THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT
Date: July, 1996
Location: Yukon Territory, Canada
Hynek Classification: CE1
Shape of Object(s): Cigar
Number of Witnesses: Multiple
Source:Investigated by Martin Jasek Source
Summary: Twin sisters saw a giant cigar-shaped UFO. It had a row of rectangular windows. Small lights were flying in and out of the large object. The UFO appeared to descent or disappear behind a mountain, or into the ground. Missing time occurred.
Sue and Sarah were travelling on the Hunker Road driving up a steep hill towards King Solomon Dome, a beautiful spot where one can see for miles from the divide between the Klondike and Indian Rivers (Point “A”, Figures 6 and 7). It is above the treeline so the views are unobstructed. As they were nearing the summit, suddenly over the ridge to their left and ahead of them in the sky they spotted a strange sight indeed! They could not believe their eyes! Suspended in the sky was a giant cigar-shaped, “something”. It had a row of rectangular windows and was sitting there motionless and at a slight angle (Figures 8 and 9). Sue looked at her watch, and recalls that the time read 1:50 am, however she also noted that her watch had stopped.
Their urgency to get home had been considerably reinforced and they were only about 30 minutes away. They went over the flat summit and followed the ridgeline to the west.
When they arrived at point “B” they don’t recall seeing where the UFO was. Perhaps it was obscured by the ridgeline to the south, perhaps it was behind them, or perhaps they simply “don’t remember”.
They do recall traveling down the Quartz Road to the south to start their descent into the Indian River Valley (Point C, Figures 6 and 7). They could see much more detail in the craft now and it was almost directly ahead of them. They noted a swarm of small “ships” buzzing around what they gathered to be the front of the object that were not there previously. The front they assumed was the end slightly tilted towards the sky. These small ships appeared as bright hazy lights, 12 to 13 in number as they did attempt to count them, and they were going in and out of the big cigar-shaped thing! (Figure 10). Their thought was “we have to get home!”. Perhaps they could get Sue’s son to verify the unbelievable sight they were witnessing.
Depiction of the UFO viewed from Point “C” (Figs 6 and 7). Sue and Sarah attempted to count the 12 to 13 smaller glowing ships swarming about one end of the giant cigar at this point. They appeared to be going in and out of the larger ship.
They drove down the steep descent along Quartz Road into the valley and lost sight of the objects behind a hill on their left (east) side of Quartz Creek. When they got to point “D”, the Quartz Creek Valley opened up and they saw the object again. The “little ships” were gone, apparently they had “tucked themselves away” but they couldn’t believe how close this thing appeared to be. It was ahead of them and appeared to be suspended right over their gold claim (Figure 11), only about 3 km away. They were not far from home now (point “D”) and were able to travel more quickly along the flat bottom of Quartz Creek Road. They passed a placer mining operation on their right with the workers outside seeming oblivious to the UFO. They thought about pulling in and alerting the work crew but the draw to Sue’s son was much greater.
Sue’s drawing at left and Sarah’s on right depicting the UFO disappearing act behind Haystack Mountain were made independently.
They reached point “E” and they were astounded to see this thing start to go behind Haystack Mountain, which was 12 km away from them on the other side of the Indian River! (Figures 12 and 13) With the mountain in front of it now, the realization of the enormity of the object was almost unbelievable. Up to now they thought it was over the Indian River at the furthest but now they realized it was much more distant. This thing was huge! Its angle of tilt had also increased as it continued to descend behind Haystack Mountain. They were expecting it to shoot off into the sky any second now, up and to the left, as they perceived that to be the front of the craft. To their astonishment this thing continued to descend at the same angle behind Haystack Mountain.
When they reached point “F”, less than a minute from their home at point “G” they were frustrated to see the last remaining portion of the “mothership” descend behind Haystack Mountain (Figure 14). “How could this thing fit behind Haystack unless it went into the dirt” was their thought. They came roaring into their driveway honking their horn. Their son came running out, the sisters jumped out of the car and tried to look for words to describe the awesome event. They were beside themselves. Their son managed to get in a few words in edge wise. “Where have you been, it is 3:30 in the morning!” he said. Apparently the sisters were missing 2 hours from their journey.
As they slowly unloaded their vehicle, they continued to watch Haystack Mountain for a good 20 minutes to half an hour but saw nothing more unusual.
The next day they visited the placer operation that they passed by during their UFO sighting and spoke with the cook. She had not heard anybody in the camp speak about seeing anything unusual at breakfast. Surely, the sisters thought that it would have been the subject of a lively discussion around the breakfast table. The cook was skeptical of the sisters so immediately separated them and had them each draw what they had seen. She was flabbergasted to see that their drawings matched. Although these original drawing are no longer available, this person was subsequently interviewed and confirmed the fact that the drawings were similar. The drawings were much the same as the ones depicted in Figure 12 that were drawn on March 8, 2000.