July 22, 1974
Location: St. Cyrille, Province du Quebec, Canada
L. was preparing to go to bed when he heard a strange
sound like "bum bum bum" outside. He lifted
the curtain in the living room and saw a reddish-orange
round object hovering over the field to the northeast
side of his house trailer. When he looked outside, he
saw what he described as a robot-like creature, about
6 feet tall, within 15 feet of the trailer.
APRO Bulletin, Vol. 23 No. 3 (Nov/Dec 1974)
thanks to Field Investigator Wido Hoville for the following
excellent and very strange report: Mr. and Mrs. L. had
come home from a holiday in Florida during the evening
of July 22, 1974. Being tired from the trip, Mrs. L. had
gone to bed and her husband was sitting up watching the
late show on television. They live in a house trailer
near St. Cyrille, Quebec. Other trailers on the lot had
been installed but the L.s were the only occupants at
after the end of the show at about 1:15 a.m. on the 25th,
Mr. L. was preparing to go to bed when he heard a strange
sound like "bum bum bum" outside, much
like something falling on the grass. He lifted the curtain
in the living room and saw a reddish-orange round object
hovering over the field to the northeast side of his house
trailer. He then went into the bedroom to wake his wife
and while there heard another sound like buzzing and when
he looked outside he saw what he described as a robot-like
creature, about 6 feet tall, within 15 feet of the trailer.
to say, Mr. L. was shocked by what he saw and he and his
wife then went into the living room where they looked
out and observed three more "robots"
(they described them as such because of their stiff manner
of moving about, as well as their appearance) close to
an adjoining trailer and apparently examining the shaft
and wheel assembly. From then on, Mr. and Mrs. L. only
looked out occasionally to see if the "robots"
were still there and because they were very frightened.
During the observation, which lasted until 4:20 a.m.,
they both saw approximately 15 of the robots together
in one line, close to the creek. The robots stood there
for over 5 minutes and when they moved, they moved as
if one unit, giving the L.s the impression that they were
the following few days, the L.s learned that a farmer
had trouble with his dog on the morning after the incident.
The dog, which usually barked wildly at the slightest
provocation, had managed to slip out of his collar and
only one object was seen, three of what could be landing
traces were found. One was where the witnesses observed
the object, the others on the other side of the creek,
hidden by high bushes which would have screened anything
from the L's view. Since the sighting, when Mr. Hoville's
investigation was made, the grass had been cut on both
sides of the creek but the landing marks were clearly
seen because the grass had grown twice as high in the
area of the marks as in the surrounding area. The grass
in the landing areas was not burned, but merely swirled
as in the cases of other so-called "saucer nests"
around the world.
to the witnesses, they found a strange substance of whitish
color where the robots were seen moving about, and close
to their pre-fabricated shed. A sample is with Dr. Walker,
APRO's Consultant in metallurgy, and if analysis yields
anything pertinent to the report, it will be included
in our Follow-Up column in a future issue. Members must
keep in mind that such analysis is done on a volunteer
basis and that all of our consultants have positions in
industry or education which have to take priority over
APRO work; therefore, results may not be immediately forthcoming.
Also, since the beginning of the fall, 1973 "flap,"
many samples of various kinds have been forwarded to Headquarters
and lab work is always slow in yielding results.
the accompanying sketches of the robot and the landed