The Falcon Lake case is Canada's best-documented UFO case, even 50 years later.
St. Michalak can still recall his father coming home ill and wounded after something occurred in the forests of Falcon Lake in Manitoba on the long May 1967 week-end. Michalak, who was nine years old at the emaciated age, said, "He was looking sallow, " and the next thing the father could see for a few moments after what soon became known as the Falcon Lake event.
This was a poor thing," said Michalak, who co-authored the novel When They Applied with Winnipeg UFO researcher Chris Rutkowski. This is Stefan Michalak's outline of the odd trades he came across. His father was burnt by a UFO and the UFO ran in the Winnipeg Tribune paper "and that's when everything just about exactly struck the fan," Michalak said.
He was an industry technician and dilettante geographer who liked to go into the wild around Falcon Lake - about 150 kilometers eastwards of Winnipeg - to search for crystal and argenti. Last year he had made a few claim and on the long week-end of May 1967 he went on to investigate further.
Stefan was in the area near a quarz wire along the Precambrian shield on May 20, 1967, when the 51-year-old was shocked by a flock of near-by birds that burst into a rattling sound of horns. There is a pattern of spots on Stefan Michalak's burnt down shirts. After his reports, as then covered in the papers and since then repeatedly in novels, journals and TV shows like Unsolved Mysteries, Stefan glanced up and saw two cigar-shaped things with a red shine floating about 45 meters away.
Thinking it was a US military experiment ship, Stefan leaned back and outlined it in the next half-minute. Noticing also a side opening side doors with brilliant lights inside, he said he could hear vocals deadened by the noises of the craft. 3. Vocals went down, but didn't respond, so Stefan tried in his mother tongue Polish, then in Russian and then in German.
The buzzing and hissing of the ship was the only reaction. Then he glanced into the door and pulled on the sweat glasses with which he protected his eye while shattering stones while digging. Inside, Stefan said he saw rays of sunlight and panelling with different colored flashlights, but couldn't see anyone or any being.
The handicraft he said smelted the tips of the gloves he was carrying. Then the boat began to turn counter-clockwise and Stefan says that he saw a board with a hole-screen. When the ship took off and flies away, he tore away the flaming clothes.
Disorientated and disgusting, Stefan tripped through the woods and threw up. Finally he made his way back to his room in Falcon Lake and took a coach back to Winnipeg. When it was published, the RCMP, the Luftwaffe, the press, various governments and gawkers and hordes of members of the general population climbed onto the small River Heights Michalaks chalet in Winnipeg.
Michalak references this in the cover of the volume - these never-ending visitor and telephone conversations, the medias and folks who camp on the grass, the folks who would come to Michalak someday to pepper him with question. "After that, and until the date he passed away in 1999 at the tender of 83, Stefan thought he should never have said anything," Michalak said.
Michalak said he wanted others to prevent it when they see the same thing and not be injured. He was a Polish army police officer in Poland before Stefan took his wife and daughter to Canada with a range of ethical standards he followed - that is, if anything happens, it should be notified, Michalak said.
Besides the continuous review by the police, the whole host families suffered denunciation and critique in general, Stefan's mind was called into question and Michalak was harassed at work. Although he wish he hadn't said anything, Stefan never withdrew from the game. And he never said he saw an alien, and he still thought it was a classified warship.
"When you ask him what he saw, he could describe it in detail, but he would never say,'Oh, they were definitely aliens' because there was no evidence," Michalak said. "But until his death his tale never altered an ita - nothing about it or how he recounted it.
" Over the years since and with about 300 pages of documentary about the meeting, "there has been nothing that has made his history faulty," Michalak said. However, without concrete proof that it is, I don't know," Michalak said. "Falcon Lake may be Canada¡¯s best known UFO case," he said.
This includes parts of metals that were knocked out of fractures in the rocks about one year after the intrusion. But Rutkowski and Michalak still have one of the remaining metallic particles that remain radiation. Sickened in 1968 with repetitions of burnings on his breast and suffer from power cuts, Stefan went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
"When Dad kidded it - just think, we're talkin' about an industry technician here - when he kidded it, he was a fucking genius," Michalak said.