People are seeing weird things in the sky. Actually, this is not very surprising.
An annual UFO survey released this week by Winnipeg-based Ufology Research, shows record-breaking UFO sightings in the province last year. There were 124 in 2012, compared to 81 the year before.
Ufology Research director Chris Rutkowski said the spike could be due to better Internet access or military exercises in populated areas.
He says some reports were quite unusual, including “octagon shape things [and] things that were amorphous, without any defined shapes, like blobs moving through the sky.
The colours also varied widely, from purple to pink, blue, silver, red, green, orange, multi-coloured and more.
The data for the Ufology report, which found more than half of all UFO sightings were of unusual lights in the sky, comes from researchers and investigators across Canada.
Many witnesses are pilots, police and other individuals “with reasonably good observing capabilities and good judgement,” the report states.
While there is no real difference between an average person seeing an unidentified thing in the sky and a pilot or police officer (contrary to a fallacy of argument from authority), there is every reason to think that there ARE actually more things in the sky these days to be concerned about. We have remote-controlled toys, balloons, Chinese lanterns, even deliberate hoaxes that people are making. Add to this the regular things in the sky that people mistake for weird like normal aircraft, Venus, satellites or the moon, even.
Just because there are a lot of unidentified things in the sky does not mean we are being invaded by aliens. That’s a quantum leap of logic.
Tip: Kitty Mervine