Saturday, August 10, 2013

Witness Recounts Shag Harbour UFO Incident; Festival Set to Begin

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Peter Goreham
Peter Goreham stands in front of the family home in Bear Point where he witnessed an unidentified flying phenomenon as a 13-year-old in 1967.
     BEAR POINT — Here’s a story that never grows old.

The 1967 sighting of what many believe was an unidentified flying object over Nova Scotia’s southern shore, particularly Shag Harbour, has been talked about for years.

And the annual two-day UFO festival is set to begin Saturday at the Shag Harbour Incident Society’s museum on Highway 3, in the heart of the fishing village.

But this weekend will be different. A previously unheard voice will be added to those who have already come forward to tell their stories.

Peter Goreham, a seaweed harvester from nearby Bear Point, was 13 when he witnessed something so unbelievable that he only speaks of it on rare occasions, and usually only with other locals.

It is well known that late in the evening of Oct. 4, 1967, several witnesses claimed they saw something crash in the ocean off Shag Harbour.

No aircraft were reported in the area that night, but a gooey mat of yellow foam, about seven centimetres thick, could be seen floating off Shag Harbour.

The incident was listed as a UFO crash. . . .

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