unexplained sightings over Sudbury
May 10, 2000
I witnessed two separate sightings of UFOs over Sudbury,
possibly the first reports of the new year.
Thursday, March 16, 2000, at around 9:45 p.m., my two
friends and I were driving in the Four Corners area when
I looked out the right rear passenger-side window and
noticed a light up in the eastern sky above Ramsey Lake.
was pinkish red in color and pulsated at the same rate
(like a heartbeat) as those found on some of the communication
towers located around the city. But unlike the tower lights,
it did not completely go out as it pulsated on and off.
we went past St. Joseph's Health Centre, I kept looking
in the sky and could no longer see the light, which was
odd since it was at a fair height and would have been
easily noticeable from Paris Street.
later called a colleague to tell him about it, and he
said he'd check for flights of the air ambulance and see
if there were any communication towers in the area. He
called back a few days later and said that he couldn't
find out if the helicopter had flown that night (helicopters
also have white lights, which this thing didn't), but
he did say there was a tower located at the far end of
Thursday, March 23, as I was coming back from a lecture
at Science North with two other friends, I took the opportunity
to look over to the east and did notice a tower in the
distance, but the light on it was very small and very
low to the horizon compared to the one I had seen in the
arm's length, I would say the tower looked to be three-quarters
of an inch high. But the red pulsating light I saw earlier
was about seven inches high at arm's length. After I made
sure it couldn't have been a tower, I decided to report
the sighting during my appearance on my radio show on
CKLU (96.7 FM).
Sunday, March 26, 2000, at around 8:30 p.m. my friend
Todd Fraser decided to cut his visit short and go home.
We went outside and as we both stood there talking, I
happened to look up in the sky (approx. 90 degrees) and
spotted something strange. I saw what looked like a single
bright flash, then barely noticed a second one from the
corner of my eye. As Todd looked on, I told him I was
going upstairs to get my binoculars. When I came down,
he said he'd seen two more flashes and told me to point
my binoculars in the direction of the Big Dipper. Todd
said the flashes seemed to be heading that way in a straight
line (south to north). As we both looked up, a man in
a pickup truck stopped next to me and asked what we were
looking at. Todd was reluctant to say anything, but I
told him what we saw and he stood there for a second or
two then, before driving off, suggested I call the paper
to report this because he reads the paper a lot and would
like to read about it! I kept looking up but never saw
them again. In total, we estimate we saw four flashes
at different points in the sky. These looked similar,
but brighter than those I had seen during the summer of
These lights are called "Jumpers" because they
seem to flash once in one spot, then flash again somewhere
else, sometimes a third or fourth time, then disappear
for good. These are not the lights of a high-flying aircraft,
helicopter or satellite. Jumpers have been videotaped
in Mexico and elsewhere.
you or anyone you know has any information about this
or any other cases, please phone me at 670-2759 or e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Confidentiality is assured.
M. Deschamps is MUFON provincial section director for
Sudbury and a UFO researcher and historian.