By CTV Vancouver
The city that once played host to The X-Files is also the best place in Canada to spot a flying saucer, according to the Canadian UFO Survey.
That’s right: If the truth is out there, Vancouver is probably a good place to find it.
There were 116 UFO sightings reported in the city last year alone, with the average encounter lasting 13 minutes.
Astronomer Chris Rutkowski said the sheer number of sightings – 1,100 in all of Canada last year – demands further research.
““Are we looking at a real phenomenon? Is there a psychological phenomenon accounting for all this?” said Rutkowski, who works with the Canadian UFO Survey.
“Why do people persist in seeing something that supposedly shouldn’t be there?”
Vancouver has been a UFO hot spot for years, according to the survey, and B.C. was second only to Ontario for sightings in 2013.
About 300 UFOs were reported across the province, with sightings peaking between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
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