As UFO water-drawing has been observed
at other times, we should pause to consider another case elsewhere in Canada
which helps to show how much water evidently means to our visitors. Do they
use it for testing, drinking or even for fuel, as some speculate?
The case is also of interest because
it provides a rare moment of seeing a UFO crew in action. It was originally
published in the form of a letter from one of the witnesses, William J.
Kiehl, to Jim and Coral Lorenzen who carried it in their book Flying
Saucer Occupants. After
starting Canadian UFO Report, we heard from Kiehl, then an elderly
pensioner living in San Francisco, and it was obvious the incident was still
alive in his thoughts even though he was just 16 when it happened.
The year was 19141and Kiehl and two other young
Americans were exploring Lake Superior2
when a boating accident left them marooned on the shore of Georgian (sic) Bay. They were picked up by a French
Canadian couple with three small children in a large rowboat and were on
their way again when the boat sprang a leak and the party stopped to make
But all that was preliminary to the
main event. While repairs were being made, one of the children noticed a deer
at waterline staring out over the lake. Following the deer's gaze, she saw an
unusual craft resting on the water and pointed it out to her mother who then
called to the rest of the party.
According to Kiehl, the air was still
and the craft sat motionless in the water about 450 feet from shore. Its
shape was that of a globe except that it was slightly flattened on top and
had some sort of square substructure around the bottom3. Two man-like beings, four feet tall
or less and clad in tight-fitting iridescent suits of greenish-purple, were
standing on this "deck" manipulating a green hose in the water.
After a moment three other small men
appeared at the upper part of the craft. Like the first two, they wore
box-shaped yellow headpieces but their clothing was khaki-colored. These
three worked on what looked like three pipes emerging with them from the top
of the globe and then disappeared, along with the pipes, back into the craft.
Meanwhile the first two had pushed
their hose through a hatch above them, which one of them then entered. At
this point the craft started to rise, causing the remaining little
"deck-hand" to cling desperately to a chrome-like ring around the
The craft moved quickly out of sight with the little fellow still
clutching the ring. Kiehl said he often wondered what happened to him. One
wonders, too, what caused the hurried departure. The occupants seemed to
notice the deer, which darted back into the woods, but not the humans.
Possibly the action of the deer alarmed them.
Of all the strange aspects of
this story, none is more so than the plight of the little crewman left
clinging for his life. It seems incredible that the take-off was handled so
badly, but then perhaps our visitors are human after all!
This reference: Our UFO
Visitors by John Magor, pp. 202-204, ©
With thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/
Note #1: Late August from several other sources.
Note #2: Georgia Bay is a part of Lake Huron.
Note #3: See following text by Timothy Beckley for estimated
size of the craft.
One of the most documented accounts of
UFOs seen over water is still vividly remembered by William J. Kiehl, who
lived in San Francisco when he was interviewed. Kiehl reports that in August
1914, near Georgia Bay, Canada, he and eight other persons observed an odd
"Wet and chilled, we were
gathering wood for a fire when two young girls who were in the party came
running excitedly into our make-shift camp in an isolated cove and demanded
that we follow them to a nearby beach. A deer was standing there, they said,
gazing out onto the water at a strange machine which appeared to be anchored.
We followed the girls and there, near the middle of the bay, was a strange
machine of a type I had not seen the likes of before nor since.
"I would say that this strange
machine was about nine feet high and twelve feet long. On top of the ship
were two little men dressed in green and purple tight-fitting clothes. Square
yellow masks which seemed to rest on their shoulders covered their faces.
"A light green-colored hose
appeared to come out of a small porthole about halfway up the side of the
unusual craft. The two little creatures appeared to be trying to get some
kinks or knots out of the hose which was dragging in the water.
"Their task accomplished, three
more creatures appeared on the topmost deck of the craft and began adjusting
some type of rods which were affixed to the upper part of the ship.
"After what was probably two or
three minutes, the five beings went inside the ship by way of the porthole
from which the hose was extended.
"The ship then rose from the bay surface sucking
with it a heavy upsurge of water4 which sprayed the entire sea, leaving
a mist above which did not settle for some time. As the ship continued
to move straight up, it changed color from red to green and then made a tight
left turn and flew off on its side."
This reference: Strange
Encounters: Bizarre & Eerie Contact with UFO Occupants by Timothy
Green Beckley, p. 84, published 1992, New Brunswick, NJ: Inner Light
Note #4: Re: Beckleys upsurge of water, several
other authors have trailing white vapor.
UFOCAT PRN 96922 [DOS: 08-??-1914]
UFOCAT URN 175920 *U* UFO
Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 00322, © 2002
UFOCAT PRN 96922 [DOS: 08-LL-1914]
UFOCAT URN NONE Newspaper clipping, Long Beach Press Times,
August 18, 1966
UFOCAT URN 081694 Ted
Bloecher investigation files, August 15, 1966
UFOCAT URN 010963 Saucer
News Magazine by Jim Moseley, December 1966, p. 32
UFOCAT URN 096922
Newspaper clipping, El Paso Times, March 01, 1967
UFOCAT URN 010956 Flying
Saucer Occupants by Jim and Coral Lorenzen, p. 019, © 1967
UFOCAT URN 078519 John
Magor investigation files, May 1969
UFOCAT URN 010955 A
Century of Landings (N=923) by J. Vallee, # 040, © 1969
UFOCAT URN 010951
Data-Net Report, May 1970
UFOCAT URN 010954 Les
Extra-Terrestres by Jader Pereira, p. 6, © 1974
UFOCAT URN 096098 Our UFO
Visitors by John Magor, p. 202, © 1977
UFOCAT URN 144733 A
Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0908, © 1980
UFOCAT URN NONE Strange Encounters: Bizarre & Eerie
Contact with UFO Occupants by
Timothy Green Beckley, p. 84, © 1992
UFOCAT URN NONE Alien Contacts & Abductions by Jenny
Randles, pp. 136-7, © 1993
UFOCAT URN 010953 Catalog
Through 1950 by H. Edward Hill, #061, © date unknown
UFOCAT URN 068687 World-Wide
Catalog of Type 1 Reports #0089 by Peter Rogerson,
no © date.
UFOCAT URN 010950
Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #0016 by L. Schoenherr, no © date.
UFOCAT URN 010952 Condon
Committee, p.213, #213, no date of publication
UFOCAT URN 115201 HUMCAT:
Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, A0087, no publication date
North America Canada, Ontario
Georgia Bay Latitude
45-30 N, Longitude 81-00 W (D-M)
This reference: Canada Gazetteer, Official Standard
Names Gazetteer, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., November 1971,
Lake Superior Latitude
48-00 N, Longitude 88-00 W (D-M)
Lake Huron Latitude
45-00 N, Longitude 83-00 W
UFO location (UFOCAT) Latitude 46.00 N, Longitude 81.00
Latitude 45.25 N, Longitude 80.83 W [URN