Book facts

 
Some of the fascinating facts uncovered by the authors in Impact to Contact: The Shag Harbour Incident include:

* Nova Scotia was a hot-spot for UFOs from late 1950s to early 1980s according to official UFO reports and witness testimony;

* Navy and Air Force witnesses confirm that Canadian Forces have chased and observed UFOs underwater and in the air off the coast of Nova Scotia regularly since the 1960s;

* Several local UFO incidents explored in the book indicate intelligent control and purpose behind the objects;

* Some Nova Scotians have endured lifelong psychological and physical trauma from close encounters with UFOs;

* Several claims have been made that physical artifacts, possibly of extraterrestrial origin, were recovered during the Shag and Shelburne incidents. New witness testimony strengthens the veracity of those long standing claims;

* Lighthouse keeper Erwin Banks found what he believes to have been a piece from the crashed UFO on the shore of Bon Portage Island in October 1967. Under instructions from the Coast Guard he wrapped up the artifact and delivered it to a United States naval officer;

* The Defence Research Board (formerly located in Dartmouth) received artifacts and film of the Shag Harbour UFOs taken by a Navy diver, artifacts which are now missing;

 
* Diver David Cvet has been conducting a series of dives to retrieve samples for analysis from anomalous depressions found at bottom of Shag Harbour. He contributes an appendix chapter to the book.
 * Undersea anomalous depressions were first identified by Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) scientists Gordon Fader from/via side-scan sonar taken by the BIO ship Navicula in 1985. The anomalies, just outside of Shag Harbour, were subsequently located in 2008 by diver-master David Cvet. His October 2013 dive will retrieve samples of the depressions which will be sent to scientists for analysis for evidence of their cause.
 
* During the Shag Harbour Incident, Chronicle-Herald publisher, Coast-Guard, Defence Research Board (DRB), US military and some aspects of the Canadian military were complicit in a UFO cover-up.
 
* William Bain, the head of the RCAF 'Air Desk' UFO investigations in 1967, told the author that the US "stick-handled" Canada into covering up top secret aspects of the UFO crash.
 
 * At the time of the Shag Harbour Incident a Pan Am airliner had a near collision with a UFO at 33,000 feet over the Gulf of Maine. The pilots reveal their gripping story.
 

Author Quotes:

 
"The Shag Harbour Incident remains the world's only UFO crash scenario that is supported in that interpretation by government documents that are freely available and without controversy as to their origin or authenticity." Chris Styles
 
"Impact to Contact: The Shag Harbour Incident serves to remind us that some UFO cases defy explanation and that both science and government are in a position of default by choosing to ignore the UFO phenomena."  Graham Simms
 
"Canada's most interesting UFO case"  Maclean's Magazine
 
"Like real-life equivalents of Holmes and Watson, Chris Styles and Graham Simms dig deeply and eagerly into a mystery of crashed UFO proportions that even eclipses Roswell. Packed to the brim with accounts of credible witnesses, military files, human-alien encounters, and suspiciously "missing" official documents, Impact to Contact is an excellent, in-depth study of a ufological classic ."  Nick Redfern, author of The Real Men in Black.
 
"Much more than just another Roswell knock-off on the crashed flying saucer meme, Impact to Contact is a well-written and thought-provoking detective story about the officially documented 1967 Shag Harbour UFO incident that forces the reader to consider the very real possibility that we are not alone - not only in this universe, but on this very planet."
Paul Kimball- filmmaker and author, 'The Other Side of Truth'

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