FORT SMITH, N.W.T. — A strange object
has been seen in the sky every night this week near this community a few miles
north of the Alberta boundary.
The strange light was first reported
by Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Mercredi as they were returning from Fort Rae, N.W.T.,
“It was a bright light in the sky
which seemed to appear out of nowhere and at about treetop level,” said Mrs.
Mercredi, “and then it started to gain on us.”
“At first it took the shape of a
large ball of white light, then it flashed an orange color.”
“My husband was driving around the
speed limit when we first spotted it, but he speeded up the car as it kept on
gaining on us.”
“After we reached the Bell Rock
corner, Gordon stopped the car and took three pictures of whatever it was.”
“When we stopped our car, the thing
seemed to turn into the bush right along the power lines.”
Other persons have reported seeing
the lights every night this week about 6 p.m. or later.
Bill Limbeek said:
“I didn’t stick around long enough
because it scared the hell out of me. A real screwy feeling. I didn’t see any
shape. It seemed to have a reddish orange light with a bluish-green centre,
but the reddish part seemed to pulsate.”
A federal transport department
spokesman said weather balloons are released in the area about 4 p.m., but
they are usually down before 6.