UFO SIGHTING REPORT
July 17th 2003
Initial Report to UFOINFO:
Name: On file
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: July 17, 11:41 PM
Approach Direction: North
Departure Direction: South
Witness Direction: South
Description: 3 dull orange objects moving at different velocities southbound joined by 2 dull orange objects, also of varying velocities, moving southwards
dog in adjacent yard became quite agitated
Color/Shape: dull orange, amber glow
Height & Speed: difficult to determine, quite high I presum
Follow-up report by Brian Vike:
At about 11:41 P.M. on July 17 I was sitting out on my patio, looking at
a satellite travelling from southwest to northeast when I saw the first
three objects flying in a triangular formation, though at what appeared
to be varying and different velocites. I suppose they might have even
been "revolving" around each other, though I can't remember. At the time
I interpreted their movements as independant and somewhat "playful."
They were close together and moving fast and silently, from due north to
due south. They seemed to be at high altitude.
Just after the first objects disappeared I became aware of two more,
that were hovering or approaching from the southwest. I at first thought
that these were airplane searchlights (I live within the landing
approach radius of Toronto International Airport, though downtown) but
then they separated, one speeding up and going south to follow the first
three lights and the other one following it in short order. These were
perhaps lower, but still several miles away. (as it appeared optically)
The whole event took maybe 5 seconds.
The formation of the first three lights that went over head would have
had the diametre of a plum held at arm's length, perhaps, though I
cannot be sure. Who would guess that the diametre of the moon is the
same as that of a dime held at arm's length?
My neighbours' dog, which was confined in its "dog house" at the time,
is a female beagle, about 3 or 4 years old.
Hope this information helps. How common are these kinds of sightings?
Was the dog's commotion simply a coincidence or some sort of intuitive
reaction to these lights? If so, how would it be aware of something at
such high altitude (like jetliners)?
Brian Vike <email@example.com>
HBCC UFO Research
[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike for the follow-up report.]