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Occurred : 7/17/2001 20:30 (Entered as : 07/17/01 20:30)
Reported: 7/23/2001 08:31
Posted: 8/5/2001
Location: Montreal (Canada), PQ
Shape: Light
Duration:15 minutes
Two high flying white objects 5 minutes apart.

I was sitting on the backyard deck of my house located in the downtown Montreal area when I noticed a small white object, almost directly overhead and very high in the sky. It was moving slowly true north to true south. At first I thought that it was the setting sun reflecting on a satellite. I lost sight of it when it passed over my house. But about five minutes later, I saw the same object again (or was it another one?) moving in the exact same path and speed. I called my son to come out and he saw it too. This time, when it moved over my house, I went in front the house and continued to watch it for about 2-3 minutes , until I lost sight of it, approximately 45 degrees over the southern horizon. There was no sound or contrail. Is it possible that 2 satellites follow each other so closely in the same orbit? I am an engineer and so is my son.

((NUFORC Note: There are many satellites that orbit around the planet. Many of them are in polar orbit. We suspect the witness observed two satellites. PD))