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2011 Canadian UFO Survey

From: Chris Rutkowski <canadianuforeport.nul>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:57:50 -0500
Archived: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:21:55 -0400
Subject: 2011 Canadian UFO Survey

News Release: 2011 Canadian UFO Survey
24 July 2012

The 2011 Canadian UFO Survey

Summary of Results

Contrary to what some people might think, UFOs don’t seem to
have gone away.

There were 986 UFO sightings reported in Canada in 2011,
approaching three each day.  This is near the record for numbers
of reports in one year, when 1,004 reports were received in

Ontario had an all-time record high number of UFOs reported in
2011. In fact, the percentage of reports in Ontario compared
with the rest of Canada has been increasing steadily during the
past ten years.

In 2011, about 11 per cent of all UFO reports were judged
unexplained. This percentage of “unknowns” falls to less than
one per cent when only higher-quality cases are considered.

Approximately one in ten Canadians believe they’ve seen UFOs

There is an average of two witnesses per UFO sighting.

The typical UFO sighting lasted approximately 11 minutes in

The study found that more than half of all UFO sightings were of
simple lights in the sky. Witnesses also reported point sources
of light, spheres and boomerangs.

Results of this study show that many people continue to report
unusual objects in the sky, and some of these objects do not
have obvious explanations. Many witnesses are pilots, police and
other individuals with reasonably good observing capabilities
and good judgement.

Numbers of reported UFO sightings remain high. Several theories
for this can be suggested: more UFOs are present and physically
observable by witnesses; more secret or classified military
exercises and overflights are occurring over populated areas;
more people are unaware of the nature of conventional or natural
objects in the sky; more people are taking the time to observe
their surroundings; more people are able to report their
sightings with easier access to the Internet and portable
technology; or even that the downturn in the economy is leading
to an increased desire by some people to look skyward for

Although the largest percentage of reported UFOs is simply
lights in the night sky, a small number are objects with
definite shapes observed within the witnesses’ frame of

Popular opinion to the contrary, there is no incontrovertible
evidence that some UFO cases involve extraterrestrial contact.
The continued reporting of UFOs by the public and the yearly
increase in numbers of UFO reports suggests a need for further
examination of the phenomenon by social, medical and/or physical

The text of the study is at: http://bit.ly/2011CDNUFOsurvey

The data itself is at:


Previous surveys are at:


For further information, contact:

Ufology Research

e-mail: canadianuforeport.nul

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