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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:

Ufology catalogues noted that according to a newspaper, one Harvey Keck reported that close to Chicago, Illinois, at the beginning of February 1965, walking along the shore of Lake Michigan at sunrise, he saw a saucer, approximately 6 feet high, resting on four feet.

Close to the saucer was a "5-foot-tall robot or being", stocky, said to be similar to the entity reported by John Reeves shortly before in Florida. The entity had a tanned skin, eyes abnormally set apart, a pointed chin. Its head was in a transparent helmet described as being like a fishbowl.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000690
Date of event: Beginning February 1965
Earliest report of event: February 1965?
Delay of report: Days?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Newspaper.
First certain record by: Ufology catalogue Rosales.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
First certain record type: Ufology catalogue.
This file created on: June 14, 2008
This file last updated on: June 14, 2008
Country of event: USA
State/Department: Illinois
Type of location: Lake shore.
Lighting conditions: Not reported. Sunrise
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Not reported.
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1
Witnesses ages: Not reported. child, adult or aged.
Witnesses types: Not reported. Male.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Humanoid or robot
Entities height: 1.50 meters
Entities outfit type: Not reported. Fishbowl-type helmet.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported. Tanned.
Entities body: Stocky, robot or being.
Entities head: In fishbowl-type helmet. Pointed chin.
Entities eyes: Set wide apart.
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 reported.
Entities actions: Was near landed UFO.
Entities/witness interactions: None reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible hoax.
Explanation certainty: Medium.



Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that near Chicago, Illinois, on early February 1965, at dawn, walking along the shore of Lake Michigan about sunrise, Harvey Keck saw a saucer about 6 ft high resting on a 4-legged landing gear. Near it was a 5 ft "robot or being, stocky in build and similar to the entity reported by Reeves in Florida;" the being's skin was tanned, eyes set far apart, and he had a pointed chin. His head was encased in a glass-domed helmet.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Humcat quoting Newspaper source.

[Ref. ud1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that in early February 1965, at 06:30 a.m., in Chicago, Illinois, USA, walking along the shoreline, males witness H. Keck saw a 6 feet high saucer resting on four legs. Nearby was a 5 feet tall being or robot, wearing a silver and fishbowl helmet, stocky, with eyes far apart, pointed chin, like Reeves saw on 3/2/65. There were four 6 inches imprints.

The source is indicated as Webb, David, HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports; Newspaper Clippings.

Points to consider:

It seems that Harvey Keck stated that his entity was similar to the one reported shortly before by John Reeves. The report by John Reeves was a hoax; that of Harvey Keck can very well be a hoax too, be inspired by the precedent.

The report is very poor in information, the witness age is unknown, we know nothing about him, fundamental data such as the distance of observation or visibility conditions are not given. It seems that the story is only a newspaper story, form an unspecified newspaper, without any checking or investigation.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe June 14, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source not available and not correctly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe June 14, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No investigation report available. Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe June 14, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Single witness case. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe June 14, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No information on witness background. Age not indicated. Help needed. Opened.
5 Ufology Severe June 14, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Insufficient data. What happened after it was seen not indicated, no distance, etc. Help needed. Opened.


Possible hoax.

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 June 14, 2008 Creation, [ar1], [ud1].
1.0 Patrick Gross June 14, 2008 First published.

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