|Occurred : 3/6/2005 21:00 (Entered as : 03/06/2005 21:00)
Reported: 3/11/2005 8:50:39 AM 08:50
Location: Dunnville, Ontario (Canada), ON
|Approximately 9:00 PM to 9:15 PM EST, in the southern sky, at approximately 60 degrees from the horizon, there was a very fast moving light.
I can place it very accurately on a chart. The speed varied, (ie it was not constant like a satellite), it stopped, it remained motionless for several minutes, it changed direction about 50 degrees from the original path, it then appeared to accelerate away from the earth, (that is, it got fainter so you could barely see it), it "returned", and was stationary for another period.
It was a constant light, no strobe light, perhaps one or maybe two magnitudes less than the brightest star, "very" noticeable. It was a very clear night, no cloud, no wind, approximately zero Celsius, with practically no ambient light.
The viewing site was on the north shore of Lake Erie, approximately 8 kms west of Dunnville Ontario, Canada. I have one very impartial objective witness who saw it with me. The viewing area has a very clear 180 degree line of sight East/West, and 90 degrees from the horizon to overhead, so it is clear of interference from other sources.
We watched it for about 15 imnutes, before leaving. It was still fairly visible however.