22+ Witnesses Observe a UFO Larger than a Football Stadium
Yukon Territory, Canada
Investigated by Martin Jasek, M.Sc., P. Eng.
Report posted October 1999
Last update - February 3, 2000
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On December 11th, 1996 an incredible "UFO event" took place along a 216 km (134 mile) stretch of the Klondike Highway in the Yukon Territory, Canada. The sightings occurred in three major areas along the highway: Fox Lake, The Village of Carmacks, and The Village of Pelly Crossing each having 6, 9 and 7 witnesses respectively (see Figure 1 above). This total of 22 people is a minimum number and only includes those identified to the investigator by name. There were other witnesses (or vehicles) reported on scene. All but one of the witnesses wish to remain anonymous. Between the time period of February 1999 and September 1999, 19 out of the 22 witnesses have been interviewed (only 2 of these were second hand accounts). This report documents the witnesses descriptions resulting from these interviews. Fourteen of the witnesses have supplied drawings of the UFO.
Comparing the size of the UFO observed equal to that of a football stadium is not due to exaggeration on the witnesses part. On the contrary, this comparison is conservative, as it will be shown in this report that the UFO was likely much larger then a football stadium. A reasonably accurate estimate of the size of the UFO (or UFOs) was accomplished through a method based on geometry called "triangulation". Triangulation relies on the observation of an object (in this case a UFO) from different vantage points at the same time. The details of this are explained in "Calculation of UFO size". This method was employed 6 times to obtain 6 estimates for the size of the UFO. All revealed staggering results; the UFO ranged anywhere from 0.88 km (0.55 miles) to 1.8 km (1.1 miles) in length! For comparison, the Toronto Skydome stadium is 0.21 km (0.13 miles) at its widest point.
In order to keep witness identities anonymous, "Code Names" were developed consisting of the following format. For those witnesses who observed the UFO near Fox Lake the witness code names given were FOX1, FOX2, FOX3 , for those near Carmacks; CRM1, CRM2, CRM3 , and for those near Pelly Crossing; PEL1, PEL2, PEL3 etc.
Near Fox Lake witnesses FOX2 and FOX3 had a rather close encounter with the UFO. At the same time that this was occurring, witnesses FOX4 and FOX5 observed the UFO from the southern end of Fox Lake. The simultaneous observations of the UFO by these four witnesses provided excellent data to estimate the size of the UFO. Two other witnesses (FOX1 and FOX6) were driving through the area and saw the UFO the same night. Most of these witnesses stopped in at Braeburn Lodge (See map above for location) and anxiously described their UFO sighting to the lodge owner, Steve Watson.
Near the Village of Pelly Crossing a trapper (PEL1) had a very close encounter with a UFO that he estimated to be ¾ of a mile long. It was so close to him that he had to turn his head in order to view the entire UFO. PEL1 is the only witness that has decided to come forward with his identity; his name is Don Trudeau. At about the same time that Mr. Trudeau was having his sighting, a brother and a sister (PEL3 and PEL2) were travelling along the highway near the village when they noticed a huge and long row of lights moving slowly over the hills. They stopped and pulled over. PEL2 compared the length of the UFO to the length of the Big Dipper that was right above it. It was the same length as the Big Dipper! This observation allowed for a more accurate estimation of UFO size. At about the same time four women (PEL4, PEL5, PEL6 and PEL7) were taking an evening course at a satellite college in the community. They were let out for a break at about 8:30pm. They went out onto the deck of the small one story building and observed the UFO as well. They observed a large object move slowly over the village and disappear behind a hill to the north.
In the Village of Carmacks, four gentlemen (CRM1, CRM2, CRM3, CRM4) were travelling in a truck pulled over to watch a huge UFO fly slowly over the village. At one point it went behind a hill. When it came out on the other side of it, one witness recalls waiting a long time from when the leading light of the UFO appeared to when the tail end of the UFO came in to view. That's how big it was! Also in the Village of Carmacks a family of five (CRM5 through CRM9) viewed the UFO from their living room window.
For a more detailed summary of the event please click on "Event Summary" below. For even more details click on the individual witness testimonies to read what each witness had to say.
Calculation of UFO size...text added Feb 3, 2000
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