Downsview/Toronto ON August 26th 2011 11pm approx.
"At about 11:30 pm on Aug 26th, 2011, I sat on my veranda and noticed a flickering light in the sky, looking north-east, with flashing red light. As I'm near Downsview airport, so I didn't think too much of it, except that this light was much higher than most planes, and I noticed that the light was not moving.I ended up watching it for about 45 minutes and saw a number of unusual things.The light flickered, but was not stationary. It seems to hover in position, but from time to time would rapidly adjust, usually by moving to the left.The size, brightness and even shape of the light seemed to vary. At times it appeared small but bright, like a star. More often, it was quite bright and seems to vary in shape - often looking more cigar shaped, as if lights were being shone from its sides. There was a bit of a luminous glow when this happened to also aid that impression.More unusual were the colored lights. At times I could clearly see a single red light at the top of the white light, that flashed like a slow strobe light.Other times, I could see a series of red lights, sometimes quite sharply defined, that then seemed to spin, usually clockwise.At times a blue light shone, that seemed more like a spotlight in quality, larger than the red lights, but not lasting as long, with fewer strobes. The strobes were less frequent though, and didn't last as long. Even less frequently, there seemed to be small green lights, that flickered, then spun, mixed with blue lights, then ending with red lights, like a spinning band of light, around the top then middle of the flickering white light.Then the lights would stop and it would just be a flickering white light for a while.After about 20 minutes, I noticed what almost looked like sparks of light shooting off the main light, though they were quite dim. I saw about 5 white spin offs.Then, close to midnight, I clearly saw a red light come off the main bright light in a bit of an arc, going down and to the right, then stop. The movement was almost exactly like a spider jumping off a web. Then the red light "line" stopped.I saw a few more, larger white spin offs, but not as big or obvious a trail as the red light.After a few minutes, a saw another clear red light "line", but this started from above the white light, starting from the top left, and a red line of light came down and met the main flickering white light. The location was almost exactly opposite where the red light had come down earlier.Again a few more "sparks" of white light appeared around the main flickering light over the next few minutes, but none as bright, and most did not show a light trail.After a few more minutes, I saw what almost looked like a fat lightning strike coming down from the centre of the flickering white light (no sound). It came down about the same distance as the red light earlier.A couple more "sparks" after that too.What an eerie feeling, once I saw the offshoots from the main light. After that light show, the main light seemed to wane for a few minutes."