researcher seeks info on sightings
the past three weeks or so, I've received several phone
calls about UFO sightings in the area, including Manitoulin
of the reports dealt with a sighting that took place about
18 months ago near the Four Corners in Sudbury's South
that case, a man looked out the window at a coffee shop
and noticed a large, diamond-shaped object, dull black
in colour, maneuvering in the afternoon sky around a large
single dark cloud before eventually leaving the area.
report was about a light seen on Manitoulin Island Wednesday,
July 22 between 3 am and 4:15 am, over the same general
area where, in mid-September 1990, an object of unknown
origin landed and left marks on the gravel-covered limestone.
most recent report was about a young couple who were followed
by a moving light flying low in the sky, as they drove
from Whitefish to Sudbury. The
object was then observed at a relative's house, and later,
behind their apartment building.
Dowling, a retired Falconbridge worker looked straight
up at 90 degrees and saw three coloured lights, each flashing
once in sequence: one white light at one end, a red light
in the middle and a blue light at the other end, all three
moving in tandem, but flashing one at a time. They were
moving faster than a jet and there was no sound.
myself, had a sighting of short duration as I spent my
first night in my new apartment Aug. 13. As I was tuning
my television set, I looked up through the window and
saw a light that was as bright as Jupiter.
first, that's all I thought it was. But then, it moved
away to the east-southeast and faded out within seconds.
It was 10:06 pm when it disappeared.
funny thing about it was that it did not dip below the
horizon. It wasn't even that low...it looked to be about
35 degrees above the horizon. The sky was so clear because
at 45 degrees (slightly above where I saw the light),
there was a star in plain sight. The way the light moved
away, I should have been able to see it go on, just like
a plane would, at that distance. But it just "blinked
friend of mine has been seeing similar objects for the
past three years. The objects did all kinds of things
such as form triangles in the night sky or fly in formation
about the city. I even captured one of them on video tape.
please, all you skywatchers out there - keep your eyes
to the sky.
you think you saw something unexplainable, mark down the
date, time, location, directions of flight, duration and
appearance of the object(s) and report it. Confidential
is assured. I can be reached at 670-2759. My e-mail address