According to testimony recovered from the twelve so-called "Witness Tapes" and other evidence, the town was "held hostage" by a fleet of mysterious metallic saucer-shaped craft for 59 hours from Friday, October 8 to Sunday, October 10.
Witnesses called it a "UFO invasion" or "siege."
During the incident, much of the town plunged into panic.
The mine shut down. Several people vanished. Search parties encountered bizarre phenomena in the forest. A paramilitary force supposedly authorized by the Canadian Forces aggressively attempted to assert control.
At the end of the encounter, the people of Kitsault were forced to evacuate, abandoning the town forever.
Kitsault has been maintained almost exactly as it was 35 years ago. However, a pair of caretakers are the only people who live there now.