Go Back Report # 1096


Wed.,   May 23, 2001

Dear Brian:

       Hello from (Names Removed) sent me your name and address and indication that you would be interested in my story of [a] craft hovering over the water on [the] evening of March 7, 2001.

       So I thought, why not.

       This is what I recall.

I am already outside, down at the water’s edge at Strathcona Park. This park is less than a mile from where I live in Ottawa, Ontario. The water is part of the Ottawa River, which runs right through the city of Ottawa, in the south


end where I live.

       Anyways, I recall standing at the water’s edge in the late evening. It’s already dark out. I don’t recall seeing anyone else nearby. From my left, I recall hearing a low rumbling noise; noise came very slowly in my direction, following the course of the water.

       I recall seeing a HUGE craft, about [the] size of ½ [a] football field approximately in size. It was “floating” about 1,000 feet up in the air, grey in


color, “floating” very slowly, almost silent except for this very low rumbling noise. There appeared to be lots of small windows on [the] top section. I remember I was feeling very much in awe and very impressed by the HUGE, MASSIVE SIZE. I wasn’t scared at all. I “knew” I was safe; I “knew” I wouldn’t get hurt or harmed in any way by this CRAFT. In total, I watched it for about 10 minutes. I don’t recall whether it just vanished


or kept “floating” past till it was out of site or what. But my last recollection is of me looking up into the sky almost directly above, 1,000 ft. in to sky and seeing this HUGE CRAFT and feeling SAFE and impressed by the MASSIVE size. If I close my eyes, I can still picture the craft in vivid detail in my mind’s eye. I have tried to sketch it for you, but my attempt doesn’t really do the actual CRAFT proper justice.


       I did have something else to tell you concerning this craft. A male friend of mine, J., met up with me the following day or so later. Like myself, J. is also very much interested in U.F.O. material. I told him of my experience of [the] evening of March 7, 2007. As I was telling him, his very eager manner indicated he had something to tell me.

       J. had been, about 1 hour after dark on [the] evening of March 7, 2001, on Cummings


Bridge, which spans the Ottawa River. Now Cummings Bridge is about 1 mile up river to my left. J. said he was standing on the bridge, used by cars and pedestrians alike. He said he saw lights flashing in the sky directly above the water about a few hundred feet in the air. There was still a lot of ice on the water. These lights were flashing and moving down river, very slowly. (They would have been moving in my direction.)

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       J. said he watched the lights slowly move down river till they disappeared. He didn’t follow them; he says now he wishes he had. J. said he went back to the same spot on the bridge in the morning light and noticed that the ice was broken up directly down the middle of the river, and as if it had been cut by a knife. Not usual in ice-breakup with chunks floating willy-nilly about. But a very exact, straight cut through

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the ice, straight down the course of the river, probably the same path the lights had taken.

       My friend J. and I both surmise we witnessed the same craft, J. from the bridge, me an hour or so later at the water’s edge.

       I remember thinking, a few days after this sighting, that I was “supposed” to be at [the] water’s edge that evening. This is something I don’t generally do, go down to the water at night alone, ‘cause this is unlit

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area; it is totally dark down there at the water’s edge. I generally only go down there during the day so I can see where I’m going and not fall in the water.

       My friend (Name Removed) did ask me what kind of craft I thought it might be. “Mother ship” immediately came to mind. I had the feeling I was “supposed” to witness this craft. And also, and this might sound crazy, but it’s how I felt and still do feel.

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       I have a feeling “they” knew I was witnessing their CRAFT. And this isn’t the LAST time. This is only the beginning. That’s OK with me.

       Also, several weeks later, I was on [the] balcony [of my] 2nd floor apartment, on a  clear blue sky day, middle of [the] afternoon. I saw for maybe 2-3 seconds, at eye level, I’m standing up, I’m just over 6’ tall, about halfway between my building and Strathcona Park area, a

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CRAFT heading towards me, yellow in color. I have also included a sketch of this craft. This would have been about [the] first or second week in April, perhaps a bit earlier.

       So there you have it. I do hope this info is useful. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks, Brian.

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Brian, if you publish this story, please publish it under the name of: Johanna

Thanks, Brian  

Johanna, the name shown here, is not the witness’s real name.

I have removed any and everyone’s personal information from this entire letter.

Brian Vike: Director of HBCC UFO Research

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This reference: http://www.hbccufo.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3119

Report to Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research as above. With thanks to Mr. Vike for permission to post to this website.    

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

North America – Canada, Ontario, Carleton/Frontenac

Strathcona Park           Latitude 44-15-19 N, Longitude 76-31-28 W (D-M-S)

Ottawa                        Latitude 45-20-00 N, Longitude 75-35-03 W

Ottawa River                Latitude 45-33-59 N, Longitude 74-23-11 W

Cummings Bridge         Latitude 45-25-56 N, Longitude 75-40-16 W [Cummings Island]

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


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