On August 21 at approximately 10:30 p.m. a Hamilton, Ontario resident spotted an “orange/red disc moving across the sky.” According to a Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) report the witness, who lives on the mountain was outside on a deck and looking southward when the object was spotted.
The witness wrote that the object appeared to be about 200 km away and “about 1 km above the ground. It moved at the speed of a slow moving plane or helicopter going from southwest to southeast. This was no plane or helicopter though. It was disc shaped and its color was orange/red.”
The witness added that there appeared to be “some kind of vapor effect” around it making it impossible to be sure of its shape.
“Kind of looked like it was on fire but no flames were visible. It just had this bright orangy-red glow with a fiery mist that trailed behind it and surrounded it.”
It was first thought to be a meteor but the witness said it traveled too slowly. As it moved further away, the person said it seemed to change its appearance.
“The orange/red color seemed to fade off and there appeared to be this umbrella-like whitish swirling vortex that seemed to be coming from the front of the object. Perhaps this vortex was creating its orange/red appearance?”
The witness wrote: “I do not know what it was I saw. Let me be clear though. I was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.” As well the witness claimed he spent two years studying the UFO phenomenon and was a believer. In fact, he wished that he would see one.
“I have met at least 4 people in my life who are first eye witnesses to UFO encounters. I always dreamed of having my own experience but let me tell you, now that it has happened my reaction is not what I thought it would be. I am deeply bothered by it.”
At the same time, the person hoped there would be a rational explanation for what he saw.
“Is it some kind of military vehicle? I don’t know.”