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honored with this story.
- WHITEHORSE (CP) -- There are more unidentified flying
objects sighted in the Yukon than anywhere else in Canada, says a UFO investigator.
- Just last weekend two sightings were reported to Martin
Jasek, one of two UFO investigators in the territory.
- Jasek and his neighbour both belong to Vancouver-based
UFO B.C. and both investigate sightings.
- "The people I interview are very sincere and they
seem normal to me," said Jasek. "What's so nice about the Yukon
is that everybody knows everybody, so you often get one story, and then
they say, 'Oh, I know so and so, who saw something,' and it just keeps
going and going."
- Jasek works for the federal water resources branch by
day. But in his spare time he chases stories of the unknown objects.
- "When I was growing up as a kid, I was always fascinated
by outer space, and then I went to university and became a little bit more
skeptical," he said.
- But some television programs on the subject sparked his
- He has been a UFO investigator for about two years and
has investigated about 40 sightings, but only recently did he see what
might have been a UFO during a trip in Manitoba.
- "I was driving down the freeway, and this white
ball came up between the trees," said Jasek.
- The ball was about a third of the size of the moon, and
it disappeared behind the trees, he said.
- "That's pretty minor compared to some of the stories
we do get," he added.
- Jasek recalls one man who was working on Montana Mountain
near Carcross in 1988.
- The man was staying on the mountain with his dog, when
one night, a big saucer came upon him casting blue light all over.
- The man's dog got scared and hid under a bed, and after
the saucer left, the man wrote the incident up in his work journal.
- This account, along with other Yukon stories, can be
found on the Internet at www.ufobc.org/yukon.
- "I think the world should know what's actually going
on, how extensive the sightings are, how common they are," he said.
"They're not just lights in the sky. There's really up-close stuff