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2000 Sighting Reports

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2000.
Location: Sudbury, Ontario.

I received the following e-mail from Rosemary Parise:

'Hi, I just read you article in tonight's Northern Life and you said if anybody has any information or sighting please contact you, so here I am. The most recent sighting I saw was on May 6, 2000. It was about 11:45 p.m. I was at a friend's house on Country Side Drive and I happened to look up in a south/east direction and noticed a white light moving from North to South direction in the sky. So I called two of my friends outside to see what they thought. At first we thought it was a satellite but when it totally went from going North to South then to South to North direction, we thought there was no way it was a satellite. Then all of a sudden, it disappeared. The sighting was a good 1:30 min in length. Then me and my other friend have seen two other sighting back in late February - early March over and around the Ramsey Lake area. Each of these sightings, the crafts were maybe 300 - 500 feet in the air. The only strange thing about one of them was a black colored helicopter was heading out in the direction of the lights of this craft. This helicopter passed me about 200 feet in the air in my car along Ramsey Lake road and was headed out over Ramsey Lake in the direction of Howey Drive. If you want to reach me call my cell phone at 705 670 5213 or just e mail me back. Also in all these sightings, there were for sure 2 or more people witnessing them.'

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2000.
Location: Capreol, Ontario.

I received this following e-mail from Z:

'Hi there...

I just thought I'd let you know about something really odd that me and 2 friends witnessed a few years back. I'm not exactly sure how long ago, but I'm guessing it happened somewhere between 7 and 8 years ago...give or take.

Anyhow, I was probably about 13 or 14, maybe even younger at the time, and it was around 6 - 7 PM or so during the summer…probably July or August. Anyhow, we were standing in the schoolyard of a school in Capreol, and through the clouds we spotted what seemed to be like a meteor of some sorts that was travelling horizontally behind the clouds. It was obviously quite far away, and from the point where we observed it. From where we were standing, it was in the direction of Sudbury. I still remember quite well what it looked like.. It was basically a white ball, with a white tail following it…almost like a comet I suppose.. but this was more or less cigar shaped...almost rectangular, and the tail didn't converge into a point.

It travelled what seemed to be very slow for something that seemed so big in the sky. It also didn't leave any type of smoke or vapour trail behind it…although a tail was clearly visible. It just slowly travelled in the distance…perfectly horizontally parallel to the ground, and it seemed pretty far away as it would disappear and re appear behind the clouds. It was also white or semi greyish in colour...including the tail. It basically reminded me of a comet, or a meteor with a fiery tail...but the entire thing was greyish, and it left no trail. Anyhow, we watched it for about 4 - 5 minutes or so...and I cant remember exactly how it disappeared because it was a long time ago...but I think it basically just went behind some clouds...and we could no longer see it. It wasn't very high in the sky from our vantage point…only 10 degrees or so...not even...but it was pretty far away. Anyhow, when I got home I told my dad about it...and he called the airport and they said they didn't see anything out of the ordinary. But they also told him that someone else had called earlier and described that they had seen the same type of thing. I guess that's about all the info I have about it. It was a long time ago, so the exact date or year or whatnot is pretty vague...but it was for sure about 7 - 8 years ago in the summer.'

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2000.
Location: Capreol, Ontario.

I received this following e-mail from TP:

'I recently read your ad in the Wednesday edition of the Northern Life. I find it to be very interesting to know that other people such as yourself are reporting strange sightings in the area. I also have been witness to such strange things in our skies. On April 22, at 11:10 pm, my husband, myself, and a relative, were out behind Azilda with our telescope stargazing, when I was looking up and saw something that I could not explain. It looked like a large triangle, and it had 3 bright lights. It was moving fairly fast and I yelled to everyone to look up. We all saw it and followed it until we could not see it anymore. We checked the time and made a note of it to try and figure out what it was. I do know that it was not a satellite, or any type of airplane or helicopter. It was really weird. We tried to pick it up in the telescope, but could not. Then on May 7, between 11 and 11:15 p.m., all 3 of us were in our backyard, stargazing again, and we all saw it again!!!

It was the same shape as the last time. I couldn't believe it. I would like to know if you or anyone you know has seen this. As I mentioned, it is in the shape of a triangle and on each point there is a light. There are 3 in total. It moves fairly fast, but not so fast that you cannot follow it. It goes right across the sky. I am a strong believer in UFO's and I also believe that we are being watched for whatever reasons. I would appreciate it if you could e mail us back and let us know what you think.

We are located in the West End area and we are always outside with our telescope after dark.

I would like to add that both these times it was between 11 and 11:15 p.m. Thank you for your time and we look forward to reading your articles in the newspaper. Thank you for your time and we look forward to reading your experiences in the paper.'

Date: Friday, May 12, 2000.
Location: Sudbury, Ontario.

I received this following e-mail from CLD:

'I was ready the Northern Life and found your article in it. And it made me think. I was on my own and heading through Sudbury on regent toward the four corners. Actually I was close to the four corners when I saw something {it was during the day} a line of black smoke from a jet or rocket. It was shooting straight up toward the sky. At first I found it funny that we had a airport on the south west of Sudbury. Concentrating on my driving I looked away for a minute. I decided to look at it again. The line of smoke was now going horizontal, almost the same direction that I was going (south east). I tried to keep it in sight as much as I could. It was but a few moments later the line of smoke totally disappeared. Question? Does plane have white smoke? Yes! And that same day there was still a line above us which was white across the sky. The humidity was high that is why the plane's smoke was still there, but the line of dark smoke did not stay long. Secondly, the way this UFO moved at a speed faster then a jet liner. You can tell when the jet liner crosses the sky. What was this line of smoke, I don't know and never told anyone before.'


Date: Sunday, May 14, 2000.
Location: Sudbury, Ontario.

I received this following e-mail from JG:


The "UFO"subject fascinates me. I've spent many of hours with my eye pointed to the stars hoping to view something as strange as I viewed many years ago. I was in my teen years hanging around with some friends. I lived in Gatchell and in those days we liked to party! This particular evening I happened to be facing the southern sky when I saw "something". I remember the event vividly. The object was travelling from the west to the east; it was quite high and appeared to resemble a satellite. I followed the object for a short while when it suddenly turned 90 degrees towards the south. It did not arc, turn gently it headed south! Well I know what I saw and I have not seen anything turn like it to this day.

Mike, we have a place on Manitoulin and head there every weekend. One day a resident came over and asked if we had seen anything weird the night before, which we didn't. Apparently people had seen strange lights the night before. Well the conversation headed towards the UFO topic when he mentioned a landing site of two craft which were to supposedly have landed in the early 90's. The site is in the Spring Bay area which happens to be only minutes from our place. Do you have any info on this event or do you know were I can research it? Thanks for reading and keep up the good work.'


Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2000.
Location: Mattawa, Ontario.

Two men (MD and GG) were returning from their camp near Mattawa when one of the men noticed an unusual object in the sky. They described it as being triangular in shape with a curved or boomerang-shaped rear. All they could see was the underside of it. And on it, they could see an array of eight coloured lights, four of which formed a diamond shape pattern near the front. As it passed above them at an angle, they estimated its distance at less than 200 feet away and about 150 feet in the air, above the trees. The object was moving in a south-north direction and there was absolutely no sound coming from it. The sighting lasted between 10 to 15 seconds.

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2000.
Location: Dowling, Ontario.

A man (VH) reported that at around 10:20 p.m., he saw a blue light that exploded within seconds of being seen. Half a second later, a large, bright ball of light appeared from nowhere and hung there for a few seconds.

Date: Monday, August 21, 2000.
Location: Sudbury, Ontario.

At around 9:30 p.m., a Sudbury resident saw two white lights, side by side, that would flash on and off like the lights at a railroad crossing. The lights would also go up and down several times, and also move side to side before eventually disappearing from view.

Date: Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 2000.
Location: Thirteen miles north of Mattawa, Ontario.

While at camp with a group of people, a Sudbury resident reported that he and his cousin watched as a large white ball of light floated across the sky. He estimated its height at several thousands of feet and said that it looked to be about 10 times bigger than the brightest star in the sky. There was no sound. The time was approximately 9 p.m. It eventually disappeared in the distance behind the treetops.

The next night, there were seven or eight people left at the camp. While they were sitting around the fire, they looked east over the Ottawa River and saw a distant light that was coming toward them, then suddenly stopped. One of them who wasn't much of a believer in UFOs, said: 'Look at that star! How come it's zigzagging like that?' They all stepped away from the fire and looked up in the sky. The white light was pulsating with different colours. It started to go up and down, then move from side to side. It would shoot straight up and come right down again. They were amazed by what it did and watched it for almost 20 minutes before it disappeared behind the tree line, over another mountain. As they stood there watching, the witness' grandson noticed another one which came out of nowhere and made a loop up in the sky, then took off in a flash in a different direction.

Ten minutes later, as they were talking about what they had just seen, a third one appeared in the southern sky. It wasn't high in the sky, but was doing the same thing as the second one, dancing up and down, zigzagging all over. They watched it for almost an hour before they got tired of looking at it. When they came back to see it, they noticed it had moved from one mountain top to another, moving up and down, zigzagging all over. The light kept moving further away until it almost went out. And then, all of a sudden, it came back and looked to be about twice as big as before. Then it faded away as they lost sight of it. They kept looking around for it, but the fog started to set in. The time was approximately 1 o'clock in the morning.

The next morning, Monday, at around 9 a.m., the witness came out of his cabin in time to see two F-18 Hornets as they flew by at a rapid rate. He said they were about 10,000 feet high and heading northeast. This reminded him of the time he had seen a UFO back in 1975 and jets had been scrambled from the States.

Date: Thursday, August 24, 1999.
Location: Blind River, Ontario.

On Sunday, January 21, I received the following e-mail:

'Hi. I would like to report my sighting. It happened in Blind River, Ont. on Aug 24, the night of the Perseids meteor shower; I really forgot the exact date. Anyhow, my buddy and I were backpacking along the North Channel out of Blind River. On our way back, we were at the river mouth stuck on an island; it's a Nature reserve, I think. We were there to photograph the wildlife but our pick up never came. On the third night, we decided to try and photograph meteors but as soon as it turned dark, the Borialis was going on and I never seen it before so I was shooting rolls of film of the aurora. At about 3 a.m., we had enough and decided to go to sleep. We went to the beach to bury our food and Cain, my bud, says: 'Rich, what's that?" I turn and look and above the trees on the other side of the river was a huge white light with a red light on top. Under the lights was a flat black space we figured was the rest of the ship, the sky was backlit from the full moon over the lake that night. We both ran up on this big rock we spent hours on and watched it. It sort of bobbed around like a bobber on water but it didn't travel. We watched for about 7 minutes or so and during that time, I grabbed the mag light and started to S.O.S. it over and over, hoping to get a reaction from it but nothing ever happened. I realized then 'camera, fool!' and ran to camp and put on my 400mm lens, screwed it on the tripod and aimed at it. As it came into the viewfinder, it disappeared in thin air. I couldn't tell how far it was or how high it was, but it was close or least it wasn't far away, you know. My bud will confirm this if you like. But what I'd like to know is if anyone else reported it that night. Thanks again.'

Names of witnesses withheld. For educational purposes only.