The Falcon Lake Encounter - 50th Anniversary Event

May long weekend will be one to remember this year... Join us to commemorate 50 years since The Falcon Lake UFO Encounter by Stephen Michalak, one of the most documented and remarkable UFO encounters in Canada, if not the world.

Visits to the encounter site will depart via horseback from Falcon Beach Ranch at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 20th, and Sunday, May 21st, followed by an evening BBQ and fireside talk with leading UFO expert Chris Rutkowski, special guest Stan Michalak and others at 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 21st.

Tickets are $65 per person, which includes the guided ride and exploration of the site (approx. 2 hours), dinner (BBQ burgers & smokies), and fireside talk. A limited number of tickets for the dinner & talk only will be available for $15. Attendance must be booked in advance by calling Falcon Beach Ranch at 204.349.2410 or 877.949.2410 (toll-free).

Official merchandise will be available starting May 20th and continuing throughout the summer at the Ranch or from The Laughing Loon in Falcon Lake.

A schedule and details of other weekend events surrounding the 50th anniversary of this historic encounter can be found here

Encountering the Falcon Lake Incident

Have you ever heard the tale of the strange incident that took place in the forest north of the ranch in May 1967? A prospector's unexplained sighting led to bizarre behaviour, burns, and a story that will raise the hairs on the back of your neck. The Falcon Lake Incident was the subject of the most recent "Tales from Falcon Lake" (Story #10) by Lyndon Froese, which you can find on the Falcon Trails Resort website:

Currently one of the only ways to access the remote site is by horseback, over a rugged rocky ridge, departing from here at Falcon Beach Ranch Once you arrive at the site and dismount your horse, your guide - well-versed in the history of the event and the reverberations throughout the Falcon Lake community - leads you through the event as it unfolded, where it unfolded.

Whether you remember the story from your childhood, from its appearance on Unsolved Mysteries, or whether its news to you, the Falcon Lake Incident is a piece of Manitoba's history!

 Photos by Emily Christie

Photos by Emily Christie