Beware of Dirty Data and False Representation in Ufology

On June 25, 2021, the United States Intelligence community released a UFO report on what it knows about a series of mysterious flying objects that were seen moving through restricted military airspace over the last several decades.

Since then, there have been countless interpretations and even more speculation on the meaning behind what this document contains. Although many have weighed in on this critical piece of sensitive information, the evidence remains the same.

One hundred forty-three documented events involving Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon are unexplained due to the absence of standardized reporting and consolidated data. Therefore, the data is inconclusive, and I believe it.

Since 2015, I have investigated close to 1300 civilian reports around UFO sightings, contact, and paranormal experiences. Because of this, I appreciate the challenge of getting a consistent measurement from experiencer reporting.

Many in the UFO/UAP community reject the preliminary conclusion of this ODNI Report for the lack of answers. Instead, they have projected theories of their own, ranging from Civil Space Wars to Extraterrestrial Aiding and Abetting. Nonetheless, the statement remains an essential piece of evidence that neither confirms or denies the existence of a higher power.

In a recent article, according to Daniel Otis, a spokesperson from Canada’s Department of National Defence told VICE World News that while it has seen reports on these developments, it is “not aware of any Canadian nexus or participation in the U.S. Department of Defense’s UFO studies at this time, nor does the Canadian Armed Forces have a unit dedicated to investigating UFOs.”

I believe this wholeheartedly, considering that the Canadian Space Agency has directly referred several concerned citizens witnessing unusual aerial activity to us. (The Experiencer Support Association)

Perhaps the difference between the United States and Canada is that we have been transparent about UFOS for a very long time. For example, you can search Canada’s 9500 pages of declassified UFO documents right now by following this link: Canada’s UFOs.

Not only have we been open and transparent about the subject, but we may also actually know what these UFOs are.

Our Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) interrogated a German immigrant residing at Cornwall, Ontario, in a document I obtained by Freedom of Information Request. The reason was that he knew German Flying Saucer design and production.

The interrogation lasted from June 21 to June 23, 1952. It had concluded when the National Research Council (NRC) deemed the German man to be lying on the account that he did not know enough about the German Flying Saucer and was considered not credible.

Now, according to Keith Chester, author of Strange Company: Military Encounters with UFOs in WWII, “Foo Fighters” were witnessed by Allied Personnel during the second world war, seven years before this interrogation.

What exactly is a “Foo Fighter”? 

Today we would call it a “UFO,” but in the beginning, witnesses presumed them to be secret weapons employed by the enemy.

Does this mean the German Flying Saucer from the 1953 declassified report was a Foo Fighter? Possibly, but perhaps a more profound question would be, how does the NRC know enough about the Flying Saucer to conclude that the German man reporting was lying?

Operation Paperclip was a secret United States Intelligence program. As a result, more than 1,600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians were taken from Nazi Germany to the U.S. for government employment after World War II.

Canada did the same with Operation Matchbox. By October 1950, 42 German scientists had moved to Canada.

After being screened by the British military and civilian panel, the scientists were given temporary migrant status for one year in Canada.

At this time, Germany had flying Saucer technology. Canada appears to be made aware of how it operated. Both the U.S. and Canada housed the brilliant minds that may have created them.

Now, fast forward to 2021, 84 years after the start of the Cold War. Is it likely that our North American countries have been working on this technology in secret all this time? 

Regardless, the fear of war establishes motive, but until we get full disclosure, we cannot determine the intent from our governments when it comes to secrecy.

However, Canada is releasing UFO information under the Access to Information Act. Redacted, of course, but yet still valuable bits here and there.

On the one hand, the United States has admitted to collecting data on UFOs but has not enough information to conclude what they are. At the same time, Canada openly shares an open database on UFOs.

This scenario reminds me of the biblical account of the City and the Tower, where the antagonist separated the people, making it challenging to communicate with each other.

Tower of Babel – PC: UiHere

What if we could communicate in the same language and work together? 

In 1989, Christopher Rutkowski, a Media Communications Officer for the University of Manitoba, made a solid effort to collect and collaborate UFO data in Canada with the annual Canadian UFO Survey. The survey shared a collection of UFO reports from various citizen UFO organizations.

Over the years, the survey became a trendy item for journalists to comment on regarding UFOs in Canada, and Rutkowski became the “UFO Guy.”

When working with MUFON Canada as the National Chief Investigator and Director of Field Investigator Training, a field investigator provided me a copy of Rutkowski’s 2016 survey. 

Upon first observation, I realized that most of the reports in his survey have been from MUFON Canada. So I wondered why MUFON Canada or any of the other reporting groups were not getting any recognition for the investigations in this survey.

I took a much closer look into the survey and discovered a tremendous amount of inconsistencies and inaccuracies that implied all events in the survey were unidentifed when my MUFON team and I identified a large percentage of the reports after investigation. 

It was very misleading and falsely representing UFO data in Canada.  

I attempted to correct the survey by engaging in conversation with Rutkowski. But, unfortunately, his undeniable narcissistic personality prevented him from including MUFON Canada in his future reports. This did not prevent him from accessing the information online from alternative sources.

That day, I learned that he was good friends with MUFON National and the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD). Shortly after, MUFON started to “push” me out of the organization. You can read up on how that went down by reading the following articles:

THE CANADIAN UFO REPORT, PART 1: AN INACCURATE DISPLAY OF UFO DATA

THE CANADIAN UFO REPORT, PART 2: THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT

THE CANADIAN UFO REPORT, PART 3: MOVING ON WITH TESA

Even though I wrote those articles to provide awareness of false and misleading information, journalists still use that survey and comments from Rutkowski in the media.

I reached out to learn why.

According to a journalist who used Rutkowski as a source in previous articles, Rutkowski was on an approved list of experts accepted by their editor. However, the journalist, who requested anonymity to protect her employment, stated that Rutkowski would not have been used to provide an opinion on UFOs in Canada if given a choice.

Additionally, I learned that since 2000, NORAD resumed its UFO reporting by providing information directly to Rutkowski, which helped me understand his boasting ego a little bit better.  

The man was the King of the Hill. Untouchable. He has the opportunity to present data across the country at the highest level, BUT his data is not accurate, and because of this “connection,” journalists don’t seem to care. 

Not only is it inaccurate, but he has also withheld information and omitted reports from his annual survey.  

Here is an example:

In 2018, I retrieved a CIRVIS report from the Department of National Defence, which you can view here. 

This document was a flight log confirming a military response to a reported inexplicable bright light that followed a Vanguard Air Care Inc. Beech 200 (C-FFAP/VN02) at the same altitude and speed. No aircraft were reported in their vicinity then from CZSN to CYTH at the same altitude and speed. No other aircraft were reported in their vicinity. 

At this time, three years have passed, I had left MUFON and started TESA, and through a proxy, I had an indirect opportunity to contribute my research to Rutkowski’s survey. Using this proxy, I forwarded this CIRVIS document to the Canadian UFO Survey. This proxy confirmed that Rutkowski received the document and ensured he would add it to the survey, along with six other unidentified reports I submitted on behalf of TESA. 

A few months later, the survey comes out, and the document isn’t mentioned or referenced. Also, Rutkowski only added 1 case from TESA to the survey.   

Before you judge, let’s take a look at Rutkowski’s perspective. He is a man who’s been researching Canadian Ufology since before I was born. He has created a reputation for himself, an honest earning, and is well established in his community. Twenty-five years later, a private investigator comes along and takes a closer look at his work and discovers all these errors that many people missed or perhaps failed to acknowledge. I can imagine the fear of losing a very admirable job at a university after they discover that the man’s life work wasn’t accurate.  

When asked, Rutkowski declined to provide a statement. 

I don’t blame him for being so mad that he didn’t include my work in his survey. I understand that I hurt his pride and his ego, but it wasn’t personal. 

Having produced my report (The Canadian Current Event Survey), I know the number of hours that go into building a document and the risk of criticism that goes with it. I have allowed Rutkowski to review it, expecting him to tear it apart, but he didn’t. That could mean many different things, depending on the context. 

My point is, I have tried privately many times over the past six years to correct the problem for the sake of getting accurate data on Canadian Ufology in the media. But, unfortunately, Rutkowski remains the man on top of the mountain, while Journalists continue referencing a survey that does not accurately reflect ufo data on Canada. 

It is a shame because other Canadian groups in the Canadian UFO Survey have put in a fair amount of work towards Canadian Ufology and haven’t received any media attention or recognition. However, it is a blessing; I don’t want these groups to be viewed negatively because Rutkowski manipulated the data. But, in the end, he remains in control of the mainstream narrative in Canada.

Or does he? 

Daniel Otis, a veteran journalist, popped in out of nowhere after discovering the CIRIVS document I retrieved in 2019. The same document which Rutkowski decided no to include in his report.

Otis wrote a home run-out-the-park article on this document and its importance to Canadian Ufology. 

He broke the CIRIVS report down, gathered essential statements from original, credible sources, and single-handedly put Canada in mainstream media. Like all the journalists before him, he referenced Rutkowski as Canada’s “leading expert” on the UFO topic, but after his second article, Otis stopped. But why?

After reading articles 34, and 5, I realized that these stories were outside the scope of Rutkowski’s research advancing my point that there is more going on in Canada than Rutkowski has been falsely conveying all these years. 

I don’t know where Otis came from; I am just glad someone else has picked up the ball and is asking questions while pushing for answers from direct sources on individual and specific leads. 

In closing, Journalists and all media alike, I challenge you to avoid referencing the Canadian UFO Survey every year and start using experiencer testimony and interview direct sources just like Otis. Dig deep, and get the answers we need—the answers we deserve. 

Furthermore, I encourage independent UFO and Paranormal investigation groups to prepare and submit their work to TESA under Project: Babel

I cannot guarantee media recognition, but I can ensure more accurate reporting and data entry for Canada worldwide. We can’t always trust the media, but we can trust each other.

Also, to all the experiences out there,  pay attention, ask questions, and don’t doubt your experience. You are not alone and I believe you.

Thanks for listening; keep your eyes in the sky and Heed The World.

RS