“I was 18 when I saw this object with blinking lights fall out of the sky and into the harbour. It floated and bobbed on the surface for a while.”
“Go on…” we implored the 68 year old Laurie Wickens whom we had just met in Shag Harbour on Nova Scotia’s south shore. He and a few friends all witnessed the object plop into the harbour and rushed off to a telephone to report the incident.
A few hours prior to that sighting the U.S. and Canadian defense systems picked up an object entering the atmosphere over the north Atlantic at over 4,000 miles per hour. This was far faster than any military aircraft at the time. It seemed to have the signature of an intercontinental ballistic missile but then something strange happened – it hovered, and shortly thereafter it seemed to disappear. The Shag Harbour incident has since become Canada’s most famous UFO sighting complete with government cover-up similar to the Roswell incident in New Mexico 20 years earlier. The book “Dark Object” details all of the information and I have to say it’s quite compelling! For further information go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shag_Harbour_UFO_incident
As we learned on our journey around the coast the province of Nova Scotia is differentiated with regional names, attitudes and geography for its vast shoreline This portion of our Nova Scotia odyssey would hug the Atlantic Ocean including the South Shore, Halifax & Dartmouth.
The South Shore is deeply indented with many long narrow bays, sandy beaches, beautiful coastal provincial parks (our homes on the road), charming fishing villages and a history including privateers and pirates. Portions but certainly not all of the South Shore have a heavy tourist footprint and along with the visitors come a large variety of food and lodging selections. Delightful, charming and quaint are overused words but I just can’t help myself. We love Nova Scotia!