Go Back Report # 1048


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.

       The police 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.

       It was 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]

McIver’s                                   Latitude 49-04-36 N, Longitude 58-07-53 W

St. John's                                 Latitude 47-33-57 N, Longitude 52-43-31

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


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