Go Back Report # 1006
06-26-1978

06-26-1978

The following document was graciously supplied by Researcher, Don Ledger. For clarity I have simulated it below to add notes and make it more readable. –CF-

       V V      CLBQ14OFA305

PP RCCWC

IE RCEOCEA  0183   1772011

ZNR  UUUUU

P 261959Z  JUN 78

FM  MARCONHQ  HALIFAX

TO NDOC OTTAWA

BTUNCLAS DCOS OPS 911

SUBJ: UFO REPORT

REF: CFAO 71-1

PASS TO NRC OTTAWA FOR RADIO AND ELECTRICAL ENG DIVISION

A. 0100 26 JUN

B SKY CLEAR, STARLIGHT

C. MRS LINDA ROBINSON, PROSPECT VILLAGE, HALIFAX COUNTY

D. AS ABOVE

E. NONE

F. OVAL SHAPE, A NUMBER OF BRIGHT RED LIGHTS, ALTITUDE LOW -

EMMITTING RAYS OF LIGHT. STATIONARY THEN MOVED RAPIDLY

LEAVING A SINGLE BRIGHT LIGHT. SHOT ACROSS TO HOBSON1 ISLAND

THEN HOVERED OVER THE ISLAND THEN CAME TOWARD OBSERVER AND

HOVERED OVER REEF AT DISTANCE OF APPROX 50 YARDS. AT THIS POINT

POLICE WAS CALLED. LIGHT THEN OBSERVED BACK OUT OVER

HOBSON ISLAND         

PAGE 2 RCEOCEA 0153 UNCLAS

G. DURATION OF OBSERVATION APPROX 15 MINUTES

H. NEIGHBOUR HAD HEARD NOISE COMING FROM WATER NEARBY AT APPROX

2300 ON 25 JUN AND HAD GONE TO LOOK SEVERAL TIMES BUT WAS

UNABLE TO SEE ANYTHING

BT

EO1E3                                                                                                                                     

This reference: CFAO* 71-1 report to CANMARCOM [Canadian Maritime Command] to the National Research Council [radio and electrical div.]. *CFAO -Canadian Forces Action Order This is usually followed by 71-6 for UFO reports but in this case since it was being sluffed off on the NRC so designated 71-1.

With Thanks to Canadian researcher Donald Ledger for the case.-CF-          

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

North America – Canada, Halifax County

Hobson Island – See E-mail explanation below, of agent’s error regarding the spelling. The only other island with a similar spelling is “Hobson’s Island and is in the county of Lunenburg –CF-

Hopson Island Latitude 44-27-00 N, Longitude 64-46-57 W (D-M-S)

Reference: http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php           



Note 1: E-mail from Don Ledger who used to live in the Halifax area.

Now I think I solved the Hobson Island problem. Dollars to donuts Robinson phoned in this report to the Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) in Halifax or more likely Maritime Command in Halifax and it was they who forwarded it to the NRC.

There is an island 2,000 yards due south of Prospect Village [locally it's just known as Prospect] named Hopson Island. Over the phone to the one taking her report it probably sounded like Hobson with a "B". The other island off Lunenburg is about 27 miles west south-west of Prospect and is a tiny speck behind many other islands in Mahone Bay and is called Hobsons Island right on the map. It would have been impossible for her to see this island from Prospect or have any idea of its rough position from her vantage point. Note also the report is called Hobson without the "s" tagged on it. 

Within a few seconds Hopson Island is:

44deg. 27min. North

64deg. 47min. West [Very close – See above. –CF-]  

And is less than one mile west of Betty Island. I know Betty Island BTW.     

Hope this helps. You could mention in the report that the military person taking the report misspelled the name of the Island in the report. It would be outrageous if Hopson Island wasn't the island in question. Fits like a hand in a glove.       


 



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