Similarly, record numbers of UFO sightings have been reported in every other province, with the exception of Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan. In total, 1,981 unexplained flying objects were reported in Canada in 2012, easily exceeding the previous record of 1,004 in 2008. About 40% of last year's reported sightings took place in Ontario.
According to Ufology Research director Chris Rutkowski, these reports described UFOs of every possible shape, size, and color:
"Octagon shape things [and] things that were amorphous, without any defined shapes, like blobs moving through the sky. Some of them [were] actually changing shape as they flew. Those ones are really puzzling.”
Reports indicate that the coloration of the mysterious objects ranged from purple to pink, red, silver, green, orange, and virtually every color in between.
The group's report concluded: "The continued reporting of UFOs by the public and the yearly increase in numbers of UFO reports suggests a need for further examination of the phenomenon by social, medical and/or physical scientists."
While further examination may be necessary, it appears that any such examinations will rest on the shoulders of civilians. Documents obtained by CBC News earlier this year under the Access to Information Act, the Canadian government has decided to give up cataloging and investigating UFO sightings.