Quebec is on top of the list with the most sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), according to the 2015 Canadian UFO Survey.
Winnipeg-based Ufology Research conducted the survey and released the result on Monday. It says that the year 2015 had the second-largest number of sightings in the last 30 years with 1,267. Second only to a whopping 1,981 sightings in 2012, which was also the alleged year of the end of the world based on the Mayan calendar.
Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta reported more sightings in 2015 than the year before, but Quebec comprises for around 35 per cent of all reports last year. The number of reported sightings in Quebec was way up from previous years when it was only responsible for between five and fifteen percent.
Montreal has 97 reports; Toronto, 78; Vancouver, 69 and Edmonton with just 36 sightings.
The survey reveals that most sightings last about 16 minutes and over 50 percent of the reports were of simple lights in the sky.
The research noted that UFO sighting reports remain high because of several reasons, including better access to reporting sightings, more secret military flights, or the downturn of the economy that causes people to look upward for assistance.
The study also admitted that no concrete evidence of the involvement of extraterrestrial contact of some UFO cases. The continued increase of reported UFO sightings from the public suggests that further examination of the phenomenon by physical, medical and social scientists is needed.