Edmonton’s International Airport apparently traced an
Unidentified flying object for two hours on radar Thursday night.
It radioed a pilot flying from Fort
McMurray to Edmonton to help track the UFO from the air.
And, on the ground, a resident of
106th Street and 99A Avenue also saw the object.
The sightings occurred between 9 and
International Airport registered the
UFO on its radar screen and contacted the pilot, flying a Pacific Western
"We're sometimes asked to keep an eye open for unidentified airplanes,” the
pilot - who would not give his name - said.
“But the airport control tower
specifically said it was an unidentified flying object.”
The PWA plane was heading south over
Namao when the airport radioed him.
“We had turned our radar off and were
getting ready to land,” the pilot commented. “But the control tower asked us
to keep our eyes open.”
He said the RCAF Station at Namao
also reported sighting the UFO by radar.
But Namao officials today denied any
And officials at Edmonton’s
Industrial Airport would neither confirm nor deny reports that they had traced
The pilot said he didn’t see anything
which he could identify positively as an unidentified flying object.
FLASHES OF LIGHT
“We saw a few flashes of light, but
we couldn't say anything for sure.”
But, he added, the airport was
receiving “a pretty strong pattern” on its radar screen.
The Edmonton man said he sighted the
object about 9:30 p.m. It appeared above the northwest part of the city for
about 20 seconds.
He described the UFO as having a
reddish orange glow.
“There was no real shape or distinct
outlines to it,” be remarked. “It was sort of a vague, dullish glow. Just a
point of light.”
He couldn’t judge the object’s size
"But I know it went very fast,” he
He apparently contacted UFO tracking
stations in the United States.
He said Colorado State University
reported tracking an unidentified flying object on its radar screen in a
northern area (presumably around Alberta) about 9 or 10 p.m. Thursday.