Sunday, July 8, 2012

Orange Ball Of Light Seen Over Winnipeg Manitoba

Date:  July 8, 2012
Time:  12:06 a.m.
Well I saw one of those balls of orange light almost due west from Winnipeg airport time would have been about 11:00 p.m. July 11, 2012.

It was quite low and moving slowly southward. I would guess probably somewhere east of McPhillips and between Logan avenue and Wellington. It is however very difficult to estimate distance on a ball of light at range.

Unfortunately my rather expensive camcorder would not pick it up, too far and too dark I guess for the auto focus.

The closest I can give is almost a sort of flame color thought not quite that. Light was solid, with maybe some fluctuation though a light at night at distance could be atmospheric or even an optical effect.

I lost it in the tree cover after maybe half a minute as it traveled south.

As I live near the airport and have watched the lights of hundred or even thousands of planes, as well as being ex-armored recce (reconnaissance for you growing up on Americanism) I am pretty sure it was not an aircraft I can identify or that was familiar in any way.

It was closer to pyrotechnic that aircraft but way too large, too high and for far too long a duration for any pyrotechnic I have ever heard of.

It also had a far larger signature than the police helicopter that could be seen flying behind it, that however could be a distance effect as well.

Anyways that is the rather disjointed account.
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1 comment:

  1. My 10 year old son spotted a very similar orange ball of light Saturday night in Prince George. My Wife, daughter 8, son and I were about to go in our front door after arriving home from a friends BBQ at 11:30pm. My son said look at that and there it was. It was pouring rain so it was hard to tell exactly how big or high it was. It was moving at a constant rate at about 60-70kms/hr until it got about a km away when it went up got dim then there was a faint flash.

    Just told friends because we don't really know what to think.