Not to generalize, but Canadians are a little more reasonable in their perceptions regarding the UFO phenomenon. To paraphrase and adapt what Dr. David Clarke said about British Ufology in his recent book, How UFOs Conquered the World, Canadians are very similar to their English cousins- we are generally a little more level headed about this sort of thing. I am excited to see that Canada is finally getting some modern and much deserved attention in the UFO field. We don’t shy away from this sort of thing, but we don’t necessarily draw attention to it either.
The Expo’s Public Hearing on ET Disclosure will be interesting. As I discussed in my last post, I did have a few concerns and questions for the panel and the organizers. Unfortunetly, no one from that group responded to my call for clarity.
That being said, I am still hoping that this expert panel provides some compelling evidence, and that the panel of skeptics are able to “hold their own” in a harsh slanted climate. I hope the discourse is intelligent and the debate is fair.
Chris Rutkowski, Canada’s foremost expert on the UFO phenomena, recently released an excellent article on his blog, Ufology Research. Interestingly, to the more advanced reader, it includes some of the government documents and cases cited on one of the hearing’s organizers website as evidence to be heard during the hearing. It also presents a lot of additional information that potentially explains what these events may have been, as well as a few “Unknowns” which, after solid research, still baffle him, other Ufologists, and yours truly. The article’s focus is on the best documented cases of UFO crashes in Canada, and can be found by clicking here. It is a solid well researched read, and I would implore you to check it out, especially if you plan on heading to this Hearing on ET Disclosure. It may provide a solid base of data and background knowledge before you enter the inner sanctum of the Disclosure movement.
Chris posits that many of these Canadian Unknowns have significantly more documentation and witness testimony than some of the best cases out of the United States, including Roswell (no argument there….). If you read his research, you’ll see that the government has many reports concerning these alleged UFO crashes and incidents, and they were never locked up, hidden, or classified. They remained open in various government archives accessible to any member of the public.
I think the most important point made in Chris Rutkowski’s article is what wasn’t said- all of these documents are not new, nor are they groundbreaking. There are a few that give even the biggest skeptics pause, but in no way prove ET visitation to Earth. A few are unexplained, granted, and that is terrific. I love a good UFO mystery as much as the next Ufologist, however, I wonder what the Hearing’s panel plans on presenting? None of these files are hidden away and all are available to the public. If the panel has access to some hidden repository of government records, I’ll be happily impressed. If it is a rehashing of the same old stories, records and documents, which I hope it isn’t, we are simply spinning our wheels…again.
There is an ancient hockey saying we have in Canada, made famous by Red Green - that is, “Keep your stick on the ice.” It has a double meaning. First, it means to always be ready and diligent as the puck is always on the move. The second meaning, which is the more important one, maintains that we should keep things simple. There is no need to get over excited, waving our arms around like some damn fool; stay calm, and keep your stick on the ice.
I don’t expect an answer from the Hearing’s organizers, or the experts, but I ask that, for the sake of good, honest, level headed, and unsensational Canadian researchers, scientists and Ufologists- can we please keep it Canadian? As Red Green also famously said, “We’re all in this together.”