FIRE IN THE SKY

Fly­ing ob­ject leaves smoky trail

Winnipeg Free Press - - FRONT PAGE - SOLOMON IS­RAEL solomon.is­[email protected]­ress.mb.ca @sol_is­rael

Fish­ers caught video footage of a fire­ball de­scend­ing over Lake Win­nipeg Fri­day af­ter­noon. ‘I don’t know if it’s a me­teor shower or a me­te­orite fall­ing,’ said Henry Tra­verse, whose son and grand­daugh­ter shot the video /

FISH­ERS on the western shore of Lake Win­nipeg caught a flam­ing fire­ball — on cam­era, that is.

Video sub­mit­ted to the Free Press shows an un­known ob­ject, blaz­ing slowly through the sky above the frozen lake and leav­ing a smoky trail in its wake.

The 19-sec­ond clip was taken some­time Fri­day af­ter­noon, said Henry Tra­verse, who lives in Jack­head, Man., on Ki­non­jeoshte­gon First Na­tion re­serve land. Tra­verse said his son Phil Tra­verse and grand­daugh­ter Ki­asha shot the video and sent it to him while they were out fish­ing on the lake.

“I don’t know if it was a me­teor shower, or a me­te­orite fall­ing, I don’t know,” Tra­verse said.

Based on his knowl­edge of the area, he be­lieves the fiery ob­ject was some­where off to the north­west of Lake Win­nipeg. The mys­te­ri­ous phe­nom­e­non is far from new for the area, Tra­verse said.

“We’ve seen lights in the night, up fur­ther north where (I fished with) my sons,” he said.

“I’ve seen lots of them, we have a lot of sto­ries from older fish­er­men that have seen strange mov­ing lights, trav­el­ling at the speed of light­ning, you know? Go­ing into the wa­ter, dis­ap­pear­ing into the wa­ter and com­ing out again.”

In early 2015, the Cana­dian Forces re­sponded to ru­mours that a UFO had flown near Jack­head, say­ing the bright lights were from an air­craft be­ing used in a train­ing ex­er­cise.

Henry Tra­verse heard about the UFO ru­mours at the time.

“I don’t know how true that was, but there’s a lot of things that hap­pened there at that time,” he said.

Peo­ple in the area have “all kinds of sight­ings... sto­ries that we’ve been hold­ing and know­ing,” he added.

“This is not the first time we’ve seen some­thing like this. But in broad day­light, it’s some­thing to cap­ture. Nowa­days, kids, they carry these cell­phones, eh? But this is true, what they’ve seen there. It’s not a hoax.”

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Two peo­ple fish­ing on the western shore of Lake Win­nipeg shot a 19-sec­ond video on Fri­day af­ter­noon cap­tur­ing a fire­ball fly­ing through the sky, leav­ing a smoky trail be­hind it.

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