From: John Koopmans <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 18:14:34 -0700 Fwd Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 21:31:43 -0400 Subject: Re: UFO Sighting Trenton, Ontario, Canada > Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 03:39:08 +0100 > From: Don Ledger <email@example.com> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: UFO Sighting Trenton, Ont. Can. > Hello Errol and List, > I thought this was important enough to warrent an immediate posting so > as to alert local investigators. It looks like a solid hit. > The Weather Channel, of all places, reported moments ago [approx. 2:00 > AM Atantic Daylight Time] that an object as large as the moon, but red > in colour has been reported in the Trenton area of Ontario, Canada. > Personnel at CAF Trenton were alerted and one of the personnel contacted > stated that he had seen the object as well. Same at local police station > who also stated that one of their own had witnessed the object. Other > information sketchy. Red object apparently moved across the sky moving > erratically from side to side. Many witnesses reported to local police > and CAF Trenton. > Don Ledger As an update, the October 6, 1997 issue of The Millbrook Times reported the following article by Denni Russel: Close Encounters of the Millbrook kind Not so long ago mysterious crop circles baffled the world. Where did they come from? Were they the artistic work of an alien life form preparing the earth for a hostile take-over? Were they the handiwork of a group of high-tech pranksters? Or were they made by chocolate covered panut butter candies? Perhaps no one will ever know the truth. Residents of Millbrook, Barrie and Ohio State now have their own 'alien' pheeenomena to quarry over. Sunday, September 21 at approximately 7:00 p.m. an "incredibly huge" object floated over a field south east of Millbrook for about one hour. The same object was sighted three hours earlier outside of Barrie. It continued on its straight lined sout easterly course and was reportedly seen in Ohio three days later. Just what did people see? According to Drew Williamson of MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network of Ontario, the object was bright looking and it took on a reddiish tint near twilight. Reports say that approximately 30 people saw it in Barrie. Approximately five people near Millbrook witnessed the 'close encounter of some kind'. The length of time the object remained stationary outside of Millbrook has led some to speculate that perhaps it was an atmospheric weather balloon. Mr. Williamson is pursuing this line of questioning. He too suspects a balloon to be the culprit. When asked how many UFO sightings MUFON has dealt with in Ontario recently, there were too many to count. MUFON speculates that television shows like the X-Files and the recent controversy surrounding the Roswell inciident in the United States, "has caused people to look up at the stars for the first time". Never the less, according to Environment Canada's atmospheric Sciences Division, they don't know anything about it. Apparently Environment Canada doesn't even release their balloons this far south. And so, the case of the mysterious UFO remains unsolved. I contacted Mr. Drew Williamson four days after the article appeared in the newspaper, and specifically asked him what the status of the investigation was, and whether he had any updates that he could share. He replied that he had made a few phone calls mostly to Environmnt Canada with no results, and that he had tried to e-mail the Canada Weather Service but that it was bounced back. He also mentioned that he was extremely busy with work and that he couldn't pursue this at this time. He did not provide any further details. John K.
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