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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada                                   

December 28, 1996, 3:00 PM

On Saturday, December 28, 1996, at 3:00 PM, a residents of Thunder Bay, Ontario saw a silvery object in the southwestern sky, seemingly hovering over the Sibley Peninsula, a wilderness park jutting out into Lake Superior. The Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal received calls from dozens of eyewitnesses, as did Ivan Sherlock, director of the Thunder Bay chapter of MUFON. The object was visible from Hillcrest Park, Victoria Avenue, the Intercity Shopping Center on Fort William Road and the Port Arthur waterfront section of the city. Captain George Paterson of the city's Salvation Army chapter told reporter Gail Cohen of the Chronicle-Journal, "We saw something over the harbour Saturday," adding that he was originally " not a believer and thought it was a helicopter or a balloon, but the object left the area very quickly. It was definitely there, and it was interesting enough to get my attention." Three days earlier, on December 21, Lori Eaton and her husband were driving down John Street when they saw "a white light" to the southwest near the city's landfill site. "We looked up, and the white light was gone, and there were blue and green lights," she said. "I've never seen anything like it." As they drew closer, she added, the object hovered right over their car before zooming off. In November, solitary UFOs were seen in Sudbury, Ontario and Ardbeg, Ontario, just east of Lake Huron. (See the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal for January 1, 1997 "Thunder Bay Sightings Continue")