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Scarborough ON April 10th 2007 11:02pm

I was sitting outside of my house, in the backyard, smoking a cigarette. It was Tuesday at 11pm, I know the time as I was listening to the radio. There are many planes and helicopters which fly over the area of Scarborough I live in, I often watch them, a personal interest. There are also spotlights visable from my home, I believe they originate from the Docks, not bright.  I noticed the object because it was such an odd light source. Originally I thought it was a helicopter, perhaps an OPP helicopter, the bright glow reminded me of the glow from a search light.  However I didn't see it approach, it just appeared.  Over the area of the hydro lines next to Thompson Park. As the object came closer I could see more clearly that the light appeared to be coming from within the object itself, appeared to be yellow/white light, and it was strong enough to illuminate the cloud cover around it clearly.  I kept watching the light. It paused, for about 4 seconds, when it was to the south east of me. The light brightened, as it appeared to gain higher altitude as it crossed over my home, I believe it angled to the west as it flew north. It didn't in my experience, move in a manner similar to a plane, or a helicopter.  The manner of flight was somehow smoother, more liquid, it seemed to flow through the sky.  There was a hum which seemed to come from it, not an engine rumble.  It moved more quickly as it passed out of sight to the north west, however it was moving very fast. I do believe it appeared quickly though, as I didn't see it approach from a distance, it seemed to just appear where I first saw it.  I kept turning to watch it as it passed over head.  I watched it until it was a small light, then it seemed to "go dark" I just couldn't see it quite suddenly . I paid attention to it because it didn't behave in a way I am used to, and the longer I watched it I became curious and somewhat apprehensive.This isn't a spectacular report, it just didn't behave like a normal plane or helicopter. The suddeness of the appearance and disappearance was puzzling to me.

Our thanks to the witness. Please see Pickering report of same date