Have aliens finally discovered the joys of poutine and the Arrogant Worms? UFO sightings in Canada doubled in 2012, which raises troubling questions about whether the U.S. is falling behind as a favored destination for extraterrestrials.
In 2012, there were 1,981 sightings, nearly doubling the previous annual record of 1,004 sightings recorded in 2008. There were record numbers of UFOs reported in every province last year except for Saskatchewan and P.E.I.
Chris Rutkowski, a civilian science writer who has produced the Canadian UFO survey since 1989, has just finished compiling all of 2012 reports.
“It’s something across the board,” said Rutkowski. “People in Canada were actually looking up into the sky more than in previous years.”
The objects people witness come in a variety of forms — from triangles and balls of fire, to the more traditionally ovoid-shaped flying saucers, hovering in the sky.
People in Saskatchewan are too busy becoming pirates to worry about aliens.