UFO Sighting Report - Canada
March/May 1999 : Various Locations, Ontario
Updates On Recent Northeastern Ontario Reports
Michel M. Deschamps
26th May 1999
1999 UFO Sightings (update)
Here is a list of the latest sightings from Northeastern Ontario that were reported to me.
March 24th 1999 : Blind River, Ontario
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1999
Location: Blind River, Ontario
A woman from Algoma Mills (7 miles from Blind River) had a close encounter while driving towards Blind River, where she was going to pick up her daughter at the local Tim Horton's. The time was approximately 11:20 p.m. When she got within ½ mile from Blind River, she saw an object lifting off from behind some trees at an RV trailer lot, near the shores of Lake Huron. She described it as cigar-shaped and red and white in colour. When she saw it lift up above the treeline, she pulled right over so that she could get out and watch. But when the object started coming over the highway, she decided to stay in the car. The object was "as long as one treeline to the other" (wider than the highway). She sat there and watched as it came right over her car which, at that point, began to vibrate. That's when she hit the gas, she said, because "she just wanted to get out of there." At that moment, that's when it (the object) took off in a split second. It went right over the hospital and flew away in a northerly direction. A woman who had reported other encounters before, went to check the site and found no physical trace of any kind.
Two nights prior, on Monday, March 22, in the early hours of the morning, she said she woke up and heard a loud hum in her house. She went running to her daughter's room, woke her up, and both were in a panic state. She said she kind of knew what it was, but didn't want to go outside and look. Then the hum went away.
April 15th 1999 : Ironbridge, Ontario
Date: Thursday, April 15, 1999
Location: Ironbridge, Ontario
Two women going for a walk at about 10:00 p.m. (Ironbridge 12 miles west of Blind River) reported they saw a bright, bright light in the bush and they didn't want to stay any longer. They got scared because it was "too...too bright for a normal light." They just took off out of there.
April 17th 1999 : Garson, Ontario
Date: Saturday, April 17, 1999
Location: Garson, Ontario
A former Falconbridge worker and his wife (from Dowling, Ontario) were driving back from Garson when they spotted an object in the sky, moving in a north-northeasterly direction. The time was approximately 9 p.m. and the sky was a bit cloudy. At first, the woman thought it was the moon. But at the time, the moon was in the southern sky and had a thin crescent shape. The object was described as a last-quarter moon with the tips squared off, and yellow in colour. It was seen for about 12 - 30 seconds before it moved away from them.
April 13th 1999 : Val Caron, Ontario
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 1999
Location: Val Caron, Ontario
On the evening of April 13th, a Sudbury resident who works for a maintenance company and a fellow worker saw a strange sight while on their way to Hanmer. The time was approximately 9:45 p.m. when they approached the top of the hill in Val Caron from which there is an excellent view of the valley. At that moment, they saw a blue, ball-shaped light with a flaming tail on it moving across the sky. At first, they thought it was a meteor, but the fire tail suddenly went out and the object flashed brightly three times before disappearing. The witness said that the "object was going too fast to be a plane, and yet too slow to be a meteor or shooting star." He also said that it left a trail of smoke behind, which meant that it was in the atmosphere. He said: "It was very close to the ground, maybe a couple of hundred feet up. Three cars in front of us seen it also and slammed on the breaks." They reported their sighting to the airport and a local radio station, but the people there hadn't seen or heard anything about it.
April 13th 1999 : Sudbury, Ontario
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 1999
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
At around 5:50 a.m., a Sudbury resident was driving her husband to work when she saw a fluorescent green object in the western sky which moved with great speed (about 1 - 2 seconds). At first, she thought it could have been a comet; it was round-shaped at the head with a short vapour trail. It was half the size of the moon and was travelling west to north, in the area of the sky above Memorial Hospital. She said "it happened so quickly, but was so impressive."
May 20th 1999 : Dowling, Ontario
Date: Thursday, May 20, 1999
Location: Dowling, Ontario
A Dowling resident reported to me that at around 6:10 p.m., his wife was looking through the kitchen window to the north and saw a disk-shaped object, silver in colour, with the sun reflecting off its surface. It looked to be a little over halfway up in the sky, moving from west to east. It then went behind a cloud and disappeared. She kept looking, hoping to see it again but never did. Then, at around 6:30 p.m., her husband noticed something in the same part of the sky but further away. He described it as a round object, very dull in colour, again moving from west to east. The size looked to be about that of an old 5-cent piece (smaller than a dime) at arm's length. It also disappeared behind the clouds. He waited and watched for it, but never saw it again. The weather was clear, the sun was still out and the clouds were thin. He could clearly see it with the naked eye. "It was no plane, no helicopter, no bird and no weather balloon," he said. But he's not sure what it was.
Michel M. Deschamps
MUFON's Provincial Section Director for
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