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Ontario, DAILY STAR, 6 July 1957, page
Flying Saucers Real
Star Staff Correspondent
July 6 - If mankind put on a crash program such as led to
the atomic bomb, they could have space travel in 10 years,
in the opinion of Wilbur B. Smith of the department of transport.
he doesn't think that in 10 years' time we will have our
own flying saucers, for governments apparently aren't interested
in pouring out the billions of dollars needed for studying
how the flying saucers work.
long will it take, Canada's most ardent student of flying
saucers was asked. He figures if governments hadn't decided
on a crash program for atomic energy, it might have taken
from 100 to 150 years to get it. If research proceeds in
the usual way, and no big league program is put on in regard
to the technology of flying saucers, it might take from
100 to 150 years for man to get flying saucers for the big
move into outer space.
barrier to a governmental crash program in this field is
that the flood of publicity, "much of it garbage,"
has made it look ridiculous "and the scientific facts
have been ignored so that the public and those who control
governmental purse strings have a distorted view of the
his work in the department of transport is divorced from
flying saucers, he has made a serious effort to discover
all he can about these UFO's - unidentified flying objects.
has, as a hobby, checked with many people who have claimed
to have seen them. He has concluded there is a 91 per cent.
probability that what they saw was genuine and a 60 per
cent. probability that they were "alien vehicles."
even a veteran science fiction reader like this reporter
it comes as something of a shock to talk with a man who,
after lengthy study, is so convinced that aliens from outer
space have been among us that he chats about them almost
was asked if he thought mankind might be shocked into a
massive investigation of flying saucers by having one appear
have been with us for the last period of civilization,"
he said. "Since they have not manifested themselves
to us in that way, I do not see any probability of them
doing so in the future. They probably see us as a low form
of life, interesting to keep an eye on, but they do not
care much what we do."
said he is personally convinced they are "extraterrestrial,"
out of this world. One idea is that they are "inter-dimensional,"
able to move from one dimension to another.
believes a study of how they operate would reveal the technique
of space travel. The U.S. plan for an earth-girdling satellite,
he feels, "is going at it the hard way." About
180 tons of fuel is used in the U.S. plan to put a 20-pound
weight into space.
is convinced the secret of space travel can be uncovered
by human beings "if they devote time and effort to
it would be a big job. Just how big he didn't know. "Something
of the scope of IGY - the International Geophysical Year?"
he was asked. "IGY is peanuts," he said.
Ontario, STAR, 2 May 1969, page
BLUE OBJECT REPORTED OVER RIO
DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A large, unidentified flying object
moving at ultra-fast speed and emitting blue, green, orange
and yellow light has been seen over Rio, police reported
Genildo Pereira Gomez first reported seeing the object,
shaped like a giant glass and "twice the size of a
full moon" at 4:23 a.m. yesterday. Radio patrol headquarters
sent out a car to observe it and its crew confirmed the
said the object moved with incredible speed, emitting light
that varied from blue to green to orange and yellow. After
about an hour's manoeuvring over the mountains outside Rio,
it assumed the shape of a star and then disappeared.
Ontario, STAR, 24 October 1978, page A14
reports UFO, then vanishes
(UPI) - "It isn't an aircraft. It's . . ."
after pilot Frederick Valentich told an Australian control
tower an unidentified flying object with four green lights
was chasing him, radio transmission was cut off, and nothing
more was heard from the 20-year-old pilot or his single-engine
full-scale search by the Australian air force resumed today
for the plane - and its lone occupant - whose last known
position was over the Bass Strait, 130 miles (208 kilometres)
south of Melbourne.
department spokesman Kenneth Williams said Valentich radioed
Melbourne Flight Service Control Saturday at 7.06 p.m. and
reported a UFO was following him at 4,500 feet.
described his pursuer as "a green light and sort of
metallic light on the outside."
control said there was no air traffic in the area below
has four bright lights - appear to be landing lights. Aircraft
has just passed over me about 1,000 feet above."
you identify the aircraft," control asked.
isn't an aircraft. It's . . ." Then silence.
minutes later, Valentich's voice rasped over the radio again.
it's approaching from due east toward me . . . It seems
to be playing some sort of game . . . Flying at a speed
I cannot estimate . . . It is flying past . . . It is a
long shape . . . Cannot identify more than that . . . coming
for me right now . . . It seems to be stationary . . . I'm
orbiting (circling) and the thing is orbiting on top of
me also . . . It has a green light and sort of metallic
light on the outside."
Valentich reported his engine was choking.
scratching replaced the pilot's voice. Then there was no
sound at all.
the aircraft did not arrive at King Island on schedule,
investigators began an air search, but found no sign of
Ontario, STAR, 1 January 1979, page A5
station claims film of UFO
(AP) - An Australian television station says it has filmed
an unidentified flying object over New Zealand.
official at the station said yesterday the film, purchased
by the British Broadcasting Co. and the CBS television network,
was made Saturday. CBS said it would show the film on its
news show tonight.
official, George Wilson, said: "An oval-shaped object
with three bands around it can be seen clearly. At one stage
the film crew saw 25 of these objects."
film was made at the direction of a reporter who was investigating
a UFO report by a New Zealand airline pilot.
said the reporter "saw objects everywhere about him,"
and described them as being "lights in the sky which
tracked and followed the aircraft."
said flight control at Wellington airport confirmed objects
other than airplanes had appeared on radar screens at the
time the seven-minute sequence was filmed.
Ontario, STAR, 20 January 1979, pages A1 & A8
jets scramble after UFOs
By Joe Hall
- Canadian jet fighters "scrambled" at least twice
in one week in an attempt to intercept unidentified flying
objects, it was confirmed last night.
incidents were revealed in previously top-secret documents
released in Washington by the U.S. Air Force and the defence
department. They were confirmed by a National Research Council
official in Ottawa.
U.S. and Canadian reports said the UFOs were seen near a
top-secret Canadian military installation and hovering over
a number of nuclear missile launch sites and bomber bases
in the United States.
and Canadian military personnel reported mysterious craft
visiting the North American Air Defence Command (Norad)
base at North Bay, Ont., and defence bases along the Canadian
border in Montana, Michigan and Maine, the records show.
sightings, both visually and on radar, at North Bay were
described by Dr. Bruce McIntosh of the National Research
Council's Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Ottawa.
the sightings were reported in the last few days of October
and first few weeks of November, 1975.
U.S. government records describe the intruders variously
as helicopters, aircraft, unknown entities and brightly
lighted, fast-moving vehicles that hovered over nuclear
weapons storage areas and evaded all pursuit efforts.
U.S. air force sent fighter planes and airborne command
planes aloft on unsuccessful pursuit missions. The released
records do not indicate whether the fighters fired on the
said that on the night of Nov. 5, 1975, apparent targets
were spotted on the radar at North Bay - part of a chain
of command centres on permanent alert to warn of air attacks
on North America.
interceptors were scrambled later that morning when the
targets remained on the radar screen. Nothing was found,
U.S. records show that several sightings were made in the
same period at Loring Air Force base in Maine of objects
hovering over the weapons area.
and visual sightings were made and a KC-135 tanker plane
took off to oversee pursuit efforts by a helicopter from
the Maine National Guard.
object disappeared toward the Canadian border where Canadian
jets were waiting on alert, the records show.
was no indication in the records that the Canadian planes
spotted any craft.
office gets about 200 UFO reports a year from across the
country. His planetary sciences office is concerned primarily
with sightings of meteors but a UFO file has been kept since
says he is not a believer in space ships piloted by alien
beings "because there is just not enough concrete evidence."
I were a gambling man, I would not place any money on it.
But there are lots of things we cannot explain. I would
be the happiest guy in the world if one landed in my backyard.
Now that would be proof positive."
U.S. records show that two days after the North Bay incident,
at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, Capt. Thomas O'Brien
was coming off duty as a missile launch officer when, he
said, an aircraft resembling a helicopter approached the
and his deputy heard what they thought was a helicopter
rotor over the building where they were resting.
unidentified deputy looked out the window and saw "the
sihouette of a large aircraft hovering about 10 to 15 feet
above the ground" and about 25 feet from the launch-area
reported seeing red and white lights on the front, a white
light on the bottom and another on the rear.
prevented him from seeing markings or personnel on the craft
which left after a minute or so of hovering.
crews at two other nearby launch facilities reported moving
lights in the air on the same evening.
said one explanation for whatever was spotted on the North
Bay radar was that on a clear night a high density of ice
crystal layers in the sky could reflect radar beams onto
aircraft over the horizon, not normally picked up on radar.
looked at the situation at the time - not very thoroughly
I must admit - and I talked to the officer on duty at NORAD
and satisfied myself that it was a coincidence (the radar
sightings) and the UFO," McIntosh reported.
at some times in the year is 10 times brighter than any
star and often seems out of place, "sticking out like
a sore thumb," McIntosh said.
seen targets on the radar, the officer probably went outside
expecting to see something in the sky, he added.
department officials in Washington said yesterday that formal
investigation of unidentified flying objects ended in 1969
and there are no plans to re-start the probe, which went
under the code name Operation Blue Book.
Ontario, STAR, 10 October 1989, page A3
report UFO landing, alien encounter
(AP) - It was a close encounter of the Communist kind.
tiny-headed humanoids from outer space landed their UFO
in the Soviet city of Voronezh and emerged for a stroll
around the park, speading fear among residents.
least, that's what the official Tass news agency said yesterday.
report was the latest strange tale in the official Soviet
press, which, under the policy of glasnost (openness),
has been venturing into tales beyond belief - the sort found
in North America's raunchy supermarket tabloids.
have confirmed that an unidentified flying object recently
landed in a park in Voronezh," Tass said in a dispatch
from the city, 480 kilometres southeast of Moscow. "They
have also identified the landing site and found traces of
aliens who made a short promenade about the park."
reported that the UFO landed and up to three creatures emerged,
accompanied by a small robot, Tass said. "The aliens
were three or even four metres tall, but with very small
heads," the news agency quoted witnesses as saying.
Ontario, STAR, 13 October 1989, page A3
give Soviet scribe the brush-off
(Reuter) - They came from Planet Red Star, the glowing aliens
told a Soviet reporter, but when he asked the extra-terrestrials
to take him home with them, the answer was no.
would be no return for you and it would be dangerous for
us . . . You would bring thought bacteria," reporter
Pavel Mukhortov says the two- to four-metres tall creatures
told him, during their encounter.
was the latest in a series of fantastic accounts in the
official Soviet media. At the very least, the tales are
providing relief from the shortages of goods, bad news about
the economy, and ethnic unrest afflicting the Soviet Union.
said he met the creatures near the city of Perm on the night
of July 30. He simply thought his questions to the aliens,
he said, and the answers appeared in illuminated letters.
exchange, published in Komsomoskaya Pravda, went like this:
"Where are you from?"
"The constellation Libra, Red Star - our homeland."
depends on the centre. We are directed by a central system."
you take me to your planet?"
would be no return for you and it would be dangerous for
would it be dangerous?"
would bring thought bacteria."
Ontario, STAR, 15 October 1989, page A26
kids hushed up about aliens
Soviet Union (Reuter) - If the huge, three-eyed aliens were
out there, nobody's talking.
who reported seeing the creatures in Central Russia last
week have been silenced by their parents, frustrating investigators
who are trying to verify the spaceship landing.
youngsters enthralled the country earlier with tales of
spaceships, robots and gun-toting extra-terrestrials in
this industrial city of 900,000 people.
parents want their kids to be left alone," said Slava
Martinov, a member of the Commission for the Investigation
of Abnormal Phenomena.
head Genrykh Silanov, holding a copper rod to try to divine
traces of the aliens yesterday, took his team to the bushy
glade where several children claimed to have seen the spaceship
children say a spaceship landed on Sept. 27 in a Voronezh
park about 500 kilometres (310 miles) southeast of Moscow.
accounts in newspapers and the official news agency Tass
have depicted 3-metre (10-foot) high creatures with three
eyes and small knobby heads.
to the reports, a silver-suited alien accompanied by a robot
fired a large gun at a 16-year-old boy, who temporarily
vanished. The boy reappeared when the spaceship left.
am sure the ship came from Venus," said one resident.
"I did not see it myself, but my grandmother's cousin
once saw a spaceship attack a train in Siberia.
Ontario, STAR, 1 July 1993, page A2
seen north, east of Metro
SPECIAL TO THE STAR
rash of unidentified flying object sightings in southern
Ontario has left dozens of witnesses scratching their heads
in puzzlement and a UFO investigator swamped with intriguing
is what we call a flood," said Victor Lourenco, provincial
director of the Mutual UFO Network, a civilian-based non-profit
the past two weeks, dozens of witnesses in Newmarket, Keswick,
Bradford, King City and Brighton were astonished to see
strange lights in the sky.
Aurora lawyer reported an orange light in the Newmarket
area early Tuesday morning.
object, also sighted near Orillia, was circular in shape
with a cross of lights spinning on its own axis.
Ontario, STAR, 6 January 1996, page D6
korean air force personnel monitored a doughnut-shaped object
that hovered over a provincial park in Taegu. According
to the news agency Yonhap, the strange object glowed with
a light and passed silently over the hilly park. Radio and
television stations were swamped with reports of the unidentified
flying object, and a large crowd gathered to watch it move
across the evening sky.
Ontario, STAR, 22 January 1996, page D5
sightings have Territories town in a trance
mystery of paranormal proportions has the Northwest Territories
town of Fort Resolution in a kind of trance.
evening since Jan. 4, townsfolk have stepped outside and
looked up, hoping to catch another glimpse of a trio of
pulsating, multicolored lights dancing across the cold night
have rarely been disappointed.
seeing exactly the same object every single night ... between
about 5 o'clock and 8 o'clock. Then it completely disappears,"
Mayor Euan Hunter says.
quite calming actually, especially when all the colors come
out from underneath it."
unidentified flying object so intrigued a colonel in the
Canadian Armed Forces that he and two staff members hopped
into a Twin Otter plane and flew out for a look-see.
witnesses were pretty credible, actually," says Capt.
Susan Gray, public affairs officer for the military in Yellowknife.
few of our Canadian Rangers (Dene and Inuit who serve in
a reserve force) had seen it. And the mayor." And the
wouldn't you know it, Gray says - by the time Col. Pierre
Leblanc got to Fort Resolution the skies had clouded over
and he had to leave without seeing anything.
is the biggest story since I got up here last summer. UFO
sightings or paranormal phenomena are not something that
Canada's military deals in very often," says Gray.
will file a report with the Defence Operation Centre in
Ottawa, which deals with about 30 or 40 UFO reports a year.
though the military's official role may be concluded, the
Fort Resolution UFO is still the talk of the base.
says the object has red, green and blue lights with a constant
white light in the centre. It moves straight west, and then
down, before vanishing.
not a star, not a plane, not the northern lights, he says:
"I just cannot explain it."
first few days (of sightings) I was pretty skeptical, until
I saw it...It blew my socks off."
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