Go Back Report # 714



Prospector Reports One “Big as a Ship” Hitting Lake Superior.          

       SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. June 18 (Canadian Press). -- A strange tale was brought down to “The Soo” today from Michipicoten Island by Frank Kushick, a prospector, who said a huge meteor "about the size of a ship" fell into Lake Superior close to the island about 10 o'clock on the night of June 11. The meteor illuminated the island brilliantly and created a rumbling noise which was heard at Puckasaw and Pipe Rivers, twenty and twelve miles away, respectively, for two minutes after it fell.

       Kushick’s story is supported by his brother Gordon and Augusta Weidman, camped about two miles away on the island.

       The meteor fell between the island and the mainland, and there appeared to be two balls of fire, either following the meteor closely or attached to it. The air was full of sparks, he said. Quite a sea arose after the meteor struck the water. The rumbling noise is believed to have been caused by boiling water.                                                                                                            

This is the original reference: N.Y. Times, June 19, 1929, p. 14          

UFOCAT PRN – 144740

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Newspaper clipping, N.Y. Times, June 19, 1929

UFOCAT URN – NONE    INFO Journal, Vol. 2, #2, Spring 1970, p. 30

UFOCAT URN – 144740 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0909, © 1980

North America – Canada, Ontario.

Michipicoten Island      Latitude 47-45 N, Longitude 85-45 W (D-M)

Lake Superior              Latitude 47-30 N, Longitude 88-00 W

Puckasaw                    None found, however this is probably a spelling error as there is a

                                       “Pukaskwa” River in the same general location –CF-:

Pukaskwa                    Latitude 48-00 N, Longitude 85-54 W

Reference: Canada Gazetteer, prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., November 1953     

Pipe River                     Latitude 47-55-15 N, Longitude 85-41-00 W (D-M-S)

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

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 47.72 N, Longitude 85.72 W (D.%) 


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