On the night of February 18, 2015 a strange light were seen by a number of people in the skies above the Jackhead Reservation that appeared to have crashed into the ice covered Lake Winnipeg, which led to speculation across social media that it might have been a UFO.
When the news hit sites like Facebook and Twitter, a number of people claimed to have seen “a bright light in the sky,” that crashed into the lake. Then photos showing military vehicles, with some military members on snowmobiles, swarming the same area, people wondered even more.
One poster noted that “a disc-shaped craft was seen crashing through the ice on the lake” and “at least one person got photographic evidence but has since been detained by the Canadian military.”
Another poster stated that there was a report “on the Jackhead Indian Reserve” that the military had “vehicles lined up on the north shore” and that military personnel were “threatening anybody who tries to take pics…” The poster added that there were “lots of eye witnesses” who described the craft as a “round object” and that it was “hauled across the lake being pulled by snowmobiles and bombardier.” It was also noted that “8 fishermen” had seen the craft come down and had reported this event. He also questioned why the military would not just “let the media know if it was a plane crash.”
According to a CBC news article, there would have been no reason to report any crash because the Canadian Forces were in the area conducting “training exercises.” The CBC article also noted that what people saw was an airplane.
“About 150 military personnel are taking part in Exercise Arctic Bison 2015, which includes the 38 Canadian Brigade Group, the 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, and 440 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force,” said Lieut. Col. Paul Davies, commanding officer of the 38th Battalion. He also told CBC, “There’s no aliens, just my friends in the air force who are out there helping us on this exercise.”
Lieut. Com. Davies noted that the soldiers were learning how to “deal with a plane crash, and provide ground search and rescue support in the Arctic.” He added that the air force commander was beside him and “assured us that that was not a UFO, but that was him.” As well, he noted that the airplane used can take off at a very high speed and “may have looked like it was going straight up in the air, but it wasn’t.”
Needless to say, not everyone is buying that story. A forum on Godlike Productions was quite active with postings on this event. A message dated February 19, 2015 stated: “There are 80 military (personnel) on (site), not allowing anyone in or out of the radius of the happening.” This could be expected if military exercises were in progress.
Another person posted that he lived in Brandon and his cousin had made a Facebook post about “hearing a UFO crashes on a reserve near where she lives in Dauphin.” Surprisingly, he added that “Facebook actually deleted her post.” The poster went on to say that spoke to her afterward and learned that “the military has the reserve locked down… and aren’t letting anybody in or out.” He wrote that “chances are actually kinda high (that) this is a real life event” and added that the media would likely not give any details about it.
Yet another person posted a press release that had been posted by the Canadian Army, Department of National Defence about “Exercise Arctic Bison 2015” taking place “3-22 February 2015.” It stated that the exercises were being held in Gimli on February 15 with 150 members of the army, as well as 110 members of the Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG) on snowmobiles going to Grand Rapids and 40 members staying in Gimli. Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Transportation Safety Board would also be involved.
It seems in this case, that it was not a UFO. However, there have been reports of UFO crashes in the past where the military rushed into the area, secured it and would not let anyone near the site. Because the public is so used to either ridiculous explanations or blatant lies coming from people in the know, it is difficult for most folks to determine fact from fiction.
It is only natural then, that people might believe this had happened on Lake Winnipeg after seeing a strange light in the sky that dove into the ice. It does seem strange though, that people did not see the light rise up in the sky; just come down. As well, one would think that if a plane crashed into the ice, which is an extremely hard surface, that someone might have been hurt. No mention was made of anything like this.
It is too bad that no one was watching the Gimli Harbor Cam at the time as they might have seen what was going on.
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