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UFO Sightings in Manitoba Date Back to 1792

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Published: 2:33 PM 7/16/2015

Manitoba has a long history of sightings...

Just over 2,000 reports of unidentified flying objects in Manitoba over the past 200 years

The Canadian Press

The earliest documented UFO encounter in Manitoba came in 1792 from two explorers in the northern area, who say they saw several bizarre meteors crash into the ice.

A new report suggests UFO sightings in Manitoba are older than the province itself.

Ufology Research, based in Winnipeg, says there have been just over 2,000 reports of unidentified flying objects in Manitoba over the past 200 years.

Chris Rutkowski has been researching the phenomenon for 25 years, compiling an annual Canadian survey of sightings.

He says records from the government, the RCMP and the United States show Manitoba has a long history of sightings.

"It's not a recent phenomenon," he said. "It's not a phenomenon that's a product of television and movies that are going on right now. These things go back quite a number of years. People have been fascinated with things in the sky and wondering, 'Are we alone in the universe?"'

The earliest documented encounter came in 1792 from two explorers, David Thompson and Andrew Davy, who were in northern Manitoba where they said they saw several bizarre meteors crash into the ice.

Thompson's diary details how the two were surprised one night by a brilliant "meteor of globular form" that "appeared" larger than the moon."

"It struck the river ice, with a sound like a mass of jelly, was dashed into innumerable luminous pieces and instantly expired," the diary says. "The next morning we went to see what marks this meteor had made on the ice, but could not discover that a single particle was marked."

Rutkowski says other sightings were reported by police, pilots and average people, who saw everything from unusual lights in the sky and flying saucers to silver-suited aliens.

The witness reports, which have common themes and descriptions, suggest "we are being visited," Rutkowski said.

"That doesn't mean that aliens are invading Canada in any way, but it simply means there are unusual reports of things in the sky," he said. "It certainly says that we probably are not alone in the universe and that there probably are some sort of alien civilizations out there somewhere but there is no proof of that."

Ufology Research's 2014 Canadian survey detailed more than 1,000 UFO cases reported in Canada.

The latest report on Manitoba sightings found most occurred during the summer months, between 10 p.m. and midnight.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ufo-sightings-in-manitoba-date-back-to-1792-1.3154855

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