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Re: Lake Ontario 'Streaks'

From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos@YorkU.CA>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 13:35:58 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Fwd Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 13:59:03 -0400
Subject: Re: Lake Ontario 'Streaks'

> Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 17:45:44 -0400
> From: Jennifer Jarvis <fierycelt@full-moon.com>
> To: updates@globalserve.net
> Subject: Lake Ontario "Streaks"

> Hi Errol and List.

> We were out again on Friday and Saturday nights, down in Niagara
> on the Lake. Both nights we observed a "streak" in the northwest
> sky. The Friday night event changed course before it disappeared
> below the horizon.

> Did anyone else notice these events?

> I have posted  6 frames from the Friday night video on ORBWATCH.
> The link can be found on the New Site Updates Menu of the Home
> Page, dated 26th July.

Hi Jennifer,

For a while you had been reporting small distant lights or
objects in the sky over Lake Ontario from a location near
Toronto looking south towards Niagara on the Lake.  Now you are
reporting more sightings from your new location in Niagara on
the Lake looking north (the opposite direction) towards Toronto.

On Friday, after I checked your updated web site which contained
some of your latest observations, I was tempted to go out this
weekend and scan the sky for myself to see if I too could see
such distant lights and objects.  Although I considered
observing from the Lakeview generating plant west of Toronto or
from Niagara on the Lake (and possibly bump into you and your
fellow observes), I concluded that my single observations would
not lead to a solution of these unknown lights or objects over
Lake Ontariou unless my observing activities were coordinated
with you or others.  Using cell phones and compasses, observers
from two or more distant observing sites would try and see the
same objects.  If one group same a light or object in one
direction and the other group saw it too but in a different
direction, we could then easily calculate its size and exact
location over the lake.  We may then even consider taking a boat
and observing from this exact location on the lake too (this
could be done frequently and cheaply now that there is a new
hydrofoil boat that makes frequent trips to and from Toronto and
Niagara on the Lake).

If only one group saw the light or object while another did not,
then it would suggest that it was much closer to the first group
and would be something very small (such as sunlight shining off
the body of one of the many seagulls flying low over Lake

Would you and your fellow observers like to try this?  We may
even find the answers to what these things really are.  Isn't
this the reason why you are out there observing and recording
these things in the first place?

Nick Balaskas