|Occurred : 7/26/2015 22:20 (Entered as : 07/26/15 22:20)
Reported: 7/27/2015 12:18:36 PM 12:18
Location: Toronto (Canada), ON
|One small, one large deep red light fading on and off following one another closely in a circle around the city of Toronto.
I’d like to document a sighting last night that I believe is highly unusual. I’d be curious to know if anyone else has written in to you about this as well, confirming the highly strange characteristics of this sighting.
Below are 3 pictures attached to better illustrate the sighting:
1. Google Maps image of the rooftop location where my friend and I were standing, in Yorkville area of Toronto, very much in the centre of the city, corner of Avenue Rd and Davenport, facing the east initially, where we first noticed the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon.
2. iPhone 5s image of the direction the UAP was first noticed. Unfortunately, I did not have my phone with me at the initial moment of the sighting but went down to get it. Once I returned it had already disappeared into an Easterly direction, the same from where we first noticed it.
3. Image of an airplane passing overhead as a contrast-reference point. I am facing West in this photo and the plane is flying East. One can clearly see, even on the wide-angle lens of the iPhone 5s, the flashing lights of the plane as well as the plane’s outline. I want to contrast the flashing red light brightness, color, and size of the plane’s lights to the lights we witnessed.
image004.jpg 3.image006.jpg At approximately 10:15pm Sunday evening, July 26th my friend and I came up to my rooftop to have desert and watch the sky. As I sat down at the table placing the fruit bowl down, Alison was looking East and brought the bright red light to my attention. Flying from the eastern sky from my rooftop in a northernly direction were 2 objects with very large red lights. What was different about these two objects were the lights, initially. There was only one color and one light on the flying object unlike the airplanes passing overhead, which at that time the sky was very busy with air traffic compared to most evenings.
The red light was a much deeper, denser, fuller red than the airplanes passing by. It did not have a flash-like quality as I’d normally describe the airplane light flashing on and off, but was more like a slower turn-on, turn off characteristic to it, like a fade-up and down, rather than an abrupt flash on and off.
As seen in photo 3, I took a shot of a passing plane with red light flashing on its left wing. I’d describe this as a flash on and flash off, and very bright. The plane is low enough to see its wings as well, as it flies in an easterly direction over my rooftop, ascending as it flies east. My guess is that this plane is 2000 feet high.
By contrast, the UAP was first noticed in the Eastern sky flying North. There were two of them. One was either smaller, just in front of the larger red light, or it was moving parallel to the larger red light but further away in the distance, thus appearing smaller. The small red light on the first craft, which initially made me think it was a lot farther away, had a red light slightly larger than the one on the plane flying over my rooftop even though I’d guess it was flying 5000 feet high and many kilometres away. The larger red light, which flew slightly behind the first one, was perhaps the size of the 2 lights on the plane or more. Maybe three or four lights together in size if we use the plane as a cross reference. The red color was slightly deeper, darker in color to the red arrow I have drawn on the photo. It was a red that was rich, deep, and somehow different to light on a plane, which always seem to have white as the base, no matter if red, blue, or green. No othe! r flashing or pulsing color was visible, like on an airplane. One light, deep red, and with a slow on and off quality, not like the flashing quality of the airplanes. There were also a few moments where the on-off quality of the red light was irregular, as if disappearing altogether and then appearing on the same path in the sky but farther ahead.
As the two objects flew North, it looked like the smaller one continued north and the larger one turned left sharply or towards the west. The curve in my arrow in picture 2 is close to where the object banked a strong left turn. The smaller red light in front seemed to continue north but it disappeared from our vision. As the larger red light made its sharp turn, it sort of did an zig-zag move, or an “S” shape turn before continuing north of the city but in a westerly direction. Also within seconds of that “S” shaped turn, I noticed a very bright white-blue flash in the sky in the North, not much more than 1/2 inch distance in the sky from the rd light. It resembled a jet coming in for a landing with bright headlight on, but additionally, this bright flash seemed to me to be larger in an up/down size than wide, like a slit of some sort but it was extremely fast in its flash with no lingering quality.
As the larger red light continued towards the west, approximately under the Big Dipper now, we noticed that the little red light was there again, just slightly in front. We commented on how it could have reached and caught up to the large red light since they seemed to veer off in different directions at the point in photo 2 where the large red light made its turn from the northeast towards the west. It just appeared. This time it was moving ever so slightly in front of the larger red light as they were now heading south but in the western sky from my rooftop vantage point, which for people from Toronto would be in the direction of the International airport now. They were moving at a speed faster than the jets flying overhead, perhaps twice the speed as the jets were coming in and taking off from Pearson International Airport to the west of the city from my location.
As the 2 red lights continued south they again banked left or towards the east, as if doing a large circle around the city perimeter. As we looked to the south sky as the small and large red lights made their way east, the angle or distance between the 2 red lights gave the appearance as if they were almost touching, with no space between them. At that point I ran downstairs for my iPhone but when I came back up, they disappeared into the eastern sky where we first noticed them. I looked at my watch and it was 10:27pm. Perhaps 5 to 7 minutes later than when we first saw them.
I go up to my rooftop almost every evening to observe the sky, sometimes with my star chart to see where the different planets are or even the ISS passing overhead, which I have photographed on my iPhone. In all the years I have been living here and observing the plane routes and stars overhead, I have never seen red lights on a craft of that kind before, ever. Thus this report and the curiosity to know if other sightings from Toronto were reported about 2 deep red lights circling the city from a 7 to 15 km radius of the centre of the city where I was located.