Was it a UFO? A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend–Photos


In May last year I wrote: Was it a UFO? A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend. Last week at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum I found more photos of  what happened to the Buffam’s home on Napoleon Street home in Carleton Place on May 26, 1957.



Photos from the Ottawa Journal May 1957–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum







Mrs. Buffam had no idea what was going to happen to her Napoleon Street home in Carleton Place on May 26, 1957. In fact her husband Norman was called home early from his fishing trip when his wife crashed through the ceiling after she was thrown from her bed. Read the rest of the story here


In an ironic twist– What I found today doing research

IN 1907 the very same day  the Buffam home was hit–“Burnside”, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. W. Wylie in Almonte was struck by lightening and completely gutted by the fire that ensued. Loss on the building was estimated at $3,000 and $1,000 on the contents. Insurance on the building was


About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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