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Large increase in Canadian UFO sightings

Posted by dandare on February 24, 2009

ufo-online-soap1Following 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).


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UFO incident (canada’s equivalent to Roswell) at shag harbour reaches 40th year

Posted by dandare on September 24, 2007

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On Oct 4th 2007, the ufo incident at Shag harbour, Canada will celebrate its 40th year.

The Event:

October 4th 1967. Time : around 11.20pm (ADT=atlantic daylight time).

Eleven witnesses reported seeing a low altitude, unidentified object, move across the sky and down into the harbour. Other witnesses reported hearing a “whistling sound” similar to a bomb, preceeded by a whoosh and lastly a loud bang; others saw a bright flash of light also.

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The initial reaction, was that it was a aeroplane, that had crashed into the waters of shag harbour! Because of this possible scenario, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were informed about the events. 

The size of the ufo: 60 foot long, angled downwards at 45 % and initially displayed 4 or 5 flashing and glowing lights: it was around 250-300 metres out to sea, and the weather conditions were good.

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By the time the RCMP were on the scene (with other witnesses present by now), there was only a pale yellow or white light present illuminating from the object.
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Before any rescue attempt could be made, the object sank into the water; local fishing boats later arrived at the scene to look for any survivors, and observed yellow foam but no survivors (it was 80 foot wide, and half a mile long). The coast Guard turned up an hour later, but no survivors were found either.

On the 5th October, it was confirmed that no aeroplanes were reported missing…. by the next day the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC), was sending divers down to see if anything was down there (lasted 3 days). A local fisherman, reports that he saw them retrieve metal debris, but the final report, mentions that no debris from the crashed object had been found. 

Both the RCMP and RCC  report the crash as a UFO.
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The plot thickens as it later emerges that a secret mission was undertaken by both the US and Canada, with ships, 30 miles NE of Shag Harbour near Shelbourne (the location of a submarine detection base) . There were several military witnesses to this….. one such witness mentions that the ufo had been monitored on radar from Siberia, and when it had crashed in Shag Harbour, it went to Shelbourne from were it sank, underwater. The US and Canadian ships were there for a week, and were there solely to try and recover the object.

A barge was sent for, to try and place the object on to it, with a cover made for why it was in the area, so as not to arise suspicion. Many photos were taken of the object, and debris was retrieved. Another source claims that the debris seemed alien and not of this world, yet another one maintains that there was anothe ufo/object trying to help the first.

However, on 11th October the operation was cancelled, and that night witnesses saw something depart the area of Shag harbour, close to the initial crash sight. 

No documentation has ever been found, of the secretive mission that took place with the involvement of both the US and Canadian ships. 

The Condon Committee , concluded that it was an unsolved mystery.

There was alot of newspaper interest in the incident.

(sources for above information: wikipedia.org and TheBlack Vault.com).

Events planned for shag harbour ufo incidents 40th birthday:

In novanewsnow.com, it mentions that “Celebrations planned for 40th anniversary of ufo sighting“.

It mentions that “The event continues to fascinate many today. To celebrate the anniversary, a newly formed society has organized the Lighthouse & UFO’s 40th Anniversary of the Shag Harbour Incident”.

Video documentaries on shag harbour ufo incident:

 1 “The infamous Shag Harbour incident”. The CBC Digital Archives Website. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Last updated: 27 Feb. 2007. http://archives.cbc.ca/IDCC-1-69-725-14204/life_society/ufos/

2 At www.ufo-blog.com is the video


3 At History.com http://www.history.com/media.do?action=clip&id=ufofiles_roswell_canada_broadband



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