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Hello r/ufos; this past weekend I saw something that I couldn't figure out what exactly it was and thought it maybe others have seen something similar.
I was visiting my parents cottage in Eastern Quebec, and after dinner around 6:50 I went for a walk to get rid of some garbage and stretch my legs. I walked down the pathway along the connecting dirt road and towards a camp where special needs kids have a summer camp, but this being September the camp was closed up and no one around. When I reached the end of the road I looked up into the sky and saw a very bright light. Thinking at first it was a star I kept watching it trying to determine whether it was Venus or Mars. However, the sky was still too bright out and no other stars were out.
I quickly went back to the cottage while keeping an eye on the object as not to lose sight of it. When I got back I grabbed our telescope and told my dad to grab his phone with a Skymap app on it. When I set up the telescope and looked through the lense (26mm) I saw a perfectly round, translucent and what appeared to have one ridged side which was eminating light, to which I thought was sunlight being reflected but it had a violet tone to it. In the middle of the it had these thin bars which looked to resemble the peace sign. With the naked eye it did not appear to be moving at all, but when watching it through the telescope I would have to continually adjust as it would drift out of frame. Both my sister and my dad looked through and saw it and couldn't figure out what it was. It did not change altitude or anything. My dad suggested a weather balloon (and a quick google image search found nothing like it) or a satellite, while my sister thought it to be the International Space Station. We continued to track it for a good half hour, during which two neighbours came by to say hello and they also saw the object.
I tried to snap a photo of it through the lense and only got a glare back. After another twenty minutes or so as sun began to go down, the object drifted further away and I eventually lost it when it went behind the tree line.
To make things stranger, the next day I went for a walk past the camp into deeper bush along an ATV trail. About half an hour in, I heard a buzzing and looked up in the clearing and saw a drone swiftly fly over (at first thought it was a goose, but geese don't glide and this was solitary). To my knowledge there is no military or air force base within the area, and only a small civilian airport 20 miles from our cottage.
I'm wondering if anyone has seen something similar or have some sort of explanation. Thanks a lot!
TLDR: Saw a translucent circular object in the evening sky with one ridged side emanating a violet light and what looked like a thin peace sign in the middle. A day later, around the same area a drone flew by.