December 18th 2004

Parry Sound, Ontario (Nine Mile Lake) Unusual Light

Date: December 18, 2004
Time: Evening

I returned a telephone call to a witness who had left a message on my answering machine. I had a nice conversation with the fellow who explained that he and his wife do a lot of cross country skiing in the evening as there is less people out at night. The cross country track is located roughly 3 to 4 miles outside of the town of Parry Sound. On December 18, 2004 the couple were out cross country skiing at Nine Mile Lake which is 6 km NE of Parry Sound on hwy 124, 240 km. north of Toronto on Highway 69 (via hwy 400).

On this particular evening the couple were just approaching the lake area and in the distance they saw what appeared to be a snowmobile with it's light on. They watched the light, waiting to hear a sound from the snowmobile? But no sound was ever heard. The light was not moving at this time, and as the couple waited for it to make some sort of moment, they became curious and started to ski towards it. As they did so the light started to rise upwards and after approximately 3 minutes had passed and as they got closer to it the light just blinked out. As the witness said, it just vanished !

The fellow said they figured the object was pretty much in the center of the frozen lake. After reaching the approximate area where they thought the light was, they found no tracks of a snowmobile or anything else unusual other than a few old ski tracks in the snow. He did mention there was some snow drifting on the lake at the time.

The gentleman went on to explain this wasn't the only time the strange light was witnessed in this area. His son, wife and himself were back out on the ski trails on January 9, 2005. The man's son had showed up a little later and while he was out on the trail he told his parents that he too had witnessed something unusual.

They continued to ski and soon after, they all once again saw the same strange light sitting over the lake. They figure it was in the same location as before, same brightness etc. Once again they tried to approach it, but it disappeared as it had done before. The witness did add that the light would begin moving upwards slowly at a steady rate of speed, but as it moved higher in altitude its movements became jerky.

Also interesting to note is that the fellow mentioned the cliffs around that part of the lake were very high with not much of a shoreline. The light rose up higher than the height of the rock wall which would have been approximately 60 to 70 feet high at its lowest point. Also they mentioned that the light was bright enough to give them a little night blindness for a few seconds. The color of the light was a bluish white, almost florescent.

The witnesses were looking almost dead north. Not a sound was ever heard coming from it.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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