Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Some recent Canadian UFO reports

Delving into my backlog of recent Canadian UFO reports, I present the following sampling of gems and dross:


March 7, 2011 9:05 pm Delaware, ON
Witness pulled out of his driveway and saw a 'monster' red light in the northwest. It disappeared in a few seconds but then saw a second object, rectangular, with blue-white lights "all over" it. (UFO Casebook)

March 18, 2011 Rat Portage First Nation, ON
Witnesses saw a "red light in the bush" that was making a "loud beeping noise." (UFO blog)

March 25, 2011 8:00 pm Chateauguay, PQ
Three witnesses saw a "rocket-like" object, white in colour with a black stripe and "red nose cone," going "straight up." A second object soon followed. (

March 29, 2011 Halifax, NS
A stationary light was filmed over the city. "Just hovers in one spot and then is gone in the blink of an eye." (Youtube)

March 30, 2011 Fort Frances, ON
Several people across northwestern Ontario saw a UFO low in the night sky for at least a half hour. A photo was taken, showing a trail of light. (Media)

April 1, 2011 10:40 pm Calgary, AB
A witness saw eight dim lights moving high in the sky as if they were on a "boomerang" shaped object. (UFOInfo)

April 2, 2011 11:00 am Campbell River, BC
Two witnesses looked over the ocean and saw "three sets of twinned 'projectiles' shoot out from the ocean into invisibility in the sky." (

April 2, 2011 6:30 am Markham, ON
Witness saw and photographed two sets of flashing "Christmas" lights arranged vertically. The lights faded in a matter of seconds. [I hope someone in Ontario was contacted and investigated this on site.] (

April 5, 2011 9:00 pm Winnipeg, MB
Witness saw a large "triangular airplane," without lights, grey in colour and seemingly solid. It moved across the horizon for 1 minute, making no noise. (UFOROM)

April 6, 2011 4:00 am Austin, MB
A farmer was checking his cows when he saw a "train in the sky." There were 2 long "damn bright" white lights hanging in eastern sky that became longer; smaller lights appeared at their front. Went out slowly in 90 secs. (UFOROM)

April 9, 2011 12;00 noon Brantford, ON
Unmarked, black helicopter circled area, then "two metallic orbs" were seen "dancing, swirling" in sky for 90 secs, then helicopter came back and chased them away. (NUFORC)

April 10, 2011 7:30 pm Perth-Andover, NB
Upon examination later, photos of sunset showed am odd object in sky. (UFOSNW)

April 12, 2011 Mississauga, ON
"Skinny silver blimp" briefly seen in morning sky behind traffic helicopter. (PSICAN)

April 14, 2011 11:55 pm Cloverdale, BC
"12 lights side by side" appeared in sky. Within a minute they formed a stationary straight line. Disappeared one by one. (UFOBC)

April 19, 2011 Coquitlam, BC
Three glowing lights like "on fire" in sky, no sound. One hovered, one was simply "turning" and the third flew towards witnesses, then was lost behind trees. (

April 20, 2011 11:30 pm Winnipeg, MB
"3 massive lights" arranged on triangular obj. that blocked out stars. Silent & stationary, then "took off" to north at high speed. (PSICAN)

April 24, 2011 2:15 am Selkirk, MB
Low-flying ball of light moved slowly over city. No aircraft in area at time. (UFOROM)

April 28, 2011 11:05 pm Fort Nelson, BC
Two lighted objs. in sky flaying together to SE. One vanished, but other continued out of sight. (UFOINFO)

April 30, 2011 12:30 am Oakville, ON
Orange orb appeared and made 90-degree turns, then vanished. Then 2 orbs flew overhead SW at constant speed. (UFOInfo)

May 4, 2011 3:00 pm Manitoulin Island, ON
A fisherman took some photographs, and subsequent examination of the images revealed a dank "rod" on one frame. (MUFON)

May 5, 2011 11:00 pm Campbell River, BC
Pair of blinking red lights moving over ocean, as if on a large object. Flew behind lighthouse which seemed to go dark, then became operational again as lighted object moved to distance. (UFOBC)

May 5, 2011 1:20 pm Toronto, ON
A large number of small white "orbs" in a series of groups was seen in the sky. [Identified later as skywriting.] (Youtube)

May 6, 2011 10:45 pm Sherbrooke, PQ
A "V-shaped triangle formed of lights" was seen low in sky, moving to the north, for about 5 secs. (NUFORC)

May 7, 2011 9:11 pm Toronto, ON
A person listening to shortwave airband overheard a pilot reporting a formation of UFOs to air traffic control. An independent witness reported an observation of what was likely the same objects, at 9:30 pm. (NUFORC) and (UFOInfo)

May 8, 2011 9:00 pm Ste. Anne, MB
A "large black stealth shape" with three orange "lanterns" rose up from tree line and flew together, then the 3 lights separated. Dark object also described as "black vampire cape with glowing lantern by the knees." (UFOInfo)


Again, this is not all the reports received during the past few months, just a sampling to give an idea of what the UFO case data looks like.

Kudos to all those whose contributions assist in studying the UFO phenomenon.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011


UFO reports and reporting UFOs

My best intentions at the beginning of 2011 were to add current UFO reports to our UFO survey database so that at the end of the year, we were stuck adding hundreds of cases during week-long marathons.

Well, I fell behind. Not only that, but Geoff and I divvied up the 2010 cases for adding and I'm way behind on my share too. Hmph. Life.

At least I can share some of the case info here so that you readers can get a sense of what we're receiving.

This is fairly important because there's a rumour that "Anonymous," the anti-Scientology action group, is targeting UFO buffs on May 21, 2011, with a mass Internet UFO hoax. They're supposedly asking everyone to report a UFO with a specific description and flood UFO reporting centres in order to make UFO believers nuts with gullible frenzy.

First of all, it's been done. Years ago, with predictable results.

Then CSICOP faked a UFO with lighted balloons in New Jersey a year or two ago. Also with predictable results.

My second point is that it's kind of odd that we know about this planned hoax in advance. Anonymous isn't known for releasing major details of its actions before their attacks. Also, this isn't typical of Anonymous, as far as I can tell. They sometimes do live, in-person events - that's the idea behind their Vendetta masks - like protesting Scientology centres and other physical sites. They most often hack websites and take down major organizations, forcing DoS. A mass UFO hoax seems too lame for them.

The other thing about attempts to fake UFO sightings so that UFO buffs can be made out to look really silly is that they have no bearing on actual UFO research and investigation.

Case in point: a real sighting report by a police officer that I've been working on for a few weeks. The UFO was seen on April 24, 2011, at 2:15 am, by two police officers parked in their patrol car in southern Manitoba, Canada. Only one of the officers was comfortable with filing an official report. The UFO was seen to fly overhead and was actually videoed as well. The police contacted aviation authorities who told them that there was no known aircraft in the area at the time.

Of course, the video simply shows a light moving in the sky, but its movement supports the visual observations by the police. What's interesting is that the officer did feel the object was both unusual and important enough to report it through the chains of command. (And eventually to me.) There is no question this is not a hoax, nor spurious, and furthermore is an observation by a reliable and capable witness.

The implication for UFO hoaxing projects is that we do get good-quality UFO reports and we investigate them as best we can. Filing a false UFO report or making up an observation story makes as much sense as telling people you've seen a black '92 Camaro driving on I-94. Such things really do exist and are observed by witnesses. What would be the point of pretending to have seen one too?

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?