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UFOs Over Canada

"…the term 'flying saucer' was used to describe all disk-shaped objects that
were seen flashing through the sky at fantastic speeds. Before long, reports
were made of objects other than disks, and these were also called flying
saucers. Today, the words are popularly applied to anything seen in the sky
that cannot be identified as a common, everyday object.

Thus, a flying saucer can be a formation of lights, a single light, a sphere, or
any other shape; and it can be any color. Performancewise, flying saucers
can hover, go fast or slow, go high or low, turn 90-degree corners, or disappear
almost instantaneously.

Obviously, the term 'flying saucer' is misleading when applied to objects of
every conceivable shape and performance. For this reason, the military prefers
the more general, if less colourful, name: unidentified flying objects.
UFO (pronounced Yoo-foe) for short."

- Edward J. Ruppelt, former head of the United States Air Force
and author of The Report On Unidentified Flying Objects (1956)

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Chronology of UFO Programs

1. Project SIGN - January 1948 to February 1949
2. Project GRUDGE - February 1949 to December 1949
3. Normal intelligence channels used for UFOs
4. General Cabell reactivated Project GRUDGE with an announcement - Summer 1950
5. New Project GRUDGE - July 1951 to February 1952
6. Project BLUE BOOK - February 1952 to December 1969

Project TWINKLE was not run by the USAF Intelligence but by Geophysical Section.

Also Project at Holloman Air Force Base with pictures and films. Report of July 1951 missing from Project Blue Book files.


Much less innocent was the LIE told by Secretary of the US Air Force, Donald Quarles, on October 25, 1955, as quoted in an official press release about a large study concerning UFOs. “On the basis of this study, we believe that no objects such as those popularly described as flying saucers have overflown the United States. I feel certain that even the Unknown 3% could have been explained as conventional phenomena or illusions if more complete observational data had been obtained.” That the two supposedly factual statements (3% Unknowns, incomplete observation data), are bald faced LIES is easily demonstrated by this table where the data are compiled from “the study” whose title was NOT given in the press release ("Project Blue Book Special Report No. 14," Ref. 5) and which was not distributed, though the press release got very wide coverage.

Categorization of UFO Sightings Reports
In Blue Book Special Report # 14

Balloon 450 14.0
Astronomical 817 25.5
Aircraft 642 20.1
Miscellaneous 257 8.0
Psychological Manifestations 48 1.5
Insufficient Information 298 9.3
UNKNOWN 689 21.5
TOTAL 3201 100.0

Note that the UNKNOWNS, rather than making up 3% of the 3201 sightings investigated, comprised 21.5% and that there was a completely separate category “INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION.” The definitions are as follows:

UNKNOWN — This designation in the identification code was assigned to those reports of sightings wherein the description of the object and its maneuvers could not be fitted to the pattern of any known object or phenomenon.

INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION — The identification category was assigned to a report when upon final consideration there was some essential item of information missing…. It is emphasized that this category was not used as a convenient way to dispose of what might be called poor unknowns.”

Here is the quality distribution of the same 3201 sightings. Note especially that the better the quality of the sighting the MORE likely to be listed as an UNKNOWN. A statistical comparison between UNKNOWNS and KNOWNS showed that the probability that the UNKNOWNS were just missed KNOWNS was less than 1%.

In Blue Book Special Report # 14

Sightings No. % Unknowns % Insufficient Info %
EXCELLENT 308 9.6 108 35.1 12 3.9
Good 1070 33.4 282 26.4 33 3.1
Doubtful 1298 40.5 203 15.6 150 11.6
Poor 525 16.4 96 18.3 103 19.6

It should further be noted that the press release not only didn’t mention the title (surely some reporter would have asked what happened to the other thirteen reports) but did not mention who did the work, namely Battelle Memorial Institute (a very highly respected Research and Development Organization) in Columbus, Ohio. Apparently the press never asked about either the title or the organization. Amazingly, the three-page summary that was released with the press release gave none of the information in the more than 240 charts, tables, graphs and maps that are in the report. Here was a Cosmic Watergate totally ignored by the media.

Another typical Government UFO LIE was uttered by Dr. Donald Menzel, a professor of Astronomy at Harvard. However, I had discovered in his papers at the Harvard Archives after receiving the required permission from three different people to view them, that he had a TOP SECRET Ultra clearance with the CIA and a very long history of work for the National Security Agency, the CIA, and many other companies. He said in Physics Today “All the non-explained sightings are from poor observers.” Menzel was earning his pay as a member of Majestic 12.

I should also point out that subsequent annual USAF Project Blue Book Press releases consistently LIED by using a sneaky tactic of not including those cases still under investigation at the end of the year in their annual tabulation and by suddenly deciding that any one-witness UNKNOWN would have to be dumped in the Insufficient Information category, no matter how competent the witness. Obviously sightings that are still under investigation at the end of the year are more likely to be Unexplainable than those quickly identified. Testimony from one witness has been used to provide the death penalty for a convicted murderer. When the numbers are put back in the tabulations, again the percentage of UNKNOWNS was around 20%. Anybody searching for a cancer cure would be delighted if 20% of the drugs being tested actually did much more good than harm. Anybody with cancer would probably be satisfied if one drug worked.

Click here to view the full article written by Stanton T. Friedman.

Click here for the full story of Project Blue Book.

Click here for the Blue Book Unknowns.

UFOs are, by no means, a recent phenomena. Sightings of unusual aerial objects go back hundreds...perhaps even thousands of years! As proof of this, UFOs have been depicted in several historical works of art.

Even the Bible contains certain accounts which are very similar to some of the happenings taking place today. There are many accounts of strange sightings that pre-date 1947, which is when the modern era of UFOs and Flying Saucers began.

My own religious views or beliefs have been altered because of my personal involvement with UFO research. And perhaps it is time that I share with the readers all the changes that my Faith has gone through since the very beginning of my quest for the truth regarding Unidentified Flying Objects and Flying Saucers. Click here to know more on how this has affected me and my personal belief system.

In the modern age, UFOs have been witnessed around the world by people from all walks of life, including police officers, pilots, fire fighters, astronauts and military personnel.

UFO sighting reports filed by witnesses such as these must be regarded as highly reliable because good observational skills and keen eyesight are vital to the performance of their duties.

Still, the ridicule factor has kept a larger number of credible people from reporting their experiences with UFOs.

But here in Canada, the sightings that do get reported eventually make their way to Chris Rutkowski, from Ufology Research, who puts out the annual Canadian UFO Survey.

From the information he is gathering, the statistics seem to indicate that UFO sightings are on an increase, from year to year!

Canada is the only country in the world to produce such a survey!

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North Bay, Ontario
April 12, 1952
One Hundred Miles Northeast of
Sept-Iles, Quebec
June 29, 1954

Tillsonburg, Ontario
December 1955
50 Miles Northeast of Gander,
Fall of 1956
Chalk River - Deep River, Ontario
February 8, 1967

Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 22, 1967
Sudbury, Ontario
January 23, 1968

Esquimalt, British Columbia
September 29, 1968
Duncan, British Columbia
March 7, 1969
Kenora, Ontario
May 30, 1969
Kenora, Ontario
June 2, 1969
Cowichan, Vancouver Island
January 1, 1970
Rosedale, Alberta
June 9, 1971
St. Hyacinthe, Quebec
July 20, 1971
Rougemont, Quebec
September 20, 1972
One Hundred and Sixty Nautical Miles
Northeast of Churchill, Manitoba
October 23, 1972
Montreal, Quebec
August 5, 1973
St. Cyrille, Quebec
June 25, 1974
Drummondville, Quebec
July 12 - 15, 1974
Surrey, British Columbia
October 15, 1974
Pickering Nuclear Energy
Generating Plant,
Pickering, Ontario
December 31, 1974
Nanaimo, British Columbia
February 1975
Prince George, British Columbia
March 1975
Waterdown, Ontario
March 18, 1975
Falconbridge Canadian Forces
Radar Station,
Sudbury, Ontario
November 11, 1975
Prince George, British Columbia
January 1977
Baskatong Reservoir, Quebec
March 11, 1978
Wolf Creek Subdivision,
Whitehorse, Yukon
Early 1980's
Alaska Highway
October 1980
North of Kelsey Bay, Vancouver
Island, British Columbia
October 8, 1981
Near Prince George, British Columbia
June 24, 1997
Downtown Whitehorse, Yukon
October 10, 1997
Vancouver, British Columbia
October 15, 2001
Mary Lake Subdivision,
Whitehorse, Yukon
December 12, 2001
Vancouver, British Columbia
July 15, 2002
Houston, British Columbia
February 7, 2003
Duncan, British Columbia
February 10, 2003
Smithers, British Columbia
February 20, 2003
Houston, British Columbia
April 20-24, 2003
Houston, British Columbia
April 21, 2003
Date Unknown
Vancouver, British Columbia


OVNI by Yurko Bondarchuk
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