On the evening of October 4, 1967, something strange happened in southern Nova Scotia.
Commercial pilots traveling between Halifax and Toronto saw an unknown craft silently tracking a parallel course to their airplane. A strange object was spotted in the sky by the town of Mahone Bay. In Halifax, newsroom switchboards lit up as residents called to report glowing objects seen over Halifax Harbour. And in the tiny fishing village of Shag Harbour, multiple witnesses saw something crash into the Atlantic Ocean.
Fast forward 55 years to today, and Shag Harbour is now the self-appointed UFO capital of Canada. If many in the community had their way, Shag Harbour would resemble Roswell, the New Mexico city with a robust, alien-themed tourism industry. Others aren’t so sure. The one thing that everyone can agree on is that the community is home to the only government-recognized UFO sighting in the world.