In The Beginning Canada Was Slow To Accept The Facts - Now We're All UFOlogists

The year is 1947, the Second World War is over. We Canadians, paranoid of an attack are still searching the skies keeping a watch for enemy aircraft.
There was a new threat on the horizon. The Cold War. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Department of National Defence (DND), and the National Research Council (NRC), which dealt with such threats were being bombarded with reports of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and started to gather and collate all the data.

In 1950, Project Magnet began, headed by Wilbert Smith of the Department of Transport, to study the occurrences of magnetic phenomena. It was especially formed to study Earth's magnetic field as a method to provide propulsion for vehicles. Smith believed that there was a correlation between the theory of, and the available information at the time on flying saucers. To him it was more than 'just a coincidence'.

In 1952, a committee was formed along with Project Magnet. It's main duty; to collect, catalogue and correlate data from all UFO Canadian sightings. When Project Magnet was closed due to lack of funding two years later, a few dedicated researchers vowed to continue the project, privately.

By 1959 and into 1960, the first responders at most UFO sightings in Canada were the RCMP. All the data about the sightings were collected by them; the sighting, the location, sketches, photos, witness statements, and a credibility assessment, protected by the Privacy Act. The NRC was out to debunk sightings as natural phenomena; fireballs, weather balloons and meteors that sort of thing. Many were explained this way but some defy explanation. 

By 1960 an agreement was finalized between America and Canada to institute a joint UFO reporting system called; the Cirvis/Merint Reporting System, for the defence of North America. 

Anything could be suspect, especially submarines and missiles. All sightings were categorized as either associated with fireballs or meteorite activity which were sent to the NRC or if not, sent to the Department of National Defence to be investigated further.

In 1961 the DND was going under fire. People began asking questions of DND's roll in investigating UFO sightings. 

Questions like; Is the government keeping facts away from the general public and are UFO posing a threat and what is the Royal Canadian Air Force's stand on the subject of UFOs?

In 1966 Prime Minister Pearson, asked to be provided with reports of UFO sightings. 

Then by 1967 all files made by DNA are transferred to NRC. The reports suggested UFOs exhibit unique scientific information or advanced technology, which should be investigated more deeply. Three files were classified as unsolved; the Falcon Lake Encounter, The Duhamel Crop Circles and the Shag Harbour Landing. Still are unsolved.

In 1968 the DND received a letter from a German man who claimed to have worked on Hitler's secret weapon. The RCAF investigated and all the data was kept for further investigation.

The RCMP continue to investigate UFO sightings to this very day. All their reports and files can be located within the Dept. of Transport, the DND and the RCMP databases. It's all there out in the open for everyone to see, the government says they're not hiding anything. Make your own judgments, you just have to do a little research to find them, eh?

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