those of us who are involved in UFO research, Nov. 11
has special significance in the annals of the unexplained.
This year, Nov. 11 will mark the 25th anniversary of the
"CFS Falconbridge UFO Incident."
that morning in 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 that they were followed down the highway by one
of these objects.
offered two explanations for the sightings. First the
now infamous Venus/Jupiter explanation. Then, in 1979,
officials changed the verdict from planets to ice crystals
in the clouds that somehow reflected sunlight and created
images in the sky. But when viewed in the light of the
evidence and the testimony of the witnesses, the explanations
simply don't stand up.
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 by someone at the base; no one ever got
in touch with these witnesses again.
fact is 1999
has been a bumper-crop year for UFO sightings, with 34
individual reports made by highly credible people; many
of whom were highly skeptical of UFOs until their encounter.
In a few weeks, a new year will begin and there is every
reason to believe UFO activity in the Sudbury area will
continue. 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 for Sudbury and