Following on from Canada releasing UFO files on the internet (please see article ” Canada also release UFO files to the public ” ),the Canadian press, report that UFO sightings are at a record level.
For instance, at the Canadian Press “ Record number of Canadians report UFO sightings in 2008 ” (posted 20th February 2009).
“ Canadians reported a record number of UFO sightings last year, according to Winnipeg-based Ufology Research.
The volunteer group of a half-dozen researchers noted 1,004 reported sightings in 2008 – up more than 25 per cent from the previous year and the highest amount in the 20 years Ufology has been keeping track ” (extract from article).
At CBCNEWS.ca “ UFO sightings soar in Canada ” (posted 20th February 2009), a similar article is produced….
Winnipeg Free Press has ” Record year in Canada for UFOs ” (posted 20th February 2009)
” Ufology Research began collecting UFO reports in Canada in 1989. Reports have been filed by witnesses with government and military agencies, police, civilian UFO groups and online UFO websites ” (extract from article). The article also links to ” The Canadian survey “, which includes the press release that many media outlets covered.
Also ” the 2008surveyessay ” (a PDF file), which mentions that over half of all sightings were simply lights in the sky; it also has alot of interesting data too; for instance, the first UFO sightings of 1989 came to 141. It adds that UFO sightings have generally, been on the increase in Canada from 1998.
Therefore it seems that about 10% of the sightings in 2008 were unexplained; after analysis the percentage became less than 1% …. many of the sightings turned out to be airplanes, stars and planets.
I do believe that there is a genuine amount of people out there, who really want to know what they see at night, without having to be mocked and joked at….. alot of the time there is a simple explanation, after research, however there is always going to those sightings that are truly Unidentified.
OTHER Resources of interest :
CBC.ca ” Canada’s famous UFO encounter ” (with video) Falcon Lake 1967.
CBC.ca ” One of Canada’s earliest paranormal sightings ” (with audio) 1962.
Giant UFO in Yukon Territory, 1996
An article on Shag Harbour ” The UFO crash at Shag Harbour ” by Don Ledger
Please also see my article on ” 40th year at Shag Harbour ” (posted 27th September 2007).