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40 Years On And Still No Answers

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 14:01:48 -0400
Archived: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 14:01:48 -0400
Subject: 40 Years On And Still No Answers

Source: The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


01 Oct 2007

40 Years On And Still No Answers

Shag Harbour gearing up for UFO anniversary
By Kelly Shiers Staff Reporter

One night four decades ago, Laurie Wickens followed a familiar
winding coastal road that leads to Shag Harbour in Shelburne
County and landed in the middle of one of the world=92s best-known
UFO cases.

He was just a couple of weeks shy of his 18th birthday back
then, a young man from nearby Bear Point who had quit school the
year before to fish, sometimes helping his father and, other
times, taking to the waters in his uncle=92s boat.

Now, 57, with that career mostly behind him, he recalls the
drive with friends on a cold and clear autumn night as if it
happened yesterday.

"What was happening, it=92s still vivid in my mind," he said
recently, as Shag Harbour prepared to celebrate the 40th
anniversary of its very own close encounter.

On Oct. 4, 1967, Mr. Wickens and his friends thought the
flashing row of orange-yellow lights in the sky must be a plane,
even though they=92d never seen anything quite like it before.

"One light would come on, then two, then three, then four, then
they=92d all go out for a second, then they=92d repeat," he said.

"It seemed to be going along with us for, I don=92t know, three or
four minutes, while we were driving up to Middle Shag Harbour. .
. . As we started to make the corner, the lights, instead of
flying level, they started flying maybe a 45-degee angle down
towards the water. We (were) at the bottom of the hill, and we
only lost sight of it for a few seconds and when we made the top
of the hill, the light was in the water."

Mr. Wickens rushed to the nearest payphone a couple of
kilometres down the road.

He=92d just seen a plane crash into the water, he told the
skeptical officer on the other end of the line at the Barrington
Passage RCMP detachment.

"And the first thing the cop said was, =91What have you been
drinking?=92 "

By all accounts, his was the first call to police that night =97
but not the last.

"The people who saw it coming down all thought an aircraft was
crashing and that=92s what they reported," said Don Ledger, co-
author of Dark Object: The World=92s Only Government-Documented
UFO Crash, a book

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