Pilots Among Many Canadians Spotting UFOs Last Year

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

A 1967 UFO sighting in Manitoba was celebrated on a Canadian coin this year.

A survey released by Manitoba-based Ufology Research says there were 1,101 UFO sightings – an average of three a day – reported in Canada in 2017. About 8% of those were deemed unexplainable.

The witnesses include ordinary citizens, airline crews, a particle physicist and an airport’s weather observer.

“Many people continue to report unusual objects in the sky, and some of these objects do not have obvious explanations,” says the survey.

“Many witnesses are pilots, police and other individuals with reasonably good observing capabilities and good judgment.”

Quebec had the most sightings at 518. Nunavut had the fewest at two. Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton topped the cities with the most UFO reports.

Ufology Research takes data from a wide range of sources, including UFO organizations, government files, direct witness reports and media. Its analysis takes into account location, types of encounters, reliability of witnesses and strangeness of sightings.

In one incident reported in a Canadian Press story, crews on two separate airliners 65 kilometres northeast of Enderby, B.C., reported a bright, white strobing light above them. Radar indicated no other known aircraft were in the vicinity.

The survey cautiously concludes that “there is no incontrovertible evidence that some UFO cases involved extraterrestrial contact.” Yes, but we know they’re out there!


Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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