M. Deschamps - Director
of Terminology and Abbreviations
January 1, 2001.
Location: Lake Ramsey, Sudbury, Ontario.
Monday, January 1, 2001, I received the following e-mail:
Michel, and Happy New Year,
understand that you are a member of MUFON, and live in the
Sudbury area. I have long had an great interest in UFO's,
and am always reading articles and watching documentaries
regarding these. I live here in Sudbury.
would like to know if you have had any reports of a strange
occurrence early this morning (New Year's Day) in Sudbury.
was driving home early this morning, with my son and parents
with me in the car. We were travelling north on Paris street
in the vicinity of the General Hospital, at around 1:15
a.m., when I noticed this huge light in the sky, over Lake
Ramsay, somewhere around the hospital. At first I thought
it was a helicopter trying to land...it seemed that close,
but it remained stationary...it was very large and bright...there
were no flashing lights on it. I pointed it out to my son
and parents, and we just watched for approximately 30 seconds
(after I had already observed it for a previous 30 seconds)...Suddenly,
we noticed a trail of smoke rise directly upward from this
light, and the light simply faded away...just disappeared
right from where it was...
was a crystal clear night out, and I have never seen anything
just wanted to let you know about this, and wonder if anyone
else had seen it, or what you make from it.'
Monday, January 1, 2001.
Location: Manitoulin Island, Ontario.
Sunday, January 7, 2001, I received the following e-mail:
January 1st, 2001 between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. (I believe,
I can collaborate with another eyewitness). Me and my girlfriend's
father seen two UFO's over Manitoulin Island. I was facing
SW. They appear to be bright yellowish lights and they didn't
move. Each had its own shape. One circular and the other
was shaped like a comet with two tails and a round head.
The sky was clear and the sun was setting. They looked like
they were on the edge of earth's atmosphere. I video taped
about 30 to 60 seconds. Me and a friend kept an eye on the
UFO's as we traveled west on the island. And as we dipped
into valleys we couldn't see them (we were not in a line
of sight). We watched them for about 5 more minutes then
we lost track of them. They appeared to change into a circle
as we traveled west. I have them on 8 MM video.
asked a local store owner about UFO's there and he said
he sees them all the time but is afraid to tell anyone in
fear they might think he is crazy (it's a small town).
anyone know of any similar sightings on this island or around
the world? What should I do with this video?'
Wednesday, January 17, 2001.
Location: Near Lively, 25 minutes west of Sudbury,
around 7:25 a.m., a man (DC) and his wife were heading west
on Highway 17 when his wife suddenly said: 'What's that?'
They watched as a bright white ball of light, moving at
treetop level, crossed the highway from left to right (south
to north). Their view of the object was partial blocked
by one of the three transport trucks that were ahead of
them. DC said that the driver of the transport in front
of them must have seen it because the brake lights came
on. He was hoping that the truckers would pull over at the
truck stop near Espanola so that he could chat with them,
but they never did.
Saturday, February 17, 2001.
Location: Copper Cliff, Ontario.
Sudbury resident reported that he saw an unusual light in
the western sky above Copper Cliff, between 8:30 and 9:30
day, October 31, 2000.
Location: Nairn Centre, Ontario.
Monday, April 23, 2001, I received the following e-mail:
an article in the paper a while back including your e-mail
address. I watch a bright light go all the way across the
sky east to west to the South on Halloween night about 7:00
PM. Never saw anything about it in the news and wondered
if you had anything reported. Let me know. This occurred
in Nairn Centre, Ontario.'
Location: From Parry Sound to Timmins, Ontario.
Sunday, April 29, 2001, I received the following e-mail:
name is EP. Your name was given to me by SB, who recently
attended one of your seminars. I was the head of mining
operations and technical at Falco-Jarvis from 1942-1957
here in the Sudbury district. Our operations ran from Parry
Sound to as far north as Timmins. During these years, my
fellow workers and I have come across things that I would
consider to be out of the ordinary. Perhaps to someone of
your stature they would not seem so strange, but they sure
were not normal to me. Most of these phenomena occurred
in and around freshly blasted open pit mines. At first,
we thought we had thieves on the premises, but when guards
were dispatched, the minerals still went missing without
a trace. The only way out was through the front gate, and
with up to 15 personnel at the gate, no one could have gotten
out. I have also seen strange-looking objects, and found
lead-type pellets scattered across the areas where the missing
minerals were reported stolen. If you are interested please
e-mail me back at this account. I honestly believe someone
is monitoring my e-mail.'
Wednesday, May 16, 2001.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario.
Thursday, May 17, 2001, I received the following e-mail:
would like to report that I seen something strange last
night, being the 16th may 2001. I live in Ottawa, Ont. and
this I seen over the Ottawa River close to Deschain rapids
at an elevation of about 300 feet to 450 feet. First, I
saw one light moving back and forth from right to left for
about a 15-min span. I thought it was strange and asked
my roommate to come up and look and we thought that this
could be a helicopter. Then it was joined by a second light
with the same appearance so we said that they must be helicopters
looking for something because we can see their lights getting
brighter as they searched for about 20 min. And when they
started moving towards the Ottawa airport, we could no longer
see them, but I could not stop looking in that direction.
And about 5 min later, I saw a very dim light flying in
a strange pattern. I can't use the word pattern because
it flew all over the place; it was hard to keep my sight
on it but this was very interesting to me and I had to know
where it was going, so I watched it fly toward the airport.
I could see it until it was over the airport and a plane
took off into the air. Then it was still until the plane
was about 1 min into flight, then I could no longer see
I wish I had a video camera.
of witnesses withheld. For educational purposes only.