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Lake Scugog, Ontario May 25th 2005 1:15am



"One beautifully cool clear night in May 2004, a friend and I were out on one of our many overnight fishing excursions for walleye/pickerel. We had left Peterborough due to the slow fishing on the Otonabee River. Upon leaving, we had agreed to try one or two more spots on the way home back home to Toronto. I was at the helm with my friend at my side. We were heading on Hwy #7 W to take the River Rd. shortcut west to the Scugog River. I have used River Rd. on many occasions to cut the distance and to bypass the town of Lindsay. It was roughly 1:15am when crossing Hwy #35 on River Rd. We were a minute or so from the next fishing spot, when all of a sudden I was surprised by a weird orb of light that appeared on the horizon. The strange light moved from the left to the right in one steady sweep and quickly disappeared. I had startled my friend from his little catnap with the "WHAT THE F*** WAS THAT!" reaction. After questioning me on what I had seen, his answer was that it was probably a car, or even the possibility of an animal such as a deer crossing in the distance. First of all, if it was a car, there were no intersections or facing driveways for quite a ways to allow it to go from the left to the right the way this did, and second of all this was a large bright orb of light, much too big to be the reflecting eyes of an animal. After the brief discussion, we had both come to the conclusion that we would never know. Now we're at the spot we call "Cross Creeks", so named for the Scugog River and its two tributaries that enter it. Check it out on a map and you should easily find where this is just by following my directions mentioned earlier. We're stopped on top of the Janetville Creek bridge, which is parallel to the Scugog River. THIS IS WHERE THE STORY GETS BETTER!!! I get out of my truck to take a quick peek at the condition of the water below to see if it was worth a try. My friend also got out of the truck, and we were now discussing whether to stay, or to move on to the next spot. We decided to move on due to the choking algae growth in this section of water. My friend was just opening his door when I looked up and THERE IT WAS, across the river between 400 to 500 yards away, an orb of light similar to the one I had seen earlier, moving erratically (slow then fast) in a northerly direction above the trees. I stared at this until my senses kicked in. I yelled over to my friend to check this one out. We both stood there and watched together in amazement, with no explanation. My friend was an aspiring pilot, he knows his stuff when it comes to planes, so much so that he is now an Electrical Technician for (deleted for privacy) wiring planes. I myself living near the airport (Lester B. Pearson) at the time, had witnessed countless planes, including traffic helicopters that frequented the area regularly due to our proximity to a couple of the busiest highways in the region. This was nothing like we've ever seen."

Our thanks to the witness for sharing this sighting report with us.