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Occurred : 8/8/2001 22:58 (Entered as : 08/08/2001 22:58PM)
Reported: 8/11/2001 14:02
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Waterloo (Canada), ON
Shape: Light
Duration:5 to 7 seconds
"Out-Of-Focus" Ball of White Light Flies Across Sky In Southern Ontario, Canada

I was wondering if you've been receiving any reports of lights flying across the sky recently in southern Ontario, Canada. I live in Waterloo, about 1 hour west of Toronto, and on Wednesday, Aug. 8th, shortly before 11PM I was outside waiting for the dog to "do her business." While waiting, I just so happened to look up northwest (at an angle of 45-50 degrees), and saw what appeared to be a slightly "out-of-focus" ball of white light flying across the sky at a tremendous speed. It was about the size of my baby finger-nail held at arm's length. It's altitude must have been quite high, since there was absolutely no noise whatsoever, but it went from nearly the western horizon to the eastern horizon in a matter of 5 or 7 seconds. I would have passed it off as a "shooting star" or small meteor, but the strange thing is that there was no tail, and it did not fly in a perfectly straightward path. It seemed to meander slightly as it shot from west to east, like an bee flying from one flower to another. Have you heard of anything else like this? Thank you. Sincerely, ((name deleted))