Canada’s top scientist has launched a study aimed at evaluating who is collecting UFO information in Canada, how they are collecting the information and what analysis is being performed on the gathered data, according to a document obtained by a major Canadian news outlet. This study, the results of which are expected to be released early next year, is the first known official study on UFOs conducted in Canada in nearly thirty years.

The study, titled “Sky Canada Project”, was leaked to by an anonymous government source through a nine-page PowerPoint document prepared for February of this year. The document states that the project was launched in response to an official request made by Member of Parliament Larry Maguire in 2022 for “the Chief Science Advisor… to undertake a comprehensive study on UAPs in Canada.”

The project will be conducted by the Office of the Chief Science Advisor of Canada (OCSA), and will focus on inquiring “how UAP reporting is managed in Canada and recommend improvements if necessary,” and aims to “identify the key Canadian players and how they deal with UAP observations,” presumably referring to agencies such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Transport Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces, etc.

The study will also “compare the Canadian approach with some G7 countries’ systems;” and “prepare for potential collaboration with current U.S. initiatives on UAPs,” with efforts such as the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), Harvard University’s Galileo Project and NASA’s UAP Study listed as examples of US-based investigations.

The presentation stresses that the OCSA itself will only be conducting this study as an evaluation of the nature of UFO reporting in Canada, and will not be collecting individual UFO reports from witnesses; it also points out that this study “is not meant to prove or deny the existence of extraterrestrial life or extraterrestrial visitors.”

Motivations for the project include the discovery of “rare natural phenomena” by citizen scientists, such as the aurora-like phenomenon named STEVE; to improve the state of national security by spotting potential airborne threats, such as the Chinese high-altitude balloon that was shot down over the US east coast; and to promote greater transparency, allowing open access to the collected data to help prevent the spread of misinformation.

“The Chief Science Advisor’s project is a signal to the government, the scientific community, the media, and Parliament that they can no longer ignore this,” Maguire said. “The vast majority of reports should be explainable and that’s where we need the Sky Canada Project to lay out a scientific plan to do that. The government needs to quickly and accurately determine what is in our skies with a high degree of confidence.”

“My motivation for specifically asking the Chief Science Advisor to undertake this initiative is that we need a fresh set of eyes to investigate this issue and I wanted her office to outline specific recommendations the government can implement,” Maguire continued. “We need a whole-of-government approach, which should include open data. It’s long past time to involve academics, researchers and experts to bear down with the aim of investigating the origin and intent of UAP.”

UFO investigations by the Canadian government began with Transport Canada’s Project Magnet in 1950, headed by the Department’s senior radio engineer Wilbert Smith, in an attempt to measure possible magnetic anomalies that might be generated if a flying saucer were to appear close to the sensing equipment; in 1952 Project Second Storey was launched, intended to deal with UFO reports themselves.

The last known official UFO investigation in Canada was conducted by the National Research Council; although the Council was receiving UFO reports from across the country, the reports were filed away with little or no follow-up performed by NRC officials, and the program was terminated in 1995.

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  1. How coool!!!! About dang time!!! Whitley you really need to do an article on the Willow Project. I am so upset it passed!!!!

  2. This is good news. BUT: the focusing fixation on unresolved aerial Phenomena (and coverup issues) alone and continued ignoring/stigmatization of ce3,4 case data has to change in order for us to sort this mystery out.
    Press Release
    by Mike Jamieson

    The United States Government has recently revived it’s attention on the UFO subject largely due to an increase in puzzling incidents experienced by military personnel.

    Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, now signed into law, have expanded addressing of what is now designated as UAP or Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena. This task has been assigned to a newly created “All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office” (AARO) under the direction of the Secretary of Defense and Director of National Intelligence.

    A significant portion of defined duties includes the collection of historical data related to sighting reports, going back to 1945. This appears to be limited to events traditionally characterized as close encounters of the first and second kinds: sightings of craft in the sky and craft in close proximity having physical effects. (The new law mentions biological effects as a focus as well as craft that exhibit transiting from air to under bodies of waters or the reverse.)

    Close encounters of the third kind incidents do not appear to be a focus for AARO or the national news media covering the revival of government attention. (These are incidents where craft have landed and people have reportedly observed, and sometimes interacted with, a variety of beings associated with the craft.) This category of cases carry even a bigger stigma than sighting reports of craft with what the latest AARO public report noted exhibited “unusual flight characteristics and performance capacities”.

    The following site provides a basic introduction and background education to the very large body of reports which may go a fair distance in helping identify the beings associated with this long-standing mystery:


    There will be an effort introducing vetted databases to journalists and Congressional staff and members.

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