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Occurred : 8/17/2003 19:00 (Entered as : 08/17/03 19:00)
Reported: 8/19/2003 7:30:04 AM 07:30
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Point Pelee (Canada), ON
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:15 sec
White cylinder flying East app. 1500 ft/sec silently above Point Pelee-Lake Erie Ontario -19:00hr August 17,03.

(Sorry for my poor English) I was canoeing in the Point Pelee’s march (part of Lake Erie) South Ontario when, observing a duck flying over, an object flying in the sky behind the duck caught my attention. I showed it to my wife and we observed it together. The shape appeared to be like a cylinder with the center part being narrower than the extremities. The object was about half an inch if I would size it with my fingers and had a solid white color with no visible wings and was flying East very fast and silently. There was no trail. I was trying to identify the object but could not. The speed and the shape appeared out of the ordinary. Was it a missile? The object crossed half the sky where I started to see it to a cloud far away in 15 seconds. I was hearing a little bit the waves of the beach in the background and I thought this could cover the sound of the reactor if there was one. But the speed Between the position when I first spot it and the cloud, I estimate conservatively the distance to be about 5 miles. Five miles in 15 seconds is appreciatively 1700 per second! When I finally realized the strangeness of this object, I tried to take a picture but the object was already too far and too small to be seen through the screen of my digital camera.