Washington, D.C., NICAP, p. 45:
Mr. and Mrs. Leo P. Chaput were awakened in their home by the barking of their dog two miles northeast of Pembroke, Ontario, Canada, at 2 a.m., May 11, 1969. A bright light was shining in their window.
Chaput, in his report to NICAP member Henry H. McKay, said the stationary light was close to—or on—the ground and was “illuminating the surrounding fields…. The light was so intense the witness had to avert his eyes….”
The light revealed a dome-shaped object with a flat bottom that was emitting “a soft purring….” As Chaput turned his eyes away, the UFO disappeared.
Three large ring-like impressions, each measuring about 27 feet in diameter, were found on the ground the next morning. Within these impressions the ground was scorched. Two small balsam trees and a pine tree branch within the landing or near-landing area which appeared slightly burned were taken to the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests for analysis. (18) A letter to Henry McKay from a Department official revealed that nothing unusual was found.
(18) The Pembroke (Ont.) Observer, May 22, 1969.
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