researcher Michel Deschamps has compiled all of his
local findings on a website, www.noufors.com. The website
includes information about local sightings, UFO encounters
and how to spot a UFO from a plane.
researcher Michel Deschamps was young when he first laid
eyes on a UFO in Hanmer.
nine years old, I wasn't sure if I just memorized something
I saw on TV," he said. "Years later, I still
nearly 30 sightings later, Deschamps is more certain.
has been researching UFO encounters for years. His scrapbook
holds about 350 newspaper clippings from 1947 onward,
and he has filled an entire bookcase with documentaries
and videos. He has given lectures about extraterestrial
life, and appeared ontalk shows.
still astonished by all the stuff I found," he said.
takes his work seriously.
have assumed that I've jumped to conclusion," he
said. But nothing makes its way to his website, www.noufors.com,
without thorough research.
want to make sure I verify stuff."
Ontario UFO Research and Study (NOUFORS) tracks the history
of UFOs in northern Ontario. The three-year old website
was created for educational purposes, to help people share
their encounters and learn more about UFOs.
in meant to be shared," Deschamps said.
noufors.com, he lists some quick ways to determine if
flying machines are simply planes, or if they are actual
unidentified flying objects.
move in a very, very predictable way," he said. "These
said characteristics like shape, colour, size, speed,
behaviour, sound, level of strangeness and duration of
the sighting can be telltale signs.
don't have anything that flies that fast."
said one reported UFO sighting was measured by an employee
at the former Radar Base in Hanmer. The employee clocked
a flying object at 20,000 miles per hour. "We don't
have anything that flies that fast," he said.
way an object maneuvers can be a sign, too. The rate it
accelerates, and how it moves from left to right and front
to back are all indicators.
said sightings can happen any time of day, in any place.
However, they usually occur when they are least expected.
He said after someone has some UFO sighting, they will
often have more, because they are more aware of what they're
though he said he is certain of their existence, Deschamps
isn't fearful of UFOs. He said he believes if they wanted
to cause harm, they could have done it by now.
human technology has moved forward in the last century,
Deschamps said UFOs are still far more advanced.