Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Nokleby, near Hardisty, think a
UFO may have left its mark on their car.
But an RCMP spokesman in Killam
suggested that the mark may have been left by a flock of birds.
Mrs. Nokleby said she was awakened by
a sound resembling that of a swarm of bees. When she looked outside and saw it
was dark, she decided it couldn’t have been bees she heard.
She said her husband also heard
something but thought it sounded more like a helicopter.
‘BIG AS DIMES’
The next morning they found their car
covered with little black spots — 49 of them. “Some were as big as dimes,”
Mrs. Nokleby said.
“We think it may have been from the
exhaust of a UFO.”
The RCMP were notified and Thursday
the car was taken into Hardisty, 13 miles northeast of the Nokleby’s’ farm,
where some of the spots were scraped off.
A Hardisty health inspector and an
RCMP constable took the scrapings for analysis but results are not yet known.
An RCMP spokesman said there did not
seem to be substantial evidence supporting the UFO theory.
“It could have been a flock of birds
flying over,” he said but he said he had not seen the car himself. “I only
know what Mrs. Nokleby has told me,” he said.
When the car was brought into
Hardisty, it was found the spots were easily washed off. “The spots didn’t mar
the finish on the car,” the spokesman said.
The constable in Hardisty found the
only odd thing was that when the spots were wet, they turned green.