Fort Frances TimesAliens seem to be falling off the cultural radar.
Chris Rutkowski, an independent UFO researcher in Manitoba, released his 2005 report yesterday, noting that sightings in Manitoba dropped dramatically from the year before.
He said 43 sightings were reported in 2005 compared to 112 the year before.
“We’re way down,” Rutkowski said. “But despite that, [Canada] recorded its second-highest number of sightings in a single year.”
He said Canadians reported 769 sightings overall—a slight drop from 882 the year before.
Ontario topped the 2005 list with 214 while no one in Nunavut spotted any flying saucers.
Calgary and Vancouver were the urban centres with the most sightings—29 each.
“Most people aren’t convinced these are spaceships,” said Rutkowski. “Many have reasonable explanations.”
But he said some reports just can’t be explained.
One such case was reported in Vita, Man. on Aug. 7 when three people reported seeing a silver missile-shaped object.
Witnesses told Rutkowski it wasn’t a plane.
“They said they’ve never seen anything like it before and anything since,” he said, adding two people saw a similar object in Winnipeg the same day.
“It was hovering in the sky making no sound and it suddenly vanished after a short length of time,” he noted.
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