"I just happened to look out the window and saw this white cloud. I watched it and it started to move. It moved very fast and I watched it until it disappeared." The disc was later spotted by a group of school children in the city's east end.
"It shone in the sun and it had white streaks out behind it," said a 12-year-old Bobbie Howson. "That was no jet; all the guys saw it and boy was it travelling."
"It looked like a plane to me," said Bobbie's sister.
"Ah, whadda girls know about planes," retorted another witness, Buddy Bailey.
the object for several minute the two boys ran to school where they reported
the incident to their teacher, Grace Williams, who asked the boys to draw
what they had seen and then gave them railway fare to go into London and
tell the press the story.
"It wasn't moving. I figured it must have been one of those new helicopters but there wasn't any rotor blade and it was the wrong shape anyway," said Hodgins. "It had two parallel tubular arms. Towards one end, between the arms, was a round, flat thing resembling an alarm clock."
As Hodgins watched
the object circle a Canadian bomber, there was a flash of light from the
craft and it disappeared. Ottawa
has alerted all RCAF pilots to keep an eye out for any further occurrences.
As the family gaped on the front lawn, George snapped two exposures of a circular object that moved at an angle with the back end tipped down. The object was dark and transparent in the centre. It did not emit any exhaust fumes and was moving against the wind.
After watching it for three minutes the object turned sharply to the east and disappeared. All negatives relating to the incident have mysteriously disappeared from the files of the London Free Press.
"It really looked queer," said Bruce Currie. "It had a band of red lights around the middle which flashed in rotation. The bottom had blue-greenish streaks and the upper half glowed blue. It had this funny little tower on top with yellow lines," says Bruce Currie. The boy tries to take a photo of the object but the film comes out blank.
Currie's report is confirmed by an OPP constable at a nearby detachment who claims he saw "a flashing orangy-coloured ojbect" in the sky.
"It was not
a glow, it was just a mess of lights," recalled the driver, Mrs.
Julius Erdely. "We had this feeling it was following us. And you
know how you get that inner feeling that someone is staring at you."
The car turned on to a local farm where a neighbour spotted the object.
"When I went out it was going southwest. All I saw was the red light and the white lights. The red one looked the size of a football," said Fred Coad. "But it wasn't an airplane. There was absolutely no noise."
"We weren't really able
to identify the shape of it because of the black (sky) background, but
it did have a very bright white light at the front of the vehicle and
three red lights in a triangular pattern at the rear," said David
Priest of Dorchester who phoned in the first report at 7:30 p.m. He noted
that the object gave off a slight hum, "not the drone of an airplane."
"It came from the east, hovered, then appeared to travel back in the same path it came from," said Phillips. "I didn't hear a noise but it was quite large and moved very rapidly when it went into motion."
The object did not register on radar screens at the London Airport.