Ian Kinsey, of Her Majesty’s Coastal Service, was on his 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. watch at the Cornwallis station.
When he looked out towards the shoreline, he saw a sharply oval, yellow object resting on the beach. The UFO was lit up, but not glaring. 5 minutes later a sliding door on the object’s side opened and a smaller, cigarette shaped UFO entered the larger object through the door. A similar sighting took place a few hours before in Spring Hill, about 125 miles from Cornwallis.
2 Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada, sightings in late November, 1965, created considerable interest.
He was making his rounds of one of the barracks and was to pass by a certain window in this barracks 2 times between these duty hours. Through the window he could see a small beach approximately 500 paces long and about 50 paces wide at low tide.
This section of Canada boasts the world’s largest tides.
It was 3:30 a.m. when Kinsey passed by the window the second time. He looked out, expecting to see the usual things, pitch blackness, the lights of the shoreline, the communications station, and radio antennae.
He also saw something else, a sharply oval, yellow object resting on the beach. The UFO was lit up, but not glaring.
5 minutes later a sliding door on the object’s side opened, emitting a white light. Then a smaller, cigarette shaped UFO entered the larger object through the door. The larger object rose, slowly cruised over the mountain and was gone for good.
The witness said that, as the UFO took off, it apparently pushed rocks, logs and other material away from the center of the beach.
In a series of letters to Assistant Director Gordon Lore, Kinsey said that no one believed his story. The seaman stated that he was sent to doctors to test his sanity, but no tests were taken, there’s a good chance that they will give me a medical discharge.
They say I am emotionally disturbed. Since I took no tests, I can’t see how they came to a conclusion like this. They put me in the hospital under treatment. They say if I stick to my story, I will be thrown out of the navy.
Concerned about the situation, NICAP wrote to Kinsey’s commanding officer, Captain J.M. Paul:
I wish to assure you that Ordinary Seaman Kinsey is not being released because he refused to deny the sighting of an unidentified flying object, Captain Paul responded. This man is in fact being released, but for reasons which are in no way connected with this incident.
Just a few hours before, late on the evening of the 29th, young Kevin Davis and Gary Jardine saw a UFO supporting a blinking red dome near Spring Hill, according to The Spring Hill Record. The object had portholes and emitted an exhaust and a humming sound.
Then, as the youngsters watched, a long bar like object was emitted from the largest porthole. It reentered and emerged a second time. Then something like smoke emerged from the large UFO and sparks flew upward.
The snow in the area was blown around and some of the bushes were flattened.
Spring Hill is about 125 miles northeast of Cornwallis.