September 20, 1986
Location: Old Crow, Yukon Territory, Canada
the witness: "I looked outside and there was this
UFO right over the trees! It was bright blue, almost too
bright to look at and was rotating fairly fast... I continued
to watch the UFO for about 5 minutes, then it just slowly
descended down towards the river bank and away from us,
started speeding up going cross river, then it just shot
off rapidly into the distance!"
The UFO sighting took place from a cabin perhaps similar
to this one. The illustration
shows less than perfect rendition of the ufo account in
terms of lighting conditions and time
of year. However, the shape, size and distance of the
UFO relative to the cabin is
to original source]
Crow is a small community of about 300 people, just above
the Arctic Circle and just on the edge of the treeline.
A community with no road access to the rest of the world,
one can only reach this village by boat in the summer,
snow machine in the winter, or plane year-round. It is
about 200 km (120 miles) in a straight line from the nearest
transportation route, the Dempster Highway.
community is situated on the bank of the Porcupine River
and the majority of its population are members of the
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. Because of their isolation,
they lead to a great extent, a sustenance life style.
The people of Old Crow are out on the land often, fishing,
trapping, snow shoeing and hunting. The region is home
to the world famous Porcupine Caribou Heard, some 180,000
from the witness:
this happened, I never believed the people that were talking
about seeing UFOs. I always thought that they were making
was around Sept 20, 1986. B and I were staying at our
Cabin on the Porcupine River. We were sleeping and it
was pitch black out. In the middle of the night, something
woke me up. There was this loud "rotating sound"
right above the cabin! I looked outside the window and
it was just bright out! Like daytime. I went to the window
under which 'B' was sleeping. The light was shinning on
her. I looked outside and there was this UFO right over
the trees! It was bright blue, almost too bright to look
at and was rotating fairly fast.
tried to wake up 'B' but I couldn't. I tried everything.
I was shaking her but there was nothing that would wake
her. It was like she was dead!
continued to watch the UFO for about 5 minutes, then it
just slowly descended down towards the river bank and
away from us, started speeding up going cross river, then
it just shot off rapidly into the distance!
next morning, I told 'B' "You should have seen this
thing outside last night. A bright rotating thing just
above the trees" 'B' said "you should have woke
me up!" "I tried, I couldn't, it was like you
were dead, I tried everything"
I got back to the village, I told my husband. He said
"you should report it to the RCMP" and I said,
"What are they going to do about it? They have enough
trouble of taking care of things in Old Crow."
when somebody says that they have seen a UFO, I know it's
true. I know it's true, because I have seen one myself!"
witness was very forthright, excited and anxious when
relating her account. Listening to her was almost like
being there. After the witness described the event, she
was asked a few more details about the UFO. Although we
weren't at the location of her UFO sighting, we were outdoors,
out on the front porch of her home. This enabled her to
illustrate the distance to the UFO and its size in relation
to objects around us. The UFO was about 5 metres (16 ft)
in diameter, 50 metres (165 ft) away from the witness
and about 15 m (50 ft) off the ground. This was not a
scheduled interview so paper and pen were not at hand,
but the witness traced a 3-D shape of the UFO with her
hands in the air. It was a disk that was flat on the bottom,
had sloping sides, and a rounded top as depicted in the
woman felt that the object may have somehow had an influence
on her friend, perhaps causing her to become deeply unconscious
during the sighting.
woman was able to recall the approximate date of the sighting
since a family related event occurred around the same
time period. The initial "B" in this report
has been changed from the actual first initial of the