Re: Canadian Files - "UFO Found" And Other
From: Chris Rutkowski <canadianuforeport.nul>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 09:53:03 -0500
Archived: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:55:34 -0400
Subject: Re: Canadian Files - "UFO Found" And Other
>From: Isaac Koi <isaackoi.nul>
>Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 22:22:36 +0100
>Subject: Canadian Files - "UFO Found" And Other Documents
>Some of you will be aware that thousands of pages of official
>Canadian documents regarding UFOs were made available online a
>few years ago, but it was time consuming to download all the
>I have outlined a relatively quick way to download the bulk of
>the Canadian documents in Section 2 of a post at the link below:
This is a great tip! Thanks Isaac!
Of course, although many UFO buffs continue to laud the Canadian
government's recent "disclosure" of UFO docs, the reality is
that these have always been available to the public by visiting
the National Archives in Ottawa. I've been there several times,
as have other researchers such as Grant Cameron and Stan
Friedman. The only difference now is that (in parallel to
Britain), the number of public inquiries about UFOs led the
Archives to scan large numbers of docs and make them available
online. Still, the large numbers of docs has been unwieldy to
peruse, either way. Your idea of using a batch file to upload
them will help us greatly.
>Other sections of that post include some highlights from the
>Most of the highlights will be familiar to many members of this
>List, particularly the documents relating to Falcon Lake
>incident (Section 4) and Shag Harbour (Section 5).
>However, I don't recall seeing any discussion in UFO books or on
>this List of the documents and photos I highlight in Section 3
>of that post. That section relates to a memo dated 14 November
>1968 from the F Division of "CIB" (presumably the "Criminal
>Investigation Branch" of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
>entitled "UFO Found in Northern Saskatchewan" which referred to
>a metal fragment, examination of which "revealed the exhibit had
>likely formed part of a vehicle that travelled in outer space".
>That memo attached photographs of the relevant metal fragment.
>My post includes some samples of those photographs and
>additional details from the relevant documents, including a
>chemical analysis of the fragment and various memos discussing
>potential explanations - particularly reentry debris from (a)
>"Courier" satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in
>the USA, (b) a satellite launched from the USSR, or (c) part of
>the protective jacket in which the Canadian satellites "
>Allouette I and II" were launched.
When you had asked me about this case earlier, I had not heard
of it, either. I've been through much of the Canadian archives
(both physically and online) but had not seen this.
One sensational UFO website has reproduced these docs recently
with a note that they are about the Falcon Lake case, which is
incorrect. The photocopied newsclippings that are part of this
file are about the Falcon lake case, but the recovered debris is
something else entirely.
It's interesting that the debris was found in northern Canada,
not all that far away from where a witness saw an object fall
from the sky into a lake, about eight years earlier. This case
was also not reported or well-known. I reproduced a doc about
this in one of my recent books and also in my blog:
A few other things come to mind: Dr. Ian Halliday of the
Canadian NRC was well aware of this case, but never mentioned it
in any correspondence with me or other researchers, and
certainly not in any astronomy conferences we attended together.
Halliday was also involved in the Falcon Lake investigation and
was instrumental in setting up a Canadian UFO reporting network
to assist in locating meteorite falls for scientific purposes,
since in his publicly-stated opinion, UFOs were mostly meteors.
Given that Canada appears to have a history of curious UFO and
vehicle crashes, it is interesting to speculate that there was
more military involvement in this program than had been thought.
Known and documented Canadian "UFO crashes" include:
March 15, 1960
A U-2 spy plane made a forced landing on Wapawekka Lake
in northern Saskatchewan.
June 22, 1960
An object is seen to fall into Clan Lake, Saskatchewan.
October 17, 1968
Fragments of a "space vehicle" found near Wollaston Lake in
Saskatchewan are received by the NRC.
January 24, 1978
Cosmos 954 crashes into northern Canada, mostly near Great Slave
Lake in the Northwest Territories but also, of course,
I think people living in northern Saskatchewan need to wear
>Since I know that there are quite a few Canadian's on this List,
>I thought some of you might be interested.
We are! Thanks again, Isaac!
The Michalak docs you reproduce are well-known, and I have
included many of them (and the sketch of the object) in several
of my books. I have also discussed the Falcon Lake case in
detail in FSR and the Journal of UFO Studies, among others. I
was flown down to the NBC set with the Michalak family for the
Unsolved Mysteries segment, which still ranks as one of its most
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