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March 20, There was an article in the Regina Leader Post about the town of Langenburg using their UFO past as a tourist attraction.
Good Friday, 1992. Source Broadway Magazine (ISSN 1192–0076) September-October at page 35. The author is Dave Geary.
"Sometime after 7:30 p.m. on Good Friday, 1992, Gloria saw what at first appeared to be a bright light over railway tracks in the Confederation area. The light moved, and she realized that she had been looking at the bottom of an inverted, shallow bowl-shaped object of dull, metallic colour, about 10 to 20 feet in diameter ... [original document has a sketch]. It hovered silently above a power pole, and then zipped away. The next day, Gloria noticed several helicopters in the same area..."
27 April 1992 Regina Leader Post reports "Ghost in Nightclub?" by Trevor Sutter at page A3 re: ghost at Moose Head Inn at Kenosee, Saskatchewan. This 'haunting' is also mentioned at page 22 and 23 of Ghost Stories of Saskatchewan by Jo-anne Christensen, under the subtitle, "Mystery at the Moose Head". And Dave Yanko, has a web page on this entitled, Ghost Toast?
13 June 1992 Report by Ian Bickle, a Saskatchewan freelance writer in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, did a number of articles about the paranormal.
Penny Suehsschlof battled heavy rain and a muddy road as she drove alone to her farm home near Marchwell, southwest of Yorkton on the Manitoba border, one night in early fall.
Suddenly, a vigorous high-intensity white light surrounded the vehicle. "It was as if someone had flipped on a big switch," recalled Suehsschlof, "and I felt really nervous".
The car's engine quit, the headlights went out, the radio went silent.
The light was gone in a matter of seconds. The engine started. "I didn't touch the ignition," Suehsschlof said. The lights and radio worked.
Frightened and bewildered, she continued through the mud and rain to her home just a few hundred yards away...
Her husband believed her story. A few years earlier he had experienced the famous Tabor Light a bright light that, at intervals, has appeared over a cemetery not far from nearby Esterhazy..."
7 August 1992 Friday StarPhoenix at page A2 Local/Regional
"Circle in alfalfa field difficult to explain
Phyllis Collins was reluctant to use the acronym UFO.
But clearly an unidentified flying object came to mind when she looked over unexplained circle in her alfalfa field just south of Saskatoon Thursday.
University researchers were withholding comment until they go a look at it...
Vic Gossen, weather service specialist, said while there were reports of strong winds, there were no funnel clouds or tornadoes in the Saskatoon area.
"The crop is about 15 inches (37 centimetres) high and it's flattened in the circle which is about 15 feet (five meters) across," said Phyllis.
Recent reports say there were 87 sets of circles, rings and other shapes discovered, flattened or dug into fields across North America last year..."
The StarPhoenix included a photo by Richard Marjan.
18 July 1992 Star-Phoenix Local A7. Now this report is in the area south of Edmonton, but I am including it here because I think that the if it was happening near Edmonton, it was also happening in Saskatchewan. Only our reports never hit the paper. The RCMP were brought in to investigate.
Since September, seven heifers each worth about $600 have been killed, and six have had their sex organs removed. Often, their blood has been drained.
The surgical neatness of the wounds and the tidy site around the cadavers has sparked speculation about how the killings occurred...
1992 August 10 Star Phoenix at the third page
[The rest of the article is about the general nature of circles]
Bizarre circle in field continues to perplex
It is just strange
That is how Hermann Austenson, a University of Saskatchewan crop sciences professor, described the circle in an alfalfa field just south of Saskatoon.
Phyllis Collins found the three-metre wide circle of flattened alfalfa on Thursday."It is not like your typical cereal field circle. It's not as clear cut," said Austenson"
1992 August 13 The Western Producer reports at page 49 "Coyotes or cults mutilating cattle".
20 August 1992 on either "Canada A.M." or CBC television, they interviewed a man that videotaped clouds. Examining it frame by frame - UFOs would show up on frames. They were so fast that showing the video at normal speed nothing would show up
1992 August 26, Saskatoon Star Phoenix on the front page Could mystery lights be UFOs? (pdf).
"...They were heading south on Highway 219 and they had just passed the White Cap Reserve at about 9 p.m. when they saw about 10 lights in a diagonal line.
Then the lights went out. One by one they began reappearing, this time in a circle formation. They disappeared and reappeared again in an "abstract" formation...
What was "quite strange" about these lights was that they had little streams of smoke, similar to the smoke made by fireworks. Except these ones were going upwards...
The whole episode lasted about five to 10 minutes.
The lights were yellowish - white and were brighter than stars, and "way brighter than yard lights"...
September 5, 1992, Saskatoon Star Phoenix at page A3. This article is on the left top corner of the paper. Under Morning Mix by city editor Cam Hutchinson with Marg Ommanney, Gord Struthers. It describes two witnesses
UFO REPORTED: Another week, another UFO sighting.
... in Mayfair Park when their sighting took place... "It was like this giant, black object. It was hard to see. It shimmered through south and just kept going."... said UFO was a deeper black than the sky"...
1992 September 26 Saskatoon StarPhoenix Article on page A3 entitled, "New Language". Circles were found by Ed Beauchesne, (Albertville - near Prince Albert) and Chad Deetken, of Pacific Research went to investigate.
Deetken arrived on Wednesday, by which time Beauchesne had discovered another ring in a wheat field. Deetken has pronounced both circles, each which has an inner and an outer ring, to be the real thing"
October 2 crop circles at Nipawin, Saskatchewan. This site has since moved or disappeared. It had a colour photo (copyright Bruce Grandfield) and the date; and was at: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Cavern/3310/nipawin
Alien visitor describedby Art Robinson of the Star Phoenix
[There is a graphic of a "Grey" by Kathy Munroe of the Star Phoenix]
Aliens are regularly visiting Saskatchewan.
They've been doing it for decades, probably conducting experimental medical research on the humans they abduct.
They could also be developing a hybrid, with more human-like features.
They growing number of people who not only believe this, but have been personally involved in CE4s (close encounters of the fourth kind), talk about the visitors as easily as most others talk about the constitutional referendum.
All I can remember is that they were all the same shape. They had huge heads and were bald. They didn't have a hair,"said Mary who lives in northern Saskatchewan.
Mary and several others from around Saskatchewan have been in touch with city physician Dr. Laurie Vassos who in turn brought in psychologists, psychiatrists and others researching extra-terrestrials to meet with them [page one ends here and the article continues on A2]
Under hypnosis, Mary and the others have given details of experiences with aliens ...
Her first - or perhaps second - strange encounter came in 1962 when she was living in a trailer at Squaw Rapids. Her husband was at work at the power house.
"I went to bed as usual. I woke up and at the foot of my bed was a very bright light. I tried to look at the light but it was too bright and a voice said: "do not be afraid," she wrote Vassos.
Later, under hypnosis, she is reported to have talked about being floated out of her house and various medical procedures being performed upon her.
As a kid I remember walking through the field. I was walking down the pasture to where the horse was. It was as though my feet were walking there on their own. I sat and watched the horse chew grass. Then I saw a man waling toward me. He looked familiar. I just stayed there in the middle of the pasture and he sort of walked around me. And then he disappeared. But there was no where he could have gone."
She said there seemed to be a lapse in time - a period of an hour or more for which she could not account...
Mary said after the incident with the light in the trailer, she began to tire easier and more often. She was in the process of giving birth to, and raising, five children.
One night about 1972, her husband awoke and started running around the house looking for something. He said there was man by the bed but there was no one in the house and the doors were locked.
She began having dreams.
"One night I dreamed I was on a ship that was a ship that was not on water. I saw the earth a great distance away and suddenly I was looking at a star and I knew if I took my eyes off of it, I'd never find it again.
"The next thing I know, I'm afraid and struggling and my arms are being held in front of me. I knocked one to the floor, freeing my arm and I seen awake enough to notice the person is quite small - about the size of her daughter who was 10 at the time.
"Then a voice in front of me says not to be afraid and they aren't going to hurt me - there is going to be a disease and they are going to vaccinate me so I won't die," she wore of the incident.
"I hold my arms out, palms up, and a draws a sharp thing across my wrists and it leaves a red welt. It didn't hurt, just a slight scratch.
"The next thing I know, it's morning and I don't have any marks on my wrists but I did have an awful head cold. I noticed puncture marks on my hand and on my stomach"
She lived in a trailer court at Langenburg in the early '60s.
"One day I was at a neighbour's and she asked: 'Who were those little men you were out with the other night?"
Mary said she wasn't out with anyone...
Almost 20 years ago a farmer was swathing in his canola field when he spotted five flying saucers. He watched then for 90 minutes. He lost track of more than two hours during the episode.
He recalled feeling that his body had received an electric jolt.
About 1986, Mary had a dream she was holding a baby in her arms - it was sickly or something wasn't quite right.
"I remember thinking when I get home. I'm going to buy some clothes for the baby - I was so happy. When I first woke up, I thought I still had a baby, but then I had to go into the living room and look around to make sure was was only a dream"She said that several times after her husband died she felt as if something was kicking her from inside, but she knew she wasn't pregnant because she hadn't been with anyone.
Mary's most recent experience took place several years ago.
She was looking out the window one night and saw something come out of the sky. It became hidden behind some bales piled in the field.
Then next thing she knew, she was looking out a different window."I saw two craft flying over. They were different than those described in books. They were round rights of light with something dark in the center. They seemed to pulse."She said there was panic in the house. Her two daughters and a son were there at the time."I said: 'don't worry. We'll be okay'. My son went to answer the door. We knew they were at the door."
She and her daughter went into the kitchen. She looked out the window and saw something which appeared to be the top of a craft of some kind outside.
What happened that night hasn't been discussed in detail by family members.
"We don't talk about it in the house," she said. [the article continues for two more columns]
1992 October 10 (Saturday) Star Phoenix had the following report
Woman beamed aboard UFO shuts off TV shows about aliens by Art Robinson of the StarPhoenix. [I believe the title is in response to a television show about one of Budd Hopkins' books, perhaps, The Intruders but I don't remember for certain.
...So Margaret a former Saskatoon resident how living in the Regina area turns off the set.
"I shut it off on television. I don't like to recall it," she said in an interview with The StarPhoenix.
She and her husband, Paul, have seen UFOs.
She also has been beamed aboard a spacecraft. He has a long, straight scar on this leg from a cut which appears to have healed without stitches. [see Budd Hopkins' books for reports about similar incidents to other people]
Their most recent encounter was a couple of years ago with a UFO which followed them from about Chamberlain to Saskatoon.
It wasn't their first unusual experience and it won't be their last [page A1 ends here, now quoting from A2]
But it wasn't until one of the couple's relatives was shaken up with an encounter on this own with a UFO that they brought the entire issue to the attention of those interested in extraterrestrials...
..."I know I had time-lapses when I was younger. I didn't know what they were. But now I know. Under hypnosis, I knew what they were."
As a youngster she saw a light in a field.
"I know now that I landed in a craft. There was a light beam. Then I was in the craft. When I was in there, I could see my whole family inside. I know they (the aliens) were doing something to them. I could see my dad, mom and sister. They (the aliens) wanted me to go over and see what they were doing. They were operating. I went into a trauma" said Margaret.
...there were scars on her husband, she said.
There was one on the back of his leg and one on the base of his penis.
He too had encountered time-lapses as a youngster, she said.
Paul remembers, for example, as a boy about 10 playing on the farm in his tree house just before dusk.
He was just getting ready to go into the house when he saw a bright light. Then he remembered falling to the ground "but in slow motion. He had a vague recollection of falling on a barb wire fence and cutting his leg. But his clothes weren't torn"
When he hit the ground, it was pitch-black. He couldn't understand why. There appeared to have been a time-lapse. He found a four inch scar on the back of his leg which healed without a bandage.
Barbed wire would rip the pant leg.
Paul was placed under hypnosis.
He remembers a craft landing in the field. Some beings come out of the craft. They float him down from the treehouse and into the spacecraft. They seem to paralyse him, do some sort of medical exam and take blood samples.
They do something to the back of his leg.
Twenty years later a physician examined the scar.
"It wasn't a barbed-wire scar. It was a straight cut. It wasn't jagged," says Dr. Laurie Vassos.
But the couple didn't take the concerns to the attention of others until Margaret's brother, Steven was contacted by Vassos. The city physician heard about him from a mutual acquaintance...
He came home one night [near the city of Regina] to find a huge "mother ship" there.
It had three lights on it, he told Vassos.
Each light was the size of a football field.
It left no reflection in the snow. Steven drove off to a neighbour's place. The lights followed him. He flicked the truck's lights. The craft flicked its lights back...
Mary from northern Saskatchewan was placed under hypnosis. Earlier, without hypnosis, she could recall only a light at the foot of her bed one night and a voice saying not to be afraid.
Now she elaborates.
After seeing the light, she remembers floating out of bed and the trailer into some kind of craft. She sensed she was going into another place or building.
She felt the beings directing her - floating her - and then doing some medical experimentation on her.
Their stories are similar to many other accounts in Canada and the United States.
13 October 1992 Tuesday Saskatoon Star Phoenix "Man Alive [television program] looks at UFO abductions". The article is by Wendy McCann of the Canadian Press. CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) did a television show about abductions, but there was no mention of Saskatchewan abductions.
16 October: Saskatoon Star Phoenix "Bizarre or not, UFO stories can be believed : researcher" at page A7
1992 November 20 Saskatoon Star Phoenix at page A10 Local Aliens abducted me: UFO researcher by Art Robinson of the Star Phoenix. There is a picture of of Laurie Vassos holding two books, Communion and The Watchers by Raymond Fowler.
UFO researcher Dr. Laurie Vassos has himself been abducted by extra-terrestrials, he told the StarPhoenix Thursday.The article says that Dr. Vassos first encounter was in 1989 in Wyoming. He encountered a "humanoid, it wasn't a grey fellow". The article goes on to describe some of this experiences...
Vassos, who last weekend hosted a conference in Banff, Alta., on the subject has decided to go public with the information..."
BANFF - Ken Blaney's "encounter" begins when a strange- looking being guides him into an unfamiliar room.
In this room is a cradle. In the cradle is what Blaney describes as a "hybrid," a baby that's part human and part extraterrestrial.
"When I look into the face of this baby, the eyes are fairly large" and blue, he said.
"Telepathically, it calls me `Daddy.'"
Blaney, who's lived in Banff for about 20 years, shared his startling story at a weekend seminar on extraterrestrial intelligence, attended by about 30 people mostly from Alberta and Saskatchewan.
The seminar was organized by Saskatoon physician Laurie Vassos. He's convinced some of his patients have not only seen UFOs, they've been abducted and even operated on by extraterrestrial beings.
"I've seen scars," and talked with family members who back up the patients' stories, Vassos said in an interview.
"It looks like they've had an encounter experience that looks genuine."
Vassos's belief in the UFO experience, even though he's never personally seen a UFO, has brought him scepticism from colleagues.
"I'm willing to have some ridicule thrown in my direction, to find out more and explore this more," he said.
Banff resident Blaney, like most people at the seminar, doesn't come across as being mentally disturbed, weird or wacko.
He's a personable, clean-cut young man, who told his tale in a clear, confident voice.
His recurring encounters with ETs happen in his dreams, although Blaney contends the dreams that stay with him are events that actually happened.
"I'm being prepared for something, for some work that's coming up," he said matter-of-factly.
Blaney got no argument from seminar guest speaker Leo Sprinkle, a psychologist from Laramie, Wyo., and a UFO researcher for 30 years.
Some UFO researchers speculate ETs are gathering men's sperm and women's ova to produce their hybrid offspring, Sprinkle said.
Vasso said he has no proof, but he believes that based on what he's learned from patients, ETs have surgically implanted tiny ball- bearing devices up some people's noses.
Sprinkle, who has used hypnosis to explore more than 200 people's UFO memories, is convinced UFOs are real.
"I think that flying saucers are both physical and psychological," meaning they occur both in the external world and within a person, he said.
Seminar participants included a Calgary public school teacher, a Regina psychologist, a pilot, a couple of nurses and a couple from Cochrane involved in developing business projects.
All but a few of the 30 participants recalled seeing or experiencing some UFO-related phenomenon. They included seeing strange lights or shapes in the sky; having near-death or out-of- body experiences and experiencing sometimes disturbing abductions by alien creatures.
A Calgary woman, who asked to be identified only as "Gretchen," recalled in an emotionally charged, sometimes tearful voice that a UFO used to follow her and her five children.
In encounters between 1968 and 1984, the UFO would hover above Gretchen's car as she drove her children home from a drive-in theatre in northern Saskatchewan.
"It was like a warm blanket all over the car," said Gretchen.
Sprinkle and Vassos say they rarely encounter people who are perpetrating hoaxes or are lying about their experiences.
Rob Day, a member of the Alberta Skeptics group, which investigates so-called paranormal phenomena, says "there's no question most of these people are sincere."
But there's a difference between what they believe they experienced and what actually occurred, said Day.
UFO researchers such as Sprinkle and Vassos "have no convincing physical evidence whatsoever" for their amazing claims, he said.
Day said there's also a risk that therapists who believe in UFO experiences are making the situation worse, "by not trying to determine whether or not the event has, in fact, occurred."
1992 November 27 Star Phoenix at page A3:
This article says that a number of residents on the south and west sides of the city reported "green and red lights in the sky early Thursday morning"
Reg Siddall had a boomerang-shaped object fly over his head, with "four white lights on each side of its wings". The article goes on to say the position of Mars that night etc.
BONA FIDE SIGHTING
Saskatoonians saw a "bona fide" UFO (unidentified flying object) last week, a researcher said Monday.
"It was not a weather balloon," said Ruth Walde of Regina, a provincial director of the Mutual UFO network, a non-profit organization.
Among those she interviewed was Bobbi Gennrich who said she saw a large object spinning in the sky and throwing a host of red, yellow and blue lights...