“Flying Saucers” Like Family At Gillies,
Pay Second Visit
COBALT (Staff) — “Flying saucers” are
becoming a family affair for the Don Camerons of Gillies, three miles south
Tom Cameron, 24, and a neighbour, Bob
Cole, 28, are just back from cutting ice on Anima-Nipissing Lake, five miles
west of Latchford, with the latest story in the annals of flying saucers. On
Saturday they watched a mysterious object for two hours with binoculars and
the naked eye as it played pranks in the night skies. It wasn't the family's
first brush with flying saucers.
At about 7:45 p.m. Saturday, the men
were sitting in a shack by the lake when they saw a big, circular flare of
light in the eastern sky. Above the treetops it shone green, red, and blue.
Through the binoculars the object,
which they saw was solid, appeared about three feet in diameter. It shot up
and down noiselessly and across the skies at terrific speeds "far in
excess of those of a jet plane." The saucer never went overhead, but
went as high as 80 degrees above the horizon.
Contacted yesterday by RCAF Filter
Centre, officials in North Bay say they have received no other reports from
anywhere in the area on Saturday evening. They refrained from advancing any
theories as to what it might have been.
Don Cameron, his wife, and their
children had their first brush with flying saucers on April 25, 1946. On the same lake, cutting a
channel for their boat, they saw between 12 to 14 small, disk-shaped objects
come down at a 45-degree angle a mere 75 feet in front of them.
Appearing to be about twice the size
of a dish, the objects jumped on and off ground of height of two feet, spinning in the ice [Note: The previous sentence is incomplete in thought.-CF-].
The family all watched. As Don Cameron walked toward them, they rose at the
same angle and shot off through trees on a nearby ridge without touching the
The objects left black marks on the snow and
ice. Queried about this, filter officials stated the date and
circumstances corresponded to those of similar reports from various parts of
the country. Cameron said the objects descended in a chain — "making a
They had reported it to no one at the
Asked about Saturday's phenomena, Don
Cameron stated: "I couldn't see any windows on the flying saucer. It was
circular but changed to disk shape according to the angle it was seen
"We looked at it for two hours
and are certain it was no figment of the imagination," he concluded.
reference: Newspaper Northern News,
date not sure, Jan.-Feb. 1957 or March 26, 1958.
With thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO
Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
North America – Canada, Ontario
47-23-57 N, Longitude 79-40-50 W (D-M-S)
47-22-43 N, Longitude 79-44-53 W
Latitude 47-15-34 N,
Longitude 79-54-22 W [Lake]
Latchford Latitude 47-19-44 N, Longitude 79-48-37 W