Saturday, 26 October 2013

UFO News Article:
“Mountie ‘sat watching flashing UFO for hour’ ”

28 October 1978 (The Vancouver Sun, Canada)

An RCMP officer sighted an oval shaped UFO (hovering at about 1,000 metres) over Random Island (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada) on 26 October 1978, at 1:45 a.m., according to the article:

Random Island is located just to the east of Clarenville.

Quote from the article:
“The name of the officer who saw the object has not been released.

However, RCMP here do say that the officer watched the object through a telescope and provided a detailed description of it.

It had a pyramid-shaped fin on the top of an oval shaped white body and it flashed red, blue and white lights for more than an hour before ‘it went straight up and disappeared.’

A report of the incident has been filed with the National Research Council in Ottawa.

RCMP officers here have refused to provide the names of those who saw the object and reported it.

‘All I can tell you is that nothing has been logged,’ he (spokesman at the Air Traffic Control centre at the Gander International Airport) said. However, if the object had stayed below 3,500 metres and was relatively small, it could have eluded conventional radar devises, he said.

A military spokesman at Gander confirmed what the controller had said.”

Satellite photo of Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada ( photo)