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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:

According to a catalogue by French ufologist Jacques Vallée, on November 8, 1957, at night, in Waterloo, Iowa, Paul Rutledge saw a 16 meters long object flying over his garage, with a bright top part and there were two figures visible inside. There seems to be no other information.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000091
Date of event: November 8, 1957
Earliest report of event: 1969
Delay of report: 12 years.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Ufologist Aimé Michel.
First certain record by: Catalogue by ufologist Jacques Vallée.
First alleged record type: Ufology book.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: January 24, 2007
This file last updated on: January 24, 2007
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Iowa
Type of location: Over garage.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: Uncertain
UFO departure observed: Uncertain
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 2
Type of entities: Not reported.
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
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: Not reported.
Entities actions: Were in UFO.
Entities/witness interactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Not reported.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Insufficient information.
Explanation certainty: High.



In his catalogue of UFO landings, Jacques Vallée indicates that on November 8, 1957, at night, in Waterloo, Iowa, Paul Rutledge saw an 16 meters long object flying over his garage. The top part was bright, and there were two figures visible inside.

Vallée indicates that his source is "M 266."

Points to consider:

In his catalogue, Jacques Vallée generally designates "Aime Michel", a French pioneer of the ufology, when he indicates "M" as source, and "266" would represent the page. However, I could find no mention of this case at this page nor elsewhere in any Aime Michel book. For the time being, I found absolutely no other information about that case.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe January 24, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No original sources found. Help needed. Opened.
2 Data Severe January 24, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Mentioned source apparently not existing. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe January 24, 2007 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Information dramatically insufficient. Help needed. Opened.


Insufficient information.

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

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0.1 Patrick Gross January 24, 2007 Creation, [jv1].
0.2 Patrick Gross January 24, 2007 First published.
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