Published: 9:40 AM 12/2/2014
The Falcon Lake UFO incident on May 19th, 1967 in Whiteshell Park, Manitoba, Canada is an event which UFO believers and skeptics have been splitting hairs over for decades.
On one hand, many believe Stephen Michalak’s story about confronting a UFO and the burns he received. On the other hand, skeptics believe Michalak’s story reeks of a hoax. This article will serve as an example of reading between the lines when one encounters pro & con UFO debates.
Post WWII, one of the first things the newly formed CIA did was become involved in UFO sightings. There was a whole heap of experimental aircraft out there needing to be hushed up. Moreover, there was a new generation to manipulate.
1947 is the year in which the UFO phenomena hit the big time. Moreover, the CIA formed the same year. That is some coincidence don’t you think?
Hence, there is a lot more to Mr. Kenneth Arnold and the Mt Rainier UFO incident than first appears. Sadly, it is not the time and place to go into it. What I will say is numerous organizations emerged after he went public.
NICAP (National Investigations on Aerial Phenomena) was easily the most prominent. The big problem with NICAP was its infiltration on all levels by the CIA, and to a lesser extent the ONI. Indeed, many believe the CIA set up groups like NICAP to monitor errant voices and dissidents.
Unlike today, UFOs captured the imagination of academics, mainstream scientists, ex-military, engineers, journalists, and concerned citizenry. Sure, there was a bunch of “UFO’s are really aliens” groups, and they were vocal.
However, in the serious ufology faction extra-terrestrials while always deemed a possibility had to pass all manner of serious discussion and analysis. Hence, the tendency for the middle ground to conclude that aircraft seen were likely Soviet or U.S experimental aircraft.
The CIA never liked this group. Hence, they drowned them out by feeding all manner of bogus stories to the “UFOs are alien” crowd. They then set about using their own counter intelligence stooges to debunk the very stories they had planted in the first place.
Thus, the voices squeezed out of the discussion are the ones you read at Top Secret Writers, and those few non-kook alien believing ufologists who do not endorse bollocks like MJ-12 and Serpo.
I enjoy the Iron Sceptics UFO articles and I found his article on Falcon Lake informative and interesting. However, Mr. Sceptic’s article highlights the aforementioned problems inherent in the believer and skeptic debate.
Mr. Michalak was prospecting for quartz and silver nearby the lake, situated in the Whiteshell Provincial Park, when he saw two cylindrical objects in the sky. Michalak was apparently wearing a small welding visor, which he used to protect his eyes from rock particles. One of the crew flew off in the other direction, while one craft remained nearby and landed some 165 feet away from Michalak.
Via his visor, Michalik noted the craft was not a cylinder but saucer shaped and changed hue to red and orange. He spent half an hour observing the craft, and drawing it down. He then approached it. However, he overheard an upper class English accent discussing the craft.