Go Back Report # 365


       Canada experienced quite a concentration of UFOs in the fall of 1967; some of the sightings were reminiscent of the 1965 and 1966 activity in the United States. On the 11th of September, Samuel Morton, superintendent of the hydroelectric station ten miles south of Port Elgin, Ontario, was in the company of several other employees at the plant when an unidentified flying object passed over the station in an easterly direction. All thought that the object, which showed as only a brilliant light, was a part of an orbiting spacecraft--until it hovered over the lake about a mile and a half away and dropped something into the water. Two nights later a similar object was seen by plant employees, and for the next five nights the object came in over the lake and hovered again, as ff searching for something.     
       A Port Elgin man reported to police that he had been frightened by a strange whining noise when he was at the town's tennis court on the 11th. Two others, quite independently of the hydroelectric plant employees, also reported seeing an object hovering near the Douglas Point station. Still others saw the object, with sparks coming from it, over the lake. Reports were made to the North American Air Defense Command at Selfridge Air Force Base in Michigan, but authorities there said they had not investigated, and did not seem interested. No radar contacts were made on the nights in question, they said.  

Reference for the above text is: UFOs Over The Americas by Jim and Coral Lorenzen, pp. 31-32, © 1968

UFOCAT PRN – 46268          
UFOCAT URN – NONE    Newspaper Clipping, Toronto (ON) Telegram, dated September 18, 1967     
UFOCAT URN – 046268 APRO Bulletin, September 1967, p. 14           
UFOCAT URN – 102295 Saucers, Space and Science (Duplantier), September 1967, p. 10, no © date
UFOCAT URN – 099820 Flying Saucer Magazine (Palmer), June 1968, p. 8      
UFOCAT URN – 099819 Flying Saucer Magazine (Palmer), June 1968, p. 8      
UFOCAT URN – 056795 UFOs Over The Americas by J. and C. Lorenzen, pp. 31-32, © 1968   
UFOCAT URN – 056793 UFOs Over The Americas by J. and C. Lorenzen, pp. 31-32, © 1968   
UFOCAT URN – 144145 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0899, © 1980          
UFOCAT URN – 176040
*U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX © 2002       

North America, Canada, Ontario          
Port Elgin         Latitude 44-26 N, Longitude 81-23 W (D-M)   
Note: Although the name of the lake is not given in the text, Port Elgin lies on the shore of Lake Huron. –CF-         
Lake Huron      Latitude 44-30 N, Longitude 83-00 W
Reference: Canada Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., November 1953          

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