July 17th 2003

Initial Report to UFOINFO:

Name: On file

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: July 17, 11:41 PM

Approach Direction: North

Departure Direction: South

Witness Direction: South

Description: 3 dull orange objects moving at different velocities southbound joined by 2 dull orange objects, also of varying velocities, moving southwards

dog in adjacent yard became quite agitated

Color/Shape: dull orange, amber glow

Height & Speed: difficult to determine, quite high I presum

Follow-up report by Brian Vike:

At about 11:41 P.M. on July 17 I was sitting out on my patio, looking at a satellite travelling from southwest to northeast when I saw the first three objects flying in a triangular formation, though at what appeared to be varying and different velocites. I suppose they might have even been "revolving" around each other, though I can't remember. At the time I interpreted their movements as independant and somewhat "playful." They were close together and moving fast and silently, from due north to due south. They seemed to be at high altitude.

Just after the first objects disappeared I became aware of two more, that were hovering or approaching from the southwest. I at first thought that these were airplane searchlights (I live within the landing approach radius of Toronto International Airport, though downtown) but then they separated, one speeding up and going south to follow the first three lights and the other one following it in short order. These were perhaps lower, but still several miles away. (as it appeared optically)

The whole event took maybe 5 seconds.

The formation of the first three lights that went over head would have had the diametre of a plum held at arm's length, perhaps, though I cannot be sure. Who would guess that the diametre of the moon is the same as that of a dime held at arm's length?

My neighbours' dog, which was confined in its "dog house" at the time, is a female beagle, about 3 or 4 years old.

Hope this information helps. How common are these kinds of sightings? Was the dog's commotion simply a coincidence or some sort of intuitive reaction to these lights? If so, how would it be aware of something at such high altitude (like jetliners)?


Brian Vike <hbccufo@telus.net>
HBCC UFO Research
Web: http://www.hbccufo.org

[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike for the follow-up report.]


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