|Occurred : 9/15/1914 21:30 (Entered as : 1914)
Reported: 1/7/2007 10:07:49 AM 10:07
Location: Meeting Lake (Canada), SK
|Night flying "airplane" with search lights observed on several occasions near Meeting Lake, Alberta, ((sic. Saskatchewan)) in late 1914.
This is a news item dating from 1914 that I came across while doing some research:
((TEXT OF 1914 NEWS ARTICLE))
"Reports have come in on several occasions lately of an aeroplane seen at night flying over the valley and southeast of here throwing search lights over the country. At first it was feared that the enemy was near but it has now been decided that the Canadian's contest candidates are adopting the modern methods."
Source: Camrose "Canadian; December 24, 1914, page 2
((NUFORC Note: Time and date of event in 1914 are approximate. PD))
((ADDENDUM FROM READER))
Could you change the "Meeting Lake, AB" siting of 1914 to "Meeting Lake, SK". The news item was in an Alberta newspaper, but the incident actually took place in Saskatchewan.
((NUFORC Note: Province changed above. PD))
((ADDENDUM #2 FROM WITNESS))
I initially submitted this several years ago, but unfortunately for some inexplicable reason gave the location as Meeting Lake, AB - then some time later requested it to be changed to Meeting Lake, SK. The correct location is in fact Meeting Creek, AB.
The siting was initially mentioned in the Camrose Canadian for Dec. 24, 1914
It is further mentioned in the following edition of Dec. 31, 1914
"One of our prominent merchants claims he saw an airship in the early hours the other morning. Some of the boys wonder what he had to drink."
((NUFORC Note: Witness provides no contact information. Also, he indicates two dates for the event, September 15, and December 24. We do not know what the correct date is, and we have no way of contacting the individual. PD))