Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Saucertime, and the Livin' Is Easy

During summertime, it's been common to get UFO reports from people who are out at campgrounds or tourist resorts. Curiously, I'm not receiving many of those in 2011. what I'm getting from various sources are simply nocturnal light cases from people who are out later than they would in the winter, reporting odd lights in the sky.

The exception to this was a photo I received from, of all places, Chile, sent by someone who googled UFOs and came up with me for some reason. (The search algorithm needs a kick, I think.)

The person had discovered a daylight photo of the sky in which the Sun was at the bottom of the photo and a disc-shaped artefact was at the top. Simple geometry and a ruler showed me it was an optics issue, but when I explained it to the sender, the emails dried up abruptly.

Here are some of the recent UFO reports:

July 4, 2011 1:00 pm Cooks Mills, ON
As two witnesses watched hawks flying over the trees, a white, disc-shaped object appeared hanging in the sky. After a few seconds it "moved unnaturally fast" and then vanished. (NUFORC)

July 7, 2011 8:00 pm Winnipeg, MB
Two people watched two "large bright spheres" moving in the western sky. One remained stationary for several minutes before heading west. Their light didn't twinkle, and the witnesses had no idea that the objects may have been. (UFOINFO)

July 7, 2011 Ottawa, ON
A video of a formation of white lights was posted on Youtube.

July 11, 2011 10:05 pm Langley, BC
A triangular formation of lights flew low and directly over a witness, who saw a "flurry" of six multicoloured lights in its center. (MUFON)

July 12, 2011 9:00 om Quebec, PQ
A witness reported two "luminous, white, fuzzy circles" of light darting about in the night sky like "animals that play together." (UFOROM)

July 15, 2011 10:45 pm Winnipeg, MB
A bright orange light seemed to hover for a minute, then moved eastward until it became too dim to see. (PSICAN)

July 17, 2011 11:00 pm Ignace, ON
Two "orbs" were seen hovering, then the moved together,m split up and went away in two different directions. (UFOSNW)

Thanks to a;; witnesses and contributors.


Hiya Chris, you probably get tired of these unsubstantiated sightings reports and have better things to do. Nevertheless, I'd like to describe two good sightings of differing flavours...

Back in the early 90s, two friends and I were looking in the Autumn sky for satellites or the Mir passing over. It wasn't something we did often and we were passing through a school's grounds on the way to meet up with others. By luck, we spotted a satellite/Mir passing above and watched it for a few moments before one of them said 'WTF is that?' The trajectory of the object passed another object of the same magnitude as surrounding stars. The difference was this light was moving in a different pattern. It moved clockwise through 3 points in the same area of sky at the same apparent speed as the original satellite/Mir.

As the satellite/Mir continued on its way, the other object held our attention and continued to repeat the same triangular pattern of movement without any apparent shift from that area of sky. The area covered was roughly the size of a thumbnail at arm's length.

We stayed there and watched for several minutes, but, as it didn't alter, we walked away. To this day, I regret leaving and would liked to have seen if it altered its course. Of all the sightings I've read since, none have conformed to that pattern.

Another sighting from 2003 involved a more 'conventional' UFO. It was a red point-light that zig-zagged across horizon to horizon from the South Coast of England and south towards France. At the most, it took four seconds. At the time, the sky was clear apart from whispy cirrus clouds and the object seemed to pass above them.

The first could conceivably be a terrestrial technology, but the second was quite astonishing for the speed and silence. A group of people further away from us were equally impressed.

To cap off the sighting, when we told others about it later, we were roundly dismissed and laughed at in good-humour. It was a strange experience to be collectively told that we hadn't seen anything at all. Whenever I see that Frank Mannor clip about the Michigan '66 sightings, I feel his frustration! One good thing about all this, is I can share the certainty that 'something' is definitely in the skies no matter how much some like to believe that it's all explainable by 'prosaic' means.
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