Delta Ontario Ice Circle / Creation Event / Near Past
Creation of ice circle discovered Saturday December 2, 2000 on a pond at Delta, Ontario.
Did a UFO visit Delta? That is precisely what Joan LaForty is wondering after discovering a very mysterious impression in the ice on the creek near her home on King Street.
"It's awesome. I've never seen anything like it before in my life," she said.
The narrow creek flows under a culvert, and widens into asmall pond area in a field behind the LaForty's barn before flowing into Lower Beverley Lake. A track, about 3 inches wide, forming a perfect circle approximately 15 feet in diameter has been cut into the ice that is covering the creek.
There are no tracks or marks anywhere else on the ice, nothing inside the circle, and nothing around it. On one side, there is a small patch of open water where the creek is flowing around the edge of this mysterious circle mark, otherwise, the entire impression is surrounded by intact ice.
The ice on the surface of the creek is very thin, making it impossible for any person or animal to have walked on it. On the grassy slopes that surround the edges of the water the
grass is frosted and completely undisturbed. Joan's husband discovered the mark early on Saturday December 2, about 7:00 a.m. It definitely was not there on Friday
evening, so it must have been made in the night or very early morning.
"It's as if something came down from the sky, landed here, and left this track in the ice," Joan explained. "Then it must have taken off again."
Before waking up to find a mark like this so close to home, Joan would not have believed in UFO's. However, now, she is not so sure.
I will admit, this is a very peculiar occurrence. As Joan and I stood there, looking at the mark on the ice, neither of us could imagine how it could have been created. We agree that there is no obvious theory to explain its creation. Realistically, no one would have been out on the creek without Joan, or Jim LaForty knowing about it. The temperature would have been close to -14 degrees Celsius. There are no other tracks anywhere around this highly unusual form and it wasn't there the night before.unless any readers out there have an explanation, it looks like this is one for the X-files.