The UFO Phenomenon
UFO incident over Labrador, Canada continues to intrigue 45 years on
By T.K. Randall
November 27, 2023 · 19 comments
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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