|Occurred : 3/28/2008 21:20 (Entered as : 03/28/2008 21:20)
Reported: 3/28/2008 7:08:29 PM 19:08
Location: Barrie (Canada), ON
|Unidentified object travels over Barrie eastward
I was in my backyard with my telescope tonight. I was out looking at Saturn with my 10" Dob. Standing, and turning away from my telescope, I saw a fast moving light - and it struck me as 'a little different.' This single, bright white light (like a bright star, moved west to east. It wasn't a satellite (that I'm familiar with). It was more like seeing a jet with one big bright light on it moving over the city eastward at a few thousand feet (with no sound). I ran into the house and grabbed binoculars. I had a few seconds to see it through the binoculars and all I could see was a bright light. It was gone in seconds (moving fast). It really struck me as odd - and I look at the night-time sky a lot. I'm also an aviation buff, and...it seemed odd.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information.
We suspect he/she was witness to the International Space Station, which was visible from Barrie at 20:20 hrs.. PD))
Date Mag Starts Max. altitude Ends
Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az.
28 Mar -1.9 21:09:57 10 WSW 21:12:47 58 NNW 21:13:54 31 NE
29 Mar -2.0 19:57:11 10 SW 19:59:57 47 SE 20:02:43 10 ENE
29 Mar -0.5 21:32:32 10 W 21:35:06 29 NNW 21:35:43 26 N
30 Mar -1.9 20:19:13 10 WSW 20:22:03 61 NNW 20:24:53 10 NE