On January 25 of this year, there was a message on our
hotline service marked urgent. Intrigued that someone
had left an ‘urgent’ message while it was my two week
shift on the hotline (at UFO*BC we take a rotational 2
week stint at following up on hotline calls), I wasted
no time in getting back to the caller. I was rewarded!
The following is the account of R.W. of Surrey.
between December 12 & 20, 1997, something strange
indeed occurred at the home of the caller. It was
around midnight and R.W. was preparing to retire for
the night in the basement portion of the house, a
small bedroom area he shares with his 5 year old
daughter. According to the witness, he was lying in
his bed looking across the room at her, just before
dozing off, when he heard a loud hissing sound . At
the same time, the room became filled with very
bright, white light. Suddenly, he became unable to
move, his body ‘paralyzed’, along with a burning,
itching sensation from head to toe. He looked at his
daughter again, but was no longer looking across the
room, but DOWN at her! He sensed that he was indeed
rising up, and felt fear, but at the same time, calm
and relaxed. The room at this time was still flooded
with very bright, white light.
witness then found himself lying on some sort of bed,
in what he describes as a huge, square shaped room,
also very brightly lit, and hazy. He recalls seeing
what he thought were very white, bluish coloured
sheets hanging all around. He felt that someone was
holding the back of his head, and he could hear
speaking, perhaps half a dozen or more different
voices, speaking in different languages, and volume
levels. He felt fear, but heard a voice telepathically
telling him that he and his daughter were ‘ok’, and
had nothing to fear. He did not see his daughter, or
any one else during this entire event. When asked if
he noticed odours of any kind, he recalls the smell of
what he thought was liver!
doesn't recall much after this, finding himself back
in his own bed just as daylight was breaking, (this
incident began around midnight to 1 a.m.) His body
still had a tingling sensation, and it was very
difficult to move, and was still feeling ‘itchy’ all
over. Since this experience, he has been having
nightmares, and is fearful of going to bed at night. A
red itchy rash has appeared on the back of his left
hand. During the day, he senses that someone is
wanting to communicate with him, and touch him. While
watching TV, or sitting reading, he can hear
murmuring, or whispering, but can’t understand what is
being said. Along with this (if that weren’t enough!)
tiny bright blue diamond shaped points of light will
suddenly go past his field of vision while sitting
reading, or watching television.
would seem that this is just the latest in a series of
odd events that R.W. has experienced over the last 30
years or so. Among them, the sighting of a ‘Spitfire’
World War II aircraft (with no emblems or markings),
close enough to see the pilot, who looked right at
him, and raised a hand in a sort of greeting. This in
itself may be unremarkable, but what is remarkable is
that the aircraft was in a nose-dive, and a crash was
imminent, as there was no place for a plane to land.
However, there was no crash, and no evidence of any
aircraft. This was followed shortly after by an
equally puzzling event, when the witness was with his
Grandfather in the garden behind their home in Surrey,
on a beautiful sunny day, when out of a clear blue sky
came a ‘bolt of lightning’ which hit a rock in the
backyard, right in front of the witness. They picked
up the rock, and reported that it had a ‘golden glow’.
These events took place about 1959.
1975 things got stranger still. The witness was in the
King George Highway & 112th Avenue area, along
with some family and friends, when they all saw an
object described as a bright orange ball with a
smaller ball on top drop from the sky and hover.
Estimated distance was ‘a few miles’. Observation
time, about 10 minutes. As luck would have it, the
witness had a Polaroid camera with him, and was able
to take a few pictures of the object, which then took
off suddenly. Apparently others in the Port Mann area
had also seen the object, as the Columbian Paper ran a
short article the following day.
witness called the airport regarding this sighting,
but no one there could offer any information. R.W.
then went to the Columbian newspaper to share his
story, who reported it in the next edition, and to
R.W.’s dismay, included his name and address. This was
soon followed by a telephone call and a visit from a
military man, a Sgt. Major, who said he was from
Jericho Beach military base. After arriving at the
witness’ home, dressed in full uniform, and arriving
in a green military car, he asked if he could come in
and discuss the sighting with the witness and his
parents. He supplied the three of them with note pads
and pencils, and asked them to go into separate rooms
and draw what they had seen the day of the sighting.
They agreed. The witness then volunteered that he had
taken photos of the object and showed them to the Sgt.
Major, who asked if there were any negatives, or
additional photos. There were no other photos, and no
negatives as these were Polaroid shots. The Sgt. Major
then took the witness’ camera, and without explanation
or apologies, opened the camera and exposed the
remaining film. He then put the photos and sketches
into his briefcase, and abruptly left the house. Later
they received a letter thanking them for phoning in
their report (which they hadn’t done!).
2 weeks later they got a visit from an individual
described as very tall and lanky with a military
type haircut, dark wrap around glasses, and a sickly
looking greyish white complexion. He said that he
had seen the article in the paper and would like to
talk to them about the sighting. The witness and his
parents invited him in. When offered some coffee and
cookies, he seemed puzzled, and asked "What is
this?", to which the mother replied "it’s just
coffee." The visitor then gulped the very hot coffee
straight down, crumbled the cookies up with his
hands, and put them in his mouth! He spoke with a
slow, slurred type of speech, and seemed to have
something like a British accent. During the
conversation he was asked where he was from, to
which he replied "Oh, quite a distance from here".
He went on to say that he was to have met with the
object the day of the sighting, but that he had been
‘late’. Noticing the TV set in the corner, he
suddenly seemed apprehensive, pointed at it and
asked "What is that?", to which the mother replied,
" It’s a television", then proceeded to turn it on.
The visitor then quite excitedly said "That’s a
communicator! Turn it off!"
the course of the remaining conversation, (which was
curiously dotted with Biblical quotations) the
witness’ mother made a remark about UFOs and said that
if they were coming here to harm us, perhaps we should
arm ourselves, and shoot at them first. Upon hearing
this remark, the visitor became quite upset and said
"You could never harm us, we could destroy your world
in the blink of an eye, and would not hesitate to do
this time the visitor kept checking his watch,
reported as being ‘very fancy’ and on the right hand,
then suddenly stood up and said "I must leave now, but
may I come back again?" R.W. and his parents replied
in the affirmative. He then went to the door, and when
the witness and family extended their hands to shake
his hand , he did not accept, but simply raised his
right hand and walked out the door. Immediately after
closing the door, they looked out the front window,
but the visitor was nowhere to be seen.
can’t help but wonder if my next ‘tour of duty’ on the
hotline will yield the typical ‘light in the sky’
reports (quite often the planet Venus, aircraft with
landing lights on, etc...), calls from those with far
too much time on their hands and wild imaginations,
just plain crank calls, or just maybe........