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August 1987 – Sydney, Nova Scotia - Domed Discs & Military Jets Sighting

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Originally forwarded by Richard Hall

Last Updated: 20/10/2021

Note: For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used


In April 2011 I was contacted by a man who used to live in Canada but has since moved to the UK. He got in touch with me via Richard Hall’s website. The man wishes to remain anonymous so for the purpose of this report I will name him Mark. He shared details of a fascinating UFO sighting which had happened not to him, but to a friend of his back in August 1987. However these details would cover not only the incident itself, but also the fact that his friend became ill and died a number of months later, and that it was believed that his close encounter with the UFO had been the cause of this.

This report covers what Mark has shared with me about what took place. I spoke with him both via E-Mail and directly over the phone for quite a while, and I have no doubt that what he has said actually took place.

Incident Details

It was a clear and sunny day in August 1987. Simon (name changed for privacy reasons) and a friend were out playing golf at Lingan Golf and Country Club, on the outskirts of Sydney, Nova Scotia. Simon was 27 years old at the time. It was between 2-3pm in the afternoon.

Aerial map of Lingan Golf Course:
Photograph of the entrance to Lingan Golf Course

They glanced up into the sky and were amazed to see two pewter coloured saucer shaped craft heading in their direction. The craft looked identical. They had an outer rim with a raised domed centre, around which were what appeared to be portholes. They were between 40-60 feet in diameter. On the centre of the underside of each of the craft was a revolving ring of pulsing white lights. Around this ring was a second metallic ring that was also revolving. They moved in perfect unison with each other. The UFOs were at quite low altitude, flying between 60-80 feet high.

Drawing of one of the UFOs based on description given

The men then noticed several CF 18 jet fighters at a distance behind the UFOs. They appeared to be trailing them and attempting to intercept them. The jets were moving faster than the saucers, and slowly gaining on them. When they began to get near to them, they changed formation. The centre jet assumed a position at the front while the other two dropped back behind.

Suddenly the saucers massively increased in speed and flew across the golf course towards them. They then came to a halt directly over their heads. Now that the UFOs were near to them, they could hear a low humming sound coming from them. They noticed that in the base of each craft was a revolving ring of pulsing white lights. Around this was a second metallic ring which was also revolving in a clockwise direction. It felt like the ai