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UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 56926
Log Number CA-06082014-0004
Date Submitted 06/08/2014 01:43 UTC
Date of the Event 06/05/2014 12:00 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary very bright white light travelling roughly North to South. Silent. No navigation lights.
Tags lights

Sighting Location

City Gabriola Island
Region British Columbia
Country Canada

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance Unknown
Sighting Duration 00:01:30
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Straight-line path
Object Shape Unknown
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

Clear night sky: No cloud. I was taking my dog out before bed. I witnessed a very bright white light travelling soundlessly North to South. The light was many times brighter than the surrounding stars, considerably brighter than Venus: clearly artificial. No navigation lights were visible. It took approximately a minute and a half to travel from one horizon to the other. I lost sight of it when it reached the Southern horizon. Planes often travel overhead, but even high altitude planes can be heard, and their navigation lights are usually easily seen. I thought that it may be the International Space Station. It was much too bright and fast to be a satellite. I went back in the house and checked the location of the ISS online, but it was currently above the Eastern seaboard and not visible from my location. I checked a flight-checker website for planes in the area, but the closest plane was on a different heading,at 36000 feet and approximately 50 kilometers to the North of me, whereas the light vanished to my South. It was not consistent with any aerial phenomenon I am familiar with. If it were a plane, it's brightness and speed would suggest a lower altitude, and yet it was utterly silent and I could make out no navigation lights in spite of the fact that I witnessed it in several profiles: Approaching me, passing overhead and from the 'rear' as it receded from me. I am struck by my inability to clearly identify it. I am unable to even give a 'likely' explanation that fits what I observed. Eric Gilmer

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