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Occurred : 9/14/2004 18:00 (Entered as : 14/09/2004 18:00)
Reported: 10/25/2015 4:46:04 PM 16:46
Posted: 10/29/2015
Location: North Bay (Canada), ON
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
Brightly lit, horizon to horizon in 3 seconds, instantaneous acceleration, erratic random maneuvers. Awesome!

I was standing on an open porch of a house (339 fifth Ave West, North Bay, Ontario) facing the street (northeast) at dusk (partly dark) with my friend having a cigarette. My brother at this time was in the house in a room directly behind where John and I were standing separated by a large window.. I was chatting with john (both of us facing east) when a brightly lit object flew/shoot directly overhead of us passed through several clouds and cleared the northeast horizon within about 2 seconds, leaving a light tracer similar to a shooting star. John and I had both seen this at the exact same time and turned to each other (still facing east). John said with a bewildered look on his face “I guess we just seen a shooting star ??” About 5 seconds later what appeared to be the same object (with the same speed, light tracer and seemingly within the same flight path in reverse) came back from over the northeast horizon traveling now southwest bound. Almost ½ way across the sky it instantly stopped on a dime and hovered there and drifted slowly for about 10 seconds. It then instantly accelerated and started making erratic random 90 and 30 degree turns in every direction without slowing. I recall about 5-7 turns in total within about 10 seconds all within a small local vicinity of where it had initially stopped and hovered. On the last turn it stopped and hovered for about ½ a second then instantly shoot itself over the northeast horizon within a second, again with the same speed, light tracer and within the same flight path in which we had initially seen the object. All of this occurred without a sound. We lost sight of the object over the northeast horizon.

My friend, my brother and I were absolutely ecstatic and bewildered after the sighting (it being our first confirmed). Not only were we first hand witnesses to a genuine, unmistakable UFO sighting (one of technological nature) but we were witnesses of a very rare, clear sighting one in which the object clearly violated known laws of physics. All without making a sound. We were very lucky, what were the odds of us being at the right place at the right time. You never forget something like that. I have searched UFO sighting videos ever since this sighting and have only found a few that even compare. I can honestly say I have witnessed something most will likely never get see first hand. Unfortunately at the time none of us had a camera or phone and weren't able to capture it. I also regret that I and or we had not reported it or documented it, exact time and date etc.. At the time I was concerned about the nature of the sighting; occurring in military airspace not to mention d! irectly under the nose of NORAD. I regret letting fear and circumstances at the time deter me from stepping forward.

Notes: -Within the 10 seconds in which the object was hovering I frantically banged on the window to the room in which my brother was in and screamed at him to come out on the porch to see the object. He then quickly came onto the porch and witnessed everything that proceeded. There was an older woman in the room where my brother was that had seen the tail end of the sighting through the window. I cannot confirm exactly how much she seen.

We talked about reporting it to NORAD after the sighting but we quickly decided not to out of fear.

I had stayed the night at this address. The next day around 1:00 pm two officers in dress attire came to the house asking about an apparent robbery in the area. Initially seeing them at the door made me very suspicious considering..

My brother and I sky watch whenever we get a chance. Its now almost an automatic habit.

I will submit illustrations and maps asap.


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