Go Back Report # 163


Couple Spot 'Fiery Ball' on Lake

A Bear Creek Harbor resident and his wife said they saw what looked like a burning airplane apparently crashing into Lake Ontario about 13 miles east of Sea Breeze about 1:15 this morning.

Charles Powell of East Lake Road, Ontario, said he saw "an orange-red fiery ball moving up and down like a burning plane trying to land on the lake in front of his house."

"It was going at a tremendous speed," he said, "faster than any boat could have gone."

Powell's call to State Police started a Coast Guard search of the area. A Civil Air Patrol spokesman this morning said no missing planes had been reported.

A trooper arrived at the Powell home about 2:15 a.m. and watched the ball of fire with Powell and Mrs. Powell until it burned itself out about 3 a.m.

A 7 hour Coast Guard search of the area by boat was unsuccessful in locating any clue as to the location or identification of the object. A Coast Guard spokesman said the search would not be continued unless a plane was reported missing.

This reference: Rochester, New York, Times-Union, 13 October 1958.

With thanks to Loren Gross for forwarding this material to me.-CF


UFOCAT URN 133031 UFOs: A History 1958 by Loren Gross, p. 61, no date of publication

UFOCAT URN 164897 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX, 2002


UFOCAT URN 076776 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 226, 1970


UFOCAT URN 106823 The UFO Investigator (NICAP), December 1958, p. 3

UFOCAT URN NONE Rochester, New York, Times-Union, October 13, 1958

UFOCAT URN NONE Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, October 13, 1958


UFOCAT URN 105676 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0877, 1980

North America United States, New York, Wayne

Bear Creek Harbor Latitude 43-16-40 N, Longitude 77-16-42 W (D-M-S)

Sea Breeze Latitude 43-13-50 N, Longitude 77-32-32 W [Monroe County]

Ontario Latitude 43-13-15 N, Longitude 77-16-59 W

Lake Ontario Latitude 43-20-00 N, Longitude 77-19-59 W

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 43.33 N, Longitude 77.25 W (D.%)


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