Mass UFO Sightings Over Montreal, Canada
Date: November 9th, 1990
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Witnesses reported a round, metallic object of about 1,800' wide over the rooftop pool of the Bonaventure Hotel. Eyewitnesses saw 8 - 10 lights forming into a circle above them, giving off bright white rays. The phenomenon lasted 3 hours, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and moved slowly northwards. While no one could identify the lights, few, according to the next days report in La Presse, were ready to express their belief that they were visited by aliens. The day after the incident it was reported that a member of NORAD went to local police station and confiscated all written reports on the incident. They have yet to be released.
A woman spots something in the sky while swimming in the rooftop pool of her downtown Montreal hotel. She sees a round, metallic object projecting a series of brilliant light beams. Her sighting sets off a chain reaction. She tells the lifeguard who calls the hotel security guard, who contacts the police and a journalist from La Presse newspaper. The RCMP, the military and even NASA are called in.
The incident sparks sensation due to the excellent documentation and the large number of very reliable witnesses. Some theorize it is nothing more than the result of northern lights, dismissing the possibility of a UFO sighting. The event catches the attention of Bernard Guénette, a UFO researcher in Montreal.
In 1992, Guénette & Dr. Richard Haines, a former NASA scientist, publish a 25 page report on the sighting. The report concludes that the evidence for the existence of a highly unusual, hovering, silent large object is indisputable.