- Here is a list of the latest sightings
from Norteastern Ontario that were reported to me.
- Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1999
- Location: Blind River, Ontario
- A woman from Algoma Mills (7 miles from
Blind River) had a close encounter while driving towards Blind River, where
she was going to pick up her daughter at the local Tim Horton's. The time
was approximately 11:20 p.m. When she got within mile from Blind River,
she saw an object lifting off from behind some trees at an RV trailer lot,
near the shores of Lake Huron. She described it as cigar-shaped and red
and white in colour. When she saw it lift up above the treeline, she pulled
right over so that she could get out and watch. But when the object started
coming over the highway, she decided to stay in the car. The object was
"as long as one treeline to the other" (wider than the highway).
She sat there and watched as it came right over her car which, at that
point, began to vibrate. That's when she hit the gas, she said, because
"she just wanted to get out of there." At that moment, that's
when it (the object) took off in a split second. It went right over the
hospital and flew away in a northerly direction. A woman who had reported
other encounters before, went to check the site and found no physical trace
of any kind.
- Two nights prior, on Monday, March 22,
in the early hours of the morning, she said she woke up and heard a loud
hum in her house. She went running to her daughter's room, woke her up,
and both were in a panic state. She said she kind of knew what it was,
but didn't want to go outside and look. Then the hum went away.
- Date: Thursday, April 15, 1999
- Location: Ironbridge, Ontario
- Two women going for a walk at about 10:00
p.m. (Ironbridge 12 miles west of Blind River) reported they saw a bright,
bright light in the bush and they didn't want to stay any longer. They
got scared because it was "too...too bright for a normal light."
They just took off out of there.
- Date: Saturday, April 17, 1999
- Location: Garson, Ontario
- A former Falconbridge worker and his
wife (from Dowling, Ontario) were driving back from Garson when they spotted
an object in the sky, moving in a north-northeasterly direction. The time
was approximately 9 p.m. and the sky was a bit cloudy. At first, the woman
thought it was the moon. But at the time, the moon was in the southern
sky and had a thin crescent shape. The object was described as a last-quarter
moon with the tips squared off, and yellow in colour. It was seen for
about 12 - 30 seconds before it moved away from them.
- Date: Tuesday, April 13, 1999
- Location: Val Caron, Ontario
- On the evening of April 13th, a Sudbury
resident who works for a maintenance company and a fellow worker saw a
strange sight while on their way to Hanmer. The time was approximately
9:45 p.m. when they approached the top of the hill in Val Caron from which
there is an excellent view of the valley. At that moment, they saw a blue,
ball-shaped light with a flaming tail on it moving across the sky. At
first, they thought it was a meteor, but the fire tail suddenly went out
and the object flashed brightly three times before disappearing. The witness
said that the "object was going too fast to be a plane, and yet too
slow to be a meteor or shooting star." He also said that it left
a trail of smoke behind, which meant that it was in the atmosphere. He
said: "It was very close to the ground, maybe a couple of hundred
feet up. Three cars in front of us seen it also and slammed on the breaks."
They reported their sighting to the airport and a local radio station,
but the people there hadn't seen or heard anything about it.
- Date: Tuesday, April 13, 1999
- Location: Sudbury, Ontario
- At around 5:50 a.m., a Sudbury resident
was driving her husband to work when she saw a fluorescent green object
in the western sky which moved with great speed (about 1 - 2 seconds).
At first, she thought it could have been a comet; it was round-shaped
at the head with a short vapour trail. It was half the size of the moon
and was travelling west to north, in the area of the sky above Memorial
Hospital. She said "it happened so quickly, but was so impressive."
- Date: Thursday, May 20, 1999
- Location: Dowling, Ontario
- A Dowling resident reported to me that
at around 6:10 p.m., his wife was looking through the kitchen window to
the north and saw a disk-shaped object, silver in colour, with the sun
reflecting off its surface. It looked to be a little over halfway up in
the sky, moving from west to east. It then went behind a cloud and disappeared.
She kept looking, hoping to see it again but never did. Then, at around
6:30 p.m., her husband noticed something in the same part of the sky but
further away. He described it as a round object, very dull in colour,
again moving from west to east. The size looked to be about that of an
old 5-cent piece (smaller than a dime) at arm's length. It also disappeared
behind the clouds. He waited and watched for it, but never saw it again.
The weather was clear, the sun was still out and the clouds were thin.
He could clearly see it with the naked eye. "It was no plane, no
helicopter, no bird and no weather balloon," he said. But he's not
sure what it was.
- Michel M. Deschamps MUFON's Provincial
Section Director for Sudbury, Ontario UFO Researcher/Historian