Was the object a meteorite, or something else ? Image Credit: sxc.hu
On August 22nd, 1990, a strange glowing object came down in a field in Ebenezer, Prince Edward Island.
One of Canada's most notable UFO events, the mysterious cone-shaped object that fell from the sky that day over 30 years ago continues to baffle and intrigue enthusiasts in equal measure.
Just recently, Dave Ross and colleagues went to visit the very field in which the UFO came down.
Armed with metal detectors, drones and other equipment, they scoured the area for clues. Given that three decades had passed since the event itself however, the chances of a groundbreaking discovery were remote and in the end, they found very little other than some depressions in the soil.
According to UFO researcher Chris Rutkowsky, there had been multiple witnesses of the original event, with many reporting a white object resembling an ice-cream cone falling from the sky.
Military helicopters were seen circling the area shortly afterwards and one woman even claimed to have seen something covered in a black tarp being taken away on the back of a truck.
Both NORAD and CFB Halifax maintained that the object had simply been a meteor.
"Spurred by the possibility that the object was in fact a meteor which may have fallen, a group of 30 amateur astronomers with the Charlottetown Astronomy Club searched the area the next morning, but found nothing of interest," said Rutkowsky.
To this day, the mystery remains unsolved.
"We can't be the only like, you know, species in this whole universe," said Ross. "There's got to be something different out there and I'd just like to find out if there is or not."