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Strange Sightings Over Canada

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 09:22:49 -0500
Archived: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 09:22:49 -0500
Subject: Strange Sightings Over Canada

Source: CanWest MediaWorks - Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada


Monday, April 09, 2007

Strange Sightings Over Canada
Allison Hanes
The National Post

A disc-shaped craft skimming the waters of a British Columbia
lake and a blaze of white light that triggered a commercial
airliner's collision avoidance system over New Brunswick are
among 736 mysterious sights reported in Canadian skies last year
and a handful that remain unidentified.

While the vast majority of the strange apparitions were later
explained as meteors, planets, stars, planets, aircraft or other
ordinary occurrences, the 2006 Canadian UFO Survey, made public
yesterday, says that 12% are still an enigma. However, that
number falls to just 1%, said Chris Rutkowki, director of
Winnipeg- based Ufology Research, if only the most detailed
reports are considered.

"The fact is that a small number of reports each year to do not
have explanations and the continued reports of UFOs by the
general public combined with the large number of cases recorded
each year suggest a need for further study of the phenomena by
science," he said. "Popular opinion to the contrary, there is
yet to be any incontrovertible evidence that some UFO cases
involve extraterrestrials."

Most reports consist of odd lights in the dark seen at a
distance. Daytime apparitions, close encounters and classic
sightings of flying saucers are relatively rare.

The highest number of strange phenomena were detected in B.C.,
with 209 reports, followed by Ontario where there were 188 UFO

At 98, Saskatchewan broke its record for the most UFO reports in
the province, while Nova Scotia saw 25 and Nunavut eight.

The total of 736 sightings - an average of almost two a day in
Canada - was the third-highest number of reports since 1989 when
Ufology Research began keeping track of tips made to civilian
UFO-enthusiast groups and Web sites, as well as Canadian
government and military incidents.

Among the strangest of last year's unsolved mysteries, was
flying disk over Christina Lake, B.C., that was observed by two
couples in the area at about 10:45 p.m. on April 18, 2006.

The witnesses described the craft as being internally lit,
giving off a soft yellow glow, and having a string of blue
marquee lights at its midsection. They watched as it dipped low
over the water's surface and rose up again repeatedly over the
span of about a minute making a faint humming sound.

On May 3, 2006, six witnesses in Chilliwack, B.C., saw a giant,
dark, pyramid-shaped object, the size of half a city block, pass
overhead, blotting out the stars.

At 3:30 a.m. on June 9, 2006, a man driving alone down an
isolated road near North Bay was approached by three blue lights
moving up and down over the road. One flew away over the trees
and disappeared. The second spun and moved from side to side,
hovering above the road. The third zoomed by him, about a metre
away from his car. On Dec. 16, 2006, in Fergus, 10 people
observed a red-orange ball of light that shot up from the ground
around 6:30 a.m., leaving a trail of smoke in its wake. When it
ascended high in the sky, it paused, moved slowly from east to
west in a circular pattern, blinked once and disappeared from

[Thanks to Greg Boone for the lead]

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