a group of kids in a church.

He looked out the back fire escape door window on the 2nd or 3rd floor and saw, very close to the back of the church, an oval or saucer-shaped UFO about 100 to 150 feet away. The craft was pretty much at eye level with him or maybe slightly higher.

He saw what appeared to be a number of window segments separated by vertical strips that extended about 50 to 60 per cent of the object's width. The object was 15 to 20 feet tall, 30 to 50 feet wide, and it was pretty much occupying the leaf span directly over a 30 to 50 years old oak tree or some similar tree.

From the window portion of the craft, a red light came out and was very close to the top of the tree, so the windows may have been on the underside, but he was not really sure.

He remembered more clearly that the soft red light from the windows silhouetted several human-like figures that appeared to be sitting, doing some slight movements.

He was curious until he saw the movement and then he became frightened.

The craft made no apparent noise that he could hear from inside the church and was hovering very still. He could not tell what color or material the object was, but could see its basic form in the dark.

When he saw the movement inside the object he called another kid to look at it and this other kid saw it too. Finally, he became very frightened and ran into the main church, disrupting the service.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000675
Date of event: 1965
Earliest report of event: 2000?
Delay of report: 35 years?
Witness reported via: Message to website.
First alleged record by: "Alien encounters" website.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: "Alien encounters" website.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: June 2, 2008
This file last updated on: June 2, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Virginia
Type of location: Outside seen from inside church.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1 or 2
Witnesses ages: 8
Witnesses types: Not reported. Young child, male.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: Several
Type of entities: Humanoid
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not visible, silhouettes only.
Entities outfit color: Not visible, silhouettes only.
Entities skin color: Not visible, silhouettes only.
Entities body: Human-looking silhouettes.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not visible, silhouettes only.
Entities mouth: Not visible, silhouettes only.
Entities nose: Not visible, silhouettes only.
Entities feet: Not reported or not visible.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported or not visible.
Entities fingers number: Not reported or not visible.
Entities hair: Not visible, silhouettes only.
Entities voice: None reported.
Entities actions: Are in UFO, slightly moving.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, got other witness, fled.
Witness(es) feelings: Curious then frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Extraterrestrial visitors, helicopter or invention. Insufficient data, insufficient credibility.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Glen Allen, Virginia, in 1965, at 19:00, the witness, Kevin Jackson, an 8-year old child at the time was playing with a group of kids in a local church when he looked out the back fire escape door window on the 2nd or 3rd floor. He saw very close to the back of the church an oval or saucer-shaped UFO about 100-150 feet away. The craft was pretty much at eye level with the witness, perhaps slightly upward. He could see what appeared to be a number of window segments separated by vertical strips that extended about 50-60 per cent of the object's width. The object appeared to be about 15-20 ft tall, and about 30-50 feet wide. It was pretty much occupying the leaf span directly over a 30-50 year old oak tree or similar tree. The window portion of the craft was emanating a red light and was very close to the top of the tree, so the windows may have been on the underside, but the witness could not really be sure. What he could remember more clearly was that the soft red light from the windows silhouetted several human-like figures that appeared to be sitting with some slight movements. He was curious until he saw the movement and then he became frightened. The craft made no apparent noise that he could hear inside and was hovering very still. He could not tell what color or material the object was, but could see its basic form in the dark. When he saw the movement inside the object he remembered grabbing another kid to look at it and he saw it too. When this happened he became very frightened and ran into the main church disrupting the service.

Albert Rosales indicates as source http://www.etcontact.net/newsite

Points to consider:

The source www.etcontact.net/newsite does not exist anymore as of 2008. This website used to publish alleged alien encounters testimonies sent by the readers.

It is a pity that there was apparently no investigation in connection with this sighting report, which from its tone, for what appears in the second hand version, seems me to be rather reasonable and rational. An investigation could have made sure that it was or was not a helicopter.

It is of course to note that the witness was only 8-year-old when it happened, that he reports it decades later, that the report was on a web site that disappeared, that the credibility cannot be guaranteed.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe June 2, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source disappeared. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe June 2, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Case is only a web report, no known investigation of checking. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe June 2, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No available information or evidence allows to discard that it might have been an helicopter. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe June 2, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Witness was 8, making it impossible to talk of reliable or competent observer. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Extraterrestrial visitors, helicopter or invention. Insufficient data, insufficient credibility.

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 June 2, 2008 Creation, [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross June 2, 2008 First published.

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