Unusual object in night sky baffles Montrealers
Posted by Xeno on October 5, 2010
Several people in the Cote St. Luc neighbourhood called authorities early Wednesday morning about a strange blinking light hovering high in the sky.
Dr. Cleve Ziegler, an obstetrician-gynecologist, spotted the object when he was driving home from work around 12:30 a.m. He couldn’t believe his eyes.
“There were many little sparkly red and blue lights. It had a changing shape, morphing from something that looked triangular to something that looked like a trapezoid. It was not a stable shape,” Ziegler told CBC News.
“It was coming closer and [then moved] farther, it was turning and rotating.”
He then saw other people looking up at the same thing, including a man who told him his wife was so spooked that she scurried home.
“I’m a guy who spends a lot of time in the country in the summer. I have seen satellites. I’ve seen falling stars. I know what a plane looks like. None of those things had the trajectory or motion that this did,” said Ziegler.
Ziegler called police, who had already received several other calls about the mysterious object in the sky. He forwarded a dark, poor-quality video he took on his cellphone to authorities.
He admits the video doesn’t do justice to what he saw.
“What I saw was compelling, unusual and you had this visceral sense looking at it that this is a once-in-a lifetime thing,” he said. “At a risk of sounding Hollywood and shlocky, it was kinda not of this world.”
From the description, it sounds like a person flying a kite at night with blinking lights on it. The locations of the other reports would be interesting to see on a map.