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Low flying V-shaped UFO spotted by Canadian witness

An Ontario, Canada, witness at Burlington reported watching a large, V-shaped UFO that was first thought to be a building – until it moved about 9:40 p.m. on August 10, 2014, according to testimony in Case 58833 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was driving to a friend’s house when bright red and white lights were first seen.

“I thought it was a structure’s lights until it started moving and I stopped my car,” the witness stated.

The witness described the object.

“It was a wide/long, V-shaped object with two lights at each point, two on the outer wings and one in the middle. Each light was red with a smaller white light atop. Initially I thought it was a building until it started moving.”

This photo was provided by the witness who stopped and used a cell phone to try and capture the large, V-shaped UFO. (Credit: MUFON)
This photo was provided by the witness who stopped and used a cell phone to try and capture the large, V-shaped UFO. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness said the object was massive in size.

“I observed the distance and realized just how gigantic it was. I tried to then take pictures with my cell phone after pulling the car over. I then followed it to get more pictures.”

The witness included one photo and one illustration of the event with the MUFON report: Image 1, Illustration 1.

The object moved over a nearby tree line and was lost from view.

Burlington is a city located in Halton Region at the western end of Lake Ontario and is part of the Greater Toronto Area, population 175,779. MUFON Canada is investigating.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. I live in Whitby, Ontario I was outside my house facing due west at about the same time of night. I heard the sound of what sounded like small airplane engine. I saw the same object(s). It looked like three small planes flying in formation. They were flying at regular small airplane speed. They each had an identical red light blinking light and white white blinking light. The planes flew due west from Whitby.

    The sound made me think it was three small airplanes, flying in formation at the same altitude small airplanes would fly at. Not at U.F.O.

  2. I saw this very close up …unfortunately it was 3 planes. I took a pic also. Had to be airforce as flying really close formation. But 3 planes 🙁

  3. I was staying at a friend’s cabin near Watersmeet, MI (in the Upper Peninsula), and just before sunrise on the morning of Thursday, July 31st we saw a similar object as what was described here. What we saw was MUCH higher in the sky, though. As if in the upper-atmosphere, but it was not a satellite, as far as we could tell. Satellites don’t move in multiple directions! Three non-blinking lights in a triangle-shape. The object made quick movements, unlike any sort of commercial aircraft, before fading out of sight, which also may have been due to the lightening sky as dawn approached.

  4. I saw these lights too in Toronto. They were coming from from the east just above the tree line lines. Looked huge. There was a small humming noise. Didn’t see the V structure but the solid red lights were in a V formation. White lights and red lights did not blink. Fairly quiet. Flew right over the Toronto Island airport heading towards Burlington probably around 9 PM or shortly after. I saw them fairly close and did not see the airplane structure of the individual airplanes. Just a bright red light and a smaller white light on the side.The lights looked very much like the illustration – big red lights – did not see white lights until the formation flew past. Was wondering what kind of plane was that big and with red headlights. But just assumed they must be planes because ufo just don’t fly over airports. If anyone works at the airport and saw this too please comment. What was it ?

  5. My girlfriend and I witnessed possibly the same object August 12,2014 Tuesday night approximately 9:10pm in Clovis, Ca. I have a nice pair of Nikon binoculars and we could easily see 3 red lights moving to the north, slowly and without noise. I thought it could possibly be 3 separate lights but quickly realized that as it flew it seemed to turn as if it was one single craft, an Enormous craft. We did not need the binoculars to see it, but you could definitely tell they were no craft of the USA. If we had a craft that large…No country would want to mess with the United States!

  6. Being the person who reported this, I can confirm that the only noise I heard, was from the street. Other than that, it was completely silent.

    I’m not saying that 3 jets is impossible or wrong, but I’m skeptical about that.
    Such as why red/white lights, instead of the usual colours jets use. Or how it was the size of 3-4 commercial airline jets, not f-16s. Like I said, it was huge.

    Also, I just googled “burlington ufo” to see if there were any more reports and I found this post, from about 2 weeks back, which sounds just like what I saw.


  7. Today, heading west on the QEW into Burlington, I saw two military vehicles. I have no idea if they’re related to this or just a routine type thing. But I figured I’d mention it, since it all seems a little bit fishy to me.

    Especially considering the Quebec case with the military helicopters flying around after.

  8. I saw the same thing in Hamilton by McMaster. At first i thought it was a plane but the craft only had dim red lights in a formation and was moving really fast and dead quiet. A plane passed a few minutes later and you could clearly see that it was not a plane.

  9. I guess I was wrong about Open Minds not posting my comment – did you have to get approval from the military industrial complex?

  10. Please join the facebook page witness has started so you can endlessly debate what you saw but never ever find out for sure. Get MUFON involved so you can endlessly chase your tails. I’m telling you it was a TR3B made in the USA and don’t think you’re the first to have witnessed this because it’s been around since the early ’80s when they first started testing it out on Canadian soil. If you think that Americans are not allowed to test their weapons out in Canada, think again. The American military has been using Manitoba for a testing ground since the early ’50s – Project Saint Jo – look it up. What really pisses me off is the laser weapons they started testing out in 2008 and even earlier in Manitoba of our livestock. The ultimate realization is that the Canadian government would have had to give their approval for this and that is pretty damn disturbing.

  11. something was spotted both on the 10th and 13th in Canada and those nights and between, there was supposed to be a metier shower. the UFO things flying in they sky during this time must have been astronomers equipment to study the metier shower.

  12. I’ve been bothered awhile about this sighting. I’ve got to share this and its unbelievable. The image above is exactly what I saw minus the white lights late august early September 2014. It was 11:00 pm and spotted this during my nightly 3 mile run. It was over my shoulder at a 35-40 degree angle. The night was crystal clear, stars shining. My first thought was perhaps a helicopter since its was stationary in the dark night sky but no sound was heard. As I entered the circle at the end of the road, It cut across the sky from right to my left within a second and a half. The orientation of the lights never changed as if it was a pendulum with me as it’s anchor. It was at least a 1000 yards out, just impossible. But what came next was just as impossible, it stopped mid air as if momentum didn’t exist. This was accompanied by a loud low hum. Indescribable sound, definitely not a jet engine or rotor. I know this because I used to refuel aircraft when I was in the military. Now what’s disturbing is the fact that I turned from the object and continued my run like nothing ever happened, perhaps in shock at what I saw, really not sure. I haven’t ran since this event.

  13. If this craft is a perfect v and is squared off at the wings? With 5 large white circular light emitting disks on underside.Ive seen it in arizona,or over arizona anyway.Its huge,its been seen around the world.A man in china drew an exact picture its unmistakeable.Its also what flew over chandler,phoenix airport i believe during phoenix lights.I seen it flying sideways then it came to a complete stop in sky then took off to northeast.Like right out of star wars.It was extremely high in sky but i seen its outline easily,and the large disks under its wings or whatever they are. I emailed another man in california he has seen a side profile of it and its 2-3 stories tall. Once you draw it on paper then you know the other person has seen same thing no mistaking it. Its shiny silent huge highly maneverable extremely fast.

  14. About 10 years back I seen a similar type object approximately 20 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio, USA. I was in the backyard and we about to play cards when I glanced up and seen 7 lights in a V formation. No body visible, just the lights. But it was getting to be dusk with intermittent cloud cover. It was still painfully obvious this was not a typical air vehicle. It was only there for a split second and then vanished. It did not speed away, it simply disappeared, in a “fade away” manor. As the lights faded away, they turned from white to more more yellowish color (think frozen milk) and in the place of the lights, you could see what looked like the heat waves that come off of hot pavement in the distance. Or like how the predator looked in the movie when he was in “invisible mode”. Very strange, and I will remember this until the day I die.

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