UFO SIGHTING REPORTS FROM 2018

UPDATED - February 6th, 2019

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.

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.

Another Witness Responds:

Hello, I was browsing your site of the recent sightings and have input into one of them! Attached is a screenshot of the one i'd like to add a response to. (23-Jan-2018, Trail, BC)

The night that this person saw the flashes is the night that two to three transformers along Bay Avenue and Groutage Avenue blew. I know because i was standing between two of them. The one by the new library in Trail blew first, which caused the second one to go, and then the third one. The light was bright enough to make it seem like daylight- and the gulch being on Cominco's power grid was uneffected. I have no doubt that this event is exactly what they'd witnessed.

The heavy and super wet snow had proven to be too much for the line by the new library and so it blew. I was standing right under the powerline too, so that shit was scary.

UFO*BC Responds:

Thanks Dani – I appreciate very much the update and we’ll be sure to add this explanation to the report. The witness seemed to think that it was electrical in nature as well, but it is always nice to have independent collaboration.

Thanks again,
Richard

Original Witness Responds:

I recently saw the update to my January 23 sighting. I appreciate that your correspondent is trying to help, but the power transformer problems do not account for what we experienced.

To begin with, power outages did not occur in the city until approximately 11 p.m. Our experience began at about 9:30.

Bay Avenue and Groutage Avenue are far from Rossland Avenue, 1.5 km from our location with a substantial hill in-between.

Bay and Groutage are southeast of our location, whereas the light(s) entered our windows from the northwest and southwest and illuminated horizontal surfaces (bathroom floor and bed). The light(s) very definitely originated from a high point source and repeatedly moved in a sweeping motion, whereas any electrical arcing from the sources of the power outages would at best have caused a dim, diffuse illumination of the low clouds from the southeast. As our kitchen and living room have large windows facing southeast, we almost certainly would have seen any of that light if it had been bright enough to be seen from our location. (I once witnessed the power transformer on the power pole directly behind my house blow up. It definitely is bright, but it does not produce the kind of light I saw in January.)

Lastly, there is the sound that frightened our neighbour. She described it as directly overhead. Possibly it might have been a UAV (drone), and that thought had occurred to me, but I really can't see anyone taking such a device out in the kind of weather we had that night. Moreover, the neighbour mimicked the sound (as opposed to describing it in words), and it was not at all UAV-like. At the time, she seemed to be describing a sound that I had heard once before in my life (see http://www.ufobc.ca/History/1960/edge_v2.htm), which occurred less than 1 km away. Honestly, it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up when our neighbour made that sound.

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.

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.

Qualicum 1 UFO


Qualicum 2 UFO

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.

Judge's 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. 

27-Feb-2018, Vancouver, BC:

I am sending some photos for you to examine. These were taken on Feb. 27th from a Vancouver office tower in the downtown core.

It looks interesting and I have no idea what they could be. Perhaps photo enhancements might help you out but I wanted to forward these along regardless. They were taken with cellphone so the quality is mediocre at best. However what is interesting is that they did change position and appear to be doing a fly by of the area. I am attaching  the originals as well as the cropped so you can see what I am referring to. Three unidentified objects appear in the sky.


Vancouver ufo
Vancouver ufo
Vancouver ufo


UFO*BC NOTE:

My first thought was that the white objects were sea gulls, a common site in Vancouver, but closer inspection didn't show any of the signs of birds in flight. My partner, Martin, suggested they could be reflections of recessed ceiling lights in the room behind the photographer. The distortion of the images could possibly be caused by by the window slightly vibrating in the wind (note the flags). The photographer went back to the room where the photos were taken and could find no ceiling lights that could have caused reflections. She also took a few more pictures, at the same time of day, and standing in the same spot, but no lights were apparent in the new photos - see below.

For now, still a mystery!

Dave
UFO*BC

nolights1
nolights2

8-Mar-2018, Surrey, BC: (7:25 pm)

At 725pm March 8 2018 a orangey/red glowing orb passed by my condo window it was big enough for me and my buddy watching tv to catch our eyes, we tried to rule out everything shooting star, drone, laser pointer nope the way it flew and how it maneuvered at those speeds appeared to be going 4x speed of a plane but slow enough to capture its movement. It went 2km fast with a slow slightly rounding drop then totally dropped straight down .5 km then resumed full speed ... it looked like the size of a golf ball if you held it 10ft away but it was flying approx 5 km away and 5km up.  It was in the fleetwood region of surrey bc.

Was very very strange, strange enough to email some random local ufo website. And I’m a realist needing proof of anything to believe it, but I went over all the possibilities.

I know what I saw and that was a muthafuckin alien ship.

15-Mar-2018, Abbotsford, BC: (8:40 pm)

I'm not quite sure what I saw to be honest. I am a skeptic when it comes to things like this...

On March 15, 2018 approximately 8:40 pm I was driving west on Huntingdon Rd in Abbotsford (with another person). It was already dark outside. In the distance it looked as though there was a plane ahead and it didn't really draw any attention until minutes later... as I continued driving it looked as though the plane was flying rather low and also slow. It was hard to tell really as the distance seemed deceiving in the dark ... As we were driving we both realized that this was not a low flying airplane in the distance. It was not a plane at all. It was some sort of air craft but definitely not an airplane or a drone. It wasn't moving but it was hovering or rather stationary in the sky above the road I was driving on. I drove directly beneath it, whatever this thing was. It was completely black ... with red and green lights that  blinked as would an airplane flying through the night sky. I couldn't hear any sounds coming from it until we were directly beneath it, then I could hear the sound of some kind of engine. It hovered just above the power lines (with regard to distance). The width of it was approximately the same width as the road I was on. From what I could see when driving beneath it there were some kind of strips of material or something I don't know how to describe it. I slowed as I was driving beneath it and was kind of freaked out a bit too to be honest. I was telling the passenger to take my phone and take pics but the craft being behind us now so I did a U turn when I got up the hill and tried to drive fast to where it was but it was gone. It was only seconds before it was just a dot. I stopped and I did try to video it, but the quality is poor and it just looks like a dot moving in the dark sky. I am a skeptic and really am unsure what to think. I just know it was not a drone. I tried to look up sightings for this area but there were no others from what I could tell as I don't really know where one would look to find out... there was a sighting in Ontario where they saw something almost exactly the same about a day apart.

I'm curious now.

UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you for the report.

I too am not sure what you may have seen. Could you possibly draw the object for us?

I am trying to determine how far off the ground it was, and how large it appeared – you mentioned the width of the road – how large would you say that was?

Thanks, and looking forward to hearing from you,

Regards
Richard

Witness Responds:

I attempted to draw it. Sorry it looks like an elementary child's drawing! It was way more dimensional than the drawing. It wasn't a flat surface - indentations between the lights. And on top, the lights were a little less centered, more negative space between the lights, because from a distance it deceptively had the look of airplane lights. It wasn't triangular, more rectangular. There's an airport a couple/few miles from this area it was at, so it's not too bizarre to see low elevated lights etc., because one would assume it's airport related. But I literally didn't make it out until I was right there... Cause it wasn't moving and my eyes were first on the lights until I saw the entire machine. It was not a drone for certain.

not a plane


22-Mar-2018, Port Coquitlam, BC: (11:45 pm)

I was driving home after work on the night of Thursday March 22 2018 at 1145pm. I had just passed Shaughnessy Street and noticed a rather large aircraft that was very low and heading towards citadel heights. To me it looked like it was going down or crashing then as it went up it came back down like a roller coaster would do if going forward then backwards. As I got closer this object was a large rectangle like with lights in the front and underneath and kinda had a hum to it. I just said what the heck is that to myself. It then moved across the water rather low back towards the bridge westbound. This was not a helicopter or plane like I said it was more like a large rectangle and I mean large. I saw a similar sighting in Abbotsford a week ago its pretty much the same. I did get to the next pull off to take a picture or video but it was now too far away.

1-Apr-2018, Surrey, BC:

Tonight driving home from Langley to Vancouver after visiting with my mom. Its just after midnight. On hwy 1 heading towards Port Mann bridge. Just passed 176 exit. I see in the distance (closer to the Guildford I think it's 152nd st exit) what at first I thought was a low flying plane. Then realized quickly it was not. It crossed over the highway left to right or east to west. Then stopped. Hovered for a bit and crossed back over and hovered again. I could now see it is a ball of flashing red white light. With some green. Kind of like a green aura. Then it started to flying towards my direction and I actually started to freak out that I was going to drive underneath this thing. I didn't know what the heck was gonna happen. So I slowed down. Then it started to pull away and fly more along side me. Now I'm right close to getting on Port Mann Bridge and it went left of the bridge or just a bit east hovering over the area of houses that overlook the bridge and Fraser River. It just stayed there. Didn't move. I kept driving and was too freaked out to turn around and see. This is not the first time I've seen things like this in BC. But this was the closest I ever got and yea I got spooked. Had I not been alone I'd likely have had the balls to turn a round and see what the heck it was. Wondering if anyone else saw this? There are lots of house in the area that it stopped and hovered over. Not sure how everyone didn't see this that was driving. But I appeared to be the only person slowing down on freeway to look.

3-Apr-2018, Vancouver, BC: (9:54 pm)

Hi, this happened on 3/4/18 at 21:54 looking north of Vancouver, BC. Hovering over MT Seymour, swiping through the cloud 4 orange formation lights moving individually, southwest over the bay until all UFOs faded slowly into the cloud. A second group of lights, 3 orange, same size and colour as prior, appeared within seconds of the first group hiding into the cloud. This lasted about 2 minutes or less. Two groups totalling 7 lights. The formations were slow to move it seemed from my perspective, they were heading west/north once they hover over the bay or inlet.

3-May-2018, Surrey, BC: (8:30 pm)

So last night I was walking with my daughter (May 3, 2018). I can't remember the exact time, but probably around 8:30. The night sky in our area was very clear with now clouds impeding any visibility and there was still a lot of daylight.

The path over our home is the path that planes take towards YVR so it has a lot of planes going overhead, and Langley airport is nearby for smaller aircraft.

I must start by saying that I have an engineering degree and I am a very technical person. I know what drones are, I know the speed and height jet aircraft and small aircraft fly at.

So, as I was walking, I looked up and travelling in a western direction towards YVR, I saw a Greenish aura lit object travelling towards us. It caught my attention as it was moving extremely fast, almost as fast as a fighter jet, and I told my daughter to look as we don't see fighter jets often. Last one I saw fly over was years and years ago.  We watched as it must have travelled over 20 kms in smooth non-accelerating fast speed. When it got over us, I had a feeling it wasn't a fighter jet as it suddenly stopped and literally disappeared. There was no sound of jet engines, motors or any kind of hypersonic explosion. Just quietly disappeared so quickly, it unhinged me. It travelled too far to be a drone, it was too quiet to be a jet, and it flew a lot lower like a Cessna, but no sound and the speed and disappearance was mind boggling. The green aura wasn't flashing it was consistent, which was odd.

It was no plane. I have no explanation for it. The engineer in me won't accept it being anything other than military, but no tech exists for it to disappear like this. No sound. No object visible afterwards. It was a super clear sky and still lit.

Has anyone else reported this? It disappeared somewhere near no15 hwy and the transcanada no1. highway intersection in Surrey, BC.

3-May-2018, Coquitlam, BC: (8:30 pm)

At around 8:30 p.m. this evening (May 3, 2018) I was standing next to my vehicle in the parking lot of the Staples outlet on Seguin Drive in Coquitlam. I was facing east-northeast, looking toward the nearby Great Canadian Superstore. The sun had just gone down but there was still plenty of daylight. Suddenly my attention was drawn to a fast-moving bright, white light traveling from east to west above the Superstore. As I looked more closely, I could see that the light formed the thicker part of a teardrop-shaped object, with the thin end trailing behind. I could detect no sound at all from this object. Within a few seconds it had reached a point due north of my position. I could see quite clearly that it was not a conventional aircraft, and it was not a drone. As the thought "UFO" formed in my mind, the light and the object suddenly shrank in size to nothing and completely vanished, right in mid-air. I wondered if the object had turned north and flown directly away from me at high speed, but when I replayed the image in my mind I realized that it had just shrunk quickly to nothing. I stayed at my vehicle for several minutes scanning the sky for any further sight of it, but it did not reappear. It was a flying object, and I have no idea what it was. By definition -- a UFO.

23-May-2018, Nanaimo, BC: (10:45 pm)

Last night around 10:45 pm I was sitting outside having a fire. I looked up at the sky and suddenly appearing out of nowhere a ball of light was streaming along the sky towards I guess . . . earth . . . looked more like towards my house lol. Anyway there was another behind it. They both flew towards "my house" then proceeded to slow down as they went past, then flew away up into the sky pretty fast until I could no longer see them. The weird thing is, the street lights in front of my house as well as my neighbor's went out for about a minute or so then turned on again. Not only that ... dogs were barking, more so than usual?? Or maybe it was my mind playing tricks. I have no idea what I saw!! All I know is that I cannot explain it. Never seen anything like that before!!!

1-Jun-2018, Nelson, BC: (6:30 pm)

Hi. I just experienced a strange weather phenomenon above Nelson BC. On June the 1st 2018 at around 6:30pm I was visiting a friend near Nelson BC when I noticed a ray of light starting from highway 6 east and stopping just above Nelson. The ray of light was perfectly straight (resembling a comet trail) but the strange thing was the ray had a rainbow at the end of it?  Then it just stopped without continuing past the rainbow. It lasted about 10 to 15 minutes I had only managed to get a few seconds of video but glad I did. Natural phenomenon, UFO, Paranormal, or Mythos?

Rainbow


23-Jun-2018, Kamloops, BC: (6:40 to 6:45 pm)

Yesterday, Saturday, June 23 I saw an object in the sky from 6:40 to 6:45. Driving West on Ord Road, Kamloops BC, near Cinnamon Ridge. It was at first oblong and shining very brightly in the sun,  pulsing a bit at times, until very clearly turning from a long and skinny disc shape to perfectly circular. It changed size from large to smaller and back to larger before turning back to an oblong shape again. It pulsed a bit more, shining so brightly in the sunny sky, and then back again to a perfect circle, at which point, I started to record this sighting. While it was oblong the shape was not totally opaque, but the center top area was sometimes clear in an oval as it shimmered about and pulsed. When I got out of the truck to get a better look, it had disappeared.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=inmrgoVgxb4

16-Jun-2018, Saanich, BC: (noon)

CADBORO BAY BEACH, SAANICH B C  JUNE 16 2018 NOON.

D 850 NIKON 1/320 SEC 35 MM LENS.

THE OBJECT IN THE SKY IS BLURRED, SO IT HAS TO BE MOVING.

I WAS PHOTOGRAPHING THE BEACH SCENE, AND NOTICED THE OBJECT IN THE SKY IN THE PHOTO LATER ON.

BEST REGARDS

UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you for the photograph. Although the shape is quite reminiscent of the classical UFO/Saucer, I am sorry to say that given the motion blur, it is likely a bug at very close proximity to the lens.

These types of photographs are very common - people take a photo and only after looking at it after the fact, do they see a blurry shape. The bug went by the camera too fast for our eyes to perceive, but not too fast for the shutter to pickup.

Thanks for the photo none the less!!

Cheers
Richard

BugBug2

8-July-2018, Pritchard, BC: (10:28 am)

Good morning,

I have just come inside from a sighting that has taken place this morning. It is 10:28 am Sunday July the 8th, 2018. My name is Paul Xxxxx and I live in Pritchard B.C. The time of the initial sighting was around 10:20 am on the same date.

Scenario...…

I was sitting on our deck outside facing South. I was watching our neighbor rake his hay field and more so I was watching the Birds chasing the mice and what not, that that process reveals.

I was following a Vulture, while looking through our binoculars, when all of a sudden a bright white dot appeared in the background. My initial thought was that it was somehow a planet or star, but quickly dismissed that. Then I figured that it was a plane flying at a very high altitude. I no longer was following the bird, but became focused on the white light. I wanted to see if the object was in fact moving, thus maybe confirming that it was a plane, after all, and not a star or planet.

The object was in fact moving as I had to continuously adjust my viewing angle.... So then I was on the idea that, yes, this must be a plane flying at a very high altitude, because I could not make out any distinctive shape; it looked "spherical". I would have let this sighting end right there except for the fact that suddenly this object completely changed direction, in a fraction of a second. I would have to say about 145-165 degrees; not a complete 180, but very, very close.

The speed of the object stayed constant through out the entire sighting. The initial direction of the object was from the North East heading towards South West, then after the direction change, the direction was towards the North East. I watched the object through the binoculars until I finally lost sight of it.

The whole encounter lasted approximately (5) five to (7) seven minutes.

Additional information....

I quickly did a visual check to see if I could see this object with the naked eye, and I could not see it. The total coverage of the sky was from 12 O'clock to 3 O'clock to 9 O'clock, on  vertical  axis.

Thank you for taking this information.

21-July-2018, Cloverdale, BC: (10:00 pm)

Hi there.

I live in Cloverdale and this whole last week I kept seeing a strange yellow light in the sky. Last night at 10pm I decided to take pictures. The light was not there. I awoke at midnight for a restroom break and there it was. I took the attached pics. It moves around and changed shape.

I have never been one to believe ufo's but this has me wondering.... Please let me know if others have reported the same?

Thanks.

Light1
Light2

UFO*BC Responds:

To better understand what you may have caught on camera, can you please let us know what direction you were facing and how far off the horizon the object was? Also was it at exactly midnight or just roughly. Did the object move around in the sky? Was it stationary? If it did move, what type of movement, and which direction or apparent speed?

Thanks
Richard

Witness Responds:

Hi Richard,

I watched it in the south position. How high is hard to tell...mmmm...top of tree lines5-6 blocks away. All week it usually appeared around 10-10:30. Last night it wasn't there at that time but was at midnight?? Yes definitely moves up and down. Not seen by eye but on zoom of camera.

UFO*BC Responds:

Thanks.

Given that it is a repeating event, in my experience that indicated that there is a ‘normal’ explanation for it. In fact at that time of the evening looking south is Antares (this is a view from the night sky here in Vancouver at 10:30pm)

Antares

It is one of the brightest stars in the night sky: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antares
 
Given that you only saw the movement with the camera zoom, that can be explained by movement of your hand holding the camera – tiny motion of the hand will appear larger in the camera due to the zoom.
 
So although I cannot be 100% sure, I am 99.9% sure that you are enjoying a view of Antares. Of course, part of our methods is to first attempt a standard explanation. From the balance of probability, we’ve found that if a sighting ‘repeats’ itself it is almost always a natural phenomena. Of course I’m not saying what you are seeing is definitely a star, but that is the easiest and likely explanation.
 
Keep us updates as to any further sightings.
 
Thank-you,
Richard

22-July-2018, Nanaimo, BC:

Hello,

I took this photo back on July 22 in Nanaimo. The photo isn’t exactly exciting but it was a unusual sighting. I will relate below.

Neck Point , Nanaimo BC, 6pm July 22

I went to the park around 6pm with my friend and her little guy. We were at Neck Point facing northwest. As my friends little guy was running on the beach he called to me and pointed at the sky. We could see something falling with a contrail in what looked like a northern direction.

The object was clear to the naked eye, very far away possibly Comox Valley, slow moving and had a clear contrail or vapour trail stretching far. I looked through my binoculars and could see what looked like fragments coming off and a darker contrail. After a few minutes my friend and I began to think this was a very large meteor that had not broken up. Our total observation was about 10mins at which point it was no longer visible.

I have see more convincing oddities but this looked like a object entering the atmosphere. We ruled out a plane reflection as we both saw what looked like a smouldering object. The trajectory looked downward and we both saw pieces. Illumination was also steady. The photo was taken on my cell phone so very little detail but you can see the white object in the center.

Maybe someone else saw this as well. Thanks.

Neck Point

UFO*BC Responds:

The photo is a very nice one - but I'm afraid it doesn't show anything unusual. Sunset does a very strange thing to aerial objects: since the sun is still fully visible the higher you are (like an aircraft's altitude) they will often appear as very bright during a sunset. This is due to the sun being at full strength at the height of the aircraft, and not down at ground level.

The sighting you reported is exactly that, the aircraft and contrail being lit up by the sun as it appeared to be setting at sea level. So sadly not a UFO of any sort, but a lovely picture none the less.

Thank-you for the report!

Richard
UFO*BC

23-July-2018, Vancouver, BC:

I keep seeing the exact same lights hovering over the south of Vancouver which appears to be over Whiterock. One of the lights doesn't move, but the other two move around and then they disappear. Only one light stays,but, it doesn't seem to move. I've been seeing this for about a week now. No one seems to talk about it over social media or the news. (I've been looking) ... What is it?... The lights are always in the same formation every night.

8-Aug-2018, Richmond, BC: (2 am)

The night of Aug 7 (early morning aug 8) around 2 am I saw something that I thought was a star at first and then realized it’s too bright and yellow to be a star, so I thought it was a far away plane because it was so high in the sky, then I realized it was just hovering up and down but not flying like a plane.

I saw it again the following night around 1 am, but it looked a little more left from where it was  the previous night,

I live in RICHMOND BC, just east of the airport. And I was looking south when I saw it

27-Aug-2018, Vancouver, BC: (9 - 10 pm)

I was having a smoke on the balcony of my apartment. I have a clear view of west Vancouver from my place. From my balcony I can see commercial planes flying to YVR. I always enjoyed watching planes flying to and from the YVR airport from my balcony. On this night I noticed an aircraft with a bright red light flying in the direction of south UBC. It was flying with a very high speed. Since I am familiar with watching commercial airplanes I noticed that this aircraft was flying with a much higher speed. At this point I thought it was some sort of airplane, because airplanes usually have a red light as well. Only difference was that this aircraft didn’t have a blinking red light, the red light was not blinking but continuously burning. The aircraft flew over from my location, Joyce Collingwood to UBC or passed UBC in just seconds, at least 10 seconds or less. Above UBC the aircraft just stopped, and then it flew back and forth between north and south with increasing speed. Especially the increasing speed was remarkable. I could see it speeding up to very high speeds. Way faster than commercial planes. I do see commercial planes at the same position as this aircraft all the time, but this was nothing compared to them. After speeding up, it would just stop abruptly and fly in the opposite direction right away. I have never seen any airplanes doing this, so I went back inside to grab my binoculars to have a closer look. When I came back on the balcony the aircraft has disappeared. I haven't done that much research yet, but after googling I noticed a video on from CTV news of Vancouver Island on April 2015. This video is quite similar with the red light. In the video they think it is a drone, but its certainly not a drone since it flew many kilometers in just seconds. I don’t think drones can do this.

1-Sep-2018, Logan Lake, BC:

Logan lake BC, traveling in an RV at night around Sep1st 2018. Saw a white light that looked like a V-shaped object, thought it was maybe a drone with a light on. It traveled over fields and just above tree height but as we drove around the bend towards Logan Lake the object stayed in view and must have traveled at least 2km alongside us and keeping up the same speed (approx 60km/hr) for a good few minutes over trees and fields until it went out of view continuing to travel very fast. If it was a drone I have no idea how someone managed to keep track of where it was and why it seemingly followed alongside us for multiple minutes.

26-Sep-2018, Victoria, BC: (9:10 pm)

I must report a ufo sighting only a few minutes ago at exactly our time 9:10 or 9:11. Tonight. It Was A very large wide triangle fairly short body single flying wing looking craft, it had at least 3 pot light looking lights on the under side of the port and starboard underside. It looked like it was coming out of cloak or it just flew out of a cloud, I watched very carefully as the city lights of Victoria, BC lit up a reflection of the underside of this craft. It was clear for 3 seconds but it seemed like an eternity. It seemed to be gliding but still having perfect control. It came out of cloak or a cloud moving slowly across a post full moon sky visible 3 seconds and disappear gently into cloak or a cloud again into a black sky. Absolutely no engine noise and slow and steady. I phoned the Saanich police department immediately and gave my report and they said it was the first one? So that's it. Thanks.

29-Sep-2018, Burnaby, BC: (6:45 pm)

Recently witnessed a daytime sighting and managed to get approximately 11 min of video on my phone. At one point in the video, a passenger jet flies within several hundred feet of it. I will try to email you a short clip of the sighting.

UFO*BC Responds:

I apologize! I just noticed that we had not posted your sighting or video. I would like to post it now, but would like a bit more information.

On what date did you have the sighting? You originally emailed us on Oct 1, and said that you had seen it “recently”. What city/location did the sighting take place? Any other information? Any sounds? What alerted you to the object in the first place? How many people witnessed it?

Thank you.

Dave
UFO*BC

Witness Responds:

The date of the sighting was September 29 at approximately 6:45 pm. The object slowly came in from the west, hovered above us for a while. Then slowly went back out west the same way it came from. Made no noise that we could hear. Hope you got the clip of the jet passing by it. The object was definitely above the plane giving us some scale as to the size. Too large for a drone in my opinion.

Forgot to mention the sighting took place in Burnaby British Columbia.


6-Oct-2018, Osoyoos, BC:

I saw this in Osoyoos October 06/18 at around 12 pm.  I was looking up and spotted a rather slow moving object that appeared as a long rectangle. It had no sound and kept a steady pace.
If you zoom in on it, notice the symmetry of the body and a middle portion as the view increases.


8-Oct-2018, Surrey, BC:

I was outside early the other morning and I saw what I thought was a remote helicopter.  Then 3 more followed behind.  The first one and two of the three that followed appeared to have made it to the ground while the last one started to go back up.  I was showing my kids and we zoomed in and it appears to separate and go back together, there are also weird red beams that appear that I couldn't see as far as I recall.  Curious if you have seen or heard of of anyone experiencing these before.  I have been experiencing some weird things lately and I'm not sure what to think of this.  They were pretty smooth flying in not all jerky that was me.

26-Oct-2018, Surrey, BC: (8:45 pm)

I'm living in downtown Surrey, BC right now and about 8:45 PM I was on my patio when I faintly heard something cutting through the air. I looked up and I couldn't make sense of what it was I was seeing; at first my honest thought was, "is that a dragon?" as it didn't hold a straight solid shape and was vary long and  didn't look too wide in the body. It kind of looked like a long drawn out S. There was absolutely no sound to it and held the shape and kind of banked to the left a bit and just disappeared into the night sky. There were no lights on it at all and if it wasn't for the moon being out I don't think I would have seen it at all and that might explain the shape as I might have only been seeing a bit of a reflection of the craft. I'm living in a 19 story building and there's a construction crane across the street which I'm guessing is about 400 to 450 feet up and it was probably about 50 feet above that. I have no explanation of exactly what I have just seen. Although I did read about the sighting in September in Victoria and it sounds pretty similar to me. Thanks.

Nov-2018?, Surrey, BC:

Hi there,

I recently came across your website and saw that a few people had reported sightings that were a couple of years old so I thought I’d send along the two that I have had here in Surrey, BC.

A couple years ago [2017?] I was standing in my driveway with my neighbour as we were about to walk her dogs at the local school yard at the end of our street. While on walks with the dogs previously, I’d been talking about my recent fascination with UFO research and was constantly looking into the sky at night to see if I could see anything, which I never did. On this night as we were preparing to begin our walk with the dogs, my neighbour was giving me the gears about my interest in UFO’s, in a good natured way. As I looked to the northeast in the sky I saw a bank of lights that were gliding across the sky toward us. It seemed quite low and was not the typical flight movement of a plane. We are on the trajectory for planes to land at YVR and we see planes on particular days all day long and into the evening. This was not a plane. As it glided over us I could see that it was a round bank of lights and it glided over us without making a sound. I can’t remember how large it was but it was a circle. My neighbour and I both watched it glide past us and as it moved away from us it struck me that it looked exactly the same leaving as it did coming toward us. That is what caught my attention after it left. I felt that it kind of put me into some kind of mild trance-like state as we both just stood there with this bewildered look on our faces. As we began our walk with the dogs neither of us said anything for about 10 minutes until I said “what the heck was that?”. My neighbour said “I have no idea but I’ve been wondering the same thing for the past 10 minutes”. I have no idea what it was but I’m convinced it was not anything like a plane or helicopter or any other of the usual airborne vehicles that regularly pass overhead.

The second sighting came just a few months ago [Nov 2018?] as I was sitting at a patio table that is in my front driveway with my Mother. It was broad daylight and all of a sudden I saw a very bright light in the sky, moving toward us from a fair distance. I said to my Mother, “What in the heck is that?” As I said that, my Mother looked up at it and as she did, it accelerated to a high speed, got really wide and a blackish grey type circle seemed to explode within it’s centre and it disappeared! As it disappeared I said “Where did it go?” and my Mother said “It probably went behind the tree.”. There is a tree that  is across the street in the neighbour's yard which is tall and when looking at the sky it extends into the skyline. As it approached it sped up and when it hit the tree line from the top of the tree it just disappeared. I said, "If it went behind the tree top then where is it now?" It should be visible as the tree is a very leafy tree and you can see the skyline through the leaves. It didn’t come out the other side. It just literally disappeared.

Those are my two sightings. They have both left me wondering what the heck they were. I know they were not planes or anything I’d ever seen.

Nov-2018, Surrey, BC: (8:45 pm)

Hi. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not a skeptic, but I'm also logical and have some knowledge of what may or may not be up in the sky. I'll start by saying I don't know what I saw but each time I do witness a light phenomena in the sky it is traveling the same way or at least along the same line. So this time I saw three orange lights in line traveling very slowly towards Vancouver, so east to west. I watched this through binoculars for about 90 seconds at which time it was too hard to see. I then saw a super quick bright orange meteorite or "shooting star" moving so quick. I've seen shooting stars before but this seemed quicker. Anyway, I don't need to get any reply but I just wanted to report what I saw. Thanks for doing a great job guys. I appreciate the work you do thank you!

6-Nov-2018, Langley, BC: (about 11 pm)

Hello UFOBC,

Last night Tues Nov 6, 2018 I was on my back porch in Langley looking southeast to the sky. It was about 11pm but don’t know the exact time. I made out of the corner of my eye three bright lights, 2 at back and one further up to the front 25% longer than the width. The object was very high in the atmosphere, perhaps much higher than a jet. There was also a single light trailing on its right side close but a bit further back.  (See diagram - d shows direction).

                    O

d   >                                                   O

d   >
                     O



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The lights travelled the entire arc of the sky maybe 75 times the speed of a commercial airliner but don’t know altitude. There was some cloud so they went from faint to very bright overhead.  Absolutely no audible sounds.

I thought fighter jets, but the spacing was perfect and it was eerie.

Just thought I’d put this in as it was something definitely unidentifiable by me.

Has anyone else seen this?

John

9-Nov-2018, Sea Island, BC: (about 2 pm)

My older brother (63), and I (48) were walking back from the end of the out pipe at Iona Park Friday Nov. 9th about 2pm at about the 2 kilometer mark. Walking towards the road we both heard a motorized sound flying towards us from behind. We both said, "plane coming again". But, the noise was quite lower and as it was just above us, we both looked up and behind. We saw nothing.
But, now the energy flow was evident. Not a wind or something. But, definitely hear a whooshing, wailing sound that hovers above us. Definitely rotating clockwise for 2 or 3 minutes.

I was looking, concentrating on seeing something that obviously sounds like it was fairly large, rotating, hovering twenty feet above us. No gusts, no temperature change, no ripples in the air. But, an energy definitely from above. Then, it left. We could hear it leave straight in front us. You could hear it still 500 meters away.

We were in awe.

10-Nov-2018, Stave Lake, Mission, BC: (around 8 pm)

My boyfriend and I went out to Stave Lake to have a fire with a couple of friends on November 10 2018 at around 8pm. On the way up we were explaining how we had seen an odd red and blue flashing light in the sky last time. As we get there and my boyfriend starts to light the fire, my one friend had walked about 20 feet away from our Jeep into the darkness on the mudflats to star gaze and called us over to look at something unusual. It was the red and blue "star-looking" object. The odd thing about it was it was moving. We used a set of three stars in a triangular shape beside it to keep its location. When we first saw it, it was in line with the top point of the set of stars. As the four of us watched, the red and blue "star" would sporadically move and do figure eights, then stop. More figure eights, then stop. It looked like something was mapping something out? We were so perplexed we watched the thing n the sky for an hour. By the time we had left the object was in line with the bottom left corner of the triangular star shape. As we started leaving stave we never saw it in the sky after that. It could have not been an airplane or satellite because it would have travelled across the sky; I don't think it could have been a drone either. It was way too high in the sky!

5-Dec-2018, Montague Harbour, Galiano Island, BC: (5:15 pm)

I was walking out to my car when my attention was drawn by a slow-moving bright light approaching from the northwest. At first I thought it was a small airplane, but when I listened closely I could detect no sound at all. The light was whitish, oval-shaped, and very bright. It resembled the searchlight from an approaching helicopter. It had the apparent size of a streetlight at a distance of 250 ft or so. I could not discern any structure, just an oval-shaped light. I went to my car and fetched my 7x35 binoculars for a closer look. At that magnification the object still presented as a solid white light, and I could still see no structure behind it. The object continued to move from northwest to southeast, apparently following the topography of the island. It was flying at the same speed as a small airplane, or perhaps a bit slower. I put down the binoculars and got out my cell phone to take a photo. By the time my phone powered up, the object was already moving away from me to the east. I had just enough time to get off a couple of shots before it went behind the trees. Unfortunately, the resolution is not very great, but at least the object is visible. I must stress that it was absolutely silent. I have spent a lot of time on the Gulf Islands and have seen thousands of aircraft overflights. I can state with certainty that this was not a conventional aircraft.

Sky clear with no moon present.


24-Dec-2018, Nanaimo, BC: (9:10 pm)

I was taking out the garbage at about 9:10 Christmas Eve, and as I was walking to the garbage cans I heard voices coming on the wind from beyond my back yard. I couldn’t make out what was said, but they sounded animated. I started walking again, and when I got to the cans I heard them getting louder so I again looked (Northward) in their direction and saw an object about an inch big at arm's length coming out of the northwest at about 800-1000 feet away, traveling about 30-40 miles an hour and getting closer to me. The sky was fairly clear and the wind was blowing and gusting out of the northeast, pretty much across from the objects flight path. There was no sound from the object as it steadily moved in a south easterly direction at about 200 feet above the ground, just over and beyond the treetops of my neighbour's back yard. The object looked kind of like a dark rock about 5 to 10 feet in diameter and had a very strange well defined conical-shaped field coming off it, perhaps 4 to 5 times the objects diameter that was shimmering in intensity in hues of red and orange. It was highly visible. As the object came by directly centered from left to right it seemed about 600 feet away, and the cone was coming off it much like the cone of a fighter jet moving through the sound barrier appears...it almost appeared to be straining. I was stunned...I couldn’t make sense of what I was seeing, but even though there were trees in front of me I could see it very clearly as it kept moving, now away and to the right. It passed just under the almost full moon, and I could still see this cone of energy, like a force field coming off it. It was about half the size of the moon it passed under by that time...and was now starting to look like there was a small star inside it. As I ran out onto the road to get a clear view of it, the object made a steady left turn over the street I live on, and headed directly away from me, now traveling almost directly eastward over the city. It now appeared to me as just a star that was shimmering, but bigger and brighter. It also seemed to be climbing slightly as it moved away. I was watching as it move steadily and directly away, and kicking myself for not having my cell phone with me, when I heard more voices on the wind coming from northward. I looked left and saw a second object coming from the same area as the first one, and now had a completely unobstructed view of it....until it went behind the trees closest to me...so I ran into the house, got my phone which was right by the front door, and ran back out fumbling with it to turn the camera on to video mode. I got 94 seconds of video of the second object as it moved away, keeping the same general southeast heading and not making any major turns like the first one did. It might have started to gain a little altitude as it was heading southeastward towards an area of higher ground. They both seemed to be generally following the terrain below, and were both completely silent.

I have been a private fixed wing pilot since 1987, with some helicopter training as well, have worked with helicopters both in forestry, and at sea as flight deck crew of an icebreaker. I have owned and flown two large scale remote controlled helicopters, and was an active skydiver until a few years ago... and I can’t explain what I saw..!! If this was some “Santa sighting” hoax played out by some clever people (there were at least two objects) then they got me good...!!! But I don’t think that was the case. The video does NO justice to what I saw that night...the objects seemed to be like big Geodes with a star inside them only visible from the back, and being contained by some exotic force field. The whole incident has left me somewhat disturbed, and hoping desperately that the source of the voices I heard would come forward with their story....

Computer generated drawing done by the witness:


 

 

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