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Occurred : 7/17/1960 22:00 (Entered as : 07/17/60 22:00)
Reported: 6/11/2008 3:16:46 PM 15:16
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Bedford (Canada), ON
Shape: Disk
Duration:20-30 seconds
Iridescent blue light passes over farmer at tree top level on a summer night in the early 60s

Listening to your aged guests this evening (Jeff Rense show 06/10/08), I was drawn to recall a UFO sighting told to me by former mayor in these parts - Bedford, Ontario Canada - a few years back. The gentleman passed a year or so after he shared his story with me.

To many in this area the gentleman was known as a war hero. He'd been awarded the Croix de Guerre.

I was at the old gent's home to listen ti his youthful recollections. It was after one such story telling event I asked, "Hey, have you ever seen anything strange in the skies in these parts?" His jovial demeanor gave way to a serious look. His face contorted, scrunched - if you will - then a work-swollen hand covered and rubbed his entire face. He took a deep breath and paused. He looked over his right shoulder out the window toward the north field of his farm.

"Out there," he nodded, "I saw something once." His hands rested on his cane, his eyes squinted seeming to draw the event into closer focus. "Why would you ask me that?" His gaze shifted to my eyes.

"I don't know. I guess I've always held an interest in strange things . . . just wanted to know if you've ever seen anything." As his story unfolded he told me it was a few years after he'd gotten the farm - he purchased it in 1957 with help from the DVA. As I recall, he told me some of his cows had failed to return to the barn this evening. He was concerned because some of them were with calf and he felt that perhaps a calf had been injured and the cow (s) would not leave it. He decided to walk into the field and search his 400+ acres - all of it if need be.

He recalled walking north into the moon-lit night. He'd walked for about 15 minutes barking "Co-Boss!" He'd stop from time to time to listen, said he'd wipe his forehead with a hanky because it was a warm, humid night. He'd continue.

He said he'd walked for 15 minutes or so in the manner described above, and had paused to listen and look around. He said while looking around he noticed a bright light coming out of the north east. He said it was flying in a line that would cross in front of him, it was low just over tree-top level. He listened for the sound of an engine. As he listened and the object closed he noticed the light was bluish in color. When I asked him what type of blue he said it was the type of blue one sees when looking at an arc-welder's flash.

He stood there listening intently for an engine, but there was no sound. He said the object passed almost over him, but remained slightly to his front with, again, not a sound to be heard. His curiosity kept his eyes fixed on the object until it became obscured by the tree line to the south west. After he lost sight of it his curiosity shifted to fear.

I asked him what he did then. He said, "I wasn't long getting back to the house!" He said he watched the thing for a good 20/30 seconds. He said he had no idea what it was. I asked him why he was scared. He said because it hadn't made a sound and he'd never seen anything like it. He said it had what looked like a fuzzy glow around it - blue. I suspect the fuzzy look may have been enhanced by the humidity of that night.

Interestingly, he said he was paid a visit by a couple "G-men" (his word, not mine) a week or two afterward. They said they were there to check out his property for some minerals. He let them onto his property then let them wander about. Upon their return he asked them if they'd found anything. I interrupted, "What did they find?" He answered, "I'm not sure, but the one guy said it made his Geiger counter sing." I have done some research on the minerals in this area and there is indeed uranium here. I can't say the arrival of the G-men played any part of the old gent's sighting - he'd not told anyone at that time about it.

I verily feel his account of this incident was exactly as he experienced it. He was dead serious and uneasy recalling it - something (the uneasiness) I'd not seen him project in my 5 years of knowing him.

((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date is approximate. PD))