Date of Sighting: December 31 2013
Location of Sighting: Ottawa, possibly over Gatineau hills
Shape(s) of UFO(s): red lights (2)
Size(s) of UFO(s): unknown
Color(s) of UFO(s): redish orange more towards red.
Number of UFO(s): 2
Distance of UFO(s) in sky: I was close to carleton university looking north towards parliment and gatineau they looked to be possibly over gatineau
Direction of Travel for UFO(s): they traveled south and then easternly and started to turn back north easternly before disappearing
Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): there was a plane just before it over nepean the lights were the same size as the running lights on the plane.
Further Description of Sighting: I was outside in my backyard on December 31 2013 approximately 9:53-10pm with my dog saw a red light with no running lights/ hazard blinking lights just a steady red one. No noise, a plane had passed in the west a few minutes earlier and was clear as a bell to hear it and understand where it was looked to be over Nepean western Ottawa.
The red light travel at about half the speed of the commercial plane came in a southern direction. I was able to see it through a tree in my neighbors yard (winter no foliage) when it cleared the tree I was able to get an un obstructed view of it and noticed there was a second red light that was keeping pace with the first.
Again it had no blinking lights just a steady red no pulsing more like a light bulb almost and no noise. It was a clear cold night a little dampness in the air which can often make jet engines sound louder or throatier. I watched the lights travel for about 5-7 mins they both came from what looked to be over the Gatineau hills in a southern direction, they both turned/ banked and started to head more south easterly where they again turned north easterly and to a high elevation in the sky.
Then they seemed to fade out I wasn’t able to see them anymore the sky was clear cloud coverage was minimal, The second light followed the same path as the first and faded out lost visual contact with at about the same spot in the sky the lights were about 15-20 seconds apart but clearly followed the same path.
As the first light faded out and the second was approaching the firsts spot of lost contact I was able to see 2 planes traveling north west in the western sky, both clearly marked commercial planes with blinking running/ hazard lights. the UFO I saw was just a red light in the sky nothing else was seen blinking or anything to make me assume it was a commercial flight.