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Re: Recent Interesting Canadian UFO Reports

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 11:59:42 -0400
Archived: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 11:17:40 -0500
Subject: Re: Recent Interesting Canadian UFO Reports

>From: Chris Rutkowski <rutkows.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 14:57:57 -0600 (CST)
>Subject: Recent Interesting Canadian UFO Reports

>I have received some curious reports in December, a few of which
>may be very significant.

>First, I spoke with the witness of the UFO case in Prince Edward
>Island that has been on the news the past few days.


>The other Maritime case is from December 21, 2007, at 6:05 pm
>local. A helicopter pilot was flying near Halifax when he saw a
>bright white light flying at a much higher altitude. It was in
>sight for about five minutes.

>What's most intriquing about this case is that when the
>helicopter pilot notified the nearby control tower, they
>contacted NORAD, who confirmed that they painted the helicopter
>as well as a "possible UFO" at the location and direction
>indicated by the pilot, but at 6:18 pm local and fading from
>radar at 6:22 pm.

Chris kindly forwarded this case to me yesterday after phoning
me. I did some poking around the Air Traffic Control sector to
get more information.

Though this sighting is supposed to have been reported to
Stanfield Halifax International Tower they have nor record of it
in their logbook.

It was suggested that I contact the shift manager when he gets
back from his Christmas holidays on Wednesday, which I will do.

It was more likely reported to Terminal Control Unit [TCU] and
they contacted NORAD.

The detail surrounding this report is sketchy, for example there
is no mention of speed of the object which was tracked on radar
nor is the helicopter type and owner mentioned.

Circumstances of time and day and direction of flight point to
it being a Canadian Navy Sea King out of CFB Shearwater, the
only chopper likely to be out over the water travelling westward
- probably on an exercise. Its position - verified Lat and Long
- was at about 18nm south of the fishing village of Tangier,
Nova Scotia.

There were no NOTAMs issued re scientific balloons as being the
culprit. I mention this only because at that time of the day and
at that altitude the last rays of the Sun could have illuminated
some floating object at the helicopter pilot's guessed altitude
of 30-40,000 feet.

NORAD has the UFO's position out over the Atlantic at 15.5 nm
due South [magnetic] from a small island called Long Island
which is far out in the mouth of Clam Bay, NS which is on the
southeast coast of East Jeddore about 64nm southeast of Halifax

The 'UFO's' course is not typical of airline routes but would
take the thing over Sable Island if it stayed on that course.
Sikorsky S-61s - looks like a streatched Sea King - fly
regularly out of Halifax International to the oil rigs near
Sable Island but they are on flight plans and would have been
handled by the controllers at Halifax Tower.

One final note: The controller asked me if this was on the same
date as that Spy Satellite that blew up. I said no but were they
allowed to talk about that now? He said no.

Interesting that this is the third official mention of the
launched Centaur having blown up rather than the debris that
dropped into the waters of South Western Nova Scotia being a
decaying booster.

My apologies for interrupting the flow of regular traffic for a
UFO report update.

Back to regular business.

Don Ledger

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