UFO SIGHTING REPORT
March 21st 2004
Saskatoon SK (Southwest of Saskatoon)
Date: March 21, 2004
Time: 8:34 p.m. CST
Shape of objects: unknown (bright flash of light)
Full Description of event/sighting:
I'm not sure whether this classifies as a UFO or not, but I'd like to send in a short report on the chance that others saw this and report it, too.
I happened to be looking out our living room window just after 8:30 this evening, when I saw a brilliant flash of blue-white light. My view was to the southwest, and the entire southwestern sky lit up. A good portion of the sky was lit up, well above the horizon. The houses and trees across the street were silhouetted. I've often watched summer thunderstorms approach our city at night, and tonight's flash was easily many times brighter than any lightning flash I've seen. I took a closer look outside and could clearly see stars and the last of the twilight from sunset an hour and 10 minutes earlier. There was not a cloud in the sky, although infrared satellite imagery currently (10:30 p.m.) shows light cloud. I checked my watch after scanning the sky for about a minute and saw that the time was just approaching 8:35.
About 10 minutes after the event, I saw a neighbor walking along the sidewalk in front of our house. He seemed to be gazing at the sky toward the southwest, but he disappeared down the street before I could go and talk to him.
There is a cellular telephone tower and a hydro substation, both about 3 km away, in the general direction that I saw the flash. I have seen nothing on this evening's news to indicate that they were involved in any mishap. There is nothing on the Environment Canada web site to indicate a lightning strike. Perhaps it was a meteor. I once saw a meteor create a brilliant flash in daylight when I was a child, and tonight's event was somewhat similar. Whatever it was, it was really bright.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research