|Occurred : 9/5/1974 21:00 (Entered as : 09/05/74 21:00)
Reported: 4/6/2003 4:36:31 PM 16:36
Location: Saskatoon (Canada), SK
|Black triangle with a white light on each point, trails from back two points
The above date is approximate, I cannot for the life of me remember the exact date but this incident happened during the first week of September give or take a day or two - it was a weeknight as we had school the next day. I was 15 years old at the time. Below are the details of the sighting.
One evening in 1974, during the first week of September, myself and two friends were sitting up on the roof of my Mom and Dad's house (we would go up there for a cigarette every now and again - typical kids). It would have been about 8:30 to 9:00 PM at night - the sky was extremely clear that night. I had both my hands behind my head and was resting my head against the shingles on the roof (the roof is at angle of approx. 35 - 40 degrees). I saw a UFO - it was a perfect triangle with a white light on each point of the triangle. There were trails coming off the back two points of the triangle. The triangle was pitch black and blocked out the stars above it as it flew over top of me - it would have been about as high in the sky as a jetliner. I remember trying to convince myself at that time that maybe it was a meteor or a group of meteors of some sort (or even some sort of reflection) but I kept reminding myself that it actually blocked out the stars above me as it flew over top of me. It COULDN'T have been a meteor or a reflection. It was definitely NOT a plane. I was a smart enough kid back then to know the difference.
The triangle flew in a southwesterly direction, from northeast to southwest very, very quickly - much faster than a jetliner but slow enough to see some details. Definitely slower than any meteorite I have ever seen. I can still picture it as clear as day when I think of the sighting some 30 years later. I jumped down off the roof and went flying into the house yelling to my Mom and Dad 'I just saw a UFO!'. It was so significant to me at that time that I actually wrote down what I saw and even drew a picture of it in one of my notebooks. I remember my Mom and Dad and I calling the Saskatoon Airport that night but the airport indicated that they had received no other reports. This was something I had never seen before and have never seen since.
Having been interested in UFO's ever since that time, I recently obtained a copy of Timothy Good's book, Above Top Secret. Amazingly (which is why I am reporting this to you now, this many years later) - in Chapter 8 (Canada), I came across these two incidents in Good's book: Page 200 "...in July 1974 a Scandinavian airlines captain flying 35 to 40 miles southeast of Quebec City reported a triangular shaped object moving in a southwesterly direction..." Page 200 - 201 "...on 10 October 1974, John Breen, a Canadian armed forces pilot, was paced by a UFO over Newfoundland, en route from Deer Lake to Gander. A passenger flying with him noticed a strange light following the plane when they were about 50 miles from Gander. Every time Breen looked at the light, it seemed to turn off but finally he got a better view of it. It seemed to be a sort of triangle - or delta shaped, luminescent greenish light following us..." Date-wise, my sighting falls in between the two above sightings. The triangle I saw was moving fast enough that it could very well have been in Quebec or in Newfoundland a few minutes beforehand (although the date of 10 October 1974 in Good's book is approx. 4 weeks after my sighting occurred). I drew a GIF animation of what I saw and will attach it to an e-mail using the address you've given below.