The Falcon Lake incident of May 20, 1967, is a strange inside story, Winnipeg in history of a close encounter, the answer to which is still unclear. The story of this unidentified flying object is expected to be great fodder for scientists.
The character of this real story is Stephen Michalak, an ordinary mechanic by profession. His experience is illustrated in the following incident. The smell of sulfuric acid coming from him, the strange wound, and the pieces of pure silver found by experts on the shore of the lake are the evidence found to confirm its authenticity. The incident took place in Whiteshell Provincial Park in Manitoba, Canada.
1. About Falcon Lake
A popular tourist destination, this Falcon Lake is visited by many tourists throughout the year. It is said to have been further popularized by the story of Stephen Michalak, who was affected by an unknown flying object. Falcon Lake is commonly known by the Falcon Lake Incident. It is an unincorporated urban center in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba. The Ontario border is 152 kilometers east of Winnipeg along the adjacent Trans-Canada Highway.
1.1. Reason for the Trip
Stephen Michalak, known to all as “Steve”, lived with his family in River Heights, Winnipeg. By trade he is an over-industrial mechanic, and in his spare time an amateur geologist. From time to time, he traveled to many places in search of precious metals. Although he did not find any metal while doing so, he passed the days very happily. Michalak was reading a newspaper one day and it listed the names of many places where gold and silver statues were found.
Then he searched for any mining site near his house. He came to know that the Falcon Lake near his house also had precious metals. So, he decided to go there and search for those metals.
2. Trip to Falcon Lake Mining Site
That evening Michalak took his things and traveled by bus. He reached the falcon motor hotel near the lake. That night he stayed at the motel room and next morning got up early and went to the Falcon Lake area. Michalak had already visited the lake several times with his friends and family. So he could easily find his way. At exactly 9:00 AM he found the mining site.
2.1. About the mining site
The place was located in the middle of the forest and from there you could see the entire lake. The place was very peaceful and there were lots of ducks in the lake. Silver particles are found in a large rock in the lakeside area. The lake is situated at a distance of 0.25 km from there. Michalak only gets those little pieces of silver by breaking the rock. So, he started mining the rock for a long time.
Then the geese nearby in that lake area started making very strange noises. But Michalak was doing his job regardless. He could not find any silver particles even after several hours of work. He thought he would finish his lunch and start work again.
2.2. An UFO appeared in the sky
Thinking of having light lunch, he was returned to the task with the quartz vein. He suddenly heard the sound of birds and ducks. Then suddenly the ducks in the lake started flying here and there making noises. Hearing that noise, Michalak stared at the lake curiously.
Suddenly Michalak saw two glowing objects descending in the sky and they both glowed red. The two glowing objects are cigar-shaped with reddish glow, one of them flew into the clouds and disappeared, and saw another object speeding towards him. But there was no noise from the object. He thought it might be a machine for military use.
3. Mystery behind the Falcon Lake Incident
Michalak walked towards the lake shore. He stood there thinking that from the two crafts, there might be some technical problem with one flying craft. As he knew the mechanic trade, he thought he could help if needed. The spacecraft appeared with a smooth metallic surface golden glow and look like colored glass.
3.1. Appearance of the object
The UFO, which appeared red in the distance, turned silver as it descended. Surprised by this, he was looking at the same with interest. The object was a disk shape hot stainless steel and looked like a spacecraft. He started drawing the spaceship on the note he had. Finally, he drew the structure of the spaceship and finished it accurately.
As Michalak tried to approach it, the door suddenly opened and purple bright lights and warm air came out of it. Suddenly its door opened but no one came out but the hot air. He waited for a while and looked but nothing came but a violet light.
Again, an inner door opened. Then he expected someone to come from inside, but no one came. Only small white light beams scattered here and there. He realized that there was no human movement inside. Also, he couldn’t see anything clearly with that violet light.
3.2. Noise from the craft
Realizing the absence of any human movement, Michalak decided to move away from the craft. He suddenly heard two people talking softly from inside and thought it might be the pilot talking. So, he went a little closer and shouted “Yankee Boys” would provide mechanical assistance if they needed it, but got no response. When he shouted like that, the noise from inside stopped. Michalak moved closer and marveled at its design. And he felt that the spacecraft was designed in a way no human could have. He put on the gloves he had and touched the upper part; it was very hot and his fingertips got burnt.
4. Investigation of the Falcon Lake Incident USAF
He started moving backward after getting burns on his hands. He saw that its doors were closing automatically, and now the machine started rotating in the anticlockwise direction, and the hot gas from the panel with a grid of holes in one part of it hit his chest and gave him burns. Then suddenly the spacecraft flew away and disappeared. He started having nausea and headache.
4.1. Michalak Returned to the Hotel
Michalak started running fast from the place using a light jacket and was treated at Falcon Beach and not said about the flying saucer, but the doctor was unable to treat him. The hotel executives who saw him there were shocked to see him in that situation. The grid-like pattern of wounds on him and the smell of sulfuric acid coming from him was strange. His family was informed, took him home, and inquired about what had happened. He was later taken to the hospital.
The doctors there inquired about his health. They found that these injuries were not caused by fire and the doctors said it looked like a chemical injury. Michalak suffered from diarrhea, headaches, blackouts and continued weight loss, and eventually went to the Mayo Clinic. Also, since he was involved in silver mining, he may have been affected by the radiation there, so they did a radiation poisoning test. But the result was negative.
4.2. Investigation of the Incident
This news started spreading like wildfire everywhere. The RCMP, USAF, and other national defense and government agencies started investigating the strange case. Many media persons and the general public went there and questioned him to know the true nature of this. Although many refused to believe this, he was determined to prove it to be true till the end. The Canadian government said the accident may have been caused by his drunkenness and careless work.
5. The Reality of the UFO
Following this traumatic event, Michalak wanted to say about this to the outside world and published his experience and documented UFO sightings. Stefan Michalak son Stan Michalak and researchers Chris Rutkowski and Palmiro Campagna were joined together to discuss the infamous UFO case. He eventually published his accounts in a manuscript titled My Encounter with the UFO. A team of scientists went to the lake shore to investigate the plausibility of this phenomenon. As he said, there was a sign of a spacecraft lifted at the landing site and the site was radioactive. Only one scientist in a protective suit went to explore this place. A patch of radioactive metal was recovered directly beneath the place within the cracks of the Precambrian shield.
5.1. Treasures Preserved in Archives Canada
According to the police officer, who reported that he was drunk, the US-Canadian government accused Stefan Michalak of saying so for his popularity, saying it was just an elaborate hoax. People started mocking him through phone calls and his family suffered a lot. They said he was cheating for money and publicity. But he insisted that what happened to him was a real incident. Michalak died in 1999, and the UFO is still believed to be an experimental aircraft. Its records are stored in the library and archives Canada.
The Falcon Lake incident is still said to be Canada’s most famous documented UFO case. To this day it remains a mysterious fact where the pure silver pieces found at the site came from. And even today this is a fact that no one in history can deny. This event can be true and can be a story, as no authentic data is yet available. For some people, it is a true incident while for some it’s a fake story. It is also expected to be a movement of extraterrestrials.
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1. Could this event have been caused by aliens?
It could be the government or it might have been aliens. If it wasn’t aliens something did happen, otherwise it is fully plausible. As he didn’t see any alien movements in the space craft it might be the government.
2. Is the unsolved mysteries story solved?
At first, it was thought to be confusion caused by alcohol consumption. An investigation by the USAF, RCMP, and Canadian Armed Forces was inconclusive. Analysis of the site, including the burnt circle, yielded unusual results.
3. Is the story told by Michalak true or fake?
Michalak’s health was initially too poor to assist in the search. He was able to help investigators after a slow recovery. Although the government refused to believe his claim, he remained firm in his decision and published his story in a book.
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