OTTAWA — It truly was an unidentified flying object that darted across the night sky over the Ottawa River this week ( last week in July 09).
“There’s nothing in the river for us to find in terms of an airplane or helicopter or something that went down (Monday) night,” Ottawa police Const. Alain Boucher said Tuesday afternoon.
Several residents, both in Ottawa and in Gatineau, Que., reported lights smashing into the water around 10 p.m. Monday, along with a thunderous boom.
The calls prompted police, firefighters, paramedics and a helicopter from CFB Trenton to scour the waters for a downed aircraft.
Problem was, there was no physical evidence pointing to a plane wreck: No debris, no oil slick and no indication from airspace authorities that something fell off the radar. There was also no report of a missing aircraft.
Still, searchers launched their boats on Tuesday morning looking for clues that could confirm witness accounts.
They found a few objects in the water, but nothing significant until around 1:30 p.m., when sonar discovered something bulky more than nine metres below the surface.
An underwater camera couldn’t reach it and searchers called off the mission not knowing exactly what the object was.
UFOs seem to be extremely interested in Britain these days – with airline pilots today reporting seeing not one but two of them – and estimating they could have been as much as a mile wide.
“One of the largest UFOs ever seen has been observed by the crew and passengers of an airliner over the Channel Islands.
“An official air-miss report on the incident several weeks ago appears in Pilot magazine.
“Aurigny Airlines captain Ray Bowyer, 50, flying close to Alderney first spotted the object, described as “a cigar-shaped brilliant white light”.
June 18 09
“…it is always possible some people could be seeing secret Russian reconnaissance aircraft, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Russians could have a new secret craft which they are using to probe at our defences so I think we should be looking into this, and the MOD should be involved.”
That statement from one of Britian’s leading UFO investigators after the discovery of a mysterious triangle of sightings. (Source).
According to Turkish Cypriot Press “A UFO was spotted over Tymbou (Ercan) airport on Tuesday night.” It followed a plane whose pilot said it looked like “a big man or a garbage bag” then disappeared. (Source).
God Blowing Smoke Rings?
“It was like a sign, God gives you signs and I just felt like that was a sign and I’m not sure what that sign meant but it meant a great deal to my family because when we got home we all got in line and prayed together. We were freaking out,“ Smith continued..
June 15 09: As with most mainstream media coverage of people seeing UFOs, the latest story carried in the UK news paper, The Telegraph, concludes with the statement that “most recent sightings have been Chinese Lanterns” – or words to that effect.
Seems the Chinese must be very busy, because UFOs are being sighted with amazing frequency in the UK these days.
On this occasion, it was a number of “orbs” – or bright white lights – traveling and maneuvering in formation, and witnessed by many campers in the Lakes District.
The MailOnline (which carries some very interesting pics) reports that: “The weekend’s display is the latest in a string of sightings across the UK of unidentified flying lights.
“This month alone, unexplained illuminations have been spotted in Lincolnshire, Merseyside and Cambridgeshire.”