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Re: Recent Interesting Canadian UFO Reports

From: Chris Rutkowski <rutkows.nul>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 14:35:25 -0600 (CST)
Archived: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 17:06:03 -0500
Subject: Re: Recent Interesting Canadian UFO Reports

>From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 21:17:54 -0500
>Subject: Re: Recent Interesting Canadian UFO Reports

>>From: Chris Rutkowski <rutkows.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 14:57:57 -0600 (CST)
>>Subject: Recent Interesting Canadian UFO Reports

>>I have received some curious reports in December, a few of which
>>may be very significant.

>>On December 26, 2007, at about 5:30 pm, he and his wife saw a
>>dark object spiraling towards the ground near the horizon. They
>>grabbed their video camera and began filming, and what was
>>caught on film is remarkable. A blackish object giving of
>>"smoke" was seen, which the witnesses likened to a "plane in
>>trouble." The actual object was difficult to see, bit the
>>witness thought it was shaped like a ball. It was descending at
>>a shallow angle, in a corkscrew motion, moving away from the
>>witnesses, towards the west. Eventually, a long, black contrail
>>was formed. The witnesses lost sight of the actual object, and
>>it did not seem to actually reach the ground before it became
>>too dark to observe it, lasting more than half an hour in total.

>Hi Chris,

>I wonder if they were admiring and video recording the sunset
>and other bright jet contrails before they first noticed this
>tiny dark and slowly growing streak in the sky?

>As an amateur astronomer like Chris and also having been
>employed as a climatologist for Environment Canada (with formal
>training in atmospheric sciences and having working many years
>as an observer/technician on various meteorological projects
>throughtout Canada and abroad, I can say with much confidence
>that this trail of smoke is a jet contrail.

I spoke with the witnesses several times and they say they will
eventually be sending me the entire video, including the
beginning which has not been posted anywhere yet. Supposedly, it
shows the object flying in an irregular pattern without making
any contrail, which only began later in its flight.

Further, the latest news is that someone found a tubular piece
of material with NOAA markings on it, beyond where the contrail
was leading. The prevailing opinion in PEI is that what was
videoed was a NOAA instrument package that malfunctioned and
came down over PEI. Why it produced a dark contrail is unknown.

But yes, I agree that the case likely has an explanation.

>Chris, when very reasonable and highly probable explanations are
>provided for these and other UFO reports, do you still include
>them in the totals for the 2007 annual Canadian UFO survey?

Yes, we make that clear in every UFO Survey. The conclusion in
cases like this are either "Explained" or "Probable
Explanation," as the circumstance allows. They're included
because they are *reported* as UFOs, but are later converted to
IFOs as investigation leads to a solution.

BTW, I've done a rough count of the cases on hand as of Dec. 31,
2007, and we're hovering at about 650 Canadian UFo reports for
the year. Of course, we will still likely get a bunch more as
people send them in or we find them on websites, so it's too
early to say if we'll be higher than last year's 736 or less.

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