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Date:August 12, 1896
Time:None
Place:Rossland, British Colombia, Canada
Narratives:


"The Canadian Press, which reported on the puzzling events taking place in California, seemed to take the airship possibility very seriously, even though one of the most intriguing report of the year cane from Rossland, British Columbia, on August 12, 1896. It told of a strange aerial body that approached the town, paused momentarily above a nearby mountain peak, made several circles in the sky, and then sped away on a straight course. The thing was described as "a luminous ball of fire that glowed amidst a halo of varigated colours." The object took a quarter of an hour to complete its manoeuvers and was watched by many citizens of Rossland." [1]


Sources:

  • [1] Article by Loren Gross in "The mammoth encyclopedia of extraterrestrial encounters", compiled by Ronald D. Story, Robinson publisher, 2001.
Notes:
Explanation:Extraterrestrial craft possible, or aurora borealis.


Counts:

Type of report:Second hand from unspecified newspaper.
Number of witnesses:Many.
Number of named witnesses:0.
Witnesses occupations:Not indicated.
Type of location:Not indicated.
Coordinates:Lat. 49.07. Long. -117.80.
Coordinates precision:Unavailable.
Description of "UFO":Ball of light in a multicoloured halo.
Description of "manoeuvers":Motionless for a moment, then makes several circles, then goes away in straight line.
Reactions:Not indicated.
Occupants:None.
Occupants keywords:N/A
Communication:N/A
Language:N/A
Content:N/A
Daylight/nocturnal:Not indicated.
Weather:Not indicated.
Observation devices:None indicated..
Strangeness:Medium.
Reliability:Low.
Explanation(s) at the time:None indicated.


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