VANCOUVER (CP) - A lot of people are going to be seeing things in the skies
for the next little while, says Patrick McTaggart-Cowan, formerly Canada’s
chief meteorologist. Mr. McTaggart-Cowan, now president of B.C.’s new Simon
Fraser University here, told University of Alberta Alumni Association members,
“If there are any little green men from Mars here tonight, they might as well
leave because I don’t believe they exist.”
He said weather balloons and satellites are the commonest actual sources of
such sighting reports. The new U.S. Echo satellite, for instance, could loom
very large when seen near sunset, he said.
Meanwhile, an unidentified flying object was reported about 12 miles east of
Elstow, Sask., by Gordon Collier, 33, of Saskatoon.
Mr. Collier was accompanied by his 57-year-old mother, a resident of Govan,
Sask., and a 14 - year - old nephew, Gordon Noble of Regina, when he saw the