Vancouver Island: (4:30 pm)
was travelling north on the Island Highway, about 2 miles
from Ladysmith, when he saw a strange dull grey object
pass across his field of vision. It was travelling from
east to west on a downward trajectory. Jim describes it as
"tadpole-like", or like a cut-away section of an air foil
– thick and rounded at the front and tapering down at the
back. He estimates that the object was 50 feet in length,
8 feet thick, and about 350 feet above the ground.
Although it was approaching dusk, there was still enough
light to see that there were no wings, propellors, landing
gear or lights. The object’s trajectory would have caused
it to crash into the hillside, but when Jim reached the
spot where it had crossed over the highway, there was
nothing to be seen. If it had climbed, or banked left or
right, it should have re-entered Jim’s filed of vision,
but it did not.
has a commercial pilot’s license and is quite familiar
with small planes and the runway approaches to the Nanaimo
airport, several miles to the North.
Prince George, BC:
Walking at Massey Park track in 1999. Thought I saw light
but it just seemed to be moving slower. The light lit up
quarter of the sky and it had only become dusk. I focused
in on the
center of the light and it looked like a bullet firing
through the sky,
way up and at super speed. I watched it for about fifteen
then began to relax and then as my perception widened, I
there was another one right beside it, going exactly
speed. Within about forty seconds they crossed the whole
large sections as they flew. Reported to local Air Force
base who told
me they had no radar of anything in the area.
was travelling east on Zero Avenue, near the Pacific
Highway (border crossing), when he saw a wedge-shaped
aircraft stationary above the power lines. It was "so
low", and displaying white flashing lights. It had a jet
motor sound, but Richard said he was familiar with Harrier
jets and it wasn't as loud as that! He watched it for 2
minutes before it began to slowly move away.
had two other sightings of similar craft this year.
Surrey, BC: (1:30 am)
sixteen-year-old witness had just turned her light off to
go to sleep when she heard a noise and felt a presence.
After turning the light back on she went to the window and
saw a glowing object hovering over the trees to the south.
The object projected a light from underneath and it seemed
as if a being was passing down the light in a kind of
ghostly apparition, appearing and disappearing in the
light. She described it as "like dancing shapes coming
together to form a being". The being settled as if
crouching in a tree, and the glowing object took off very
fast. After witnessing this she became very frightened and
decided to wake up her parents. Her father got up to take
a look, but by then there was nothing to be seen.
Prince Rupert, BC: (7:00 pm)
witness was looking south and observing the Orion
constellation when he saw a bright green object fly from
east to west. It was about 70 degrees above the horizon,
just below Orion’s "belt buckle". The object was circular
in shape with no discernible tail. The sky was clear and
the sighting only lasted a few seconds.
object was most likely a fireball – Jerry Tatum, UVIC.
1999, Langford, BC: (about 1 am) HBCC UFO
to be fuzzy on the exact date but it was along time ago
and after our encounter we came into the house and each
drew our rendition of what we saw. I'm in the process of
looking for our drawings from that night. The reason we
were out in the yard at that hour was it was supposed to
be one of the best nights in decades to see meteor
showers. We weren't disappointed and had some long
colorful shooting stars fill up the sky as we laid on
sleeping bags in our backyard (actually on the driveway
for the clearest view). My husband was getting frustrated
because he kept missing the awesome ones I was seeing
because he had been looking the other way. This went on a
few times until finally he said tell me exactly where
you're looking and I'll look there too. All of a sudden
from our far left (east facing direction) we saw a dark
shape in the sky. It was a triangle of sorts with a bit of
a curve to the shape. Our two drawings did not totally
match the outer shape but the body.
What did match was the fact that there were perfectly
round holes going across the body of this thing in rows.
The object was black but the holes looked even darker in
color; it moved quite slowly straight across the sky and
made no noise what-so-ever. We both exclaimed, "What the
heck is that?" and watched it go across our sight line and
disappear behind the roof of the house. We probably
watched it for about 10 seconds and were not able to
figure out how high it was or how big it was because there
was nothing to compare it to. If there had been a sound it
might have helped us gauge how high up it was. If it was a
toy of some kind it still would have made a sound. We were
completely blown away and happy that both of us had seen
it because we knew no one would believe it. I called our
local observatory the following day hoping others had seen
it and there was an explanation but they politely told me
to chalk it up to a unique experience. We've never
forgotten this and have never seen anything else unusual
in our lives, but reading an article on you in our local
paper today and seeing the reference to a triangle object
made me want to write and share our story. It would sure
be nice to know what this thing was. Take care and thanks
for letting me share.
Juan Island, Wash: (1:45 am)
"About 1 hour and 15
minutes ago I was working here at my computer which has a
whole wall of windows beside it. Out of the corner of my
eye I noticed a very bright light in the sky. I looked
over at it and saw it was very bright and looked unusual.
So I grabbed the binoculars I have here for ship
looking through my binoculars I could see a triangular
shaped thing in the sky, very bright with one side red
lights and the other green. It seemed to be just hovering
motionlessly. I thought it must be a helicopter but it
just never seemed to move. When I took down the binoculars
I could see it was quite high in the sky near the off
coast island of Chatham. I watched it for about five
minutes and it didn't move although sometimes it seemed to
change angle or something as the lights got dimmer at
times (as though it was being seen side on or something).
It then moved down a bit slowly, then stopped, then moved
a bit etc. The red and green lights were very bright at
times and it was sometimes a distinct triangle shape and
other times not clearly shaped (it seemed to move so that
I was seeing it from different angles). My husband was
asleep so I didn't wake him up..until suddenly this object
started moving *very fast* and very
erratically..........just squiggles of light streaking and
darting about in a very random way and very fast. With
that I called my husband and he came downstairs. He came
over to the window and I told him what I was still seeing
and I said I know of nothing that moved that way and
handed him the binoculars. Unfortunately he was totally
mistaken about where to look although I told him where (he
wasted 2 or more minutes looking into the water!). By the
time he got that when I said "I think I might be seeing a
UFO" it would be best to look at the bright object in the
sky as I said, it had stopped moving. I saw with my naked
eye the object was now over the city of Victoria (this was
about 1:40 am PST tonight Feb 14). He looked through his
binoculars and said yes it was red and green lights but he
couldn't make out the shape and it wasn't moving. He
watched it for about 5 minutes and then said it was
getting fainter. I looked through the binoculars and saw
that indeed it was getting faint and it seemed to fade
away (into the distance?)."
North Vancouver, BC: (10:00 pm)
the northeast sky, the witness watched a large pink light
with a white light to its right that appeared attached.
The lights appeared stationary. Although a clear night the
two lights seemed to be covered by a veil (emitting
vapour?). The objects were lost from view as they
dissipated. The witness wondered if this was the bolide as
reported on radio and TV.
Burnaby, BC: (11:00 pm)
witness observed a bright blue flash in the overcast
northeastern sky. A flourescent blue ball of light was
seen in (or above) the clouds for a period of one second.
Visually it appeared to be Ľ inch in diameter (at arm’s
was probably a meteor.
Vancouver, BC: (7:20 to 7:30 pm)
witnesses watched two bright lights in the western sky,
flashing a variety of colours. They were stationary and
about 25 degrees above the horizon. After 10 minutes the
lights disappeared from sight (as cloud covered them?).
two lights were probably Venus and Jupiter.
Delta, BC: (6:50 – 8:00 pm)
witnesses watched two bright white lights in the western
sky. Initially they were about 40 degrees above the
horizon. After 20 minutes they winked out and a short time
later re-appeared in the same location. At about 8 pm they
started changing colour to yellow and orange before
blinking out again.
These two lights were probably Venus and Jupiter.
Surrey, BC: (10:30 pm)
witness was driving west on #10 Highway when he saw a red
light move in a southwest direction over Vancouver and
join two two stationary lights; one red and one white. A
few moments later the three lights took off vertically
into the sky, quickly disappearing. During the viewing
period, which lasted approximately five minutes, the
witness had pulled off the road and exited his vehicle to
enable a more accurate viewing. The sky was clear.
Kimberley, BC: (10:00 pm – 12:45 am)
least six witnesses reported seeing a strange object above
the town of Kimberley, BC. It was described as diamond
shaped with facets like the diamond in a ring. Surrounding
the object were brilliant but diffuse coloured lights. On
the bottom of the object was an inverted pyramid. One
witness reported seeing beams of light coming from the
object and shining onto the roof of the elementary school
theatre. Several hours later, the theatre roof collapsed,
even though it had been renovated in 1996, at a cost of
$500,000. One of the witnesses reported seeing a similar,
or the same object, several days later.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE BY CHRISTINE BOYD
Maple Ridge, BC: (9:15 pm)
the 20th of April, 1999, we received a call from a man
living in Maple Ridge, BC. He was outside barbequing with
a female companion and a 3-year-old child, when they saw a
small pulsating light approaching. It appeared to be only
2-300 feet above the ground. When the light became
stationary, all the lights in Maple Ridge went out! About
10 minutes later they saw a big white flash and then a
meteor-like streak heading in a northwestern direction,
towards Pitt Lake. At this time a "rushing wind sound"
could be heard. All of the city lights then came back on.
call was placed to BC Hydro on the 21st of April and they
confirmed the power failure. They stated that Maple Ridge
had a "transmission feed loss into a substation" at 21:15
on the 20th of April, for a period of 11 minutes.
Crescent Beach: (10:00 pm)
and woman were alerted to a brilliant flash of light in
the night sky. The initial outburst was replaced by a
circular spinning red light. The object moved out of sight
after a 30 second viewing. The witnesses were familiar
with planes in the area and their characteristics as well
as differentiating satellites.
White Rock, BC: (4:30 am)
was attending to her young son, in his bedroom, when a
blast of blue light entered the room through the
horizontal blinds. Looking onto the street from another
window she was astonished to see a cluster of rectangular
lights (8 to 12) beamed onto the road in front of her
neighbour's driveway. The lights were stationary and
covered an area about 8 feet by 8 feet. She said it was
"So quiet, so quiet" and yet she could also sense a really
deep hum. After viewing this for about 10 seconds she was
so shocked she returned to her son's room. As she did so,
a blast of of white light came from the Dogwood Park area,
which their house backs onto. Looking into the park, she
could see a white light amongst the trees. Her neighbour
told her that their dog would not venture into the garden
facing Dogwood Park the following day.
and woman came upon several swirls of grass laid down and
woven in an area of high grass. The pattern was about 15
ft in diameter and was very apparent in the otherwise
normal grass area.
Richmond, BC: (10:00 pm)
Linda and their 11-year-old son were driving south across
Oak Street Bridge when Linda called out "What's that?"
George looked at where his wife was pointing and observed
a square, flat object approaching from the east and
"floating" about 1000 - 1500 feet above the ground. It had
8 "flood lights" on the front, white in colour and steady
in their illumination. As the car went by the junction of
Shell Road, the object passed overhead displaying an
underside view of "aluminum sheeting". Normally an
aircraft flying this path into Vancouver Airport would
provide an intense short period of engine noise as it
passed overhead, but this object made no discernible noise
and no indication of a power source could be seen.
craft was observed by all three occupants of the vehicle
and was in view about 15-20 seconds. It appeared to be
heading towards Steveston Highway instead of the Airport.
The estimated speed was 150 mph and although it lacked
"depth", it appeared to be the size of a Boeing 737.
George, an ex-employee of the Airport, phoned the control
tower but was told they had nothing unusual on their
is the third sighting report UFO*BC has on file about
rectangular objects that are very, very thin.
Surrey: (9:30 pm)
(9) and his ten-year-old sister saw around 30 blue lights
surrounding a large blue ball, which they watched for 4
minutes. They couldn't hear any accompanying sound.
White Rock: (9:00 pm)
was driving down Fir Street, in White Rock, when he saw a
large yellow / bluey-gray patch of light travelling across
the water in an easterly direction. He estimates it was
"300 metres in diameter"! The light appeared to be
pulsating. He viewed it from his car for about 30 seconds.
Johan is an ex-Swedish and US Army member.
Surrey: (10:45 pm)
boy, while lying in his bed looking out the window to the
south, saw a bright white shiny circle move across the sky
in a westerly direction. The boy said the object appeared
to be the size of a penny at arm's length. Excited, he ran
to alert his brother in the next room. Unfortunately by
the time the boys looked, the object was gone.
Cloverdale, BC: (11:44 pm)
and a friend were watching television when they saw a
large white triangle come down vertically over White Rock.
According to Laura, it was the "size of her fist" held at
White Rock, BC: (9:30 pm)
couple and their two children were driving southeast on
Highway #99. Upon reaching 152nd Street they saw a large
wedge-shaped craft approaching slowly, at a very low
altitude. It had a bright white light in the center, a
blue light on one side and a red light on the other side.
As they watched, a small conventional airplane flew
diagonally across its path! The wedge-shaped craft veered
south towards White Rock. Total viewing time was at least
White Rock, BC: (10:30 pm)
Sasha and Jennifer were leaving McDonalds, at 152nd Street
and 18th Avenue in White Rock, when Sasha spotted a "HUGE"
boomerang-shaped object slowly approaching at a very low
level. They stopped the car and got out to gaze at it as
it passed silently overhead. It had 6-8 broad beamed
"headlights" flashing on and off, but not sequentially.
The lights were red, green and white. Aliza said it looked
like an "image" in the clear night sky. After 7-8 seconds,
the object disappeared from view in an instant !?!?
three young women were strongly effected by what they saw;
Sasha was crying; Jennifer shook for the next hour; and
Aliza was in a state of shock and slept that night with
the lights on.
White Rock, BC: (10:15 pm)
and a friend were driving south on Highway #99 when they
spotted a "stealth" aircraft stationary about 100 feet
above the trees. The object displayed 4 headlights.
Shortly afterwards they observed a "starburst" in the
clear night sky, the colour being orangey-red. When the
light display faded away, the craft began to slowly move
away. At this point a red and blue flashing light
appeared, one at each wing tip. The highway was being
re-paved and the object had been above the paving crew.
Total viewing time about 3 to 4 minutes.
friend phoned the airport and was told that their radar is
set only to 1000 feet and above, and that they had nothing
to report at this time.
Burnaby, BC: (10:43 pm)
and Leon were on Burnaby Mountain when they spotted a
"massive", long craft below the tops of the trees. It
initially appeared to be stationary, then started moving
slowly, with no discernible noise. The side facing them
(the right side) had a yellow light, a long red light and
a blue/green/gray light. They viewed it for 6 to 8
minutes later it returned, with the light configuration in
reverse, suggesting it had turned around. Sid said, "I was
not a believer before, but I am now!"
Victoria, BC: (8:30 - 9:30 pm)
and his wife were at the gazebo in the University of
Victoria, a favourite viewing spot for them. They were
looking eastward across the Straits of Juan De Fuca,
towards Vancouver, when they saw a bright light, the
colour of fire, indulge in high speed erratic motions.
They watched it for about 8 minutes before it disappeared
into the ocean(?) or landed(?). The light was 1/2 the size
of a dime held at arm's length.
minutes later, another fiery object appeared in the same
spot and "danced" around the sky in an identical manner.
After about 8 minutes, this object also disappeared in a
similar manner. This object appeared to be more of a
little later, a third yellow/gold object appeared and
repeated the antics of the two previous objects. This one
was also around for about 8 minutes before disappearing in
the same spot.
January of 1999, the same couple saw a vertical beam of
lightning(?) appear from the same location and beam
skywards. It was only in view "for a millisecond".
Mud Bay/ Crescent Beach, BC: (8:15 pm)
and his wife were walking along Mud Bay when they saw a 30
to 40 foot long "black thing" with an upright "tail/fin"
travelling through the water "from marker to marker". It
made no sound and left no wake! The man is convinced it
was neither a sea lion or whale. It reminded him of
8:30 pm, they were on the road near "1000 Steps" at
Crescent Beach when they saw up ahead on the road an
orange spot of light about 10 feet in diameter. They could
not tell where the source of the light was coming from. It
went out as suddenly as it appeared. There was no sound.
Richmond: (9:15 pm)
people observed two red objects in the high sky over
Richmond. The objects were seen for a two or three minute
span. They displayed unusual flight patterns in that they
were observed to go from right to left and then reversed
the pattern from left to right. They did not maintain a
consistent light as they blinked randomly without
sequence for the total sighting time.
was in bed when he was awoken "by a noise". Looking
through his window he saw a round yellow flashing light
stationary over the roof of the next door neighbour's
house. After watching it for a few minutes he turned over
and went back to sleep!
Ladner: (2:30 am)
looking out his bedroom window when he viewed a
triangular object in the southwest sky. It was moving
very slowly to the northwest. It would periodically
change position (i.e. - left to right). The lights on
the object were flashing in a rotating manner, and there
was no sound discernible. Jordan estimates that the
craft was at an elevation of 2000 feet. He watched the
object until 4:00 am.
Vancouver: (11:00 pm)
witnesses in Kitsilano watched a very bright white light,
"hard to look at", over the North Shore mountains. Through
binoculars it appeared to be moving slowly, emitting beams
of light. It had a green halo around it, with a red light
below. The total visual effect was very similar to mother
of pearl. It seemed to possess a structure and visibly
pulsated. After watching the light for about 35 minutes it
was eventually lost from sight when it appeared to drop
below the power lines.
light was probably the planet Venus.
Ladner: (9:00 pm)
(14) was playing hockey when he noticed a slowly moving
red light that was flashing in the southern sky. It
would periodically stop, fade away, and then re-appear
in a different part of the sky. No other lights were
visible on or near it. The "object" had no visible
structure and did not seem to emit any sound.
total of 8 people, including adults, observed this light
for a total of 3 hours, from 21:00 to 24:00. During this
time numerous aircraft flew into Vancouver Airport at a
much lower altitude than this object seemed to be. The
witnesses concluded that the very length of the
observation ruled out helicopters and Cessna-type
aircraft, as they felt refueling would have been a major
police spy plane perhaps?
Surrey: (10:00 pm)
man and woman, living in Newton, heard the sound of a
plane overhead. While trying to locate it, the woman
spotted a group of 10 tiny red lights high in the
southwest sky. After a short period of time, they zipped
off to the north and stopped in a "kite formation". She
said that they moved so fast it was hard to keep up with
them visually. After another short period of time they
returned to the original location and proceeded to form
various geometric designs. The lights appeared to be
individual and not attached to a structure. They watched
these gyrations for 20 minutes before the lights
disappeared into the distance. It was their opinion that
the objects/lights were in space. They had not seen
anything unusual before.
was looking towards the south, watching a plane flying
below the clouds, heading west towards the airport.
Suddenly, a silver disc-like object dropped out of the
clouds into a clear blue patch of sky behind the plane
(east of the plane). The object remained stationary
while the plane continued westward. After about 5 – 10
seconds, there was a flash of bright light and the
object was gone. At arm’s length, the object was smaller
than a dime, but still easily discernible as a disc with
light glinting off of it. The "flash" looked similar to
a ship going into warp drive (Star Trek), but
Trail: (7:15 pm)
witnesses observed a disc-shaped craft flying at a high
altitude. The green, blue, red and white lights appeared
to be rotating (or the craft was). The sky was clear, the
moon was visible and no sound was heard. Total viewing
time about 5 minutes.
Tsawassen: (11:00 pm)
witness, Ray, was lying down on the lawn watching the
sky when he suddenly saw two very bright lights that had
a yellowy tinge to them flying parallel to each other.
Ray estimated that they were at around 20-30,000 feet up
and would have to be very large to be seen at that
height. He could hear no accompanying sound. The two
objects were flying on a linear course from east to
west. Suddenly one object shot sideways at a 45 degree
angle then promptly rejoined its partner once more in
its original trajectory. The total observation time was
between 2-3 seconds!
Houston: (HBCC UFO)
A group of snowmobilers on the Telkwa Mountain Range
watched a silver/black disc-shaped object hover in the
distance. It was hard to make out any details, but it
sat and hovered for some time before vanishing
had a daylight mid-day sighting where others saw it too.
This was said to be a Russian satellite and appeared in
the Province paper the next day. Make no mistake this was
nothing worldly. The object was huge and rectangular, not
a flying saucer type. It appeared to come down from the
atmosphere and travel slowly across the sky. I could only
guess how big this object really was as I had crossed the
Atlantic on a ship and know how small objects appear on
the horizon twenty miles as the eye can see. You could
literally see some kind of exhaust trail with asteroids
tumbling within it. There also was a smaller looking craft
following behind but this too appeared enormous also and
shaped like the other object. It was brown in color, no
visible windows, no front nose cone or lights as it was
around 4:00 pm and very clear blue skies. A bus load of
passengers also saw it at the same time as I did walking
up Marmont Street in Coquitlam. I had gone to the corner
store and was walking back home. It stayed in my vision
for 5 minutes before I put my eyes down and started
running home. I wanted my daughter to see it too. But by
the time I got there only a few minutes away it had lifted
up further into the sky and out of our atmosphere. It was
truly astounding. The next day many people reported this
and it was in the Province newspaper. I kept a copy for
many years until it was lost in a move. Please check this
out it was probably 19 years ago. That's my sighting and I
will never forget it. My name is XXXX XXXX and I was 45
years old at the time so 1999.
feel free to contact me if you require a further
description or you locate the newspaper article . I would
love a copy. Can't remember what month it happened but not
Burnaby: (between 8:30 and 9:00 pm)
and a companion were driving south when they observed an
extremely bright white light, stationary in the
southeastern sky. They pulled their vehicle over and
stopped to watch the object. It appeared to be below cloud
level. Over the next 5 minutes the light slowly diminished
in intensity and finally "vanished". Both witnesses
claimed they were familiar with approaching aircraft, and
this was not the case.
Surrey: (between 9:00 and 10:30 pm)
and his wife noticed two "shadow type" lights circling the
sky under the cloud cover. The white, circle-making,
lights continued their gyrations for about 1 1/2 hours.
suspect these lights were spotlights, possibly from the
Colossus theatre in Langley.
Surrey: (9:30 pm)
a man and his wife, and their visitors, watched lights
circling in the sky. (see 6-July-99)
suspect these lights were spotlights, possibly from the
Colossus theatre in Langley.
Tsawassen: (between 9:50 and 10:35 pm)
man, his daughter, and his wife were returning from the
Tsawassen ferry terminal when they noticed a bright light
about "two inches" to the south of Venus (western sky).
They watched it briefly before it vanished.
twenty minutes later, now in Surrey, they spotted two
"stars" circling each other in an "S" pattern. The lights
were in the southwestern sky. After 25 minutes, they
merged and became stationary
Burnaby: (between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm)
resident of a Seniors Care Home was looking out of her
west facing suite when she noticed 3 lights that were
moving quickly in an erratic manner. She watched the
lights for 5 hours! The same thing happened the next night
(13-July). She said: "What's going on, who is doing
suspect these lights were spotlights, possibly from the
Colossus theatre in Langley.
Prince Rupert: (3:45 am)
while working on the highway, watched a satellite-type
light about 15 degrees above the horizon. It was heading
south, towards Kitimat, and being pursued (?) by a jet
Burnaby: (between 1:30 and 2:00 am)
and her boyfriend were watching TV when they noticed
circular blue flashing lights and white rectangular lights
projected onto the living room drapes. Their apartment is
on the second floor and faces Central Park. They assumed a
police car was outside. The boy friend went to the window
but could see nothing to account for the light display. It
lasted about 30 seconds.
Lower Mainland: (01:00 am)
witness observed 3 lights, one behind the other, and
pulsating. The first light was white and the other two
red. They moved towards the ocean, on an E to W flight
path. The lights were the size of a star in the handle of
the Big Dipper constellation.
was possibly an airplane heading for the airport.
S. Burnaby: (00:45 - 1:34 am)
witnesses observed a small pulsating red light slowly
circling the Alex Fraser Bridge. After about 50 minutes it
slowly drifted away. The pulsation rate was 46 cycles per
Delta: (11:08 pm)
was out walking his dog when he observed a big, bright,
yellow light travelling NW to SE. As the light crossed his
line of vision it began to diminish in size down to a
pinhead before completely vanishing from view. The object
had been travelling at the speed of a satellite and was in
view for 6 or 7 seconds.
object was most likely a rotating satellite. Further
observation probably would have seen this object
re-appear, and increase in brightness, further along
its flight path.
Langley: (10:00 pm)
witness, Peter, watched a brilliant white light across the
street from where he was sitting on his porch. "It just
appeared; as large as a garbage can lid." The light/object
moved slowly across the street towards him and out of
sight around the house. He followed. It was hovering over
a hydro pole. As he watched, the light went out. No noise
had been heard emanating from it. Total viewing time was
about 90 seconds.
Delta: (10:45 pm)
July 28, 1999 I was observing the night sky in Delta where
I live. I had seen seven meteors fall and was transfixed
on the night sky. I was looking towards the north east at
Orion's Belt when suddenly I observed a bright orange
flash at approximately 10:45 pm. I continued to observe
the night sky and there was nothing in the area of the
flash after it was gone. I have never seen anything like
this before. At arm's length it appeared to be the size of
a golf ball and very bright in intensity. I am curious as
to what if anything this could have been and if anyone
else saw it."
Saturna Island: (00:30 am)
couple used 15 power binoculars to watch an object move
back and forth/up and down in the northwest sky. It was a
bright white light that flashed red, blue and green. After
1/2 an hour, it slowly moved south towards Bellingham. It
appeared to be round, very high up, and no noise could be
heard. Total viewing time about 1 hour.
of the witnesses is ex-RCMP and is familiar with aircraft,
having worked at the Vancouver Airport.
1999, Sardis, BC: (between 10:00pm – 11:00pm)
witness was driving home, and while parking his car in his
driveway, he stopped to look up at a clear summer night
sky. It was a dark evening, about 1 hour after sunset. The
witness saw a pair of circular orange "fire coloured"
objects travelling northbound in a single file formation.
They were moving quickly, however appeared to be moving
like "an unstable boat". a short distance behind the two
objects, was a smaller white/blue object that was also
following at the same speed, that appeared to be
Pulsating --> *
The sighting lasted for 20 seconds. Objects went out of
sight over the northern horizon.
speaking to the witness, I am surprised by the
similarities of the
10-Dec-2007, Maple Ridge, BC
sighting - in description and
behaviour. Please note, that the Dec 10th sighting
was not published at the time of being contacted by
-Richard T, UFOBC.
Alaska Highway near Stone Mountain Provincial Park, BC:
was traveling from Saskatchewan to his home in Watson
Lake, Yukon. He was traveling along the Alaska Highway in
northeastern BC and wanted to take a break from the long
drive. He pulled into the Stone Mountain Provincial Park
driveway, turned around so that his car was facing north
and back onto the highway. He fell asleep for about 20
minutes. When he awoke he rolled down the window to his
car and lit a cigarette. He looked up at the sky through
the open window when suddenly he saw a bright fiery
red-orange colored ball moving right to left very quickly
(east to west). The object looked close, perhaps 200 to
300 feet (60 to 90 metres) away, and totally silent! He
observed it for less than 5 seconds and then it was gone.
"I made sure I was awake" the man said, "I hadn't been
drinking". "Definitely it was the weirdest sight I ever
The object was about 3 moon diameters wide and the edges
were not well defined. The object left a tail of the same
red-orange color, "like the embers of a campfire". It
traveled at a constant speed. The sighting woke him up
enough that he was able to drive for another hour before
pulling over to the side of the road for the night. The
campsite nearby was full so there may have been other
woman witnessed "groups of stars" that formed and moved
like jellyfish. Viewing conditions were ideal. She is
familiar with constellations but felt these were more
like "life forms". She said there is a copper mine at
Mission: (10:45 pm)
witness, Ray, was observing the night sky when he saw an
object about the size of his thumb nail held at arm's
length. It appeared to be over the mountain behind Ruskin
Dam, about 2 - 3 miles away. It seemed to have red, white
and blue lights revolving around it. He phoned the RCMP
and 2 patrol cars arrived with 4 officers. During the two
hours of observation, there were a total of 12 friends,
relatives and police watching through binoculars. Ray
attempted to take pictures with his new camera, but could
not get it to function properly. The object was still
there when the last witness retired at 00:30.
Chilliwack: (8:45 pm)
witnesses were travelling west on Highway #1 when they
observed a large, intensely bright, orange light
travelling from north to south. They estimated the size of
the object as 300-400 feet long and 200 feet high! The
light acted in a very unusual manner, since it
disappeared, re-appeared and jumped from one position to
the other, before being lost to sight over the Surrey
area. The passenger wished to stop and take a photograph,
but the driver concluded that traffic and location were
not conducive to that request. Total viewing time was 3-5
is possible that this object was a plane reflecting
the light of the setting sun.
Surrey: (2:00 am)
couple stepped outside their home and observed a white
light travelling slowly north to south. It came to a halt
in the eastern sky. No sound was apparent. The "object"
was observed through binoculars for a period of 40
minutes. One of the witnesses said the object appeared to
have two large lights with three perimeter lights, and a
blue light around the middle. One noted oddity was that
the attached(?) lights seemed to circle the larger lights
in a propeller-like motion. The object was still in the
sky when the couple retired for the evening.
Surrey: (12:00 noon)
I was on my balcony enjoying the sunny weather and clear
cloudless skies when I heard a jet approaching off to
the right. We are almost directly beneath a southeastern
approach corridor to Vancouver International Airport. I
looked up to watch the passing commercial passenger jet,
which was heading northwest about a thousand feet or so
above. I suddenly noticed a strange "light", which
seemed to suddenly zip in front of the jet, before
coming to a sudden stop. I thought that the movement
seemed very strange, and continued to watch the light,
but it did not seem to move, or only moved slightly, as
the jet passed by. I believe that the jet was beneath
the light when it passed it."
"I rushed inside to get my binoculars, and when I
returned, the object was still there. I focussed on it
and discovered the object was actually shaped like an
orb, although I seem to recall that it looked slightly
flattened in the vertical dimension. It had a pronounced
metallic lustre. The outer edges had a reddish colour.
The brighter, more reflective centre seemed more like a
silvery gold colour."
It was hard for me to guess at the height of the object,
as I had no real reference point - other than the
passing jet. I reasoned to myself that maybe it was a
type of balloon, even if its initial movement did not
seem to indicate this. The object did not seem to rise,
as you would expect from a balloon. It did start to
move, in a sort of random manner until it was finally
hidden behind a nearby tree and I lost sight of it."
"I probably observed it for a period of about five
Maple Ridge: (7:30 pm)
had been outside watching skydivers with his 7x35
binoculars when he noticed what he thought was a "balloon"
in close proximity to the skydiving aircraft. It was very
high in the sky and appeared to pulsate from gray to
silver. Greg called his wife, Susan, out to view the
object. At times it appeared to be highly reflective. It
remained relatively stationary for the next 30 minutes.
After that the witnesses returned indoors.
Surrey: (11:59 pm)
was looking to the west when he spotted a star(?) that had
multi-coloured lights. It was stationary for 4 minutes
before starting to move in a northerly direction. It was
in view for a total of 12 minutes.
Vancouver: (10:30 pm)
witness was on his way to bed when he spotted some strange
lights near the power lines on Grouse Mountain. He was
aware that the area had no road. The lights were blue,
purple, orange and green, and pulsating. The lights went
up, stopped, then down and sideways - far too fast for a
helicopter. They appeared to be attached to the perimeter
of an object the size of "the roof of a small house". No
accompanying noise was evident. He got his binoculars and
went out onto his deck. By that time the object had moved
to the east side of the mountain. His total viewing time
was about 20 minutes.
witness reported seeing the same, or similar, object on
August 25, 26 and 28. His wife also witnessed the object.
Burnaby: (10:30 pm)
A woman was
out walking her dog when she spotted a triangular
configuration of 3 red lights north over the Lougheed
Highway, travelling in a westerly direction. She claims
to be familiar with conventional aircraft, as her
husband is a commercial jet pilot. She was unable to
detect any accompanying sound. The lights/object was in
view for about 1 minute.
Surrey: (9:30 pm)
woman and her 2 teenage children watched a bright,
pulsating white light high in the night sky, travelling
from north to east at the speed of a satellite. As they
watched, three "sky flashes" caught their attention. This
resulted in the object ascending rapidly and fading from
view. Total viewing time about 2 1/2 minutes. About 30
minutes later it returned, but travelling in the opposite
direction. Viewing time about 2 minutes.
objects viewed were probably satellites.
recently came across your request for possible sightings
of UFO's around Northern Vancouver Island, this came as
a surprise after encountering a strange occurrence about
3 weeks ago in the South West sky above Port Alice.
While working in my backyard I heard the sound of jet
traffic and looked up (as I have been doing for years)
to identify the type of A/C and identified it as a 747.
However, while watching it I observed another object
that at first I thought to be other non-conflicting
traffic heading West above the 747 that was cruising at
I'd say 30,000 to 35,000 feet. As the craft passed I
stayed focused on the other craft to identify it. This
object was positively above the 747 when they crossed
paths and was stationary. I called over to my girlfriend
and she also observed the object. The object was
metallic in nature (silver / reflective) and appeared
round in appearance but I couldn't gauge its size with
no reference other than the 747 that had long passed. At
that time I would say it was about the size of the tail
section. The weather was unlimited at this time. I
watched the object for some 2 - 3 hours on and off and
it didn't appear to move at all, although relocating it
in the sky was painstaking. Eventually I went on with
other things and forgot all about it."
Surrey: (4:30 pm)
driving south on 152nd Street noticed an object in the
southwest sky. It was a round white ball with a tail,
sort of like a comet. He watched it for about 10 minutes
as it sort of "floated" across the sky. Eventually it
just faded away.
Surrey: (10:55 pm)
watched a stationary, small, red, pulsating light in the
northeastern sky for a period of 5 minutes. The sighting
so disturbed the witness that he shook for 30-45
Vancouver: (6:05 am)
saw a brilliant sparkling light "the size of a dime"
(held at arm’s length) in the south-southeast sky.
During the next 20 minutes it went west to east, then
east to west, repeated this pattern, decreased to a
pinpoint, and then reverted to its former size. It was
finally lost to sight above the trees in the distance.
was probably the planet Venus.
Campbell River: (1:45 pm)
was driving 15 kilometres south of Campbell River
Airport when he spotted a turkey vulture in the sky. As
he watched it he suddenly saw, higher up, a very fast
white circular object crossing the sky. He estimated it
might have been at 20,000 feet, or even higher. He had
it in view possibly 25 seconds. He phoned the Campbell
River Airport, but they were unable to offer any
Maple Ridge: (5:30 pm)
Greg, was outside in his yard when he saw a bright
light, "like a light bulb", floating about 100 feet
above a nearby pine tree. When he called to his wife to
look at it, the object took off at a high rate of speed.
It seemed shiny in appearance as it moved away to the
west. Total viewing time was 1 to 2 minutes.
Fromme Mountain, North Vancouver: (00:30 am)
companions had decided to party on Fromme Mountain (just
east of Grouse Mountain). They parked and hiked up for
1-˝ hours to a cabin. They were sitting around with the
ghetto blaster playing when two of the members noticed
flashes of light in amongst the trees. When they turned
off the ghetto blaster, a sound could be heard that
resembled a high-pitched generator. One person, Marc,
walked away from the group about 20 to 30 feet, until he
was underneath the source of the sound, which seemed to
be above the 80 foot pine trees. The noise, which had
now changed to a distinct pulsing, was so intense that
he had to put his hands over his ears. Another companion
later said that the noise seemed to send a "wave"
through his head. The pulsing sound continued for
another 5 -10 seconds, then suddenly stopped. Throughout
the experience, nothing was observed that might have
caused the noise. The total event lasted about 45
remained a further hour before descending the mountain
path and returning home.
Fort Nelson: (11:00 am)
travelling from Fort Nelson B.C. to Ft. St. John B.C. we
had an unexplained sighting. It was Sept. 13/99, around
11a.m. approximately 100 km. out of Ft. Nelson. It was
incredibly clear and sunny!! Just over a bluff we saw a
"mirrored ball" that seemed to be rotating, while
travelling south. The "ball" seemed to be following the
contour of the bluff. Where the edge of the bluff came,
the "ball" disappeared. There are NO airports,
heli-pads, mines, but there are lots of trees. However
the bluff had little vegetation. Of course my wife
pulled the "Scully" routine, while I wanted to leave the
road to investigate. About a week later we were in our
home town of Quesnel, around 1 a.m. while travelling
west, we encountered another sight. It was a large
orange "diamond" that seemed to also be travelling west.
Others in the city also saw it. We were amazed that
nobody seemed to report it to any authority, including
Brewster Lake: (mid-afternoon)
this day my wife Rose and I were fishing at a lake named
Brewster. This lake is located approximately 40 Km.
northwest of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. The
sighting was viewed at mid afternoon on clear day, under
a bright blue sky, no wind. Rose was the first to notice
it and commented to me "Look, what is that?" and pointed
towards the object. I was amazed at what we were
viewing. It was a very large object silently passing
through the sky without any noise at a very fast speed.
When first seen, the object was floating through space
from about center of the lake and moving in a southeast
direction. Its altitude we guessed was 1000 meters, or
similar to what a very high flying aircraft such as a
Cessna plane would fly. We estimate the time for it to
pass from view into the horizon was half a minute. It
had attached a very long floating tail and large body,
the colors for both silver, similar to satellites as
viewed on TV. The shape of the body was conical. The
length of the tail we estimate to be 200 meters, the
body of cylinder 30 meters long and 10 meters wide.
looked like the largest kite we ever seen which would
have taken a DC3 to launch it."
North Vancouver: (10:00 pm)
man and his wife again saw anomalous lights on Grouse
Mountain, on both the east and west side. The lights
were flashing and could easily be seen without
binoculars. They observed then for a good 30 minutes.
This was the fourth time they have seen these lights.
(see 23-Aug-99, North Vancouver)
Kamloops: (10:30 pm)
the northern sky, Mike and 4 friends watched a super
bright red light that would dim, disappear, and then
re-appear. It stopped. Moved very fast. Completed tight
loops. Sometimes a white light could be seen for 10-15
seconds, at which time a jet engine type noise could be
heard. This became apparent on one pass over Mike’s
home. Also, during the time it was stationary, 5-6
"shooting stars" appeared in close proximity to it.
Total observation time was 45 minutes
Nanaimo: (9:10 pm) NAV Canada Report
"OL", "Nanaimo BC"
"RB"," Nav Canada"
"DE","A resident of Nanaimo observed an object looking
north from the 2 o'clock to 10 o'clock position. @ 45
degree angle sweep across 8 miles east to west at
approximately and altitude over 10ô000'. It was whitish
with 3 lights in a triangle. There was 1 object and it
happened in less than 5 seconds.
North Vancouver: (10:36 am) NAV Canada Report
"OL", "North Vancouver BC"
"RB"," Nav Canada"
"DE"," A resident of North Vancouver reported 8-9
objects brightly shining red & blue some with tails
extremely high in sky over North Vancouver looking
towards Horseshoe Bay. NORAD notified.
Sechelt: (around 1:45 am)
witness, Phillip, was with a group of about 12 friends
in the parking lot of a recreation centre in Sechelt
when he was astonished to see a huge white ball pass
silently overhead at about 1500 to 2000 feet. The night
was clear and starlit. The object was in view 3 to 4
seconds and was heading south-southwest. By the time
Phillip called out "What’s that?", the object was gone.
No one else had seen the object and the one witness
suffered much ridicule.
Powell River: (3:33 pm)
woman spotted a strange object approaching from the
northeast. She called her husband’s attention to it. He
watched it through the living room window and said it
looked very much like a Labrador helicopter, minus the
rotors, and appeared banana-shaped. He grabbed his camera
and began video taping it. The weather was clear and the
object was over the water by the wood pulp mill. Going
outside seeking greater clarity he noticed the object was
emitting no sound and had red, yellow and orange lights
underneath. When they first saw the object it was at 2000
feet(?) and came down to around 500 feet. They went into
the house for a minute and when they returned the object
had gone. Total viewing/filming time was about 8 minutes.
Work colleagues have told him they have seen lots of
"weird" stuff over Mt.Washington and Comox, where the
Canadian Air Force have a base.
Vancouver: (5:00 pm)
man and his friend watched an object like a "glider,
minus the wings" high above Grouse and Seymour
Mountains. The "craft" was travelling slowly to the west
and was viewed for 10 minutes. The witness has flown
gliders out of Hope. The sky was clear and viewing
conditions very good.
Mary Island, BC: (8:00 am)
witness, Maurice, saw a grayish, oval object at about
200 feet, travelling south to east. He estimates it was
travelling between 80 and 120 mph. It made no noise. It
was slim and appeared to be pulsating. Total viewing
time about 6 seconds.
Langley: (11:15 pm)
witness went on to her balcony in Walnut Grove and saw a
very "beautiful Christmas ornament" in the sky. It
looked like a golf ball with an inverted "V" on top of
it. The center was red with green and yellow on either
side. The object made no movement for about 3 minutes,
then it flew fast towards North Vancouver. No noise was
Gibsons: (11:00 pm)
man and a woman saw a red light rapidly approach them
from the direction of Sechelt. It was below the tree
level and appeared to be only 4 inches in diameter! It
stopped about 25 feet away and bobbed up and down. The
woman screamed. The man ran to a nearby house. The
occupant came out in time to see the light moving away.
During the short observation, the woman said she felt
"vibrations" in her head.
Surrey: (1:03 pm)
witness was driving south on 156th Street
when he observed a shiny cylinder, low in the southeast
sky, that changed from brilliant to grey to misty. It
then repeated the sequence. He estimated its position as
15 degrees above the horizon. He only watched it for a
short time, as his viewing was frequently obstructed by
trees lining the road.
White Rock: (8:45 pm)
witness was travelling southeast on Highway 99 when she
spotted a "star" in the clear night sky. The object
appeared to drop towards her and then became stationary
and proceeded to pulsate in a red/blue/white sequence.
She pulled her truck off the highway and put on the
emergency flashers. She then noticed that the pulsations
of the object were in sequence with her flashers. After
5 minutes of watching, the witness proceeded to her home
in White Rock. The object seemed to move off and follow
her until she finally entered the underground parking.
Total viewing time was about 15 minutes.
Surrey: (4:00 – 7:30 am)
was in his living room looking east out of the sliding
glass door when he spotted a white light that he
initially thought was an incoming aircraft. Sometime
later he noticed it was still in the east, but slowly
moving south. At 4:50 he started filming it with his
camcorder, and continued until 7:30 when it was no
longer visible through the viewfinder. During the
filming period, the light/object appeared to pulsate and
change shape, at times resembling a "shield", a
"jellyfish" and a "cone". Ray’s wife, Krista, also
observed it for much of this time.
Vancouver: (11:59 pm)
witness was looking north towards the mountains when he
noticed a "quite large" blue fireball travelling from
northwest to southeast. He commented that it was "too
low" and perceived it only briefly.
Burnaby/Coquitlam: (4:25 am)
witness was driving a tow truck east on Highway #1, near
Willingdon, when he spotted a white light to his left
(north). It looked like a "headlight" and seemed to be
about 300 feet in elevation and pacing him. After about
5 minutes the object ejected a silver dot and shot out a
green "finger" that he viewed for about 4 seconds. When
he exited the freeway, just before the Port Mann bridge,
the light crossed in front of him so that it was now on
his right (south). At this point the object seemed to
hide behind a tree and became fainter, as if it was
moving away or dematerializing. Total viewing time about
driver also noted that just before he first saw the
light he also noticed that the surrounding area
(Boundary and Grandview) was in a power blackout. BC
Hydro confirmed to UFO*BC that the power was out in this
area for about 3 hours.
Victoria: (7:55 am)
people watched a very bright object low in the eastern
sky. It was moving very slowly and to the naked eye
appeared to be "out of round". Through a 200 mm
telephoto camera lens, the object appeared to be "tear
drop shaped with two points instead of a rounded head
and a pointed trailing end". Although the sky was clear
and the object was very bright, it did not appear on any
of the 8 pictures taken. After several minutes it
disappeared behind a neighbour’s roof. No stars were
visible, but the planet Venus was seen higher in the sky
to the southeast.
Burnaby: (1:30 pm)
was playing disc golf at Robert Burnaby park in Burnaby,
right near the TCH, when my friend pointed out a
relatively low flying jet. Then I noticed a much smaller
silver object that seemed to be pacing it on the left
side. The object was crystalline in shape, like an
oblong hexagon or octagon tube with a pointed and
multi-faceted ends, kind of like the end of your average
quartz crystal. In a size comparison, if the jet were a
foot long, the object would have been about an inch. The
jet seemed to veer to the right, away from the flying
crystal which seemed to continue more or less straight.
I watched it for 10 or 15 seconds trying to point it out
to my friend. Then, just as he caught eye of it, it sort
of morphed and the next thing we knew, we were seeing it
as a perfect silver sphere, and then a couple of moments
later we realized that there were two of these spheres
reflecting in the bright sunlite. I will attempt to
attach a simple drawing of what we saw. There were no
lights or other distinctive line."
Sechelt: (7:45 am)
witnesses observed a whitish glowing object high in the
southeast sky, moving slowly to the west. When observed
through binoculars, the object appeared to be oblong,
wider than it was high. Total viewing time was about 15
Richmond: (11:45 pm)
witness was heading north on #7 Road when she saw a
bright blue flash over the cranberry fields, about 500
feet away. She saw an object like an upside-down pear
(cut in half), blue for 2/3 its length, and yellow and
thin at the bottom. She watched it for 15-20 seconds
before it began to slowly fade away from the base up.
Her acr was not affected in any way. The sky was clear.
Sechelt: (3:30 am)
witness, Louise, watched, with binoculars, a
crescent-shaped light for half an hour before finally
going to bed. The light was located over Mount Daniel.
Her dog acted in a nervous manner. No discernible noise
could be detected.
Vancouver: (10:40 pm)
man and a woman observed a large white oval object
travelling from east to west above the north shore
mountains. At arm’s length it was about 1 ˝ inches long.
There was a trail of pink and blue sparks trailing from
the larger white light. Total observation was about 5
seconds. The night was clear and there were no
Sechelt: (00:55 am)
35-year-old man spotted a huge UFO over southeast Trail
Island, at a very low altitude. He banged on his
parent’s door and woke them up. They all viewed the
dic-like object for about 1 minute before it began to
move to the southeast towards Vancouver. They estimated
it was 100 feet long, 40 feet high and was about 2
kilometers away. It had red, amber and green lights. The
son said it appeared to have a "tail" when he first saw
it. His viewing time was about 5 minutes.
Sechelt: (2:00 am)
witness awoke from sleep and looked out his bedroom
window to see a big grey saucer in the southwest sky,
over the ocean. There was no detectable noise. He has no
idea as to what alerted him to the object. He then went
back to sleep.
Surrey: (10:10 pm)
witness observed a bright object in the southwest sky,
possibly between Tsawassen and White Rock. It was like a
white sparkler that "jumped" forwards and backwards.
Viewed through binoculars, it appeared diamond-shaped
with red, blue and green lights. The witness is
accustomed to incoming and outgoing aircraft in this
area of the sky, but this was strangely "different".
After about 1 ˝ minutes, the object was lost from view
as it disappeared behind a tree. No noise was heard.
Coquitlam: (8:00 pm)
was travelling east on Lougheed Highway when she noticed
a large yellow/orange light seemingly low on the
horizon. The sky was clear and it was not the full moon
(she checked). Total time of sighting was about 5
Sechelt: (2:00 am)
Jean, woke up to find a bright white light swirling into
the bedroom. She could not detect any sound associated
with the light. It appeared to be coming from the
backyard area of her property. She was not able to wake
her husband. She watched the light until 3:15, when she
got up to fix herself a hot drink. After 35 minutes she
returned to find the light had gone. The dog that
normally sleeps in the bedroom with them was hiding in
the living room.
Sechelt: (7:30 pm)
were on the beach, enjoying a fire when they noticed a
light over Pender Harbour (northwest?). It was amber in
colour but changed to green, then red. At times it
appeared to be sending out rays. It seemed to "hop"
right to left, hover, then swoop downward. In between it
moved slowly. After about 30 to 40 minutes, it was lost
to sight behind some trees. No noise was detectable.
Vancouver: (11:15 pm)
walking her dog in Norquay Park, the witness saw an object
suddenly illuminate itself in the clear night sky. It
seemed to possess inner light and shone like chrome for
about 3 seconds before switching off. "It looked like an
oval hoola hoop with 1/8 missing at the rear." It also
seemed to have a vertical tower attached to one side. At
arm’s length it was about 3 fingers wide. No noise was
detected and the dog was not disturbed.
Garden Bay: (3:30 am)
woke up to find his room illuminated with a bright
orange light! Strangely enough, he turned over and went
right back to sleep. His room looks out onto Mount
Daniel. They don’t live near a highway so it wasn’t a
car headlight. There was no accompanying noise.
Sechelt: (7:15 pm)
man and his wife were driving east when they observed a
diamond-shaped light in the south-southeast sky. The
center was black with 4 clear lights attached. They
witnessed the object for about 5 minutes. When the
couple completed their shopping they looked, but did not
see it again.
Sechelt: (7:00 pm)
witness, Patricia, was driving to a shopping mall when
she saw 2 sets of 3 rectangular lights. One set was just
above the tree line, with the second set higher in the
sky. She does not believe the two sets were attached.
The "objects" may have been over Trail Island. Visually,
each set of lights was 3 inches wide. They were red,
amber and possibly blue, but she is not certain. The
lights were steady in their luminosity and not flashing.
She did not stop the car and had them in view only a
Pemberton: (10:10 pm)
his wife Stacey, their son Arlen, and a neighbour Diana,
were returning from a school function. When they dropped
Diana off at her residence, Arlen spotted a red light in
the sky and asked, "What’s that?" Then they heard a loud
bang, although the sound may not be related to what they
saw. As they continued for a further block they saw an
orange light in the northwest, moving slowly down the
valley. It seemed to stop, then "wander" on again. Its
altitude in the fog-laden valley was estimated between
200 and 500 feet. The 3 witnesses got out of the car and
turned the engine off but were unable to detect any
accompanying noise. They then drove the one further
block home, ran inside and got the binoculars, and saw a
cluster of 4-6 lights in an "X" formation. They
continued watching the object as it rose in height (?)
and faded from view. Total viewing time was about 4
1999-2000? between Prince George & Vancouver, BC:
(early afternoon) HBCC UFO
Brian, "Flying Briefcase" is the best description I can
give of what I saw high above the mountains of British
Columbia. The recent reports of black rectangles that
have been sent in by others have brought this episode
back to mind. I'm not sure, but think it was likely in
December around 1999 or 2000. I could be quite incorrect
on the date. I just know it was a while ago.
I was flying south from Prince George to Victoria as a
passenger on a regular West Jet flight. We left Prince
George in relatively clear sky but as we neared the
Coast Mountains the cloud cover below increased. We were
flying in sunshine well above the clouds, probably at an
altitude of around 30,000 feet.
My seat was near the back of the plane on the right side
and I had my face pressed against the window for most of
the flight. I was watching for any gaps in the clouds
below, so I was looking directly down. We were traveling
in a south west direction so the sun was not shining on
my side of the plane. That is when I saw the "briefcase"
fly past, right below the wing. If it had been much more
underneath the plane it would have been out of my line
I saw it for only a second but the rectangular shape and
black color was very definite against the backdrop of
white clouds below. Instinctively I turned my head
towards the back of the plane where it had disappeared,
but of course saw nothing.
My thought progression went something like this. "Oh,
someone lost a briefcase. A cargo door must be open",
followed by, "Don't be silly, it must have been a very
big bird. Lucky we didn't hit it!", and, "I wish we
could turn around and take another look".
I sat bemused for a while, acknowledging to myself that
I don't think any birds really fly that high and even if
they did, I don't know of any that are shaped like a
rectangle! I knew it wasn't lost luggage. I've already
been on a plane flying out of Prince George that had an
open door in the cargo area. Believe me, we noticed!
I don't know if anyone else saw the shape. The pilots
might have since we flew right over it, but they
certainly weren't going to get on the intercom and say
something like, "Wow! Did any of you see that black
thing we almost hit? I wonder what it was."
Since that time, I've thought periodically about finding
someone who has skills in physics. I certainly don't. I
would like to be able to calculate the size of the
object. I know it was actually much larger than a
briefcase. At the speed we were going, I imagine a
briefcase would have been no more than a quick black
flash, if that. I feel the shape was quite close to the
plane because of the speed as it passed by. I've been in
jets when I've looked out to see other large jets going
the opposite direction not far below us. They are
visible and easily identifiable for a relatively long
As far as I know we were about 30,000 feet and traveling
around 400 mph. I don't know how high the clouds were
but we were well above them. The object was between us
and the clouds.
So my physics question is: assuming the object was
stationary and within a thousand feet of the plane, at
the speed we were going, how big would it need to be to
appear to be the size of a briefcase.
Any help on that? Thanks, Brian.
you to the witness for their report.
Tsawassen: (8:45 pm)
witness, Brice, had just left the Tsawassen Ferry
terminal and was driving north down the causeway. Upon
reaching the new townhouses along the shoreline, a dark
metallic object, with no lights and no detectable shape,
passed over his truck. It was only about 50 feet above
his vehicle, was travelling south to north and was
illuminated by the causeway lights. It was in view only
a few seconds.
Bells Lake: (5:40 pm)
witnesses were outside their cabin smoking when they
noticed 6 – 10 "stars" through breaks in the clouds.
They only saw these lights for a few seconds, but they
appeared to be moving. Shortly afterwards, they watched
30 – 40 small lights flying under and over the clouds
for a period of 25 minutes. These "objects" were
travelling on a south to north path and moving at a
steady speed. During this period a "plane" flew between
these lights. It looked like a "stretched plate", with a
flashing yellow light and an illuminated rear section.
The two witnesses could hear engine noises.
one witness, Joe, is an amateur astronomer and during
this sighting used his 6 inch reflective telescope to
view the objects. They also used binoculars. While
watching the star-like objects they noticed a humming
Alaska Highway, BC: (7:00-8:00 pm)
schoolteacher was driving back to the community of Watson
Lake, Yukon after spending the day at the Liard River
Hotsprings in northern BC. On board her vehicle were her 3
sons and two additional children. They were nearing the
area known as Cranberry Rapids, just before the Village of
Fireside, when directly ahead of them they observed a
bright green ball of light descending rapidly downward
from the 11 O'clock position to the 5 O'clock position.
When asked more about the color, the women replied "like
the color of lettuce". The object travelled in a straight
line and was visible for 1 to 2 seconds. It was difficult
to tell if the object hit the ground or if it went behind
the horizon. "It was so cool," she added. Four of the six
people in the vehicle were looking out the front
windshield at the time to notice the light.
Aldergrove: (2:00 am)
woman looked out her window and saw a stationary object in
the sky. It had blue and red flashing lights. She watched
it for several minutes before returning to bed. The sky
was clear and she heard no sound.