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This article was published in the daily newspaper The Edmonton Journal, Canada, on September 5, 1967.

Spots Mystery

UFO Marks, Say Hardisty Couple; Birds, Says RCMP Spokesman

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Nokleby, near Hardisty, think a UFO may have left its mark on their car.

But an RCMP spokesman in Killam suggested that the mark may have been left by a flock of birds.

Mrs. Nokleby said she was awakened by a sound resembling that of a swarm of bees. When she looked outside and saw it was dark, she decided it couldn't have been bees she heard.

She said her husband also heard something but thought it sounded more like a helicopter.


The next morning they found their car covered with little black spots — 49 of them. "Some were as big as dimes," Mrs. Nokleby said.

"We think it may have been from the exhaust of a UFO."

The RCMP were notified and Thursday the car was taken into Hardisty, 13 miles northeast of the Nokleby's' farm, where some of the spots were scraped off.

A Hardisty health inspector and an RCMP constable took the scrapings for analysis but results are not yet known.


An RCMP spokesman said there did not seem to be substantial evidence supporting the UFO theory.

"It could have been a flock of birds flying over," he said but he said he had not seen the car himself. "I only know what Mrs. Nokleby has told me," he said.

When the car was brought into Hardisty, it was found the spots were easily washed off. "The spots didn't mar the finish on the car," the spokesman said.

The constable in Hardisty found the only odd thing was that when the spots were wet, they turned green.

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