UFOlogists to converge on site of 1967 Falcon Lake enounter – Winnipeg

Greater than 50 years in the past, a Manitoba man had an out-of-this-world expertise within the woods close to Falcon Lake, and the positioning has attracted UFO followers from around the globe – lots of whom will converge across the space for the upcoming Falcon Lake UFO Encounter Weekend.

The unique 1967 incident concerned Stefan Michalak, a neighborhood man who was prospecting for quartz and silver within the woods when he stumbled on one thing wholly surprising.

Winnipeg UFOlogist Chris Rutkowski, who wrote a 2017 guide concerning the encounter with Michalak’s son, mentioned the incident continues to mystify true believers within the area and past.

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“Again in 1967, Stefan Michalak mentioned that he encountered a landed, Hollywood-style flying saucer simply north of the city,” mentioned Rutkowski.

“He was burned and there was radiation discovered on the web site. The U.S. Air Drive got here out to research, the RCMP got here out to research, however no person may determine precisely what occurred to him. He swore till the day he died that that is what occurred.

“It’s a really attention-grabbing story, and possibly top-of-the-line ones on the earth, a lot much less Canada.”

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Rutkowski instructed 680 CJOB the enduring thriller surrounding Michalak’s expertise is a part of the enchantment for beginner UFOlogists, and the neighborhood has embraced the occasion.

“It’s attention-grabbing that it’s part of Manitoba historical past that most individuals don’t actually admire,” he mentioned.

“Whether or not it was one thing from outer house or a army car… there’s no query one thing occurred. It’s a thriller. It’s fairly fascinating. I knew the household fairly properly, and he wasn’t the kind of man to make up tales like this.”

Rutkowski will likely be talking Saturday night time on the Falcon Lake UFO Encounter Weekend, adopted by an out of doors, space-themed movie.

The weekend, he mentioned, additionally includes visits to the positioning, a first-of-its-kind ‘UFO social’, and much more.

“It’s form of our personal mini Roswell UFO Pageant,” he mentioned.

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