On Oct 4th 2007, the ufo incident at Shag harbour, Canada will celebrate its 40th year.
October 4th 1967. Time : around 11.20pm (ADT=atlantic daylight time).
Eleven witnesses reported seeing a low altitude, unidentified object, move across the sky and down into the harbour. Other witnesses reported hearing a “whistling sound” similar to a bomb, preceeded by a whoosh and lastly a loud bang; others saw a bright flash of light also.
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The initial reaction, was that it was a aeroplane, that had crashed into the waters of shag harbour! Because of this possible scenario, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were informed about the events.
The size of the ufo: 60 foot long, angled downwards at 45 % and initially displayed 4 or 5 flashing and glowing lights: it was around 250-300 metres out to sea, and the weather conditions were good.
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Before any rescue attempt could be made, the object sank into the water; local fishing boats later arrived at the scene to look for any survivors, and observed yellow foam but no survivors (it was 80 foot wide, and half a mile long). The coast Guard turned up an hour later, but no survivors were found either.
On the 5th October, it was confirmed that no aeroplanes were reported missing…. by the next day the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC), was sending divers down to see if anything was down there (lasted 3 days). A local fisherman, reports that he saw them retrieve metal debris, but the final report, mentions that no debris from the crashed object had been found.
Both the RCMP and RCC report the crash as a UFO.
The plot thickens as it later emerges that a secret mission was undertaken by both the US and Canada, with ships, 30 miles NE of Shag Harbour near Shelbourne (the location of a submarine detection base) . There were several military witnesses to this….. one such witness mentions that the ufo had been monitored on radar from Siberia, and when it had crashed in Shag Harbour, it went to Shelbourne from were it sank, underwater. The US and Canadian ships were there for a week, and were there solely to try and recover the object.
A barge was sent for, to try and place the object on to it, with a cover made for why it was in the area, so as not to arise suspicion. Many photos were taken of the object, and debris was retrieved. Another source claims that the debris seemed alien and not of this world, yet another one maintains that there was anothe ufo/object trying to help the first.
However, on 11th October the operation was cancelled, and that night witnesses saw something depart the area of Shag harbour, close to the initial crash sight.
No documentation has ever been found, of the secretive mission that took place with the involvement of both the US and Canadian ships.
The Condon Committee , concluded that it was an unsolved mystery.
There was alot of newspaper interest in the incident.
(sources for above information: wikipedia.org and TheBlack Vault.com).
Events planned for shag harbour ufo incidents 40th birthday:
In novanewsnow.com, it mentions that “Celebrations planned for 40th anniversary of ufo sighting“.
It mentions that “The event continues to fascinate many today. To celebrate the anniversary, a newly formed society has organized the Lighthouse & UFO’s 40th Anniversary of the Shag Harbour Incident”.
Video documentaries on shag harbour ufo incident:
1 “The infamous Shag Harbour incident”. The CBC Digital Archives Website. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Last updated: 27 Feb. 2007. http://archives.cbc.ca/IDCC-1-69-725-14204/life_society/ufos/
2 At www.ufo-blog.com is the video