Southern Ontario, Canada
May 22, 1997, 10:30 PM
On Thursday May 22, 1997, at around 10:30 PM, amateur astronomer Nicholas K. set up his Schmidt - Cassegrain telescope in his backyard in the town of Tillsonburg, Ontario. The town is 94 miles (150 kilometers) southwest of Toronto. Nick was looking around the sky "to find galaxies in the Big Dipper" when he spied "a giant white cloud and against it as a background saw a cigar shaped object the size of an airplane, black or brown in color." The UFO was "unlit" and it had four or five wings at right angles to and along its body. The object passed right over the witness, who kept it in view for 30 to 40 seconds. Flew at high speed of a plane, he reported, No sound from the object. No idea of height but beneath cloud. It hadn't rained. Intermittent view of stars and planets. Close to full moon time. Didn't see craft through telescope. Nick's daughter was with him at the time, but since it was near bed time, she didn't have her glasses on.