NUFORC Sighting 34539

Occurred: 2003-09-21 13:00 Local
Reported: 2004-01-18 09:08 Pacific
Duration: 15
No of observers: 1

Location: Toronto (Canada), ON, Canada

Shape: Oval
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Aircraft nearby

At around 1 or 1:15 pm I was walking north along Spadina, just north of Queen Street, when I noticed a bright metallic object moving slowly from east to west. There was very little cloud cover and the sky was quite clear.

There was a slight breeze, and cloud motion was generally from the north-east. I saw a jet plane pass quickly from north-west to south-east, leaving a con trail that passed through a wisp of cloud. The relatively slow speed of the object caught my attention. There was no exhaust and it's shape was round or globular - it was too small to be sure. There also appeared to be a very slight fluctuation in its brightness, as if it was rotating or wobbling. As I watched, it gradually slowed down until it was stationary. It remained in the clear sky for several minutes - I saw 3 other commercial jets fly by at different altitudes while I observed the object. It then began to drift very slowly to the west, and after a few minutes it stopping again. It was hard to determine size, but I think it appeared slightly smaller. Then it began slowly moving back towards the east, and over the next several minutes became a tiny bright dot. It was obviously rising as it was drifting. I began walking north, glancing upwards to see if it was still visible (it was), until I was nearly at Dundas.

I was convinced that I had seen a UFO. No plane or helicopter could have that shape or behave in the way this object had. Nor could a balloon have hovered or changed direction as the object had. The first object was still faintly visible when I noticed a bright red spherical object, about the same size and altitude, drifting in the same east-to-west direction. The appearance of this new object did not fluctuate, and it moved slowly and steadily without slowing or stopping. It looked like a balloon, almost making me doubt what I had seen before. Then I saw a low-flying jet pass quickly beneath and to the west of the red sphere, following a curved path from north-west to south-west. It was too low for a commercial jet, and it had the swept-back wings and twin fuselage engines of a fighter. It was also perfectly silent, and its underside had no markings and was painted so as to be almost invisible against the sky. Since all this took place over Spadina, I had a clear view. However, buildings prevented me from seeing where the plane came from or where it went, and I soon lost sight of the red sphere also. I vowed to never again go out without my camera!

Posted 2004-01-22

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