Date: Saturday, 18 March 2006
From: Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction
Subject: Montana Mt., near Carcross, Yukon Territory, Canada, March 16, 1988
Animal Reaction Feature:
DC and his dog were alone at an isolated cabin on Montana Mt. DC had overheated the small cabin as he prepared a stew. He went outside with his dog for a walk. As they returned to the cabin around 00:30 AM, a hemispheric object with a blue-gray aura and a low, pulsating hum appeared and “side slipped” nearer. At that point, the dog started barking, and then ran behind a woodpile at the cabin. After the object departed, DC repeatedly called for the dog, but got no response and the dog remained missing. An hour and a half later, as DC sat in the cabin writing his observations, the dog crawled out from underneath the bunk where it had been silently hiding. [This non-responsiveness of a badly stressed dog is reasonable. This is a behavior I have experienced with a sound-sensitive dog suddenly exposed to repeated loud sounds that I could not stop or control. My experience was not UFO-related but the behavior of the dog was identical to that of DC’s dog.—jw.]
The dog remained skittish (tail down, slinking) for some time. With hindsight, DC realized that the dog had been agitated and unsettled for 15-20 minutes prior to the appearance of the object.
DC was part of a survey team but was the only member of the team to remain at the cabin continuously during the survey. He maintained a diary for his client, and that is where this sighting was documented. Eleven years later, with DC’s permission, the diary was obtained from the engineering firm. In 2002, a field trip was made to the cabin and the area photographed by members of UFO Yukon Research Society (see link at end).
The object was described as an inverted bowl, flat on the bottom, with a bluish aura on periphery. The light had no obvious source but came from all over the edge and upper portions and DC could see the glow on himself and on his dog. Although the area was lit by the blue light, the light was not painful to look at. He estimated the diameter of the object as 60 to 80 feet and 15 to 20 feet thick.
The object came within 490-650 feet horizontal distance (judged by grid laid out for survey) and was 100 feet in altitude. No ports, marks, or point sources of light were seen. Movements were smooth and seemed deliberate. The object departed making a tight 180° turn and gaining altitude with tremendous acceleration.
In the quiet night with no wind blowing and cold dense air, the humming sound was very low, pulsating, and barely discernable. There was no change in the humming sound when the object departed. Nor was there any sound of air displacement when the object departed.
Close-up sighting documented by a mineral claims surveyor, Montana Mountain, near Carcross, Yukon Territory, Canada, March 16, 1988. Directly from the witness’s field diary, with Introduction and additional information by Martin Jasek, UFO Yukon Research Society. Detailed account and pictures at: http://www.ufobc.ca/yukon/closeup.htm