June 30, 1953; Ramore, Ontario, Canada; Pinetreeline Radar
2345 hours. An unidentified flying object was observed for, a
period of twenty minutes in the northern sky moving to the
southeast by at least 10 personnel of the 912th AC&W Squadron.
The first person to observe this object was an airman who came out
of the maintenance room to inspect the power unit which caused a
minor breakdown of the search radar set. He called two other
airmen to witness the object. One of the two thought the object
was the moon. The airman who originally observed the object
got hysterical and called the Charge of Quarters at the Domestic
Area three miles to the southwest. At least seven witnesses
at the Domestic Area saw the object and two of them reported that
the moon was visible at the time and that the object was distinct
and separate from the moon. The object was described as
orange-colored and oval shaped. It was described as moving from
the north to southeast and then fading back to the north. No great
speed was attributed to the object by any of the witnesses who
said they saw movement. It was reported that the object had
no visible means of propulsion and
that there was no similarity to any known flying object.
Object was the moon.
is a NICAP site based version on the original document below.
|| Maxwell Blue Book
Below is an email reply I received from John De Kleine,
once a radar operator at the Ramore Radar site (Pinetree Line
site north of North Bay) in 1953. I had contacted Mr. De
Kleine to see if he knew anything about a UFO sighting that
took place on June 30, 1953, right at the Ramore
Radar Site, where nine different witnesses saw the object, a
power outage also occurred. This report is from the Project
Blue Book Files. The reply is surprising.
John De Kleine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I didn't arrive at the site
until August of 1953, so I wasn't involved with that
sighting. But in the fall of 1953 (I don't remember
exactly when) we did have a UFO sighting.
The UFO was picked up
originally at the site just north of us (I believe it was
Kapuskasing) traveling at a high rate of speed.
We picked it up and tracked
it into our ground clutter, went outside and saw a bright
shiny object pass over the base and continue
south. We did request a scramble out
of North Bay and 2 CF-100's were dispatched to ID
it. On our radar, it traveled south until it
was out of range and the fighters never caught up
with it. To my knowledge a report was never
filed as no one wanted to do all the paperwork and be
for seeing a UFO. However radar records from the
bases and the call in of the tracking to Falconbridge from
both Kapuskasing and Ramore might substantiate the
sighting. Also, I would imagine there would be a
record of the scramble from North Bay.
Hope that helps
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, January 08,
2004 7:40 AM
Subject: Ramore June 1953
Mr. John De Kleine,
Found your name and email address at the
web site. In doing reseach on the Cold War and UFOs,
I have come across a USAF Project Blue Book report of an
unidentified flying object seen at Ramore radar site on
June 30, 1953 at 2345 EDST, by nine seperate witnesses.
According to the report the radar went down during the
sighting of the UFO. CWO Harold. E. Solberg took the
statements of the witnesses. Would you
have any memory of this incident? Some of the witnesses
said the object they saw was the moon but other
witnesses said they saw the moon and the UFO in
different parts of the sky at the same