Toronto, Ontario March 3rd 2016
After 1:30a.m. this morning I witnessed an unknown red light in the southern sky over/beyond Toronto Harbour. It was stationary, very high, appeared to morph into two and three lights and from time to time also flashed white light.
I'm often looking south over the lake, watching planes landing at the Island airport and had never seen anything like this.
I kept looking, expecting it was a plane approaching the airport, but it stayed still for a few minutes. It then appeared to descend, straight down, slowly, and hover for a while. Then it ascended - rapidly, too fast for a helicopter I thought. Then a slow descent and a very rapid move westward, it stopped again, hovered and returned to where it had been, ascended once more, stayed in position for another minute or two and then slowly descended until it was out of my sight.
I'm just north of the lakeshore, facing south and have the vantage point of a fifth floor terrace. I have sky-watched for years out there, and regularly observe the sky, the stars, and the air traffic. Whatever it was I saw last night, I had never seen before. It was so strange and unusual to me I was sure there would have been mention of it on the news or on-line, but when I looked, I found no reference to it, just something similar from 2014 and 2012. I thought I couldn't have been the only one to have seen it, and that somebody would have reported it.