UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
August 23rd 2008 : Ridgeville/Fonthill, Ontario
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Ridgeville/Fonthill Ontario An Orange/White Object
Date: August 23, 2008
Time: 9:25 p.m.
Location of Sighting: Ridgeville/Fonthill Ontario (Bissells Hideaway Campground).
Number of witnesses: 4+
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Slightly oblong.
Full Description of event/sighting: At our campsite at near Fonthill, ON my girlfriend (34) jumped out of her seat, excitedly demanding that our two boys (11 & 15) and I (33) 'Come see this" followed by "oh my god, what is that, come see this, oh my god, what is that".
We had to move to her position to see past a tree. We were looking to the East. There was an orange/white flickering (like fire) slightly oblong sphere moving rather quickly and silently (compared to the planes we had frequently seen flying over all day and night) to the north.
We really couldn't believe our eyes. We could also hear the same type kind of excited "What is that?" from nearby campers which is why I say there were 4+ witnesses.
The entire sighting lasted 3-5 minutes. We couldn't tell if it was either really big and high or small/low. It was hard to estimate an altitude on such a clear night in unfamiliar surroundings. We thought, if it was really big/high that might explain the silence but we tend to think it was lower (probably at the altitude a small/light aircraft would cruise at) but still pretty big, bigger than any of the planes we had seen all day.
It continued moving from the South to NW. It passed us and once it seemed to be quite far off to the NW it seemed to turn slightly to go directly North. It was at that distance that a plane or jet moved in to a position to follow it until it completely faded from view.
We enjoyed the next few hours trying to explain what we had seen and regretting that we didn't have a camera to prove it.
I'd agree with the report "Stratford, Ontario A Bright Glowing Orange Ball" (on the same night a half hour before we saw it) that it was not a hot air balloon. There's no way a hot air balloon goes that fast. And since it made it from Stratford to Fonthill (114 miles) in about a half hour (2h 20m drive) that would put it's speed at about 230 mph but since we saw it come from the South (Welland or Fort Erie - Stratford is north-west of Fonthill) it may have travelled a lot further to go around us and come from the south - so it could have been a lot faster than that.
Thank you to the witness for their report.
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