The aliens are getting braver: UFO sightings in Canada doubled last year

The aliens are getting braver: UFO sightings in Canada doubled last year

The alien invasion has arrived at Earth's doorstep.

Canadian reports of UFO sightings more than doubled between 2011 and 2012, according to a report released this week by Ufology Research.

Sure, the skies have become more and more crowded with space junk and debris. And yes, it's possible that we're all getting just a little bit crazier.

However it's safest for everyone if we interpret the data as irrefutable evidence of an imminent attack from extra terrestrials that are swarming our skies in greater numbers than ever.

Canadians reported 1,981 UFO sightings in 2012, according to the report, which analyzed data of reported sightings from researchers and websites that monitor UFOs.

About 40 per cent of last year's reported sightings took place in Ontario.

Library and Archives Canada keeps a database of historical UFO sightings, including a case in 1969 when residents of Prince George, B.C. saw a round, glowing object ascending into the sky. An official RCMP investigation, detailed in a report, found the object was a plastic laundry bag and candles converted into a makeshift hot air balloon.

Well, you can't be too careful with these things.

The report says only a tiny fraction of cases involved close encounters with UFOs and in fact, most were merely sightings of lights in the sky. The report speculates on several explanations, including an increase of secret military exercises or a lack of knowledge about objects frequenting our skies that are not exactly "unidentified."

Chris Rutkowski, Ufology's research director, told the Winnipeg Sun last year there was no definitive evidence that any of the people reporting sightings have been in contact with aliens.

But what if he's one of them?