Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bright Yellow/Orange Colored Light Over Central Elgin County Ontario

Date: January 21, 2011
Time: Between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.

Dear Mr. Vike, I found your site when I did an internet search to learn there were any other reports of something that I saw in the north-northeast sky between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight on Friday, January 21, 2011.

As I entered our bedroom to go to bed between 11:00pm and midnight, January 21, 2011, I saw a very bright yellow-orange colored light that appeared to be pulsating well above the tree-line of the horizon in the north-northeast sky, in the southern part of Central Elgin, in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada, approximately 3-4 km north of Lake Erie's north shoreline near Port Bruce.

The light was much brighter and some of the stars or planets that stand out from other stars, and it seemed much too brilliant and different than any airplane that one regularly sees in the evening night. It looked like it was pulsating, but it could have been multiple lights blurred together to look like a pulse, because it appeared quite distant from our location, perhaps more than 2 kms.

I stood looking at this light for about 15 to 20 seconds and was about to awaken my wife to look, but the light completely disappeared in an instant. It looked like it 'burned out'. I was in disbelief and I woke my wife up right away and told her what I'd just seen. This was not a meteor of any sort. I have seen many meteors of many sizes and speeds.

This object appeared stationary. There was no obstruction in the sky where I had seen that pulsating light, which might have explained its disappearance, as sometimes air craft flying directly away can cross obstructions such as trees that block one's view. As I said, this light was well above the horizon and tree-line and the sky was completely clear and there were no clouds at all.

I have not seen anything like this before, and I have to say that I feel awkward sending a message to a person like you who I only discovered via a quick web search for possible similar sightings.

I have not been able to find any online reports of a similar sighting in this area on that date. This is what I saw and I cannot explain it.

Have you heard of any other similar sightings from this area or elsewhere even remotely similar to what I saw? Please let me know what you think. Thanks and regards.

If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential. website:

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