NUFORC Sighting 22417

Occurred: 1998-04-15 22:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2002-04-02 12:03 Pacific
Duration: 5 Min
No of observers: 2

Location: Halls Lake (Big Hawk Lake) (Canada), ON, Canada

Shape: Light

Brilliant White Light Moving Oddly Over Lake In Northern Ontario 1998

I had borrowed an isolated cabin from a family member with my fiance for a romantic weekend in Stanhope Township, North of the hamlet of Minden in Northern Ontario and we were in a boat on a lake when we saw the object.

It was a clear and starry night: My fiance and I were travelling across a lake in cottage country in a small boat when we saw a strange low flying light that acted strangely. The light appeared over the trees about a half of a kilometer away from us on the far side of the lake (I checked a map later for the distance), it was a very brilliant white light and it was travelling silently (at first we shut the boat off to listen and started it up again) but slowly to the east. We had a perfect view of the light as it moved and we noticed that it would speed up a little then slow right down. We sped up in the boat to get closer and the light continued to move away a little faster but with the same speed up and slow down movement. We noticed that it travelled in a straight more or less and watched it for a good few minutes as it travelled to the other side of the lake (about 5kms) where it moved over the trees and out of sight. This area of northern Ontario is very sparsely populated and is for the most part thick forest for hundreds of miles, there are no airports nearby aside from the odd private airfield. Two nights later it was approximately 3 am on another clear night with some clouds rolling in and again we saw the light over the lake. We were sitting on the deck of the cabin with all lights off looking at the stars in recliners when we noticed the light again but this time very high up over the lake. At first it seemed to just sit there for a few moments and then it began to move slowly. It would change directions instantly at sharp angles with no curving. And a couple of times it blinked off and then blinked on in another location in the sky. My best estimate is that it was at an altitude of about 1 km. We watched it for about 3 min in all and lost sight of it when it moved into approaching clouds. We waited another hour for another look but by that time there was cloud cover and we saw nothing. I am an audio engineer and my fiance is a legal assisstant, we do not take drugs and are not heavy drinkers, we do not wear glasses or cantac! ts and w e have never been able to properly explain what we saw those two nights.


Date is approximate. PD

Posted 2002-04-08

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