ANDREW M. LOBACZEWSKI
Scientists living under an oppressive regime decide to clinically study the founders and supporters of evil regimes to determine what common factor is at play in the rise and propagation of man's inhumanity to man.
These witnesses apparently saw a round object being hauled across the lake and pulled out by snowmobiles and bombardier. Eight fishermen reported the incident, but Mancheese wonders why the authorities did not let the media know if it was a plane crash.The military exercise was planned and publicized in advance, so it doesn't look like an after-the-fact "we had it planned all along, folks, seriously" operation. You can read a MUFON report of the 'light in the sky' here.
At least one witness managed to get a photo of the craft. Unfortunately, that person has since been detained by the Canadian military.