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Date:July 12, 1891
Place:Ottawa, Ontario

July 12, 1891, residents of Ottawa, Ontario, observed something they had never seen before. According to a press account: Some of the residents of Theodore street were considerably startled last Sunday evening about 7 o'clock by seeing a dark object apparently suspended in the air over the Rifle range. From one of the houses on the street a pair of binocular glasses was borrowed, and the object appeared somewhat in the shape of a huge cigar, at one end of which there appeared to be a revolving fan, while the other end was enlarged, trom which a bright light was plainly visible. Lesser lights were visible at intervals in the tenter. On being asked whether it might not have been an air balloon, those who saw it said the structure was far too large and of a peculiar shape. It was travelling from south to north, and soon passed out of sight. [1]


  • [1] "The UFO Book", Book by Jerome Clark, Visible Ink Press, 1998.
Notes:Not vers different from some modern nocturnal UFO sightings.
Explanation:None, possibly astronomical.


Type of report:Ufology literature.
Number of witnesses:Several or many.
Number of named witnesses:0.
Witnesses occupations:Not indicated.
Type of location:Not indicated.
Coordinates:45.25.12N 75.40.12W
Coordinates precision:Unknown.
Description of "UFO":Dark large object with one large light and smaller lights.
Description of "manoeuvers":Motionless then motion.
Occupants keywords:N/A
Weather:Not indicated.
Observation devices:Binoculars.
Explanation(s) at the time:None, but not a balloon.

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