Manitoulin Island ON July 12:20am approx.
It was this past summer up on Manitoulin Island in a tiny place called Meldrum Bay. My cousin (15 years old) and I (16 years old) had just left my friend's house at around 12:20 a.m. ish and were walking back to my grandparents. The road that we were taking has no street lights and passes right beside the lake (in fact there is only one single street light in the whole town so it was very dark and the sky was perfectly clear, you could see every star) so anyways we were really close to the waters edge when I saw something out of the corner of my eye so I turned to look and directly across the bay right above the tree line there was this extremely bright white light which was bigger than any object in the sky and brighter and it was just hovering (making no sound whatsoever, you could have heard a pin drop) then it started to move to the right and thats when I noticed that it was casting a beam of light across the entire bay..but the thing about the light was that it was of equal width (no more than 15-20cm) for the entire length, it stopped right at my cousin and my feet and you couldn't see the water through the light, it was so bright it looked like you could walk across it..like it was a solid white plank of some sort that stretched across the entire bay...I thought that maybe it was a helicopter or a plane but anything that big and close in the sky would have been making some sort of a noise and it would have taken an EXTREMELY powerful light to cast a beam that bright so I ruled out those options ...after that I don't really remember any specifics neither does my cousin, we just remember watching it move ever so slowly across the horizon then all of a sudden it dissapeared along with the beam of light. It felt like we'd been watching it for hours, but it was probably no more then a few minutes. My cousin and I then looked at each other and basically said what the hell was that..we were both extremely scared so we ran all the way home holding on to each other for dear life..when we got back we grabbed some lawn chairs and sat completely silent scared out of our wits watching the sky when I noticed a red light way up in the sky moving horizontally but at a very fast speed ..I figured it was a plane or something but then it shot straight up in the sky (about the length of my hand if I put it up to the sky) then it started to move horizontally ...I pointed it out to my cousin and we both started to watch it..a few seconds later it shot up on a weird angle and then dissapeared.....at that point my cousin and I had had enough so we started to yell and try to wake up my grandparents. Ever since that day I always have nightmares about it.
Our thanks to the witness for sharing this report with us.