The following is a copy of the official 1967 UFO report filed by W. W. Turner after more than a dozen local witnesses claimed a large, glowing object landed in the harbour. The report reads the following:
LOWER WOODS HARBOUR NS
1. On 04 October 1967 at 2345 hours a local RCMP Corporal WERBICKI from Barrington Passage NS and six other witnesses sighted a large flying object. This object, in the time interval of approximately five minutes, flew down to the water surface, floated and sank.
2. the flying object was described as being in excess of 60 feet in diameter and carried four white lights spaced horizontally at a distance of 15 feet. The object, flying in an easterly direction when first sighted, descended rapidly to the water and produced a bright flash on impact. One light remained on the surface for considerable time but sank before a boat could reach it.
3. The Rescue Co-ordination Centre conducted preliminary investigation and dismounted the possibilities that the sighting was produced by an aircraft, flares, floats, or any other known object.
4. Maritime Command were asked, on 05 Oct, to conduct an investigation into to sighting. At the present time one Officer and a diving team of three men are on the scene aided by Coast Guard Cutter 101.