VANCOUVER, Canada (CBS Seattle) — Although illegal aliens are an issue on our southern border, our neighbor to the north might have its own problem with aliens — from another world.
Ufology Research reports that there were about three UFO sightings per day in Canada, with 986 sightings total last year. The record for UFO sightings was in 2008 when a surprising 1,004 sightings were reported.
The report entitled “The 2011 Canadian UFO Survey” states that “the lion’s share of cases being Nocturnal Lights,” however a number of them were said to be shaped like boomerangs, spheres, and mysterious light sources.
The traditional “flying saucer” style UFO was only sighted about 3 to 4 percent.
However, most of the sightings were explained. Eight out of the 986 sightings are considered “high-quality Unknowns,” or cases with no obvious answer. This is much lower than the 3 to 4 percent of high-quality unknowns from previous years.
Although the public believes that most UFO sightings are made by cranks, the study states that many of the reports of UFOs were “pilots, police and other individuals with reasonably good observing capabilities and good judgment.”
The report admits that the increase in sightings does not have a simple explanation but it offers up a few explanations that are more down to earth.
The increase in UFO sightings could be “related to a growing awareness within the general population that there are agencies which collect UFO reports,” and that “there are more private websites allowing people to report their UFO sightings.”
Or just maybe, “there really are more UFOs physically present in the sky.”