UFO Sighting Report - Canada
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August 26th 2006 : Springbank Airport, Calgary, Alberta
Springbank Airport, Calgary Alberta - Pilot Sighting
Date: August 26, 2006
Time: 9:05 p.m.
Description: As I taxied my aircraft a Cessna 172 to the hold line of runway 25 at the Springbank airport, I was cleared for take-off to remain in the circuit (a traffic pattern resembling a race track around an active runway for the purposes of training, and maneuvering aircraft in and out of an airport). I observed my intended flight path to note an object that originally resembled an Airship, which from my perspective would have been over or very near the town of Cochrane. The object was "egg" shaped, and appeared to be dark grey or black in colour, however most of this was as a result of being against the background of the sunset. I inquired with the Tower Controller if there was indeed an aircraft working over Cochrane, or in that direction to which I was advised "no".
I then observed the object appear to change to a circular shape, and rapidly back to it's original "egg" shape. I reported this to the Tower Controller and remained in my position at the end of Runway 25.
At this time I observed the object move easterly and stop in a very defined motion with no sign of acceleration or deceleration. The object again altered shape, and moved upwards slowly but again with very defined motion. My report continued to Air Traffic Control and it was advised to me that there was nothing on Radar. Another Cessna 172 aircraft transiting the Control Zone advised that the same object (or one of similar description) was observed over the Control Tower approximately 5-10 minutes prior with "No Lights, No Sound".
My Commercial Flight Instructor was in a Piper Arrow behind my aircraft in cue for take-off and observed this object and copied all of our radio transmissions. I was still cleared for Take-off into the circuit, and advised that once at circuit altitude (1000 feet above ground level) I would give further information. At this time the object moved west, stopped, and continued east bound, when it disappeared. No further visual contact was made with the object that I saw, to the best of my knowledge.
Light conditions = Dusk/Dawn
Shape = Point of Light
Size = Size of a finger nail
Sound = Sound-No
Number of witnesses = 3 witnesses
Conditions = I've read the conditions agreement -I agree
Confidentiality = Use my name - NO
Contact you? = Email-Yes
Object appeared to be moving in an east west line at or near the town of Cochrane.
Duration = 4 minutes
Stationary? = Not visible for 5 minutes
Direction of travel = East
Change direction? = Yes
How did you lose sight of object? = lost sight - vanished.
Number of objects = 1 UFO
Color = Dark Grey/Black
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