Below is the report I submitted to the Canadian Space Agency last summer regarding the close up UFO sighting by my mother and I at her beach house.
UFO Report: date: 31/07/11 Location: East River Point, Nova Scotia, Canada
My mother and I went out on her deck on this night to enjoy the ocean and stars view in East River Point, Nova Scotia. There was not a single cloud in the sky that night. Suddenly to our right (to the west) about 10-15km away we saw a large object that we can best describe as a ‘ball of flames’ rise up out of the trees. It seemed to hover still for about 20 seconds just above the tree line then it started to rise up into the air slowly at first then faster and faster until it rose up high into the atmosphere then disappeared. The whole event lasted about 2-3 minutes. The object looked like a solid ball of fire. Completely in bright orange and yellowish flames. It was brighter than anything else in the sky.
There was no moon visible on that evening as it was a new moon but it was as bright in the sky as a full on moon would appear. Even close by house lights were completely dulled by this light. Based on the distance it was as big as a large 3 story house. Houses on the shore line miles closer to us than the object were about the same size and smaller. It was as if a very large aircraft had exploded and was on fire which is what we thought may have happened at first nearby. Mom viewed the object with her binoculars to see it closer while I attempted to go just inside to grab my digital camera out to film it but by the time I could film it it was gone.
With the binoculars, Mom described it as well as an obvious ball of flames burning, similar to the flames of what you would see coming out of the back of a NASA rocket being or shuttle being launched into space. Even by the naked eye you could see flames flaring all around and within the object. It could not have been a meteorite as this came right up out of the forest (we could see it emerge) and moved much slower and even HOVERED before it took off upwards. From the distance, size and height it rose too it ruled out being a sky lantern even.
This is no hoax or a seeking of attention, in our online research we saw this link that we should submit a report so I felt it was the right thing to do. Mom and I will be more than happy to clarify any further info. My mother is (name censored) and is a well respected and honored teacher in the community of (censored), Nova Scotia. Contact information listed below.
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After this sighting I do not go anywhere without having my camera (which can also take video) with me and ready to shoot. I had my camera inside while we went out to watch the stars and enjoy the night air. I kick myself everyday for not having it outside with me. I never thought for a second we would see anything out of the ordinary. I will never let that happen again.
Here though is a photo I had taken approximately 3 hours prior to the sighting that night looking towards the direction that this fireball came up out of the tree line from, and where it hovered above. The object rose up from pretty much the centre of the tree line in this image. You can kind of see the shore line where some houses are. This object was bigger than those small houses that are at least a few kilometres closer.
Here is a 2nd photo I had taken earlier than the one above in mid afternoon that same day to show the beach. This shows more of the detail of the area.