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UFO witnesses capture “shining disk” on video near Toronto Harbourfront

A couple celebrating Canada Day at Toronto’s Harbourfront recorded a video of a mysterious “white shining disk,” according to a UFO report they submitted today to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). Along with the report, the couple uploaded their video.

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Toronto Harboufront. (Credit: Wladyslaw/Wikimedia Commons)

Map of Toronto Harboufront. (Credit: Google Maps)

Map of Toronto Harboufront. (Credit: Google Maps)

The video shows a round object with what appears to be a clear or dark center. The object cannot be seen throughout the video, but appears and then disappear several times. The object looks disk-shaped, perhaps even a disk with the center cut out like a vinyl record.

A still image submitted by the witness. Click on the image to see a larger version.

A still image submitted by the witness. Click on the image to see a larger version. (Credit: MUFON)

In the report, the witnesses wrote (verbatim):

Me and my girlfriend were celebrating Canada Day weekend at Harbourfront on Sunday July 2nd, 2017. I looked up in the sky for no particular reason….and noticed this circular white shining disk. As you can see on the video, I asked my girlfriend, what do you think that is? She then witnessed it too….and was thinking it was either a kite or a drone, thinking drones are everywhere. But once she started looking at it again…and then saw the video, she realized that it was not a drone. When looking at the object…I noticed the glaring shininess of the disk…and how it was moving across in a circular motion. It then just disappeared in the clouds, we were watching for awhile, but did not see it again. At that point we then witnessed a black helicopter and thought maybe it was following it? I was shocked witnessing this….I was puzzled. My girlfriend was skeptical at first…but realized it might have not been a drone after all.

Drones, often of the quad-copter variety, have appendages that hold the rotors and zip through the sky. This object does not demonstrate that sort of behavior, nor does it appear to have rotors, so the witness is likely right that a drone is not what they filmed. Balloons are often set afloat during celebrations and move with the wind. However, balloons do not appear and disappear as this one does. If the balloon is somehow going into and out of shadows, it might appear as though it is disappearing and reappearing. However, this balloon is high in the sky and it does not appear anything could cause shadows at that height. Still, a balloon might not be able to be ruled out.

Close-up of object in video. (Credit: MUFON)

Close-up of object in video. (Credit: MUFON)

The video can be seen at this link.

The vast majority of UFO sightings turn out to be mundane objects, but once in awhile there are sightings that are much more difficult to explain. MUFON conducts investigations on sightings submitted to their website, and if they share their conclusions, we will let you all know. Meanwhile, others will likely chime in and we will try to keep you up to date with any discoveries. Please feel free to share your thoughts on the object in the comments below.

 

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3 comments

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    I think this is a video defect in the camera itself. At the beginning you can see that very same white circle with a clear dot on the buildings spire. As he turns the camera away from the building, the “UFO” goes in and out of focus. Maybe?

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    Hello – I am the Chief Investigator and Provincial Director for MUFON Canada. I have personally assigned this case to me and have noted the following:

    Please see the report below:

    BGE: 5.67

    28 JUL 7

    1957 – Questionnaire sent:

    1) Has anyone reached out to you with an analysis of what this may be ? If so, what did they say?
    2) What is your rational explanation for this?
    3) Can you draw for me what you saw? The camera tends to make objects smaller then they appear.
    4) How old are you?
    5) What is the exact location of where you were standing when you video taped? What direction were you facing?

    28 JUL 17

    2145 – Response from witness:

    Witness appears to be defensive.

    And not really answering the questions. I will explain to the witness why the answers are needed.

    15 AUG 17

    0126 – Reviewing evidence.

    0135 – With very little information on the location and cooperation from the witness, I was able to determine the line of sight. See FILE 1. The object was filmed in the North Western Sky.

    0136 – Checking Stellarium

    0140 – Stellarium shows the International Space Station in the North Western Sky during the time of the sighting. See FILE 2

    Case closed. Identified.

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    Thanks for the update, Ryan!

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