Canada's Roswell UFO
Something had Crashed into the Waters Near Shag Harbour
|Canada's Roswell UFO - Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia
Something had Crashed into the Waters Near Shag Harbour
The Shag Harbour UFO Incident was the reported impact of an unknown large object into Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia, in October 1967. The impact was investigated by various Canadian government agencies, and at least one underwater search was launched to locate the remains of any associated objects. The Canadian government declared that no known aircraft was involved and the source of the impact remains unknown to this day.
It is one of very few cases where governmental agency documents have formally declared an unidentified flying object was involved. Several interviewed military witnesses, including a diver involved in an attempted recovery, have claimed an alien spacecraft was responsible.
It was also claimed by several of the witnesses that the U.S. military was involved in recovery attempts. The case was also briefly investigated by the U.S. Condon Committee UFO study, which offered no explanation.
|The name Roswell immediately conjures the most famous UFO
case in U.S. history.
Over the years, the case has lured UFO
researchers on an unending search to find a smoking gun locked away in
some secret U.S. government vault.
Canada has the real thing—a
UFO case with a certifiable paper trail.
On the night of October
4th, 1967, in the small Nova Scotia town of Shag Harbour, dozens of
eyewitnesses from all walks of life, including airline pilots,
fishermen, teenagers and police officers see what appears to be an
extra-terrestrial craft hovering a few hundred feet above the surface of
Some witnesses even claim to have been close enough to see
and hear the UFO then plunge into the waters off the shoreline of this
This many witnesses means one thing: the government cant
ignore the sighting.
The initial report was made by Laurie Wickens, a local resident, and four of his friends.
Driving through Shag Harbour on Highway 3, they spotted a large object descending into the waters of the harbor.
Canadian authorities quickly dispatch the
Navy, Coast Guard and police to search the waters of Shag Harbour.
a full government inquiry, authorities claim not a trace of anything
suspicious was found.
But does the Canadian government really
know more than they're telling?
Two days after the crash a team of Navy divers had been assembled, who
for the next three days combed the bottom of the harbor looking for the
One local fisherman said he saw them bringing up
aluminum-colored metal, although it was unclear if this had been actual
The final report said not a trace of the crash object had
Lingering questions eventually
lead two UFO researchers to launch an investigation. Now, they've
uncovered documents that make it clear that this case should never have
This unexpected twist makes the Shag Harbour incident the
most amazing UFO case in Canada's History.
Dozens of witnesses see a UFO hovering over water. Some witnesses claim the UFO plunged into the water off the shoreline in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Canadian government claims that nothing was found but one fisherman states he watched Navy divers collect aluminum-colored metal from the waters.
While the official story of the incident ends here, further evidence attributed to various military and civilian witnesses might imply a highly secretive military search involving a small flotilla of Royal Canadian Navy and United States Navy ships about 50 kms (31 miles) northeast of Shag Harbour near Shelburne, site of HMCS Shelburne, a top secret submarine detection base jointly operated by both navies as part of the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS).
According to one military witness, he was allegedly briefed that the object had originally been picked up on radar coming out of Siberia.
After crashing in Shag Harbour, it traveled underwater up the coast and came to rest on top of a submarine magnetic detection grid reportedly located off Shelburne, where it was supposedly joined by a second vehicle.
Navy ships were allegedly anchored off HMCS Shelburne's facilities at Government Point for a week, according to the witnesses, in an attempt to recover the object.
A barge was said to have been brought in from the United States to assist in the recovery, as reported by another military witness.
Regional newspaper stories did mention a barge with "atomic furnaces" being brought to the government wharf at Shelburne Harbour on October 6th for emergency repair, theorized by some as a cover story to explain its presence there.
One American diver, known only as "Harry" in the book Dark Object by Styles and Ledger, stated that the object wasn't from planet Earth.
"Harry" claimed photographs were taken by the divers and some foam-like debris brought up.
Another military witness claimed that there were actually two objects, one perhaps trying to assist the other. The naval search was suddenly called off on October 11th. That night, a seemingly identical UFO was reported departing the area by witnesses near the original Shag Harbour crash site.
The most recent History Channel documentary about the incident, which aired on August 10th, 2006, also reported that one of the divers involved in the Shag Harbour search did come forward during the mid-1990s, refusing to allow his identity to become known publicly.
Once the researchers verified that the man in fact had served as a diver during that search, he recounted his version of what had happened at Shag Harbour.
In this recounting, by the time the divers reached Shag Harbour, they already knew that nothing would be found there, because the target had already been located off the coast at Shelburne.
He went on to further say that the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force as well as the United States Air Force and United States Navy monitored the "unknown objects" by radar and sonar, and that the objects were underwater.
This monitoring continued for at least three days, until a Soviet Navy submarine was detected entering Canadian waters northeast of Nova Scotia. With that, the navy ships departed to intercept the submarine, and by the time they had returned, the "unknown objects" had evidently departed.
However, unlike the event at Shag Harbour, no official documentation or confirmation has yet emerged to support witness stories of a second search near Shelburne.
There has been nothing to substantiate the diver's claims, with the exception of archived records that indicate a substantial amount of search and monitor activity in the Shelburne area during that 10 day period.
|Shag Harbour UFO Incident
The Shag Harbour UFO Incident was the reported impact of an unknown large object into waters near Shag Harbour, a tiny fishing village in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on October 4th, 1967.
The impact was investigated by various civilian (Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian Coast Guard) and military (Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force) agencies of the Government of Canada.
The RCN conducted at least one underwater search to attempt to locate the remains of any associated objects. The Government of Canada declared that no known aircraft was involved and the source of the impact remains unknown to this day.
It is one of very few cases where government agency documents have formally declared an unidentified flying object was involved. Several military witnesses that were interviewed, including a RCN diver involved in the search, have claimed an alien spacecraft was responsible.
It was also claimed by several of the witnesses that units of the United States armed forces were involved in the search. The case was also briefly investigated by the U.S. Condon Committee UFO study, which offered no explanation.
The craft was described as being up to 60 feet long, with flashing orange lights. Some witnesses report hearing loud whistling noises and bangs. A yellow light was also reported in the water which left a trail of yellow foam.
Several military witnesses that were interviewed, including a RCN diver involved in the search, have claimed an alien spacecraft was responsible.
||The Shag Harbour crash happened at the same time that the
so-called Condon Committee UFO investigation was underway. A summary of
the case was provided in the final report as "Case 34, North Atlantic,
It was stated that their investigation consisted of a
few phone calls to sources in the area.
The concluding remarks were,
"No further investigation by the project was considered justifiable,
particularly in view of the immediate and thorough search that had been
carried out by the RCMP and the Maritime Command."
that no aircraft had been reported missing, no alternative explanation
was offered. The case is therefore considered one of the unsolved ones
in the Condon Report.
Today, no known RCMP reports of this
sighting remain. However, several other Canadian government documents do
mention the event.
The first was a "UFO Report" Priority Telex message
on the morning of October 5th to CANFORCEHED (Canadian Forces
Headquarters) -- later known as National Defence Headquarters since
unification of the Canadian Armed Forces would take place in February
1968 -- from RCC (Rescue Coordination Center) Halifax, advising that a
"UFO" (also referred to as a "dark object") had impacted in Shag
The report named the RCMP officer in charge as a witness, mentioned six other witnesses, summarized sighting details, and said possible conventional explanations such as aircraft had been ruled out.
This was followed by another Priority message, October 5th, "Subject: UFO", was from CANFORCEHED to CANMARCOM (Canadian Maritime Command) -- also known as the Royal Canadian Navy which was renamed to Maritime Command in February 1968 -- and written by the head of the Air Desk.
Canada's Roswell UFO
Roswell conjures up the most famous UFO case in US history, luring
believers on an unending search for a "smoking gun" locked away in some
secret government vault. Could Canada have the real thing--a UFO case
with a certifiable paper trail?
It requested their department investigate the "UFO report" and recommended an underwater search of the area as soon as possible. CANMARCOM then sent another Priority Telex on October 5th to CANCOMDIVELANT (Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic).
It gave instructions for the unit to task out of HMCS Shelburne on the auxiliary diving vessel HMCS Granby (J264), proceed to Clark's Harbour, and provide a diving officer and 3 divers for a search for the crashed object reported by the RCMP in the Gulf of Maine off Shag Harbour.
The latitude and longitude and the approximate distance from the shore were given.
The unit was to work with the RCMP officer in charge and be advised by him of the object's likely location. Written in the top right hand corner was the name of the head of the Royal Canadian Air Force Air Desk in Ottawa, then the clearinghouse for all civilian and military UFO reports in Canada.
The word "UFO" was printed in capital letters and underlined 3 times. There is also a less detailed summary of the event from Canada's Department of National Defence files located in the Canadian National Archives. Several other RCMP UFO reports from the night of October 4th also turned up.
Another RCMP report was filed from a family of a very similar object to the Shag Harbour crash object seen leaving the area exactly 1 week later. The report alludes to the October 4th event and recommends further government interviews with witnesses. This sighting was also reported in the Halifax newspaper.
Canada's Department of National Defence has officially stated that this sighting remains unsolved. To some, use of the term "UFO" in the government documents implies "extraterrestrial or extra-dimensional." To others, it merely means official sources don't know or for some reason will not say what the people of Shag Harbour witnessed.
However, two of the government documents do state that conventional explanations had all been ruled before undertaking a search for the object. One from October 6th, 1967, by the commander in charge of the search (again labeled "UFO Report"), stated, that the Rescue Coordination Center in Halifax had investigated and "discounted the possibilities that the sighting was produced by an aircraft, flares, floats, or any other known objects."
This would suggest that authorities truly did not know what was responsible for the incident and were taking it very seriously.