posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 03:47 PM
Here's an interesting UFO/USO case that I stumbled across whilst researching a somewhat related topic. It comes from a 1948 edition of the paranormal
entitled: “Are Space Visitors Here?
Like a second edition of the famed "flying saucers," strange meteor-like objects have been reportedly seen flying through the sky in all parts
of Nova Scotia for the last week.
Early yesterday morning one turned up again streaking over Halifax in plain view of two policemen--Sergeant Gerald Bishop and Constable J. Gerrard.
Descriptions furnished by those who claim to have watched the brief appearances of the "whatizit’s" have ranged from "a blue ball of flame" to
"a bright green object," like a football trailed by a bright red tail.
Ones initial reaction is "meteor!" After all, the descriptions reported do seem to match:
This was certainly one of the explainations raised at the time, along with comet debris and flares from a distress signal. However, those explanations
seem to disintegrate when presented with what happened next...
This strange photograph, snapped on the Crow River in Ontario, is a mystery to photographers. It is all that was recorded by the camera of a large
purple globe, one of a series seen submerging in the Crow River. Was it a spaceship?
The background to this story is as follows:
The photograph in question, was forwarded by J. D. MacNeill, 101 Latimer Avenue, Toronto 12, Ontario. It was taken, Mr. MacNeill reports, by his
uncle, while fishing on the Crow River in Northern Ontario. Mr. MacNeill quotes his uncle as follows:
"Last Saturday, August 16, 1947, when I had finished my chores, here at the camp, I decided to go into Timmins with my friend, Roy Simpson, to see a
movie. Timmins is about 15 miles from our present location, so we decided to go by car, instead of waiting for the company bus. We left at 8:30 and
after driving for about ten minutes the car stalled, leaving us stranded in the middle of a deserted and open stretch of country. We tinkered with the
motor for a half-hour but couldn't get it to start again. So we started to walk back to camp.
"It was then that we both witnessed an unusual sight in the growing darkness that I still find hard to believe and vaguely know how to describe. It
seemed like a huge globe of purplish light that tore across the eastern sky and disappeared into the surrounding hills. It was followed by yet another
that was much closer and travelling at a slower speed. I could hardly make out the details, but it looked like a round object that had a number of
large portholes on its sides.
''That was all we saw but it was enough for us. We got back to camp and arranged for a truck to tow the stalled car back to camp. Roy and I never
mentioned what we saw to anyone in case we might be called crazy.
"The next day was a Sunday [17th] and no work was to be done. So, around three o'clock that afternoon I went down to Crow River to do some fishing
and brought my camera with me. It was then that I saw those self-same objects circling about the lake, but travelling at a much lower speed. I don't
know how to express my feelings when I saw them again; it struck me, somehow, as being weird and uncanny, like something from another world. At any
rate, they circled closer to the lake, emitting a high-pitched whining noise. My senses came back to me and I pulled out my camera and tried to take
"I took numerous snaps but later these failed to turn out. Finally the objects eased their speed and at intervals of about two minutes between them,
they hit the lake and sank about 100 yards from where I was standing. The first snap I took failed to focus properly, but the second one turned out
excellently as the object hit the water.
"I waited for more than an hour hoping to see them again, but they failed to make an appearance. Since then I have not seen them once, nor have I
heard comments about them from the boys here at the camp. These enclosed photos are the only evidence I have of their existence. What they were, I
have no idea, nor can I even guess what was their reason for appearing for such a short time.”
So we have flying objects, reportedly "at least 24 feet in diameter to as much as 60 feet" that have portholes and seem to be under some sort of
intelligent guidance? I don't know about you but I'm ruling out the meteor/distress flare theories!
I also thought it was interesting how their car stalled, a phenomena that is often reported by people who experience close encounters.
Anyways, I had never heard of this case and thought it deserved its own thread.