This is a true story. I know because I was there. It happened one day in
the month of November, in the year 1948 on the road from Duncan to
Cowichan lake, Vancouver Island, B. C.
My husband and I were driving from Nanaimo where we lived and were on the
way to spend the weekend with close friends at Cowichan Lake.
It was a typical November morning on Vancouver island. The skies had
opened up and were pouring rain so hard that the ceiling of the sky had
dropped to just above the forest of big trees everywhere on either side of
the road. A heavy mist lay all around as well as the heavy rain pouring
It was about ten o'clock in the morning and we were probably half way to
Cowichan Lake (from Duncan). We had the car lights on and as far as I
knew, there was not another car on the road with us.
Suddenly an "eerie" greenish light appeared all around. The trees had a
greenish glow over the tops and throughout the heavy wet branches. The
mist appeared to glow also.
My husband stopped the car and I looked behind and in front. There was no
other vehicle in sight and I didn't get out because it was raining so
I did not know what was happening but the sight of this unbelievable
greenish glow penetrating the heavy rain simply had us both in a state of
immobility. We looked on either side of the road at the tops of the big
trees at this queer glow. About this moment, I slid to the edge of the
seat and looked upward through the windshield. I remember letting out a
gasp for the sight I saw was unbelievable. There hovering just above the
trees was a high round shape. From all around it green and yellow lights
were pulsating from it. This huge "thing" continued to hover and I stared,
Suddenly it positively shot out of sight. If it had a motor I could not
hear a sound because of the pouring rain and having the windows shut.
The Victoria Daily Colonist (newspaper) wrote about this the following
morning with an article on a flying object over Duncan. One lady, who was
taking a garbage bag outside, saw it and fainted.
Those of us who saw this very large circular object in the sky so close,
for after all, had it had been high in the sky, it could not have been
seen because of heavy rain and mist, feel positively sure we were looking
at a UFO.
Some years later, scientists arrived from the U. S. A., in search of
evidence that a UFO had been in the skies above Vancouver Island. They
discovered an indentation burned deeply into rock on the top of a mountain
on Vancouver Island. They felt that there must be truth in what people
said they had seen and perhaps the top of this mountain had been used as a
resting place for this object. Because I have been told that one of these
flying objects had landed near Sidney on Vancouver Island a few years ago
and that we have read of landings made in other areas, I do wonder if at
the time my husband and I saw the object, had there been a clearing among
the trees, might there have been a landing made?
It has been said may times, that there is no such thing as U. F. O.'s. I
am not one of those doubting people, because, as I began my story, I said
'I was there....'.
Raleigh of Lake Cowichan, BC for submitting this report.