Unexpectedly, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was given access to a classified dossier about an incident involving an unidentified object (UFO) over Yukon territory. According to the February 15 memo, the object observed in Yukon was the 23rd unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP) observed over North America during the initial weeks of 2023. This information was made public following many well-publicized events involving objects in North American airspace.

One such instance happened on February 4, when a Chinese spy balloon entered US airspace and caused havoc. Then, between February 10 and 13, US officials shot down numerous objects in short succession, including the one over the Yukon and others over Alaska and Montana.

The document, which CTV News was able to receive via a FOIA request, showed how perplexed Trudeau’s top staff were over the object that they could not identify. “The purpose, mode of propulsion, or association with any nation-state of Object #23 is still unknown,” it said. Officials were baffled by the heavily classified paper, which raises concerns about the object’s nature and origin.

Two days after the occurrence, efforts to collect the object in the rocky terrain were abandoned, leaving Canadian authorities at a loss as to what it could have been. The letter provides information about Trudeau’s reaction to a string of UFO sightings that happened at the start of the year, just around the time when the US Congress was holding hearings regarding the possibility of alien craft.

The document emphasizes the ambiguity and complexity surrounding these instances, even as it downplays the significance of the UAPs by claiming that the majority of identified items are harmless. In a statement released to the public on February 16, President Biden said that the objects were probably for private research and did not pose any threat. To be careful, Canadian officials demanded that the debris be analyzed before drawing any judgments.

The document also raised the prospect that the unidentified object was capable of gathering intelligence or posed an armed danger. Furthermore, the impact area of the object was found to be a recognized caribou migration route, which raised worries about possible unintentional discovery by Indigenous hunters.

The strange craft was involved in an incident on February 11 when it was shot down by a US military F-22 fighter jet. “Cylindrical” in shape, the object was said to be similar to the famed “tic tac” UFO that the US Navy saw in 2004. Pilots attempting to determine the object’s nature were captured on cockpit audio during the incident.

This incident demonstrates how the US and Canada work together on a cooperative military defense project called NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command). The Canadian CF-18 Hornets operated by NORAD were disorganized, but the F-22s were in a better position to intercept. The memo further stressed that updates will be given as new UAPs were found.

Critics, such as aeronautical engineering professor Iain Boyd, had concerns about the decision-making process and the amount of understanding surrounding the item’s capabilities and function, even though the object was successfully shot down. The event calls into question modifications to protocols and agencies in charge of policing airspace in North America.

The memo’s extensive redactions, which were carried out in accordance with cabinet confidentially and national security sections 15 and 69 of Canada’s Access to Information Act, imply sensitive information about the incident. This new information deepens the mystery surrounding UFO encounters and the official handling of these reports. The office of Prime Minister Trudeau has not yet provided a statement on the issue.