UFO SIGHTING REPORT
Late August 2003
St. Laurent, Manitoba
Date: August 2003 (end of)
Time: evening (after dark)
I had a telephone call from a gentleman from St. Laurent, Manitoba on September 22, 2003. The area where this event took place is mainly a Matee community. The fellow I talked to said he and his wife bought a business and have lived in the community for thirteen years and know many of the area residents.
In the last week of August, 2003 four youths were driving south of St. Laurent towards the golf course on golf course road (as many folks there call it). The road runs by Francis Lake and the golf course is on the left hand side of the road when traveling south. As they drove along they noticed an abandoned vehicle off to the side of the road across from the golf course. At this point they all saw flashing lights over and above one of the buildings on the course. The lights seemed to be sitting stationary in one spot and low over the sheds. They assumed, after seeing the car pulled off to the side of the road and the lights flashing, that someone may have been breaking into the sheds. Two of the young men decided to sneak in to see if they might catch someone causing damage, the other two went back home to get their parents and have them come down to the area where all this was taking place.
As the two youths were approximately half way into the course and as they approached a small road which passed by one of the dugouts, they heard a very loud, piercing scream. As they kept walking for approx: another 100 feet, all of a sudden this "thing" was right in front of them and screaming out this loud screeching noise. A three foot high creature ran in front of them and it was only about 25 feet away. Both witnesses were taken totally by surprise and very frightened as they had no idea what this thing was. It didn't help that it was dark outside. Both of them ran back towards the road where they had been dropped off, but seeing they did not have a vehicle they cowered in the ditch which ran along side the road hoping that whatever it was they saw would not find them. Finally their two friends returned with a couple of the parents and when the vehicle stopped the two guys who witnessed the creature, hurridly jumped into the vehicle. "Let's get out of here" they said .... however the parents did go and check the buildings and found nothing had been disturbed. They all talked about the event on their way home.
The lights which were seen hovering over the buildings were a red, greenish and white colour. The witnesses mentioned that not a sound could be heard coming from where the lights were seen. Also they claimed seeing another light hovering over Francis Lake which was totally red. Again not a sound could be heard.
On the same night, shortly after the above sighting ......another man, driving his van, had to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting a similar creature. He claimed that it was about 10 feet in front of him when he finally came to a complete stop. It moved to the driver's side of the van and squatted down, bending slightly to one side, looked up at the frightened driver. The man described the creature as being small and having a protruding jaw filled with a number of teeth. He put the truck into reverse and headed out of there as fast as he could. After thinking about what just happened, and what he saw, he broke down and started to cry.
Another series of events have taken place in the same general area.
A local resident who had some 27 chickens well penned up in a "heavy steel wired" area, found on the following day, that 20 of his poultry had disappeared. A large hole had been ripped in the strong wire fence. The resident looked around the area and found one chicken still partly alive in the bushes behind their home and it had two puncture holes at the base of its neck. No other chickens were found. Strangely, also there has been a large number of domestic cats which have gone missing just over the same time period, which is definitely not normal and there does not seem to be any explanation for their disappearance.
The fellow claims that there is a lot of history of unknown objects being seen in and around the community. He also said that the creature had been spotted on other occasions throughout the St. Laurent area.
The lights were strange, the creature was strange... what they were and whether or not they were connected is anyone's guess. There does seem to be something very weird happening in this particular part of Canada. I will continue to look into this and see what, if anything more , I can discover about it. Due to the community being tight lipped about such strange events its not going to be an easy task.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research