|Contact Name||Joe Cairney|
|Paranormal Investigations inc. Hauntings, UFOs, and Cryptoids.|
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An extraordinary event in 1967 would practically put the small fishing village of Shag Harbor on the map. Located at the southern tip of Nova Scotia, this rural community would be host to one of the best documented UFO events of the past 40 years.
Named after the “shag,” a bird of the cormorant family, the harbor was literally left off most maps of the time, but that would be changed once and for all.
The tiny fishing community has always had its stories… stories of giant sea serpents, man-eating squid, and ghost ships. The list of local color would see one more addition to its list: a story of a visit of a mysterious flying craft of unknown origin. This craft would visit the waters of Shag Harbor, permanently stamping the village’s name in the public eye.
The first indication of this mysterious occurrence would come from local residents who noticed strange orange lights in the sky on the night of October 4, 1967. Most witnesses agreed that there were four orange lights that evening. Five teenagers watched these lights flash in sequence, and then suddenly dive in a 45 degree angle toward the water’s surface. The witnesses were surprised that the lights did not dive into the water, but seemed to float on the water, approximately one-half mile from the shore.
Witnesses at first thought they were watching a tragic airplane crash, and quickly reported as much to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which was located at Barrington Passage. Coincidently, RCMP Constable Ron Pound had already witnessed the strange lights himself as he drove down Highway 3 in route to Shag Harbor. Pound felt that he was seeing 4 lights, all attached to one flying craft. He estimated the craft to be about 60 feet long.
Constable Pound made his way to the shore to get a closer look at the phenomenal sight. He was accompanied by Police Corporal Victor Werbieki, Contable Ron O’Brien, and other local residents. Pound clearly saw a yellow light slowly moving on the water, leaving a yellowish foam in its wake. All eyes were glued on the light, as it slowly either moved too distant to be seen, or dipped into the icy waters.
Coast Guard Cutter #101 and other local boats rushed to the spot of the sighting, but by the time they arrived, the light itself was gone. However, the crewmen could still see the yellow foam, indicating that something had possibly submerged. Nothing else could be found that night, and the search was called off at 3:00 AM.
The RCMP ran a traffic check with the Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifac, and NORAD radar at Baccaro, Nova Scotia. They were told that there were no missing aircraft reported that evening, either civilian, or military.
The following day, the Rescue Coordination Center filed a report with Canadian Forces Headquarters in Ottawa. This report stated that something had hit the water in Shag Harbor, but the object was of “unknown origin.”
The HMCS Granby was ordered to the location, where divers searched the bottom of the ocean for several days, but without positive results.
Soon, the story of the mysterious crash at Shag Harbor died as quickly as it had begun. That is, until 1993. As the original story faded from papers and newscasts, several theories were put forward. One explanation was that a Russian spacecraft had crashed, which would explain the presence of a Russian submarine in the area. There was also the rumor of American involvement in the follow-up investigation, but there was no official statement from the United States.
The Shag Harbor incident would have new life breathed into it through the efforts of MUFON investigator Chris Styles. The case intrigued him so much that he decided to search for more details. Styles found the names of many of the original witnesses through newspaper clippings, and was able to interview many of them.
Styles was assisted by MUFON investigator Doug Ledger. These two men would uncover some extremely compelling evidence through their interviews. They discovered that when the divers of the Granby finished their work, the case was not over, after all.
The divers, along with other witnesses related these events: The object that dove into the waters of the harbor had soon left the Shag area, traveling underwater for about 25 miles to a place called Government Point, which was near a submarine detection base. The object was spotted on sonar there, and Naval vessels were positioned over it. After a couple of days, the military was planning a salvage operation, when a second UFO joined the first. Common belief at the time was that the second craft had arrived to render aid to the first.
At this time, the Navy decided to wait and watch. After about a week of monitoring the two UFOs, some of the vessels were called to investigate a Russian submarine which had entered Canadian waters. At this point, the two underwater craft made their move. They made their way to the Gulf of Maine, and putting distance between themselves and the chasing Navy boats, they broke the surface, and shot away into the skies.
These extraordinary events were corroborated by many witnesses, both civilian and military. Unfortunately, the reports were given “off the record.” Ex-military personnel feared the loss of their pensions, and civilian witnesses feared ridicule, and their privacy being invaded. The unusual events of Shag Harbor command an important place in the study of UFOs. There is little doubt that something “unknown” crashed into the waters of Shag Harbor on October 4, 1967.
Official case file.
LOWER WOODS HARBOUR NS
1. On 04 October 1967 at 2345 hours a local RCMP Corporal WERBICKI from Barrington Passage NS and six other witnesses sighted a large flying object. This object, in the time interval of approximately five minutes, flew down to the water surface, floated and sank.
2. the flying object was described as being in excess of 60 feet in diameter and carried four white lights spaced horizontally at a distance of 15 feet. The object, flying in an easterly direction when first sighted, descended rapidly to the water and produced a bright flash on impact. One light remained on the surface for considerable time but sank before a boat could reach it.
3. The Rescue Co-ordination Centre conducted preliminary investigation and dismounted the possibilities that the sighting was produced by an aircraft, flares, floats, or any other known object.
4. Maritime Command were asked, on 05 Oct, to conduct an investigation into to sighting. At the present time one Officer and a diving team of three men are on the scene aided by Coast Guard Cutter 101.
Source & References:
“Dark Object” by Don Ledger and Chris Styles, Dell Publishing, ISBN: 0-440-23647-9
Courtesy of: http://www.alien-ufo-research.com/
One of the greatest, and one of the most witnessed UFO sightings ever recorded, happened on April 6th, 1966 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia at around 11:00am in the afternoon at what was then Westall high school (now called Westall Secondary College).
The sighting had around 200 witnesses ranging from head masters to science teachers to regular students.
On the date in question things were as usual at Westall. Some children were playing sports out in the school yard as others were studying, and it was clear out. Then almost out of know where, what was described as a large, siverish colored, saucer shaped disk about the size of two or three cars, came hovering over the school and moved towards a wooded area and then proceeded to land.
The children at the school, of course were mesmerized as were the teachers on duty, so they jumped the fence towards the wooded area where the UFO had disappeared behind as the teachers told them to return.
According to one witness one of the girls made it over to where the UFO had landed while it was still there and was found unconscious and had to be taken away in an ambulance. According to the same witness she never returned to school after that day. Before most of the witnesses could reach where the UFO had landed it had rose up and took off at what they all said was incredible speeds. At which time the witnesses said they saw five other objects, most likely military planes chasing the object.
Where the greyish Saucer shaped UFO had landed the grass was flattened in a circle, although no one really knows if it completely landed and after the 20 minute ordeal it was gone.
The children where all told to go back to school and head to their respective classes while the police showed up. (And this is where it gets a little odd).
The police came and talked to a few of the adult witnesses and then the head master of the school called an unscheduled assembly to talk about what had happened and to tell the students that what they saw was not an extraterrestrial craft but something man made such as a weather balloon and told them not to repeat what they had seen that day to anyone.
At the same time the other teachers at the school reported that two men in dark blue suits had come and talked to them about what they saw. The they were also told not to talk about what they saw that day especially to the press. One of the teachers, who had grabbed her camera and snapped dozens of pictures of the saucer shaped object, said that when she was taken aside the men in suits they took her camera and said it was now their property. She also said that the men were from the ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organization).
A science teacher at the school Andrew Greenwood was later visited by officers at his home who threatened him to not say anything under the Official Secrets Act and if he did they
would have him fired and discredit him by releasing rumors of him being an alcoholic which he wasn’t.
The press from the event was minimal but The Dandenong Journal covered the story and interviewed as many people as would come forward which ended up as a front page story. They also looked into the witnesses accounts of airplanes chasing after the UFO but according to commercial and military records there were no planes in the area at the time even though well over a hundred people had seen them.
Channel 9 GTV also ran a report on the incident but when UFO investigators later went looking for the tape, that included many different witness accounts, they said that it had been permanently removed from their archives even though that particular T.V. station keeps all of their old stories forever. source:
|Contact Name||Jim Brown|
|In depth scientific study of paranormal claims. I am an independent researcher with nearly 40 years in the field. My specialties are UFO / alien reports and cases of general strangeness that don’t fit the common paranormal format. I also do complete analysis of EVP recordings using state of the art hardware; multitrack recording techniques, and sensors. I do not condone the use of EMF meters as ghost detectors, ghost boxes, cheap digital voice recorders for EVP, and other methods which have been proven to give false positives. Instead I do a complete, objective analysis of all claims and am able to debunk 95% of them as common place events simply mis-identified as paranormal. I am willing to work with, or as a consultant to any group that adheres to strict scientific protocols.|
|Contact Name||John York|
|Utah MUFON is a proud State Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network- the world’s largest and oldest International civilian UFO research organization.
Dedicated to the research, investigation and documentation of UFO’s since 1969, MUFON continues to expand worldwide in an effort to understand the phenomena.
|Contact Name||Moses Quinn|
|A paranormal investigation group to search about the unknown and of topics such as, but not limited to cryptids, UFO studies, Will-o-the-wisp, and the supernatural. Using scientific equipment to try to explain and to document the unknown.|
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Submitted by David Garrison
I have been what you would call a life long abductee since the age of 4, in 1948. As a child I was terrified of the dark, I saw “things” and “moving shadows”. I had dreams of being taken into strange rooms, and doctor’s offices. It was because of my Father’s interest in all things “UFO”, and my own “dreams”, that I too developed a life-long interest in UFO’s and Science Fiction.
From the mid-sixties on, I began attending every UFO conference I could go to. I also began interviewing abductees to make some sense of the dreams I was still having. It wasn’t until I had undergone hypnotic regression therapy that it all came flooding to the front of my mind, and I saw it all very clearly. I had been seeing “Grays” and “Shadow People”.
In the mid-70’s, I was in a car accident, and after the x-rays, the doctors asked me when I had been shot. I said, “Never”, yet they insisted I had two distinct bullet wound scars that still had minute traces of metal deep within the scars, one on my neck, and one on my shoulder.
In the Summer of 1976, I came upon a man standing in my front room, and I felt no fear what-so-ever. He was about my height, 6’3″, trim, maybe 170 lbs. He had neatly trimmed fairly short hair, with a silver look to it. He calmly told me that he was here to answer some of my questions. When I asked him his name, he said the closest pronunciation he could come up with that I could pronounce was “Ralph”.
Now “Ralph” took me on many trips over the years. Were they in my mind, or physical, you ask? Well, he would reach over and take my hand, and the next thing I knew we were some place else; walking down a long stainless steel type hallway, into a large cylindrical room with what looked like several large flat TV screens. Over the years, it has been on those screens that I have been introduced to any number of ‘alien’ species.
As it was explained to me, there are many different races living in many different ‘realities’. Some races do indeed come from space, and have for centuries, some come from another time or place, other dimensions, some from our very own future, or possible future. I have been shown many different possible futures for the human race. The past is done with, and can not be altered, the future is yet to come, and some things can be changed.
Is “Ralph” a physical being? Very much so, he has been seen coming and going by my friends, family and neighbors. Even by doctors and nurses in hospitals. It isn’t as though he just pops into view, he will walk around a corner, or come through a door and be there.
Over the years he has made it known that it was all right for me to interview most abductees, but there were some he flat out told me not to go and see. His explanations were no more vague then when I was approached by our own Government men and told to tone down my speeches that I was giving.
As the years have passed, the Government has concluded I am just another harmless old fool, and left me alone. But then, my health has kept me from traveling as much as I used to. At one time I actually lived with an Amish family in their little community in Sterling, Kansas to interview three generations in one family that had been, and still were being, abducted.
“Ralph” continues to visit, and I have rarely, if ever, gone more than three months without some type of visit from him. His “visits” through the last few years, though never expected, would sometimes be on an almost weekly basis, even if they lasted just long enough to exchange pleasantries, as if he were just passing thru and stopped to say hello.
There ARE other species who have been here, and there are certain people in our very own Government who are, and have been, aware of most of them for years.
They don’t all have our best interests at heart, but as yet, there has been no sign of some evil take-over of our entire planet.
David Garrison is a member of the National Paranormal Society, and is based in California. He maintains the Phenomenon Facebook page, a collection of ongoing research collation and support for people seeking answers. He continues his work in the paranormal, and welcomes inquiries to Dgarrison722@aol.com