Monday, 14 May 2018

Trent University student discusses UFO research on CBC Radio’s Ideas show

Matthew Hayes
Matthew Hayes is writing a PhD dissertation on the history of Canada's investigation into UFO sightings, states a posting on Trent's website.

His work was featured on the CBC Radio show Ideas last Friday evening. The show is hosted by Paul Kennedy.

Hayes is a PhD candidate in the Canadian studies department at Trent University.

His research has included a review of 15,000 pages of government documentation compiled from 1950 to 1995.

The Trent website explains that Hayes became interested in the history of UFO sightings in Canada after he saw an online exhibition on the subject presented by the National Archives in 2000.

"I didn't realize that Canada has its own UFO investigation at all," he stated. "It just kind of snowballed from there."

Hayes also holds a bachelor of arts in anthropology from Trent University, states the site.

He explains on the Trent website article that his research revealed a "consistency" in the reports of UFO sightings over 45 years.

"People are still seeing the same thing over and over again," he said. "That makes you question even more acutely why the government didn't take this seriously when there's
such a continuity and such interest."