|Occurred : 8/14/2003 18:30 (Entered as : 08/14/2003 18:30)
Reported: 5/10/2005 12:07:00 PM 12:07
Location: Walpole Island First Nation (Canada), ON
|Black object changing shape with meandering movement on day of big blackout coming from direction of local electric power plant.
This was the day of the big blackout in NE US and Canada. I took the Walpole Island ferry to the American side, Algonac, MI. I was riding on M-29 on my way to an Iggy Pop concert when the blackout occurred. All of a sudden, the radio station I was listening to stopped broadcasting, I thought it was just my car. But then the streetlights weren't working. The radio station all of a sudden came back on and Detroit DJ Arthur Penthowell, 101 FM WRIF announced their was a huge blackout and the Iggy concert was cancelled. I turned around and drove back home sad as I wouldn't be seeing Iggy.
I got home about 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. and walked into my parents house. My father was looking out the big picture window in the living room at an object in the sky. He called me over and said "Karen, look, come look at that!" I rushed over and we watched a black object continually change shapes for about 3-4 minutes. It was not shiny, not reflective and it turned over and over or changed shapes.
It was pretty low in the sky, not plane height, maybe as high as a helicopter. It was coming from the direction of the power plant in Sarnia (approx. 35 miles away). It's movement was meandering and it changed shapes and slowly meandered in our direction. It would go one way and go the other, didn't go up and down, continued at same height. It came really close to us and still we couldn't make out a definite shape to it. It was cute to watch for it's "unconcerned" way of moving.
Then it's started slowly meandering away from us, changing shapes and moving in it's funny way. We watched it do that for about a minute. Then suddenly, it zoomed incredibly fast until it disappeared into nothing. It moved so fast, it became a black dot, then nothing. It didn't move up, it just continued moving horizontal but in a linear fashion. No meandering, just zoom until it was out of our sight.
We still talk about it. It was a bizarre sight to see but not frightening at all.
((NUFORC Note: One of many reports from same source. PD))