M. Deschamps - Director
of Terminology and Abbreviations
Ontario, DAILY STAR, 25 August 1952, page 1
Object Found in Woods Blasts Scouter
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (AP) - A deputy sheriff and two Boy
Scouts added details Saturday to a Scoutmaster's story of
his encounter with a strange object in a rural wooded area
last Tuesday night.
They told of scorched grass, strange lights and showers
of sparks in the area where D. S. Desvergers said he was
"blasted by a ball of fire" from the object when
he investigated flashes of light near a country road.
Desvergers, 30, hardware salesman, has described the object
he encountered as shaped "like half a rubber ball,"
about three feet thick at the edge and high enough at the
centre for men to stand erect inside.
He told Palm Beach reporters that he knows what the object
was, but added: "It's better for me not to go any further
for the public good because it might cause panic."
Desvergers reported he was taking three Scouts home Tuesday
night when he stopped to investigate the lights in nearby
woods. He said he was blasted by the ball of fire and overcome.
Deputy Sheriff Mott N. Partin, summoned by the Scouts, said
the hair was singed off Desvergers' arms and three tiny
holes were burned in his cap. He also said he found evidence
of scorched grass where the Scoutmaster said he encountered
The Scouts said the group saw a "big glow-white light
come down out of the sky" and "there were about
six reddish lights around it when it neared the ground."
Bay, Ontario, NUGGET, 4 April 1966, Page 13
touched by youth?
Displays curved burn on hand suffered
in contact with antenna
HAMILTON (CP) - A 13-year-old Hamilton boy has a curved
burn on his hand he claims came from touching the "antenna"
of a soft-glowing "flying ship."
Charles Cozens claims two strange "ships" landed
in a field behind a Hamilton police station Tuesday night.
Constable Arnold Read, summoned to the home after the parents
repeatedly questioned their son before reporting the incident,
verified the three-inch, yellowish burn mark on the boy's
Charles said he ran behind a fence after seeing one "ship"
land, closely followed by another.
He described the objects as "eight feet long, four
feet wide and three feet high with red, blue and green lights
set into the rim and flickering like a computer."
The boy said the objects made a buzzing sound and "lit
up the grass around."
Only one had an antenna, he said.
When he touched the antenna, a flash "of electricity"
occurred, and he received a shock.
Ontario, STAR, 24 May 1967, page 3
'Flying Object' Burned Pattern on Him
WINNIPEG (CP) - Steve Michalak, a 50-year-old mechanic,
insisted Tuesday he saw two strange objects drop from the
sky and that he can "still feel a sort of foul smell
coming from inside me" when he recalls the incident.
Mr. Michalak claims he saw the objects last Saturday near
Falcon Lake, a resort area 75 miles east of here. One of
lost 12 pounds in the last two days and I've been laughed
at but I thought it was my duty to report what I had seen,"
he said at his home.
The objects were described as being about 35 feet long,
eight feet high with a three-foot protrusion on top. While
they bore a surface resemblance to stainless steel, they
gave off a glaring red light.
His son, Mark, 19, said that when the craft took off his
father received burns on his chest. The burns resemble a
pattern, similar to a checker board. "One square has
a number of dots in it while the next one is bare,"
the son said.
The father said he saw a door open on the craft, emitting
a brilliant violet color. There were noises of air hissing
and what sounded like human voices.
When the object took off it disappeared on the horizon within
examined the spot where the craft had settled down and I
couldn't see any prints that might have been left by legs
of any kind. All I saw was a bare spot, circular in shape
with all the leaves and grass removed by the heat, I presume."
Ontario, STAR, 5 November 1973, page 3
'blue bullets' fired at her from UFO
PARRY SOUND - Crew members aboard an unidentified flying
object should be given target practice to increase their
marksmanship, a provincial police spokesman here said.
The comment follows the reported sighting of an unidentified
flying object six miles east of here on Oct. 28 by a woman
who claims shots were fired at her from the UFO.
She also claimed that her telephone line was temporarily
scrambled to keep her from contacting police, the same procedure
taken last year by another UFO she said she saw.
The woman told police the flying object had flashing lights,
red on top and blue on the bottom. She said she tried to
run to a neighbor's house to tell another woman so that
her sighting would be confirmed.
But she said she was prevented from reaching this house
by a beam of bright white light from the UFO which held
While she was paralyzed by the beam, she said they shot
"blue bullets" at her but missed.
weren't very good shots," the police spokesman said.
"They should give them shooting lessons, wherever they
He said this was the first such report he has ever had.
Police declined to release the name of the woman who made
the report, but said the sighting occurred along Highway
518, the connecting road between highways 69 and 11.
Ontario, STAR, 13 November 1973, page 16
family claims 100 m.p.h. chase by UFO
OTTAWA (CP) - A local family says an unidentified flying
object with flashing white lights chased their truck along
a highway at speeds up to 100 miles an hour last week.
Rick Bouchard, 25, his wife Donna, and their three small
children, were returning to Ottawa on Highway 417 Thursday
I noticed these bright lights in my side-view mirror,"
said Mr. Bouchard.
Mr. Bouchard said he drove at speeds up to 100 miles an
hour to escape a 10-foot-wide, oval-shaped object with flashing,
He said the object came within 15 feet of the truck during
the chase and hovered about four feet over the road.
children were petrified," said Mrs. Bouchard.
The object finally disappeared behind trees and the Bouchards
A family friend who drove along the same highway later in
the evening to investigate said he was also chased by a
Ron Hamelin, 19, who works with Mr. Bouchard, said he crossed
lanes on the highway, back-tracked and turned off his lights.
The object disappeared.
know what I saw," he said. "If people don't believe
me, that's tough."
Lake, Ontario, NORTHERN DAILY NEWS, 21 January 1988, page
close encounter with egg-shaped UFO
ADELAIDE (Reuters) - An Australian family has told police
an Unidentified Flying Object lifted up their car and shook
it violently before dropping it back on a country road with
a flattened tire.
The family, a woman and three sons aged 18 to 24, said they
fled into surrounding bushes where they hid until the glowing,
egg-shaped object left the scene early Wednesday morning,
a police spokesman said.
this was happening, the family said their voices were distorted
and it was as if they were talking in slow motion,"
Ontario, STAR, 22 January 1988, page 1
not scoffing at UFO sightings
SYDNEY (AP) - Two groups of Australians reported near simultaneous
encounters with an unidentified flying object and police
said Thursday they're taking the reports seriously.
A family of four said their car was chased by an eggcup-shaped
object along a remote stretch of outback highway, plucked
from the ground and covered in ash Wednesday morning, police
The crew of a tuna boat 50 kilometres away also said they
were buzzed by an unidentified flying object minutes later,
and that their voices became unintelligible as a result.
Faye Knowles, a mother of three, also told police her speech
and that of her sons changed during the encounter along
Police dismissed any suggestion of a hoax.
were a little bit skeptical at first," said Sgt. Jim
Furnell of Ceduna Police in the state of South Australia.
"But after investigating, we are treating the reports
He said forensic scientists will examine the black powdery
ash found inside and outside Knowles' car. She told police
she was driving through the Nullabor Plain from Perth in
Western Australia when she saw a glowing object in her rear
window early Wednesday.
apparently picked the car up off the road, shook it quite
violently and forced the car back with such pressure that
one of the tires was blown," Furnell said.
this was happening the family said their voices were distorted
and it was as if they were talking in slow motion."
He said the crew of a tuna boat could not have known about
the Knowles' experience when they reported a UFO sighting
in the Great Australia Bight, a body of water off the Australian
Keith Basterfield of UFO Research Inc., an international
organization that records such sightings, said if the sighting
is confirmed "it will certainly be the most physical
of encounters ever recorded in Australia."
A spokesman at the Royal Australian Air Force base in Edinburgh
in South Australia said he wasn't aware of any military
aircraft in the area at the time.
clippings courtesy of The Kirkland Lake Northern Daily News,
The North Bay Nugget and The Sudbury Star.