Ball of fire came out of the skies
A report of
an unidentified flying
object landing in the Bay of Island Friday night, received "a lot of
attention" from the RCMP rural detachment here, a spokesman for the
detachment said today.
Three adult residents of McIver’s had told
police they saw a ball of fire moving in over the Blow Me Down Mountains and fall toward the water. Then
they heard a splash.
spokesman said the detachment received a call at about the same time, from
the air and sea rescue centre at Halifax, that an airplane was missing
somewhere in the general area. So the detachment obtained a boat and searched
the area where the object had landed, but found nothing.
later reported that the plane in question had been ditched about 100 miles
east of St. John's.
This reference: News clip, Corner Brook Western-Star,
Nfld., November 20, 1972,
and St. John’s Evening Telegram, Nfld., November 21, 1972. With
Thanks to The J.
Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
North America – Canada, Newfoundland
Blow Me Down Mountains - There
are several entries in the Canadian Gazetteer under just “Blow Me down” for
both the mountains and the bay.-CF-
Bay of Islands Blow Me Down Latitude 49-03-41 N, Longitude 58-16-24 W (D-M) [Cliff]
49-04-36 N, Longitude 58-07-53 W
St. John's Latitude
47-33-57 N, Longitude 52-43-31