Hynek Classification: CE1
This is a great case I want to present to everyone. This case involves over 30 eyewitnesses and plenty of documentation of what appears to be a
UFO that appeared over the Klondike Highway in the Yukon Territory of Canada on December 11th, 1996. If you already know of this case
then feel free to add anything of value, I am going to try and cover everything though.
This incident took place in three separate towns along the
134 mile length of the Klondike Highway in Yukon Territory, Canada. The reported size of the semi-spherical UFO is over a mile in diameter
bigger than a football stadium. Again, there were over 30 witnesses(22 interviewed so far) to this unbelievable event which all concurred on the size
of the craft, as well the shape, and all other important facts. Before I start I would like to give courtesy and thanks to the site
and the investigator Martin Jasek, for extensively documenting this case in the way ALL
UFO cases should be done.
1. Fox Lake
2. Pelly Crossing
3. Carmack Village
4. The Investigation
5. Alternate Explanations, Official Conclusion, and My Conclusions
(All images courtesy of ufobc.ca and Martin Jasek)
Map showing location of sightings courtesy of ufobc.ca
1. Fox Lake
This region probably contains the best testimony. It consists of 6 witness reports of a saucer-like UFO ranging in size from just under to just over a
mile in diameter. The witnesses requested anonymity so they are referred to as “FOX” with a number. This whole Fox Lake incident starts at about 8
PM local time with the first witness “FOX1” driving on Klondike Highway along Fox Lake when he notices a light illuminating a long smooth surface.
This witness also states that he saw a group of “rectangular lights moving over a hill to the east”.
Some sketches of what FOX1 saw:
Witnesses FOX2 and FOX3 were traveling along the highway(in two separate vehicles) about a half hour later (8:30 PM) and witnessed a huge UFO hovering
over the frozen Fox Lake, obviously they immediately stopped their vehicles to further investigate the anomaly. Within minutes the UFO was almost
directly over FOX2, the UFOs size was enormous. The UFO continued to drift towards and eventually behind the hill where it disappeared from view. Here
are the witness drawings:
(Witness drawing, notice the size of the UFO compared to the lake)
(Witness drawing of motion of lights under craft)
Near the same time that FOX 2 and 3 were observing this event FOX 4 and 5 (same vehicle) saw it as well from the southern end of the lake. They stated
they saw many rows of lights slowly moving across the lake. They also stated that because they had a 2 year old child in the back seat they feared for
the safety the child so continued about their way rather quickly. Here are their sketches:
(Stated object was 500-750 meters in length, this is in accordance with reports of the diameter of the craft)
(Witness comparison of UFO size to frames of reference)
A few minutes later, when FOX4 and FOX5 were passing the Fox Lake campground, they passed by two vehicles that were pulled over with two men
outside looking up at the sky. They turned around and pulled over to talk to them. It was FOX2 and FOX3 carrying on a lively discussion, "What the
‘heck’ was that?" After a few minutes FOX4 and FOX5 left and eventually stopped at Braeburn Lodge about 34 km (21 miles) further up the highway.
FOX4 walked into the lodge and said to Steve Watson, the lodge owner "Steve, I really need a coffee!" Steve replied "Oh, you must have seen what
FOX1 saw?" In fact FOX4 recalled seeing FOX1 leaving Braeburn Lodge just as they got there.
On the sixth Fox Lake witness:
There was also a 6th witness to the Fox Lake sighting but it is unclear what time she had driven through the area. FOX6 was driving in the
vicinity of Fox Lake when she noticed a glow on her dashboard that could not be accounted for by the interior illumination of her vehicle. She leaned
forward to look up through her windshield and observed a large arrangement of multi colored lights. The interior lights in her car started to go dim
and the music from her tape deck slowed down.
2. Pelly Crossing
(Witnesses known as “PEL”)
Around 8:30-9:00 PM, 2 hours drive north the town of Pelly Crossing were seeing this massive UFO as well. “PEL1”( Don Trudeau) was outside just
northeast of Pelly when he saw a large row of lights come over the hill. When PEL1 pointed his flashlight at the craft the UFO accelerated speed
directly towards him, until PEL1 covered the light with his hand, at which point the UFO came to a rest about 300 meters from him.
Again there was no sound at all coming from the object. A beam of light emanating from the bottom of the UFO swooped the ground once directly
underneath the object. Was it a search beam? Looking for him? The UFO then drifted slowly to the right. There were other beams emanating from the
craft as well; a greenish phosphorescent color beam shone horizontally out the front (right); two beams at the back (left) rotated slowly to a
horizontal position. All the beams could be seen clearly as there were ice crystals in the air. PEL1 turned away from the UFO momentarily and ran
across a small clearing. When he turned back to look at it, it was gone.
(Graphic depicting witness statements and sketches)
(Sketch by PEL1 witness (Don Trudeau) )
Around the same time as PEL1 saw the UFO PEL2 and 3 saw it as well as they were traveling north just south of Pelly. They saw “left to right moving
They pulled over at a gravel pit just south of the Village to get a better look and got out of their vehicle. PEL2 noticed that the Big Dipper
was just above the row of lights and compared the length of the lights to the width of the Big Dipper. They were about the same length!
Because the witnesses noted the Big Dipper size relative to the UFOs light size it is possible to estimate the size of the craft. Here are the witness
The other witnesses of the Pelly Crossing Incident were from four women taking a short break from classes at a small college. The reported rows of
lights traveling towards them with a slight northern vector. They reported the object as huge with no sound, here is their sketches:
The UFO then disappeared over the hills as it continued on its northerly course.
3. Carmack Village
The Carmack sighting was witnessed by two different groups of people comprising 9 total witnesses. The first group spotted the object while driving in
their pick-up truck south of Carmack. When the four men in the truck spotted the object they pulled over in a landfill to better observe the UFO,
which was moving noiselessly northeast, then curved around them to the south where it proceeded to “vanish” from view near a microwave tower in
At one point the UFO was partially obscured behind a nearby hill and one witness recalls the UFO slowly reappearing on the other side of it. He
remembers waiting a long time for the last light to reappear from behind the hill; that’s how slow and large the object was! The object took up
about a 60 to 90 degree horizontal chunk of the sky.