There seems to be little doubt residents of the Edmonton
area sighted an unidentified f1ying object Thursday night.
But was it the same one?
From all quarters of the city people
have called The Journal to confirm the story of the UFO sighting.
One woman at the east end of the city
reported an object that resembled a flashing red light which passed over the
city about 9:30 p.m. Thursday from the south to north. “It took only moments
to pass over the city and didn’t make a sound,” she related.
Another woman who lives in the
southeast corner of the city said she and her daughter sighted an orange-red
object going in a southeasterly direction.
“We watched it through our field
glasses for about three-quarters of an hour. My daughter said the color of the
object turned to a blue. A very, very pretty blue,” she said.
“It seemed to be going too fast to be
a star and not fast enough for a satellite.”
The geological department at the
University of Alberta suggested to her it might be a weather balloon, but
“we’re sure it wasn’t.”
From the northwest corner of the city
a report came in from a woman who said she and her husband watched an object
for over an hour.
“It was as high as the stars,” she
said. “We watched it for the longest time before we were sure it wasn’t a
SHE WAS SURE
“After we read the front page story
in The Journal Friday about the object traced by the airport radar, we were
sure we had seen the flying object they’d had on their screen, it was about
the same time and everything.”
Friday’s story indicated a UFO had
been spotted on the radar screen at International Airport between 9 and 11
p.m. Thursday and a ground sighting had been made by a man in the area of
106th St. and 99A Ave. about the same time.
The man who made the ground sighting
indicated he had been in touch with a tracking station at Colorado State
University who said they had made a sighting of a UFO, presumably around
A city woman who called The Journal
Friday night indicated her sighting was made late Wednesday night.