Government communications director sees UFO with black pipes hovering outside her 44th floor apartment window in mid-town Toronto
(By Lawrence Fenwick)
A lady whom we will call “Shelley Wells” was watching television while laying in bed at seven pm on Friday, March 18, 1988, when out of the corner of her eye she saw a strange object hovering outside her 44th-floor apartment in the Thorncliffe Park area of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Interviewed by Joe Muskat and Harry Tokarz of CUFORN, she described the object as a charcoal-grey metallic device about fifteen to twenty feet in diameter with black struts hanging from each end. She said she was “astounded and ran to the window”. The UFO seemingly reacted to her movement by first moving slowly eastwards, then swiftly ascending to the clouds. She called the two appendages “pipes” which were about five inches long. The UFO had no seams and she could not hear any sound as her window was closed and there was no balcony on that side of the building, so she could not go out to observe more closely. She estimated the UFO was no more than ten feet from the window, which faces north.
She estimated the total observation lasted fifteen seconds. All her neighbors were either away at the time or were elderly and no-one else reported seeing anything.
Ms Wells told us that it was dusk, overcast and cool. The UFO had sharp edges. The area is near high-tension power lines and a hydro-electric substation. She waited two months before calling the police about the sighting. They referred her to Downsview AFB, who gave her CUFORN’s number. Her disbelief in what she saw made her wait to report the sighting.
Shelley is a former Air Canada stewardess and now works as director of communications for one of the ministries of the Ontario government in Toronto. She is 43, and has a male friend, Lawrence Sherman, Jr, who is an architect and former US Air Force Officer who was based in the Pacific. Sherman’s late father was Chairman of the Joint Intelligence staff at the Pentagon and a friend of the late US Air Force general Nathan Twining of MJ-12. Colonel Lawrence Sherman, Sr, was also the Director of USAF Intelligence for the Pacific.”