Margaret Edwards got her Halloween spook early.

While delivering newspapers on Line 96 a week ago, she saw an object with an orange light with a ring of small red lights around it and a ring of small blue lights around that in the sky over a farmer's field.

When she got to Line 92 she saw someone in a pickup truck pull over and watch it as well. It seemed to follow the truck when it pulled away before popping up over a farmer's field again. The strange light eventually hovered over Happy Hills Family Campground.

She was still shaken up over the incident she couldn't explain on Sunday.

"It wasn't a helicopter or an airplane," she said. "There were a lot of combines in the field but it wasn't a combine."

"If it was a Halloween trick they got me good."

Const. Dennis Harwood of Oxford County OPP said police helicopters don't normally fly at night with officers looking for drugs in farmers' fields.

There were no air ambulances coming from Perth County or the OPP patrolled portion of Oxford County.

Oxford OPP had no reported incidents of odd sightings between 8-8:30 p.m., when Ms. Edwards saw the object.

London Airport declined to give out any information.

University of Western Ontario physics and astronomy professor Peter Brown said there were no meteors logged that night during that time.

The university cameras work on two modes. The monitors log everything within a 24-hour period but the record isn't kept longer than that unless there were meteors.

It could have been something else, he said but if it were a private plane, for example, it wouldn't have been logged.

He doesn't doubt she saw something but noted the human eye is disadvantaged at night.

"There's no depth perception at night. People very often misinterpret distance at night," he said.

Whatever it was scared the Woodstock grandmother enough to keep her from finishing her paper route until the next morning.

"It scared the blazes out of me," she said.

"I know it sounds stupid, it sounds ludicrous but I didn't know what this thing was. Even as I say it, it sounds ludicrous to me. But I do know one other person seen it as well."

The sky around here has been a busy place lately.

In August at least four people saw a bright light or what looked like a ball of fire in the western sky.

The only thing that triggered the university monitors then was an airplane. However, Prof. Brown said it was possible the fiery lights seen in the summer were meteors that weren't picked up by the monitors or "iridium flares" from solar panels on telecommunications satellites reflecting sunlight, which can be extremely bright.