posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 08:02 PM
reply to post by jkrog08
One interesting thing I came across recently is an email that was sent to Discovery Channel after the airing of the first TV special on the event.
I can't remember it word for word now as it was in the book "Canadian UFO Report" by Chris A. Rutkowski and Geoff Dittman, but the gist of it was
An angry viewer claimed they had a family member who shared a hospital room with one of the watchmen at the Shag Harbour Rockweed plant (the crash
supposedly occured in the harbour behind the plant). This watchman claimed that he and two others, on the night of the crash, set off a series of
flares while on duty. He claims that these flares were what was seen falling into the harbour. He never came forward at the time for fear of losing
his job. I have asked around, but no-one I spoke with had any idea who would have been working at the plant in 1967.
Now, some of the reports I have heard do match the description of 4-5 flares falling one after another into the harbour, but the foam cannot be
explained that way. Nor can the reports of a "dark object" seen heading out to sea after the crash.
I have lived all of my 40 years in Shag Harbour and have NEVER heard this claim before, so I was very surprised when I read the email reproduced in
The Shelburne Harbour incident is also very interesting. Howerver, most of what I know regarding this search is from reading reports as I have never
spoken to anyone involved.
One piece of new information that came to light during the Shag Harbour UFO Festival this summer was of the crew of an american airliner that was in
the vicinity of Yarmouth, NS on Oct 4, 1967. Yarmouth is about 50 miles west of Shag Harbour. Apparently, this crew saw something as well but never
came forward until now, mainly because they had never heard the stories of the crash in Shag Harbour. This pretty much rules out flares for me.
Something that amazes me is that to this day, the original witnesses still say they think it was a plane of some kind that crashed.