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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.

DECEMBER 1965, NAIROBI, NAIROBI, KENYA, MICHAEL MUDACHI:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

There was apparently an article in the newspaper Nairobi Daily Nation, Nairobi, Kenya, in December 1965, reporting that on December 1965 at night, one Michael Mudachi was sitting in his home near Eastleigh Airport when he saw a point of light approaching from the horizon.

As it neared, he saw it was an elliptical object with transparent windows. It landed vertically and three figures emerged from it, wearing what looked like tall hats. They had human appearance, "seemingly a synthesis of all races." They spoke in an incomprehensible language but were able to make Mudachi understand that they were not hostile and wanted to take his photograph. To get him to agree, they first photographed his brother and someone else, and then they put him on a platform where there was an implement like a birdcage, which emitted a white light, like sunlight.

A powerful ray shot out from a red bulb at the center of this contraption, which hit Mudachi on the chest leaving him spluttering and fighting for breath. Suddenly the beings left without him seeing how. After the incident, he fell into an unusually deep, dreamless sleep. Later he suffered from hallucinations, depression, loss of appetite and general malaise.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-000768
Date of event: December 1965
Earliest report of event: December 1965
Delay of report: Day, weeks?
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Newspaper.
First certain record by: UFO blog.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
First certain record type: UFO blog.
This file created on: July 30, 2008
This file last updated on: July 30, 2008
Country of event: Kenya
State/Department: Nairobi
Type of location: Near airport.
Lighting conditions: Night
UFO observed: Yes
UFO arrival observed: No
UFO departure observed: Yes
UFO/Entity Relation: Certain
Witnesses numbers: 1 to 3
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 3
Type of entities: Human
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported. Tall hats.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported, normal.
Entities head: Not reported, normal.
Entities eyes: Not reported, normal.
Entities mouth: Not reported, normal.
Entities nose: Not reported, normal.
Entities feet: Not reported, normal.
Entities arms: Not reported, normal.
Entities fingers: Not reported, normal.
Entities fingers number: Not reported, normal.
Entities hair: Not reported, normal.
Entities voice: Spoke language not understood by witness.
Entities actions: Came out of UFO, wanted to take a picture of witness.
Entities/witness interactions: Wanted to take a picture of witness.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible confusion, helicopter. Insufficient information.
Explanation certainty: Medium.

Narratives:

[Ref. ag1:] AILEEN GAROUTTE:

Abduction reports from outside of North America show imagery very different from the developing stereotype. One of the earliest non-American semi-abduction reports is an obscure and now forgotten report from Kenya, which appeared in the Nairobi Daily Nation sometime in December 1965. Michael Mudachi was sitting in his home near Eastleigh Airport when he saw a point of light approaching from the horizon. As it neared he saw it was an elliptical object with transparent windows. It landed vertically and three humanoid figures emerged from it, wearing what looked like tall hats.

They had human appearance, seemingly a synthesis of all races. They spoke in an incomprehensible language but were able to make Mudachi understand that they were not hostile and wanted to take his photograph. To get him to agree they first photographed his brother and another witness, then they put him on a platform where there was an implement like a birdcage which emitted a white light, like sunlight. A powerful ray shot out from a red bulb at the center of the contraption which hit Mudachi on the chest leaving him spluttering and fighting for breath. Suddenly the beings left without him seeing how. After the incident he fell into an unusually deep, dreamless sleep. Later he suffered from hallucinations, depression, loss of appetite and general malaise.

[Ref. ar1:] ALBERT ROSALES:

Albert Rosales indicates in his catalogue that in Nairobi, Kenya, on December 1965 at night, Michael Mudachi was sitting in his home near Eastleigh Airport when he saw a point of light approaching from the horizon. As it neared he saw it was an elliptical object with transparent windows. It landed vertically and three humanoid figures emerged from it, wearing what looked like tall hats. They had human appearance, seemingly a synthesis of all races. They spoke in an incomprehensible language but were able to make Mudachi understand that they were not hostile and wanted to take his photograph. To get him to agree they first photographed his brother and another witness, and then they put him on a platform where there was an implement like a birdcage, which emitted a white light, like sunlight. A powerful ray shot out from a red bulb at the center of this contraption, which hit Mudachi on the chest leaving him spluttering and fighting for breath. Suddenly the beings left without him seeing how. After the incident he fell into an unusually deep, dreamless sleep. Later he suffered from hallucinations, depression, loss of appetite and general malaise.

Albert Rosales indicates as source Peter Rogerson, quoting Kenyan news sources.

Points to consider:

Reading the report, second or third hand, I could quite imagine that Mr. Mudachi, about whom we are told nothing, was perhaps a person who had very little contact with the context of modern city life and the airport, planes, helicopters, who simply shocked by these people - described as human - wanting to take a photograph, apparently with the flash. It is very possible that this resulted in a story told from people to people, becoming incomprehensible, then entering the newspaper.

Such a scenario is not inevitably the correct one; but in this matter, it would have been necessary to check by an investigation what really happened, and all we have is a newspaper article according to indirect sources, not a checked and investigated case.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
1 Data Severe July 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Primary source missing and incorrectly referenced. Help needed. Opened.
2 Ufology Severe July 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Nature of story unknown: rumor, anonymous letter, reader's letter...? Help needed. Opened.
3 Ufology Severe July 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross No sign that the story was checked or investigated. Help needed. Opened.
4 Ufology Severe July 30, 2008 Patrick Gross Patrick Gross Age not reported; witness might have been a child. Help needed. Opened.

Evaluation:

Possible confusion, helicopter. 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 July 30, 2008 Creation, [ag1], [ar1].
1.0 Patrick Gross July 30, 2008 First published.

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