IMCAT Case Directory
  Category 08, Photographic / Video Images 
Rating: 5  


Daylight Disc Photo
October 8, 1981
Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

Fran Ridge:
Oct. 8, 1981; Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada
11:00 a.m. local. Mrs. Hannah McRoberts (aged 25) of Campbell River, BC, was with her family at a rest-area some thirty miles to the north of Kelsey Bay on the east coast of Vancouver Island. She took a number of pictures of her family and of the local scenery, using her 35 mm Mamiya camera with a 50-55 mm lens, 125 speed, and ASA 100 film. At one point during the holiday they observed that one of the mountain peaks was surmounted by a cloud somewhat suggestive, as they described it, of "a volcano issuing steam," so Mrs. McRoberts snapped that as well. None of the party noticed anything else in the air at the time, and the presence of the UFO was therefore only discovered by them when the prints and negatives came back to them after processing. The resulting photograph shows an object to the right of and above the peak and the plume of cloud. This photo came to the attention of Mr. David A. C. Powell of Vancouver, who is on the staff of the McMillan Planetarium in that city, who in turn contacted Bill Allan, and provided him with an enlargement, and also got in contact with APRO of Tucson, Arizona. Mrs. McRoberts was very cooperative at all times and loaned Dr. Richard Haines the original negative as well as her camera for study. When Haines went to the original site on Vancouver Island later with his father, McRoberts and her husband and little daughter met them there to re-enact the earlier events. Dr. Haines wrote up his image analysis and field study findings and submitted his article for peer review to the Journal of Scientific Exploration for analysis. It was eventually accepted and published. (Volume II, The UFO Evidence, Section VII).

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