of the day
Canadian recognizes Nov. 11th as a day set aside to remember
those who fought and died in past wars, giving their lives
for freedom. For those of us who are involved in UFO research,
this date has special significance in the annals of the
unexplained. This year, Nov. 11 marks the 25th anniversary
of the CFS Falconbridge UFO Incident.
the morning of Nov. 11, 1975, four unidentified targets
were picked up on radar by military personnel at the Canadian
Forces Station Falconbridge and witnessed by several observers,
including OPP and regional police officers. Some folks
reported they were followed down the highway by one of
offered two explanations for the sightings: first the
now infamous Venus/Jupiter explanation; then, in 1979,
they changed that to ice crystals in the clouds that somehow
reflected sunlight and created images in the sky. When
viewed in the light of the evidence and the testimony
of the witnesses, the explanations simply don't stand
event is known throughout the world, having been mentioned
in numerous books; it is considered to be one of the best
radar/visual UFO cases on record. But it is not the only
one. I've heard many reports where a local resident would
call the radar base to report unusual lights in the sky
and in turn, were told by base personnel that the objects
were already being tracked on radar for the past half-hour!
The witnesses would then be told that they would be contacted
at a later date. No one ever got in touch with them again.
the abandoned buildings that make up the radar installation
stand as a silent reminder of the military activity that
took place there on a daily basis, and more specifically,
on Nov. 11, 1975.
another note, 1999 has been a bumper crop year for UFO
sightings, with 34 individual reports made by highly credible
people; some of these folks were absolutely skeptical
of UFOs until their encounter. My best advice to you all:
Watch the skies!
you or anyone you know has any information about this
or any other cases, please contact me by dialing (705)
670-2759 or e-mailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Confidentiality
MUFON Provincial Section Director