The Shag Harbour UFO Incident

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On a clear and beautiful night in 1967, an unidentified flying object impacted the waters of Shag Harbour, a small fishing village in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. More than eleven people witnessed a brightly lit UFO heading towards the waters before impact, with some reporting they heard a whistling sound similar to the sound of a bomb, then a whoosh, topped off by a loud bang.

No known aircraft was ever identified by the Canadian government as impacting the Shag Harbour waters, and to this day the object is referred to as a UFO by official Canadian documents. A subsequent underwater rescue attempt by the Canadian military failed to locate any remains of the mysterious object.

The UFO sighting was first reported by local Laurie Wickens and four of his friends who were driving through Shag Harbour. The friends spotted a large object descending into the waters off the harbour. Intrigued, the friends wanted to get a better view, when they arrived at the Gulf of Maine, they saw an object floating roughly 250 meters offshore. Wickens and his friends reported the incident to the RCMP detachment in Barrington Passage and reported they had seen a large aircraft crash into waters.

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