Go Back Report # 1446



July 5, 1997 - Hubbards, Halifax Co. Nova Scotia:


9:00 PM. Mrs. Shirley Fader and her mother Helen Aitkins were standing on the public wharf about 45 minutes before sundown. They were watching Shirley's two sons as they fished for mackerel from the dock and the stern of a small fishing boat tied up alongside. Shirley's mother, Helen, was the first to spot the object and drew it to her daughter’s attention. The object was 35 degrees above the horizon to the southeast as was determined later by compass reading taken by this investigator from the reported position of the object to their position on the dock. It was not possible, however, to determine the object's distance from them. Mrs. Fader stated that the object was stationary and described it as a brilliant white object and likened it to a searchlight-type colour and brilliance but with no rays emitted from the source. Further questioning on this detail elicited that the light, though brilliant and pure white, it did not seem to hurt the eyes. She again stated that if you looked straight at a searchlight it would have that kind of coloration. The object remained in their view for 15-20 seconds then abruptly vanished. One of Mrs. Fader’s sons, Robert (9), said that he was closest to the two women when they sighted the object but had had a bite on his fishing line just at that moment, so he was distracted. Something, however, made him look to see what they were talking about just as the object vanished. Though he did not see the object, he noticed something peculiar on the water between himself and the shore about 300 metres away which was in the direction of the object. The water which was flat calm had kicked up into tiny wavelets like little pyramids in a line towards the opposite shore, but he noticed no hint of a breeze. He offered that the water did not look like it normally would if there had been a breeze with little wavelets coming toward you but choppy with little pyramids on it. Mrs. Fader said that the object did not fade out but simply vanished in the blink of an eye. There was no sound or exhaust or vapour noted near the object. Neither Mrs. Fader or [sic-nor] her mother could believe what they had seen. Mrs. Fader commented that she was excited by the sighting and believed that she had seen something extraordinary.

(Don Ledger files)


Reference for the above text is: Website: NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena): The 1997 UFO Chronology:




UFOCAT URN – 154081 UFO Research Manitoba, Canadian UFO Survey by Geoff Dittman, 1997-203


North America – Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Body of water is St. Margarets Bay.

Hubbards               Latitude 44-38-00 N, Longitude 064-03-00 W (D-M-S) [populated place]

St. Margarets Bay   Latitude 44-35-00 N, Longitude 064-00-00 W [bay]

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    

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