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~ Bragg Creek,Alberta 1968Hollyburn Ridge,
- Vancouver 1968Orton,Ontario 1975
- Bradford,New Hampshire
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TRACING SOUND TO UFO ENCOUNTERS Lindy Tucker
EXODUS AS A PARADIGM OF UFO STRATEGY Dr. Barry H. Downing
RECOGNITION FOR UFO REPORT INVESTIGATIONS T. David Spencer
NEWS 8, VIEWS
THE UFO PRESS 8. CALENDAR
Carter, Davids, Downing, Pflock, Schmidt 15
ROSWELL DECLARATION 20
THE NOVEMBER NIGHT SKY Walter N. Webb 22
DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE Walter H. Andrus. Jr.
COVER: (Graph by Ronald Stearman, Ph.D., Univ. of Texas. Austin)
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TRACING SOUND TO UFO ENCOUNTERSVFOs are associated with bright, silent lights; it's nice to be reminded that bells & whistles are sometimes attached.
by Lindy Tucker, P.U.R.E. Research
There are plenty of sighting reports of unidenti-fied f lying objects, but very few reports ofsounds associated with these sightings. This hasbeen the major focus of my research as an indepen-dent investigator over the past few years. My observa-tion that aerial and audio phenomena can be linkedtogether is based on the fact that I was a direct eye andear witness to the combined phenomena back in themid 1970's. It was that experience that started myresearch and it is due to the greater cooperation andinterest available in this field that I have pursued thisfurther.
I lived in a small, rural town called Orton, inSouthern Ontario back then. It was part of an area thatexperienced a "flap" of UFO sightings. My husband atthat time had given me a daily journal for Christmas,so I happen to have the events and dates recorded.Starting on March 3, 1975, my neighbours and Ibegan to witness aerial phenomena: brilliant white,red, and green lights would do impossible acrobaticmanoeuvres in the night sky, darting about in angularor triangular movements. Sometimes they would bandtogether into one bright light, only to blink out, reap-pear and split again into several more bright lights.One of the more spectacular displays looked like TheStar of Bethlehem one night. The rays from this "star"took up a good 60 degrees of the horizon, and therewas this tiny red light that kept darting in and out of it.My girlfriend Julie and I watched this display for agood two hours. I noted,in my journal we both experi-enced headaches that night afterwards.
The sightings always seemed predictable, at leastby me; I always seemed to be aware of when theywould appear. On the evening of April 26, 1975, Iheard a strange, loud, metallic beeping sound comingfrom the woods behind our home. It sounded mechan-ical, like the pings of submarine sonar, and it had apeculiar rotational quality to it, like a Doppler effect. Ieven wondered if someone was out in the woods withsome type of broadcasting equipment; the sounddidn't seem natural and it was too loud to be anythingelse. You could hear this sound from a quarter mileaway and even from inside the house with the doorsand windows closed.
Upon walking down to the woods to investigatethis sound, I noticed my cats had beaten me downthere and were sitting on fenceposts facing the soundand listening attentively. I decided to tell my neigh-bours about it. I heard later they were making fun of
me; not only was I seeing strange lights in the sky, butnow I was hearing strange sounds in the woods.
Several weeks later, on the evening of May 19,1975, my neighbours and I had been sitting around abonfire in front of our large garden. There was a rest-less excitement in the air: you could feel. Even theanimals were reacting to it. At 10:30 p.m. the roosterswere crowing, the chickens clucking, and you couldhear dogs barking and the pastured cows bawling formiles. I even remember remarking that Orton soundedlike the introduction to an old TV series I watched as achild called "Rawhide," starring Clint Eastwood. Theprogram starts off in the middle of a cattle drive. Itwas that noticeable.
We soon ended our conversation and went back toour homes. A couple of hours later, while taking theday's garbage out, I noticed these loud, peculiar beep-ing sounds again and I decided to get my neighboursover to investigate. I called Bob and Lynn Adamsfrom across the street and Cal Stodts, a paramedicwho lived next to me. Standing there, we could seered lights in behind the trees while we faced the beep-ing sounds.
All of a sudden, the beeps stopped and everythinggot deathly quiet. Just as I pointed to the woods, abright light rose out of the trees from the brush at therear of our property and made a right-angle 90 degreeturn, and started slowly to approach us in a wide arc. Iran behind a shed to get a better look at it, as our shad-ows were being cast over the yard by our back doorspotlights, causing a glare. I could see that it was sil-ver and disc-shaped with a soft white dome on top ofit. It appeared to be larger than a long van, approxi-mately 20 to 25 feet in length and maybe 8 to 10 feetwide in the middle. It was very low, not more than 100feet up, and was coming in over my neighbours' pinetree, about 150 feet from where I was standing. WhenI could count the several red lights moving about itsperimeter counterclockwise, I started to becomealarmed, thinking this thing was going to land in myback yard! I ran back to my neighbours who were justas alarmed as I was. We were ready to take shelter,when the craft shifted its flight path and passed slowlyoff to the east. We were all shaken, but I was exhila-rated too. I noticed my knees felt weak.
OTHER LOCAL SIGHTINGSThe UFO sightings persisted, along with the beepingsounds, but not necessarily together. Something un-
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Orton, (Shifted)Ontario, 1975Sonar pings,Sound effects CD,Keith Holzman
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Ontario, Canada, UFO sound (shifted, top) compared with sonar pings, bottom.
usual was happening in our little community and theword spread fast. One night, Harry Walker, who livedaround the comer from us, had been putting his tractor inhis drive shed when a disc-shaped object hovered overhim beneath a low cloud ceiling. He hollered for hisfamily to come outside and look at it, but his cries wentunheard. His son Patrick came running down to tell mewhat his Dad had just seen and that he was "white as aghost."
I immediately went down to interview him and wasslightly relieved that another resident had seen some-thing similiar to the rest of us. I also talked with JimOverland, a teenager back then who lived about a halfmile from us on the same county road. He claims tohave been out ploughing his field one day when asmall, silver disc-shaped object came over him and histractor. I believe he said that it chased him and that heran into the house.
Recently I was sent a clipping from the Letters tothe Editor of the Toronto Star from a fellow who livednear me during those years. He requested that "per-haps someone else residing in Orton could share theirexperiences with me." I have since talked to this fel-low and heard another story of a spectacular closeencounter that he and his brother had 18 or 19 yearsago. They had a boomerang-shaped craft hovermotionless above them. They also saw the "lightshows" along with their neighbours and-described the
aerial phenomena exactly as I remember it. This fel-low plans to go back and interview our old neigh-bours. There will be more to this story as time goesalong.
The editor of our local newspaper, Bill Doole, hadwanted to print my story for some time. I was reluc-tant to let him write up a story for The Erin Advocatebecause of the ridicule I was getting from the neigh