It’s not everyday UFO sightings happen in and around Ontario Lakes. Unless you happen to be talking about Minden’s Boshkung Lake in the early 70′s.
Minden residents, Mr and Mrs. Ashley Lunham, were visited by a wide range of alien objects in 1973 and 74. The visits were so frequent, in fact, that they referred to the frozen lake outside their home as a “virtual parking lot.” Some of the objects were shaped like cigars, other like polliwogs. They had sometimes red, blue and white lights. They always displayed nine antennae and their takeoff resembled a rubber ball. Curt Sutherly’s book UFO Mysteries has an entire chapter dedicated to The Invasion of Boshkung Lake. In it he features all of the folks who also witnessed the strange flying objects.
Sutherly’s book features a local journalist who decided to take on the case. After several fruitless visits to the frozen lake the journalist, equipped with a camera, finally saw an object with a red light high over lake Boshkung. It was then that ten snowmobilers from Minden arrived on the ice and began shooting at the object, attempting to ambush the interlopers. A “distinct clunk” could be heard as bullets careened off the flying objects.
A local housewife, Mrs. Barnes, who was among 50 witnesses to the bizarre object that night commented “We can’t all be crazy.”