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According to Ufology Research, there were more than twice the number of UFO sightings in 2012 than in 2011. In fact, there were record numbers of UFO sightings in almost every province.
2011

1,981 reported
986

2012

sightings of UFOs

Total reported sightings
By year
1993 1989

2004

882

141
By province

489

1998

54%

(1,070)

194

of the 1,981 sightings in 2012 were light(s) in the night sky

2012’s sightings
Yukon 6

Only 2% of all sightings in 2012 were “close encounters”

399

B.C.

323
Sask. 55
272

Alta.

P.E.I.

124
Man.

Que.

N.L. 23 2 41 61 N.B. N.S.

283

822
151 116 81

Ont.

124

Number of times figures/entities have reportedly been encountered since 1989

44

saucer shape only accounted for 3% of sightings)

were starlike-shaped objects (the classic flying

55%

(1,076)

orange
12 9 6 3

The most common colour of light seen was
(546 reports)

42

By month
136 109 150

180 166 140

194

Ontario had 41% of all sightings In total, only 279 sightings have ever been reported in the Territories since 1989

Number of times people have reported an abduction or contact experience since 1989

10-11 p.m.
Average number of UFO sightings reported each day:

Most sightings were observed from

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Source: canadianuforeport.com

SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY MEGAN DINNER/QMI AGENCY

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