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13, 1974: Daytime sighting. Time: Approx.
between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. Location: Hanmer, Ontario. Weather:
Clear and sunny. I remember seeing an object hovering at
treetop level. It was sphere-shaped and looked metallic
as the afternoon sun reflected off its surface. I have in
my possession official documents that confirm sightings
of these objects, both in Hanmer and Sudbury, during the
same time period.
original sketch and a representation of a silver sphere
- October 9, 1990: Evening sighting. Time: Between
8:30 and 8:55 p.m. Location: Hanmer, Ontario. Weather: Clear
and cool. Figure 1- Looking to the south, I saw an
object as bright as a planet come down from the sky at an
angle and then "floated" above the rocky hills,
slowly heading east.
2 - After stopping at the house to grab my binoculars,
I drove up to the woods at the end of another street and
from there, I noticed that the object's brilliance had dissipated
and it appeared to be egg-shaped and white in colour.
3 - As I looked between the bare branches, I noticed
that the object was moving from side to side about three
times, then stopped for a second or two. Then suddenly blinked
out, as if someone had flipped a switch. The object then
reappeared at a slightly lower elevation.
4 - After leaving the woods, I proceeded to drive my
car up a hill that would allow me an excellent view of the
surrounding valley. As I was driving, I could not see the
object anywhere. But as I crested the hilltop, I scanned
the skies looking for it, panning from my right to my left
until I noticed a large pinkish-red, oval-shaped light in
the area when I knew the Falconbridge Radar Base was located.
It hovered next to it for several minutes, pulsating like
an emergency road flare. Throughout the entire sighting,
there was absolutely no sound.
left to right: UFO sighted at two different locations -
Bottom: UFO sighted near CFS Falconbridge - October
- November 26, 1990: Daytime sighting. Time: 11:40
a.m. Location: Hanmer, Ontario. Weather: Clear and sunny.
I saw a large white disk-shaped object with a thick tail
moving across the clear blue sky, from the northwest to
the southeast. I watched it for several minutes, until it
looked like a white cotton ball in the distance. When I
first observed it, the object was less than one mile away.
There was no sound.
object seen crossing the sky until disappearing in the distance.
- December 5, 1990: Daytime sighting. Time: 9:05
a.m. Location: Hanmer, Ontario. Weather: Clear and sunny.
I saw what appeared to be a vapour trail in the sky. Suddenly,
it began to curve downward and reverse direction, heading
back south. When completed, the "vapour traiI"
looked like a white candy cane. Despite the bright sun,
I never saw any object or reflection at the leading edge
of this trail, indicating to me that this was not a conventional
object with long tail.
- Summer 1991: Night time sighting. Time: Between 10:00
p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Location: Hanmer, Ontario. Weather: Clear
and warm. While looking straight up at the sky, I saw three
single flashes at 2-second intervals. All three lights flashed
from different locations, describing a triangular pattern
in the sky.
- Fall 1994: Night time sighting. Time: Approx. 9:05
p.m. Location: Whitefish, Ontario. Weather: Clear and cool.
I saw a fast-moving, multi-coloured light in the presence
of five other people. The only sound we heard was that of
a passing plane, which was at a much lower altitude than the
- September 18, 1995: Evening sighting. Time: Between
10:30 and 11:00 p.m. Location: Hanmer, Ontario. Weather:
Clear and cool. After being contacted by a friend in Sudbury
who said he saw something heading towards Hanmer, I drove
my car to my favorite hilltop in order to have a good view
of the sky above the village. After having looked towards
the east, I took a glance towards the west, just in time
to see two fast-moving, rapidly-flashing strobe lights as
they flew towards the town of Capreol; they were less than
half a mile away from me. The
objects moved very fast, just like jets, but there was no
sound. The leading object was further ahead, followed by
the second. As they flashed past me, they reminded me of
two sea urchins.
silent objects traveling at jet speed towards the north.
- May 2, 1996: Daytime sighting. Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hanmer, Ontario. Weather: Clear, sunny with large
clouds. I was outside doing some gardening for my mom when,
from the corner of my eye, I noticed something in the eastern
sky, moving from south to north. I grabbed my camcorder
and began to video tape the object. A friend of mine had
seen unusual lights at about 3:00 a.m. the night before,
so I had decided to set up my camcorder on its tripod, just
in case I would see something. The object looked like a
short cigar, moving amongst the clouds. Through my binoculars,
I couldn't see any lumps, dark spots or shadowing on the
object that would indicate it had wings, a tail fin, or
a cockpit. The colour of it was pure white, but much brighter
than the clouds. After entering and exiting a cloud bank,
it took on a round shape. It later changed back to a cigar
shape before finally going out of sight. There was no sound.
I continued to watch the object with my binoculars after
putting down the camcorder. One of my friends who saw the
footage, described it as a piece of burning phosphorous.
- June 11, 1996: Night time sighting. Time: 2:45 a.m.
Location: Hanmer, Ontario. Weather: Clear and warm. I was
outside at a friend's house and through my binoculars, I saw
a silent object that moved from south to north, 70 degrees
above the horizon. It flashed seven times, at intervals of
about six seconds while flying in a straight line. Once or
twice, between the flashes, I could see a faint grey, oval-shaped
object as it crossed the sky.
- August 24, 1996: Evening sighting. Time: 9:32 p.m.
Location: Hanmer, Ontario. Weather: Clear and warm. I saw
and video-taped an orange light as it flew between the Moon
and Jupiter, from the northwest to the southeast. It looked
like a faint oval light with a halo around it. On two occasions,
it became almost as bright as Jupiter. Its appearance reminded
me of the Hale-Bopp comet, with the exception of the colour.
There was no sound.
- June 28, 1997: Night time sighting. Time: Between
11:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. Location: Blind River, Ontario.
Weather: Clear and warm. I saw two different objects appear
out of nowhere near the Big Dipper, in the presence of three
other people. The first object was deep red in colour and
triangular in shape, with jagged edges. Within a split second,
it was gone! A second and a half later, the second object
appeared. It was oval-shaped and dark grey and flared up
to a very large bright light every two seconds as it crossed
the sky to the north. We watched it as it flared up eleven
times before disappearing behind the treetops. No sound.
egg-shaped object crossing the sky towards the north.
- October 4, 1997: Evening sighting. Time: Between
8:00 and 8:15 p.m. Location: Hanmer, Ontario. Weather: Clear
and cool. I confirmed someone else's sighting when I saw a
single white light as it sped up, streaked to the east and
- August 13, 1998: Night time sighting. Time: 10:06
p.m. Location: Sudbury, Ontario. Weather: Clear and warm.
I saw a light which, at first, looked like Venus. But then,
it moved away to the east-southeast and faded-out within seconds.
- December 7, 1998: Nighttime sighting. Time: Between
11:45 and 11:52 p.m. Location: Sudbury, Ontario. Weather:
Clear and cold. I saw a bright white light "hovering"
near the Copper Cliff Super stack. There was no flashing.
The light eventually moved away from me towards the west and
- March 16, 2000: Evening sighting. Time: 9:45 p.m.
Location: Sudbury, Ontario. Weather: Clear and cold. While
riding in a station wagon with my two friends, I looked out
the right rear passenger-side window and noticed a light up
in the eastern sky, directly above Lake Ramsey. It was pinkish
red in color and pulsated at the same rate as those found
on some of the communication towers located around the city.
But unlike the tower lights, it did not completely go out
as it would pulse on and off. It appeared to be almost as
big as a small aircraft, but oval in shape. As we went past
the General Hospital, I kept looking in the sky and could
no longer see the light, which was odd since it was at a fair
height and would have been easily noticeable from the street
we were on.
- March 26, 2000: Evening sighting. Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Sudbury, Ontario. Weather: Clear. My colleague
Todd Fraser decided to cut his visit short, so I accompanied
him outside and as we both stood there talking, I happened
to look up in the sky (approx. 90 degrees) and spotted something
strange in the sky. I saw what looked like a single bright
flash*, then barely noticed a second one from the corner
of my eye. As Todd looked on, I told him I was going upstairs
to get my binoculars. When I came back, he said he'd seen
two more flashes and told me to point my binoculars in the
direction of the Big Dipper (south to north). Todd said
the flashes seemed to be heading that way in a straight
line. I kept looking up but never saw them again. In total,
we estimate we saw four flashes at different points in the
sky. These looked similar, but brighter than those I had
seen during the summer of 1991.
I call these lights "Jumpers" because they seem
to flash once in one spot, then flash again somewhere else...sometimes
a third or fourth time, then disappear for good. These are
not the lights of an aircraft, helicopter or satellite.
- August 25, 2000: Late evening sighting. Time: 10:25
p.m. Location: Sudbury, Ontario, overlooking Lake Ramsey.
Weather: Warm and clear. My buddy and I were taking a long
walk along Lake Ramsey, watching a freight train as it rumbled
by until it disappeared around the bend in the distance.
As I looked toward the direction of the train, I noticed
a red light which seemed to be at the water's edge. As we
walked a few more yards, we watched in amazement as the
red light suddenly zipped across Ramsey Lake, from west
to east, more or less parallel to us. Within 5 seconds,
it had disappeared behind another shoreline to our left.
It seemed to travel at level flight with a speed comparable
to that of a jet fighter. The light never flickered, remaining
bright red, with an estimated size of a basketball or a
beach ball at that distance. We waited and watched the lake
for a few more minutes, but there was no wake or ripples
on the water. Lights from surrounding camps and homes reflected
in the lake on all sides, placing the object approximately
in the middle of the lake. I estimated its height above
the water between 5 and 10 feet, but I couldn't see any
reflection from it on the surface of the water. We were
at a higher vantage point, looking down at it at about a
20 degree angle or less. I have since gone back there in
daytime, took a few pictures of the area, which does look
different than at night time. But I am still positive we
saw something highly unusual.
- April 18, 2001: Evening sighting. At around 9:31
p.m., I noticed a single light source crossing the sky from
W.N.W. to E.S.E. for two minutes, then disappear in a cloud.
It had no flashing lights and no audible sound.
- July 10, 2002: Daytime sighting. Location: Sudbury,
Ontario. While waiting for the bus on my way to work, I was
looking up at the clear blue sky and I noticed what first
looked to be a seagull riding the thermals above downtown
Sudbury, along with other birds. As this thing made a slight
turn, it seemed to change shape and became a white smudge
-- sort of circular but with an irregular edge -- just like
looking at the bottom of a somewhat round object. It headed
to the east towards New Sudbury, and as I kept watching it,
it then looked like a very dark grey flying wing or flat piece
of metal. Looking at it from behind, there seemed to be a
red tinge on its rear, followed by a very bright glare as
the Sun reflected on the left-hand surface. I looked at my
watch which indicated 10:15 a.m. If I'm right, it took this
thing about a minute and a half to two minutes to travel that
distance. Now, it might have been an ultra-light, but I could
not see anything (the cockpit) hanging from this "wing".
Once I got to work, I phone the control tower at the Sudbury
airport to tell them about this and ask them if they had any
incoming flights for that time. All they said was that they
don't necessarily get flight plans from anyone flying ultra-lights...which
I knew. My eyesight is good...I know I saw something weird.
Binoculars would have been helpful in "bringing in"
the object, but my 7 x 35's are too bulky to carry around
all the time, so I bought a small compact pair which I will
carry with me...well, at least when I go to work.
On Thursday, September 5, at around 7:40 p.m. while waiting
for my bus to go home, an ultralight glider flew over my
head at approximately 600 feet. I watched it as it veered
high above the New Sudbury shopping centre parking lot,
heading south-east, until it went out of sight. At that
distance, it looked nothing like the unknown object I spotted
on July 10. This confirmed the fact that the object I had
seen could not have been an ultralight aircraft...which
would have been the only logical explanation for it, had
the object been a conventional aircraft.
- March 8, 2005: Evening sighting. Location: Sudbury,
Ontario. At around 7:40 p.m., I was waiting for my bus to
go home after work when I spotted a flickering light moving
erratically, from south to north. It was to the left of the
Orion's Belt Constellation and moving straight, high up above
my head. There was no discernible shape and it seemed to "jump"
from one spot to another, while heading north. It was way
too high to be a plane, and did not display the usual colored
lights that aircraft have.
- March 22, 2005: Evening sighting. Location: Sudbury,
Ontario. At around 7:42 p.m., I was again waiting for my bus
after work when I spotted a white light out of the corner
of my eye. I looked again to make sure it was moving...and
it was, in a straight line heading southeast, between the
Moon and the Orion's Belt constellation. It moved fairly fast
and disappeared quickly at about 30° above the horizon.
- July 23, 2006: Late afternoon sighting. Location:
Sudbury, Ontario. At around 5:30 p.m. that afternoon, I was
outside lying on my hammock when I spotted a small white object
that looked like a satellite, moving in a straight trajectory
from west to east, at very high altitude above my apartment
building. There was no tail or exhaust. (NOTE: A satellite
cannot be seen in the daytime) I also saw seagulls flying
high and in a somewhat straight path, but did not quite look
the same. The sky was clear with some high clouds (ceiling
was at approx 10,000 to 11,000 feet) through which this thing
travelled. Winds were north-northwest. Sighting lasted about
- September 19, 2006: Afternoon sighting. Location:
Toronto, Ontario. At around 3 p.m., I was sitting in the backyard
at my friend Errol's place where I was just relaxing and taking
photos of the sunny sky during my holiday week in Toronto.
I was trying out my new camera (Kodak P850) and its 10X digital
zoom. After I took a photo of a particular cluster of clouds,
I used the zoom button to close in on the photo of the cloud
to see how good and clear the edges of the cloud would be.
And near the white portion of the cloud, I noticed this white
dot on the photo. And since planets and satellite cannot be
seen in broad daylight, I'm guessing it has to be a UFO parked
up there, a few miles up!
- 27 - July 11 & 12, 2009: Evening/night sightings.
Locations: Blind River and Lake Duborne, respectively. After
hearing about a lot of UFO sightings in Wiki, Elliot Lake
and Blind River, I decided to go spend the weekend at my
friend's place on the Mississagi River Indian Reserve, east
of Blind River. Having seen UFOs there in 1997, I certainly
was not surprised to see more, on those two separate evenings.
first night was spent skywatching near the North Channel
until 4 a.m. I was in the company of my friend Joan, her
sister Marge, an OPP officer and her husband, along with
Matthew Fish, documentary filmmaker. It was about 11:06
p.m. when we stood there and watched as the first object
appeared from the west, near The Big Dipper, and headed
east. It was bright white in color, and I estimated its
height to be about 6,000 to 15,000 feet. No sound and no
later, at around 1:45 a.m., a second object appeared from
the same direction as the first, and moved along the same
trajectory. Matthew managed to get this one on digital video
second night was spent at Lake Duborne, north of Blind River,
after having visited the lake in the daytime, and we stayed
up, skywatching, until 3 a.m. At around 11:30 p.m., an orangy-red
object appeared from behind a rocky outcrop to our left,
moving from west to northeast. As it moved across the sky,
its color changed to a light orangy-yellow, but still bright,
and remained so until it disappeared behind the treeline
on the other side of the lake. Again, I would say that its
height was between 6,000 and 15,000 feet...maybe 20,000.
And again, no sound or flashing lights of any kind.
at around 1:15 a.m., a second object appeared from the west,
and looked like something with a bright light at the front.
At first, when I saw it, it looked like a brilliant light.
But then, as it got half way over the lake, I noticed that
half the object was dark, and the front portion was projecting
light at the front, away from our eyes. It was weird because
no light shone from the back as this thing moved away. No
sound and no flashing lights. On both nights, I was using
binoculars to observe the objects.
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