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UFO Sightings in Canada Dramatically Increase



This week, Winnipeg-based Ufology Research published the results of its annual survey and the group's findings are quite interesting.  According to the survey, more UFOs have been spotted in the province of Manitoba during 2012 than during any year in recorded history.  There were 124 sightings in 2012, compared to 81 in the previous year.  The last time more than 100 sightings have occurred in the course of a single year was 2004.

Similarly, record numbers of UFO sightings have been reported in every other province, with the exception of Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.  In total, 1,981 unexplained flying objects were reported in Canada in 2012, easily exceeding the previous record of 1,004 in 2008.  About 40% of last year's reported sightings took place in Ontario.

According to Ufology Research director Chris Rutkowski, these reports described UFOs of every possible shape, size, and color:

"Octagon shape things [and] things that were amorphous, without any defined shapes, like blobs moving through the sky.  Some of them [were] actually changing shape as they flew. Those ones are really puzzling.”

Reports indicate that the coloration of the mysterious objects ranged from purple to pink, red, silver, green, orange, and virtually every color in between.

The group's report concluded: "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."

While further examination may be necessary, it appears that any such examinations will reest on the shoulders of civilians.  Documents obtained by CBC News earlier this year under the Access to Information Act, the
Canadian government has decided to give up cataloging and investigating UFO sightings.


Further Reading:  Some of the most interesting Canadian UFO reports from 2012
 

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