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Re: Canadian Files - "UFO Found" And Other

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:53:27 -0300
Archived: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 06:24:41 -0400
Subject: Re: Canadian Files - "UFO Found" And Other


>From: Chris Rutkowski <canadianuforeport.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 09:53:03 -0500
>Subject: Re: Canadian Files - "UFO Found" And Other Documents

>>From: Isaac Koi <isaackoi.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 22:22:36 +0100
>>Subject: Canadian Files - "UFO Found" And Other Documents

<snip>

>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.
>http://uforum.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html

>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,
>Saskatchewan.

>I think people living in northern Saskatchewan need to wear
>hardhats.

>>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
>remarkable cases.

Add to that, Don Ledger and Chris Styles. Took me three months
to go through the microfilm copies of these files in 1996 and
again in 1997. UFO Joe  was one of the first to purchase copies
of the microfilm copies.

Back then there were only about 7,700 cases (I understand there
are close to 10,000 now) and there was a lot of garbage in
there. Often a case would continue on the next page which was
not in the files. The best files were this from the military and
also those files from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. But
often the odd gem would pop up in a newspaper report. The
Mountie reports-as Chris Rutkowski can attest re the Michalak
case- could be in depth and run many pages with witness
testimony. No real science was down however.

Anyway the Canadian reports have been available for over two
decades and no one had to pester the government for them, they
were out there and have been for a long time.

I note that after 1968 the quality of the reports tended to
degrade when the Herzberg Institute (a division of the National
Research Council) took over responsibility for receiving UFO
reports from the Royal Canadian Air Force which Paul Hellyer got
rid of in 1968. (BTW-the Conservative Government is revitalizing
the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Canadian Navy this
year-since '68 they have just been the Navy and the Air Force).

The RCMP hung in there for many years but their reports went
south after awhile and then there was no one to take official
recognition of unidentifieds. back in the day I copied only the
eastern Canadian cases and that cost me about $150 in quarters
which resulted in Dark Object and Maritime UFO Files.

Issac and I exchanged e-mails about the space debris report, and
I must admit this was a new one for me as well; probably part of
the more recent release of reports that brought the total up to
nearly 10,000.


Don Ledger



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