Last updated on June 26th, 2020 at 03:23 am
Last Updated on June 26, 2020 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
Shag Harbour, a sleepy fishing village in rural Nova Scotia, plagued with a mystery still unsolved. On the night of October 4, 1967, several locals saw a well-lit flying object heading towards the village before diving and crashing into the dark sea then quickly sinking. Some of the witnesses instantly contacted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) while others hurried out to the site of the crash to search for any signs. What they discovered was disconcerting because there was absolutely nothing, no wreckage or material, the only discernible difference was a strange yellow-orange foam on the water. In order to commemorate this globally famous potential UFO sighting, the Royal Canadian Mint has released a unique coin depicting a specific moment described by witnesses on this glow-in-the-dark piece of history.
When the inhabitants of the small fishing village called Shag Harbour awoke on October 5th, 1967, the thought may have occurred to them that the events of the previous night could have been a dream, or some sort of mass hallucination. One question that was on the minds of many would have been ‘What crashed into the water?’ This question is still widely asked today.
As it goes, a 17-year old Laurie Wilkins was out with four friends when they saw an object with bright flashing lights, hovering low over the waters near the harbour. Before the 5 young locals could identify the flying object, it suddenly sped towards the dark sea, crashed and sunk below the surface, still emitting its strange light. The youths sprinted to the nearest phone to contact the RCMP who unsurprisingly thought they were drinking, however, after a few more residents contacted them with sightings, they sent out 2 officers to investigate. The officers arrived to see strange glowing lights under the surface of the water and quickly got in touch with the rescue team to ask if any aircraft had been reported missing, By this point the object sunk out of sight. After an extensive search, not a single survivor, body or debris was found in the water.
Other witnesses of the incident include a co-pilot and a local teenager all saw the same phenomena who all saw the crash from different locations, and all described the exact event as Laurie had done. This has led to many conspiracy theories from people around the world, and what may surprise you to hear is that the most prolific theory – that it was a UFO – is that it was the authorities who first referred to this incident as a UFO sighting.
The Royal Canadian Mint coin, set on a silver rectangular wafer, highlights the enigmatic story behind this mysterious sighting. It illustrates three fishermen aboard a boat in rough water pointing to four mysterious lights in the sky. What makes this coin stand apart from others is that it comes with a black-light flashlight that, when shone on the coin, causes a dark flying saucer to emerge near the heads of the fisherman as it crashes into the sea. With a proof finish and composed of 99.99% pure silver, this incredible coin is the first of the Mint coins to completely sell out. Only a limited mintage of 4000 was available and these retailed for $129.95 USD. These were quickly snapped up by UFO and conspiracy enthusiasts as well as coin collectors around the world.
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