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UFO Anniversary

For 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."

On 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.

Authorities 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.

This 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.

The 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!

If 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: ufoman@ican.net. Confidentiality is assured.

Michel M. Deschamps
MUFON Provincial Section Director for Sudbury and
UFO Researcher/Historian

The Northern Life - November 17, 1999
 
 
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