Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
late August of 1981, three men and two women were driving
near Hamilton, Ontario when they observed a red-orange,
domed saucer-shaped object. The UFO moved towards Hamilton
Harbour, slowed down, and gently entered the water. The
group remained in the area for seven hours, wondering
if the object would resurface. Finally, two objects were
seen to partially emerge and remain in that position through
the point that the group finally left.
Credit: MUFON Journal.
Carl Feindt, WaterUFO.net
ENTERS WATERS OF CANADIAN HARBOR
By Carl Feindt
late August of 1981, between five and six p.m., three
men and two women were driving west from a mountain area
slightly east of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and south of
Lake Ontario. The weather was clear and sunny. At a point
roughly half way through Hamilton, one of the occupants
in the car saw a strange craft through the window of the
car, and by their exclamation, alerted the others in the
car to the sight. The craft was a red-orange, domed saucer-shaped
object, which appeared solid, with many yellow lights
radiating from the base or bottom. In answer to the question
of size, she (the witness of this report) answered that
the diameter would be roughly 3-4 car lengths, and 3 car
heights for the height of craft (also a rough guess).
Her closing remark on this was "Not a small craft".
it wasnt, as I measured two cars belonging to family
members that are of "medium size". They
average out to 15' 7" in length and 4' 6" in
height. This would put the UFO in the area of 46' 9"
to 62' 4" in diameter and 13' 6" in height.
Slightly smaller than the B-25 Mitchell bomber of WW2
"Not a small craft!!!"
speed and altitude could only be expressed as that of
an aircraft on approach for a landing near an airport.
It was on a course roughly parallel to theirs. Due to
the curving road, it was first sighted to their right
(north) and then over them and then to the left. Its course
was roughly north-northwest.
driving, the radio had been on and while in the vicinity
of the object, was now getting static (EM effects), which
the driver turned it off to avoid further distraction.
Someone in the car at this point had said, "Follow
that UFO". All being in agreement, they did precisely
that. Although the road had many curves, the craft was
seen to move in a straight line towards Hamilton Harbour.
As it approached the Harbour, it appeared to slow down,
and then angle itself downward and gently entered the
water. At the point of entry (rough approximation), it
can be seen on the nautical chart that the water depth
at this point is 7 or more meters (23 feet) and gets deeper
in the direction of Lake Ontario, so the UFO had at least
10 feet to spare. Therefore, a craft of 13 feet in height
could be covered by water. There are many cases of UFOs
submerging in shallow waters.
witness reporting this case states that the UFO had passed
them and was at a distance away when it entered the Harbour,
and does not recall any major disturbance of the water
as it went in. After it had entered the water, the group
lost sight of the area for a period, due to the topography.
Overcome with curiosity, the group went to the waterfront
to see what they could. From a city map of Hamilton, the
distance from the "mountain" area and
the waterfront is roughly 12 km or 7.45 Statute miles,
and could have been reached quickly. They remained in
the area for approximately seven hours, wondering if the
UFO would surface, whether any aircraft would attempt
a search of the area, and delving into various possibilities
of the event. Between 12:20 and 1:00 a.m., two objects
were seen to partially emerge and remained in that position
through the point that the group finally left. The question
of these two objects being submarines came up and has
been done away with, as information from the Canadian
Navy states that it does not use the few subs they have
in any of the Great Lakes. Another possibility regarding
the emerging objects might be the tide going out and revealing
some fixed underwater object. This portion of the sighting
is the most speculative and should not detract from the
sighting of the craft and its actions.
has been almost 22 years since the sighting. It would
have been advantageous if we had the testimony of at least
one other witness, but as this witness states "I
haven't been in contact with the 4 other witnesses for
over 20 yrs. They were work related acquaintances and
I cannot even remember their names." This is
understandable as she stated that she "did live
in Hamilton for a short while".
the exact date cannot be determined, it is impossible
to get weather data for the sighting. This, of course,
would have clarified whether the object was something
being blown along by the wind. However, even if the wind
had a vector in the direction the UFO took, the possibility
of it being a balloon or light object is still ruled out
by the fact that it immediately entered the water, whereas
a balloon or light object would have floated for a period.
And a balloon with lights??
report was entirely done through e-mails and snail mail
between the witness and myself. This format is not very
desirable as there is no immediate interchange of ideas,
emotions and measurements such as angles and distances.
However, the witness now resides far from Hamilton, making
an on-site investigation economically impractical. The
route taken is based more on estimates and map reading,
as she was not the driver. The case, as old as it is,
is still interesting and I think, illustrates how an event
of this kind, can etch itself into the memory banks of
our minds, as she remembers the sighting fairly well but
could not remember the events prior or after the sighing.
The witness was very cooperative and quick to answer all
the messages sent to the best of her ability. Where the
facts were fuzzy, she stated that, and yet the item of
focus, the UFO was clearly remembered. Based on my experience
with water related cases, her surprise at the ease of
entry into the water could be expected, but there are
many cases of just such an entry. I therefore believe
that she had witnessed a UFO event.