10/24/2012 10:25:10 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
It was a large bright light hovering about 1000 ft up. Appeared to be motionless. The center of the light was bright white and changed to an orange/red as it went to its outer edge. Difficult to estimate size but it was large, perhaps 50 feet in diameter. It was very bright! The colours did not change, they stayed steady.
Size of Object(s)
Approx. 50ft wide.
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
I estimate it was about 1000ft above. I was about 3.5 miles away with a clear view
Description of Area / Surroundings
The object was over the town of Bowmanville somewhere around Concession street. I was in the next town of Newcastle heading north on Arthur St. just south of Concession Road #3. It is elevated there and you have a clear view of and look down on the town of Bowmanville which is about 3 to 4 miles to the west. Darlington Nuclear plant is just southwest of Bowmanville.
Full Description & Details
I was heading north on Arthur Street in Newcastle just south of Concession road #3. A bright light caught my eye to the west over the town of Bowmanville( 3 - 4 miles away). there was some high cloud cover and being about 7:45pm the sun was just down so the high clouds were still giving off light. This gave a clear view of the town with excellent visibility over the town itself. I could make out quite clearly that the object was hovering about 1000ft above the ground and appeared to be motionless. It looked to be about 50 feet across maybe more? That is a guess because of the distance away. It was very bright, the center was a white light and it turned a bright orange/red color out by the edges. It stayed there for about 20-25 seconds. When it left the light seemed to diminish in brightness about half for a second then became and upward streak which faded out as it moved upward and was gone. What was left looked like a line of smoke(vapor trail?) going up from where the object was and disappearing. The line stayed there for a few minutes but was dissipating.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
It was not a natural object, I have never seen anything like it. I had a clear view of it. When I first saw it I though it was a police helicopter but when I slowed to have a better look I saw that it was huge in comparison and far brighter the the police spot light not to mention the wrong color.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I think there must be other life out there in the universe but are they visiting us? I don't know. Could this be some sort of advanced military project that has not been made public? I don't know that either but I do know that I have never seen anything like it.