On November 8, 1979, K. M. and J. P. were
parked at the south end of 72nd Street, in Delta, facing an inlet to the ocean. Around
9:30 PM they spotted two orange coloured lights estimated about 1 1/2 miles away. K. M.
got out of the Volkswagen Beetle to get a better look. The lights appeared to split in
two, zoom off at a 45% angle, then return at the same speed, rather like the way a
hummingbird zips around. Only now the lights seemed to be much closer. J. P. was so
distressed that K. M., not to unwillingly returned to the car. He could hear no sound,
even though the two lights were engaged in an erratic dance less than a hundred yards in
front of them.
Turning the car around Ken drove at 80 mph
(without lights) to a nearby farm house that had its lights on. The two lights followed
them at about twenty feet over an adjoining field, providing all the illumination that Ken
required for driving. It appeared that the two lights were the size and shape of a door.
Feeling that the lights were crowding him, Ken swung into the farm driveway and
braked hard. In frantic haste they banged on the door of the house, the
owners, Mr. & Mrs. R. W. answered their knocking. Listening to the frightened couple's
story they can see two lights that have now jumped to about 1500 feet in the night sky and
are stationary. Every time the UFO dims, the house lights go out.
R.W. phoned the Delta police. About twenty
minutes later two RCMP Constables arrived. By this time the lights had now dropped below
the dike. Nothing was visible, but the four witnesses restated the events described. Then
the lights returned. One police officer was so upset he felt sick. They called to other on
duty members seeking confirmation. A female officer 1 1/2 miles away across the bay in
Tsawwassen reported seeing the lights. Another officer who drove up towards the end of the
display at around 11 PM stated that although he saw nothing he did notice that the geese
on the shoreline and the local animals seemed to be greatly disturbed by something.
A call to Victoria to a Lt. Commander
revealed that aircraft from Comox were searching for a missing boat east to west of Walden
Island. The aircraft had dropped 36 "controlled?" flares, that had a 5 minute
This presumably was the official explanation
for these events. It is worthy of note, however, that where K. M. and J. P. were
originally parked, a large communication satellite dish was located in the adjoining
Investigators were Graham
Conway, Carl Enzhoffer, Steve Bucek