The total number of UFO sightings in Canada reached 1267 in 2015, or three to four per day, according to a new survey – The 2015 Canadian UFO Survey – carried out by Ufology Research (formerly Ufology Research of Manitoba). Last year saw the second-highest number of sightings of unidentified flying objects recorded in Canada in the past thirty years.
In the year 2012, when everybody was talking about the Mayan Calendar prediction of the so-called ‘end of the world’, there were 1,981 reported sightings. In 2013 the number dropped to 1,180 reports, while in 2014 there were 1,021 reports.
Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan registered more reported UFOs last year compared to 2014.
15th January, 2015. These three objects were seen in the sky. The top object was identified as a jet by the eyewitness. The other two remained as unclassified. (Image: ufosightingsdaily.com)
A bumper year for Quebec
Quebec, with thirty-five percent of all Canadian UFO reports, was the 2015 hot-spot for mysterious objects in the sky. Quebec generally only represents from 5% to 15% of all sightings.
Nearly 12% of all sightings last year were classified as unexplained. The average observation of an unidentified flying object lasted about sixteen minutes in 2015.
According to the study authors, over half of all sightings included simple lights in the sky. Witnesses also claimed to have seen point sources of light, boomerangs and spheres.
The authors of the report wrote:
“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.”
September 2015. Paul Shishis, an Ontario resident, took the above photo. He told Cryptozoology News: “I was outside alone admiring a great morning having a smoke when something caught my eye from the East side, near our work roof. I noticed a dark thing, very high, moving about not in a straight flight path. It was doing a zigzag pattern directly above the roof.”
Why does Canada have so many UFO sightings?
Ufologists say numbers of sightings across Canada remain high. Several different theories for this have been put forward:
– There are more UFOs about.
– The number of UFOs that have allowed us to observe them (not hiding or cloaking) has been high.
– There have been more classified or top-secret military exercises and overflights over densely-populated areas.
– A greater number of people are unaware of the nature of natural or conventional objects that appear in the sky.
– Looking up in the sky and either looking for UFO’s or just enjoying the view has become more popular.
– With the internet and modern smartphones, it has become easier to report and capture images of sightings.
– The downturn in the economy has encouraged people to look up at the sky for comfort and assistance.
Since the turn of the century, the number of reported UFO sightings in Canada has increased considerably. (Image: The 2015 Canadian UFO Survey)
Although more than half of all reported UFO’s consisted of simple lights in the night sky, a small number were of interesting objects with definite shapes.
Psychologists have often commented in the media over the past year that the significant increase in the number sci-fi movies and series that have appeared in cinemas, TVs and other screens recently explain why there have been more sightings in most countries across the world.
At market business news, we have reported on several alleged UFO sightings over the past two years.
UFO report types
After analyzing UFO report types for the whole of 2015, the authors found a similar breakdown to previous years.
As in previous years, in 2015 fewer than 2% of all reported UFO cases were Close Encounters. Very few cases involved anything other than distant objects observed in the sky.
Regarding this statistic, the authors wrote:
“This is an important statistic, because the current popular interest in abductions and sensational UFO encounters is based not on the vast majority of UFO cases but on the very tiny fraction of cases which fall into the category of close encounters.”
“Speculation on what aliens may or may not be doing in our airspace seems almost completely unconnected to what are actually being reported as UFOs.”
Some interesting cases
10th January, 2015, at 1pm, Lumsden, Saskatchewan.
Several airplanes reported an extremely large object with a white light at its centre, with a halo around it. It was travelling northbound. One pilot said the UFO appeared to descend from above.
15th February, 2015, at 5.55pm, Vancouver.
A weird object was seen floating above some high-rise apartments. An observer, using binoculars, said it looked like a flying saucer; round with a smooth dome. It had five or six green and red lights around its diameter. It flew behind some buildings, reappeared and then vanished.
8th April, 2015, at 3.21am, Brantford, Ontario.
A large object that looked like a cross between an egg and a boomerang was seen moving slowly above the tree line. It had lights that flashed in a sequence, two stripes of blue lights running parallel along its undercarriage, and a white light at its tip. The witnesses, who were in a car, said they drove underneath it as it flew over them.
10th May, 2014, 10.30 am, Kamloops, British Columbia.
Four lights were observed moving from the west-north-west across the sky in what appeared to be a synchronized formation. They formed a triangle, separated to form a rectangle, and then a flat line. Two more of the appeared from the southeast, joining the other four – they formed a large ‘C’ shape in the sky and remained hovering, motionless for several minutes. Five minutes later, the last two to join the group went back in the direction they came, while the other four continued doing shapes and left NNW.
24th September, 2015, at 8 pm, Napanee, Otario.
An object that looked like a very bright star started emitting pink ‘tentacles’, and then turned inside out. It transformed into a dark ‘rowboat’ with two lights resembling ‘cement barriers that lay on the ground in a parking space’. There was a large, round ball of blue light above. The weird craft emitted a sound that gave the witnesses a ‘tingly’ sensation in their arms. It was as big as a large building and moved slowly but steadily overhead before moving out of view.
The term ‘UFO’, which stands for Unidentified Flying Object, emerged in the 1950s in the United States. Before that, people said ‘flying disk’ or ‘flying saucer.
Video – UFOs videoed in Canadian sky
(Warning: One of the speakers in the video uses the F*** word)