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Falcon Lake UFO files donated to university

By T.K. Randall
November 8, 2019 · Comment icon 6 comments

Michalak drew this sketch of the object he encountered. Image Credit: Stephen Michalak
The investigative files pertain to the case of a man whose clothes were allegedly set on fire by a UFO.
On May 20th, 1967, Stephen Michalak had been searching for minerals along the shores of Falcon Lake, Manitoba when he was alerted to the presence of two glowing oval-shaped objects in the sky.

After descending rapidly towards the ground, one of the objects stopped in the air while the other continued its descent until it came down on a flat rocky outcropping a short distance away.

Curious, Michalak walked over to investigate. He estimated that the object, which had the appearance of a bowl with a dome on top, measured approximately 40ft across and 15ft in height.

He noted that he could hear muffled voices coming from what looked like a door on the lower half.

Believing the object to be of terrestrial origin, he called out and asked if the occupants needed help. When he failed to get an answer, he poked his head through the door, reporting a "maze of lights."
At that moment, startled by a panel sliding open on the wall, he stepped back, grabbing the exterior of the craft as he did so. This turned out to be a mistake as it was so hot that he burnt his gloves.

Then, without warning, the entire craft started to rise into the air, expelling a plume of extremely hot air that set Michalak's shirt on fire and left him feeling acutely nauseous.

A later medical examination revealed burn patterns on his body consistent with his story.

Now, more than 50 years on from the incident, extensive files and other items pertaining to the case have been donated to the University of Manitoba Archives.

These include photographs and even the burnt clothes Michalak had been wearing at the time.

Perhaps, at long last, an answer to the mystery can finally be found.

Source: CTV News | Comments (6)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Robotic Jew 5 years ago
Comment icon #2 Posted by stereologist 5 years ago
That is a UFO story I believe is true.
Comment icon #3 Posted by stereologist 5 years ago
One of the problems I can't get around with the tale here is the hand being burned by touching the outer surface. The saucer he describes as 40 feet in diameter. Was he so unlucky that he touched the only spot on the surface that was hot or was the entire surface hot? It certainly could not be the latter. He'd have felt the heat long before he touched it. He'd have felt the heat on his face, the goggles he claimed to have on would not have covered his entire face. He'd have felt it long before he touched the surface.  I've been in the desert after a desert varnished face went into the shad an... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by MissJatti 5 years ago
If it was a UFO from outta space, then has entering the earth's atmosphere so fast, (like UFO's are damn fast), then all that heat and fire who made the UFO really hot.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Nnicolette 5 years ago
That design is similar to the one i saw and got an impression of being manmade, only there were rectangular windows on the upper portion. I think the whole surface would be hot if the outer parts spins, also it sounds like they were having mechanical issues so its not the most suprising part. What tipped me to man made was the fact that sheets of metal amd bolts were clearly visible on the frame... It wasnt smooth or what i would expect to be spaceworthy. That and people talking, i wonder if that was his only basis for the conclusion. Also who the hell keeps flying around in these things?
Comment icon #6 Posted by stereologist 5 years ago
Moving quickly through the air does make things hot. The windows of the Concorde became noticeably hot. The entire plane increased in length by 18cm when it was in flight due to the heating of the plane. Check out the following link. Still, if a spot was hot enough to burn then how did Michalak get close enough to touch the object without noticing the heat?

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