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Occurred : 9/30/2001 22:00 (Entered as : 09/30/2001 22:00)
Reported: 8/27/2005 10:03:21 PM 22:03
Posted: 9/2/2005
Location: Ottawa (Canada), ON
Shape: Circle
Duration:2-5 minutes
Bright light and pinwheel pattern appears in the sky,

The night was clear. My friend and I were on Cambridge st. at Somerset when we heard a loud distant boom high up. Almost as a sonic boom with no echo. At which point, I looked up to the sky and notice a light brighter than a flare but heavier with a much larger volume shining at a point (similar to magnesium oxide strips) with a huge trail of smoke billowing and gathering in huge amounts above it. It seemed like an object moving at a phenomenal rate of speed towards our general area. Probably far from us.

I observed it long enough to determine it's size and speed as being quite extraordinary. I looked around neightbouring areas in the sky, noticing multiple trails of smoke starting from a center in a bike wheel pattern. The center moved away from where I had spotted the bright light. I looked back at where I saw the object and it was gone. The centerpoint pattern continued for some time until it dissipated.

Here's what my friend has to say.: Ok let me start of by saying I did not see the part of the event as aforementioned by my friend, but we both heard the loud bang, I thought something very large had exploded. When I looked up to the sky I saw what looked like a hole in the atmosphere, a huge round circle in the sky, bright green and possibly blue in colour patterned like the lines of an iris as in the coloured part of the human eye. It was as if there was a puncture in the sky. All I know is It felt out of place and completely unatural. Hope we aren't alone in seeing this event, Loosely speaking we are uncertain if this happened in the fall of 2001-2002.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))