UFO Conjecture(s)

Monday, November 17, 2014

The 1968 Keats Island (Canada) UFO: Odd indeed

Witness Bernice Niblett provided a narrative for UFO sighting(s) at Keats Island, Canada in the late 1960s.

That narrative was presented online and can be read here at the link shown:

"I Lived in a Nest of UFOs" by Bernice Niblett, John Magor, Ed. from Canadian UFO Report Vol. 2 No. 5, (Whole No. 13) published in 1973


Magonia also noted the sighting with a Men in Black contingent.:

1968, 29 January: Following a sighting of ‘a long dark body with dim red and yellow lights at both ends’, a woman who lived alone on Keats Island, British Columbia, was visited by two men in dark overalls who claimed to be employees of the hydroelectric company. They put up a stovepipe for her. One went on the roof, the man on the ground directed him and the other would answer ‘Yes, Master.’ Keel, Visitors from Space...

The Magonia listing also contains a plethora of other "Men in Black" encounters (for those interested in the MIB element in UFO lore):




  • The incident associating and inferring that the first set of BC Hydro men with the UAP seems far from assured. While the one calling the other “master” may have been a sarcastic “in-joke” between the two. I have witnessed similar testy work or other relationships. Their seemingly false self identification may have been not to disclose their intent on activity they did not want known, such as casing the local cabins and area for either items to resell by salvage or knowing beforehand they are unwelcome by other residents. Having lived in remote Montana for a year this has a somewhat familiar ring to it to keep this comment short. I had one fellow show up and identify himself as a member of the Sheriff’s office looking for a pack of wild dogs. Seemed authoritative enough. Turned out not to be true. Long story.
    By not pressing the matter, she seems intimidated and \ or ( common back in the day) not questioning representations of authority. The connection is far from assured but understandable.
    The experience of having vivid dreams in association with apparitions is common in other paranormal situations. Her sighting of UAP as well as her proximity to the “object” as an impossibly non rational “spaceship” is another commonality. However I am rather dubious about the two strangers being aliens from a spaceship.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Monday, November 17, 2014  

  • The psycho-dynamics intrigue in this report, Bruce.

    And the configuration of the kettle too.

    It brings me to question whether Lonnie Zamora's descriptive of the Socorro egg-shaped craft with two outsiders (also) was compromised by an hallucinatory or neurological element.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, November 17, 2014  

  • It could have been a error in Lonnie's processing of what he witnessed which implies he was neither accurately describing what he experienced nor was he lying. Over a long period of time I have come to strongly suspect that this is the case with many an irrational description of craft as well as occupants.There is nearly always, either a high local and radiant energy field and /or humming, buzzing, even explosion like sounds which implies to me the possibility of these effects being an atmospheric and transient very strong energy field that tampers with perception. Not exactly sexy, but I suspect this may be the case. Suspicions not equating to belief of course the qualifier is that I don't know these suspicions to be a fact.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Monday, November 17, 2014  

  • Yes, Bruce, you love those radiant energy fields, which I agree, can provoke odd mental stimulation(s).

    But I also think that chemical intrusions may be a cause of aberrant observations or a biological flaw (a physical anomaly that Oliver Sack dotes on).

    Sack has an interesting anecdote about UFO and paranormal skeptic Michael Shermer that resonates; Shermer, during a dog race in Alaska, had an "hallucinatory" encounter with UFO beings.

    (I'll dig it out and present here.)


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, November 17, 2014  

  • That would fit into the biochemical origins of schizophrenia..the kicker is it is extremely transitory..Of course one thinks of the effect of mind altering drugs that are transitory..again ..biochemistry.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Monday, November 17, 2014  

  • Further thoughts..Of course biochemistry does not equate to the cause of atmospheric luminosity nor burns or radiation sickness.
    Now you have me wondering if exposure to a high energy field could cause temporary biochemical alterations of a transient nature. I doubt anyone has studied this as it could be fatal with human subjects.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Monday, November 17, 2014  

  • First, I enjoyed reading Miss Niblett's story, very descriptive as she paints a visual of her ordeal.

    Second, was her occupation that of a writer as her story appears to be all too well put together.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Tuesday, November 18, 2014  

  • That struck me too, Tim: the piece is a little too fictive as I read it.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, November 18, 2014  

  • Article by Alejandro Rojas on the “Open Minds” website..( an excerpt ) on one of several writers ( found elsewhere ) who have had encounters. I wouldn't necessarily dismiss an account off hand based on someone’s occupation. The lack of forensic followup for me is the problem with these accounts .

    “A contributor for a small paper in Alberta, Canada says last summer he and his son saw a large triangular object outside of their home in Red Deer. In his article, he also notes recent sightings throughout the world and first-hand accounts from others who have told them about their strange encounters.

    Tim Lasuita
    Tim Lasiuta is a writer, editor, and author. His books include biographies and fiction, and he is a regular contributor to the Innisfail Province newspaper. Lasiuta recently wrote an opinion piece about UFOs for the Innisfail Province in which he recounts his own UFO sighting.
    Lasiuta says one evening last summer at about 7 pm, he and his son had just stepped out the back porch when his son said, “Look dad,” and pointed up in the sky. Lasiuta looked up and saw “a very large, very bright triangular object 10 degrees off the horizon moving upwards.”
    He says it also had “three vertical bright tank-like attachments.”
    They could not hear any sound as the object moved up rapidly through the clouds.
    Lasiuta ran inside to get a camera, and says when returned, which he estimates was less than 20 seconds later, it had moved 15 degrees upward. It quickly continued to rise straight up. It moved too quickly for Lasiuta to get a picture.
    Lasiuta says his son turned to him and said, “We’ve just seen a UFO”

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Tuesday, November 18, 2014  

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