Alberta, HERALD, 12 July 1997, page A15
release last UFO reports
space aliens were less than five feet tall, with pointed
ears and almond-shaped eyes.
the creatures had only three fingers on each hand, they
wore five-fingered medical gloves as they conducted tests
on the Ottawa boy aboard their grey spaceship.
communicated to him without moving their lips, ensuring
that he would be all right."
far-fetched script of a Canadian sci-fi program?
an official report from the National Defence Operations
Centre. It's just one story from the latest batch of UFO
sightings filed with the federal government.
vivid account of an eight-year-old boy's abduction is the
closest encounter of the alien kind among the 54 reports
made public this week - with names deleted - by the National
years, the Defence and Transport departments, as well as
the RCMP, have received reports of glowing objects in the
sky from across the country. They have duly forwarded the
reports to the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics at the
National Research Council. In turn, the NRC bundled a stack
of the reports off to the Archives each year.
a result, the reports - dubbed Non-Meteoritic Sightings
by the Archives - have effectively become Canada's version
of the X-Files, the stories chronicled in the popular TV
show about otherworldly phenomena.
newest selection of reports, which cover late 1994 through
August 1995, may be the last the Archives release: the NRC,
stung by budget cuts, has stopped collecting them.
Ottawa abduction account was telephoned by the boy's mother
to National Defence in March 1995, no doubt making it a
memorable shift for the master corporal who typed the report
to the NRC.
creatures, six in all, wore necklaces with stars, according
to pictures drawn by the boy. "He was placed on a table
located on the front of the ship. He believes his head and
chest were examined."
duty officer suggested the boy see a doctor and advised
the woman to contact police.
Alberta woman who told the RCMP of a fluorescent orange
ball in the January night sky got a visit two days later
at her Cold Lake home from a constable who interviewed her
at length and looked at sketches she made.
round, glowing object emitted a light that had a strange
effect on the woman.
sounds stupid, I know," she told the Mountie. "But
when you looked into the path you got a funny feeling like
something was watching you, or something is touching you."
Saskatchewan farmer was driving with his family one afternoon
when he saw an object with red, blue and white lights flashing
irregularly in the sky. It made a sudden turn - much too
sharp for a helicopter.
object was flying over my uncle's cattle," he told
RCMP from the nearby Rosetown detachment. "I figure
we got to within one mile away from it before it took off
in the opposite direction."