UFOBC Sightings 2009
The REAL X-FILES Updated July 31st, 2009

Jan 1st or 2nd 2009, Summerland, BC: (8:00 pm to 9:15 pm)

I came out of my house into my backyard after I had been told there was a weird star out in the sky in a clearing of clouds away from it in the area it was in & I thought it wasn't nothing but Jupiter when noticed it as a larger star of sort then I realized it move a little bit & I swear I seen what seemed a ''moving star ''as a skeptic would say I'd say ufo of sort , it moved. I watched & watched as it did look more averagely bigger than any as usual it moved & a lighter star dusty-like minI trail hung out the end from eyeball vision it looked a couple millimeters shooting out of it very faintly as if the smallest sparkle trail. I couldn't fully feel the thought of thinking it truly was till I seen what would seem an aura of light jet out the angles of the stars bright white center forming a mini aura of sort against the blackness of the sky where I mistakenly was thinking it perhaps was a satellite streaming in the sky moving every now & then & the jets of light creating a aura around it made it seem faintly almost double the size of Jupiter from earth , after a little bit it would grow out bigger & I focused & focused even test my vision looking at the moon to the side to make sure my eyes weren't going out I could see it get bigger & getting smaller slowly as if blooming in & out its aura where as it was white still but going blue & about the double size . I went inside unsure thinking I seen more blue aura from it & it seemed getting more bigger I could stand at the bottom of my steps & see it from the distance of empress hotel in Victoria to the bay bridge'' past the Johnson'' - a fair distance.

I looked out my window whereas I could see it a little still on the inside my house for it was cold & to test if it was still actually moving inch by inch so slowly really almost unnoticeable , I stepped out again in my back yard lured to my curiosity & saw it even about 3x almost 4x bigger shooting out the star-ish bright light of white which stayed white at first to a blue tip of the rays sort of thing till they expanded bigger & turned emerald greenish & yellow blinking out as if a signal with random colors & white in the middle it looked about half the size compared to the moon, within the aura there patterns as if in the ray shaping what looked to me like a big color changing kaleidoscopic of sort light in the sky no exactly blinking but growing to its size shining out n going smaller I was tripping balls & I went back into my house came back out every 3-4 mins watching if it changed saying to myself if it leaves its one it has to be the light I seen was nothing I haves ever before & it moved as if the impossible even slow just because these lights I had another witness with me & they agree with me we saw one because I thought at first when it moved it was just a satellite & the cold weather was causing cold white jet streams pushing out of it as if surrounding it with a aura of steam coming off at the beginning but this was changing different ways I came out again in those 3-4 minute & it was smaller getting smaller.. I went in & out again another 4-5 mins I couldn't see it no more through my little basement window on a angle before it changed from the white -blue'ish aura beams off it to the yellow following with green creating a kaleidoscope snowflaky pattern turning like a clock 360 degrees clockwise & counter clockwise?? my word is my bond in life I play with no thoughts I went out again another few last times it was the double size of a a planet n shrinking n enlarging faintly the size of a pea in & out again & it was the size of the star again once again in & out & the size was of a sand grain as if I watched it travel it went just like others I swear I have seen at 3am for I am very nocturnal after gazing for about 45 mins atune my eyes into the deeper space beyond past the majority stars I could stand at the bottom of my stairs & see this in plain view these other times all I have seen is and grain like ones zig zag even 3 crossing across one side of the sky as far as I can see looking up & across to the other as far as I can again in separate distances I am curious if there has ever been sightings alike to mine ? if anyone told me they're story also alike to mine in perspective that would be appreciated in knowledge of seeing what I saw basically a kaleidoscopish snowflaky spinning various colored changing aura emitting out slow -to whoever knows how fast speed moving kinda star of sort or what I really actually think is a straight up ufo the next few days there has been no star even of sort like the peculiar noticeable thing I was called outside to see randomly.

9-Jan-2009, Surrey, BC:

Hello, I'm a little freaked out but excited, around 7pm after dinner I went outside to have a smoke and noticed a very very bright star it stuck out because it was the only star I could see, I watched for about 5 minutes then called my husband to come and look {he's a huge skeptic} he was baffled at first he said it was a satellite but went to get the video camera anyway. On full zoom it had red, green, blue aura around it. It also appeared to be spinning and went from a round shape to a cylinder shape and round again it looked as if it was going to split in two. All of a sudden it grew very large it was almost a full circle except the top looked like it had been cut off and a small black hole in the upper left side it had an amazing swirl of colours this lasted for a few minutes then it returned to its original size. We did catch this all on video and would love some feedback. It stayed in place for 40 or so minutes then slowly moved out of view heading west. Thank you.

17-Jan-2009, Grand Forks, BC: (6:30 pm to 10:00 pm)

Weird red and blue and green lights we could see them getting bigger and then smaller and the whole "star" kept moving left and right until about 10:00 p.m. then the "star" returned to the normal white color stars are. What is this? We also took photos and the close-ups are showing some kind of space vehicle or shape shifting "thing".

Thank you and no I am not crazy!

13-Feb-2009, Langley, BC: (9:30 pm)

I reside just past Williams Park here in Langley, BC. At about 9:30 pm I let my dog out into my back yard, upon returning I gazed upward in the clear night sky to the east where I saw this round glittery object with flickering lights. This object was not moving, initially thinking it was some sort of helicopter. So I grabbed my binoculars and zeroed in on it. I couldn't believe what I saw, here's this bright round object with coloured blinking light on it. These glittering lights constantly changed their shapes within this object. I pondered whether to grab my digital camera and snap a picture, but the object was too far for my camera to capture a decent picture, and also was afraid it may disappear. After a minute or so it started to move to the north ever so slowly were it just vanished up. My heart was pounding with amazement as this was my first glimpse of a UFO. This sighting now confirms my belief that we are not alone. During the following days, I did not hear of any other reported sightings through the radio, paper or media.

So now, if it's a clear sky, I am gazing upwards and hopefully will try to snap a picture if this object returns, with my camera ready.

15-Feb-2009 Surrey, BC: (6:30 pm)
An interesting thing happened in the sky tonight. On my way back home on Hwy 10 nearing 152 street there were 2 very bright red lights that caught my eye in the sky above me and to the left. I thought it was an aircraft. Just as I was watching them a very bright light took off from just ahead of the lights and I mean fast!!! It came on like a bright search light from a helicopter but sped off faster than anything I have ever seen before. It covered 45 degrees of the sky in about 1/2 of a second. It did not fade out but was on and then then off.

I thought it was a meteor at first but there was no flame trail and it was not falling. It took off in a straight line and then vanished or turned off. The car in front of me must have seen it as well because he veered off the road for a moment. The two bright red lights stayed in place as we drove by. Planes have two lights, one red and one green but they flash on and off. This is to show which direction they are flying. This was a very clear night and those lights were not from any aircraft! I continued on but could not look back anymore as I came to the intersection of 152.

15-Feb-2009, Abbotsford/Langley, BC: (10:00 pm to 10:45 pm)

On Lefeuvre Road in Glen Valley just south of River Road. (I don't even know why I went that way, I was supposed to be going to Langley, in the other direction.) I was traveling south when I noticed a strange set of lights in my rearview mirror that I'd never noticed before, very low to the ground. At a glance, it would could have easily been mistaken for a house, that's what I thought it was at first, till I said to myself, "there's no house right there" it's a blueberry field, I pass it every day. I turned right on the next road, watching closely as I was almost at a stop, it seemed to be traveling very slowly too, I stopped completely to get a better look, then as if it knew I was watching, it seemed to blink three times, then all lights where turned off, BUT !! it was still visible in the light of the night. (IT LOOKED LIKE THREE SQUARE WINDOWS IN A ROW, THAT WERE LIT UP FROM THE INSIDE, JUST LIKE WHAT A BEDROOM WINDOW WOULD LOOK LIKE AT NIGHT TIME, LOOKING FROM THE OUTSIDE IN, AND IT WAS JUST ABOVE THE GROUND, IF NOT RIGHT ON IT) I decided then to quickly go around the block to my house to get my cameras and binoculars. I then went back to where it was that I saw this thing , but unfortunately it had already moved on. So then I carried on to where I was going in the first place, to pick up a friend on 216th street, north of 32ND AVE., (facing north) at approximately 10:45 PM as I sat on the side of the road, waiting for my friend to come down his lengthy drive way, when out of the corner of my eye and in the side mirror of my car , I saw an unusually bright light pass by very quickly behind me from my (right to left)-------(east to west) adding that it was also very dark, so a moving light would be very visible. I then turned around as quick as I could but couldn't see any thing more but I knew I had seen something, whatever it was, was no higher than my Jetta and was probably about 30 feet or so away from the rear of my car as it passed by. It wasn't a car, because there isn't a cross street there just fields and farms, on both sides of the road. I then saw my friend at the front of my car, and then we left. Putting what I had seen in the back of my mind, (in the, just another weird thing file ) and didn't bring it up to my friend at all, then about 20 minutes down the road, to my absolute surprise, he said, 'HEY, YA KNOW WHEN YOU WERE SITTING IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE, I SAW THIS REALLY WEIRD LIGHT PASS BEHIND YOU AND DISAPPEAR IN THE FIELD, BEHIND THE NEIGHBOURS BARN, DID YOU NOTICE ANY THING LIKE THAT ?? I at this point had already forgotten about it, and now completely out of the blue he says this. He completely validated that yes I did see some kind of light pass behind me very quickly. what he described to me was the same as what I'd caught a glimpse of. (A VERY BRIGHT, BLUISH-WHITE, ILLUMINATING OR GLOWING, BALL OF LIGHT, MAYBE A LITTLE BIGGER THAN A BASKETBALL). He described what I saw, had what I've also seen several times in the passed over the years in various places around the province , all generally about the same description.

19-Feb-2009, Mission, BC: (6:00 pm)

After returning to the car on a hike at Harrison Lake me and my girlfriend started to drive back to Mission, the sun had just gone down and it was quickly getting dark. My girlfriend had noticed a bright light just above the mountain. I had told her to think nothing of it. As we took a back road into Mission it was pitch black with no cars, my girlfriend noticed the bright light that I told her was a star, but this time she started to wonder why it was so bright, to bright to be a star and too close and too large in our atmosphere.

The big bright light did not flicker like a star or even seem remotely close to a plane. It almost seemed as if it was jumping the mountains following the car. As we arrived home my girlfriend wanted to have a cigarette so we went out on the back deck for a smoke the bright light was still there but at further observation it looked to be making small jerking movements as the light appeared to be getting closer and farther away. After returning inside and eating dinner after we became curious to see is this so-called star or bright light was gone, and it has completely. I went to lock my front gate and even drove down the road a ways to see if I could see it and it wasn't in the sky. Heard about the sighting in broad day light 4 days ago in Texas, LHC has me freaking about black holes who knows what's going on.

UFOBC Responds:

Thank you for your sighting report. I think this one has an easy answer. The drive from Harrison to Mission is basically southwest, so, just as the sun sets, in front of you and a little to the right would be the planet Venus. It is by far the brightest object in the sky. It would not flicker like a star. I have noticed it myself the past couple of weeks. Just as the sun sets it is quite high in the sky, about 40 degrees above the horizon.

If you get this email in time, please look again tonight, in the same direction. Did you have a look last night and see it again? Unfortunately, the rains are coming and tonight might be the last clear night for a while.

I would be interested in hearing back from you.

Dave Pengilly

27-Feb-2009, Surrey, BC: (5:15 to 5:30 pm)

I took my daughter out to the arena to ride her pony yesterday afternoon like we usually do. We set up a light set of jumps for the horse, and she was completing it when I thought I should look up. There was one solid disc (not illuminated) flying south on a north-south heading directly overhead, making no sound. It was underneath some light fair weather cumulus. I watched it go southbound until it was out of sight - it did not accelerate or change altitude, estimated speed 250-350 knots based on the speed of the jet that the fleet described below was following. I asked my daughter if she wanted to stop and co-witness. She said no and kept riding.

About two minutes later on the same heading there was a fleet of identical objects headed south, it was not packed into one tight formation but was spread out so there were groups of two or three craft in formation. The lead object in the fleet was tailing an airline jet on the same heading by about one mile. The objects made no sound and emitted no light however I did notice a 'fuzzy' aura around them. Based on the size of the aircraft and the fair weather clouds I would estimate that the objects were about 3000 feet altitude and approximately 30 to 50 feet in diameter. I tried counting the craft but lost count at around 8. I was trying to focus on viewing one group, when another group would fly into my field of vision, confusing my counting.

I also noticed cross-traffic, an airline jet crossed overhead higher than the cloud and higher than the fleet at about the same time.

Yesterday was one day when I really wish I had my camera, I could have taken really good pictures, probably could have taken close-ups with my zoom.

The objects were all headed directly south towards the Canada/US border.

3-Mar-2009, New Westminster, BC: (7:42 pm)

I was leaving work tonight (march 3rd 2009) at 7:42pm, from Royal Columbian Hospital, I was driving in the back part of the hospital to cut thru to cross over to Sherbrook Street. While I was driving I noticed in the sky a cluster of lights, white bright lights. I have driven that way before and never noticed anything like that EVER. I cross over Sherbrooke Street, on to Fader Street, I stop my car and get out to get a better look because there was a big tree blocking me. The sky was very clear tonight, I look up and there was a big cluster of lights all close together, I have never seen anything like that in my life!! One of the lights was flying around the cluster, not thru it but around it!! It was awesome!! I was wondering if anyone else witnessed this. Or maybe there is some explanation for this. Please advise. It was amazing!!

5-Mar-2009, Chilliwack, BC: (7:30 to 7:55 pm)

Okay I was checking out Venus at a spot on the outskirts of town and had a coffee to boot. It is bright but not as bright as I saw it on X-mas evening. But the strangest thing. I noticed a couple planes on the horizon as Venus was in frontal view of the car as well after looking at it for a short while, being 730-735 there was a blue light that blipped to the left and above of Venus, in degrees I wouldn't know. after I had mentioned this to my fiancé, whom was sipping on her iced cappuccino we went back to sipping away, the planes on the horizon got closer to town and I was having just putt out my cigarette got back into the car and rolled up the window. then I had noticed a red pulsating light with white lights. A commercial plane 7:40 pm. It came from the west travelled east being Vancouver is west and it flew at a very high altitude. then I had watched it travel until it was east and dimmed out just above the mountains. 7:45 pm. Here's the strange part. four more planes as the same as the first two glowing orange and red were hover towards town, one by one as the last one made it to town I had looked east then made my way to looking overhead. striking me as odd there was a triangular plane two white lights and one blue to the front right side of the plane it made no noise and flickered none it travelled west then made it to the horizon. By this time there was yet another plane or commercial jet and a plane of red and orange coming into over town. I put out my second cigarette and started the car and headed home.

Those red-orange planes were different from the Cessna planes because I saw one foo fightering one pulling up to my block to where I live.

BUT do Cessna planes have a red flickering light on them because this did not seem like an ordinary Cessna plane I saw over head. Don't Cessna or small aircraft have to have flickering lights by law?

Our town has a little airport but at night we usually only see one or two planes an hour I saw7. ODD. anything about the Cessna planes question??


Reported April 1, 2009
22-Mar-2009, 100 Mile House, BC
: (8:42pm)

My buddy and I were just sitting in a hot tub having a beer, I was checking out the stars as they were coming out when I noticed a light moving across the sky. I pointed it out to him just thinking that it was a satellite when all of a sudden it started to glow very bright (like 10 stars) as if it was powering up then it disappeared within the next 3-4 seconds. My buddy got so scared he jumped out of the hot tub and ran inside.

UFO*BC Replies:

Thank you for submitting the report. What you saw looks like it was likely and "Iridium Flare". This is the term given to these group of satellites that regularly brighten up like this. I have seen several myself. Just Google the term and you will find plenty of information and even a U-tube video.

Best Wishes


Reported April 5, 2009
5-April-2009, Vancouver, BC
: (2:45am)

I live around 33rd and Main Street in Vancouver and was at home around this time. I came home late around 2:30am and I woke up my mother around this time. I didn't go out to drink anything and I wasn't fatigued or anything. At the time of 2:45am, my mother looked out the window and pointed out something in the sky with yellow and red lights and a constant flickering of a green light as well. The direction I was looking at was roughly Northwest. The object in question didn't seem to be flying too high.. I'd say.. maybe 7000 ft? My first guess was that it was a helicopter but I was a little skeptical about that because who would be out there at this time? My mom was watching from about 2:35am. She later called it to my attention about 2:40am.. I later viewed it with my binoculars and I couldn't really tell if it had a shape or anything because it was late night. I did notice that it seemed to project some kind of search light underneath insisting that it could be a helicopter but it's behavior made me think otherwise. It was circling for about 20mins total. It's precise turning made me think that it couldn't be an airplane. From my house's point of view to the object.. the distance seemed as though it was past Queen Elizabeth park from my house. I hope I provided enough details to this particular sighting. It did make some buzzing sound but I wasn't sure if it was originating from the object or it could have been just the close by traffic around my house. I lost sight of it around 2:50am because a tree got in the way of my view. Did anybody have something to report tonight as well? I would like to know of further details. Thanks!

UFO*BC Replies:

Although I cannot say for sure, your first thought of a helicopter with a search light may be correct. They are often used when trying to apprehend someone who is running from officers - those spot lights are quite powerful.
I have posted your sighting in the hopes that someone else can confirm what you saw!
Cheers, and thank-you for the report,

Richard T

Hannah Replies: (3-Jun-2009)

That would be a police helicopter they saw around Queen Elizabeth park at 2:30ish to 2:50ish am. They are smaller than other helicopters and the noise they make is higher pitched and not as loud as your average helicopter. They only hold two people in them so they are not very big, they seem like a slightly oversized remote control toy helicopter. One flies it and the other runs the search light.

I am not an expert but I live near 38th and Fraser on the hill with a view towards Queen Elizabeth park. I was watching a helicopter that night during the time frame mentioned earlier over around QE Park.

Sadly, the police have been up very frequently this year in this little helicopter due to the increase in gang violence we are experiencing in Vancouver.

Hope this helps.

Reported April 15, 2009
2-Feb-2009, Mission, BC

I live in the back part of Mission up near the lake fairly high with my father who was 27 years RCMP. We have had several other previous strange sightings in this area but on February 2nd we both witnessed something EXTREMELY strange. It was approx 9pm if I remember correctly and I was doing some stuff out in the garage when a very bright white light to the south caught my eye. It looked like it had just moved there but I wasn't sure. It was very cloudy that night and there was an extremely thick low laying fog that was over Maple Ridge and Mission. From our house since we are quite high up we could see over top of it. The light was sitting about 2-3 miles away and was about the size of a dime if you held your arm straight out in front of you. I went and got my dad and we observed this light which changed from blue to red to yellow and it was quite intense. It also had small flickers that would occasionally come from its bottom, top and sides erratically. My father ran and grabbed his high power binoculars and we both took a look at it. Through the binoculars we could CLEARLY see a typical saucer shaped craft hovering silently. Its center was a dark metallic grey and it had a darker ring around where the source of lights were. Again the occasional flicker almost like electricity would come off the top, bottom and sides. We estimate it was approx 60-70 feet across and approx 20 feet high at its center. It stayed there for over an hour as we watched it. We took some pictures, this is the strange part, when we went to get the film developed the machine couldn't turn them out so they had to refund us with new film. Anyway, we turned our heads for a minute and the object was gone. Three weeks ago my father and I again saw the bright light except we weren't together and we were out on the main road Dewdney Trunk. Neither one of us had access to binoculars this time. This area is quite well known for it apparently after speaking with the neighbours. I'm basically in the Stave Lake area. About two years ago my brother and I also saw some strange lights out here but it was nothing like this. My father and I are both convinced this was a legitimate alien craft.

17-April-2009, North Vancouver, BC: (12:00 am)

I was asleep woke up went to the bath room looked out my window and it was hovering over the waters of the harbor i woke my parents up and the caught a glimpse of it and it was gone this is the 3rd time this has happened in the passed year the 2 other times the ufo or object was going crazy going away and coming back.

18 & 19-April-2009, West Vancouver, BC: (11-12:30 am)

I received a phone call from a friend of mine who happened to be up on a roof top. He called me because he knows I am always interested in UFOs. At first it sounded like he was describing just a light on the mountain but I decided to head outside to check it out. There are several lights on the mountains put there for ski runs but they are easily recognizable and I know where they are. This was a bit further west where there are no ski runs and there was 3 lights. They were in somewhat of a triangular formation and it each take turns being the brightest. One was a bright red color while the other two were greenish blue. The one red orb would stay in one place while the other 2 smaller orbs would move around every couple minutes but they all stayed within a half kilometer area. With the naked eye they appeared quite faint but I managed to run home and get my camera which has a 20 x zoom on it. I took a few videos and photos of the object. The best photo I took was a 10 second exposure and you can really see two of the objects. They look like they are sitting above the trees??

Anyways I am an amateur astronomer and I am out at night looking at the sky quite often. I am very familiar with the ski run lights on the mountains and these are not a ski run. I would like to upload the photo to your site so you guys can take a look. Thanks.

UFO*BC Replies:

That's a very interesting report and photo. Do you think you could send us a daylight photo of the same view?
Also could you tell us if you see any similar sightings. They could perhaps be connected with the ski operation - I am assuming that this is somewhere on Cypress Mountain? They look like very bright lights. Did they vary in intensity? Were they directional? 
Gord - UFO*BC

Note : Sadly UFO*BC has yet to hear back from the witness.

24-April-2009, Murrayville/Langley, BC: (10:15 am)

I was in Langley in the Murrayville region and not very far from the police station it was on my right side - I was on foot and decided to sit at a bus stop for a moment as I felt something was kind of watching me. Friday was a beautiful day with good visibility and just a flew fluffy clouds. I was looking out North and appearing high in the sky was a [dot] very very high up in the sky - This dot wasn't moving at all. I then watched this stationary dot for about a minute and it just ascended upwards towards space until I couldn't see it anymore. I then continued on foot to the local coffee house and had a latte. I then headed back in the general direction where I had just come from and noticed a vacant field. I decided to place my jacket on the ground and sit there peacefully for a few mins and bask in the spring sun. I was aware of my surroundings including several men working to the right of this field (they were municipal workers) suddenly from my left side of the peripheral vision I saw something very strange. I thought it was a metallic butterfly taking off from the ground or field where I was sat. This highly reflective object was probably no bigger than compact disc in size. It wobbled and had the motion of a jumping butterfly. I would guestimate this object's distance to be 20 meters from me. It moved across the field left to right and also lifting up higher and ascended upwards towards the clouds and beyond. I then took out my cell phone and tried to video cam this (checked video afterward but couldn't see anything on replay due to very poor video quality) Also to verify what I was seeing I then ran over to the municipal workers and asked them to look in the sky way up to see this shimmering object - One guy said yes + the other guy couldn't see this until I gave him my sunglasses. They both saw it thought it was very strange. While speaking with these workers The object disappeared. Several minutes after I saw something odd start to zoom across the sky at high speed and I asked this guy walking towards me if he could see this object moving quickly? He said yes (what is that?) I said, "I'm not sure", but something else I saw prior to this object moving high speed was very very strange in that field over there.

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 a 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.

Reported 14-June-2009
17-May-2009, Sasquatch Provincial Park (Harrison Hot Springs), BC
: (11:30pm)

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/roundi'sh 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.

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 are 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 travelled, 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 someone else would have an explanation.

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 Ave. and Arbutus St. 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

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-Jun-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.
Richard T

Witness Replies: (6-Jun-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. Thanks.

UFO*BC Replies: (6-Jun-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).
Richard T

1-June-2009, Mission, BC: (10:50 pm)

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.

2-Jun-2009, Mission, BC

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 seperate 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.

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 minutes and minutes my attention was distracted to a pulse of light in the sky coming from the 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 minutes - 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.

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!

UFO*BC Replies

Thanks for the report.
Can you provide a bit more information for us:

  • -Description of Object

  • Flight direction

  • Altitude

  • Noise

  • Speed of object

Thank-you kindly,

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!
Gord Heath

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,
Gord Heath

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 occurring 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).

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.


Reported 25-July-2009
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.

Reported 26-July-2009
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.

UFO*BC Replies

Thanks for the report.
Can you provide a bit more information for us:

  • -Description of Object

  • Flight direction

  • Altitude

  • Noise

  • Speed of object

Thank-you kindly,

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.

    UFO*BC Replies

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.
Dave Pengilly

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.

Reported 27-July-2009
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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Is there any way you can provide a bit more information for us?

  • Description of Object:

  • Flight direction

  • Altitude

  • Noise

  • Speed of object

Thank-you kindly,


Reported 29-July-2009
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.

Reported 30-July-2009
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!



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