Go Back Report # 157



RED FLARE SEEN OVER LAKE HURON: A red flareearly this morning wasbelieved mistakenly identified as a distress signal from a vessel. A report from an Ontario Provincial Police cruiser patrolling near Grand Bend at 1 a.m.brought a US Coast Guard crew from Port Huronto investigate the sighting The OPP officer, reporting by radio to headquarters said he saw the flare arch into the sky west of Grand Bend leaving a trail of red light then plunging into the water. The Orderly Officer, Lt. W.A.Smith of Camp Ipperwash said the flare did not come from the army camp. No maneuvers were carried out at the time. In addition, he stated, the range of the army red flares is not great enough to carryover Lake Huron.    

(Sarnia Observer,
May 24, 1958)         

Reference for the above text is:
Sarnia (Ontario) Observer, 24 May 1958   

UFOCAT PRN – 76775          
UFOCAT URN – NONE   Sarnia (Ontario) Observer, 24 May 1958         
UFOCAT URN – 076775 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 226, © 1970     
UFOCAT URN – 144014 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0892, © 1980

North America – Canada, Ontario        
Grand Bend      Latitude 43-19-00 N, Longitude 081-45-00 W (D-M-S) [populated place]       
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    

North America – Canada, Ontario, Lambton County, Ontario near Kettle Point.           
Camp Ipperwash   Latitude 43-11-30 N, Longitude 081-56-15 W       
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Ipperwash     

North America – United States, Michigan, St. Clair      
Port Huron   Latitude 43-00-19 N, Longitude 082-35-23 W (D-M-S) [Coast Guard Station]     
Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399         

Lake Huron      Latitude 44-30 N, Longitude 82-00 W (D-M)   
Reference: Canada Gazetteer, prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., November 1953          

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