UFO historians and researchers have always pointed out time periods or years in which encounters seem to increase in overwhelming numbers, they have labeled these time periods as ‘Waves’. The summer of 1947 is considered the first modern UFO wave in history (mostly in the United States). Other notable waves were in 1952 (basically the whole year and again concentrated in the USA). There were minor waves after that with concentrations worldwide, then came the summer of 1965 in which a worldwide wave was recorded, starting in South America, this incredible wave continued throughout 1966 and well into 1967, the next notable wave, acknowledge by those UFO historians and researchers is of course the fall 1973 (starting in the USA, mainly the southern states). One year which has been mostly ignored as a wave year or a period of intense activity was of course 1968, which included Argentina, Spain, France, Australia, New Zealand, and of course my main focus of attention in this article Canada (specifically the Province of Quebec). Encounters with strange entities were numerous and steady and mostly ignored by non-Canadian researchers. Following is a summary of known entity or humanoid encounters in Canada for the year 1968. The following information was provided by Albert S. Rosales:
1. Location. Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Date: 1968 Time: night
An anonymous adult male reported seeing a strange figure in a wooded area. It had glowing red eyes on a dark background. No other details could be seen. 3 German shepherds with the witness do not react. The witness had seen on December 24 1967 a group of 10 luminous and silent bowl-shaped objects passing over his vehicle.
Source: CASUFO file, Marc Leduc, F. Bourbeau “Contact Magazine” # 158
2. Location. Near Carrot River, Saskatchewan, Canada
Date: January 10 1968 Time: late night
Two witnesses were parked 3 ½ miles north and 1 mile west of this location when one of them glanced out the window to the west and saw a light. It was a very brilliant blue. It flashed and then moved over to the east side of the car where the other witness saw it. It was the same light, it flashed again and then they saw it in the southwest and again the same light. They could see it for about 2 seconds and then it would flash. Then about 5 minutes later it would appear again in a different direction. The light would be about 1 ½ to 2 miles away. When it appeared in the southwest it stayed for about ten minutes. At this time it changed color from a dark blue to a light blue and to a white. All these colors were bright, during this time they heard noises in the bush, on all sides of them, but only one side at the time. They could hear trees breaking and then a thump-thump-thump. This noise lasted for about 5 minutes.
They then saw three to five objects pass ahead of them, they couldn’t say what these objects were, they could have been some kind of animal, and they saw their tracks. They could have been animal tracks; the tracks were about 100 feet from them. They again heard noises between 1:00am and 1:30am. They decided to start back to town then. The lights followed them all the way to town. It moved in jerks, it was all over the sky but in no set pattern. They got to town between 2:00am and 2:15am. They drove up the main street a couple of times with the light following them all the time. They stopped by the public school facing south and they could see this light to the west of them above the insurance building. It was almost above them at this time. This time when they stopped the light stopped also but kept on shining. They left the area and proceeded to a friend’s house. When they turned onto Codette Road they both started to feel funny. The main witness got a terrible headache while the other one got a strange feeling in his head; it was a sort of numbness on the right side of his head. This strange feeling would run from his head, down the back of his neck and down his spinal column. They then parked in front of their friend’s house. The light followed them all the way. They watched it for about another 10 minutes. At this time it was on the southwest of them about a mile away. It would move towards them and then move back and disappear for about 2 seconds and then reappear.
At this time they noticed a formation of ice on the hood of the car, one of the witnesses made a diagram of it. It was the outline of a face. When they saw this they both went into the house. One of the witnesses then decided to drive home and again saw the brilliant blue light and a luminous cone-shaped object that briefly followed him. The object seemed to have an exhaust with sparks coming from it.
Source: Constable H. H. Esson RCMP in http://saskfiles.com/1968.html
3. Location. Keats Island British Columbia Canada
Date: January 29 1968 Time: afternoon
The witness who lived alone in an isolated cabin by herself had for several days seen mysterious lights and unknown objects maneuvering over the area and over a nearby lake. Two men in neat dark coveralls that claimed to be from the water company visited her that afternoon. The men acted nervously and seemed surprised she lived there alone. They finally left disappearing down a nearby footpath.
Source: Peter Guttilla, Saga UFO Report Summer 1974, quoting John Magor
The next case is also from the Province of British Columbia and is from the files of the group UFO BC.
4. Location. Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Date: Spring 1968 Time: 01:00 a.m.
The two witnesses were in their car waiting for a third party to arrive, when one of them observed a bright white light moving among some trees. The other witness turned to look but the light had disappeared. After a few minutes they both saw the white light. They watched the light move to the edge of the woods. At this point they saw a figure come out of the woods. It looked like a small glowing humanoid, very bright, resembling a fluorescent light. They could not see any details as far as facial features and clothing. The being moved about very quickly and then went back into the woods. They both watched the bright white light moving away among the trees.
Source: UFO BC
5. Location. Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
Date: April 1968 Time: 2005
The witness, Mrs. Tremblay had gone outside her home on her way to a restaurant when she drops her bag and looks up to see a hovering UFO at about 100m in altitude. A beam of light from under the object seems to be scanning the area. The witness shuts her eyes as the beam of light strikes her. When she reopens her eyes the UFO has disappeared. A few minutes later when she comes back home her attention is attracted to something white and she sees a being, human like, of small size and with a sculptural body. She is unable to see the face only a pair of dark blue eyes is visible. He seems to be about 50-55 years of age and appears to be sad (?). The humanoid is wearing a seamless white overall and is standing only at about 2 meters from the witness’s house. Others in the house do not see him. He vanishes instantly after a few seconds.
Source: Dossier OVNI (Casault), CASUFO files M. Leduc
Location. Keats Island British Columbia Canada
Date: May 2 1968 Time: morning
The witness was out collecting bark in a spot near the lake, when the same two men she had met previously approached her; both wore dark “neat” coveralls. One of the men was young, about 20 years of age, and seemed to hide behind the other man as the witness approached. The younger man stared intently at the witness during the conversation she had with the older man and only spoke once.
Source: Peter Guttilla, Saga UFO Report Summer 1974, Quoting John Magor
7. Location. Near Sarnia Ontario Canada
Date: Summer 1968 Time: evening
The 10-year old witness had gone to the back door to turn off some outside lights and was looking out the window when she noticed a glowing white humanoid figure sitting on a bench outside the garage. The figure stood up and appeared to be at least six-foot tall with a round glowing head, no facial features were discernible. The witness ran screaming to get her parents. Her dad searched the area with a flashlight but found nothing.
Source: Bonnie Wheeler, Cambridge UFO Research Ontario Canada
Location. Laval-des-Rapides Quebec Canada
Date: Summer 1968 Time: 2130
Mrs. B. L. and Mrs. A. B. had been shopping and were walking beside a vacant lot at the Rue Bon Pasteur when the full moon, which was on the horizon, was suddenly eclipsed. After several seconds of darkness it reappeared, but the women now saw against its disc two figures floating several feet above the ground, slowly approaching them. They could see that they were wearing very close fitting one-piece clothing, and had expressionless faces; “they were all black.” One appeared to be 5’6” in height and the other about 5’2”; one was holding a 2 tiered pitchfork, with which he seemed to be probing the ground. The witnesses ran home.
Source: Jean Ferguson, Les Humanoides
9. Location. Barhead, Yukon, Canada
Date: June 1968 Time: night
A farmer observed an object like an inverted dish emitting colored flames. In a compartment at the top two figures were visible who seemed to be controlling the craft. As it drew near the figures seemed to spot the witness and the object immediately accelerated away. The witness’s employer, a farmer and businessman reported the matter to the press.
Source: Bill Hayduck in Saucers, Space and Science 55, p.
Location. Ontario (city unstated) Canada
Date: July 1968 Time: unknown
A woman had just finished preparing food for her dogs in her kitchen when “I was just taken, immediately, right from inside the house.” She found herself outside, standing paralyzed, watching a thirty foot diameter disk descending. Three aliens came out and dragged her about the ship. The rooms were all like pie-slice wedges and she went by several until coming to the “medical center.” There she was placed on a levitating bed and told that they were going to do “brain surgery.” They calmed her with a wave of the hand and opened the front of her skull. They resealed it without a trace. “What I believe is that they were using a tracking device.” Then she was returned. She believes that this was the first of several abductions.
Source: Michael D. Swords, “Grassroots UFOs”
11. Location. Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Date: July 1968 Time: late night
The witness, Joan Howard, (involved in other encounters) had gone to bed that night and before she slept she distinctly heard two men talking about her in German. She believes these two men were her spirit guides, which were killed in WW2 which she named Franz and Josef. She believes they were “paving the way for what came next”. She must have fallen asleep. Next thing she knew she was in a place that looked like a cross between Luna and Mars. There were buildings, and people covered from head to foot in obviously protective clothing or “space suits.” Some wore black; a few of them wore red, green and blue. She guessed (correctly) that these denoted rank. A red suit approached and began talking fast and asking questions about her opinions and attitudes on everything, especially human relations. She could not see his face but knew he was a male. She demanded to know what the devil she had been brought here for. As he talked she became increasingly aware that something was being done to her physical body. She could feel all her innards and head being thoroughly examined as though by a medical team. Still listening to the man in the red suit, she wanted to know what was going on, on Earth. She arrived suddenly back at her body and felt the electricity of several beings around her body. They told her not to be afraid. She was lying there in a slight daze, wondering what kind of experience or contact this was, she had never known ordinary guides to carry on like this. Before the alarm went off she saw several visions of “flying saucers”. Also at the same time someone was trying to teach her how to transmit whole sentences by a sort of pulsating beat. Next night she was waiting for “them” when she saw a vision of the space suits and began to repeat the Lord’s prayer, slowly and deliberately, transmitting the way they had taught her as her mind seemed to be suddenly hooked up to some powerful beam which bored into her head like a mild laser and stepped up her own feeble mind-instrument. No one was more surprised that the witness when “they” answered. From then on for several weeks, every night she was shown, spacecraft, inside and outside, control panels, instruments, gadgets of all kinds, people in uniforms (not spacesuits); a weird terrain on what she felt was Uranus or Neptune, with wild looking formations of frozen ammonia, greenish blue white, rearing up on the strange skyline. Then came movies of space itself; huge vastnesses with unfamiliar constellations; beautiful close-ups of other solar systems; all awe inspiring but frustrating. She began to question them, how as the Universe constructed, both the “visible” and the “invisible” part of the electromagnetic spectrum, each night they “tested” her even on the lesson ahead. In the ensuing years she has seen UFOs (in daytime and nighttime) had “physical contacts” experienced hostile attacks (two in her life) by “their” enemies; astral trips onboard spacecraft, taken down reams of dictated communications, everything but a ride in a ‘flying saucer” in her physical body. Joan Howard claims that her “instructors” call themselves “Interstellar Wayfarers” a division of those highly-developed beings who raise the children of the various “planetary orbs”.
12. Location. Wooler Ontario Canada
Date: July 2 1968 Time: 2200
Several witnesses see a bright object land on some nearby brush. Later several shadowy beings enter nearby homes and take several items. No other information.
Source: FSR Unknown volume
13. Location. St. Alexis de Montcalm Quebec Canada
Date: July 2 1968 Time: 2114
A woman saw a green object shaped like a hat or mushroom, which passed at the height of the window. She believed she saw in it up to 20 small men, all of green color, with rather pointed noses, resembling sculptures in the African Pavilion at the Montreal Expo.
Source: Saucers, Space & Science
14. Location. St. Thomas Quebec Canada
Date: July 2 1968 Time: 2130
Constable M. Michaud and another police officer were reported to have seen two naked little men run through a drainage ditch and flee. Reports had the “little men” disappearing as they were about to be apprehended. Some reports had them as only two feet high, with shoulders the size of adults and disproportionately large heads. The appearance of a large meteor at the time merely complicated matters.
Source: Saucers, Space & Science, fall 1968
15. Location. St. Bruno Quebec Canada
Date: July 22 1968 Time: evening
Six young girls, ages 7 to 13, reportedly saw a figure they described as “The Virgin Mary.” The apparition appeared before them hovering in the air; four of the girls merely saw the figure, whereas two, heard a voice they described as “soft and slow.” It advised them to pray and promised to return in October 7.
Source: John A. Keel, UFOs Operation Trojan horse
16. Location. St. Basile Quebec Canada
Date: July 22 1968 Time: evening
A boy reported seeing a man like figure that was apparently airborne and “seemed to be walking in the sky, without any visible means of propulsion.” No other information.
Source: John A. Keel, UFOs Operation Trojan horse
17. Location. Riviere Du Loup Quebec Canada
Date: July 26 1968 Time: 1500
Two young boys riding their bicycles near the airport stopped by the hangar and sighted a short three-foot tall gray skinned humanoid. The humanoid ran away joined by a second similar being, both moved in stiff movements. No other information.
Source: John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants & Critters
18. Location. St. Stanislas De Kostka Quebec Canada
Date: July 28 1968 Time: 2100
Five young people, including Paul Sauve, 20, and his sisters, Nicole, and Joanne, and Regent Leger and his brother Dennis, saw two circular objects with brilliant red halos, one of which was seen to land about 1000 ft away. They went out with a flashlight to investigate and encountered a being, 50 ft away that terrified them so that they ran back to the house. It was about 4 ft tall, had a big head ‘imbedded in the shoulders” without a neck, and large round eyes, a flat nose, and having a black or brown skin that was “wrinkled, scabby, with bumps.” When caught in the flashlight beam, it lifted a hand, which was very large, black, and rough, “like the skin of a toad,” and opened and closed its mouth. Then it backed off toward the barn. After they were back in the house, it came up to a window and knocked on the pane, making a “mooing” sound “like a cow.” Later they saw the object take off vertically. A 15-foot circle of crushed grain was found at the landing site.
Source: Wido Hoville
19. Location. Upton Quebec Canada
Date: July 28 1968 Time: near midnight
A man, his wife, and two children were awakened by the barking of their dog. When he arose to investigate, he saw a sparkling, rotating “cloud” in the yard. It flew just over him and went to a nearby field. About 12ft in diameter, it was dark on the bottom, but luminous on top. The cows in the field were being chased by 4 or 5 small entities, perhaps 3 ft tall with heads shaped like bottles. As the UFO flew above them, they disappeared. The cattle seemed ill for weeks afterwards.
Source: John Brent Musgrave, UFO Occupants & Critters
20. Location. Near Toronto Ontario Canada
Date: August 1968 Time: unknown
A man was walking near the downtown area when a car pulled up to him and two men inside asked him to come in for a ride. He was taken to the countryside to a landed disc shaped object. Five men wearing dark brown uniforms invited the witness inside. He was told that the captain of their ship was a female, which the witness did not see. He was also given information on the craft’s propulsion system.
Source: Robert E. Bartholomew, UFO Lore
Location. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: August 1968 Time: late afternoon
The main witness (involved in other encounters) and some friends where playing with bb-guns on the grounds of the Shaugnessy Golf course when they saw a small metallic “flying saucer” on the ground. The main witness went up to it, to show off to his friends and actually played “bongos” on it. The object was as big as a VW beetle (but round). He then walked to one side to get a better view of the silver object and saw a small “non-human man” next to it. The figure was very pale, almost blue in color and was wearing a white suit with a blue sash around his waist and looked like “the man from the Glad television commercials”. The witness said, “My name is Kim” and put his right hand on his heart. The creature responded by holding his palms upward and made a sound, but he didn’t seem to “have a tongue”. At one point he put out his right arm and nodded for the witness to do the same thing with his left, and he was allowed to compare his hand with the alien’s and except for the pallor they were very similar. At this point he heard a voice in his head that spoke the words, “Would you like to pray”? And he bowed and put his arms pointing down with palms towards the witness. He was a bit embarrassed and to get a laugh from his friends who were literally “stunned” he made a gesture towards this BB gun in his right pocket. The alien seemed to sense this and the witness had to apologize for this and explained that it was only a bb-gun and was not real, the alien seemed to understand. The witness said a few more things and then waved at the alien and the alien waved back. The witness then rejoined his friends and they left the area.
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