Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Happy World UFO Day!
Happy World UFO Day!
July 2 has been designated World UFO Day. It commemorates the date in 1947 when a flying saucer was said to have crashed near Roswell, New Mexico.
Canadians from coast to coast can celebrate World UFO Day by visiting some UFO-related points of interest either in person or online!
Visit the Shag Harbour UFO Museum in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia
On October 4, 1967, many witnesses, including RCMP, saw a bright object fall into the ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia. The case, often called “Canada’s Roswell,” is supported by actual government and military documents from the National Archives that detail the official investigation and efforts to recover whatever it might have been. Local residents even commemorate the incident with an annual UFO Festival, and there’s a nearby museum and a sign at a park along the highway near where it happened.
Have a swim in the rooftop pool at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, Quebec
On November 7, 1990, at 7:20 pm, several people enjoying a swim in the rooftop pool of Place Bonaventure saw an object hovering over the hotel, seeming emanating green and yellow beams of light. It stayed over the hotel for over an hour, during which time many more people observed it, including the Montreal Chief of Police and a newspaper reporter arrived to observe and photograph it.
Ride on horseback to a UFO landing site at Falcon Lake, Manitoba
On May 20, 1967, Stefan Michalak was doing some amateur prospecting north of Falcon Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park. He encountered a flying saucer that seemed to land on a rock outcropping near him. He walked up to it and was burned by its exhaust when it took off. The case was investigated by the RCMP, Canadian Forces and even the United States Air Force, which considered it “Unexplained.” Today, you can get a t-shirt commemorating the event in Falcon Lake, and the local riding stable offers guided “UFO Rides” to the site where it occurred.
Visit the St. Paul UFO Landing Pad and Museum in St. Paul, Alberta
“The World’s First UFO Landing Pad” was built in 1967 as a Canadian Centennial Project. In the 1990s, the saucer-shaped platform had fallen into disrepair (from apparent lack of use) and was restored. Later, a UFO museum added as well and a UFO conference was held there a few times. Queen Elizabeth visited the pad in 1978, and Mother Theresa herself visited it in 1982.
Enjoy a rest stop at Eve River, BC
On October 8, 1981, Hannah McRoberts and her family were driving from Campbell River, BC, to visit relatives in Holberg, on the northwest tip of Vancouver Island. They had stopped at Eve River, a Provincial rest area, at about 11:00 am, and were admiring the scenery when their attention was drawn to an odd cloud surrounding a mountain peak. Roberts took a photo of the peak and thought nothing of it until she had the film developed some time later and noticed on the photo a metallic saucer-shaped object over the mountain. The photo was analysed by several experts who did not have an explanation.
And above all (pun intended), have a Happy World UFO Day!