|Group /Category 4
Animal Effect Cases
Chapeau, Quebec, Canada
May 11, 1969
[Note regarding location.—Hynek (1972) gives the location as Chapeau in
Quebec. Keyhoe and Lore (1969) give the location as 2 miles northeast
of Pembroke, Ontario. Pembroke is on the boundary between Quebec and Ontario,
so both statements are correct. I have used the actual sighting location
(from Hynek) here.-jw]
Animal Reaction Feature:
Awakened on his 10 acre farm at 2 a.m. by the barking of his dog, Leo Chaput
looked out and saw an intense light source about 600 feet away and not more
than 15 feet above the ground. A soft purring sound was reported, but
it is not clear if it was heard throughout or only at the end of the event.
Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction Specialist:
Leo Chaput, a pulp mill worker, went outside after seeing the light as described
The surrounding area, including his house, were illuminated, and he could
see his shadow on the house. The light was so bright, Chaput had to turn his
Keyhoe and Lore (1969) report the light revealed a dome-shaped object with
a flat bottom [within the light or illuminated by the light?—jw] and that
it was emitting a “soft purring…”
The light vanished.
Hynek (1972) reports that when the light vanished, Chaput heard a soft purring
sound receding into the distance.
Physical effects were found the next day, including impressions in the ground,
scorching on the ground, and some burned trees.
No EM effects or physiological effects were reported.
Hynek, J. Allen, 1972, The UFO Experience, New York, Ballantine Books, pages
153-154 and 270.
Keyhoe, Donald E., and Gordon I. R. Lore, 1969, Strange Effects from UFOs,
Washington, D.C., NICAP, page 45.