Mysterious lights in the night sky triggered trending topic on UFOs in Twitter on a Sunday. New York resident Sarah Chun posted two videos to YouTube, showing a series of mysterious lights floating above Yonge St.-Sheppard Ave. neighbourhoods on a Saturday night.
However, police Officer Const. Craig Brister attributed the mysterious activity to a quadcopter, a popular toy helicopter in the area. Brister was on patrol on Saturday evening and posted his view about the lights after someone showed him the video of the strange lights.
Meanwhile, Chun tried to get a closer look of the spectacle from her balcony on Saturday night, after seeing the lights while working on her computer.
She says that she first noticed flashing lights, particularly the diagonal lights that were apparently shooting upwards. She initially suspected a helicopter flying with night lights but wondered when the object was not moving, flashing with lights. She had no idea on the identity of the lights or the object.
Images and videos have made rounds in the internet. The #ufo and #toronto even trended on Twitter. Sgt. Barry White of 32 Division reveals that the lights were also seen by several officers and they also believe it may have been a toy helicopter. However, they could not find a craft similar to it.
When asked for a comment, NORAD spokesman Julie Roberge says they observed nothing strange on radar over Toronto skies and received no calls about the incident.
Nav Canada, a private organization tasks to monitor Canadian airspace, says through its spokesman Michelle Bishop that they did not receive any calls coming from pilots about the lights above Toronto.
Spokesman of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority Corrinne Madden says that they also did not receive report.