UFOs, Ghosts, a religious vision?
3 October 1843, Warwick, Ontario, Canada Flying men
Charles Cooper, a farmer, saw something strange crossing the sky in the middle of the afternoon:
"On the third day of October, as I was labouring in the field, I saw a remarkable rainbow, after a slight shower of rain. Soon after, the bow passed away and the sky became clear, and I heard a distant rumbling sound resembling thunder. I laid by my work^ and looked towards the west from whence the sound proceeded, but seeing nothing returned to my labour.
"The sound continued to increase until it became very heavy, and seemed to approach nearer. I again laid by my work, and looking towards the west once more, to ascertain its cause, I beheld a cloud of very remarkable appearance approaching, and underneath it, the appearance of three men, perfectly white, sailing through the air, one following the other, the foremost one appearing a little the latest. My surprise was great, and concluding that I was deceived, I watched them carefully.
"They still approached me underneath the cloud, and came directly over my head, a little higher up than the tops of the trees, so that I could view every feature as perfectly as of one standing directly before me. I could see nothing but a milky-white body, with extended arms, destitute of motion, while they continued to utter doleful moans, which, I found as they approached, to be the distant roar that first attracted my attention. These moans sounded much like Wo-'Wo-'Wo! I watched them until they passed out of sight. The effect can he better imagined than described. Two men were labouring at a distance, to whom I called to see the men in the air; but they say they did not see them. I never believed in such an appearance until that time."
Source: Eli Curtis, Wonderful Phenomena (New York, 1850).