Stephen Michalak UFO Incident
Michalak was searching for minerals along Falcon Lake,
80 miles east of Winnipeg, Manitoba, on May 20, 1967,
when he heard the cackling of geese. Looking up into the
early-afternoon sky, he saw two glowing oval-shaped objects
on a steep, swift descent. One abruptly stopped its downward
flight while the other continued, landing on a flat rock
outcropping 160 feet away.
drawing of UFO
carefully approached the strange craft, which looked like
a bowl with a dome on top. Forty feet wide and 15 feet
high, it emitted a humming sound and a sulphur stench.
On the bottom half, just below the rim of the bowl, was
a door-like opening from which muffled voices emanated.
"They sounded like humans," he reported. "I
was able to make out two distinct voices, one with a higher
pitch than the other."
he was dealing with a terrestrial craft, he addressed
the speakers in several languages, asking if he could
help. He got no answer. He poked his head through the
opening into the interior, seeing only a "maze of
lights." At that moment three panel doors slid across
and sealed the opening. As Michalak stepped back, he touched
the vehicle's exterior: It was so hot that it burned his
the object rose, expelling hot air through a grid-like
vent and causing Michalak's shirt to erupt into flames.
An attack of nausea overtook him.
doctors examined Michalak in a Winnipeg hospital a few
hours later, they noted a dramatic burn pattern all across
his chest - exactly like the grid Michalak had described
on the UFO's underside. Michalak's health problems continued
and brought him to Minnesota's Mayo Clinic the next year.
Investigations by official and civilian bodies uncovered
no evidence of a UFO hoax. As late as 1975, a member of
the Canadian Parliament complained that the government
had not released its findings.