A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend Part 2

A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend Part 2

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
27 May 1957, Mon  •  Page 40

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

this is the Buffam farmhouse now..

These photos below are from Jennifer Fenwick Irwin from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

“I have nothing on that house. It isn’t included in any of our maps as it is (was) just far enough out of town to be excluded. My Buffam file is just family trees. I do have the news clipping of the lightning strike of course, and that’s not the same house. The one hit by lighting was frame and had a different roof line.”

I asked Ted Hurdis

Before my time but it may have been the one before the brick place ? My family will swear it was a meteorite though not lightening. My sister Thelma Savard would know which one for sure. So I was one and in a highchair so 1957.


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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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