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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.


Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

After the famous incident of "little men" of Kelly near Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA, much publicized in the newspaper, other incidents were reported, including in several suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio, among those Camp Washington, where on August 26, 1955 in the evening, a child would have entered a state of hysteria after having seen what he said was a "green man" looking inside at the window of his home.

The police did arrest one Albert Snapp, aged 15, who, clad in underwear dyed in green, admitted that he had fun frightening his Cumminsville neighbors, but he denied that also did his masquerade in Camp Washington.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000592
Date of event: August 26, 1955
Earliest report of event: August 27, 1955?
Delay of report: Day?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Local newspaper.
First certain record by: Ufology book Stringfield.
First alleged record type: Local newspaper.
First certain record type: Ufology book.
This file created on: March 27, 2008
This file last updated on: March 27, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Ohio
Type of location: Behind window seen fron inside home.
Lighting conditions: Not reported, evening.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: No
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. Child.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Child.
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.
Entities outfit color: Not reported or green.
Entities skin color: Not reported or green.
Entities body: Not reported. Man.
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: Was behind the window.
Entities/witness interactions: None.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed, went hysteric.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible prank. No reliability.
Explanation certainty: High.



The ufologist indicates that after the first "little men" incident that alarmed the population on August 21, 1955 in Kelly, near Hopkinsville, Kentucky; which was covered by the news-wires, the little creatures dropped in the Cincinnati area like a plague, infesting several communities, among those Camp Washington.

At the the height of the furore, the police arrested 15 year-old Albert Snapp, who, clad in long-handled green-dyed underwear, admitted having fun in Cumminsville scaring his neighbors but denied that he caused the other cases.


The author indicates that while the press had fun with incident of Hopkinsville, the little beings spread in Cincinatti, including a case in Camp Washington.

At the height of the furore, the police force arresed a 15-year old boy who confessed he had fun to frightening his neighbors of Cumminsville, having painted its jeans in green, ut he denied to be the cause of the other cases.


Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Camp Washington, Ohio, on August 26, 1955, in the evening, a child reported went into hysterics after seeing what he described as a "green man" looking into the window of his house. No other information.

Albert Rosales indicates that the source is UFOCAT, quoting Newspaper clips.


Donald Johnson indicates that on August 26, 1955, there were three reports of unusual humanoids in Ohio, including one from Franklin County, where a child with the last name Perry, in Camp Washington, Ohio was reported in hysterics after seeing a "green man" at the window in the evening.

The sources are indicated as David F. Webb and Ted Bloecher, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, and other sources: Cincinnati Times-Star, August 27, 1955; Leonard H. Stringfield, Inside Saucer Post...3-0 Blue, p. 63, without specification of which of the three case they apply.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

This website indicates that on August 26, 1955 at 08:00 p.m., in Camp Washington, Washington, USA, aA child reported went into hysterics after seeing what he described as a "green man" looking into the window of his house. No other information.

The source is indicated by a link pointing at a non-existant web page.

Points to consider:

There is no UFO in this meager story of a "green" man behind a window. The witness is a child whose age is not even known, and obviously no ufological investigation was carried out on what could have been an ordinary prank inspired by the craze of the "little green men" at that time after the Kelly incident of - in which the creatures were not green, but became green by the litterary invention of an amused journalist.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe March 27, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and uncertain - "Cincinnatti Enquirer" for August 27, 1955? Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe March 27, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign of ufological investigation or any investigation. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe March 27, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross At least one prankster disguised as "green man" in the area. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe March 27, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness, not named, a child whose age is not indicated. Help needed. Opened.


Possible prank. No reliability.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:


Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross March 27, 2008 Creation, [ls1], [ls2], [ar1], [dj1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross March 27, 2008 First published.

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