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Occurred : 8/13/2003 23:00 (Entered as : 08/13/03 23:00)
Reported: 8/13/2003 9:02:41 PM 21:02
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Ottawa (Canada), ON
Shape: Light
Duration:30 seconds
Light rising in east disappears.

While star gazing/meteor watching, noticed a bright light rising about 10 degrees above the eastern horizon, growing brighter/larger perhaps approaching. Trained my binoculars on it to determine if it was an aircraft. Did not see any flashing lights indicative of such nor any structure such as wings. Continued watching it slowly rising (assumed it was nearing) straight up with naked eye until it vanished aprox. 30 degrees above horizon. I scanned the sky in the general vicinity with binoculars for a minute however did not see anything else (I tried to find a dark object association). The light was much larger than a star, maybe 2 times the size of Mars in comparison, perhaps by a factor of 3 or 4 when it vanished.

This is the second time I've noticed such a peculiar object within the last year in the same area of the sky (I can't remember if the last was as recent as this year or not). This is my umpteenth sighting of extraordinary objects over the past 2 1/2 years in this area.

I've had security guard training years ago that taught me much about awareness especially as it pertains to recounting details of situations such as being a witness to an event. I'm a software engineer by profession and know much about writing (designing an application) and debugging programs (systematic attentiveness to finding, fixing and communicating flaws in logical coding constructs amoungst other failures).

((NUFORC Note: Please see other sightings from Italy, Canada, and Wisconsin for the same evening. PD))