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UFO incident over Labrador, Canada continues to intrigue 45 years on

By T.K. Randall
November 27, 2023 · Comment icon 19 comments
UFO hovering near a lake.
What did witnesses see over the town that day in 1978 ? Image Credit: Pixabay / Tombud
In 1978, a mass UFO sighting and mysterious fire spooked the residents of Black Tickle on the Canadian east coast.
The peculiar series of events began on the evening of November 13th when nurse Melita Dyson - who was 18 at the time - saw something she could not explain in the sky.

"The beginning part was flat," she told CBC News. "Honest to goodness, it was like a saucer."

Before long, several members of the local community were watching the object.

Some witnesses recalled seeing a red and orange glow, while Dyson herself described seeing a second, larger saucer-shaped object emerge from the heavens and link up to the first.

All in all, the spectacle lasted for a good 40 minutes before the objects disappeared.

The event left a lasting impression on those who were present at the time.
Interestingly, the strangeness didn't end there, either, as a short time later reports came in of a fire that had inexplicably started at the nearby Martin's Pond where the town got its water supply.

"It was surreal," said Richard Neville who was 9 at the time of the incident. "Something fell out of the sky and we could see that it made its mark, you know, and it was very real."

What made the fire particularly odd was the fact that the area was covered in frost and snow.

According to RCMP documents later obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), officers had attended the scene that day and efforts had been made to find out what people saw in the sky.

In the end, it was concluded that no plane or crashed satellite could have been responsible.

No debris was ever found in the vicinity of the fire, either.

To this day, no conclusive explanation for these events has ever been found.

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Comment icon #10 Posted by Dejarma 3 months ago
nothing will be better... even aliens actually landing (ya know the real deal/ world news) telling you it wasn't aliens. it wouldn't compute. i think you'd be so confused your brain would explode ?  
Comment icon #11 Posted by Hankenhunter 3 months ago
According to the police officers present the "object" sat on the surface of the water. Didn't know meteorites floated. I guess they can hover too. Learn something everyday. Thanks.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Hankenhunter 3 months ago
You actually have to read the article before you can summarize. 
Comment icon #13 Posted by astrobeing 3 months ago
Yes, that's what they thought they saw. Everything else fits a meteor.
Comment icon #14 Posted by astrobeing 3 months ago
Did I miss the part where the flying saucer left physical evidence like the campfire did?
Comment icon #15 Posted by Nosy.Matters 3 months ago
Liked the article write-up.     Fires *heh! * okay, .... now, I know kids, and often they are up to something, just look at his smirk .... see if I can pop that pic in here:     . . . . .     --nosy
Comment icon #16 Posted by Hankenhunter 3 months ago
Comment icon #17 Posted by astrobeing 3 months ago
By all means point out the important details that I missed after reading the article three times and comparing with a similar article. Two people claimed they saw incredible amazing things in the sky that left no trace and no one else saw. One was a teenager and the other was only a child nine years old, not exactly high on the scale of reliable witnesses.
Comment icon #18 Posted by astrobeing 3 months ago
Of course this object that sat on the water miraculously disappeared without a trace. Also witnesses disagreed on what they saw. Only one police officer (Constable Pound) said he saw something on the water. Oddly Constable O'Brien and Police Corporal Victor Werbieki did mention seeing this.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Nosy.Matters 3 months ago
Everything was creditable, but not that kid     . . . .  X D

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