“Credible” UFO sightings spotted by jet pilots “government ignored”
Credible sightings of UFOs by commercial jet pilots are routinely put aside by a government unit set up to investigate them, documents suggest.
A number of bizarre encounters have been “saved” after being referred to a Royal Canadian Air Force secret service, it is claimed.
Previously classified “event logs” were published on Vice News under Canada’s Access to Information Act.
The files – some marked “secret” – describe mysterious UFO sightings reported by pilots to air traffic controllers.
Others show how fighter jets were rushed to intercept unknown devices spotted on radar which then disappeared.
An aviation expert says the sightings were not properly tracked, unlike in the United States where the Pentagon and Congress both investigate UFOs.
Former RCAF fighter pilot Jock Williams, who spent 36 years in the Canadian military, said the records were “on hold.”
He said, “I mean, somebody’s throwing it away. Nobody cares,.
“I don’t see any evidence that there is any sort of scrutiny of this stuff, which means nobody cares about it.
“You have proof that they know about this stuff; at the same time, you have proof that nothing is happening.
“These guys are getting paid one way or another. They might as well investigate.
The files include a “vital intelligence sighting” by the pilot of a Jazz flight 25,000 feet over the remote coast of British Columbia in September 2016.
He told air traffic controllers he saw “three red lights 3,000 feet above him and were going slower.”
Radar scans did not detect any other aircraft within 100 miles.
Within minutes, the report was sent to the Department of Transportation and the Air Force’s Secret Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division in Winnipeg.
But it appears there was no further action, Vice reports.
Williams, now an aviation consultant who also worked for the Department of Transportation, said: “I don’t dispute that they saw the strange light.
“And it may or may not be of strange origin – who knows? But all I know is I’m not impressed with the level of investigation.
Another sighting in the newspapers dates from April 2016, when a WestJet plane just north of Toronto “reported a very bright passage of light overhead” when “there was no ‘other traffic in the area “.
It was recorded as a “UFO report” but the rest is redacted so it is not clear what action was taken.
In December 2016, Edmonton air traffic controllers informed the military of a Qatar Airways flight to Los Angeles reporting a “UFO” in broad daylight over western Alberta.
In November 2018, pilots of a Cargojet aircraft over Saskatchewan described “bright lights” that “maneuvered and moved quickly.”
Two weeks later, on November 21, two mysterious sightings on the same day were recorded by the Canadian Air Defense Service.
In High Prairie, Alta., A redacted informant reported “three red lights in the sky, hovering at the approximate height of a cell phone tower, the center light flashing and the other two fixed.”
The newspaper adds: “Watched for a few moments, then it took off, heading west and was never seen again.”
Hours earlier, a NORAD radar station detected an “unknown track” approaching over the Atlantic toward Newfoundland.
He was classified as “suspect” and the fighter jets were rushed to intercept him, but when they got there they found nothing there.
A report released the next day blamed the “spurious data” on equipment malfunction.
An ARC spokesperson confirmed that planes were launched that day to investigate what was later deemed to be a “false positive.”
A statement said: “This can happen for a number of reasons, from weather conditions to flocks of birds, and it is not unusual.
“It is important to remember that unknown traces on radar are precisely that: unknown. “
Williams believes this explanation is “possible, but extremely unlikely”.
He said NORAD’s extensive radar coverage – the joint defense initiative with the United States – means that there is “hardly ever” a single radar source to track an object.
A Canadian defense spokesperson previously said the military shared information from UFO reports “with our NORAD colleagues in the United States.”
But it “generally does not investigate sightings of unknown or unexplained phenomena outside of the context of investigations into credible threats, potential threats, or potential distress in the case of search and rescue.”
In June, a long-awaited Pentagon report on UFOs warned that they posed a threat to the United States and could not rule out an extraterrestrial origin.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.