After 15 years of pushing to the back of my mind what my daughter and I saw on
that winter evening in 1985, or early 86, coupled with recently reading
Communion, I was inspired to finally start enquiring to see if anyone else
witnessed this same sighting.
We live in Victoria, BC, Canada, and were on our way home one early evening.
When we reached View Royal, on the Old Island Highway, near Craigflower Road
heading towards Colwood, my daughter pointed to the horizon and said "look
mommy, the first star of the night, make a wish". I glanced over to where she
pointed, and puzzled over the fact that the sky was in fact overcast, so it
couldn't be a star. I mentioned this to my daughter, then age 6, and we tried
our best to keep our eyes on it during the course of our journey home (which
was just at the border of Metchosin and Colwood, Stornaway Ave). The light
looked more the size and brightness of the bright planet we can see in the
night sky (Mars). From time to time this light would disappear behind the tree
line, only to reappear when past the trees. Finally we arrived near the corner
where we were to turn, Metchosin Road at the Old Island Highway. My mouth
dropped open as I slowed the car to a dead stop at the intersection. Just to
the side of the road, about 100 feet in the air was some sort of HUGE ship. I
rolled down my window so I could stick my head out in hopes of getting a more
clear view of the outline. The ship itself was somewhat obscured from clear
view due to the low overcast which blurred the exact outline of the craft,
however the lights which surrounded the oblong shape could not be missed. I
was filled with both fascination and terror. I wanted to get closer, to get
directly underneath it, and wondered about a possible side street that would
go in behind, at the same time, I feared what might happen if I got directly
below it. I then wondered if I shouldn't just quickly drive the last couple of
minutes to my home, and get my roommate as another adult witness to this
amazing site. The thing that troubles me to this day is, as I sat there
staring out my car window, other vehicles approached, and even went around my
car to get by, yet no matter how I indicated, no one else seemed to note
anything out of the ordinary, or even look up. This is stranger due to the
fact that most people traveling that road would have been local residents on
their way home, persons who would know there was no such brightly lit up
"thing" just above the tree line at the side of the road. The other strange
things were that there was absolutely NO sound coming from it, and there was
NO movement at all. I scrutinized it, waiting to see if it would budge or
appear to be floating, but it was as if it were planted in the sky.
Finally, in a panic I decided the safest thing would be to quickly go get my
very skeptical roommate. I raced home, heart pounding, ran into the house,
blurting out what I had witnessed, all the while dragging him outside. In the
distance, I indicated to the bright light which could be plainly seen. We
jumped in the car and raced back to the scene....it was gone.
I was crestfallen...simply could not believe my eyes. During the drive from my
home and back to the site, the trees were such that it obscured any site of it
at all, so we did not see it leave, it was simply gone.
So, that is my story, still to this day each time I pass that corner, I look
up above the trees, partly in memory of that night I have never wanted to
believe even though I saw what I saw with my own eyes, and partly in hopes of
seeing it again. To this day I wish I had never left to get my roommate.
I would be VERY interested if you had any information about anyone else seeing
this ship. After so many years, I find it hard to recall size, but it was
large, bigger than a large house, also I recall there were various coloured
lights, but my memory only seems to recall red and white now, I am quite sure
there were other colours....sigh Wish I had written about it when I saw it.
Anyway, I've bent your ear long enough,