Go Back Report # 1296

09-01-1974

1974- At 10:45 a.m., while driving a combine to harvest his rape crop on a rainy morning on his farm five miles northwest of Langenburg, Saskatchewan, Canada,farmer Edwin Fuhr, age 36, noticed a metallic dome-shaped object about 50 feet away and stopped to investigate. Walking to within 15 feet of it, Fuhr saw that it was spinning and swirling the grass beneath it. This frightened him and he backed away. Climbing back on the harvester, he looked around and saw four more identical domes "like brushed stainless steel" arranged in a rough semi-circle, all hovering and spinning 12 to 18 inches above the ground. At this point he could not get the throttle and steering wheel of the swather to respond. One object suddenly took off, quickly followed by the other four, ascending in a step formation. At about 200 feet they stopped, each emitting a puff of gray vapor from exhaust-like extensions at the base. The vapor extended about six feet, followed by a downward gust of wind which flattened the rape in the immediate area. The objects then formed a straight line, hovered for a minute or two, and then suddenly ascended into the low cloud cover and disappeared. There were five rings of depressed grass swirled in a clockwise fashion at the landing sites. There was no evidence of heat or burning. Some additional circles were found in the area later that month. Fuhr later learned that cattle in a nearby field had bellowed and broken through a fence about the time of the sighting.         

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Ron Morier, quoted by Canadian Press, said: "Something was there and I doubt it was a hoax. There's no indication anything had been wheeled in or out and Mr. Fuhr seemed genuinely scared." Later Morier told an investigator, "There is no way that this is a hoax....Whatever was in there, it came out of the air and departed the same way, as far as I could tell."     

(Sources: Edmonton Journal, September 4, 1974; J. Allen Hynek & Jacques Vallee, The Edge of Reality, p. 265; Ted R. Phillips, MUFON UFO Symposium 1975, p. 105; UNICAT, case 467; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 18, 264, 281; John R. Colombo, UFOs over Canada: Personal Accounts of Sightings and Close Encounters, p. 213.)           

Reference for the above text is: Website: ufoinfo.com:      
http://www.ufoinfo.com/onthisday/September01.html          

UFOCAT PRN – 103678        
UFOCAT URN – 104094
J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, September 27, 1974, news clip
UFOCAT URN – 103678 J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, October 27, 1974, on-site      
UFOCAT URN – 092256 APRO Bulletin, October 1974, p.8        
UFOCAT URN – 078550 Canadian UFO Report, November 1974, news clip      
UFOCAT URN – 086583 Flying Saucer Review, December 1974, p. 32
UFOCAT URN – 159399 UFO Investigator, publication of NICAP, December 1974        
UFOCAT URN – 157236 MUFON Conference Proceedings: 1975, p. 105          
UFOCAT URN – 086312 The Edge of Reality: A Progress Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by J. Allen Hynek, p. 278, © 1975           
UFOCAT URN – 086304 The Edge of Reality: A Progress Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by J. Allen Hynek, p. 265, © 1975           
UFOCAT URN – 088747 Encounters With UFO Occupants by Coral Lorenzen, p. 035, © 1976

UFOCAT URN – 211719 UFO Exist! by Paris Flammonde, p. 371, © 1976        
UFOCAT URN – 082681 Physical Traces Associated With UFO Sightings by Ted Phillips, case # 746, CUFOS, © 1979 
UFOCAT URN – 136082 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0283, © 1980
UFOCAT URN – 144314 UFOs over Canada: Personal Accounts of Sightings and Close Encounters by John Colombo, p. 213, © 1991   
UFOCAT URN – 158016 Project Delta: A Study of Multiple UFOs by Richard Haines, 190-07, © 1994  
UFOCAT URN – 145254 The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, p. 018, © 2000      
UFOCAT URN – 220336 The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, p. 048, © 2000      
UFOCAT URN – 145915 The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, p. 264, © 2000      
UFOCAT URN – 146043 The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, p. 281, © 2000      
UFOCAT URN – 176472 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 10963, © 2002        
investigation   
UFOCAT URN – 216036 NICAP Category 4 - Animal Effects Cases by Joan Woodward 05-23, © 2009 
UFOCAT URN – 192381 UNICAT computer database by Willy Smith (820), #467, no © date  

North America – Canada, Saskatchewan         
Langenburg   Latitude 50-50-00 N, Longitude 101-42-00 W (D-M-S) [populated place]        
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    





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