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