A long standing mystery was finally solved this week just hours after the story appeared on CBC. In 1962 a woodsman in New Brunswick found a large white box hanging from a tree by a parachute. Inside he discovered two cameras. Days later the Canadian Forces took the box and never said a word about it. Despite two access-to-information requests over decades plus government promises to release details, it took a feature on TV to discover what the ‘thing in the woods’ actually was. Viewers began citing the Military Communications and Electronics museum along with declassified CIA documents, both which appeared to match an AN/DMQ-1 gondola with the mystery object found in the woods years ago. The device was surveillance equipment used in the 1950’s to conduct reconnaissance of Soviet Russia and Communist China as part of an operation called ‘Project Genetrix’. Sadly the man who discovered the mystery, David McPherson Sr., died 18 months ago never knowing the sources of his discovery.
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— CBC News (@CBCNews) July 26, 2017