July 23, 1959 -- A motorist passing
through our town the last few days would have wondered just what sort of a place he had
To explain: On Saturday afternoon young
Johnny Shepperd spotted an object in the sky and pointed it out to Cyril Hlal, who in turn
reported it to Doug Heavenor, regional supervisor for the Ground Observer Corp, Civil
Defence. The object, thought to be a weather balloon, remained in the sky in approximately
the same spot from Saturday afternoon until at least Monday evening.
Observed through field glasses,
telescopes and binoculars, it took on a variety of shapes and sizes all the way from a
triangular shaped metallic object to a perfectly round balloon.
The thing that puzzled most people here
was that it remained in the same position regardless of the wind, etc. Rumor has it that
the air force are sending up a jet to observe it but no jet has shown itself as yet, and
as far as I know the object has now disappeared.