RECENTLY REPORTED BC SIGHTINGS
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03-May-2009, Mission, BC: (10:30 pm)
My daughter and I were walking our dogs on sixth ave going west and approaching maple street when three orange stars were located in the north east sky they were in a straight line and the two bottom ufo's started to go together they were almost together when they split into an equilateral triangle with the top ufo staying in position then the two bottom ufo's faded out and the top one gradually faded out. This took approximately 5 to 7 minutes.
21-May-2009, Nanaimo, BC: (9:45 pm)
I went outside of my residence to have a cigarette when I spotted a large light overhead. It was about 10 times the size of any star or planet in the night sky. It was very bright white and had a slight blue halo around the light. It was traveling directly overhead towards Richmond or Delta BC on the mainland. My first thoughts were that it was a very large low flying jet or search helicopter. But, I soon realized that there was no detectable wind to blow away any sound waves and any sound of a jet engine or helicopter just did not exist.
I ran into my house and got my spouse to come outside. By the time we got back outside, the object appeared to be over the Georgia Straight somewhere between Nanaimo and Tsawwassen BC. At that exact time my neighbor came outside to let his dogs out. We asked him if he could see what we were seeing or knew what it could possibly be. With some brief instruction to where the object was he too had no idea of what we were witness to. At that time the object began a slight movement from side to side as it traveled east south-east from Nanaimo.
We continued to watch the bright silent object until it appeared to be above the Tsawwassen ferry terminal or somewhere close to Mt. Baker Washington.
All of a sudden the object began to turn from the white/blue shade to a red shade. It also began to shrink to total invisibility within a span of 5 seconds.
The entire incident lasted approximately 3 minutes. My wife, my neighbor and myself stood totally speechless for at least 30 seconds while our brains collectively tried to rationalize what we just witnessed together. Unable to make any sense of the situation we all somehow just retreated back to our residences with the hair on the back of our necks standing up.
Shortly before 11pm that evening, after repeatedly checking the night sky every 10 minutes, I did go out for another cigarette with my spouse.
Looking east over the city of Vancouver a slight bit toward the north shore, we noticed a pulsing red light moving north. We watched this oddity for several minutes and witnessed it changing speed of travel multiple times. We watched again in awe for at least 5 minutes until it disappeared behind trees in front of our residence.
My spouse and I have no idea what we witnessed in the late evening of May 21st 2009. My neighbor refuses to speak of the event.
21-May-2009, Mission, BC: (10:00 pm)
My mother and father both saw 6 bright orange/red lights moving from east to west in Mission, the lights then slowed to a stop and seemed to hover at what appeared about 2000 feet elevation and than started to rapidly move vertically at an incredible fast speed. The total duration of the sighting was about 90 seconds from start to end. When the object reached a high altitude, all the lights went out instantly as if someone turned them off. My father used his binoculars.
UFO*BC Responds (May 23rd 2009):
Thank-you for the sighting report! Can you possibly describe the lights?
Were they all part of the same group/object or individual objects?
Is there a number I may call you in order to talk about this sighting?
Witness Responds (May 25th 2009):
We noticed that the International Space Station was flying overhead at about the same time and date.
Could it have been a reflection of the light from the ISS then been cast upon a very thin cloud layer?
The ISS was flying West to East that day.
Please let me know.
UFO*BC Responds (May 26th):
That could be a potential solution - however I have never heard of that happening and I doubt that the light off the ISS would be strong enough to reflect.
I'll ring your father closer to week's end if that is OK?
22-May-2009, Victoria, BC: (10:00 pm)
big round light, very bright, disappeared suddenly...it happened in like 15 seconds....
*X!^* scary man!
22-May-2009, Langley, BC: (10:30 pm)
My Daughter and I were driving in Langley, When my daughter noticed a lot of lights from airplanes and helicopters in the sky, focusing on an object which had two white lights at each end and a bright orange red light in the middle hovering in the sky about 2000 feet. It looked like it was hovering over Surrey/Langley area. We wanted to get a closer look and we proceeded to turn onto the Langley Bypass it disappeared. There were planes and helicopters with bright lights shining their lights toward this object. It just hovered. I have in all my years never seen anything like this and honestly it kinda scared me.
22-May-2009, Maple Ridge/Mission, BC: (10:45 pm)
I was driving east on Dewdney Trunk Road with my son on May 22nd, at approximately 10:45 p.m. As we were approaching the intersection of 248th street, I thought I saw a blur of light streak past me on 248th heading south. I didn't say anything, because I thought maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me, as that area is quite dark at nighttime. My son, who was sitting in the front with me, was sipping on his hot chocolate, and as we approached the intersection, he said "OK...what the heck just streaked by us". I was shocked that he saw what I saw. We both saw a streak of light, dimly lit, travelling from north to south, at road level, that went by so fast, that you couldn't see the object. If I had to describe it, it was like a blur, the leading edge was more pointed, but there was no physical shape or object to see as it was a blur of light. When we crossed the intersection, we both looked towards the direction it traveled, but there was nothing....no lights, but just darkness. All there was left was a thin wisp of smoke, and the smoke wasn't puffy, but rather thin and wispy, and the smell was strange too...nothing I have smelled before...it was a light, acidy smell (if that is a smell). I don't know what my son and I saw, but we just wanted to share in the event hoping someone else would have an explanation.
1-June-2009, Mission, BC:
We live on Seventh Avenue near the firehall. As my husband was driving home from work at approximately 10:50 pm on Monday, June 1, 2009, he noticed 3 reddish-oranges lights in the sky that looked like stars. They were in a triangular formation. He first noticed them as he was driving through Matsqui and then continued to see them as he drove across the Mission Bridge and all the way as he drove up Murray Street. When he arrived at our home, he called me outside onto our front porch which faces north. My husband pointed up to the sky and said 'What do you think that could be?' There in the sky to the north-east I saw a triangular formation of 3 reddish-orange lights. They were the size of stars. They twinkled like stars. They did not appear to be moving. We watched them together for about a minute, then they started to move apart very slowly, but they stayed in their triangular formation. Then they began to fade out and they all disappeared. From the time that they started moving until the time that they had completely disappeared it was about 20 seconds.
This is not the first time that he has seen similar reddish-orange lights in the sky as he has been driving home from work at approximately the same time of night. The first time that he saw these similar lights was within the last week, but they had already disappeared by the time that he had arrived home.
4-June-2009, Burnaby, BC: (4:57 pm)
I was looking out my window in Burnaby this afternoon + noticed what I thought was an either an eagle flying high in the sky sailing along with the wind currents or a balloon which was mostly of two colours. I from what I observed was a light white shade on the upper part and the lower part appeared black. The black colour was on the bottom. This object was floating freely in the air with the air current. It moved from approximately Royal Oak Avenue high in the sky - moving right towards New Westminster. As this primary object floated along for mins and mins my attention was distracted to a pulse of light in the sky coming from direction of Lougheed Mall. I continued to focus in this area of the sky high over the region of Lougheed Mall, and noticed the flicker/pulse for about 10 solid seconds. Then I couldn't see it anymore. I continued to watch the floating black and white type object - again looking somewhat like a cluster of Balloons or a huge Bald Eagle suddenly the pulse object appeared once again high in the sky however, in a different location this time. It moved very very slowly and was at an "extreme altitude" and moved closer over several minutes towards my location in Middlegate area. This object hung around Burnaby for about 20 mins - I first caught sight of the pulse sphere around 4.57 PM on June 4th 2009 and lost sight of it around 5.20 PM as it was directly over my building. While I was observing the bright sphere object high in the sky I saw an airplane (private type jet fly nearby my locality) and a helicopter had also been hovering over New Westminster
30-May-2009, Sechelt, BC (Caren Mountain Range): (11:50 pm)
My husband and I were outdoors on our deck looking at the stars on this very clear night. We noticed a much brighter light than the surrounding stars, planets or even the lighthouse at Kunechin Pt. above the Caren Range that was pulsing on and off and not moving. At first we thought it was an aircraft landing light and this is in the direction of YVR. The light flashed 5-6 times stopped and repeated this pattern a few times. We were so busy trying to get the camera and binoculars that we were unable to watch. This light was so bright that it reflected off the Sechelt Inlet making it so much more noticeable and very different from the other stars. What was remarkable was this light did not move up or down or even in a forward or backward motion - it hovered about 500-1000' above the mountain. This lasted about 5-7 minutes and then disappeared.
UFO*BC Replies (6-June-2009)
You may be correct with your first instinct and think it is a landing light - when an aircraft is coming straight towards the observer, the light appears stationary and may seem to 'grow' in intensity. Hopefully someone else can provide another report on this occurrence and shed some light on the sighting.
Witness Replies (6-June-2009)
We ruled out aircraft landing light - my husband was a commercial pilot and I have spent many hours observing aircraft as a result. This is why we were intrigued and ruled this out immediately. The duration was too long. It flashed 5-6 times for 3-4 repetitions and it was much too bright for a landing light. We normally watch aircraft and YVR would be the other direction to land assuming left base to final. Besides - there was no sound as we can hear the float planes, helicopter and commercial traffic very distinctly. It did not get brighter - is was steady intensity - but extremely and steadily bright. It was also too small to be a landing light - our thoughts were flare (do not flash) but no change in altitude or direction, iridium flare or weather balloon - but they do not have lights. It was much too bright - too steady and too long duration for an aircraft even if heading directly toward us - besides it was a single light - commercial aircraft have 2-3 landing lights. We will keep an eye out - there are very few people that live here.
UFO*BC Replies (6-June-2009)
Thank-you for the quick update. Indeed your husband is therefore highly qualified to rule out a common form of aviation. I look forward to any type of drawing or further information you may be able to provide (altitude, size, intensity, distance etc).
28-May-2009, Vancouver, BC: (11:30 pm)
On Thursday night, May 28, 2009 at about 11:30 pm I was walking home. I was only a block away from my apartment, at Delmont Park on 7th Avenue and Arbutus Street in Vancouver. I was walking along the sidewalk at the edge of the park beside the blackberry bushes, just before the train tracks. I paused to look at the view downtown and I looked up. I saw an object fly by. It came from the southeast going straight northwest. It looked to be a small white round object. It looked like it was not quite spherical, as though it may have had an edge protruding along the sides. It was dark outside and I could not distinctly see the boundaries of the object. At the time, I estimated that it was about 200 yards away from me, up in the air, at approximately a 45 degree angle above in front of me. I thought it was about two feet in diameter. The sky was mostly covered with clouds that were broken up with gaps between them so this obscured the clarity of the object even more. My state of mind was normal. I did not consume any alcohol or drugs. This experience did not have any effect on me. I almost forgot about it.
Two weeks later, when I wrote down this account on June 11th, I went out at noon to the same spot. Holding my thumb up at arm's length, I estimated that the object was almost the width of my thumb. What I'm unsure of is the distance. It may have been about only 200 feet away. It's hard to estimate. The object was completely silent and did not look like a bird. It was a bit faster than a bird, maybe about 35 mph. It looked almost spherical with maybe an edge and birds do not look spherical. It had no lights at all. I just saw it in the reflected city lights. It went in a straight line until it was out of my sight, with buildings blocking my view.
At the time of the unexpected sighting I did not believe that it was a UFO. When I went home and thought about it, I still didn't think it was a genuine UFO, in the sense of it being an alien craft but I felt I had to be open to that possibility since I just couldn't guess what it was. Now, I'm a bit more inclined to think that maybe it was a real UFO but I just don't feel definite about that. I keep wondering what it was?! It did not look dramatic or special but it wasn't a plane- it was silent with no lights and too small and it didn't look like a plane. It was a silent night, my neighbourhood was quiet. If the object made a noise I would have heard it unless it was miles high. If that's so, then it was much bigger than I guessed. The focusing of my eyes made me conclude that it was close to me, not far away. I wish I could figure out what it was. - Brian Ruhe
17-May-2009, Sasquatch Provincial Park (Harrison Hot Springs), BC: (11:30 pm)
On May 17th 2009, my girlfriend and I were camping at Sasquatch Provincial Park "Hickes lake" very close to Harrison Hot Springs. It was approximately 11:30-12:00pm, we were sitting around the fire star gazing just before we headed off to bed. When we happened to notice a very bright white light, with blue dimming around it slowly move towards us from the South that appeared to be headed to the North. We first thought it was a airplane, but there was no noise of turbine engines. It was a very clear night, and not a single sound was detected. Then we thought it could of been a satellite, but it was way too close and too low to be any sort of satellite. When the object was directly over us, it was a oval/roundish object. It had approximately 5 very bright white lights that gave off a blue dim separated perfectly apart on the oval frame. It looked as if it was trying to portray a star, and the object did a great job in doing so. The object moved very gracefully and slow as it floated slowly across our paths. When suddenly it changed from a white/blue color to a salmon pink color and slowly started fade away and disappear. I could still see the round objects shadow in the darkness, and I believe it just turned off all of it lights to trick any witnesses. The object disappeared into the treeline from which we couldn't see it anymore. The whole sighting lasted approximately 45 seconds to a minute.
The girlfriend and I didn't speak much of this event until very recently June 7th 2009, when I started reading these forums out of curiosity to see if any sightings matched mine. Sure enough someone else on the board had a "identical" sighting as mine on May 21st, just 4 days after my sighting. I found it too ironic, and I became convinced, so I had to post our experience as well.
2-Jun-2009, Mission, BC: (10:53 pm)
We would like to verify the report sent to you on June 2, 2009 in regards to the bright lights seen over Mission on the night of June 1, 2009. We were preparing for bed when my husband looked out our bedroom window and called me upstairs to see something strange in the sky. We live just off Cedar Street on Egglestone Avenue and were looking south where we also saw three lights in a triangle formation that appeared to be have a very bright center surrounded by brilliant red. They were literally hovering in the night sky. We ran outside and could not believe what we were seeing! My husband is quite aware of airplanes and helicopters and their flight patterns as has had a private pilot's licence and is very certain that what we were seeing did not qualify. I looked at my watch which showed 10:53p.m. as my husband went to get his camera. During this time an aircraft was going in for a landing heading towards Abbotsford and we were wondering if the pilot could see these lights as they were so much higher than the aircraft. At this time the front light began to separate very slowly and head up higher into space and towards the south as it dimmed into the distance. We could not catch the lights on film. The other two lights followed suit but kept in formation as they also dimmed and disappeared. The perception of depth in space by this sight was amazing. The duration of this scenario took between five to seven minutes but we do not know when these lights first appeared so they could have been there for a longer time. We are glad that we were not the only people in Mission to see these lights as we needed our own verification as well. We do not know the identity of the other people who wrote to you about this sighting.
13-Jun-2009, Langley, BC: (6:00 pm)
My girlfriend and I were traveling west bound on hwy #1 near the Langley exits...to go to the Vancouver Island ferry..lots of traffic so I don't know if there were other reports of this object. At first I saw the object from a distance flying north north east towards us at the speed of a plane and in the same area as local Langley air traffic seen in the area from the Hwy. I first said look here comes a Bi-plane..as it looked from a distance to be a ww2 bi-plane. so... being that traffic was slow we watched as it approached ..we soon realized it was not a bi-plane..it was flying low, silent with the shape of a tear-drop!! more of an x wing configuration, the lower wing being flat..the upper wing was directly above the lower but not horizontal like a bi-plane but maybe at 30-35 degree angle flaring outward from the body toward the tip of the lower wing..all white and the tail..well that was the weird thing about it as it went to a point ..just like a pear drop!!..fat in the front tapering to a point at the rear..smooth and white..no windows, no markings, no jet, no prop, no opening for air intake..we both saw the object very very clear. Clear day no cloud..flew directly over us!! and low..few hundred feet up..the object was about the size of a small engine airplane..but should not at least in my mind been able to fly with the configuration of the wings and body..I have looked at drones and experimental air craft for hours on line and have not seen anything even close..I don't know that it was not something that is new and unknown as of yet..but would love to hear if anyone has info or has witnessed it them selves !! We were driving in a Jeep YJ with the top off and just a bikini top covering the roll bar..as the object went over we immediately looked back to see the craft from behind and could not get a visual of it ..this also we found strange as I can see a bird fly over and never have a problem finding it visually when looking over my shoulder behind the jeep..
UFO*BC Replies (14-June-2009)
That is a very interesting sighting. As I was reading it the first thing that came to mind was it might be a new type of drone as you also speculated. Do you think you can draw a picture of it? That is so weird though that there was no indication of a prop or jet intake or outlet. Very, very bizarre. I know of no drones that do not rely on conventional propulsion except for balloon types that are lighter than air. If possible, can you try to do a couple of drawings, like how you saw the craft in the distance and how it looked as it was flying over you? Did you hear any sound? I guess driving with the top down on the highway you probably had a lot of noise from the wind but I was wondering if you heard anything at all. If you are interested, perhaps a few members of UFO*BC may be able to meet with you and your girlfriend to discuss your sighting in greater depth if this would be of any interest to either of you. Thank you for reporting your sighting. Very interesting!
Witness Responds (June 15th 2009):
Hi Gord, thank you for getting back to me. I took my time and tried my best to draw what we saw..my girlfriend and I concur ..this is the exact image we saw..to the letter...as you can see it does look like a type of drone or something of that nature..but it made no sound moved in a steady direction with no apparent propulsion?? as you can see by the shape..how could it fly?? with no tail control of any kind??...it is possible that upon looking back ..the type of shape made it disappear..but it did disappear from site immediately after flying over our jeep..and that too does not seem possible...
UFO*BC Replies (15-June-2009):
That is an excellent drawing and I agree that it does not look like any passenger aircraft or any drones I am familiar with. There are some small passenger aircraft which do not have a tail, but instead of a tail, they have two small "canards" (look like wings), out at the front of the fuselage, forward of the main wings. Most of these aircraft have a propeller on the back and the usual cockpit window, which should be visible. So you have me stumped. I would say this remains unidentified. We have had a few "oddball" type sightings of strange craft that people thought might be some sort of human manufactured exotic technology. One recent sighting was a hovering craft with a set of white "searchlights" and a blue conical flame at the back coming out of a jet outlet. However, the witnesses also state the aircraft was totally silent which rules out a conventional jet-turbine powered aircraft. Can you provide a more precise description of your location on Highway #1 - about how far from and what direction from the nearest exit? Also, can you remember the full duration of the sighting and the approximate distance you think the craft travelled in this time period?
We haven't had any other reports but that is quite normal. It is possible the craft was seen by others but none decided to report it to us. It is not that unusual for UFOs to disappear suddenly and I have had that experience before. That really makes you wonder, doesn't it? Thanks,
Note from Richard T (15-June-2009):
There were several aircraft in formation over the described time preparing for flying for the Golden Ears Bridge grand opening event. However, it must be noted that the object above in no way resembles any of those aircraft.
13-Jun-2009, Boston Bar, BC: (11:00 pm)
A group of 7 camping along the Nahatlatch River BC witnessed UFO sightings on Saturday, June 13th 2009 at approximately 11pm. The weather was very unusual for this area, with multiple lightning and thunder strikes occuring for the past 2 days. The bright orange lights (4 in total) were ascending west of the Nahatlatch River and heading east, reaching an altitude of approximately 2000 meters, flying over the campsite, and later disappearing in and out of the partly cloudy night sky. The speed was solid (about 40-50 kmh), the trajectory of all 4 lights were a constant straight line, and there was absolutely no sound. The lights were solid, not flashing or flickering until they reached the clouds. All 4 lights followed each other from behind the other. The entire incident took about 2 minutes. We have no explanation of what these lights were, but we know what they were not. They were not helicopters (no sound), flares, or balloons (perfect speed and trajectory of all 4 objects).
10-Jun-2009, Mission, BC: (11:00 pm)
Ok, perfect. I was kinda aimless for a while until I came across your story on the news that I found on the net. I wasn't sure, if anyone, who to contact about this. Anyways, we're from Mission, and we saw some lights in the sky a few days ago. Maybe the 10-11th? It was around 10:45-ish. I was on egglestone street looking into the direction of town when it happened. 2 lights flying caught my attention because they didn't look normal, flying too close to each other. I pointed it out to my girlfriend, and just as I did, 2 more lights flew into sight. They glowed, orange-ish in color. They then arranged into a triangle pattern, then two flew off into the unseen distance, and the other two disapeared, just like that. From when we saw them, to when they all were gone happened in less the 5-7 minutes.
I have 4 witnesses, including myself. Because I ran inside to show others. Now this is where it gets weird, I've seen things like this before. Like two creatures that I couldn't reasonably identify one time a few years back in abbotsford. I had people with me when it happened, as well, and we all got good looks, and a few minutes of sight of these things. It all could be trick of sight or something explainable, and thought maybe you could add some help/input. Anyways, thanks all the same! Cheers!
Thanks for the report.
Can you provide a bit more information for us:
-Description of Object
Speed of object
14-Jun-2009, Vancouver, BC: (1:14 pm)
I was looking out my office window in my town house in Fairview it overlooks false creek north (downtown) when I saw a large blue & white round shape heading towards downtown I thought it was a plane at first by the speed but it was to low from the ground by the time it was over city skylights it just disappeared. It took all of seconds what I saw. I didn't know what to make of it. I gave up smoking dope years ago (lol). I know what I saw, just don't know what it was...
22-Jun-2009, Coquitlam, BC: (2:00 am)
As a little girl, i was sitting in the front room and my mom was screaming and what i saw out the window terrified me and has left me believing of any ufo's and sightings for my whole life, this morning i woke up laying in my bed staring outside the window to what i thought was moving stars, so i cleared my vision and saw a rotating circular grayish white shaped disc hovered in the air with bright greenish-yellow + red lights it was about 59 meters away from my house, it came closer as if it was slicing the air and went away from me, and stopped for exactly 17 minutes just spinning in the air. After the 17 minutes, it rapidly moved towards the highest points in the sky and disappeared. what i saw was not a plane, or a satellite.
5-Jul-2009, Campbell River, BC: (11:00 pm)
it was sunday july 5. it was about 11:00 pm when i looked out my bathroom window. i looked up towards what is called mercrift village and saw a red kinda green light. i though that it might be a plane because there is the airport just behind us. but all of a sudden it started to move like no plane i have saw could do. it moved back and forth up and down very erratically. there was no way a plane or helicopter could move like that. i called my wife in and she could not believe it too. i wish we had binoculars. we both waited it for about half an hour then out of no were it just disappeared, and right after that we had a major thunder and lighting storm. i don't think that i was ball lightning. i have never herd of red or green ball lighting. hopefully someone else saw that as-well. are ufos associated with thunder storms some times??? thanks...
11-Jul-2009, Mission, BC: (11:30 pm)
I had been bedding down our horses and came out of the barn to go back to the house at approximately 11:30 pm.
I looked up and saw three bright yellow/orange lights, each surrounded by a ring or halo, forming a triangle with a flat side to the east and a point to the west. The visual angle subtended by each light was large in relation to the background stars, perhaps one sixth that of a full moon. They were separated by several times that visual angle. They were proceeding from west to east a short distance north of our home. I called my brother and his wife to come out. They did so. My sister-in-law brought her camera and obtained one photograph, somewhat blurred by camera shake and atmospheric effects. The eastern most two lights made a turn to the north and proceeded to climb swiftly at about a seventy degree angle through the layer of cirrus cloud high above, the third swinging wide to the east and going faster than the other two as though to join up again. There was no sound. The air below the patchy cloud was clear and many stars were visible, including the constellation Cassiopeia. The total time from first sighting to disappearance was under two minutes.
Upon returning to the house I immediately checked FlightTracker.com, a website that shows the flightpaths of aircraft on the Vancouver Centre radar. Nothing remotely like the three lights appeared there, ruling out any civilian Mode C transponder equipped aircraft.
Both my brother and I have aeronautical backgrounds. We both got our private pilots licenses over 30 years ago. My brother also spent 20 years as an Air Force officer, accumulating several thousand flying hours in military aircraft of many types. My sister-in-law has lived around aircraft for many years. None of us have ever seen anything quite like it. We can rule out conventional aircraft, balloons, parachute flares and other similar objects as they do not behave in the manner we saw.
14-Jul-2009, Victoria, BC: (11:20 pm)
Last night I could not sleep so I went onto my patio for a smoke and to water my plants and was star gazing. I noticed that one star (or so I thought was one) was extremely bright that out stood all the rest.
When I looked closer is was moving quick in all different directions. I would best describe it as a ball of pure white light.
Then this other object just appeared and this thing was moving fast! It changed colours. First bright red, then green/blue and lastly bright yellow .
The way it moved around was unreal. Then it took off over my building and the so called "star" zoomed off after it.
Let's just say I was shocked. This all lasted about 3 minutes. I called the Saanich Police right after to see if anyone called in and the receptionist said not at this point. I laid in bed after thinking to myself..."I know what I saw and what I saw was not from this earth"
In a way I feel really lucky. It's a once in a lifetime to see this but then I feel kind of scared because it is literally so close to home.
You always hear stories like this in Mexico or Houston Texas, but Victoria BC ?!?!?! Thank you for taking the time to read.
19-Jul-09, Yarrow, BC: (1:00 am)
On our way back from Vancouver early yesterday morning, me and my friend took the exit from the freeway at number 3 road, where we drove towards boundary road. As we looked up in the sky just above Yarrow, there was what seemed to be a bright light holding still, almost looked like an extremely bright star at first glance.. but it was too low, way too low and of orangish color... in curiosity we drove closer until we were on the main drag in Yarrow, where we looked up and in our horror we saw directly over the nearby farmers field about 500 feet above ground, a triangular like object. We had very good view of detail due to the lights on the street. It was made of dark, overlapping, panelled metal. It was about 50 feet long from base to tip and at the base it was probably about 25 feet wide. It didn't look very thick maybe like 4 feet. On each corner was a white light and in the centre of the base was a single red light. I had my car turned off and there was barely any noise coming from such a monstrous object... just a slight sound of a jet. We sat parked watching it hover in the same place for about 6-7 minutes, then it quickly glided to the right, and then backwards.. which is impossible for any helicopter or plane. Next it glided upwards a tad then begin moving silently forward. I turned on my car following it as it remained quite low to the ground, but there was no way even going 120 down boundary road I was able to keep up to it. Then it just disappeared. I got video.. but of course it looks like the typical cliché video to be expected with bad quality due to the night time. So when we returned back to go home on promontory, we decided to go to the lookout quickly just to see if we could catch a glimpse again.. and when we looked we saw the one out in yarrow.. but further up in the sky.. one down low just past Ryder Lake near Rosedale.. and two directly above Chilliwack. All disappeared within the hour except for the original one in yarrow. All were hovering and then bopping up and down, doing figure eights and s's in the sky. And like I mentioned earlier above they were a reddish orange star looking object. Neither me or my friend was intoxicated or under ANY influence and I myself would never believe in this sort of occurrence. And I know this sounds very Hollywood, but we both woke up and barely remembered anything, and questioned whether we had both dreamt it. I don't know what to think. Any ideas?
19-Jul-2009, Mission, BC: (10:30 pm)
Hi, this was the second sighting of the same sort that we have seen in the last few months. This was a very bright orange light in the sky. It looked like a flaming/flickering orange ball. It moved very quickly upward, hovered, and eventually faded out. This went on for a few minutes from the time I noticed. We looked through binoculars, what we saw was line through the middle of the shape, with 3 round circles on either side. It looked sort of like cells in a Petri dish through the binoculars. the last was the three orange lights reported back in May. We could hear no sound at all.
19-Jul-2009, Mission, BC: (10:45 pm)
My husband, our 15 year old grandson and I just witnessed another ufo in the sky just behind our house at approximately 10:45 tonight. I looked up and saw another bright red light hovering in the sky and called the other two to be my witnesses. This time my husband used our binoculars and saw that it was very bright in the center with the same brilliant red light encircling it. From our vantage point we could see at least two or three bright white lights projecting from the top. At the same time we also witnessed a satellite going east by north east at a good clip. As the satellite was coming the red light got smaller and smaller until it disappeared almost as if it was going up back into space. About one minute later a helicopter flew by making the usual sounds. The hovering red light made no sound. We told our grandson about the triangular formation of bright red lights that we saw on June 1 at about the same time. Now, he is a believer and his grandparents aren't "seeing" things! The episode lasted for about 2 to 3 minutes.
20-Jul-2009, Langley, BC: (10:20 pm)
Around 10:20pm my husband and I were sitting outside having a smoke. My husband looked up in the sky and pointed out this fast (like an airplane if not faster, without the noise) glowing orange ball (brighter than a star). At first we thought it was a plane but there was no noise and no flickering red and blue lights. Our neighborhood is very quite and there was not a sound. We watched it race smoothly across the sky following it to the front yard. As it crossed the field in front of our house it just went out. Turned off rather than dimming out. We thought maybe it was a meteor but there was no tail and it moved slower and smoother than a shooting star. Did anyone else see this?
20-Jul-2009, Vancouver, BC: (11:45 pm)
My friend and I were walking along False Creek near the dock when suddenly, I looked upwards between Vega and Arcturus and saw two Very Bright Jupiter Sized 'stars' within a few degrees of one another in the constellation Hercules above Ophiuchus. In less than a minute, both of them diminished in brightness without moving, retreating back into space until they faded completely from view.
15-Jul-2009, Vancouver, BC: (10:30 pm)
I have been a sky watcher for many years and have had the privilege of having a few ufo sighting. What I saw in the night sky on July 15-09 was something I have never witnessed before. I was standing outside my door looking up at the sky as I normally do when I was suddenly startled by what seemed to be a small light turning on. It was like someone turned on a star. It only stayed on for about 5 seconds and then it turned off. I stood there, somewhat shocked at this event and within a minute, it happened again. It came on, stayed a few seconds and then turned off. Being that it was very high in the sky, and late at night, I could only guess that it was a stationary object. I stood there for about another five minutes but it did not reoccur. I told my husband of this event when he got home from work and explained it as best I could. Still feeling rather "shocked." The following evening he witnessed the same event. Exactly as I had seen it. He agreed that it did in fact appear to be a stationary object. We have not seen it since although we have witnessed "other" ufo activity in the past few weeks. This particular one was the most unusual sighting I've had and I just had to report it.
25-Jul-2009, Kamloops, BC: (9:25 pm)
V shaped object during the lightning storm, two of them. ? thought they might of been helicopters with three bright lights. At first they moved as slow as helicopters then one went left , maybe 100 ft off of the train tracks , the other over bachelor hills. Called my wife even though we were not talking over an argument. We researched online, and seen that they have lights on when planes are near by, and to what i recall their was a plane landing at that time. A few minutes later there was nothing. A white ford truck was coming south on Ord Rd., and a red small truck maybe a ford or a Mazda on Singh street. Weird cause I never seen anything like it.
Thanks for the report.
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25-Jul-2009, Port McNeill, BC: (10:30 pm)
I live in Port McNeill. BC on the waterfront and have a good view over to Malcolm Island. Over the last few years I have noticed on a regular bases over Malcolm Island what looks like a star but it is flashing red and green? It always seems to be in the same vicinity. Looking threw my binoculars tonight I can see the flashing clearly. Could this be a satellite? I have shown my husband but neither of us know what it is. I have looked on the internet for an explanation but have found nothing. Perhaps you can help.
We would like to help you identify this object. Can you help us narrow down its exact location?
Where is it in relationship to other stars/constellations, such as the Big Dipper, Polaris, or Cassiopeia?
As it gets later in the evening, does this object get higher above the horizon, or lower? Does it maintain its relationship to known stars? Or is it always the same height above the horizon?
Malcolm Island is fairly large and covers from Northeast to Northwest. Do you have an idea of the exact direction you are facing? Most maps are aligned to true north and they could help you estimate how many degrees from true north you are looking.
Thanks for contacting us. We are quite interested in determining if this object can be “identified”. As soon as you get back to us we will try to help further.
Depending on where you are looking, it is almost certainly a star. The reason they “flash” like that is due to the amount of atmosphere the starlight passed through. The same way you can see the heat waves come off of the road on a hot day like we have been having, causes the upper atmosphere to also “undulate” and causes what is known as atmospheric aberration – or as I call it the “Christmas light” effect.
This is effect is more pronounced the lower on the horizon the star appears.
Richard is correct. If it is maintaining its relationship to the other stars/constellations, as the earth rotates, it is most likely a star. They can change colours quite dramatically due to atmospheric conditions. I have seen stars shine red, then, a few seconds later, shine bright green, while other surrounding stars seems to remain white. However, if it is not maintaining its relationship to neighbouring stars, then it is something different.
23-Jul-2009, Sheridan Lake, BC: (9:25 pm)
It was on a Thursday night, we were all asleep and I originally woke up to go to the bathroom, it was about 3am, as I was about to get up I looked out the window up into the sky and I saw this bright light, that did not look like a regular star, it was a lot brighter and bigger, so as I focused my eyes a bit more (being as I had just woke up) I noticed it was hovering and moving around weirdly, it seemed to be quite far away, and every few seconds I saw little, almost like twinkle lights off to the side of it. So as I laid back down in bed I had a direct view of it through the window, I even woke my husband up to look, and he said it was moving very strangely. So as he went back to bed I continued to watch it, and it would keep going out of view behind a tree then it would drift back again into my view. Well in the morning I told the rest of my friends we were staying with about my encounter. The next night I woke up and it was not there. So that is my ufo story to tell.
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28-Jul-2009, Mission, BC: (10:30 pm)
Last night my husband and I were out on our deck and watched as a red/orange ball of light came across the sky from East to West. We watched it, waiting to realize it was a plane, but as it came across, it seemed to have stopped, and then rose vertically until it disappeared completely. It was a clear night, so no cloud cover. It rose until we could see it no more.
28-Jul-2009, Kamloops, BC: (10:20 pm)
We were out with an astronomy group looking at the moon and looking for stars & planets to appear down at Riverside Park in Kamloops. We were discussing being able to find Jupiter in the E/SE sky, when 4 of us noticed and watched 3 large round diffuse pale orange/yellow-coloured lights travelling through the sky in an easterly direction. At first, they appeared like a group of birds, however it was instantly clear that they weren't. They travelled in an erratic pattern, unlike a plane, and came together, almost touching together, and then separating into a line before flying off into the clouds. The sighting lasted approximately 10 seconds, and none of us could identify it as a plane due to its appearance, behaviour and flight pattern. There was no noise. Did anyone else see them? Wow - how lucky to see them!