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One of Canada’s earliest paranormal sightings

The Story

Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) are hardly a new phenomenon. They have been documented throughout the centuries and all over the globe. Here in Canada, reports CBC Assignment's Rex Lambert, one of the oldest and most curious paranormal events dates back to 1845. One September evening near Cornwall, Ont., a farmer notices brilliant dancing lights surrounding Marsh Point Farm. Soon more and more people witness the spectacular lights accompanied by strange sounds of clanging and explosion. Befuddled neighbours decide to keep an overnight watch but fail to solve the mystery. After a year, the bizarre manifestations slowly disappear without a trace. Despite interviewing numerous witnesses and scientists, no credible explanation is ever offered for the strange activities at Marsh Point Farm.

Medium: Radio
Program: Assignment
Broadcast Date: Aug. 24, 1962
Reporter: Rex Lambert
Duration: 7:10

Did You know?

. Canada has one of the highest rates of UFO landings per capita. According to the most recent survey done by Ufology Research of Manitoba, more than 483 UFOs were reported in 2002. That number represents an increase of 29 per cent over sightings in 2001.

. Ufology refers to the study of UFOs.

. Ufology Research of Manitoba is a non-profit organization established in 1975. Based in Winnipeg, the organization looks at "rational discourse, investigation and research on UFOs and related phenomena." Other UFO research organizations in Canada include UFO*BC and the Mutual UFO Network of Ontario.


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