When Blanche Ward of Charlottetown stepped outside her door on Monday afternoon, she spotted something unusual: there were two small trails of smoke slowly flying high across the sky. Ward immediately rushed back into her house and grabbed her camera. When she zoomed in and took her shot, she saw a small red dot with the two lines of smoke trailing behind.
She says the object remained in the sky for one or two minutes before dropping below the horizon and out of view. It is presently unconfirmed what the object was. Ward immediately suspected that it was a meteorite or a piece of space debris. It is a strong possibility that the object was the peak of the Leonids Meteor Shower which peaked on November 17 – the day of Ward’s sighting.
On the other hand, if it was a piece of space debris, Ward does not believe it would have landed anywhere near Charlottetown given its apparent altitude. She has spoken with other locals in Charlottetown, none of whom actually spotted the object.