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Occurred : 12/21/2001 03:00 (Entered as : 12/21/2001 3:00)
Reported: 4/10/2004 3:06:41 PM 15:06
Posted: 4/27/2004
Location: Hamilton (Canada), ON
Shape: Circle
Duration:15 min
large object stationary far above chimney of recyling plant drawing up smoke covering the bottom of craft with no sounds

On my way back home to Hamilton from Niagara Falls Canada, driving west on the QEW(4 lane highway), 3 of us in the front of my pick-up; on this clear winter night, as I neared Hamilton passing through the town of Grimsby, from here, the highway runs a straight level line to Hamilton (east to west direction), I saw a somewhat larger than normal star, about 30 degress above the horizon. It is about a 15 min drive from Grimsby to Hamilton, and as my 2 friends chatted away, I kept watching this bright star. It struck me funny as it seemed to be stationary, then go slightly lower in the sky and then up, and when it looked like it moved slightly north of the highway and then back to the other side, that's when I said, what the hell is that and my 2 friends noticed it. I had been watching the light for a good 7-8 min before speaking aloud. We all watched in silence for a couple a minuits as we neared the outskirts of Hamilton. It was on the left side of my vehicle and the closer we got, the higher in the sky it seemed. I then realized it was hovering way above the large chimney stack of a recycling plant about 3 blocks south of the highway. the chimney is about 6 storeys high and on any given day, there is a wisp of smoke coming out and the winds grab right away and it changes direction almost as soon as it leaves the stack. What I saw, was a huge column of smoke coming out, several times wider the the mouth of the chimney and going straight up, maybe 40 storeys and this light seemed mostly in the top part of the smoke which made it strangely reflective(like lights in a fog)on this clear night. As we were now almost parallel with the chimney, I was pressing my face every couple of seconds against my window trying to look at this and it was now the thing was almost straight up(and I was still driving and could only glance every couple of seconds). There was only the sound of my truck engine. The funny thing is, I told my self that some construction company was building some huge structu! re behind this wall of smoke, beside the chimney, and that's where all these lights were coming from(but, there is no huge structure in the area and the chimney is the tallest thing). At that moment, the highway turns 90 degrees, and that was the last we saw of it. One of my 2 friends saw 3 lights on top but what I remember the most was, when right beside it, looking at this incredible volume of smoke coming out of the chomney stack and hiding the entire bottom of this huge circular object but on the edges were all these different colors reflecting off the smoke and the smoke was rising thick and perfectly vertical at least 40 stories and, I had been watching this, light, for the entire time as it grew in size the closer we got. I checked the local paper the next day, radio stations and even have a business account 1 block away from the recycling plant, but nary a word.