Manitoba UFO encounter memorialized on new coin


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Manitoba UFO encounter memorialized on new coin
Scott Billeck
Published:
April 3, 2018
Updated:
April 3, 2018 8:32 PM EDT
The new coin from the Royal Canadian Mint depicts Stefan Michalak after a close encounter in 1967 at Falcon Lake. (Royal Canadian Mint)
Canada’s newest collector’s coin has a little Manitoba extraterrestrial twist.
The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing the new $20 coin to commemorate the province’s most famous encounter with an unidentified flying object more than 50 years ago.
In 1967, Stefan Michalak was out searching for precious metals on May Long weekend near Falcon Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park.
The new coin from the Royal Canadian Mint depicts Stefan Michalak after a close encounter in 1967 at Falcon Lake. (Royal Canadian Mint)
What he found wasn’t gold or silver, but something far more interesting.
The story goes that Michalak stumbled across the UFO during his excursion. Michalak reported burns after he touched the UFO, which melted the gloves he was wearing. When the UFO flew away, Michalak was thrown backward onto the ground from a blast of hot air or gas, leaving Michalak with third-degree burns on his chest in a grid-like pattern.
Michalak on his back and the UFO hovering over his body is the scene that is depicted on the front side of the coin.
The coin itself is oval-shaped, much like an alien’s head has been depicted throughout the years. It also comes with a black light that, when aimed at the coin, gives off a red glow, which was described at the time by Michalak, and illuminates a yellow beam coming down from the UFO and surrounding Michalak.
“When we decided we would commemorate this event on a coin, it was just a natural progression… this would look really cool,” said Erica Maga, product manager with the Mint.
Maga said it takes roughly a year from creation to the coin being available to the public. The Mint releases roughly 200 collector coins per year.
A total of 4,000 examples of the coin will be minted and will set collector’s back $129.95.
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Manitoba UFO encounter memorialized on new coin | Toronto Sun
Canada’s UFO coin
The new coin from the Royal Canadian Mint depicts Stefan Michalak after a close encounter in 1967 at Falcon Lake. (Royal Canadian Mint)
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Curious Cdn
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I don't remember that story. I know Falcon Lake rather well, though and I was there the year before (1966).
 
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I don't remember that story. I know Falcon Lake rather well, though and I was there the year before (1966).

there have been many documentary clips over the years.
 

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