September 1, 1974
Location: Langenburg, Saskatchewan, Canada
Edwin Fuhr saw a symmetrical bun-shaped object that was
hovering about a foot off the ground. He noted also that
the grass underneath was being imparted a clockwise swirling
motion. [There were] four additional identical objects...
Edwin Fuhr's drawing of the first object seen. (credit:
Edwin Fuhr indicates where one of the objects hovered.
APRO Bulletin, Vol. 23 No. 2 (Sept/Oct 1974)
11:30 a.m. Sunday, September 1, farmer Edwin Fuhr, 6½
miles out of Langenburg, Sask., Canada, was harvesting
his rape (a seed oil plant) crop. As he approached a slough
on his land, he saw what he thought was a "spun
Aluminum duck blind" (He said later that he had
seen such a blind advertised in Field & Stream Magazine)
and assumed it had been placed there by a neighbor. (He
also described it as looking like stainless steel.) He
dismounted from his swather (a mowing machine) and approached
the object on foot. As he drew near, he noted that the
object was a symmetrical bun shape and that it was hovering
about a foot off the ground. He noted also that the grass
underneath was being imparted in a clockwise swirling
motion. While watching for about two minutes from a distance
of 15 feet, he noticed that "the whole thing was
turning." Returning to the swather, he noted
four additional identical objects to his left. He sat
motionless for about 15 minutes and watched. He said he
wanted to leave but couldn't (the inference here is that
he was too terrified to operate the controls of his swather
properly). After about 15 minutes, the objects all left
simultaneously moving straight up. They exhibited a grey
mist underneath and "a strong downwind."
Royal Canadian Mounted Police heard about the case by
word of mouth and launched an investigation. The corporal
in charge of the area is of the opinion that Mr. Fuhr's
account is reliable.
his investigation, the R.C.M.P. constable found a circular
swirl of grass for each UFO position reported by Mr. Fuhr.
In the center of each swirl, the grass remained erect.
Mr. Don Coulthard, APRO F.I., will continue this investigation.
Further de tails will be reported in the APRO Bulletin