UFO incident festival set for Shag Harbour

Published on August 6, 2013

Maria Adams, guide at the Shag Harbour UFO Interpretive Centre, poses with the centre’s mascot, Alvin, who is sporting a hologram alien scarf, knit by a fan from Florida. The centre is hosting the annual Incident Festival this weekend. Kathy Johnson photo 

By Kathy Johnson

The story of the 1967 Shag Harbour UFO incident is continuing to unfold almost half a century after the unexplained splashdown happened in the waters of Cockawit Pass.

This weekend during the annual Shag Harbour Incident Festival, new eyewitness accounts will be told and the prelude to another book on the Shag Harbour Incident will be unveiled.

The festival begins Saturday, Aug. 10 with a full day of activities on tap at the Shag Harbour UFO Interpretive Centre, starting with an eat in or take out breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m.

The grill will getting fired up at 10 a.m. for a barbecue, while Maria Adams will be offering face painting for children. An alien fashion show and a kitchen party are also on tap as part of the day’s activities.

Esteemed UFO researchers and authors Graham Sims and Chris Styles will be at the centre throughout the day, talking about their research and the new book on the Shag Harbour incident that is being released this fall, Impact to Contact. 

Styles and Sims will also be at the centre again on Sunday at 1 p.m. to present UFO Talks. The centre will also host a barbecue on Sunday.

New witness accounts of the incident will also be told during the festival at the centre. “It should be exciting,” said Cindy Nickerson, president of the Shag Harbour Incident Society.  

Alien treats are also being cooked up at the centre as well as Captain Wayne’s Restaurant in Woods Harbour in celebration of the festival.

Anyone wanting more information of the festival or to register for an event can contact the centre at 902-723-0244.