SEES GIANT METEOR FALL
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
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
PRN – 144740
UFOCAT URN – NONE Newspaper clipping, N.Y. Times, June 19,
UFOCAT URN – NONE INFO Journal, Vol. 2, #2, Spring 1970, p.
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
found, however this is probably a spelling error as there is a
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
Pipe River Latitude
47-55-15 N, Longitude 85-41-00 W (D-M-S)
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 47.72 N,
Longitude 85.72 W (D.%)