Friday, May 01, 2015
Interesting cases from the 2014 Canadian UFO Survey
Some interesting cases classified as Unknowns in the 2014 Canadian UFO Survey
March 17, 2014 3:00 am Winnipeg, Manitoba Source: UFOINFO
Nocturnal Light 3 witnesses Irregular object
Strangeness 7 Reliability 4
We were driving from Calgary to Winnipeg, with no other cars on the road. We saw what looked like a transport truck in the middle of the road up ahead, so I continued to drive but decreasing speed a little bit. The shape of the object was like “a squished octagon.” We came up to about 150 meters from the object’s strange “headlights.” Suddenly, the lights moved up into the sky and in a second the car shook like there was a huge gust of wind, and the object was gone.
January 16, 2014 9:00 pm Roosville, BC Source: UFOBC
Nocturnal Light 30 seconds duration 2 witnesses Triangle
Strangeness 7 Reliability 6
While southbound on Hwy #93 near the U.S.A. Border at Roosville, we saw a very large, upside down triangular shaped thing, with lights defining its shape. We were a couple of hundred yards away. It was BIG... I think maybe 60-80-100 feet across the top and tapered down to 30-40-50 at the bottom. It was very low, maybe 100 ft off the ground ahead of us, just above the treeline, stationary or moving towards us. Then it just tilted on its side and moved behind an outcrop of trees on a berm out from an escarpment. We continued down the highway towards it expecting to see it again because it was only 30-45 seconds to get there, but there was nothing there. This wasn't a "twinkle" in the distant sky here. It was BIG with defined lights. Nor it seems, can the 2 of us now later, agree on a few things. I remember yellowish lights at bottom moving up to greenish and red/blue at top. My companion says they were more clear, not colored. No matter, we both saw it. It was big, it was hovering (or moving towards us), it was not an airplane (no airplane THAT low, or slow, in pitch black darkness). Helicopter of some kind? Maybe if it had huge infrastructure to mount light rows? No noise, again THAT low in complete darkness, and the lights didn't have "beams" per se, more just "luminescent." And if it was some kind of tricked up Heli.... where in the heck did it go THAT fast? I mean it would have had to have risen above 200 ft to go over an escarpment behind those trees... which we should have seen as we travelled towards it. We almost don't believe what we saw. But we both know we saw it.
January 21, 2014 6:30 pm Grafton, Nova Scotia Source: Psican
Nocturnal Disc 120 seconds duration Boomerang
Strangeness 7 Reliability 6
I saw a "V-shaped" object stationary around the Grafton/Somerset area approximately, 100-300 feet in the air. The craft was about the size of 2 Cessna airplanes, shaped like a shield or a "V" with a central light flashing white/orange. A green glow illuminated the craft, and the surface of the UFO was clearly visible, and seemed to be made of metal plates, or divided into sections by grooves. No sound was coming from the aircraft.
March 21, 2014 9:50 pm Calgary, Alberta Source: UFOROM
Nocturnal Light 5 seconds duration Point Source
Strangeness 7 Reliability 7
There were 7 “stars” travelling north to south in a classic “V” formation. They were moving very fast, then they split into two groups, half going east the other going west. After a couple more seconds, both sets of lights just “winked out.” The objects had the appearance and were the same visual size as stars. They made no sound. Weather conditions were clear overhead, and stars were clearly visible above, but there was cloud towards the ground. The lights just winked out way before they should have faded out.
April 24, 2014 11:00 pm Port Rowan, ON Source: NUFORC
Nocturnal Disc Triangle
Strangeness 7 Reliability 7
Everything from black triangles to multicoloured lights appear near our home each night. We are seeing the objects on a nightly basis. Many more people are noticing them now. Even before it is fully dark we are seeing these objects show up. Some a solid white or orange while most flash multicoloured lights of blue, green, red, and white. Most stay in one one spot for the duration of the night while others fly around in circles surrounding the hovering ones. It almost as if they are supervising these multicoloured ones. We see some wobble around and bob around and the best way I can describe their movement is to tell you that they bob like a spider dangling on a web. It's very strange. Some will come down and weave in and out of the trees in the forest and if we shine a light in the tress to try and see these objects they will shut of their lights. When they shut their lights off it looks like a kerosene heater going out. My dogs act strange when they are around and lunge at the forest barking most nights. Huge black triangles fly within 200 feet above our heads that are perfectly silent and if they went any slower they would fall out of the sky. Several neighbours have approached me and told me that they are seeing these things as well but said they won't tell anyone else because they don't want them to think they are crazy. There are just so many and they come here every night. This is a great place for investigators to come. There is always something out there for them to see.
May 25, 2014 10:00 pm St. Thomas, ON Source: UFOROM
Nocturnal Disc Triangle
Strangeness 7 Reliability 7
It was about 2200 hours. I sat with my uncle in front of the house and watched the plane reload. Suddenly I saw a huge triangle but it only had two edges, like a boomerang. Both edges were illuminated. It was somewhere about 500 meters above the house and was huge. Behind it were flying two smaller lights. Fifteen minutes later another similar object came from the other side and then my uncle believed me. Neither object made a sound and they were both moving slowly as if they wanted to be seen.
June 21, 2014 11:25 pm Enderby, BC Source: Vike
Nocturnal Disc 5 minutes duration Irregular
Strangeness 7 Reliability 7
We saw something in the sky the other night. My brother-in-law messaged me and told me to look up. So my husband and I went outside and flying overhead was a light. It looked like a big blue glow stick in colour. We ran in to tell the kids to come out. As we watched it, it changed colours. It did circles, went up and down. It didn't move like normal things we know. It was completely silent! It also had a huge range, it was kind of hard to tell how high it was, but it seemed to be as high as an ultralight would be. It flew out towards the mountain and I thought it was going to go over and disappear, but it wasn't that high because then it turned and scaled the mountain ridge and came back to town. Then it went down out of sight, it looked like it could've landed in a field from where we were. It was very cool! I know at least 10 other people who saw it. It was seen from 11:25 p.m. to 11:32 p.m.
July 10, 2014 10:37 pm Thunder Bay, ON Source: Psican
Nocturnal Disc 55 seconds duration Disc
Strangeness 7 Reliability 7
As I turned into my brother's apartment building parking lot, I saw two unusual stationary objects hanging in the northern sky, very close to the intersection of N. James St. and W. Arthur St. My brother at first said "oh, they're probably helicopters". I immediately said no way, so I parked the truck in his lot which took 30 seconds or so. We got out and watched from the sidewalk at Arthur St. We both agreed they weren't helicopters at this point; they were two black hamburger bun-shaped objects, hovering, one higher than the other. Their lights were lining the bottom part of the bun, so to speak, very prominent orangey/pink, to me, in colour. As we watched for maybe 40 seconds or so, they both ascended to the east, slowly, for around 15 seconds then they both stopped and hovered again. They seemed so close to us yet it's difficult to judge the distance. We were absolutely transfixed as we witnessed the lower craft slowly turn off its lights, one at a time until it was completely black! As soon as that was done, it started to descend slowly to the west, towards the expressway, until it disappeared behind the treeline. Immediately we looked upward to see the other craft slowly turn off its lights, one by one, until it too, was completely black! Then, just as its mate had done, it too, slowly descended to the west until we lost sight of it. It was surreal to say the least and we kept saying to ourselves throughout the event, "what are they?" I did report the incident to our local news agencies but they didn't put any seriousness into that sort of thing. This all happened very near to our airport but they did not go to it. We've lived in this area all of our lives so we know if something is out of the ordinary or not and these are unexplainable to both of us.
July 22, 2014 1:30 am Maidstone, SK Source: MUFON
Nocturnal Disc 40 seconds duration Cigar
Strangeness 7 Reliability 7
My husband and I were driving east along the Yellowhead Highway in Saskatchewan. Sometime after midnight, we pulled off the highway and drove south into the town of Maidstone to get some rest. We were facing south at the corner of Railway Ave. and Third St. W when we saw the object above a field south west of the intersection not that far from us. I saw what looked like a shooting star, a white streak across the sky. It suddenly stopped and just hung in the air. It was a long oval that seemed to divide into two parts, rainbow coloured with an Ammolite type shimmer and a bright white light at one end. The object hung in the air for some time, long enough for my husband and I to ask each other if we saw what we were seeing. It suddenly divided and disappeared. There was no sound from this object at any time it was silent. I have no idea what it was at all.
My Husbands account of the same sighting: I was at the intersection facing south when the object came into view. It was about 300 meters away and it filled up half the windshield. The object looked like it was made of a cluster of tubes, green with 2 or 3 red lights at the end. At one end there was a bright white and yellow glow almost like a mist. The colours on it we the brightest and most vivid I have ever seen. I don't know how long it stayed still, 30 or 40 seconds. It was silent the whole time, I had my window down and there was no noise. In a split second it shot away from us and was gone. It looked like it was operated by and intelligent presence. It was not a helicopter or plane nor was it fireworks or a paraflyer. Both of us spent more than 10 years in the Canadian military and we are familiar with these things. This was nothing like we have ever seen before. During and after the sighting we were interested, calm and not frightened.
December 17, 2014 9:10 am Calgary, Alberta Source: MUFON
Daylight Disc 30 seconds duration Cigar
Strangeness 7 Reliability 7
On December 17,2014 in the mid morning I was piloting a business jet approaching Springbank airport which is located west of Calgary. Approaching from the north I was approximately 10 miles north of Cochrane flying parallel to and a couple miles west of highway 22 and descending through 8500' above sea level or about 4500 ' above the ground. It was a bright sunny morning and I was just looking at the scenery when I spotted a black object along the highway maybe 2 miles ahead of me that was moving fast northbound ( towards me). After looking at it for a few seconds I thought I would time it along the section lines on the ground and calculate a speed of this very fast car. Within a few seconds I realized that what I thought was going to be a Corvette in fact was a flat black colored tubular object that was flying low level over the highway. It was cigar shaped and not flying with the end of the cigar pointing forward but perpendicular with the long edge in the direction of flight. As I was flying south at some 230 knots and the object was coming towards me the whole encounter happened fast but fortunately I was getting closer and could get a better look at the craft. As I came abeam the object it was wider than the road and difficult to estimate the height, but probably within a couple hundred feet of the ground. Then maybe stranger than actually seeing this object as it was nearest my position directly off my left wingtip it vanished within 1/2 a second. It quickly turned translucent where I could see a blurred image of the field and road through it while it had a darker edge along the outline of the craft. The object very quickly appeared clearer and within a fraction of a second it disappeared from view. I had no idea what I had seen and scanned the area around the track the object was flying thinking maybe it was the top of a wing of a pipeline patrol aircraft that I had seen and that maybe the aircraft banked and I lost sight of it. Scanning the area it never reappeared. I looked at the TCAS (traffic collision avoidance system ) display in the cockpit that shows all the aircraft that are being interrogated by ATC radar in the area and although there were many other aircraft to the south and west there was nothing on the display near me. looking back towards where I last saw the object I noticed cars on the road heading south and this helped judge the size and speed of the object compared to a "known ground based object". The cars were both much smaller and slower than the object and were within a mile of it when it disappeared. The drivers may have seen the same phenomena. I estimate the object as between 50 -80 feet in length and 15-20 feet wide. It moved on a steady track and at a constant speed. I mentally timed it at crossing a half mile in under 12 seconds or around 160 mph a speed not particularly fast for a small airplane but faster than what patrol aircraft use when flying low level. There were no discernible markings, windows, lights, or other features. Just a flat black rectangular cigar shaped object. The entire encounter was at the most 30 seconds long as the closing speed on the object was in the neighborhood of 400 mph. There were several passengers on the aircraft but they were concentrating on a conversation in the aircraft, I doubt anyone saw the object and I didn't ask as I enjoy my job. Likewise as the object never showed on my TCAS, there wasn't much point in asking ATC if they noticed anything. Besides it had disappeared at that point.
On a side note, as a pilot with 30 years of experience I have seen sights and objects which I could always dismiss as meteors, cloud formations, atmospheric phenomena such as inversions, other aircraft, satellites, etc. Even if this object had kept its track I may have been passed off as some type of UAV, however as I witnessed from a relatively close range the disappearance of the object I have no doubt it was something that is either cutting edge top secret military tech or something that I have no explanation of.
July 3, 2014 11:30 pm Gatineau, Quebec Source: AQU
CE1 Duration: 5 minutes Rectangle
Strangeness 7 Reliability 8
The witness looked out the window of his room and saw a flying object that was square with rounded corners, dark in colour, at about 20 metres in height (about 2 power poles). On its underside, there was a gray circle that was lit by three yellow lights arranged in a triangle. The object moved slowly, sweeping a very powerful white light on the ground. On the ground, the light formed a perfect rectangle larger than the width of our yard (our yard is about fifteen metres wide) that moved from right to left with a pause between movements very much like a photocopier. And a strange thing, the white light does not seem to come from the craft itself. Such as a car, one has only to trace the origin of lighting to see the headlights of the car, but then there was no original as if the light came from nowhere. The light was following the object but by far back diagonally, with the same speed. And especially the craft proceeded in a straight line with a noise like a jet but less strong.
May 4, 2014 8:15 pm Lac Superieur, Quebec Source: AQU
Daylight Disc 2 minutes duration Triangle
Strangeness 7 Reliability 8
Around 8:15 p.m. I went to let the cat out the front door of the house. Looking up, I saw a huge triangular object that moved slowly (as if it was floating in the air) from west to east over the house of my neighbor across the street. The object made no sound except a slight dull hum. It had red lights, and the underside of the object also radiated a red light about 4 to 5 feet away. After about 1 minute of observation, I shouted to my husband to come and see the object. He came and watched the object for nearly a minute, and I asked him to get the camera to take a picture of the object. However, by the time he returned, the object had moved away enough to not be visible. At the time of observation, there was no noise in the area which is weird for the time of year. There is a frog pond near the house and usually they sing loudly at night, but there was no sound. The dog that usually barks at squirrels or other "intruders" did not bark during the observation. My son, who was not aware of what we had seen, went out at about 9:30 pm to walk to the dog. He said he heard strange noises (whispers in an unknown language) in the woods, and threw a stick to keep the "intruder" at bay.
January 14, 2014 5:30 pm St-Zenon, Quebec Source: GARPAN
Other (UX) Irregular
Strangeness 8 Reliability 8
In late December 2013, my wife had seen a UFO stationary above my garage at about 3:30 am. But in January, one afternoon, my wife told me that the garage door was open. Since I had not been to the garage, I thought someone had broken in. I decided to put on my coat and go see for myself. I reached the garage and opened the door. To my shock, just inside the door was this creature… this creature was blue, gray, white. It was hard to say, because it was bright. A bit like phosphorescence. I froze! And, in a second, the "creature" moved very quickly, as if it was flying, and in two or three seconds it was on me and it pushed me... It looked at me, I could see its face, if you can call it a face! Its head was rather elongated, and it seemed that it was covered with a kind of helmet, a kind of very prominent combination, very fitting was on its little body. An elongated body, taller than I am—a person of six feet and one inch (1,85 m). I'm a tall man, but this creature was bigger than me! It did not seem to touch the ground, moving so fast into the woods. I could see its back and I could see that it was humanoid. In 15 seconds it sprinted away; I do not know anyone who can go to that speed, especially, leaving no footprints in the snow!
2014 Canadian UFO Survey
News Release 1 May 2015
Canadians still reporting high number of UFOs
2014 Canadian UFO Survey by study group Ufology Research shows UFO reports last year at third-highest level since 1989
The 2014 Canadian UFO Survey has found that 2014 was another good year for UFO-watchers. Data compiled by the private study group Ufology Research, based in Winnipeg, Canada, found that there were 1,021UFO sightings reported nationwide last year. This is slightly down from 2013, but still the third-highest number of UFO cases reported since the group began compiling an annual survey of UFO reports in Canada in 1989. Ufology Research has collected data in more than 15,000 Canadian UFO reports since 1989.
The 2014 Canadian UFO Survey: Summary of Results
· There were 1,021 UFO sightings reported in Canada in 2014, or almost three each day. This is the third-highest number of UFO sightings recorded in Canada during the last 25 years, only slightly down from last year.
· The number of UFO reports received per province is almost identical to a province’s population compared with the rest of Canada. For example, in 2014, Ontario had approximately 37 per cent of all Canadian UFO reports, a percentage almost equal with the percentage of its population compared with the rest of the country. This was true for all provinces except Quebec and British Columbia. Quebec had about seven or eight per cent fewer reports than expected, and BC had about the same percentage more than expected.
· The Top 5 metropolitan areas with the most UFO reports are (in order of highest): Toronto, Vancouver, Hamilton, Calgary and Montreal (tie), and Edmonton.
· Although there has been a trend during the past 25 years of having more UFO reports received in the mid-summer months (corresponding to long nights and fair weather for observing UFOs in the night sky), 2014 was exceptional in that the was a marked peak in UFO reports in the early fall. In fact, almost 17 per cent of all reports in 2014 came in September, well above the average of 9.5 per cent for September during the past 25 years.
· As in previous years, the vast majority of sightings in 2014 were of nocturnal objects. Almost 50 per cent were simply lights in the night sky, and almost 35 per cent were of spheres or other apparently structured objects seen at night. Less than 13 per cent were objects seen during the day, and less than two per cent were cases of Close Encounters.
· In 2014, most UFO sightings occurred between 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm local time. This peak is about one hour earlier than the 25-year average, and from the year before.
· In 2014, the average Strangeness rating of UFO reports was 4.26, well above the 25-year average of 3.5 and above last year’s average of 3.67. Strangeness measures the degree to which a UFO report is comparatively unusual, for example a simple light in the sky being 2 or 3, and occupants observed outside a landed craft being about 8 or 9 on the Strangeness ratings scale. The average Reliability rating was similarly up in 2014, suggesting more cases were of higher quality or were better investigated. Most UFO sightings, unfortunately, are not well investigated, leaving the field wide open for speculation and sensationalism.
· In 2014, about 11 per cent of all UFO reports were classified as unexplained, down from 14 per cent in 2013, which was closer to the 25-year average. In 2014, about 19 per cent of the cases had Insufficient Evidence to form a conclusion, and slightly more than 70 per cent either had definite or probable explanations.
· The most common colour of reported UFO in 2014 was orange, at 38 per cent of all cases.
· More than 47 per cent of all UFO sightings were of an object described as a “point source,” or starlike.
· The typical UFO sighting lasted approximately 13 minutes in 2014, comparable with other years.
Results of this study show that many people continue to report unusual objects in the sky, and some of these objects do not have obvious explanations. Many witnesses are pilots, police and other individuals with reasonably good observing capabilities and good judgement.
Numbers of reported UFO sightings remain consistently high year after year. Several theories for this can be suggested: more UFOs are present and physically observable by witnesses; more secret or classified military exercises and overflights are occurring over populated areas; more people are unaware of the nature of conventional or natural objects in the sky; more people are taking the time to observe their surroundings; more people are able to report their sightings with easier access to the Internet and portable technology; or even that the downturn in the economy is leading to an increased desire by some people to look skyward for assistance.
Although the largest percentage of reported UFOs is simply lights in the night sky, a small number are objects with definite shapes observed within the witnesses’ frame of reference.
Popular opinion to the contrary, there is no incontrovertible evidence that some UFO cases involve extraterrestrial contact. The continued reporting of UFOs by the public and the yearly increase in numbers of UFO reports suggests a need for further examination of the phenomenon by social, medical and/or physical scientists.
More than 15,000 Canadian UFO reports have now been catalogued during the past 26 years by Ufology Research. Reports have come from private individuals, government records, investigation files and through the hard work and dedication of civilian groups who are noted in previous years' surveys.
In previous years, the Canadian UFO Survey was published in print and/or online as an annual publication. Starting with the 2014 Canadian UFO Survey, the data tables will be made available online as per usual, but only a summary of the findings will be posted online. Previous years’ surveys can be viewed for detailed descriptions of methodology, data and analyses.
To place the 2014 results in context, please visit: http://survey.canadianuforeport.com
For further information, contact:
Ufology Research via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org