The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled an absolutely breathtaking new coin which celebrates a legendary UFO encounter in Manitoba.
The incident, known as the 'Falcon Lake UFO event,' occurred in 1967 when a rock hound named Stefan Michalak spotted a pair of flying saucers while he was searching for precious metals and gems.
Much to his amazement, one of the craft actually descended to the ground, landed a little over 150 feet away from him, and sprayed him with a fiery gas!
Fifty years later, no one is quite sure what the rock collector encountered that day and the case has become a fixture in Canadian UFO lore.
And so, in celebration of the remarkable event, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced an awesome ovoid-shaped and quite colorful coin that depicts Machalak looking up at the flying saucer.
More on this incredibly cool story at the Coast to Coast AM website.