November 30, 1965
Location: Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada
Ian Kinsey, of Her Majesty's Coastal Service, was on his
2-4 a.m. watch at the Cornwallis station. When he looked
out towards the shoreline, he saw a sharply oval, yellow
object resting on the beach. The UFO was "lit up,"
but not glaring. Five minutes later a sliding door on
the object's side opened and a smaller, cigarette-shaped
UFO entered the larger object through the door. A similar
sighting took place a few hours before in Springhill,
about 125 miles from Cornwallis.
Witness' sketch of UFO (along with smaller object on the
right) seen in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia.
NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon),
'Strange Effects from UFOs', by Donald Keyhoe and Gordon
Sees Object on Beach
Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada, sightings in late
November, 1965, created considerable interest.
on the morning of November 30, Seaman Ian Kinsey, of Her
Majesty's Coastal Service, was on his two to four a.m.
watch at the Cornwallis station. He was making his rounds
of one of the barracks and was to "pass by a certain
window in this barracks two times between these duty hours."
Through the window, he could see a small beach approximately
500 paces long and about 50 paces wide at low tide. (This
section of Canada boasts the world's largest tides).
was 3:30 when Kinsey passed by the window the second time.
He looked out, expecting to see the usual things: "pitch
blackness, the lights of the shoreline, the communications
station, and radio antennae." He also saw something
else: a sharply oval, yellow object resting on the beach.
The UFO was "lit up," but not glaring.
minutes later, a sliding door on the object's side opened,
emitting a white light. Then a smaller, cigarette-shaped
UFO entered the larger object through the door. The larger
object rose, "slowly cruised over the mountain
and [was] gone for good."
witness said that, as the UFO took off, it apparently
pushed "rocks, logs and other material"
away from the center of the beach.
a series of letters to Assistant Director Gordon Lore,
Kinsey said that no one believed his story. The seaman
stated that he was sent to doctors to test his sanity,
"but no tests were taken."
a good chance that they will give me a medical discharge.
. . .," Kinsey told NICAP. "They say
I am emotionally disturbed. Since I took no tests, I can't
see how they came to a conclusion like this. . . . They
put me in the hospital under treatment. . . . They say
if I stick to my story, I will be thrown out of the navy."
about the situation, NICAP wrote to Kinsey's commanding
officer, Captain J. M. Paul.
wish to assure you that Ordinary Seaman Kinsey is not
being released because he refused to deny the sighting
of an unidentified flying object," Captain Paul
responded. "This man is in fact being released,
but for reasons which are in no way connected with this
a few hours before, late on the evening of the 29th, young
Kevin Davis and Gary Jardine saw a UFO supporting a blinking
red dome near Springhill, according to The Springhill
Record. The object had portholes and emitted an exhaust
and a humming sound.
as the youngsters watched, a long bar-like object was
emitted from the largest porthole. It reentered and emerged
a second time. Then "something like smoke"
emerged from the large UFO "and sparks flew upward."
snow in the area was blown around and some of the bushes
is about 125 miles northeast of Cornwallis.