The following sighting occurred during the
winter of 1977. I have rarely mentioned it due to most peoples scepticism of such
My wife, our two daughters and I were living in Giscome, a
small settlement about 30 miles east of Prince George, B.C. The closest dwelling was about
1/2 mile away as this was a rural community. We were in the house after supper; I was in
the rear of the house and my wife in the main living area, the kids getting ready for bed.
We lived on a dead end road and during the winter snowploughs frequently stopped just down
from the house to turn around. This particular evening I heard, or rather felt, the
vibrations of what I assumed to be a plough, a sort of humming. I didnt think much
of it, I figured the plough was turning around as usual. However the humming continued for
some time and after about ten minutes I went outside to see what was going on,
occasionally the drivers would stop for a coffee break. I couldnt see a plough or
any lights and as I returned to the house I caught a glimpse of something overhead.
I couldnt really see what it was but the humming
stopped and I went to the window at the rear of the house to look. We lived close to the
flight path which led to Prince George airport and were used to seeing planes overhead. I
was interested to see what type of plane made such a noise and watched out of the window
and saw lights heading towards the airport. As I watched, the lights stopped moving and
remained stationary then suddenly started to retrace their path towards the house. I
yelled to my wife to grab the binoculars as this seemed at odds with the usual behaviour
of a plane, although it could have been a helicopter.
We both went outside and watched as the lights, which, I
recall, were blue and white, came closer. It was a typical clear winter night, there was
no extraneous light around except for that from the house and the sky was ablaze with
stars. We watched as this object passed overhead, its outline was perfectly visible
against the backdrop of stars and it was pretty darned big. I had watched it through
binoculars as it retraced its path but as it approached the house and passed overhead I no
longer used them as it was, or apparently so, huge. It was shaped like a boomerang, or a
flying wing, and had several blue and white lights along the trailing edge. It was
absolutely silent as it passed over us and both my wife and I were stunned with its size.
It looked like a jumbo jet without the fuselage. Our daughters, who had heard us talking
excitedly, had joined us by this time. There was a most disquieting feeling as it passed
over us and headed over the local lake. We felt emotionally drained and we both had felt
an almost telepathic thought saying, " We shall return!" It is for this reason
weve never spoken about it as we figured wed be taken for fruitcakes!
The next day my eldest daughter came home from school
saying both she and a friend had seen a silver ball in the sky. Ive never seen
anything odd since. I have a minor interest in the possibility of UFOs but am somewhat
sceptical of many stories reported. I do however know I saw something out of the ordinary
that winter night and remain open-minded on the subject.