Go Back Report # 371


I was told by Chris Styles, on the shore of Shag Harbour, during a tour of the site that a week later, dead fish washed up on the shore of Shag Harbour. This is not in any of the UFO reports of the account, but Mr. Styles has located the news clip that had this information. The fish incident is not mentioned in the following text of the case –CF-        

UAO Dives into Sea at Nova Scotia

       One of the more detailed and well documented sightings out of Canada took place on the night of October 4 at about 11:05 p.m. At that time several individuals observed a row of lights which glided into the water. The first report came from five young people between the ages of 15 and 20 years old who saw three or four distinct lights arranged in a straight row, the total of which appeared to be the size of a large aircraft coming down at an angle of 45 degrees toward the water. The object was lost to sight when it passed behind a low hill, after which time the witnesses observed a single white light apparently resting on the water at a point which they estimated to be about 200 or 300 yards off shore in the Barrington Passage.

      The witnesses, who were in a car, immediately notified the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. When Corporal Ron O'Brian, one of three officers who went to the scene arrived, a light which he compared to that of a flash light was apparently on the surface of the water about 300 yards off shore. Two of the officers went for a rowboat and one stayed and watched the light which extinguished five minutes later. About ten minutes after the light went out the two RCMPs were at the spot where the object was believed to have been seen. There was nothing to be seen except a patch of yellowish foam made up of 1 to 1 ½ inch bubbles, the total of which was between 30 and 40 yards across. Fishermen in the area felt that this foam was not normal tidal foam.

       Other subsequent reports by residents in the general area indicated that at least a dozen people were witnesses to the phenomenon. One observer said that he noticed a brief streak of light coming from a point between the first and third lights and also heard a whistling sound, A check was made with aeronautical authorities and it was found that there were no aircraft missing in that area. The object apparently landed in Cocherwit Passage which is between Cape Sable Island and the mainland. Two girls in their mid twenties who were driving on Cape Sable reported, independent of the other observers, that they had observed three yellow lights which tilted, then descended. After that they observed a yellow light on the water.

      On the following Friday Navy divers were organized for a search which began on Saturday morning. To this date there is no indication that anything was found. It should be noted here that a disc, apparently in trouble, fell into the Peropava River in Brazil in the fall of 1963. Despite extensive operations with diving equipment as well as metal detection equipment, nothing was found in this instance either.

       APRO's Nova Scotia members were instrumental in getting a quick report to headquarters after which Mr. Lorenzen notified the University of Colorado Committee so that they could affect immediate investigation.                                                                                                         

This reference: The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, September/October, 1967, p. 7

NOTE: For a more encompassing treatment of this event, see the book “Dark Object” researchers, Chris Styles & Don Ledger, © 2001.-CF-

Original references: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, “Light Herald”, 12 October 1967, and

Halifax, Nova Scotia “Chronicle Herald”, 6 October 1967 

Due to the number of references in this case, I will list all under the date that was presented. The Primary and Unique reference numbers will be shown as PRN/URN –CF-           

[DOS: 10-??-1967]

PRN 108232/URN 108232 UFO Investigator, Publication of NICAP, December 1967, p. 4

PRN 088264/URN 096000 Our UFO Visitors by John Magor, p. 14, © 1977.

PRN 151277/URN 151277 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #1018, © 1980

[DOS: 10-EE-1967]

PRN 069606/URN 069606 UFO Investigator, Publication of NICAP, December 1967, p. 4

PRN 088264/URN 099823 Flying Saucer Magazine (Palmer), June 1968, p. 9 

[DOS: 10-04-1967]

PRN 046478/URN 046478 APRO Bulletin, September 1967, p. 7

PRN 046478/URN 056828 UFOs Over The Americas by Jim and Coral Lorenzen, p. 56 © 1968

PRN 046478/URN 046476 Committee T081. No date of publication

PRN 046478/URN 046477 Condon Committee C47. No date of publication    

[DOS: 10-04-1967]

PRN NONE/URN NONE       Halifax, Nova Scotia “Chronicle Herald”, 6 October 1967

PRN NONE/URN NONE       Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, “Light Herald”, 12 October 1967

PRN NONE/URN NONE       Fate Magazine February 1968, p. 48

PRN 069641/URN 056935 UFOs Over The Americas by Jim and Coral Lorenzen, p. 173 © 1968

PRN 069641/URN 069641 UFO Investigator, Publication of NICAP, March 1968, p. 4

PRN 069641/URN 088264 Flying Saucer Review, January 1968, p. 33

PRN 069641/URN 046479 Special report on 1968 cases by Parrick Huyghe © 1969

PRN 069641/URN 073322 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, pp. 44-45, 1970

PRN 069641/URN 151264 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #1017, © 1980

PRN 069641/URN 136841 UFOs and the National Security State by R.M. Dolan 499-281 © 2000

PRN NONE/URN NONE       Dark Object by researchers, Chris Styles & Don Ledger, © 2001.

PRN 069641/URN 176552 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX © 2002

PRN 069641/URN 182198 UFOs and the National Security State by Richard Dolan 414-281 © 2002

PRN 069641/URN 046480 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #2041 by L Schoenherr. No © date.

PRN 069641/URN 193073 UNICAT computer database by Willy Smith (727) #688 No © date.

[DOS: 10-04-1967]

PRN 151264/URN 056829 UFOs Over The Americas by Jim and Coral Lorenzen, p. 57 © 1968

PRN 151264/URN 151232 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #1014, © 1980

North America – Canada, Nova Scotia

Shag Harbour               Latitude 43-28-00 N, Longitude 65-42-00 W (D-M-S)

Barrington Passage      Latitude 43-30-00 N, Longitude 65-38-00 W

Cape Sable Island        Latitude 43-28-00 N, Longitude 65-36-00 W [From “Dark Object”]

Halifax                          Latitude 44-52-00 N, Longitude 63-43-00 W

Baccaro                        Latitude 43-27-00 N, Longitude 65-28-00 W [ Baccaro Point ]

Clark's Harbour            Latitude 43-27-00 N, Longitude 65-38-00 W

Wood’s Harbor             Latitude 43-32-00 N, Longitude 65-44-00 W [From “Dark Object”]

Cocherwit Passage      Unable to locate.                                            [From “Dark Object”]

Shelburne Harbor         Latitude 43-41-00 N, Longitude 65-20-00 W [From “Dark Object”]

McNutts Island             Latitude 43-38-00 N, Longitude 65-17-00 W [From “Dark Object”]

Cape Roseway             Latitude 43-37-00 N, Longitude 65-16-00 W [From “Dark Object”]

Government Point        Latitude 43-40-00 N, Longitude 65-16-00 W [From “Dark Object”]

Reference: http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php           

NOTE: There were seven coordinates in the various URNs, all close to the one listed below, so I felt it was useless to present them all as the latitude/longitude for all the points are listed above.-CF-      

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 43.50 N, Longitude 65.68 W (D.%) 


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