A Submarine UFO
Reports of UFOs arising from a body of
water are rare. It is particularly significant that the following case was
reported directly to me by the lone witness, who happens to be an
acquaintance of many years. He wishes to remain anonymous for the usual
obvious reasons but my full taping of his long distance call from Kamloops,
British Columbia, leaves no doubt to a listener that he was genuinely
bewildered by his experience on Thompson River. Fortunately, we have in Kewlona,
B.C., relatively close to Kamloops,
an investigator of long standing and experience, Mr. W.K. Allan. He has kindly agreed to
investigate and evaluate this case as far as is possible. This case will be
followed up in the next issue of Frontiers of Science.
[Note from CUFOS – this case was NOT followed up in the next
issue of F of S]-CF-
[DD] + [CE-II ]
May 16, 1981
2:30 p.m. PDST
Kamloops, British Columbia (Thompson River)
witness is fishing on a bright, sunny afternoon in May. There are other
people on the water at some distance. A small boat has just passed by when a
noise "like water
being poured into a hot frying pan" is heard. The water in front of the
fisherman, about 100 to 150 yards away, suddenly bubbles. Out of the water
rises a fifteen-to twenty-foot "typical" flying saucer.
Slowly at first, it accelerates as it approaches the witness at a forty-five
degree angle, passes directly over him, and then accelerates upward and,
"zoom, it is gone."
witness described the UFO as identical with a disc shown in my book The
UFO Experience (the single disc high above the trees in the photograph
The witness was still in a shocked state when he
heard a rain of pellets spattering down, ostensibly from the UFO.
Fortunately, he collected a fair amount of the material, which was sent to
witness is puzzled as to why this incident was not seen and reported by
others, since it occurred in the vicinity of a good sized Canadian city.
Shortly after the incident, he spoke to a hitchhiker along the highway which
runs close to the river. The hitchhiker "did not want to get
absence of corroborating reports is disturbing. Did no one else see this
truly unusual event? Or are there reluctant witnesses here, part of the army
of the "bewildered silent"? This must be the answer unless we
invoke the handy hallucination explanation. However, a hallucination that
rains down material from itself might be considered a bit unusual
material in this section has been prepared by Dr. J. Allen Hynek,
Director of the Center for UFO Studies, an international association of
scientists and others seriously interested in the UFO phenomenon. Through the
cooperation of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and its network of
investigators, and of other UFO investigative groups both in the United States
and abroad, and through the work of its own investigators, the Center offers
the following as its contribution to the responsible reporting of the
worldwide UFO phenomenon.
This reference: (Original) The International UFO
Reporter, in The Frontiers of Science, July-August 1981, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp.
PRN – NONE
URN – NONE The International UFO Reporter, in The Frontiers
of Science, July-
August 1981, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 13-14
URN – NONE Unexplained Mysteries of
the 20th Century, by Janet
and Colin Bord, p.
176, © 1989.
America – Canada, British Columbia
50-40 N, Longitude 120-20 W (D-M)
Thompson River Latitude
50-14 N, Longitude 121-34 W
Reference: Canada Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of
Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., November 1953