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Sightings Across Canada
Ontario, DAILY STAR, 3 July 1947, page 1
SEEING 'EM NOW; FOUR REPORT 'FLYING SAUCER'
Halifax, July 3 (CP) - Whether men of Mars are lobbing some
sort of missiles hasn't been determined, but the appearance
nearby of the "flying saucer" has resulted in
Dr. C. K. Gunn, superintendent of the Dominion Experimental
Fox Farm, at Summerside, P.E.I., his wife and Roland Phillipson,
manager of the Prices Board office in that town, and his
daughter, had a 30-cent view of the airborne wafer they
couldn't identify. All four said they had seen the object
"quite plainly" and described it variously as
"a shapeless object that glistened and gleamed in the
bright sun." It was travelling at a high rate of speed.
At Ottawa, air force experts offered to advance a theory
if somebody would catch a flying saucer and show it to them.
Officials said they knew of no experiments being carried
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 3 July 1947, Page 2
Over Flying Saucers
HALIFAX - (CP) - Whether the men of Mars are lobbing some
sort of missiles at us or whether the stars are scattering
big hunks of dust hasn't been determined but the appearance
of the "flying saucer" in the maritimes has resulted
in considerable speculation.
Dr. C. K. Gunn, superintendent of the dominion experimental
fox farm at Summerside, P.E.I., his wife and Roland Philipson,
manager of the prices board office in that town, and his
daughter, yesterday had a 30-second view of an airborne
wafer they couldn't identify.
They had read stories of the appearance of flying saucers
on the west coast and wondered if there was any connection.
At Ottawa, air force experts were without clues but offered
to advance a theory if somebody would catch a flying saucer
and show it to them. Officials said they know of no experiments
being carried on either at R.C.A.F. bases in the area or
at nearby fields in the United States.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 5 September 1947, Page 1
AERIAL OBJECT SEEN OVER MANITOBA
LAC DU BONNET, MAN. - (CP) - A bomb-shaped, all-metal, balloon-like
airship, 30 - 40 feet long and with steel cables trailing,
drifted over this Manitoba town 50 miles northeast of Winnipeg
yesterday. It bore no identification marks and an airplane
pilot who inspected it said it was at an elevation of 10,800
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 18 October 1947, Page 4
Fiery Ball Reported By Judge North of Winnipeg
WINNIPEG - (CP) - Several members of Winnipeg's legal fraternity,
together with a larger number of laymen, are prepared to
swear that there's something strange swishing through the
skies over the Dauphin marshlands 160 miles northwest of
First person to report seeing the missile was Judge E. J.
Heaney of Winnipeg's juvenile court. He said that while
squatting in a swamp, his eyes searching the still-grey
early morning sky for ducks, he suddenly saw a fiery ball,
green in color and travelling at terrific speed, approach
through the air until it neared the size of a football.
Abruptly it whizzed low to the east, exploded in a shower
of green sparks, and left the sky free for ducks.
The incident also was reported by four Winnipeg lawyers.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 11 March 1950, Page 1
Queer Objects Over Edmonton
EDMONTON - (CP) - More residents have reported seeing mysterious
pear-shaped objects streaking through Edmonton's evening
F. Arnold Richards, a civic employee, Friday, was the first
person to report seeing the flying objects. He said they
appeared to travel faster than jet-propelled airplanes and
"a whitish-bluish" flame, which he "took
to be the exhaust," spurted out from the wide end of
Accounts of other observers tallied with Mr. Richards' description
in time, general appearance and flight direction, but differed
in the number of objects sighted. Mr. Richards said he saw
three; several others said they saw one.
Bay, Ontario, DAILY NUGGET, 23 April 1952, page 3
"Saucer" Observed Again
WINNIPEG - (CP) - A mysterious light, first reported over
Manitoba Monday, was seen whirling across Winnipeg last
Newspaper offices received numerous calls from citizens
who said the sparkling disc kept changing color as it moved
across the evening sky.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 4 December 1952, Page 8
SAUCERS OVER MONTREAL MIGHT BE SANTA
MONTREAL (CP) - Adults might call them flying saucers but
children will probably believe it was Santa Claus on a rehearsal
Two adults and a number of children in different parts of
the city said they saw "four or five" bright shining
objects flitting across the sky, Tuesday.
W. F. Garnahm said he was in central Montreal when he saw
two young boys looking up at the sky. He looked too, and
said "four shiny objects flashed in and out of sight
as they turned in the sunlight."
Garnahm said he has 6,000 flying hours.
sure they weren't planes."
Mrs. Donald MacCallum, shopping with her seven-year-old
son, said she also saw the objects.
Ontario, DAILY STAR, 7 October 1957, page 1
Objects in Sky' Sighted With Naked Eye
(By the Canadian Press)
Canadians hopefully scanned the skies for satellites Sunday
and enthusiastically reported sighting yellow balls, an
orange-gold substance, round objects, streaks and a flitting
But as Russia's two-foot space satellite whizzed monotonously
round and round the earth, there were no confirmed sightings
by scientific bodies anywhere in the nation.
Radiomonitoring was a different proposition. There were
scores of reports from ham operators whose short wave sets
picked up the intermittent "beep" of the baby
moon's transmitter as it sped through its orbit at 18,000
miles an hour at a height of 560 miles.
Capt. Roger Desgagnes, 30-year-old skipper of a St. Lawrence
River freighter, spotted "a round object high in the
air" off Sorel, Que., and said he was sure it was "the
Desgagnes said the object was visible with the naked eye.
He and his brother gazed at it through binoculars but it
disappeared within nine minutes "as it entered a cloud
Muriel Low, a housewife standing near Hedley, said she saw
"a bright spherical ball about 10 minutes to 11."
Others nearby said they saw nothing.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 5 November 1957, Pages 1
Flying Object Seen in Quebec Province
QUEBEC (CP) - Duck hunters of nearby Lauzon, Que., today
reported having seen a red spherical object falling from
the sky, Saturday.
They said it appeared to have fallen into the St. Lawrence
River off Quebec harbor.
The sightings were similar to those of Jacques Hebert, physics
professor of Ottawa University, who reported seeing a rocket-shaped
object falling near Quebec, during the weekend.
Mr. Hebert described the thing as rocket-shaped, with a
long blue body and a red head.
LUBBOCK, Tex. (AP) - A missile engineer reported seeing
a "brilliant colored egg-shaped object" which
stalled autos in New Mexico Monday at about the same time
the U.S. Air Force started an investigation into similar
reports in this and other areas.
Witnesses say a mystery object skipped about the countryside
here and near scientific military bases in New Mexico during
the weekend. The reported sighting startled citizens, peace
officers and servicemen but apparently left no concrete
James Stokes, 45, an engineer from the USAF missile development
centre at Alamogordo, N.M., said 10 autos were stopped on
an isolated desert highway, U.S. 54, between White Sands
proving grounds and Alamogordo Monday.
His description was similar to ones reporting a big ball
of fire in this Texas area during the weekend. A huge, oval
object "nearly as bright as the sun" was reported
Sunday, hovering near bunkers used in the first A-bomb explosion.
Strange lights were also reported near Chicago and in Virginia.
Stokes said occupants of cars saw a strange object flying
toward them from the northeast. He said his auto radio faded
and died, then his engine stopped. Several other cars also
He told a newsman: "It turned and made a pass at the
highway and crossed not more than two miles ahead. As it
passed . . . I could feel a kind of heat wave, like radiation
from a giant sun lamp. But there was no sound. It had no
visible portholes and there was no vapor trail."
I got back to my car and checked the engine, I found it
intact but the battery was steaming. But the engine started
with no difficulty. I called the air force and notified
The object moved very rapidly and its surface looked like
"glowing mother of pearl."
Allan D. Baker of Las Cruces, N.M., reportedly shot pictures
of the object.
Col. Barney Oldfield of the air defence command said "The
object . . . was not picked up by radar. It did not seem
to be traceable."
In Washington Monday, the U.S. Air Force undertook an investigation
of a huge and strangely-lighted mystery object reported
to have flashed over west Texas.
Reports of strange flying objects have been popping up for
years, but this one had the support of a variety of witnesses,
including a sheriff and one of his deputies.
It was variously described as a burning mass, a big light
and an egg-shaped object 200 feet long.
Meanwhile, there were reports on strange things elsewhere.
Three policemen and a fireman in Chicago's suburban Elmwood
Park said they saw a peculiar round glowing thing in the
early-morning sky Monday. They said their car lights appeared
to dim as they kept the prowl car spotlight focused on the
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The coast guard cutter Sebago sighted
an unidentified flying object over the Gulf of Mexico at
5:21 a.m. CST today. The object, seen for about three seconds,
resembled a brilliant planet moving at tremendous speed.
Coast guard headquarters in New Orleans received a radio
message about the sighting. The message did not say exactly
who on board the cutter had seen the object.
But the message said the object had been tracked on the
Sebago's radar screen for 11 minutes before the visual contact
and for 16 minutes afterward. During these periods, the
object darted off the screen every few minutes but soon
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 13 April 1959, Page 1
Object' Baffles Montreal
MONTREAL (CP) - A mysterious object sighted Sunday night
over the RCAF base at nearby St. Hubert, was reported today
to have hovered for several minutes over a playing field
in Montreal=s north end.
Claude Mercier said that he and about 10 of his neighbors
saw the object hovering over a park area, at the intersection
of De Fleurimont and Garnier streets.
looked like a big round balloon, about 10 feet in diameter,
with a yellow light inside," said Mercier in an interview.
"Fiery sparks came from the underside of the object
as it hovered over the field."
was very low and it appeared as though it was going to land.
But after hanging in the air a few minutes, it took off,
rising not vertically, but at a slant and at a terrific
speed. Within two or three minutes, we had lost sight of
it on the horizon."
it rose," he said, "the yellow light inside the
balloon seemed to go out. All that could be seen was a slight
mauvish glow from the object."
He said the sighting was made about 8 p.m., approximately
at the same time as people in suburbs on the south shore
opposite Montreal were reporting a mysterious red light
over the RCAF base.
A spokesman at Air Defence Command in St. Hubert said the
control tower operator there did not see the object. It
did not show on the base's radar.
switchboard operator said she saw a black ball with a red
light on it," said the spokesman. "She said the
ball appeared to be sitting on the moon."
have no official explanation for these phenomena,"
said the spokesman.
Information was gathered on them and forwarded to the Transport
Department in Ottawa. The Department, in turn, passed the
information on to Washington, and from there, it was circulated
to all parts of the world.
The spokesman said that an object similar to the one reported
Sunday night, had been sighted over the base a couple of
months ago. When it was checked out, it was found that what
people had seen was an aircraft with a red light on its
Bay, Ontario, DAILY NUGGET, 14 April 1959, page 1
It Space Craft?
OTTAWA (CP) - A federal radio engineer says an unidentified
object sighted in the sky near St. Hubert, Que., could have
been a space craft.
W. B. Smith, superintendent of radio regulations engineering
for the Transport Department, said Monday, there is no other
explanation for the type of object sighted Sunday night
by Air Force personnel at the St. Hubert Air Station.
The sightings apparently were limited to the Montreal area,
a spokesman at Air Defence Command at nearby St. Hubert
A report on the sightings was to be forwarded to the Transport
Department in Ottawa. From there it would go to Washington
and all parts of the world.
Claude Mercier said he and about 10 of his neighbors saw
it hovering over a park area near their homes in the northeast
end of Montreal.
looked like a big round balloon, about 10 feet in diameter,
with a yellow light inside," he said. "Fiery sparks
came from the underside of the object as it hovered over
He said that after a few minutes it took off "at a
slant and at terrific speed" and disappeared over the
Ontario, STAR, 18 November 1966, page 3
'Fireball' Over Calgary Flying Object
CALGARY (CP) - The director of Calgary's Centennial Planetarium
said today an unidentified flying object seen over the city
Wednesday may have been a fireball or a large meteorite.
Seig Wiser said either might appear to hover - as reported
by persons who sighted the object - depending on the position
in relation to the observer.
He said the sightings Wednesday night came at the height
of a meteor shower.
Harry Scott, 38, spotted a red object about 10 p.m. and
called a neighbor, Albert Bromley. The two men, their wives
and children all watched the object.
came toward us, stopped and hovered for three or four minutes,
then ejected a spurt of flame and moved away out of sight,"
said Mr. Bromley.
don't believe in flying saucers and anyone who does is nuts,"
he said. "But I definitely saw this and God alone knows
what it was."
Less than an hour later, the object was seen again. About
a dozen people in the street watched as it moved toward
them. It hovered briefly before shooting away to the south.
was visible for 15 to 20 minutes the second time it appeared,"
Mr. Scott said. "It looked about as big as a football
about 20 yards away."
He said the object was neither a meteorite nor an aircraft.
Ontario, STAR, 16 October 1967, page 1
Arrowed is an unidentified flying object photographed by
prospector Warren Smith of Calgary in July in southern Alberta.
The RCAF says this is the best UFO picture in its files
and enlargement shows a domed saucer, 40 feet across, with
bluish exhaust and "quite large speed." Also in
Alberta, a forest lookout, Russ Hill, described as reliable
by his colleagues, says he has seen UFOs four times in the
last few weeks and several persons have reported sighting
in the Calgary area.
Ontario, STAR, 16 October 1967, page 26
to Launch Calgary Area Search For Object Seen Falling From
CALGARY (CP) - A spokesman says the RCAF may send a helicopter
to look for whatever-it-is that fell out of whatever-it-was
Whatever-it-was was seen by three prospectors near Nanton,
Alta., and was photographed by one, Warren Smith, 27, of
Sqdn. Ldr. E. G. Chase of Calgary says Mr. Smith's photograph
is the best one yet of an unidentified flying object in
the RCAF files.
Sqdn. Ldr. Chase said enlargement of Mr. Smith's photographs
show a domed, saucer-shaped object about 40 feet across
with a red light on top and what appeared to be bluish exhaust.
One prospector said he saw something fell from the UFO and
the RCAF spokesman said a search may be staged.
The three gold prospectors say the object was seen west
of Nanton, about 50 miles south of Calgary, July 3.
The latest in a series of UFO sightings was reported Thursday
by Nora Tibbs, a High River, Alta., housewife, who says
her car stalled when a UFO circled over it Wednesday night.
She said she was driving on Highway 2 near Aldersyde, 25
miles south of Calgary, when her car lights, radio and motor
Then, she said, she saw a brilliant light she took for the
moon. Then a dark shape, about 1,000 feet up, began to circle
circled around the car four or five times and then went
away. I was just frozen, a real cold, right-to-the-bone
actual chill. I didn't thaw out until noon the next day."
When the UFO disappeared, the car's power returned.
She described the object as oval-shaped with "a kind
of a dome shape" on one side. She thought it vaguely
resembled a dirigible.
Forestry lookout Russ Hill, described as reliable and trustworthy
by his colleagues, has reported four sightings - the latest
Tuesday - about 35 miles west of High River.
On Sept. 18, he says he was awakened by a humming sound
and from his lookout tower saw a reddish object with a green
light which hovered for about three hours before climbing
He said he tried to start his power generators but found
it shorted out. Later, Mr. Hill said, he saw the object
on a nearby plateau.
On Oct. 7 he heard a "throbbing, pulsating sound"
and with field glasses saw a bowl-shaped object, 75 feet
in diameter, sweep down a valley below his forest tower.
He said the lights in his cabin seemed to flicker as the
object passed. It had two light exhaust flames, a green
neon-like ring around it and a dome with a pulsating yellow-green
Ste. Marie, Ontario, STAR, 25 October 1967, Page 6
SAUCER SKETCH - Russel Hill,
an Alberta forest lookout, drew from memory this sketch
of an unidentified flying object which he says hovered near
his forest tower earlier this month. Mr. Hill, described
as reliable by his colleagues, says he has seen UFOs four
times in the last few weeks and several persons have reported
sightings in the Calgary area. He said the UFO in this sketch
had a green light around the rim and a rotating green light
(arrows) in the upper bowl. When it flew off, he said, the
rim light went out, the dome light turned white and four
blue "exhaust" flames came from the rear (left).
Ontario, STAR, 6 November 1967, page 27
Grovue, 30, of Calgary, was singing while walking on a highway
when found by an RCMP patrol car Sunday morning, ending
a three-day search. Grovue had gone into the dense bush
80 miles southwest of Calgary six days earlier hoping to
find an object which he said fell from a UFO. Later, he
was assumed lost in the bush. He apparently did not find
any trace of the fallen object.
Ontario, STAR, 23 January 1969, page 2
Sighting Made in West
EDMONTON (CP) - An unidentified flying object sighted over
Valleyview, Alta., Tuesday night may have been a weather
balloon, a meteorological officer said Wednesday.
Five persons, including three RCMP officers, made the sighting
160 miles north of here and said the silent, red, round
object was visible for about 45 minutes.
object didn't have anything to do with us," said a
Canadian Forces spokesman. "We had no aircraft in the
vicinity, and certainly none that were red and didn't make
Ontario, STAR, 28 October 1974, page 1
boy says 'it took off super fast' of the UFO he saw for
SURREY, B.C. (CP) - An 11-year-old Surrey boy has taken
a picture of what he is convinced is an unidentified flying
just went round and round in a circle, up and down and then
took off super fast in the sky," David Knutsen said
He saw the object Oct. 15 from the kitchen window of his
home in this Vancouver suburb after he noticed two RCMP
officers standing in a parking lot, pointing in the sky
toward the east.
The picture was first on a 20-picture roll and his father,
Harold Knutsen, wouldn't let him develop it until the other
19 pictures were developed. David received the negatives
The picture, taken at 4 p.m. Oct. 15, shows a circular almost-black
object with a sharp but narrow glow around its exterior.
David said there were no distinguishable markings on the
object which he estimates was about 400 feet away.
He said the whole episode lasted about three seconds.
Sgt. Arnold McPherson of the RCMP said Saturday he didn't
know the names of the officers David said he saw.
No UFO reports were filed with the police station and no
one had mentioned any sightings, he said.
David said he had been reading about UFOs but he said the
sighting from his kitchen window was authentic.
wasn't no round airplane, I know that," he said.
A blazing white UFO, described as roaring like a jet aircraft
was reported by an RCMP officer in Turner Valley, Alta.,
just two days before David took his picture.
Ontario, STAR, 15 March 1978, page 37
TAKEN OF UFO
Richard Unot, left, 36, and Jacques Lavoie, 30, both of
île Perrot, near Montreal, hold photographs of an
unidentified flying object they took during a camping trip
in a wooded area 320 kilometres northwest of Montreal Saturday.
One of the men managed to take several photographs of the
oval-shaped object as it skimmed across the dark surface
of a lake in La Verendrye Park before it disappeared. They
reported that a brightly glowing object hurtled out of the
sky and sent them fleeing through the snow in terror. When
it seemed to disappear, they said, they came back and found
it near the lake, hovering silently over the water. They
said it appeared for about 30 seconds.
Ontario, STAR, 2 August 1993, page B10
no laughing matter
MONTREAL (CP) - It seems the Just for Laughs comedy festival
has provided Montrealers with something more than a few
thousand Unidentified Flying Jokes.
Several Montrealers on the streets of suburban St-Laurent
Friday night were convinced that the lights they saw dancing
in the clouds belonged to an Unidentified Flying Object.
They were likely caused by a group of laser spotlights the
festival had set up outside a venue.
But from about 9:30 p.m. Friday until early Saturday morning,
Effie Kouzarra and several residents of her quiet, duplex-lined
street were convinced they were having a close encounter
of the very unusual kind.
know it's a UFO," Kouzarra, 38, said as she stared
up at three glowing white lights doing a slow, circular
dance on the clouds. "I've seen one before, so I believe."
Guillaume St-Sauver, 13, and Tim Brun, 14, were in a nearby
park when people started pointing up at three, sometimes
four lights in the sky just over the street. They ran and
asked Kouzarra to get her Polaroid camera.
took her Polaroid and I was running down the train tracks
trying to follow the lights," St-Sauver said.
a while I was right underneath them. They were all white,
then at one point I saw four red lights under one of them."
freaked out and I started to run like crazy."
But not before he managed to snap four pictures of what
he said were the lights.
Brent Young, 12, said he looked up and "thought it
was just an airplane going in circles."
were going together, combining, then all of a sudden they'd
split apart," said nine-year-old Demo Dritsas.
Funny as it may sound, the Just for Laughs festival may
have something to do with the sightings, festival spokeswoman
Lorraine Jameson said.
the festival, there are searchlights going on St-Denis Street,"
Jameson said Saturday. Under cloud cover, the lights appear
as a bright spot that splits into smaller spots, which circle
the sky before reuniting, she said.
clippings courtesy of The Sault Star, The Timmins Daily
Press, The Kirkland Lake Northern Daily News, The North
Bay Nugget and The Sudbury Star.