Thursday, August 07, 2008

Shag Harbour International UFO Festival this Weekend!

Shag Harbour UFO Festival
By Carla Allen

Funding is trickling in nicely for the Shag Harbour Incident Society, just in time for their big Aug.8/9 festival says committee member Cindy Nickerson.

     “Last week I received word from a grant that we had applied for awhile ago,” she said.

“We will be receiving $2,000 from the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program.”

Nickerson says the money is greatly appreciated as the festival costs a lot to put on.

The Municipality of Barrington has also approved $1000 for the society towards a large wall plaque, which will depict the night of the UFO sighting in 1967.

“John Cameron, a local artist is doing the design. We are hoping to have it finished to unveil at festival,” said Nickerson.

The plaque will be dedicated to the Late Lawrence Smith and Bradford Shand, two men who participated in the crash site search.

The advanced sale price for tickets to the speaker's seminar on Saturday, Aug. 9 is $35. There will be a $40 charge at the door. Those under 12 will be half price, and a senior’s discount will be provided.

For advanced ticket sales contact Cindy Nickerson at Box 53, Shag Harbour, NS, Canada B0W 3B0 or email her at cindynickerson@ns.sympatico.Canadian cheques and money orders should be made payable to: The Shag Harbour UFO Incident Society.

Contact Don Ledger for more details regarding the speakers schedule at or visit:

“We hope people are planning to come out for the festival and have a great time,” said Nickerson.

Shag Harbour UFO Festival Sign
The 2008 Shag Harbour Incident Festival Schedule

Friday Aug. 8 -

9 a.m. Yard sale at post office hosted by the Incident Society.

10 a.m. UFO Centre opens as usual.

11 a.m. Fries and barbecue at post office by local fire dept.

Also young crafter Jillian Kendrick will be at the UFO Centre with her Shag Harbour sea glass items.

1 p.m. Meet Toronto UFO researcher and diver, David Cvet at UFO Centre.

2 p.m. (tentative) Press conference at Community Hall.

3 p.m. Meet some of the locals involved in the 1967 incident, as well as David Cvet, at UFO rest stop.

4:30 p.m. Supper at Shag Harbour/Bear Point fire dept. Turkey burger (hot or cold), choice of potato, beverage, Washington Pie. $6/person.

7:30 p.m. At fire hall meet Saturday speakers, Alien costume contest (prizes), Alien Cafe, and silent auction. Draw for grandfather clock made by the late Romie Leblanc.

On Saturday the Alien Cafe will be set up at the seminar site. Darren Perry will bring his chowders to the post office.

Saturday Aug. 9

UFO Symposium

The Shag Harbour UFO Incident UFO Symposium will be held approximately four miles to the east of Shag Harbour in Barrington Passage at the Curling Club due to the lack of a large meeting hall in Shag Harbour. The symposium starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.

Speakers include:

Stanton T. Friedman: Flying Saucers Are Real; Carl Feindt: USO cases - Underwater Objects; Paul Kimball: Documentary ~ Best Evidence - The Top Ten UFO Sightings;

Chris Styles: Shag Harbour updates; and Don Ledger: Maritime UFO Files UFO Cases from the Atlantic Region, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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