September 5th 1997
I was near the Town of Morpeth ON. Canada, on the Shores of Lake Erie. I had gone out for an overnight camping trip with my father. We had consumed some beer and were getting ready to retire for the night. I was standing looking towards Lake Erie and happend to nitice a light over the lake off to my left side. I had a flashlight in my hand and flashed it on and off a few times, at the light, figuring it was a helicopter. It was some distance away, perhaps 10 to 15 Nautical Miles at an altitude of less than 1000 feet. The sky was clear, temperature was cool, the wind seemed to be blowing at around 15 Knts. Lake surface has mild chop, waves cresting at the shore wave height less than 0.5 meters. Anyhow thinking nothing further of it, I retired to bed, on the beech. An estimated 1 to 1.5 hours later I woke for no apparent reason and looked out at the lake. I could see a blurrey Orange light, white became clear when I put on my glasses. About 2 miles offshore, was the light I saw earlier in the night. It was at an altitude of about 500 feet over the surface of the lake. It made no sound, and looked like a big orange globe, bright Orange in the center, casting a noticable glow around the whole of the globe, it was bright enough to cast an orange reflection on the surface of the lake. The hair on the back of my neck stood up I think, I contemplated waking up my Dad. But opted instead to grab my sleeping bag and hide under the van we had parked at the beach.
Our thanks to the witness for this report! Please note that similar objects have been sighted over both L. Ontario and L. Erie for over 100 plus years.