North Shore, Lake Ontario
This set of images shows the strange phenomenon that occurred on the evening of 21st May 1997. I noticed a bright light source out over the water, behind where the sailing boats were to-ing and fro-ing in their regatta. I could hear myself on the videotape suggesting that the redness of the light could be the sun setting on the two ends of a large lake ship.
The camera I used was the Panasonic VHS format video camera at x12 optical zoom with a x5.5 teleconverter attached giving magnification of x66. The shoreline visible behind the lights is that of Hamilton, Stoney Creek and on to Grimsby, about 19 miles distant from the camera.
I left the camera running for about half an hour, and only on reviewing the tape with a friend the following morning did the images appear not to be a lake ship. However, it was many years later that I actually heard the sound track more clearly using a good head set. This is what turned up: