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.
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