Manitoba research group says there were two UFO sightings on PEI last year

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Cover of The Canadian UFO Report by Chris Rutkowski and Geoff Dittman.

A Manitoba-based research group says there were two UFO sightings on Prince Edward Island last year.

UFOlogy released its annual Canadian survey earlier this month, indicating Canadians reported nearly 2,000 sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in 2012, a new record.

The survey marks the 24th year the group has tracked UFO sightings in Canada.

According to the group, Ontario residents reported seeing the most UFOs, with more than 40 per cent of all sightings in the country occurring in the province..

Many of the sightings are posted to YouTube.

Chris Rutkowski, a research co-ordinator with UFOlogy, said there were a couple of reported sightings on P.E.I. last year.

"One case that made our list of most interesting cases last year was one in Cornwall,'' Rutkowski told The Guardian by email on Friday.

The case he refers to took place in January 2012 but he wouldn't identify who reported the sighting.

"It was reported to MUFON, the American-based UFO group and sent to them online.''

Rutkowski said a Cornwall couple was out on their deck on Jan. 9, 2012, between 9:30 and 10 p.m. the sky was cloudless and the moon bright.

He said they noticed a bright light due west. The husband focused on the light with his binoculars and could see a craft he assumed was a helicopter.

"I saw a red light on one side and a green light on the other, a bright white light to give the definition of a triangle and a dimmer white LEDish strobe light from within the centre,'' the husband said in an email to MUFON. "Other than the strobe light the others seemed absurdly bright, yet not blinding.''

Rutkowski said what happened next was odd. The craft rotated 360 degrees without deviation up and down or side to side, and headed in the couple's direction, stopping directly above them. The craft appeared to be 450 to 500 feet in the air, he said.

What made it even more odd was that there was no sound coming from the UFO overhead.

"As it approached, I saw a triangular black craft, kind of like a stealth bomber, wings from the nose but straight across the tail from wing tip to wing tip. Its lights were ridiculously bright but did not seem to emit light. It's hard to describe. It was directly above us . . . we could see its belly.''

Rutkowski says the UFO suddenly transformed into a ball of white light and began flying east.

"It seemed to consciously skirt the town and just do the circumference and come back. We watched this cycle three times and it went north and we never saw it again. Total time within 1,000 feet (of the ground) was about five minutes; beyond 1,000 feet, about an hour.''

Rutkowski said the couple asked around Cornwall "without sounding crazy'' but no one they talked to saw the UFO.

The UFOlogy researcher said they track UFO sightings because it's a fairly common phenomenon, with roughly 10 per cent of Canadians believing they've seen them.

Rutkowski said he doesn't quite know what to think of the sighting in Cornwall last year.

"To my knowledge, it was never fully investigated.''

dstewart@theguardian.pe.ca

Twitter.com/DveStewart

Organizations: The Guardian

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Cornwall, Manitoba Canada.According Ontario

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  • RockyRacoon
    June 03, 2013 - 23:35

    Everything about this article is political, as stated the Gov will not disclose anything as they want to maintain hegemony over the people of the world as much as possible. I have seen a ufo as a kid of about 12 years old along with the minister and half doz other kids in the middle of the afternoon it looked like a stainless steel football this was just outside Hamilton Ontario. We even reported it to the police but it went away and nothing happened this was some 40 years ago. Anyway they had better intervene here on earth soon as our leaders have completely sold out to the System which has an irrational logic of it's own. No way to run a planet that is for sure.

  • ronnie nussbeck
    May 26, 2013 - 11:55

    Intellectuals reveals their thoughts on Aliens who might travel to Earth, saying they could be as little as 500 years to 5 million years more advanced than Human beings. Aliens would also make detailed plans before any visit to Earth including an Agenda of actions and interactions with Human species. The Agenda could include taking soil samples, collecting a wide range of species for testing and the monitoring of all Human activities. Advanced Aliens it was concluded would come prepared to infiltrate society at every level, traveling 30,000 light years to fly around the planet and go home was considered illogical and unreasonable activity for a superior intelligence. Physical evidence collected from UFO's (goggle search) UFO Enigma: A New Review of the Physical Evidence: Proof of trace evidence from alien visitations. ABC, NBC and CBS all proved Alien visitation 61 years ago in photos/videos and on the Front Pages of Every Major News Paper (Goggle Search) UFO Fleet Over White House 1952 - You Tube video "Proof of visitation." The final conclusion drawn by Academia, "With 100 billion galaxies in the Universe and 4000 quintillion planets for life to flourish does anyone really believe we are alone anymore?"

  • Great Gazoo
    May 25, 2013 - 11:25

    It was a sighting of Mike Duffy on PEI. How rare! Now I wonder if this was funded by the federal conservatives with taxpayer dollars.

  • mycall
    May 25, 2013 - 11:05

    I first discovered the truth about ufo’s from an actual sighting. Because of this sighting I went on to research for evidence in the library and on the internet. After finding a abundance of evidence on line / library and from an actual sighting I turned my attention to the media. I was horrified to find the only thing not real about ufo’s we re the actual men and women claiming to be real reporters. Perhaps the media owners should regulate these field reporters to were they belong (covering minor league games) if they ever expect to regain there respectability.

  • ronnie nussbeck
    May 25, 2013 - 10:46

    Government suppression of UFO and Alien visitation has been explained recently by intellectuals, saying the government is protecting the technology from crashed disks or physical evidence. The scientists said this gives the Military a tactical advantage over enemies which they will not give up at any cost. UFO's remain the highest of all Secret of government classifications, nothing is more guarded or protected. It is widely reported that Aliens who could be from 500 to 5 million years more advanced than Humans would have detected Earth with telescopes or equipment hundreds if not thousands of years ago, then making detailed plans to visit Earth with an Agenda. The Agenda could include taking samples and monitoring Humans. Just as NASA has an agenda for Mars and the Moon Aliens would have a planned agenda to infiltrate our society at every level. A Cat and Mouse game? The Aliens most certainly monitor our electronic activities all the way down to the biological level recording data for determining species viability, clearly this would be part of any directive prior to visiting Earth. No UFO's incident will be investigated by any authority of the Government, it does not matter how much evidence is presented of Alien contact or interaction. All physical evidence that has been collected, (google search Ufo Enigma: A New Review of the Physical Evidence: ...) shows that even if you have verifiable evidence it will not reach the light of day. See live video taken by all major news networks at the White House, UFO Fleet Over White House 1952 - YouTube filmed by ABC, NBC and CBS that lasted 6 days but has been buried. How fighter jets for days tried to intercept the UFO's but failed, it is reported that this lead to a meeting between the President Eisenhower and the Aliens. The question that intellectuals are asking and answering is would Aliens travel 30,000 light years to Earth and not have an Agenda or infiltrate our society? The TV and Radio broadcasts from Earth have given Aliens all the insight to interact with humans, they know more about us than we know about ourselves? Conclusion, with 100 billion galaxies in the Universe and 100 quintillion planets does anyone really believe we are alone?

  • Gerry Mander
    May 25, 2013 - 09:02

    In other news, four Islanders see the Virgin Mary in a mould-stain at the back of their 'fridges. Catholic Church deems these sightings as very significant.

  • Mell
    May 24, 2013 - 22:48

    It was Mike Duffy looking for his "permanent residence" on PEI!! He has lots of the taxpayer money to go to check on things from outer space, heh!

  • Bills biggest fan
    May 24, 2013 - 20:35

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  • Bill Kays
    May 24, 2013 - 18:32

    Thank you, Piet, for pointing out the obvious. People often muse that I have no sense of humour. Want to hear something else that's funny, borrowing money, at our grandchildren's expense, just to make ourselves look good, is very funny also. Ha ha

  • captain canuck
    May 24, 2013 - 15:51

    I'm not surprised at this article. They sell them at most hobby shops in the country... for those who don't make them themselves.

  • Piet Hein
    May 24, 2013 - 15:10

    Bill, I guess as long as you think you are funny that is all that matters.

  • Bill Kays
    Bill Kays
    May 24, 2013 - 14:57

    Oh, that's what happened in Cornwall when the aliens came and kidnapped Ghizzy and left in place his HST replacement. That's why he did the big flip flop on the HST.

    • Dianne
      May 24, 2013 - 16:39

      Mr Kays;....why must every comment you make have a political jist to it? There is nothing in the article about politics, taxes, or anything of a political nature. If you cannot comment on the actual article, please refrain from commenting at all.

    • Terry Bill Transmutation
      May 25, 2013 - 14:01

      Mr. Kays, why must every comment you make have a such a Billness to it? Can't you just be a Dianne? If you cannot comment on the actual article, as interpreted as a Dianne would interpret it, please refrain from commenting at all. Unless, of course, you are actually a Dianne, in which case, feel free to comment as Bill.