Go Back Report # 1202



12 Oct. 1796, New Minas, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia



Fifteen "ships" seen in the air moving east, with ports on the side. A man aboard one ship extended his hand.

       The incident is mentioned in the five-volume diary of loyalist merchant and Judge Simeon Perkins (1734-1812):


       A strange story is going that a fleet of ships have been seen in the air in some part of the Bay of Fundy. Mr. Darrow is lately from there by land. I enquired of him. He says that they were said to be seen at New Minas, at one Mr. Ratchford's by a girl about sunrise and that the girl being frightened called out and that two men that were in the house went out and saw the same sight, being fifteen ships and a man forward of them with his hand stretched out. The ships made to the eastward. They were so near that the people saw their sides and ports. The story did not obtain universal credit, but some people believed it. My own opinion is that it was only in imagination as the clouds at sunrise . . .


Reference for the above text is: Wonders in the Sky, by Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck, p. 273, © 2009.

Original reference: C. B. Fergusson, ed., The Diary of Simeon Perkins 1790-1796 (Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1961), 430.


UFOCAT PRN – 65296

UFOCAT URN – 010087 Data-Net Report, May 1970, news clip

UFOCAT URN – 065296 Newspaper clipping dated November 23, 1967

UFOCAT URN – 093670 Newspaper clipping. Nothing else

UFOCAT URN – 125982 Maritime UFO Files by Don Ledger, p. 15, © 1998

UFOCAT URN – 144292 UFOs over Canada: Personal Accounts of Sightings and Close Encounters by John Colombo, p. 209, © 1991

UFOCAT URN – 176502 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 00068, © 2002

UFOCAT URN – 182720 Skylook (early MUFON Journal) by Norma E. Short, January 1968, p. 4


North America – Canada, Nova Scotia

New Minas       Latitude 45-04-04 N, Longitude 064-27-33 W (D-M-S)

Bay of Fundy    Latitude 45-00-00 N, Longitude 065-30-00 W

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



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