UFO Sighting Report - Canada
Fall - Spring, 1976/1978 : Beacon Hill, Gloucester, Ontario
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Beacon Hill, Gloucester/Ontario
Number of witnesses: 6
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Round
Weather Conditions: Clear night sky
Description: I was about 8-10 years old and my friend Kristine Waters and I were playing in the middle of the forest above our housing complex one evening. We looked up through a large clearing in the trees to see a huge circular object moving steadily above our heads and making no noise whatsoever. It was huge and only a few hundred feet above our heads. There were several dozens of white lights around the perimiter pointing downward. As it moved over us I was able to see the start and end of it but not all at once, it seemed perfectly round. All I can recall is the lights and we watched it in awe for about 10-15 seconds before being scared out of our wits and running back to the housing project. I never ran so fast in my life and we turned back and looked above the forest and it was gone. We sat and joked about who would ever believe this story... The next day at school, 4 of my buddies ran up to the front of class for show-and-tell yelling and screaming about seeing a UFO the night before. They were hanging around the Beacon Hill shopping mall about 500m from the forest. Same time and similar description; big round thing with lights around it.
TV/Radio The Ottawa Citizen reported a UFO sighting in the Gloucester area but didn't elaborate much.
Additional information from the witness:
I meant to say the time frame was somewhere between 1976 to 1978. My hunch is it was Grade 4 and I was 8/9 years old, so 1976 or 77 is the most likely year.
My curfew as a kid was 9pm and it was dark in the evening when this happened so it was not the summer but fall to spring.
I have tried searching the internet for another confirmed sighting. The Ottawa Citizen does not have those early issues online.
Hope this helps.