UFO sightings in Canada

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Below is a partial list of alleged sightings of unidentified flying objects or UFOs in Canada.

1967, Falcon Lake, Manitoba incident[edit]

Main article: Falcon Lake Incident

Stefan Michalak was burned by one of two flying saucers with which he reportedly came into contact on May 19, 1967 in Falcon Lake, Manitoba.

1967, Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia incident[edit]

Main article: Shag Harbour incident

The incident was the purported crash of an Unidentified Flying Object in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia in October 1967.

1969, Prince George, B.C. UFO[edit]

In Prince George, British Columbia, three unrelated witnesses reported a strange, round object in the late afternoon sky on January 1, 1969. The sphere radiated a yellow-orange light and appeared to ascend from 2,000 to 10,000 feet.[1]

1975-1976, Southern Manitoba[edit]

Main article: Charlie Redstar

Several sightings were reported of a red glowing UFO, sometimes described as "mischievous" or "playful", sighted in Southern Manitoba in 1975 and 1976.[2]

1978 Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

In October 1978 Constable Jim Blackwood of the RCMP witnessed a sighting of a flying saucer hovering over the harbour near the town of Clarenville and Random Island. This was reported to him by local citizens. When he arrived at the scene the UFO was still present and quite visible. He had a special high powered viewing scope which happened to be on loan at the time for other surveillance. The craft stayed in the area for approximately an hour and a half. When he switched on the roof lights of his police cruiser the craft appeared to mimic the flashing lights. This made headline news at the time and was broadcast on CBC television and NTV broadcasting in Newfoundland. The craft took off like a shooting star high in the sky and disappeared. Two years after the incident the BBC did a documentary on UFO sightings and included the Clarenville sighting in their broadcast. In later years Cst Blackwood retired to his native home in Stellarton, NS.[citation needed]


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1990, Montreal aerial phenomenon[edit]

On November 7, 1990, in Montreal, Quebec, witnesses reported a round, metallic object of about 540 metres wide over the rooftop pool of the Bonaventure Hotel. Eyewitnesses saw 8 to 10 lights forming into a circle above them, emitting bright white rays. The phenomenon lasted three hours, from 7 to 10 p.m., and moved slowly northwards. While none could identify the lights, a few witnesses, according to the next day’s report in La Presse, were ready to express their belief that they were visited by aliens.[4]

A few witnesses say what they saw in a televised interview on CBC.[5]

2006, Ajax, Ontario[edit]

A UFO was photographed in Ajax, Ontario.[6]

2007, Chilliwack, British Columbia[edit]

Dave Francis and Kelly McDonald[citation needed]

2010, Harbour Mille incident[edit]

During the night of January 25, 2010, witnesses in Harbour Mille, Newfoundland and Labrador reported multiple UFO sightings. A photograph taken by a resident revealed one of the UFOs to resemble a missile. An investigation by the community's police force and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is under way, though the Office of the Prime Minister has stated that the UFOS were not missiles.[7] Another minor report of this incident came from Calgary where boys playing hockey reported seeing similar objects, about which they stated "We thought they were transformers"[citation needed]

Canadian UFO survey results[edit]

According to the 2002 Canadian UFO Survey published by Ufology Research of Manitoba, Toronto had the largest number of sightings with 34, followed by Vancouver with 31 and Terrace, B.C. with 25 reports.[8] In 2002, a typical UFO sighting lasted approximately 15 minutes.

The Canadian Federal Government currently (2007) directs all UFO sightings to Chris Rutkowski of Ufology Research of Manitoba.[8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada's Unidentified Flying Objects: The Search for the Unknown at Library and Archives Canada
  2. ^ Rutkowski, Chris; Dittman, Geoff (2006). The Canadian UFO Report: The Best Cases Revealed. The Dundurn Group. pp. 333 pg. ISBN 1-55002-621-6. 
  3. ^ UFO sightings in Canada
  4. ^ "Montreal Mirror: "Montreal X-Files."". Archived from the original on 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  5. ^ An aerial phenomenon over Montreal
  6. ^ "Ajax, Ontario, Canada Photograph Shows Unknown Flying Object (www.ufocasebook.com)". Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  7. ^ "No evidence UFO was rocket: PMO". CBC.ca. 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  8. ^ a b "Ufology Research of Manitoba". Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  9. ^ "Bio: Chris Rutkowski (Ufology Research of Manitoba)". Archived from the original on 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 

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