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Re: Canadian UFO Reports Jan - Aug 2007

From: Chris Rutkowski <rutkows.nul>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 09:50:12 -0500 (CDT)
Archived: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 09:04:23 -0400
Subject: Re: Canadian UFO Reports Jan - Aug 2007

>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 11:41:00 -0400
>Archived: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 11:41:00 -0400
>Subject: Canadian UFO Reports Jan - Aug 2007

>Source: American Chronicle - Beverly Hills, California, USA


>August 28, 2007

>Canadian UFO Sighting Reports - January - August 2007
>Brian Vike

>HBCC UFO Research and UFOINFO together have received 293 written
>UFO sighting reports from January 1, up until August 27, 2007

Just to clarify the status of Canadian UFO reports, the
following news release was sent out by Ufology Research last
month, essentially a mid-year status report that we do every
year. The annual Canadian UFO Survey is done every year based on
case reports obtained from all participating UFO researchers and
investigators, official files and public sources.

We, too, advocate witness anonymity, but if a report is made to
an investigator, I should note that a code of conduct for an
investigator dictates that it should be investigated as much as
possible, and that should include providing witness' contact
information to another investigator in a position to assist the
investigation and thereby assist the witness in understanding
his or her sighting. We owe this courtesy to make this effort to
help witnesses.

We encourage UFO witnesses to report their sightings to whomever
they wish, as long as the reports end up being available and
used in scientific analysis, and investigated in detail, which
means in-person inevstigations when possible. Since there are
researchers across Canada, provincial reps have a duty to
participate in inevstigations in their own areas.

Sightings can be reported to a variety of sites, including the
aforementioned HBCCUFO, Barb Campbell in Saskatchewan, AUFOSG in
ALberta, UFO*BC, UFOROM in Manitoba, and UFO Updates (right
here!) in Ontario, among others. We also receive significant
participation from Peter Davenport at NUFORC and MUFON in the
USA. (If I've missed anyone else, please see the last Canadian
UFO Survey online for a complete list of participating


News release: 31 July 2007

UFO Numbers Up So Far This Year

Hot weather good for saucer-spotters?

The number of UFO reports in Canada is running slightly ahead of
last year, according to figures released today by Ufology
Research, a Winnipeg-based independent research group.

Between January and June 2007, Ufology Research noted 372 UFO
reports filed in Canada, up 4.5 per cent from the same period
last year.

"Much of the increase in UFO sightings this year is attributed
to a series of reports of bright fireballs over Ontario in March
that were likely just cometary debris," says Chris Rutkowski,
research coordinator for Ufology Research and co-author with
Geoff Dittman of The Canadian UFO Report, published last year.

He adds: "However, the extreme hot weather this summer doesn=t
seem to be deterring people from reporting UFOs. Cases continue
to trickle in every day from across Canada, and we expect to
receive as many as 100 reports in July alone. Yet, few UFO cases
are left unexplained after investigation, although some remain
puzzling even after some study."

Rutkowski cites recent reports of UFOs in Canada including:

- photographs of an odd, balloon-like object over St-Jean-
Baptiste, Quebec on July 23:


- a metallic, cigar-shaped object over Red Deer Alberta on July


Since 1989, Ufology Research has been compiling a database of
Canadian UFO reports and publishing an annual Canadian UFO
Survey. UFO cases are acquired from a variety of sources such as
online websites of UFO fans, official government agencies and
from UFO witnesses who email details of their sightings directly
to Ufology Research.

The annual Canadian UFO Survey can be viewed at:


For more information, or to report a UFO, contact Chris
Rutkowski, Ufology Research, at: canadianuforeport.nul


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