Have you ever spotted strange lights in the sky? What about a fast moving
object that defies the laws of gravity? If you haven’t, your chances of seeing
a UFO in Northern B.C. is greater than any other region of Canada
The communities of Terrace and Houston have
just recently been named in the top 10 list of UFO sightings across Canada.
Terrace is the B.C. capital for sightings
and third across the country, while Houston placed second in B.C. and fourth
across the country.
The list compiled 483 eyewitness reports
from around the country in 2002. One-third of all sightings were reported in
Brian Vike is a leading Ufologist based out
of Houston, B.C., who is the founder of the HBCC-UFO web site and investigator
of strange phenomenon in the region since 2000. Since the survey was released,
Vike says his phone has been ringing off the hook.
“People are aware now that there is actually
some- one who investigates and talks to people and tries to figure out what
people are seeing,” says Vike.
Even in the last week there have been many
sightings reported in the northwest region.
One ‘large disk shaped object’ was spotted
on February 22 over a one-hour period by observers in three different areas in
The object was described as very large, slow
moving, with bright lights on the underside and completely silent.
The first witness spotted the object in Mill
Bay, Vancouver Island at 9:15 p.m. followed by two Alcan employees in Kitimat,
B.C. at 10:20 p.m. Shortly after, a husband and wife stopped their vehicle
between Terrace and Prince Rupert to watch the object.
On February 3, 2003 a Canfor employee out of
Houston noticed three bright, hazy blue/white lights in the shape of a
rectangle fly past him quickly at a very low altitude.
Other witnesses have come forward in Houston since the
sighting was released to inform Vike that they had witnessed the same
object 12 hours before the Canfor employee.
The Lakes District has also had its fair
share of unexplained sightings that have been investigated by Vike, who
says he gets many calls from the area.
On February 14, 2002 two residents of
Francois Lake noticed a bright fast-moving object come towards them, when
all of a sudden it came to a complete stop and went totally dark.
The witnesses says that a bright flash
of light was suddenly emitted from the object. They say a ‘ray of light’
began to sweep the ground, which lit up a very large area. The object
continued to scan the ground for a few minutes until it suddenly left the
area at unprecedented speeds.
Vike also investigates the phenomenon of
‘crop circles’ that have been reported in the Vanderhoof area over the
past few years.
While there have been hundreds of
sightings in the northwest, many have been explained by military exercises
or cosmic activity, such as planets or shooting stars.
“There is still so many of them that
remain unexplained, but people are seeing things all the time.” says Vike.
A film crew from the Canadian Life
Network arrived in the area recently to start shooting a new series called
“The Magnificent Obsession.”
Because of the surge of sightings in the
northwest in the past two years, Vike was asked to be a part of the
documentary, which will include other Ufologists from the US and England.
Vike is hoping that other people will
come forward to report any strange occurrences, phenomenon, or generally,
things that go bump in the night.