|Occurred : 12/26/2004 19:38 (Entered as : 12/26/2004 19:38)
Reported: 12/26/2004 6:30:00 PM 18:30
Location: Toronto (Canada), ON
|At about 19:38 pm I was out trying to view the comet Machholz as I was looking up in the sky directly above me while standing facing directly west.
I noticed a brownish formation of three objects starting from the north going in a southly direction at a very fast pace. The movement of these objects seemed like a flock or birds but it accured to me that it could not be as they were traveling way to fast across the sky.
They seemed to move in front and back of each other till they disappered in less than 5 the most 6 seconds. They object were wider apart at the begining and moved closer to each other as they travelled south. Almost a brownish orange in colour not to bright but noticeably with the eye with little strain.
I was amazed of how fast it was travelling and if i had to pick the exact location I would have to say it travelled between the Orion and Tarus consetallion.
Hope someone could shed some light to what I saw! Ther where no sounds or aircrafts in the area
((NUFORC Note: If the sky was dark at the time of the sighting, as I suspect it must have been, it is possible that the witness may have observed three birds, probably migratory birds, flying rapidly across the sky. I, too, have been startled, momentarily, when first witnessing birds flying rapidly through the night sky. The lighter colored feathers reflect illumination from the ground, giving an observer on the ground the impression that a peculiar object is streaking across the sky, when in fact, the birds may be much closer than the witness perceives to be the case. That is just a guess, a possible explanation for the sighting. We may well be wrong about the nature of the event. PD))