Posted: January 28, 2008
Date: July 23, 2007 Time: Approx: 10:00 p.m.
Location of Sighting: At cottage, Gatineau River, Low Quebec. Number of witnesses: 2 Number of objects: 1 Shape of objects: Round.
Full Description of event/sighting: A friend and I went out on the deck of my sister's cottage to look across the bay to see if we could see my daughter and son-in-law at a friend's bonfire across the bay. It was pitch dark as there are very few cottages around as access to the river is limited. The river along there is not straight, as it was flooded over 100 years previously to facilitate logging. There are lagoons, bays, islands and many curves. In a couple of miles of river between the dam at Low and Lac Ste Marie, there are only a few cottages, mostly in 2 small bays, and near Low along one side of the river only. The other side being fairly inaccessible. It was a beautiful night, with the water appearing as a midnight blue in contrast to the almost black of the large tree covered hills across the way; the sky was another shade of dark with what appeared to be thousands of stars up in the sky. There was a bonfire across the bay, but other than a small light on in our cottage, it was dark everywhere.
I was enjoying the view of the hills at night, so I glanced away from across the bay, to view the river to my right. Then I saw it. It was not as high up as the stars, but looked to be at about the height of the hills or maybe higher. It was the most beautiful orange globe of light, almost like a ball of fire, but it was close enough that I got a good look at it. It seemed almost like those pictures taken inside volcanoes, light moving around inside the globe like different shades of orange, yellow and a hint of blue, almost twisting inside like intestines and the strangest thing was that as bright as it was. It cast no glow outside its' sphere or onto the water. It was almost like looking at a snow-globe of fire just sitting there above the water, it was also quite large, about the size of a hot-air balloon. I was just awe-struck and thought to myself, take a good look at this, this is just incredible, you'll want to remember this. It stood still for about 2 or 3 seconds and I was too numb to speak.
I was shocked when it suddenly moved, or more like darted at super speed to form what was like the first stroke of a W, to just about 10 feet above the water, pausing for only a split second, darted way up again, forming the second stroke of a perfect W, darting back down again as per the third stroke of a W , but this time when 3/4 way down, did a split-second pause and darted left at a downward angle, then right at a downward angle, then darted as per the last stroke of a W, but at a little more of a wide angle, and darted out of view. It happened so fast that by the time I yelled at my friend to look, she only saw it for a moment as it paused for a split second during one of its movements, but instead of continuing to look at it she turned back to me and shouted something like What on earth was that, a UFO? which surprised me as she is such a down to earth lady, brought up on a farm, and even she knew this was not something normal. It took me a while to really talk about it as people just wouldn't understand what I was talking about, but I saw it and it was definitely not of this world.
Thank you to the witness for the excellent report of what was witnessed.
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