Go Home Lake - Muskoka
July 6th, 9:30pm
This past Saturday night,July6/02, my wife ****** and I experienced an intiguing phenomenon up at our cottage on Go Home Lake in Muskoka. After dinner, at about 9:30 pm, we decided to take a little cruise in our boat. It was a beautiful evening, just about dusk. We had our running lights on and proceded in a Northerly direction very slowly.It was a quiet calm night. About 10 minutes into our cruise I noticed a very bright light off the port side of the boat in a Westerly direction , about 35 degrees off the horizon. I asked my wife if she thought it was a star but then I noticed it was moving. I wasn't sure at first but then realized it was moving, and in the same direction as us at about the same proportionate speed. It was passing some treetops in my line of site which indicated the movement.
We of course didn't know what this could be (I'm a skeptic) but as an exercise I sped up the boat to about 30 mph and sure enough the lighted object did the same thing, just enough to stay with us. My wife and I were amazed that it reacted. Was it a fluke? We slowed right down again to almost a stop and it did the same. I sped up and turned 180 degrees and watched it turn the same way in the same direction. It turned like in a banked turn as opposed to an instant change of direction on a level plane. I came to a stop and turned the lights out. It sat in the sky in one spot. I couldn't leave the lights off too long because another boat was coming along and passed me going South about 200 feet off my starboard side. I thought the lighted observer might then pick up on the other boat but it stayed still. My wife was feeling a little spooked so we decided to head back to the cottage. During this 5 minute trip our friend stayed with us. We tied up the boat and the object drifted slowly out of our site over the trees.
We went to bed thinking this was quite an experience.What could it have been? Was it some new secret craft the Government was testing and the pilots just wanted to have some fun? Or could it have been a visit from an extraterrestrial just doing some studies? Who knows.
The next day I thought maybe I should have tried to signal it in some way. I have a 3 million candle power spot light that I could have shone up towards it or blinked it on and off. It wasn't in the boat at the time so I couldn't do it but I wanted to see how far it would go with either mimmicking our actions or initiating its'own.
We're going back up next weekend so we'll try again to see if we can see it. We'll take a digital video camera.
If you can help try to explain this experience we would certainly appreciate it.