Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Unknown Lights Witnessed Over Toronto Canada

Date: August 26 – 27, 2011
Time: 11:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.

Number of witnesses: 2
Number of Objects: 1
Shape of Objects: Circular.

Full Description of Event/Sighting: At about 11:30 pm on Aug 26th, 2011, I sat on my verandah and noticed a flickering light in the sky, looking north-east, with flashing red light. As I'm near Downsview airport, so I didn't think too much of it, except that this light was much higher than most planes, and I noticed that the light was not moving.

I ended up watching it for about 45 minutes and saw a number of unusual things. The light flickered, but was not stationary. It seems to hover in position, but from time to time would rapidly adjust, usually by moving to the left.

The size, brightness and even shape of the light seemed to vary. At times it appeared small but bright, like a star. More often, it was quite bright and seemed to vary in shape - often looking more cigar shaped, as if lights were being shone from its sides. There was a bit of a luminous glow when this happened to also aid that impression.

More unusual were the colored lights. At times I could clearly see a single red light at the top of the white light, that flashed like a slow strobe light. Other times, I could see a series of red lights, sometimes quite sharply defined, that then seemed to spin, usually clockwise.

At times a blue light shone, that seemed more like a spotlight in quality, larger than the red lights, but not lasting as long, with fewer strobes. The strobes were less frequent though, and didn't last as long. Even less frequently, there seemed to be small green lights, that flickered, then spun, mixed with blue lights, then ending with red lights, like a spinning band of light, around the top then middle of the flickering white light.

Then the lights would stop and it would just be a flickering white light for a while. After about 20 minutes, I noticed what almost looked like sparks of light shooting off the main light, though they were quite dim. I saw about 5 white spin offs.

Then, close to midnight, I clearly saw a red light come off the main bright light in a bit of an arc, going down and to the right, then stop. The movement was almost exactly like a spider jumping off a web. Then the red light "line" stopped. I saw a few more, larger white spin offs, but not as big or obvious a trail as the red light.

After a few minutes, a saw another clear red light "line", but this started from above the white light, starting from the top left, and a red line of light came down and met the main flickering white light. The location was almost exactly opposite where the red light had come down earlier.

Again a few more "sparks" of white light appeared around the main flickering light over the next few minutes, but none as bright, and most did not show a light trail. After a few more minutes, I saw what almost looked like a fat lightning strike coming down from the center of the flickering white light (no sound).

It came down about the same distance as the red light earlier. A couple more "sparks" after that too. What an eerie feeling, once I saw the offshoots from the main light. After that light show, the main light seemed to wane for a few minutes, and seemed to be farther away. After a short while the blinking red lights and occasional blue lights, sometimes strobe, sometimes spinning, began again. This time the lights were harder to make out, and more dim, as if from further away.

It was starting to get a bit too cool for me by this time, and so I went in. I sent an email to a local news site, (cp24) with some of these details, and then went looking online to see who else may have seen this strange phenomenon. I was so relieved to see that someone else had seen something similar!

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  1. Hi I just these same lights I was outside having a smoke on my verandawhen I saw to decent sized red tlights slowly moving then they began getting smaller and smaller and then disappeared. I ran to the park 100 feet from my house to get a better unobstructed view. Then I saw another four they were headed north and then all of a sudden the started heading west. As they moved west they began to get smaller and dissappeared. I thought they were potentially meteors or something like that until they're trajectory started heading west. Im no meteor specialist but I always thought they could only move in one direction due to gravity. These objects were moving as if they were floating energy or a craft of some sort.

  2. My fiance and I were sitting on the balcony late last night and we kept on seeing what we at first thought was lightning. Then soon realized that it probably came from the Downsview airport or military base. As our balcony faces north-west, we at first thought that the lights were coming from straigh ahead, from behind the Idomo building, but then realized the lights were a mere reflection of the what was going on south west of the buildings. This is very strange as it is not the first time we have seen these flashes of white/red lights.
    The first time we witnessed it, we were turning left at the intersection of Allen Road and Sheppard one week night (going north on allen road and turning left on sheppard) and as we were waiting at the red light, all of a sudden the entire building ahead of us (M3 building) light up and for a split second the entire area light up. The light was so strong and powerful that it felt like daylight.
    I have to say that these lights are very strange and would like to know what the heck they are.