According to a CBC news release on March 11, 2014, UFO sightings across Canada are “sky high” reaching nothing like it over the past 25 years.
In 2013, there were a total of 1,180 reports of UFO sightings “about three each day, according to the Canadian UFO survey,” which is released annually by UFOlogy Research in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The most recent high was just the year before when there were 2,000 recorded reports. Chris Rutknowski, director of UFOlogy Research chalked that high number up to people being “excited about the so-called ‘end of the world’ info that flooded the net that year.
He added that the 2013 spike in reported UFO sightings might be due to people being more aware about their possible existence, thus seeing more of them and reporting them easily on the Internet. However, it could also be, he said, to either “More secret or classified military exercises and over flights are occurring over populated areas.”
However, he also added that due to tough times given the current economy, people look to the sky for “divine answers.” Then there is also the possibility, he noted, “More UFOs are present” so people are actually seeing them. Whatever the reason, Rutkowski wrote in a press release that of the UFOs reported, some have no “obvious explanations.” In particular are those sightings by “pilots, police and other individuals with reasonably good observing capabilities and good judgment."
Unfortunately, Transport Canada, the defence department and Royal Canadian Mounted Police stopped keeping track of UFO sightings last year. Now Rutkowski’s group receives any reports from those agencies.
The Mutual UFO Network has reported that there were 512 reported sightings worldwide in February of this year. Of those, 432 were reported in the U.S. and 29 were from Canada.
“Ninety-one of them were sphere shaped objects and 82 could be seen within 100 feet.”
At that distance, it would be difficult not to know what one was actually looking at.
A “major discovery” will be unveiled by a team of scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics on March 17 at 12 p.m. However, the release by NASA did not indicate what that discovery might be.
The scientists are involved in studying the “basic physical process that determine the nature and evolution of the universe.” The center also released a graphic showing the “14 billion-year-long history of our universe” showing the “initial phase” up to the galaxies, planets and stars that can be seen today.