Date of Sighting: Mid summer 2008
Location of Sighting: Edmonton Alberta
Number of UFO(s), including the Color(s), Size(s) and Shape(s):
Color: grey or silver, shined in the light. Reflected the sky.
Size: thought it was a kite at first, but was much farther away that initially thought. As bit as a small jet, or 1Medium size plane.
Shape: chevron like a boomerang.
Distance of UFO(s) in sky: At first thought, only about 2-3 blocks away. After watching for about 3-4 minutes it’s movements proved to to have been much bigger and farther. At first 2-3 km away. Then watched travel nearly to the horizon. And up into the sky.
Direction of Travel for UFO(s): Doing a sideways figure 8 for several minutes, then traveled S before turning sharply ENE then took a hard turn nearly straight up and disappeared from sight.
Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): A small single propeller plane. The object was bigger.
Further Description of Sighting: I was sitting on my back steps on the North side of Edmonton, talking to a friend on the phone in late afternoon. Looking due east, I observed a silvery chevron shaped object doing figure 8s in the sky, not spinning, but travelling like a plane.
It was about a full hands length above the trees and other houses across the way. I thought at first that it was a large profession stunt kite being flown in the field about 3 blocks away. Suddenly, while on the bottom right curve of the sideways 8 it didn’t continue but instead began traveling straight, slightly away from me and toward the south.
After only a few seconds, I realized there was a small plane traveling north toward the object, as if it had just taken off at the airport, about 3 Km away. Still thinking it was a kite, I recall being afraid that the controller was wearing a harness and was being dragged by the wind, I remember thinking that this must have been a huge kite and was so high, that the plane may get caught in the cords.
The object turned sharply (still as if being pulled) toward the East, slightly towards the north. The plane passed. The “kite”, now in the distance, had obviously been much bigger and farther than I had thought, it seemed 2-3 times the size of the plane and had actually turned toward the north east to avoid it. At this point, I was standing on the porch screaming the play by play into the ear on the other end of the phone call.
After several seconds, a large commercial passenger plane came into view low over the horizon traveling south (likely inbound to Edmonton Int. Airport). The object was heading in its direction but pulled upward sharply, without slowing down. It continued up into the blue sky until I couldn’t see it anymore.