Originally posted to CANUFO - Chris Rutkowski
I received info on a UFO seen over Ontario yesterday afternoon (a daylight sighting) by several pilots.
Date: 28 April 2003 Time: 2000Z
A pilot flying between Buffalo and London reported seeing a "very large stationary metallic object beside the Moon, at a high altitude." The pilot was flying at 43,000 feet and said the object was "much higher." He watched it for at least 30 minutes.
ATC at Pearson noted that several other pilots reported the same object.
Doing a check on star charts for that time and date, it turns out thatgood old Venus was within a few degrees of the Moon right at that time, high in the sky. Normally inconspicuous, it's likely that Venus was noticed because of its brightness and position so close to the Moon at the time, even in the middle of the day!