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The debate over whether aliens are real, and if they are visiting us has been going on forever.  UFO conspiracies have spawned countless books, movies, and TV shows and there is a considerable group of believers that say, “the truth is out there.”  It may just be a conspiracy still, but new evidence shows that the government of Canada was, at least at one point, heavily invested in uncovering the truth.

Blogger Chris Rutkowski has uncovered some pretty interesting articles from the Canadian National Archives.  What is now called “The Robertson Briefing,” these documents from 1967 give an overview of the government’s position on the UFO phenomenon at that time.

The 27-page document not only explains how officials were instructed to investigate UFO reports but details some of the more unexplainable events.  At one point it says that “the University of Toronto will undertake a serious scientific review.”  There is also a breakdown of categories from hoaxes to electromagnetic phenomena to unidentified flying objects.

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A read of the full report is quite spooky, especially some of the more unexplainable events.  The report also notes that there was a significant rise in UFO sightings in the sixties from 40 cases to a jump of 167 cases in 1967.


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40 years later, it could be possible that the government knows more than they are letting on.  If you are interested in reading more or seeing all of the 27-page document you can find them at Ufology Research, here.