|Occurred : 6/15/1966 21:00 (Entered as : 06/15/1966 21:00)
Reported: 2/26/2005 7:24:53 AM 07:24
Location: Edmonton (Canada), AB
|Observation in late evening of UFO performing rapid manuvers over city for 10 minutes
While using out telescope in our back yard in Edmonton(Lat 52 deg N, Long 112 deg W), my father, then 63 years, and a pilot by trade, observed in the southeast at about 60 deg elevation a light that suddenly accelerated to the west about 15 deg, then stopped, then up and stopped, down then stopped and finally upward and banking to the east at extreme velocity until out of sight.
The speculation was that the vehicle was being illuminated by the sun at the particular elevation, thus making it visible. This meant that the vehicle would be over 50000 ft above sea level to be visible.
This incident simply confirmed to my father what he had full believe in, that life did exist outside of planet earth. For the rest of his life until his pasing at 98 years of age, he tied this sighting to an event that took place in 1924 when he did most of his flying up the coast of British Columbia. That year his comrade was lost in Sept on a flying patrol up the coast to Prince Rupert, and they set out to try and find him in an old Cutris H2SL flying boat. After a day of unproductive searching they flew into an olf fishing village at Bella Bella, where they had fuel stored, and a wharf. They tied up for the night in the small harbor, and were awaken at 02:00 hrs by the sounds of gushing water. In the harbor, lit only by moonlight was a killer whale, with floating bebris nearby. My father armed with his 3030 went down to the warf where the whale has made his way along side. They made eye contact for a few seconds, a profound moment in my fathers life, the whale retreated leaving the debris exposed, where the log book of the downed flying boat was retrieved.
The ebbing tide then took the rest of the debris out to sea and the whale disappeared. The search was over, however this event which I was told about since I was a kid, coupled with the UFO sighting in 1966, convinced by father that the forces which produced the UFO where the same as those that directed the whale to the village. I have attached a photo taken in 1924 of dad and his flying boat.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. PD))