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Lanark/Beckwith ON Late Aug./Early September

One night, a buddy and myself were heading from Perth into Ottawa for a night at the bar. It was approximatly 10 pm, when we had left, and I believe it was sometime in late August to early September of this year(2003). As we were about ten km's away from Carleton Place, my lights suddenly went out. I was fairly upset, and decided to drive on to Carleton Place, as I thought that maybe only a fuse or something may have blown.(Mind you, I still had fog lights, which were not strong, but you could still somewhat see)
When in Carleton Place, I had bought new headlights, both high beams, and low. I checked all of the fuses, which I could find nothing wrong. I came to the conclusion that I would turn around and head home for the night. At this point it was nearing around 11:30 pm to sometime around Midnight. I decided to take the "back" way home, because I did not want to get pulled over by the police for not having headlights. I took a road called Tennyson(*sp) that links up to another road that comes out on HWY 15. (I apologize for not knowing the name of the line that turns into Tennyson)


This beginning of this road (about 10 km) is very straight, with the first 5 km's having houses along the side, and the latter being swamp on both sides. I began driving down the road at a lot slower pace than usual due to not being able to see. I was gonig about 50km/h in an 80 zone taking it fairly easy. As I was still in the straight stretch where the houses were, I could see in the sky where the swamp would be, two large lights in the sky. They were a brilliant white, not blinding or anything, but bright. As I kept driving closer, it appeared the object had not moved and inch, and I jokingly said to my buddy, what do you think that is ? A UFO ? Little to my knowledge, It could have well been one. As I approached the swamp area, the "object" was still in the same spot as it had been when I was ten Km's away(give or take a few feet obviously) I came about 50 metres away from it, and I noticed that all I could see were the two same lights. No red or green lights you would normally see on the wings of a plane or the tail of a helicopter. Also, the "object" was about twice the hieght of the trees. (About three Telephone poles high. I apologize as I am not good with distance or height)


As I came to a complete stop I noticed it was still hovering just over the swamp to the right of me. About 20 - 30 feet in. It was defiantly not an Airplane, as it was too low, and could not have sat as still as this thing was. I also knew it was not a Helicopter, as you would have heard the noise that it makes and the breeze that a helicopter would make at that low to the ground. If I recall correctly, there was no noise at all. At the same time that I came to a complete stop, the craft began to move. As I stayed parked it moved about 30km/h down the road about half a KM. I thought that it was very strange, and didn't really think too much of it, as all of this time was passing by fairly quickly. When the "object" was about half a KM down the road I began to drive again, however, I kept my eye on it in my rear view mirror. As I started moving again, this time I was about just less than half a Km further down the road, the "object" made its way back to the spot where it had originally been. I stopped imediatly again, and bizzare as it may sound, the craft did the same thing again....slowly moving away and as i started driving , it went back to the same spot.....I thought it was very erie, and decided to take off down the road, and pretend it never happened. Needless to say I have only driven that road once since it happened, and I did not get a very good feeling driving down it. I am just hoping someone else may have seen or heard something in that area around the same time.


Sorry that my account is not gramatically great, or the story I told may jump around and be hard to follow, but i am trying to explain first hand what I remember.

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