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Ste. Marie is a town located on the northeastern shore of
Lake Superior, approximately 690 kilometres (428.0 miles)
from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Population: 74,566
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 11 July 1947, Page 1
Phenomenon Seen at Timmins
TIMMINS - (CP) - Not to be outdone by the flights of fancy
of flying saucer observers all over the world, a Timmins
resident reported today he and his wife witnessed a strange
cosmic phenomenon last night.
saw a ring in the sky, in the northern section at first,"
the resident said. "It was very clear and looked like
a large smoke ring. It stayed together and appeared to be
moving very fast. We could see it for a little more than
five minutes. It held its circular shape until it disappeared."
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 6 February 1950, Page 1
SAUCERS" SEEN AT NORTH BAY
NORTH BAY - (CP) - The necks of city residents craned skyward
Sunday night, hoping for a recurrence of the mysterious
blue lights reported over here, Friday night. Several persons
reported seeing the light, and some said they were flying
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 6 February 1950, Page 14
Star Seen at Sudbury
SUDBURY - (CP) - A tale of an exploding star was told Saturday
by C. Paquette of Sudbury, who works as a Canadian Pacific
railway yardman of Cartier. He and two other workers in
the Cartier yards saw the unusual sight at 2:04 a.m. Thursday.
was a slightly foggy night and we couldn't see the stars,
but the moon was good and bright," Paquette said. "All
of a sudden, there was a flash as bright as lightning that
showed on the ground and then bright fragments flew out
in all directions. It was just like a bursting sky-rocket."
To back up his story, Paquette has foreman Eddie Poirier
and yardman Jack Blanchard, who were working in the Cartier
yards at the time.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 8 April 1950, Page 5
Fire-Ball Seen at Timmins
TIMMINS - (CP) - More than 50 persons today reported seeing
an oval, greenish-white light speed southeasterly over the
area shortly before midnight Friday night.
M. Woodley, airport mechanic at South Porcupine, said he
was walking home from the show with his wife and two others
when he saw "a bright clear green flame" about
20 feet long, leaving a trail of sparks for 25 to 50 feet.
He estimated it was about 5,000 feet high and going about
1,000 miles an hour. It was visible for about a minute.
Gerald McDonald of Hollinger Mine was waiting for a bus
at quitting time when he saw the round ball of light. It
went over Timmins in a southeasterly direction and turned
southward over Schumacher.
Lloyd St. Clement, a Timmins miner, said a group of 40 miners
saw the phenomenon.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 17 April 1950, Page 5
Saucer Seen at Sudbury
SUDBURY - (CP) - Arthur Penny says he saw a flying saucer
heading west over Sudbury about 3 p.m. Saturday.
looked like two pie-plates, one on top of the other,"
he told a reporter. "It was smooth and about the size
of a small washtub."
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 18 April 1950, Page 2
"Raided" By Flying Saucers
TIMMINS - (CP) - Newspaper telephones buzzed Monday night
as residents reported the third "raid" of flying
saucers on the northern Ontario community since April 1.
Described as "the size of a house" and flying
at about 700 feet, four Timmins residents reported the phenomena
within an hour after it was seen at 9 p.m.
One of the witnesses said that the "saucer" first
appeared on the sky alone, then darted away to return with
another similar object.
Both appeared as blobs of light against the clouds. The
"raid" lasted about 15 minutes.
April 7, scores of Timmins residents reported seeing a "ball
of flame" which they thought was a saucer. About a
week before that, four lumber workers saw what they said
was a saucer flying in broad daylight north of the town.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 16 April 1952, Page 15
PLANS TO INVESTIGATE FLYING SAUCERS
NORTH BAY - (CP) - R.C.A.F. officials plan to investigate
two reports of flying saucers in this area. The reports
came from airmen stationed here.
WO. E. H. Rossell, a veteran airmen with 13 years in the
service, and Flt. Sgt. Reg McRae, a visitor from Weston,
said they spotted a "bright amber disk" in the
sky over the airfield around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
The two said the disk came from the southwest, moved across
the airfield, stopped and then took off in the reverse direction.
It climbed at an angle of 30 degrees at "terrific speed"
WO. W. J. Yeo, a master telecommunications superintendent,
and Sgt. D. V. Crandell, an instrument technician, reported
seeing a flying saucer the night of Jan. 1.
saucer appeared to be at great height, probably outside
the earth=s hemisphere," they testified. "It appeared
to be moving at supersonic speed."
The disk was described as reddish-orange in color, "similar
to a rock burning."
An R.C.A.F. spokesman said yesterday there is no reason
to doubt the validity of the reports since the men concerned
are seasoned veterans familiar with convention aircraft.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 10 February 1953, Page 6
Flashes" Replace Espanola Flying Saucers
ESPANOLA - In the past several days, Espanola has experienced
all sorts of odd weather - heavy winds, zero temperatures,
rain and sleet, and the usual seasonal kick-ups.
Several Espanolians witnessed "bluish flashes"
in the sky, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
The strange phenomenon could not be explained by the eyewitnesses.
One man reported what he saw occurred during a heavy snowfall.
He thought, at first, it might have been lightning, but
there was not any sign of a storm other than snow falling.
There was no repetition of the flash.
It was just about this time, last year, that a rainbow of
colors was seen to flash across the sky. Only one woman
reported seeing the oddity in town.
However, two men travelling by truck to Sudbury, saw the
same object about the same time while travelling, and the
lights spread the same rainbow colors ahead of the truck
for considerable distance, before the sight finally vanished.
At that time, the driver of the truck said he travelled
80 miles an hour to keep up with the rainbow.
Flying saucers seemingly are now being replaced by rainbows
at night in midwinter, and lightning without thunder.
The old sages shake their heads at all this crazy weather
nonsense, and pray for the return of winters at 40 below
and summers in the 80's.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 2 September 1954, Page 2
Seeing Flying Saucer Near Timmins
TIMMINS (CP) - Appearance of a "flying saucer,"
similar in description to an object reported at North Bay
Tuesday, was reported Monday night over the hydro-electric
plant at Wawaitin Falls, 30 miles southeast of Timmins on
the Mattagami river.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 7 September 1954, Page 20
Plane Scouted Object Like Saucer
NORTH BAY (CP) - A nearby West Ferris business man said
he saw an RCAF plane make a scouting flight around a mysterious
flying object, early Sunday.
Harold Pirie said he saw the object, emitting a white light
much too bright to be a star, at about 2 a.m. Then, the
plane came from the direction of the North Bay Air Base
with its running lights flashing, made a complete circle
around the stationary object, and headed back to its base.
Mr. Pirie said the object later sped off to the south, with
a tremendous red exhaust, and disappeared.
Last week, three workmen at the RCAF Base said they watched
a flying saucer hovering over the base for more than 10
minutes. A few nights later, six Hydro workers at Wawaitin
falls, about 245 miles north of here, said they saw a saucer
hovering above the forest for several minutes.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 26 February 1959, Page 4
Object Sighted Cruising in Wawa Skies
Sault Star Bureau
JAMESTOWN (Wawa) - Several reports were received Tuesday
morning of a strange object flying over this district.
First report came from a train crew in Hawk Junction, who
said they spotted the object on their way from Hearst at
about 6:30 a.m.
Later, several citizens reported a strange object travelling
east over the town at about that same time.
All were most emphatic in denying that it could have been
a plane. A silver ball, about three feet in diameter with
a tail of about six feet was the general description given
by all of them.
The train crew said there appeared to be fire or sparks
coming from the front of the machine, but a local man expressed
the opinion that this was the result of the moon, which
was still shining, glinting on the silvery surface.
Several of the Wawa people who reported it were waiting
for a bus to take them to work and said they had a good
view of the object.
Apparently travelling very fast, the sphere gave the impression
of being quite low when it went over Wawa but made no noise.
Alf Peat, a well-known resident and former head of the Northern
Telephone office here, said he was seated at his window
watching for the bus and the object gave the impression
of passing right over the house. However, he said, the time
of the morning and the lack of noise made it very difficult
to say how high it was.
According to one observer, if these were visitors from outer
space, we need never fear an invasion. Said he, "Anyone
who got a good look at all this snow we've got here, would
certainly never come back."
SAULT STE. MARIE - Officials at the United States Weather
Bureau in the Michigan Sault, said the object could have
been a weather balloon.
A spokesman said balloons are sent out from bases in the
United States across various routes in Ontario. The Canadian
Meteorological Service also sends out weather balloons.
He said the balloon would appear silvery when struck by
sunlight. It would glide noiselessly in the wind.
The balloons radio back information including the temperature
and moisture of air through which they pass, wind direction
and wind velocity. Many are recovered.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 1 May 1961, Page 17
Weird Picture Sequence Revives Interest
of Flying Saucer Ideas
By RON DIXON
I had a phone call from a woman a few weeks ago who said
she had some pictures of a flying saucer, and would I like
to come and see them.
Oh well, I thought. I may as well not say anything to upset
her. Just be agreeable.
So we agreed that I would phone her when things were not
too pressing and I would set a time to see her pictures
of flying saucers.
A few days went by, and the thought kept recurring about
those pictures. So many people have made so many claims
in so many parts of North America about these things.
Most of them have been explained as natural occurrences,
and the reason others have not been explained is that they
are considered to be the result of someone's imagination
or else incorrectly described.
Here is a list of some things people have seen and thought
were flying saucers: newspapers carried aloft by a strong
wind, airplane lights, a searchlight beam against the sky,
weather balloons, crystals of ice in the sky refracting
sunbeams or moonbeams, sudden small formations of vapor
into cloud carried by the upper winds at high speed. Some
people have even reported bright stars and planets as looking
And there are photos of "saucers" which have proved
to be a reflection in the camera lens itself, producing
a white blur on the film. Planes themselves will sometimes
drop a bundle of flakey aluminum foil to obscure radar observation.
It can produce the effect of a round silvery object.
But curiosity has a quiet, nagging tone to it and finally
to get rid of it, I phoned the woman and said I could get
over that evening.
I was agreeably surprised to find that she had a movie projector
set up. So it was to be flying saucer in motion?
Yes, she said, it was.
Then she told me the history of the pictures.
It was last summer, June of 1960, and there were six jets
flying in formation. They came across the sky flying from
north to south, and leaving a pattern of white contrails
in their wake against the blue sky.
This woman liked their appearance and ran into the house
to get her movie camera.
When she came out again, she noticed a small silvery object
to the north that moved swiftly toward the south.
was moving about ten times faster than the jets," she
said. "Then it passed them and just seemed to disappear."
about then, there was a noise like a plane breaking the
(Later that day, the local radio carried a story about the
shock wave and said that Kincheloe U.S. Air Force Base denied
it had been caused by their planes, although they admitted
these were their planes in the air that day. An officer
at Kincheloe also recently verified that statement.)
This woman then thought no more about the "silvery"
object or the shock wave, and proceeded to photograph the
white contrails in the sky.
She sent the film away and in due course, it was sent back
and she ran off the film in her projector.
didn't know the proper authorities to take it to,"
she said, "but there is this flying saucer club in
town and I told them about it."
told me not to tell anyone else and that they'd take care
It seems the local club members took the film on tour through
southern Ontario, showing it to other saucer fan clubs.
But she said they didn't seem to have done anything about
seeing any responsible officials.
thought they'd had it long enough and that maybe somebody
at your paper would know the right people who should know
I couldn't stand the suspense much longer so I asked her
to show it to me.
On flashed the projector and the film began to feed through.
There were some visitors climbing out of a car and smiling.
A saucy young teen-ager with honeyblonde hair stepped heavingly
onto the scene. Then a fat dog came stumping along on arthritic
joints. More pictures of visiting relatives.
Then bang, and you're looking up into a deep blue sky with
contrail plumes draped across it in a criss-cross pattern.
You wait and there are more trails and more blue sky.
Then hardly before you know it, it's flashed into the screen
with rays dancing all over the place, turned, and gone again.
Time: about one and one-half seconds.
I don't believe in flying saucers, so I said, "Hmm.
Can we see that again."
The film went into reverse, then forward.
There's the blonde, the dog, the visitors, and then the
blue sky with jet trails. Again the flash, the swoop, and
Would you mind very much if we saw it again?"
She complied, and said "I guess you'd like to see it
I said I would, if she didn't mind.
We must have run that through twenty-five times. I think
I'd know those visitors and that dog anywhere.
It has moved to about a third of the way across the screen
by this time. Then it scoots back toward the upper left
of the screen, so that its "side" view is seen,
and the rays are again visible.
The rays, it would seem (that is if the thing really were
an object that worked) might be almost pushing the "saucer"
along on its way.
Well, what do you do when you get hold of a flying saucer?
I called the chap who had formerly been the RCAF spotter
in town. He said, after being shown some stills made from
the movie film, that they certainly were clearer than anything
he had seen, and the object (or whatever it was) had a far
more definite outline than other pictures he had seen.
But, he said, the RCAF had just about officially declared
flying saucers as non-existent so there was no use trying
to get through to them on this business.
I enquired of an international weekly magazine if they were
interested in the report. They answered: "Sorry, but
I guess we just don't believe in flying saucers much."
So I phoned Kincheloe Air Force Base in Michigan and told
the whole thing to one of the public relations officers.
He was also a skeptic, I am glad to say, but admitted it
might be worth following up, if nothing else but to find
out what caused this phenomenon.
So a full-dress meeting was arranged. The patient woman
brought her film, and her projector over to Kincheloe, along
with her husband.
They were met by the base commander, a representative from
the Pentagon, and other top-brass on the base.
After the film had been shown, and then rerun, and rerun
again, and again, the military was in a state of some excitement.
Even the most confirmed skeptic among the officers shook
his head wonderingly and said, "I just don't know."
The film has been shipped off to Washington. The heroine
of this tale was told to keep on the alert because they
might want her at any time to go to Washington for questioning.
That is, if the Canadian government doesn't step in first.
I've seen it, and it looks like what so many people would
like to believe it really is.
But I still don't believe it. The only thing is, I get into
these arguments with myself and ask, "Okay, then, what
Ste. Marie, Ontario, STAR, 31 March 1966, Page 11
Algoma UFOs Not New
Film Showed One in '61
Eerie lights reported seen over Sault Ste. Marie, Tuesday,
were not the first unidentified flying objects to appear
Nor were the Tuesday sightings among the most sensational
That honor goes to a housewife in Hamilton Heights subdivision,
in early 1961. She backed up her claim with a strip of 8
mm. movie film showing a silvery object zipping through
The 12-second sequence was sent to Washington for study,
and later returned to the woman by a Kincheloe USAF base
The housewife recalled, Wednesday, that the officer told
her Air Force officials believed it "might" have
been a reflection or something on the lens.
the housewife said, "he told me that no matter what
they found, they would never reveal it to us because they
could not afford to make anything like that public because
it could cause mass panic."
The accompanying picture, taken from the 8 mm. film, shows
the object against the sky with a vapor trail from a passing
aircraft behind. The different positions of the object indicates
its motion. Note the "rays" that appear to stream
down from it.
The housewife said she had never seen anything like the
object before, and has never seen anything like it since.
"But I've always been certain it was something unusual."
Even more sensational, but with no proof, was a report last
summer that two children and several adults saw a small
round "object" land in a yard at Hilton Beach
on St. Joseph Island.
The report said that two young children "spotted"
the object and called neighbors. The alleged object was
then reported to have lifted off and shot out of sight.
Lights, similar to that reported over the Sault, Tuesday,
were supposed to have been seen for weeks, high above Gawas
Bay, also on St. Joseph Island, last summer.
Reliable persons described seeing red and green and white
glowing lights soaring over the area at high speeds, at
intervals of from one to two hours. These sightings, apparently
never reported to authorities, were alleged to have been
regularly seen for several weeks.
Then there was the case of a mystery object over the Wawa
area, back in 1959. A railway train crew at Hawk Junction,
and at least one prominent Wawa resident, separately told
of seeing a small silver ball flying swiftly overhead.
Later, an official at the U.S. Weather Bureau said the object
was likely a weather balloon that had gotten away. "It
would appear silvery when struck by sunlight," he said.
But the people in the Wawa area said they saw it at night.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, STAR, 21 October 1966, Page 10
WAWA - High school students, teachers, Algoma Ore Properties
office employees and many other residents of this northern
mining town were sky gazing Thursday morning.
An unidentified flying object hovered over Wawa Lake for
about an hour. Police Chief Louis Berger said he saw it.
Fire Chief Howard West described it as pale blue in appearance.
wasn't yellow like a star and it was much brighter,"
said Mr. West.
Most people think it was a weather balloon but it attracted
a great deal of attention at 9 a.m.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, STAR, 23 October 1967, Page 4
At Blind River Describe UFO Sightings
Sault Star Bureau
BLIND RIVER - "I saw something, I don't know what it
was, but I do know I saw it," Art Christmas said in
summing up an UFO sighting early Thursday morning.
was there in the sky. I saw it too, but I don't believe
it was beings from another planet. There has to be some
other explanation" Mrs. Christmas told the Star.
Mrs. Christmas who was first to witness the phenomena said
she wakened about 5 a.m. and saw what appeared to be a light
in the dressing table mirror.
It puzzled her as the bedroom is located at the rear of
the house and beyond their backyard, it's all bush, she
said. Then realizing whatever it was, it had to be reflected
through the window, she wakened her husband.
Taking up the story of their experience, Mr. Christmas stated,
"When Connie awakened me, I guess I was still groggy
with sleep and wondered why I was wakened to look at some
silly light in a mirror; but woke up fast when I thought
. . . there shouldn't be any such reflection, hopped out
of bed, went to the window, and sure enough, there was this
big light in the southeastern sky."
To prove they weren't "seeing things," he said
he watched out the window while his wife continued viewing
the mirror reflection. They took turns explaining to the
other exactly what the light was doing to verify they were
seeing the same thing, simultaneously.
Describing the object, they said it was a clear, steady
light, about 14 inches in diameter at its largest and would
diminish to about the size of the star Venus. It was approximately
45 degrees above the horizon, but they had no way of estimating
The light appeared to advance toward them and then recede.
Each time the closest was located slightly northward as
aligned with the crossbar in the window pane.
Like many other witnesses, the Christmas' admitted, while
not afraid, they had the uncanny feeling as though they
were being observed, even as they were watching whatever
it was up there in the sky.
think any government, air force, scientist or official agency
that has positive proof as to what these UFO's are, should
release it immediately. Connie and I KNOW we saw something
and I strongly feel if such knowledge is available, the
public has the right to know." Mr. Christmas emphasized
in deploring the present "hush-hush" concerning
It was the young couples' second UFO sighting. About two
years ago, while residing in Sault Ste. Marie, they had
watched as "something" traversed the sky, for
Ste. Marie, Ontario, STAR, 18 November 1967, Page 4
Go on Rampage too
Men Frightened by Mysterious Orange Light
By EDITH CAMERON
Sault Star Correspondent
DAYTON - The topic of Unidentified Flying Objects is an
intriguing and interesting one - whether or not you will
admit you believe there are such things. Certainly we are
hearing of more and more strange sightings - and from people
we have always considered to be quite sensible.
Two incidents in nearby communities last week have stirred
up some controversy.
Terry Goodmurphy, of North Livingstone, age 20 and his companion
Steven Grexton, 19, are still excited about their weird
experience. At around 9:30 one evening, they were driving
in a westerly direction on Highway 17 East when they saw
an orange glow in the sky as they were coming over the Maple
Ridge hill. At first, they thought it to be a fire. When
they noticed that it appeared to be moving, they stopped
at Brownlee Road and watched for a short time. They decided
to go a little further on down the highway. After travelling
approximately three quarters of a mile, they again stopped
"as the object was taking definite shape."
were near Leonard Trivers' field and there was no traffic
then on the highway. The "thing" was about 100
feet in diameter, judging by the distance it was from us,"
Terry related. "It went down towards the highway, stopped
for a while, then came straight up and began travelling
towards us. It appeared to be 100 feet up."
Just about that time, the boys' hair began to stand up on
end. In fact, they became so frightened that they backed
the car down the highway.
hear your version of this story, Steven. You must have been
doing the looking while Terry was doing the driving,"
the driver said.
both were looking - and we were both plenty scared"
was the reply in unison.
The boys turned the car around at the Maple Ridge Store
(which was closed) and headed east to a nearby restaurant.
They were out of range of Maple Ridge by this time and the
large orange-red half-moon shape could no longer be seen.
They notified the Ontario Provincial Police detachment at
Thessalon but when the policeman came to Maple Ridge with
a searchlight, there was no sign of the mysterious U.F.O.
A smell of sulphur was said to be in the air.
The story sparked others who had seen unusual objects in
the sky in the same area during the past three weeks (and
even as early as last August) to come forth and say, "We
hated to say anything about this before - because people
think you've lost your marbles if you dare mention flying
saucers of the like."
The other incident has given rise to speculation that the
sighting of the glowing orange-red object seen by the two
boys may be the indirect cause of the death of a standard-bred
mare at the Lorne Wolgemuth farm at Sowerby.
The mare "Susie" was with another favorite riding
horse "Fury" in the pasture field that evening.
A low electric fence had kept the horses in their place
all summer. When Fury came to the barn in the morning, a
long cut was noticed on his neck. Susie was not to be seen.
Her owners began searching and a few hours later, she was
found lying dead with her throat and jugular vein cut. The
electric fence was trailing on the ground and the wire broken
about 100 feet away.
Trying to picture what had happened to frighten the horses
so badly, the "eerie, moving, glowing object in the
sky" seemed a plausible answer. Horses are genuinely
fearful of fire - that is a well-known fact. If the object
looked like a fireball to humans, doubtless it would appear
the same to an animal. That same evening, a horse owned
by R. Boyer in Thessalon "went wild."
As to the other stories - most spoke of objects with red,
green or blue flashing lights travelling in an erratic manner
"not like airplanes" - zooming up and down, back
and forth, across the sky. Some were single sightings; others
observed two and even three in the sky at once.
Do UFOs really exist? Where do they come from? Are they
top-secret? These are questions being asked by those who
are looking to scientists to provide the answers. On the
other side are those who are saying "Show me! I'm from
Ste. Marie, Ontario, STAR, 25 January 1968, Page 1
SAUCER OR HOAX - A group of
Laurentian University students at Sudbury claim to have
photographed a flying saucer. Examining the photo of the
alleged UFO are Larry Coutts, Jim Calarco and Jim Lockett.
Rumors throughout the university campus today seem to indicate
it was all a hoax despite some vigorous denials. (CP Wirephoto)
Ste. Marie, Ontario, STAR, 25 January 1968, Page 2
Students Spot Strange Light
SUDBURY (CP) - A disc-shaped white light was seen and photographed
near Laurentian University, five students claimed Wednesday.
Jim Lockett; photo editor for the university year book,
said he and four other students were setting up a camera
Tuesday night for night pictures of the university for the
student yearbook when the strange light appeared.
The other students, Jim Calarco, Larry Coutts, Stan Wallace
and Dick Cybulski, verified Lockett=s story.
They were on the golf course adjoining the campus at about
7:15 p.m. when Calarco saw the light coming slowly from
The boys said the object seemed to hover over Nepahwin Lake
to the west of their position for about four minutes. Lockett
said he had time to snap a dozen pictures.
it went away quick," said Calarco. "It just got
smaller and smaller."
The students said they "didn't hear a thing,"
describing the object as "just a white diffuse light
disc-shaped and tapered at the top."
A spokesman at the Falconbridge radar station was asked
if anything appeared on the radar screen at this time. He
said it is a service policy not to give information on such
Ste. Marie, Ontario, STAR, 20 January 1975, Page 14
report UFO at Timmins
TIMMINS, Ont. (CP) - Four Timmins residents reported seeing
an unidentified flying object while on an ice-fishing trip
to Scorch Lake, Ont., Sunday.
Terry McCormick, Leonard Simon, Ken MacNair and Con Pelletier
said they saw a bright object in the sky, about three times
the size of a star, travelling from west to east. They said
it vanished after about one-and-a-half minutes.
Scorch Lake is 60 miles west of Timmins.
Ste. Marie, Ontario, STAR, 1 November 1975, Page 2
sighted in North Bay
NORTH BAY, Ont. (CP) - An unexplained bright white light
which has been sighted several times in the area during
recent weeks was active again Thursday night, provincial
police say. Police said they received reports late Thursday
that an unidentified flying object was sighted over Lake
Nipissing. Police, responding to the calls, said they saw
the bright white light hovering over Iron Island about 20
miles west of the North Bay government dock. It remained
stationary for about three hours, then disappeared.
clippings courtesy of The Sault Star.