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Within the vault of Library and Archives Canada there exist files from four government departments that were involved with collecting data and conducting investigations on unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

The Department of Transport, Department of National Defence, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the National Research Council all dealt with reports, sightings and investigations of UFOs across Canada. Each department had different interests and goals. The truth about their investigations is found in files held by Library and Archives Canada. A selection of these files have been digitized and made available on this site.

Conduct your own UFO investigations using the following resources:

The Timeline
Find information on the files of the four government agencies and view examples of their work. Browse through the timeline to learn when each department became involved in investigating UFOs.

The Map
Investigate selected UFO sightings in Canada, some of which, according to the Department of National Defence, have not been solved.

The Search
Investigate the files of all four agencies through the search tool. Type in a keyword such as a place or date, and view all government documents related to that keyword.