|Occurred : 3/7/1998 18:50 (Entered as : 03/07/1998 18:50)
Reported: 3/16/2005 1:05:12 AM 01:05
Location: Gilmour (Canada), ON
|Orange shaft of light eminating up to a wheel
It was just past dusk and I went out and noticed that there was an orange glow in the vicinity of a house located approximately a half of a kilometer away.
I live in a rural area and the house is used as a summer residence so my first concern was that the house might be on fire. Since I knew no one was there I became somewhat amused that the orange glow grew brighter while a shaft of light seemed to emanate upward from the origin of the glow.
I was home alone with my two year old son and I'm also a member of the local volunteer fire department. Since I was already situated so close to the scene I thought I would jump into my vehicle after checking on my son. He was in a "jumper saucer" and could safely be left alone for a few minutes so I grabbed a fire extinguisher and headed outside for my vehicle. For whatever reason I did not feel that I should call in and report a possible fire.
When I got back outside, the orange glow seemed to decrease however, the shaft of orange light intensified. I honestly started to attribute this to the house being on fire and the main fuel source starting to concentrate the burn in the middle of the structure.
As I headed to my vehicle to drive over the property, I looked over and saw that that the shaft of light had intensified and reached up to what I could best describe as a large rotating circular spoke similar to a wagon wheel as if I was viewing it on an edge which would make it somewhat of an ecclipse or oval shape.
I entered and started my vehicle and drove down my driveway for a distance of approximately 300 feet. I stopped and the orange glow was still present.
At this point I was very aprehensive given that my son was alone in the house but I drove toward the neighbouring property where I could still see the light. As soon as my vehicle left my driveway and turned toward my neighbours property, all the lights - both on the ground and above I witnessed went out.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date is approximate. PD))