- Near Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia Two Elongated
Box Shaped Objects
- Date: October 24, 1997
- Time: 315:00 hrs Atlantic Daylight Savings Time.
- Location of Sighting: near Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova
- Number of witnesses: 1
- Number of objects: 1 ?
- Shape of objects: Two elongated box shaped objects with
something that was connecting them looking like the letter H.
- Full Description of event/sighting: It was on a mild
afternoon of Friday, October 24, 1997 at about 15:00 hours. Atlantic Daylight
Savings Time (19:00 hours G.M.T.) when suddenly something caught my
eye, right over the right to centre of paved highway on Route #357,
just over the tree line gliding silently, making no audible noise. It
was "not" an airplane, and Halifax International Airport is
not a long way away, estimated to be about 30 kilometres away, as the
crow flies, from where I was on this afternoon.
- Prior to the sighting, the afternoon started out as any
other normal day. I decided to take my son who had just turned four,
only a month prior to this, and he wanted me to take him to the little
park near the arena in Musquodoboit Harbour, where there are swings, teeter
totters, monkey bars and slides. We spent about a half hour at the park,
where he had a great time on the swings and slides. After we left the
park, at about 2:30 p.m., we set out to drive North on Route #357 to get
some water at a fresh spring that percolates from the underground fed
spring, and has a generous amount of fresh water supply that is located
about 12 kilometres north of Musquodoboit Harbour. On our way there, we
stopped next to a large Stillwater along the Musquodoboit River, and I
showed my son how to skip flat rocks over water. He attempted to try,
but because of his age, he did not do too well that day, but gave it a
great effort in trying. He was having fun, and as long as he was having
fun, so was I. I remember this day clearly, as this day is the same day
as my mother's birthday, but we were going to go down and see her the
next day, as this was on a Friday.
- After leaving the Stillwater where the Musquodoboit River
runs right along side the paved road, we continued driving north where
the community sort of stops and the houses built thin out, and there
is the odd cottage that was built along this highway. There are many
side roads to wood lots and lakes, and this area has many fresh water
lakes peppered all along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.
- Here is a Google satellite image close up of the area
Musquodoboit Harbour and surrounding area. Please note all the bodies
of fresh water; just left to the center, you can see a little blue arrow.
- Graphic 1 here: Nova_Scotia1
- Approximately, 8 12 kilometres from where Route #357
starts north from the intersection of Highway 7 in Musquodoboit Harbour,
something caught my eye moving very slowly across the tree line ahead.
I quickly pulled over to the shoulder of the road, and got out to get
a better look. What I seen did not make sense! Here is a map where I
- Graphic 1 here: Nova_Scotia2
- This was no airplane. I never saw anything quite like
it. It was box shaped, long and tapered on the front and there was another
one, right beside it. Between the two box shaped crafts, there was a
tunnel like thing joining the two long fuselages; and from my vantage
point, it looked like the letter "H". I would say that the
altitude of this thing was no more than two hundred feet high, and only
about 300 feet north of where I stood, slowly moving in an easterly direction.
The mid section of this fuselage had these ribbons like things hanging
down from it. I had my 4 year old son with me and I started getting a
bit nervous, as I was not sure what I was seeing and I feared for his
safety. I told him to stay seated and after watching this thing for about
40 seconds to perhaps a minute at the longest, it disappeared out of site
blocked out by the tree line.
- Here is a graphic to show what it sort of looked like
that I drew on Photoimpact. It is not exactly what I witnessed, but gives
a overall approximation.
- Graphic 1 here: Nova_Scotia3
- To this day, I don't know what it is that I seen. It
was large, based on the surroundings, and width of highway, and with my
working background in Land Surveying and often using triangulation to
determine approximate distances, I would estimate the length of this craft
to be about 180 to 200 ft long and between 40 to 50 ft between the two
fuselages. There were no wings that I could see, and the sky had scattered
clouds and sunshine. I seem to recall what appeared to be a greenish
mist around this thing before it disappeared from the tree line. It made
no noise, and glided slowly, guesstimate at about 5 knots more or less.
I recall getting back in the truck and driving up the road a bit further
where there was a turn in the road to see if I could get another glimpse
of this thing, but I could not find it any longer. I recall looking to
the Northwest and seeing what appeared to be a Dash 8 plane going in a
NW direction toward Halifax International Airport which was not too far
away. I know that my mind could certainly make out the planes that I
am familiar with that fly in and out of Halifax Airport. What I seen
a few minutes previously, was not an airplane. It was not a helicopter,
and had no wings or propeller blades that I could see, and it was silent,
so what was propelling it.
- When I got home, I told my wife about it and told some
of my friends, but I did not call any authorities and did not tell too
many people about it, outside of my immediate family and friends.
- When telling my sister in-law about it a few days later
after I saw this thing, she mentioned that a number of people reported
seeing strange lights in the sky further down the Eastern Shore during
the night time hours that same week, and apparently it went on for a
few days. There were I believe some military (navy) exercises for NATO
forces doing beach landings that same year, but do not remember if it
was during the same time I had my sighting or not.
- It was years later when I went into the Casebooks form,
another member there urged me to post my sighting and tell others about
it. I guess that I waited for almost 8 years before telling others about
it, as I feared ridicule and did not want the media to come hounding
me, as the only thing that I have, is the sighting etched in my memory
and can not show any other supportive evidence to collaborate my story.
It basically amounts to my word and if others want to choose to believe
or disbelieve it. But I know what I saw, and no one can ever change my
mind; it was something flying in the air that I have never seen before
or since. In doing some online investigations on looking for others who
have seen similar craft, there are possibly sightings in Ireland and another
in Quebec, Canada. One thing that I would not be able to answer, was
it an earth based craft, or something from outer space. I don't think
that I could ever answer that question, but I do know, it was not a standard
type aircraft that normally flies in our skies, and I have never seen
anything like it before that day, or since that day.
- Here is a Google satellite image of Nova Scotia and a
little blue arrow to where my sighting took place.
- Graphic 1 here: Nova_Scotia4
- If there are other readers who may have seen similar
craft, please get in touch with me by messaging, Easternbluestar on
- Respectfully submitted.
- Thank you to the witness for the excellent written report
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