In February 2015, in Manitoba, Canada, several reports spread about a possible UFO crash on the frozen surface of Lake Winnipeg in the Jackhead Indian Reservation.
Several people posted on Twitter and Facebook that they saw a bright light in the sky that was followed by the sound of loud explosions, and after these reports, the Canadian military quickly headed to the area, blocking all access to unauthorized personnel in the region.
During the military operation, no one was allowed to enter or leave the reserve, while indigenous residents of the area were visited by troops who told them they were conducting an emergency training exercise and that they should not leave their homes until it was all over.
Because it is owned by the Aborigines, the Jackhead reserve is governed by its own laws, which do not allow such operations to take place or military personnel to settle in the area unless something really serious has happened. Even the head of the local Kinonjeoshtegon tribe even reported that he was kept under house arrest.
The military has surrounded the site, deploying a large number of troops and equipment very efficiently and suppressing all views towards the lake. Telephone lines in the area were shut down and the few access roads to the site were closed.
A witness who was confined to the Jackhead reservation reported: “Apparently, a disc-shaped artifact was seen breaking the ice in the lake, at least one person has photographic evidence, but was detained by the Canadian military.”
Some visitors reported being chased by security forces, banned from making films and photographs, and there were even reports of arrests.
The UFO crash was denied by the military and Lieutenant Colonel Paul Davies, commander of the 38th Territorial Battalion, said it was only a military training exercise to deal with crashed aircraft and provide search and rescue support in the Arctic.
“There are no aliens, only members of the Air Force who are there helping us with the maneuvers. The bright light that people saw came from a plane that takes off too fast”, Lieutenant Davies said.
This was a very curious action considering that the place is characterized by being extremely cold, with temperatures that, during this time of year, reach up to -20º Celsius (-4º Fahrenheit), and an outdoor activity in Manitoba would be very dangerous.
About 150 military personnel participated in what was called “Arctic Bison Exercise 2015”, which included a brigade group, an infantry battalion, a group of Rangers, and a Canadian Air Force squadron.
However, people living nearby disputed these claims by saying that there were no troops around before the accident and that they only began to appear hours after the first reports posted on social media.