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Domed Object Lands In Gully
July 30, 1957
Galt, Ontario, Canada

Joan Woodward, Animal Behavior Specialist:
July 30, 1957; Galt, Ontario, Canada
10:30 AM John C. Stephens (age not given) and his dog encountered an object that circled, stopped, hovered, and landed in a gully that was surrounded by woods and a field. A 100-foot power line tower was nearby (either beside the landed object or beside the gullyójw).  John remained rooted to the spot for 45 minutes, afraid to either approach or leave.  The object emitted flames from the bottom while it was on the ground.  When the object took off, it glowed, rose into the air at about 45 degrees until it was clear of the power line.  It then acquired a bright orange glow and shot away. The object was a flattened bell shape, between 30-35 feet in diameter, aluminum colored but luminous (throughout or just on take off?ójw)  Burned patches were found on the ground and small trees and limbs were broken. There were 4 burned or charred areas, each about 1 foot 3 inches in diameter.  They formed a 4-sided figure with the following measurements per side: 20 feet x 20 feet x 6.5 feet x 11.5 feet.  Two large 3-toed prints were found later when the area was examined, but the relationship of the prints to the object is unknown. Sound is described above.  No EM effects or physiological effects were reported. (Keyhoe, Donald E., and Gordon I. R. Lore, Jr., (eds), 1969, Strange Effects from UFOs, NICAP, Washington, D.C., pages 51-53.)

Mike Swords:
Might be good but might not. I find no proper documentation for the case. Lore depends upon The UFO Investigator, and the UFO Investigator depends upon Flying Saucer Review. FSR depends upon a newspaper article from the Yorkshire Post. So this thing, as far as I can see, rests on a newsclipping story and no information about any proper investigation. Maybe such does exist, but I can't find it. Since the FSR repeating of the Yorkshire Post story is as close as I can get to this case, I'm attaching a copy of it. [ FSR Vol. 11, #1, Jan/Feb.1965, p.25].*

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