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UFO*BC - Historical Report

From: Bill Oliver <boliver@direct.ca>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 12:59:52 -0700
Fwd Date: Sun, 12 Jul 1998 09:50:42 -0400
Subject: UFO*BC - Historical Report

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The Nootka Man from the Sky
Source: 'Dark Visions' by John Robert Colombo

John Meares (1756-1809) was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy who
resigned in 1771. He served as captain of three voyages from
China to Nootka Sound.  He was a fine observer of the Nootka
Indians of the late 18th century. He is remembered today as the
author of the travel account, Voyages made in the years 1778 and
1789, from China to the North West Coast of America, (London
1790) in which is told a number of Nootka traditions.

One such story is of an "extraordinary stranger from the sky".

Meares asked the indians how they had become acquainted with
copper and why it was such an object of admiration among their

The indians explained that their ancestors had met a strange man
in a copper "canoe" and everything in this man's possesion was
made of metal.

The stranger told them that he had come from the sky, and he
warned them that one day their nation would be destroyed and
they would all be killed.

The natives ended up killing the stranger and stealing
his"copper canoe" and thus starting their fondness of the metal.