Chris Rutkowski: UFOs, Balloons, and all that

We were pleased to welcome Chris Rutkowski as guest speaker at our February 16 Heritage Group meeting. He regaled us with with a presentation focusing on UFOs in Manitoba.

Chris is a Canadian science writer and educator with degrees in astronomy and education. He recently retired from his job as media communications officer at the U of M. He has a passion for teaching science concepts to children and adults and enjoys bringing science “down to Earth” for the average person. Since the mid-1970s, he’s been studying reports of UFOs and other unusual phenomena including lake monsters, Sasquatch, and the paranormal, writing about his investigations and research in various media.

He has ten published books on UFOs and related issues, including Unnatural History (1993), Abductions and Aliens (1999), A World of UFOs (2008), the children’s book I Saw It Too! (2009), The Big Book of UFOs (2010) and is co-author of When They Appeared (2017), written with Stan Michalak. His most recent book Canada’s UFOs: Declassified (2021) details some of the most remarkable UFO cases investigated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Royal Canadian Air Force, and the National Research Council of Canada.

Rutkowski has taught space and astronomy courses and is past-president of the Winnipeg Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. 

He is on social media platforms as @ufologyresearch and blogs about UFOs and related issues.

Chris Rutowski’s presentation (PDF)
(with notes by Leslie Walsh)


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  1. Sounds like a great session.. since I can not make it there to hear live will see if I can find some of your books .

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