CFB Suffield Experimental Research/Canada’s Area 51
During the late 1940s, numerous UFO sightings over Alberta, reported by the Royal Canadian Air Force, prompted the Canadian Defense Research Board (DRB) to establish one of the largest UFO landing fields, at CFB Suffield, measuring 1000 miles square. All military and commercial flights were restricted from overflying the entire area.
Any high speed jet pursuits of these UFOs, at the time, were unsuccessful and required a different approach other than chasing them. The failed procedure was to engage them, bring them down and obtain and study their technology.
The DRB’s objective was to scatter items, which had been attracting UFOs such as cars and planes, around the base, in an attempt to entice them to land and make contact.
The project operated for several years and in 1967, Canadian Defense Minister, at the time, Paul Hellyer finally acknowledged its existence despite the Canadian government’s claims that they were no longer interested in UFOs.
In 1954 Major Donald E. Keyhoe, who was director of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), headquartered in the United States, started to push for their own operation based on Canada’s Top Secret Project. It would be called “Project Lure”.
Canadian Forces Base at Suffield is also one of the premier facilities in the world for chemical and biological warfare (CBW) testing and research.