The UFO Files digs deep into the government's archives to unravel the true story of Canada's fascinating connection to the UFO phenomenon. Weaving together eyewitness accounts and secret government files, including newly declassified documents, Palmiro Campagna relates some startling episodes in Canadian UFO history; ranging from the revelations made to Wilbert Smith, a Canadian Ministry of Transport engineer, and the unexplained case of Stefan Michalak, whose close encounter with a strange, burning hot craft left him physically scarred. It also explores the United States' so-called "black" program, which may have originated with the Avrocar (also known as the Project Silver Bug), the United States Air Force flying saucer built in Canada.
The Toronto Star noted that The UFO Files provides "a detailed and convincing portrait presented with an astonishing array of archival evidence and photographs." While George Filer, New Jersey State director of the Mutual UFO Network, said this book "is well worth reading and helps unravel the true story of UFOs in Canada."
As Palmiro Campagna demonstrates, the truth is indeed out there.
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About the Author
Palmiro Campagna works for the Department of National Defence and has acted as Canadian representative to NATO in the area of electromagnetics in military aircraft. Campagna is the author of the bestselling Storms of Controversy as well as Requiem for a Giant. He lives in Ottawa.
Palmiro Campagna is the author of Storms of Controversy: The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed, Requiem for A Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow, and The UFO Files: The Canadian Connection Exposed. He has consulted on numerous documentaries, including The Sea Hunters: The Search for the Avro Arrow Test Models. He lives in Ottawa.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Paperback Edition ix
1 Early Sightings 1
2 The Canadian Connection 15
3 The New Science 37
4 Yes We Do, No We Don't 49
5 Project Y: The Avrocar 61
6 Project Magnet and the Fifties 79
7 "Vital Intelligence Sightings" in the Sixties 87
8 The Stefan Michalak Case 101
9 Into the Present 127
10 Operation Perception Management 137
11 The Challenge 151
Appendix: Selected Government Files 171