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The truth is (still) out there somewhere

Since March, I've received approximately eight UFO reports, four of which were the direct result of projector-type lights being reflected off the clouds at Sudbury Downs where the new casino is located. But the remaining four involve some pretty interesting observations.

• May 6 - Three Sudburians watched as a white light moved from north to south then south to north before disappearing. The sighting lasted 90 minutes. One of the witnesses and a friend had had two previous sightings during late February-early March over and around the Ramsey Lake area.

• April 22 and May 7 - A large triangular pattern of three bright lights moving across the sky in a wide curve is seen on two separate nights by members of the same family, while stargazing with the aid of a telescope.

• June 27 - An acting fire chief and a friend, returning from camp near Mattawa, witnessed an unusual object moving above the treeline, described as triangular in shape with a curved or boomerang-shaped rear. All they saw was the underside of it where there was an array of eight coloured lights, four of which formed a diamond-shaped pattern near the front.

They estimated its distance at less than 200 feet away and about 100 feet above the ground. The object was moving in a south-north direction and there was absolutely no sound coming from it. The sighting lasted between 10 and 15 seconds.

• July 20 - A Dowling resident reported that at around 10:20 pm, he saw a blue light that exploded within seconds of being seen. Half a second later, a large, bright ball of light appeared from nowhere and hung there for a few seconds before vanishing.

In the past few days, it has become more apparent to me that despite having a large number of acquaintances who are UFO eyewitnesses themselves, there are still a lot of people who don't know who I am, or how long I've been dealing with this subject.

Because of this, they are reluctant to report their sightings, perhaps thinking that I'm just some delusional fool who just appeared out of nowhere overnight, doesn't know what he's talking about, and won't believe what they are reporting as UFOs, therefore saying that I am not at all "legit." I take offense to this kind of thinkling.

Many Sudburians are apparently not aware that since 1991, I've been interviewed 28 times by both local and provincial media, including MCTV Today, TVOntario and an appearance on the Camilla Scott Show. Nor are they aware that my name has been mentioned in American publications more than once, both in print and on the Internet. I've also been interviewed on Strange Days, a two-hour UFO program which airs every Sunday evening between 9 and 11 pm via the Internet and shortwave radio and is hosted by two of my colleagues in Toronto.

I can also remind them that since 1974, I've had 16 sightings of my own, so I'm not as skeptical as some people may have pegged me to be.

Since most of the local radio stations no longer do interviews, I've been forced to use the press as a means by which to inform the public of my existence and the work that I have done for the past 22 years in regards to UFOs and Flying Saucers.

My thanks also go out to the staff at Laurentian University's radio station, CKLU 96.7 FM who are gracious enough to give me the opportunity to co-host a live half-hour program on UFOs, which airs locally evey second Friday morning between 9:30 and 10 am.

I suppose I'm partly (if not entirely) responsible for the public's apparent lack of awareness about me or my research. But that's about to change! I plan to give many more lectures on the subject, presenting information about UFOs and Flying Saucers that the public isn't aware of.

For more information, or if you wish to report a sighting, please contact me by dialing 670-2759 or e-mailing me at ufoman@ican.net.

Michel M. Deschamps
UFO Researcher, Sudbury

The Northern Life - August 16, 2000
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