Odyssey News Wire
AMERICAN TELEVISION NETWORKS INVESTIGATE
UNEXPLAINED UFO SIGHTINGS NEAR
GAZETTE, Almonte, Ontario, Canada - Feb. 3, 1993
UFO researcher Bob Oechsler waved a hand over the pile
of documents and photos on the kitchen table.
This is a landmark case in ufology (the study of
UFOs)," he said.
The pictures on the table show a blur of multi-colored
lights in a disc shape and white faces with black
Most of them were taken off a video
sent to Oechsler anonymously almost a year ago.
Since then, Oechsler has methodically and meticulously
analyzed the video and the site near the Old Almonte
and Corkery Roads-
His case was convincing enough to draw two major
American television networks there to film.
Oechsler's involvement began when he received the
videotape at his Annapolis, Maryland home last
Attributed only to "Guardian," the pack age bore an
The 32 minutes of footage show a "mostly white"
linear light with red flares off to the left and a
flashing light on top, said Oechsler.
The color of the lights ranges from red to blue to
green from one end to the other.
Smoke billows out from under the lights
and moves to the right.
As the photographer moves closer, reflections off the
disk sbow a rounded turret in the centre with a
vertical blue strobe on top and "fins" or slates around
Closing in even more, "Guardian" gets shaky close-ups
of the upper strobe.
The sound track has sounds of barking dogs and a
(NBC spent $115,000 to recreate this whole effect with
no success, said Oechsler.)
The rest of the tape is taken up with freeze frames or
still shots of supposed aliens standing in tall grass.
Some are holding bright lights in their hands.
Hooded figures with large almond shaped eyes have
short snouts and little facial detail.
The tape was wrapped in six pages of accompanying
information, some typed on fake Department of National
Defence (DND) letterhead.
The documents showed a map of the Corkery area and a
page of hand-drawn symbols with a map of the same area.
There is also a photocopy of two Polaroid shots with
grass lit by a flash in the foreground and a row of
lights in the back.
The fake DND doctuments have thick black markers
through several lines as if released via a Freedom of
Information Act request.
The remaining text suggests
aliens wish to take over the world via the cultural
arts and a liaison with the "Red Chinese."
"The earth is their entertainment "writes Guardian of
the "beautiful blonds" who are infiltrating the New York
art world, Hollywood, rock music, literature and
A diagram shows the craft flying under the radar
curtain to avoid detection.
"It's very different from anything I'd ever
received," said Oechsler.
He added it appears "Guardian" is looking to spread
the word of his flndings to as many people as possible.
We're talking about someone who is very, very
knowledgeable here," said Oechsler, referring
especially to the complex symbols. "This person is
obviously environmentally concerned."
He said Guardian is obviously aware that in the case
of alleged UFO sightings, skeptics often attack the
messenger without considering the message.
"Guardian wanted to focus on the events not himself",
said Oechsler. "That shows a knowledge of UFO cases."
BACKS UP VIDEO WITH RESEARCH
For the past year, Oechslcr has been researching
every element of the video to determine if it is a
hoax. So far, he is convinced it is not.
Given the complexity of the video image, "we're not
talking about a crude model here," he said.
With his colleagues in the United States, Oechsler
spent 20 hours studying the video frame by frame.
He said the strobe on top of the "craft" is the only
vertical one he has ever seen.
He added it is unheard of the pulses alternate in
high and low frequencies at a "very fast" speed of 7.5
cycles per second.
Comparing the craft to the grass in the field,
Oechsler and company determined it is 25 feet in
diameter and less than five feet high.
The red flares in the video ieft no traces of
strontium or cesiulm the two elements that make up most
of the content of military flares.
Instead, the site was powdered with "substantial
amounts" of titanium an element used in strong steel
That was quite curious," said Oechsler.
Oechsler found the titanium all over plants in a 50
foot diameter area where plants have been "dehydrated
and melted" with no signs of burning, he said.
All around that sphere the grass was waist-high, he
Information from Environment Canada confirms the
direction of the wind matches the video's
interpretation of the weather that night.
Oechsler, a former NASA mission specialist, hooked up
with the Canadian UFO Network and found they had
received a similar package from Guardian after an
incident Nov. 6 1989.
Through member Graham Lightfoot of Cobden, Oechsler
met Diane and Bill Labenek who own the property being
Without letting on they had received a tape,
Lightfoot and Oechsler asked if the Labeneks had seen
It turns out Diane Labenek had seen an unusual set of
lights when tucking her children into bed around 11
p.m. Aug. 18 1991, said Oechsler.
She had also witnessed the November, 1989 event.
She drew pictures that were "geometrically correct"
to the video and gave details about the incident not
captured on tape, like the craft's departure.
A neighbor recalls seeing "red lightning" and a white
light with a gold halo the same night, according to
Within a half hour of the sighting, and for months
afterward, the Labenek home became the target for
unusually active helicopter activity.
The black, seamless, unmarked choppers hover over the
house sometimes low enough to see in the Labenek's
windows. Twice they have blown shingles off the house
and the outside shed.
DND has given the Labeneks pictures of its machinery
to prove it is not their doing.
That element still remains a mystery.
Oechsler has also joined forces with the National
Research Council (NRC). He claimed he is the first
person to work with the council on a suspected UFO
They agree, after looking at photos taken by the
family, the helicopters are not Canadian.
Oechsler is still questioning many aspects of the
His biggest question remains Guardian.
"How does he know when and where they land?" he
He said Guardian has to have prior knowledge to
arrive on site with packages of Polaroid film and an
excellent quality video camera.
He said he hopes the television exposure will
generate interest and hopefully more information.
He will be in this area until Friday.
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