About 10:50 pm on May 15,
2000, two friends, Pete and Lui, were on the rooftop patio of Pete's condominium building
in North Vancouver. Although viewing conditions weren't great (a full moon and a lot of
light pollution), they were taking advantage of their schedules, and the clear weather, to
do a little skywatching. Lui was scanning the skies with his new wide-angle binoculars
while Pete was making adjustments to his telescope. Pete heard Lui call his name a couple
of times, but he didn't look up until he heard Lui say, "What the Hell is
that?". Luckily, Pete was kneeling beside his telescope, about 10 feet south of Lui
so that when he looked up he was at the right angle to see the object. They both saw a
large boomerang-shaped craft in the northern sky, travelling west. It was big, silent and
moving fast. Pete said that the first things that caught his eye were the seven wide
triangles - one in the center and 3 down each side (see drawings). The triangles were dim,
not illuminated, and the rest of the craft was "transparent black".
When Pete first saw the object it was due north, about 45 degrees above the horizon, and
was only in view about 5 seconds before it disappeared behind the roof of the condominium.
Lui had originally seen it further to the east, but estimates he viewed it for less than
10 seconds. They agree that it was about 1000 feet above the ground and width of 3 fingers
held at arm's length. A rough calculation based on all of the information would put the
object in the range of 140 feet long (approximately the same width also). UFO researcher
Martin Jasek, of Whitehorse, cautions us with this: "A word about guessing distances.
Human binocular vision ends at about 30 feet. One may be able to estimate distance
substantially beyond this limit if one is looking at a familiar object such as a person,
car, Cessna or 747. Unfortunately, UFOs aren't usually familiar objects."
Both Pete and Lui are married with children, work as Automotive Technicians and share an
interest in Physics, Astronomy and the topic of UFOs. Although Lui provided an excellent
drawing, he was reluctant to meet with us to discuss the sighting. What he saw that night
has left him with an unsettled feeling and the "heebie-jeebies".