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Are aliens getting bored with us? UFO sightings down

Ufology Research has released its annual report of UFO sightings across Canada, and it shows a 15 per cent decline in sightings from 2017.

There were 937 documented sightings last year, the lowest number since 2004. Usually, the number is over 1,000 according to the Manitoba-based organization which believes 2018 may be an aberration rather than the start of a downward trend.

“Numbers of reported UFO sightings remain high. Several theories for this can be suggested: more UFOs are present and physically observable by witnesses; more secret or overflights are occurring over populated areas; more people are unaware of the nature of conventional or natural objects in the sky; more people are taking time to observe their surroundings,” read the annual report.

© Can Stock Photo / andreacrisante

© Can Stock Photo / andreacrisante

It said 41 per cent of all Canadian sightings were in Quebec; there were 84 in Montreal alone in 2018. Ontario was a distant second with 24 per cent of sightings where there were 82 in Toronto. Vancouver had 52, but British Columbia was third on the list with just 13 per cent of sightings.

In Southwestern Ontario, the most sightings were in London. The city had 18 including a sighting on March 16 where a boomerang-like UFO with worm-like lines coming out of it was reported. In Mt. Brydges, two massive, luminous orbs were spotted. The most bizarre of sightings in the London area was in Ingersoll where a witness said he spotted an object with what appeared to be a door flying overhead.

There were seven in the Windsor area including a witness who reported being abducted several times by a so-called “Grey”. The report said the abductee produced physical evidence.

In Tilbury, a rectangle UFO was reported by a witness who said they were just 300 ft. away before it flew away on May 20. Also, witnesses in Sarnia said they spotted a light moving in the sky that did not look like an airplane on January 28.

Reports are classified under seven categories ranging from a light source in the night sky to a close encounter of the first kind which is within 200 m of a witness, and a close encounter of the fourth kind, an alleged abduction or contact.

The report points to polls that ten per cent of Canadians believe they have seen UFOs, about 3.7-million people.

“UFO witnesses range from farmhands to airline pilots to teachers and police officers,” said the report.