|Occurred : 11/17/2013 20:00 (Entered as : 11/17/13 20:00)
Reported: 11/19/2013 8:53:58 PM 20:53
Location: Burlington (Canada), ON
|Two amber lights appearing intermittently; one moving left to right disapearing and reappearing, the other falling in an arc.
I was smoking a cigarette on my 8th floor balcony two nights ago and saw some strange amber lights out over the lake. At the range I was standing it was impossible to tell what I was looking at or how far away it actually was, but I was certain it was over the lake.
It was raining and visibility across the lake was poor, the lights on the other side being completely obscured. I looked at the weather network website that evening and noticed the wind was blowing 50kmh with gusts of over 70kmh.
When I saw the first amber light I thought it was an aircraft turning on its landing lights and circling in the storm. I thought it was crazy for someone to be out flying in that weather. The object moved left to right and disappeared as though the lights went out.
It then reappeared in roughly the same position it initially appeared and repeated what seemed like the same left to right pattern, at the same altitude before abruptly reversing left and descending on what seemed like roughly a 45 degree angle before disappearing again. The way in which it abruptly went from moving right to moving left and the rate of descent was unnerving and suggested some sort of crash. All this elapsed over approximately 2-3 minutes.
I felt unsettled by how the light had behaved in it's movements seeming unaircraft like, there were no flashing lights of any kind through out. I called my Father to the balcony to witness should the light reappear and it did approximately 1.5 to 2 minutes later. It reappeared at approximately the same altitude and both my father and I saw it move left to right disappear and reappear in the same initial and repeat the left right pattern.
A second light, the same colour and intensity as the first, appeared falling from the sky what seemed like a fair distance to the right of the first leaving what I thought could have been a smoke trail but was impossible to tell given darkness and poor weather. This light appeared at roughly the same height as the other object, perhaps higher and fell in an arc from right to left disappearing low to the lake.
I was so enthralled by strangeness of all this that I can't be sure when the first light disappeared, if it was before or after t! he second. I asked my Dad, a retired detective, if he thought the second light was a flare. He didn't think so.
Given the indeterminate range of the encounter and the poor conditions it was hard to say how high off the ground these objects were. My instinct was that it was above the tallest buildings in town, but not very high in the sky.
The whole event did not take 10 minutes to elapse. The amber colour was less orange than the street lights and looked more like fire.