January 21, 2001, 12:40 AM
I was changing the bindings of my snowboard in the livingroom of my residence. Something out the window caught my eye. Thinking it was an aircraft from Toronto Pearson Airport I resumed working on the board. Upon taking a second glimpse, I realized that it was pretty strange. I grabbed my digital video camera and taped the object by hanging dangerously outside my second story window. I managed to get a couple minutes of footage. What I saw seemed to be a slow moving fireball. There were no common green,red, blue or clear aircraft navigation lights. This was a fire orange color that seemed constant. I was wondering if maybe it was an aircraft in trouble. No reports yet of any. This object moved from the Western sky to the south. I ran outside to get more footage. Any way I called police asking if there were any reports of aircraft trouble but they could not help. Oh well. Anyways, I thought I would see if there was any way I could report this strange incident. Pretty amazing ! This does not seem to different to your report on the main page with the orange glow that was also picked up on video. Thanks.
Update On Above
Hello again, I am the same witness that reported seeing a fireball outside my window, high in the sky while repairing my snowboard bindings on Sunday morning, the 21 st. of January, 2001 - 12:40 AM. This second submission is intended as an update after a time of reflection. I originally described this object as some sort of fire ball moving across the western sky into the south in a continuous arching fashion. I previously mentioned that I had fortunately grabbed my digital video camera and taped this strange event. I have viewed the tape over and over in slow motion frame by frame. This object resembles a golden sphere that sometimes can be seen quite clearly.
Unfortunately I was excited as hell and could not hold the camera perfectly still. Upon using the telephoto lens and also zooming out for scale the object is definitely something that is unexplainable by myself, or the 12 other people that have viewed the tape so far. Highly educated and professional standing people that I presented it to have no clue what it is, however, together they all agree that it is definitely eerie. I'm not into UFO's, nor do I really want to push this issue with anyone because I don't really want to get hung up on researching the hell out of it, but it was so strange that I decided to call Transport Canada, Environment Canada and believe it or not, I was connected on Sunday morning to Pearson International Airport's control tower shift manager because I actually thought I had a video of a plane in an emergency and wondered if
they would need it. I spoke to the shift manager and he said that there were no reports of trouble in the air earlier that morning. I described to him what I had on tape and he came up with explanations such as a meteor or a plane burning surplus fuel. I see allot of aircraft in this area and they make noise, even high up in the stratosphere. This did not make a sound. I even went so far as to record aircraft and a star from the same window last night to see how they would compare to my original fireball/sphere recording. Not Even Close ! After seeing this thing I went to the internet for explanations. I have never been to your site nor any other UFO sites before. I managed to read some similar sounding occurrences and have concluded in my mind that what I saw was definitely strange. I will leave it up to who ever views the tape to conclude what it is for themselves. I can't wait to hear the next "explanation"
Thanks To Peter Davenport
National UFO Reporting Center