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1997 Sighting Reports

Date: Saturday, February 1, 1997.
Location: Whitefish, Ontario.

A man was up watching sports on TV until 12:40 a.m. when he noticed a yellow light coming through the kitchen window. When he looked out the window, he noticed two quarter moon shaped objects hovering about 100 feet in the air over the neighbour's property (The property is located on the opposite side of the street, across from the house). The objects were slightly blocked from view by tall trees in the foreground. As he watched the UFOs, the thought of reaching for his rifle crossed his mind, but then, he decided to go into the living room instead, where the large bay window offered a better view of the event. But by the time he got there, the two objects were gone.

About a week later, the witness's son and daughter in law, who reside in Cochrane, Alberta, observed a similar sighting of two quarter-moon-shaped UFOs. No details on that one. Our investigation is on going.


Date: February 1997.
Location: Near Burwash, Ontario.

At around 6:00 p.m., a CN locomotive engineer and two other workers saw something while they plowed the rails between Burwash and Killarney Provincial Park. The night was dark and clear as two objects, in close proximity to each other, hovered motionless in the sky.


Date: Thursday, April 3, 1997.
Location: Wikwemikong Indian Reserve, Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

In the early hours of the morning, a man looked out through his living room window and noticed a yellow, saucer-shaped object a few degrees above the horizon. In the foreground stood a street light. The time was approximately 4:00 a.m. and the sky was overcast. He estimated the size of the object to be about half a cigarette held at arm's length. He also said that at one point, the light blinked out for half a second or so, then reappeared. Soon after, the object disappeared from view.

When he told his girlfriend about his sighting the next day, she said it must have been the northern lights. He responded by saying that the UFO was in the southern part of the sky and the northern lights usually occur in the northern sky.


Date: Saturday, June 28, 1997.
Location: Blind River, Ontario.

It was sometime between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. and there were four of us outside, looking up at the stars. All of a sudden, one of the women said: "Look at that red object!" I looked straight up in the direction of the Big Dipper and I saw what looked like a dark red triangle-shaped object that appeared out of nowhere. It headed east and disappeared in less than three seconds. Before it left, I got a glimpse of it with my binoculars and the object had jagged edges and a square forward section. It was dark red in colour, and there were no other lights on or around it.

A second and a half later, as I was searching all over the sky with my binoculars for signs of the red object, JM yelled out: "There! Look! Another one!" I couldn't believe it. To the right of the Big Dipper, I caught a glimpse of a dark grey object moving in a straight line. It suddenly flared up to a dull white, then became a bright white egg-shaped object. It then dimmed down to a dull white. And once again, it appeared to be a dark greyish object. The UFO was moving from the southeast to the northwest in a straight line and "flared up" about 11 times in total, at intervals of two seconds duration. It was moving at a relatively slow speed so we had plenty of time to look at it. When it was dark, I looked at it with the binoculars and I could see a dark grey oval-shaped object. When I last saw it through the binoculars, it was still heading northwest and was low over the horizon and I could see the top of a pine tree in the foreground. Before all of this happened, we had seen both a satellite and a high-flying aircraft. Both UFOs were definitely different in both appearance and performance in comparison to the satellite and the plane.

NOTE: This sighting made the top 10 list for Canadian sightings in 1997 because of the fact that four adults witnessed it.


Date: Saturday, October 4, 1997.
Location: Hanmer and Sudbury, Ontario.

On October 4, I was recording a documentary on TV when I suddenly received a call from a friend who was reporting to me that he was looking at a UFO traveling east at a very fast clip. The time was between 8:00 and 8:15 p.m. I dropped what I was doing and I ran outside to take a look. At first glance, I couldn't see anything. But then, I noticed from the corner of my eye, a light that was moving east. It was a single white light and it was not flashing like the ones you find on a typical aircraft. No colour and no sound. The object was streaking to the east and then, the light went out.

When I asked my friend about the direction it came from, he told me that it came in from the south and made a smooth turn towards the east. When it first came in, it wasn't very bright - about the brightness of an ordinary star. At first, the object seemed to be above Jupiter. But then, it dropped down below it. My friend said he aimed a large flashlight at it and switched it on. The object suddenly became as bright - if not brighter - as the magnitude of Jupiter and started moving closer. When my friend realized what was happening, he shut the flashlight off. As he did this, the object became dimmer. As it moved on toward the east, he switched the flashlight back on and the light became brighter once again and remained the same until it went dim and disappeared from view.

 
 
Names of witnesses withheld. For educational purposes only.