An unidentified object seen flying over Newfoundland raises questions
by Jamie Floyd
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and federal officials refused to comment on reports of what appeared to be a missile-like object flying off the coast of Newfoundland, last Monday, leaving a trail of orange smoke or flame.
The Canadian Forces have however dispelled rumours of this event being linked to a French media report, which said France was conducting a missile test in the Atlantic Ocean.
The RCMP had initially relayed all inquiries and questions about the sighting to Public Safety Canada, which in turn also relayed all questions back to the RCMP.
The Prime Minister Office concluded that there is no reason to be alarmed.
“There is no indication that there was ever a rocket launch,” said Dmitri Soudas, a spokesperson for PMO in an email from Davos, Switzerland where Harper is speaking at the Davos Economic forum.
“The PMO has made a definitive statement, and I will not be adding to it,” said Christopher McCluskey of Public Safety Canada in an email to the Canadian Press, in regards to additional inquiries.
Meanwhile, Gerry Byrne, the Member of Parliament for Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte, is not satisfied with what has thus doss far been provided as answers. “The objective here should be to dispel rumours and conspiracy theories,” he said from Corner Brook to the Canadian Press. “It’s not making any sense and nobody’s providing any real answers, so questions are mounting.”
Chris Rutkowski, a Manitoba author on UFO content doubts the sighting was related to anything pertaining to extraterrestrial life. [Where was this reported?]
“The only possibilities would be either a high-altitude plane with contrails, or possibly missiles,” said Rutkowski, the science writer.
Darlene Stewart of Harbour Mille told CBC news that it was while taking pictures of the sunset that she and her neighbours witnessed the sighting. “To us it looked like a missile,” Stewart told the Montreal Gazette.
The greyish oblong object, which seemed to be trailing some kind of orange smoke or flame, was moving at a 45-degree angle to the left, captured by Stewart on photo. It was preceded by two other similar objects. “It went up on an angle and it stayed on that angle and we watched it for about 10 minutes,” Stewart told the Gazette. “I want to know what it is,” Stewart told the Gazette. “We all want to know. Where did it come from and where was it going?”