Go Back Report # 1035
01-12-1976

01-12-1976

Man reports sighting UFO

A city works employee plowing snow on Bell Lane early this morning claims he encountered a low flying unidentified flying object.

"It was unreal what I saw," Ed Morrison, 32, of 161 Dundas Street said this morning after coming off the night shift.

"I was plowing down at the very end of Bell Lane where it becomes a dead end. I had just turned around when I saw this light come out of the heavy overcast," he said.

Mr. Morrison said "this thing", looking like a little rocket spinning vertically like a top, came down and hovered in a field to his left.

"One bright light kept going off and on at the top. I thought my blue light was attracting it so I shut off all the lights on the I truck," he said.

He said lie was scared and got "the hell out of there".

He drove a short distance and stopped.

"It just came down and hovered over the field. It didn't touch the ground, but it did kick up snow."

He said the object had a bright purplish light underneath and it threw a pink glow on the snow.

Mr. Morrison said the incident lasted no more than three minutes. Then the object climbed back into the overcast. It was not snowing at the time.

There was no noise.

He said he wasn't sure, but he thought there were two aerial-like objects on the side which also spun around.

"I read these things in the paper and I don't often believe.

But let me tell you, I do now. I don't care what people say. I saw it."

Mr. Morrison said he talked to a city police officer having coffee at Tim Horton's about 4 a.m.

He said the officer told him to stick to his guns even though he was being kidded by fellow employees.

He said the officer told him his sergeant saw something like that a week ago.

It was the second low-flying UFO incident reported in the Brantford area within weeks.

A 14-year-old reported a UFO hovered 300 feet above him New Year's Eve night while he was crossing a field north of St. George on his snowmobile.

This reference: The Brantford Expositor, Brantford, Ont., dated Jan. 12, 1976. With Thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/

UFOCAT PRN - 143948

UFOCAT URN 143948 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0888, 1980

North America Canada, Ontario, Brant

Brantford Latitude 43-09-25 N, Longitude 80-15-27 W (D-M-S)

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

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 43.16 N, Longitude 80.25 W (D.%)

The following was E-mailed to me, in reference to the above case. Although it does not deal with snow, it corroborates the presence of the UFO in the general area, making it a multiple witness sighting.

From: XXXX XXXX

Subject: Case 1035

I also had an encounter the same night as described by the Brantford Expositor in report 1035, I remember reading the report the following day and felt validated about my encounter - which I did not report at the time.

Here is my experience. Thanks to your site I was able to find the Expositor article which pinpointed the date for me - I could not remember.

Late one night in the vicinity of The Chapel of the Mohawks, I had a very close encounter with a flying object. It was a craft of stereo typical configuration, saucer with dome and alternating flashing lights around the perimeter. I was driving home alone along the country road. Suddenly I became aware of flashing lights in my rear-view mirror and assumed I was being pulled over by the OPP or something like that. I stopped gently and pulled hard over on the soft shoulder. I waited with the window rolled down for the appearance of an officer. I leaned over to the glove box to retrieve ownership and insurance papers. When I sat back up a moment later... the flashing lights had stopped or gone. Still I sat for a while wondering what the heck. After a little while I decided to get out of the vehicle and see what was what. Slowly I exited the vehicle and looked up and down the road - all was quiet. I was quite perplexed at the absence of another vehicle. I decided to leave, as I turned to get back into the vehicle - to my amazement brilliant flashing lights began again - almost right above me. In wonder I stared at a disk shaped object with a dome on top. It was probably 30' in diameter and probably 100' in the air; although stationary it had a distinct wobbling motion. After staring in disbelief at it I suddenly had a bad feeling so I jumped in the car and peeled out of there, I lived about a half mile away. It followed me home and hovered over the building. I woke up the household to come see. After a while it drifted slowly out of sight in the direction of the town.

I am certain that the Brantford Expositor printed a story the next day about a city worker who abandoned his equipment after being buzzed by it. He said the flashing light on his truck seemed to attract it.

Anyway, the following night as I traveled from Hamilton to Brantford on Hyw 2/53 I saw it again. It traveled parallel to the highway and kept pace with me for several miles.

(I wished since that I had written down the exact date of this episode and am hoping that someone may have information that would assist in pinning the date down. I may be incorrect with 1977/78 but I am sure it was around that time.)

It seems the date was 1976 using the remembered newspaper article as the date key.

Thank you

Name on file

This reference: E-Mail from the witness dated March 28, 2007 @ 1:14 AM

Regarding the location of The Chapel of the Mohawks I received the following from the witness:

The event took place about a 1/2 mile to the East of the Chapel - here is the link http://www.mohawkchapel.ca/ on Mohawk St., Brantford. It followed me home from there about 1/2 mile going West on Mohawk St. I read the Brantford Expositor article the next day re: the City Worker encounter. I did not report either of my encounters with it. Your Report confirms the date for me (Expositor article 01-12-1976) is definitely the one I read the next day.

UFOCAT PRN NONE

North America Canada, Ontario, Hastings

Hamilton Latitude 43-14-34 N, Longitude 79-59-22 W (D-M-S)

Brantford Latitude 43-09-25 N, Longitude 80-15-27 W

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


 



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