RECENTLY REPORTED BC SIGHTINGS

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Reported 17-Sep-2017
15-Sep-2017, Okanagan Lake, BC
: (10 pm)

On Friday September 15 2017 I was with a group of friends at a house on the edge of Okanagan Lake, between Peachland and Summerland. At about 10 pm I stepped outside to look at the night sky and saw an irregular ring of oscillating coloured lights hovering approximately 500 feet (?) above east Kelowna. A couple of other strings of similar lights were moving across the sky, but I could not concentrate on all of them at the same time. I called my friends to come and try to explain the phenomenon, since two of them are retired engineers with long experience in science and the aerospace industry. At first we speculated that the ring must be from aircraft lights, but after 15 or 20 minutes it had not moved on, but just continued to hover up and down. With binoculars we could clearly see the lights quickly moving around, and managed to take a photograph. Eventually the ring receded in size, while still keeping the same approximate position in the sky. None of us could explain it.

Reported 23-Sep-2017
February 2017, Cowichan Valley, BC
:

Hello.

This is my third sighting in the Cowichan Valley. Living on a 13 acre farm, I had my share of paranormal phenomenon and while my wife is somewhat agnostic, she asked me one cold night of February 2017 to go outside and use my laser to show her a UFO in the sky. I went outside and pointed towards what seemed to be a void in space, surrounded by bright stars on the Northwest area from Duncan in what may have been the Pleiades Constellation but I could be wrong. The black void had an hexagonal shape to it and I used my bright green laser to flash towards it. While my wife was standing beside me, a bright flash of light beamed back at us very brightly before disappearing. I used my laser for the second time and in response the same beam of white light came back with the same intensity. We played this communication game 5 times in a row, back and forth, back and forth, before we both got too cold and came back inside the house. This was not the Space Station or any other stationary object in the sky but a clear light emanating from exactly the same source 5 times in a row, playing ping pong signals with my laser. This was clearly a sign of intelligent communication.
 
Regards.

Reported 25-Sep-2017
25-Sep-2017, Vancouver, BC
: (7 pm)

My wife and I were driving home today at around 7PM on 70th street towards Oak street Vancouver BC, when we crossed Hudson street, we both saw a light that seemed like a planet, but it was too bright to be a planet. My wife thought it might be a star but there are no stars that big. It was actually low, at around 1000KM altitude it did not twinkle. Shaped as a circle and the color was a warm white like those lamps that are yellowish resembled more like an LED lamp than a metallic vessel. It wasn’t a flying robot as it was too big for that, I would estimate it being the size of a Bus.

We observed it for about 20 seconds it stood static in the air, and than It turned itself off and became dark brown and vanished.

The light was located somewhere over Oak and 70th street or a little further down 70th street.

If any one else reports this please let me know.

Thank you.

Oak Street UFO

Reported 20-Sep-2017
20-Sep-2017, Sooke, BC
:

Good evening,

I live out in Sooke, on Vancouver Island, and as I was out on my front veranda I noticed 2 red lights that just appeared out of nowhere and were travelling towards YYJ Airport but then disappeared after maybe 10 seconds. The altitude was low, under 5,000 feet, and the speed was typical of a small single wing plane. The lights were separated by a distance of what I would estimate to be less than a thousand feet apart, at a distance of probably of 5 km. They both travelled approximately the same speed. 

Needless to say, I went to FlightRadar to check on any small aircraft passing over the general area, towards Victoria Airport or Vancouver, and nothing was there.

Anyhow, maybe somebody else saw it.

I did a quick search in your database for the Summer and Fall Sightings back in 1994 that made the local news in Vancouver regarding the 3 Colored Orbs spotted over the North Shore Mountains, and then the Grand Daddy Sighting of them All, the Sighting that was made along River Road (in Delta BC) and was witnessed by at least 50 people driving home around 7pm. And yes, I was one of those drivers. In fact, I was probably the best positioned driver because where I was parked, the craft was directly in front of me. People called in to local radio station CFOX FM 99.3 and it was the talk of the day, back when Bill Courage was their afternoon DJ, the following day.

That is an event I will never forget. If you're interested in it, go through the archives of the BCTV NewsHour back in 94, relating to those "dancing orbs" over New Westminster, Burnaby and the North Shore. Thousands of people witnessed that, including my Mother in Law and myself. However, the event on River Road was only witnessed in and around River Road and I was one of those people. I would say that is probably the closest encounter I have ever heard of with an object that was silent, changed color, and could accelerate to Mach 3 / 4 without having any kind of sonic boom.

Anyways.

Keep up the Great Work.

Sincerely,
David

UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you David for your report.

May I ask, what makes you believe that this is something beyond that of a normal aircraft? I have personally known FlightRadar to not properly show small civilian aircraft (as they do not enter their flight database), so from an investigative standpoint – why do you think that this cannot be an unreported civilian craft, and worthy of a “UFO” title?

Of course, I am playing devil’s advocate, but thought that the question should be asked none the less.

With regards to the ’94 event – We would love to have more information if you can provide it – it was indeed a “mass sighting” and would love a first-hand account of what happened.

With kind regards,
Richard.

NOTE: David did reply with a 1994 report - we have posted it at "Sightings 1995".

Reported 27-Sep-2017
26-Sep-2017, Burnaby, BC
:

4 lights (looked as if they were bright stars) in a line spread quite far apart in the northwest sky. I live in Burnaby and saw it last night in front of the moon with my family and we couldn't make it out to be anything we recognized. They were moving, following one-by-one higher into the sky and looked as if they were dropping off into something as they disappeared one-by-one.

If you saw anything please email me back cuz I'm interested to hear what you think. Nothing was on the news and there's no way you could've missed it if you were looking into the sky. It took over a large amount of space. Kinda weird aha.

Reported 1-Oct-2017
1-Oct-2017, Abbotsford, BC
:

This afternoon in Abbotsford B.C. my friend and I witnessed two orbs/discs flying high above. We were both viewing them with binoculars, otherwise they were too high up to view with the naked eye. They both appeared to be emitting some sort of vapor or emission from beneath, and would occasionally light up/glow. One was dark, which we called the Black One, and the other one the Red One. A helicopter soon flew near and the Black One began to move incredibly fast, first to the southwest of us, then to the northeast and then upwards so high it was beyond our viewing. I noticed a shimmering reflective like appearance in the sky behind some light clouds and the Red One made its way towards that so that it was directly underneath the shimmering patch of sky and hovered there for a while before darting off in a similar way as the Black One did. I have watched the skies for a long time and this was quite a distinctly unusual occurrence.

Reported 24-Oct-2017
24-Oct-2017, North Vancouver
: (8:25 pm)

Hello,

I was in North Vancouver looking North-Westerly just about at Grouse Mountain with my sister-in-law and niece (walking the dogs) about 8:25pm tonight. We were stopped looking up at the stars and noticed four lights very high up. They seemed to be partially above a "cloud cover" - although planes we saw weren't skewed by "clouds".

Anyway, the four lights we saw were moving extremely fast in the northern sky from the East heading West in a slightly Northern direction. They were flying in a formation that made them look almost curved, hence why we thought it was a plane at first. After a few seconds, the four lights moved into a " square" formation, very tight to each other. The top two lights then switched sides, followed by the bottom two lights. They were moving between each other, switching positions. At first I thought it may be a training exercise because of the accuracy of the movements, but they were far too close together to have been four separate planes. The four lights then "switched" positions again, this time all four at once moving laterally to the others position, and then a second later they were all gone. All of this happened with zero sound too, and normally if it's planes, we hear them. Have I mentioned how fast they were moving??

The three of us witnessed the exact same thing and spent the rest of the walk trying to figure out what the hell we had seen. I'm curious if anyone else saw it.

Thanks

Reported 16-Nov-2017
24-Oct-2017, Vancouver, BC
: (4:19 pm)

On October 24, 2017 at 4:19 pm. I spotted a UFO above central library downtown Vancouver. I was sitting on a sidewalk bench on Homer street near Robson street. I was facing the library. It was a sunny clear sky. I heard a helicopter. I looked up to watch it pass overhead. I saw a shiny flash above the helicopter higher up. The helicopter disappeared fairly quickly. I continued to watch the shining speck in the sky. It moved from the left to the right. Every once in a while the sun would hit it perfectly so it reflected the light brightly. I  know it wasn't a plane. Planes don't stop and reverse in a straight line. I'm sure it wasn't a drone. It was much too far up there for that. So, I'm not really sure what it was. Other then it was bright, shiny and flying in the sky. I have a few more pictures. Only sent what I thought were the best ones. Shot with my Samsung galaxy S8.

Vancouver UFO 2017Vancouver UFO2 2017

UFO*BC Responds:

Thanks for the email,

Unfortunately there just isn’t enough photographic detail to make a reliable determination of what the object may be – but we will keep note of it, and let you know if we hear anyone else with the same type of report.

Thanks
Richard

Reported 23-Dec-2017
December 2017, Port Moody, BC
:

Hello, took this photo within the last 2 weeks and was looking at it just now. Purpose was the chemtrail and view of Port Moody at David Ave and Noons Creek.

Is it a planet? Funny as it is the only photo of this Gigantic Orb.


Port Moody UFO

UFO*BC Responds:

The orb you see in the photo is called a Sun dog, and is more commonly known as a lens flare. It is due to the internal structure of the camera's lens and how it deals with a very bright object (the sun) in the frame. So, no UFO there, but a lovely picture none the less.

Additionally, that isn't a chemtrail, rather a standard vapour trail, that is very common this time of year with the colder weather.

Thanks for the email and the very best of the holiday season!
Richard

Reported 1-Jan, 2018
31-Dec-2017, Nelson, BC
: (10 pm)

Around 10 PM last night, myself and two other family members spotted a large very bright orange light moving quickly down the West Arm of Kootenay Lake towards the Fairview residential area of Nelson, BC. It made no sound, appeared to briefly hover at a few points and ascended higher into the sky as it neared and went over the house. Over the next five moments we counted at least ten more of the same objects, best described as a fiery orange glowing lantern, come quickly down the lake from the north in the same pattern. As they got closer, most of them ascended high into the sky and then simply vanished. My son was able to capture poor quality images on his Ipod that at least show the speed and brightness of their approach. Through binoculars, they appeared as a rapidly rotating transparent like object with a fiery flame like glow inside. Unlike the others which came in quick succession, the last two came at roughly the same time (one following closely behind the other) and flew over the house. In between "flights" I noticed a flashing light at the end of the lake from my kitchen window, similar to flash lightning or a camera flash. Truly an unforgettable sight and am curious as to how many others may have witnessed this spectacle. Cheers!

Reported 1-Jan-2018
31-Dec-2017, Nanaimo, BC
: (10:30 pm)

I along with three friends were witness last night (approx 10:30 pm) to an object that hovered over Mt Benson just west of Nanaimo, B.C. I was at a friend's home in the Old City Quarter last night for a New Years get together.  At one point I went out on the front porch, which faced west, for a cigarette, joining a friend already out there.  On my way out the door my gaze was caught by what seemed to be a completely silent aircraft that had an extremely bright amber light emanating from the nose of the craft. I couldn't make out any details of the craft due to my view being through tree branches. It appeared to be travelling in a due east direction, but the odd thing about it was its apparent low altitude and lack of noise, there were no sounds of any sort of jet or propeller engine. It was travelling very fast and was quickly lost to sight. I mentioned this to the friend already out there and she said well "look at that" pointing to a very bright white light that seemed to pulse on and off, and gave the appearance of moving but didn't ever leave the area in which it was hovering. She further stated that it had been in the exact same spot a half hour earlier when she had come out to have a cigarette. I couldn't tell a specific altitude but it seemed to be around the height that jets or prop planes might fly if they were doing  a short haul flight, definitely not as high as the big jets doing international flights, It appeared to be about the same height as the blinking tail and/or wing lights of an aircraft that was heading due west.  After watching for several minutes I noted a few things:

1.  Although it was a clear night the craft seemed to be surrounded by a fog or clouds of some kind, these were illuminated when ever the extremely bright lights would flash on,

2.  The bright white light appeared to be a series of lights around the circumference of the craft, arranged horizontally, you could see that there were lights both before and after the bright one directly visible that also illuminated the cloud bank, and these lights blinked on and off in a clockwise pattern,

3.  The craft seemed to follow a relatively short course of movement that seemed to mostly involve moving up and down in a vertical manner, it made to noticeable movement either left or right,

4.  At no time did the craft move either towards or away from me, in fact it did seem to be hovering over Mt. Banson the entire time.

After watching for ten or so minutes I went inside and asked a couple friends if the wanted to come check out a ufo, they came outside with me and watched briefly, by this time the cold was becoming uncomfortable and so I went inside.  One of the fellows that I had asked to come take a look went back outside maybe 20 minutes later and then reported to me it had moved north over the Nanaimo area by a small amount.  But by the time I had put on my jacket etc, the craft had disappeared.

I have had one other experience with ufo's which I shared some time ago and happened when I was seven.  I am not given to flights of fancy or prone to delusional thinking, so this experience was definitely enough to make me think we are not alone in the universe.  I will keep my eyes open for other reports in the days that follow. Happy New Year everyone!!

Reported 2-Jan-2018
24-Dec-2017, Prince George, BC
:

Dec 24th  1140am 10km west of Prince George BC.

I arrived home and decided to take a nice winter pic in front of our home from inside my truck. When inside the house about an hr later I looked at the pic and noticed a light above my house . I zoomed in to see 2 objects, one above the other, reflecting the sun. These appear to be about 2km away.

Prince George UFO
Prince George UFO2

Enlargement of twin UFO's

UFO*BC Responds:

Unfortunately, the lights you see are most likely from your camera reflecting off the inside of the windshield. We see this quite often.

Dave
UFO*BC

Reported 7-Jan, 2018
7-Jan-2018, Vancouver, BC: (11:43 pm)

East 6th and Rupert Street, East Vancouver, Saturday, January. 7th 2018  11:43pm

After dinner and a movie with friends, I began my walk home. As I approached the corner of Rupert street from East 6th, I noticed a very bright blueish white light. As I watched, it remained stationary. The light suddenly began to shine brighter than any airplane or jet ever could before quickly fading. A few seconds later it appeared again as a very bright crimson red glowing orb. It would disappear and reappear at random in different spots. Then the light shone steady and began shooting to random far off spots at very high speeds in an extremely steady and random manner. After a few moments the red orb began flying in a figure eight pattern before flying back in my direction and vanishing overhead. The whole experience lasted about 3 minutes.

Reported 8-Jan-2018
Late December, 1978, Whitehorse, YT
:

Greetings,

I am now working with John Greenewald of the Black Vault. We received a report from a gentleman I interviewed by phone today. He was recalling an event that occurred in 1978, give or take a year. He was returning from a Christmas Vacation break to go back to college in Seattle. He was 20-21 years old at the time.

The the middle of the night he arrived at:

Goody's Gas & Convenience Store
1903 Centennial St.
Whitehorse, YT
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Here is the narrative he submitted:

Driving south bound in the early morning, on approximately late December 1978. I thought I saw lightning going STRAIGHT down the highway, about 10 minutes outside Whitehorse's Goody's Gas Station. I realized after about 5 minutes that lightning does not run in straight lines and especially straight down the road. As I came up to within 1 mile of the gas station I saw a police car, with its flashing lights on, off the side of the road, in a ditch. Then about 400 yards farther there was a fire engine on the side of the road with the men staring up into the sky. About 250 yards there was another police car in the ditch on its side, lights flashing.

As I pulled into the gas station in a confused and excited state, I noticed about 1/2 dozen people staring up into the sky. When I asked one of them what happened he looked at me with a scared but excited voice and said: "You didn't see it?!! It went down the road to the North, the direction you came from!" and then he said, "The police came out when someone reported a UFO hovering over this station, and then them and the fire truck tried to chase it down the road... it buzzed them and ran them off the road!"

I did not really know what to think about it, since I only saw the straight lightning, but I thought with all the others who saw it, someone may also report this odd event. It lasted about 30 mins.

Question: Do you have any thoughts on who to contact who might have access to newspaper stories from that time, etc. in Whitehorse?

Thank you.

Reported 30-Jan-2018
29-Jan-2018, Surrey, BC
: (about 8 pm)

I saw some strange lights in the sky earlier this evening, Jan 29th around 8:00pm near approximately 192 St and 72 Ave in the Surrey/Langley area. I was with a co-worker at the time and we talked about what it could have been and couldn't come up with a logical answer.

What first caught my eye was an orange light in the sky through the window, so we stepped outside to check it out. We were facing north, the sky was mostly clear where we were looking, with some clouds in the surrounding areas, but nothing overhead.

We saw two orange lights travelling at a constant speed, side by side, maybe 50 yards apart of one another. Maybe 200-300 yards away from us, and maybe about 100 yards above the ground - give or take (gauging distance of an object in the sky is not easy).

Following these two lights that were flying side by side, perhaps say 200 yards behind, was another 3 lights, spaced evenly, about 100 yards apart - all 5 lights moving in a relatively straight line at the exact same speed. They were flying from almost exactly west to east.

We were watching them for about 2 minutes whilst trying to figure out what they were, before they disappeared through the clouds. They emitted no sound, no lateral or vertical movement, aside from their west to east trajectory. The colour of all the lights appeared to be a brightly burning orange - almost like seeing a small campfire from a distance.

Planes in the sky usually have white, red, blue and/or green lights, sometimes blinking, and at this distance, would've made some noise. They were not airplanes or helicopters.

The only other logical explanation we could come up with would be drones. But for that to make sense, someone would have had to launch 5 drones, and have programmed them to fly at exact equal distances from one another, in a precise unbroken formation, while having been mounted with high luminosity orange lights, travelling a distance of several kilometers. The distance they had traveled in the time we watched them was maybe 5 km, give or take.

Anyway, just thought that was strange. Technically speaking, they were unidentifiable flying objects. For the hell of it, I've attached the 12 second video I tried to take. Smartphones obviously don't take very good videos in the dark, however at the 8 second mark, I zoomed back out and you can see three of the five lights (the first two had disappeared at this point). Oddly enough, the three lights in the video resemble Orion's belt.

Feel free to share/post this on your site.

Reported 30-Jan-2018
29-Jan-2018, Surrey, BC
: (8 pm)

I saw some strange lights in the sky earlier this evening, Jan 29th around 8:00pm near approximately 192 St and 72 Ave in the Surrey/Langley area. I was with a co-worker at the time and we talked about what it could have been and couldn't come up with a logical answer.

What first caught my eye was an orange light in the sky through the window, so we stepped outside to check it out. We were facing north, the sky was mostly clear where we were looking, with some clouds in the surrounding areas, but nothing overhead.

We saw two orange lights travelling at a constant speed, side by side, maybe 50 yards apart of one another. Maybe 200-300 yards away from us, and maybe about 100 yards above the ground - give or take (gauging distance of an object in the sky is not easy).

Following these two lights that were flying side by side, perhaps say 200 yards behind, was another 3 lights, spaced evenly, about 100 yards apart - all 5 lights moving in a relatively straight line at the exact same speed. They were flying from almost exactly west to east.

We were watching them for about 2 minutes whilst trying to figure out what they were, before they disappeared through the clouds. They emitted no sound, no lateral or vertical movement, aside from their west to east trajectory. The colour of all the lights appeared to be a brightly burning orange - almost like seeing a small campfire from a distance.

Planes in the sky usually have white, red, blue and/or green lights, sometimes blinking, and at this distance, would've made some noise. They were not airplanes or helicopters.

The only other logical explanation we could come up with would be drones. But for that to make sense, someone would have had to launch 5 drones, and have programmed them to fly at exact equal distances from one another, in a precise unbroken formation, while having been mounted with high luminosity orange lights, travelling a distance of several kilometers. The distance they had traveled in the time we watched them was maybe 5 km, give or take.

Reported 5-Feb-2018
July-1981, Og Lake, BC
:

In 1981 (late July) my parents sent me to the YMCA summer Camp Chief Hector (near Canmore, AB).

We had a choice to ether go horse back trail riding or go on a hike along the continental divide. I chose the hike as I'm not a big fan of riding horses. We had 10 days to hike from highway 93 just across the BC border near Ball Pass on the way to Radium to Spray Lakes Reservoir back in Alberta via Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park's Wonder Pass. On about day five we had to hike from Porky Pine Creek to Og Lake through a section known as The Valley Of The Rocks. This is a strange valley as there is no fresh water for about 10 miles only stagnant ponds of undrinkable water. Halfway through this valley we walked by a pond about 50 feet across and what looked to be about four feet deep in the centre. There was a set of human looking tracks running right through the middle. Now what really struck me was the colour of the water. It almost looked like tea (yellowish brown) and smelt like rotten eggs. Who in their right mind would do this and not just walk around it? Any way we camped overnight at Og Lake then spent two days at Mt. Assiniboine. Then early the second last day we hiked over Wonder Pass down to Spray Lakes Reservoir and camped on the edge of the lake. After waking up the next morning the other guys ask me if I heard something creeping around in the bushes after we went to bed. I hadn't, being so exhausted I fell a sleep almost immediately. They told me something was hanging around near the camp site for quite a while just outside of the campfire light. It's almost like something followed us through the pass. We then hiked to the dam and were picked up by the camp van. Thank you for your time.

Reported 10-Feb-2108
8-Feb-2018, Qualicum Beach, BC
: (6:10 pm to 6:45 pm)

I go to this particular beach in Qualicum daily, if not twice daily some days. Only once have I noticed an unusual light across the water, but couldn’t decide what it was and dismissed it. A few nights ago I stopped to watch the sunset and noticed (in the same place I saw the first strange light sighting approximately a year ago) a bright light. The bright light quickly dimmed but remained stationary. Then a big round bright light dropped below it, also stationary. Very slowly the original light moved over and away, eventually disappearing. The big light also eventually disappeared, like it slowly turned off. All of this happened over about 5 minutes. I waited for about another 5 minutes and the big bright light came back on again. About 3-4 minutes later it again, turned off slowly. Waited another 5 or so minutes, and this time two super bright round lights came on at the same time, right beside the other, almost like headlights in the sky. One light slowly moves to the right, the left one goes out first, about a minute or two later the right one goes out. I will note, the light was so bright that it lit up the horizon (it was lower in sky) and reflected off the water. At one point during this, there was what I assumed to be a distant airplane flying as it had blinking lights and moved smoothly in sky. I took videos and photos as best I could, using my Iphone 8.

This occurred between 6:10-645pm approximately.

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Qualicum2

UFO*BC Responds:

Thank you for the sighting report - very nice pictures!

Could you give me an idea of what direction you were looking? In picture 1, the two lights on the right side are obviously on land - is that Lasqueti Island? Exactly what part of the beach were you on?

Thanks!

Dave Pengilly
UFO*BC

Witness Responds:

Thanks for your quick response! And you’re right, that is Lasqueti Island and I was at Judges Row (see screenshot photo attached). The two lights on right side is what I am thinking is Lasqueti Island ferry terminal, as they are always there.

Judges Row

UFO*BC Responds:

OK. Good, that makes sense - you were looking almost directly north? The smaller light (upper and to the left) is the one you saw first? Then the bigger brighter light appeared?

When people report a bright light just after sunset, I always think of Venus, but it would be in the western sky, and at the moment it is too close to the Sun to be seen. You will probably be able to see it after sunset near the end of the month. There are no planets in the evening sky at this time, so astronomically, neither light makes sense. Of course, a second super bright light later on makes even less sense.

Do you have a higher resolution image you could send us? Should be 3 - 5 meg in size?

Dave Pengilly
UFO*BC

Witness Responds:

I was looking almost directly North, yes. And you’re right, the smaller light (upper left) is the first light i saw (was originally brighter than what is captured in the image and then faded to what you see in the photo, and then eventually faded away entirely), and the bright light below it was the second light.

I typically will look for explanations first before assuming, and in this case I had no explanations. The way these lights “turned on” and “powered down” were unexplainable for me, the movement, the brightness of the lights, etc. You’re right, definitely not a planet, definitely not a star. I watched for such a long time for a few reasons, one was of course because i’d never seen anything like this before and two was because i wanted to make sure it wasn’t a low flying airplane, such as airforce, or even search and rescue. But, I quickly realised that neither were occurring since a) the lights didn't move for long periods of time/were too bright, b) there were no engine sounds c) I’ve seen both airforce and search and rescue coppers many times and know how to both decipher and identify them. So again, couldn’t come up with any possible answers here.

Reported 10-Feb-2018
23-Jan-2018, Trail, BC
: (9:30 pm to 10:30 pm)

While visiting my former home town of Trail, BC, I had the strangest experience on the evening of Tuesday, January 23, 2018. We were in a house in the Gulch, along Rossland Avenue, near St. Anthony's Church. Two of us were seated on a couch watching television. Starting around 9:30 p.m., my viewing was occasionally interrupted by intermittent flashes of bright blue-white light shining into the bathroom window, which is on the northwest outside wall of the house - the television is next to the hallway leading to the bathroom. The light would flash in the window for a second or two, then stop. A minute or two later, it would do it again. It kept doing this at irregular intervals.

At first, I thought it was a neighbour playing a prank with a bright spotlight, and I found it quite irritating as it repeated several times, sort of a sweeping motion or flashing. But then it occurred to me that the light was shining downward toward the window, and I thought that it could be someone playing with a light on the hillside below Highway 22, or possibly lights high on a vehicle (like on top of a truck or snowplow) on the highway, except there are a lot trees that would be in the way and it would be an incredible inconvenience for someone to be hiking up there in a snowstorm, and the lights were too bright to have come from vehicles as far away as the road. As the flashing persisted, I then realized that the light was coming from much higher than that, as if from the sky. That piqued my curiosity, so I went to the back door of the house to see if there was some issue with the power lines. It had been snowing heavily all day and evening, so I wondered if the storm was shorting out wires. I stood and looked at the lines for about half a minute, but seeing no further flashing, went back inside. By then, it was a little after 10 p.m.

Shortly after returning to my place in front of the television, more lights flashed through the window, brighter than previously. So, I went into the bathroom to look through the window to see if I could find the source. Still, I couldn't see where they were coming from.

My wife, who had seen me check outside and then check the bathroom, asked what I was doing, and I described the flashing lights I had seen. She then explained that she could see lights flashing on the bed throughout that time. The lights seemed to be coming in the bedroom window, which is on a wall that faces southwest. The ceiling light had been turned on with the dimmer switch turned down low, so she had assumed that the dimmer circuit was somehow causing the light to flicker brightly and creating an optical illusion. From my vantage point, I couldn't see into the bedroom. From her vantage point, my wife couldn't see into the bathroom. Neither of us thought to mention the peculiar lights to the other.

Around 11 p.m. our area of the city began experiencing power outages lasting up to about 10 minutes each. I'm pretty sure they were caused by the heavy, wet snow that was accumulating, and not in any way connected to the flashing lights. However, each time the power went out, I looked out the windows to see how much of the neighbourhood or the city was affected. But at no time did I see any more blue-white flashes. They had ended by about 10:30 or a little earlier.

The next morning, while I was shovelling the previous night's snow from our walks, a neighbour asked if we heard the "weird noises in the sky last night." I asked her what the noises were like and she described a type of whirring or trilling sound that was unlike any she had heard before. She said that this was around 9:30 when she went to have a smoke on her porch. She didn't see any lights, but she said that the sound was overhead and frightened her enough that she cut short her break and went inside for the rest of the night.

When I was outside and when I looked out the windows the previous evening, I could see that the overcast sky was low on the hillsides, below 500 meters (we were at about 425 meters elevation). If there was something up there shining lights, it would have to have been pretty low to penetrate the heavy cloud cover and snow. I wonder if anyone else in the area saw or heard anything.

Reported 12-Feb-2018
19-July-2014, Naramata, BC
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JULY 17 2014. On the following Saturday July 19th I was setting up a satellite dish in Naramata, BC. Going up a ladder I saw a hawk floating by then behind the hawk I saw the same white spot move quickly from one cloud to another from west to east. About 1/4 of the horizon looking almost straight up was blue sky. I did not notice any trail. Of course, the possible witness had just gone in the building.

UFO*BC Note: On July 17, 2014, a BC news crew was doing a video of the Smith Creek fire and caught a brief glimpse of an unidentified object. This ufo was believed to be a meteorite that skipped into the atmosphere and then continued back into space.


 

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