1997 YUKON SIGHTINGS
11-Feb-97, Whitehorse, Yukon: (dusk)
See full report at "Object Startles Motorists on the Carcross Road.
30-Mar-97, Whitehorse, Yukon: (10:30pm)
Family followed and chased by a UFO at close range in Whitehorse, Yukon. See full report at Family Followed by UFO.
4 or 11-Apr-97, Whitehorse, Yukon: (10:30-11:00)
One or two weeks later a Youth Minister was driving a large van with young passengers, one of which was the 13 year old daughter from the 30-Mar-97 case.
The circumstances were about the same in that it was about the same time at night, coming back from the same place, and they were once more on the Alaska Highway, heading home. They were nearing Porter Creek when the 13 Year Old Daughter and her friend noticed the same light as in the earlier encounter of one or two weeks ago before. The light was seen only briefly.
Early-Jun-97, Whitehorse, Yukon: (11:20 pm)
This sighting is described in detail in "Woman Observes Frisbee sized UFO near Whitehorse, Yukon".
18-Jun-97, Lake Laberge, Yukon: (11:10pm)
This sighting is described in detail in "Is exotic propulsion technology being tested in Canadas North? Small Flying Triangle sighted over Lake Laberge, Yukon".
Aug-97, Beaver Creek, Yukon :
A triangular formation of three white lights was observed at an estimated 30,000 ft.
1 or 8-Aug-97, Whitehorse, Yukon: (1:30 am)
A woman was coming home from a friend's residence in Porter Creek Subdivision. She was in the area of the mall when she spotted and recognized the same light as her March 30, 1997 sighting. The light was made up of a moving or alternating white and red light. She was by herself and was scared. Not again!
The encounter sparked an intense reaction in her that made her worry about being taken against her will, although she has no recollection about being taken in the past.
The object continued to follow her along Wann Rd. from the mall to the junction of the Alaska Highway and then it was gone. The light was about the size of her thumb at arms length.
Aug-97, Whitehorse, Yukon: (1:00 4:00 am)
Two brothers were returning home late one night. They were traveling on the Alaska Highway going across a bridge over the Yukon River near the Marsh Lake gates control structure south of Whitehorse. They were heading south when they noticed a huge white light the size of an automobile following their vehicle. They got pretty spooked but were curious enough to pull over near the first turn just south of the bridge. They got out of their vehicle for a better look. The huge light flew past them and accelerated quickly and headed south toward Marsh Lake. The light appeared to be slightly blueish at times.
29-Aug-97, Whitehorse, Yukon: (3:00 am)
A woman was on her way home from the hospital. She was on Hamilton Blvd. Her friend just had a baby and she was in a happy mood. Then she saw the same light again as her previous sightings (30-March-97).
Her happy mood evaporated and she was scared. "No," filled her thoughts.
She continued up Hamilton Blvd., turned on to Falcon, her second to last turn to home. Immediately she saw the light above the French school there, then lost it behind some trees. When she came to the next clearing she saw a van parked on the side of the street with its occupant seeming to be leaning out the window watching the light too. Then the light moved in front of the woman again and the van took off all at about the same time.
Instead of following the brown van the woman followed the ufo for a short distance more and then went home and thought, "What was I doing?". She kept an eye out for the van but never did see it again.
When the woman got in the house she looked out her kitchen window and the object was right there, a thumb sized white and red ball of light with very thin lazer-like red beams sticking out from each side of it.
Since her husband wasn't home, the woman woke up her 13 year old daughter and her two girlfriends that were spending the night, aged 13 years and they all went out on the back deck. The woman asked each individually to tell her what they saw. Without the benefit of overhearing the others response, a couple of the kids said they saw something like a large star, while one of the friends was seeing what the woman saw.
Sep-97, Whitehorse, Yukon: (3:00 am)
See full report: "Man Photographs a UFO in Riverdale Subdivision"
Sep-97 (Sunday), Whitehorse, Yukon: (6:30-7:00 am)
A couple observed what looked like a strange vapour trail, travelling northwest against a clear blue sky. They were in downtown Whitehorse and took several pictures. At the time of the interview they hadnt had the film developed yet.
Sep-8-97, Whitehorse, Yukon: (12:00 noon)
Looking northwest, the witness spotted a "jet trail" moving past the nearby trees at a slow speed, apparently heading earthwards beyond the nearby mountains. The object and accompanying jet trial were unlike any she had seen before, but identical to the object filmed on Oct 11th in Vancouver and shown on BCTV. She is familiar with normal air traffic in the area.
Oct-97, Whitehorse, Yukon: (8:30 pm)
This interview was conducted by Lorraine Bretlyn in the Fall of 1998. It must have taken an incredible amount of courage for a youngster to answer her UFO ad in the local paper. Lorraine was impressed by the young mans seriousness and sincerity. During her phone interview with the young lad she could hear at least one other person around his age in the background, "go on, tell her" she heard. There didnt seem to be any laughter to indicate that a bunch of kids were making a prank call. The sighting occurred along a trail adjacent to Mountainview Drive:
It was a few weeks before Halloween a year ago that we saw it. Yeah, I was in grade six
It was 8:30 at night, dark out, and I was out walking along through a trail with Shane, looked up, and saw a round thing. Two of them, going slow, not fast, slowing down, hovering, and bobbing. Kinda circling, turning around.
They had a light shining out at each other.
A bright white light. Like the light on a lighthouse coming from the UFO, somewhere.
They stayed for ten or twenty seconds and were gone. Flew away, both together really fast. I heard a faint sound come out of them when they took off. They went up, and back towards the Mayo area.
Me and Shane both saw them!
There were no cars or anything close by. It was just us walking, then, we see this thing up there, and then they just come down.
They didnt notice us
Fall-97, Jakes Corner, Alaska Highway near Tagish, Yukon:
A woman was driving down the Alaska Highway near Jakes Corner. There was a second vehicle in front of her. She observed a beautiful blue light flying fast through the sky when it stopped suddenly. It remained stationary for about 5 seconds and suddenly took off again. Both vehicles pulled over and the conversation went something like this:
1st witness: "Did you see that ?"
2nd driver: "Yeah"
1st witness: "Do you think it was a meteor?"
2nd driver: "No-ooo ."
6-Oct-97, Whitehorse, Yukon: (3:00 4:00 am)
The witness got up in the night and came out to the living room of his home in Takhini Subdivision which was situated on the bluff edge, offering an impressive view of the skies through his big front window. There was high cloud in the area and the stars were not visible.
He had just gotten comfortable lying down on the floor facing the window when he caught sight of a glowing green orb or ball streaking through the sky and out of sight in what seemed to be no more than 1/2 second. "What the hell was that?!", he wondered.
Having lived near an airport at one time made him familiar with all sorts of aircraft, which in no way looked or moved anything like what he had seen. Nor did satellites, shooting stars, comets, meteors or northern lights, and concluded that he didn't know just what he had seen though whatever it was, was incredibly fast.
The Witness was most amazed at the incredible speed it was moving at!
The object was 70 degrees above the horizon when first noticed and disappeared behind Grey Mountain towards the southeast. The object was perfectly round and had no trailing tail. At arms length it was the size of a dress shirt pocket button.
10-Oct-97, Whitehorse, Yukon: (4:00 am)
See full report: "Gelatin Capsule Shaped UFO seen in Downtown Whitehorse"
Nov-97, Whitehorse, Yukon:
A man was walking near the Yukon River at the end of Strickland Street when he thought he saw a shooting star entering the atmosphere over Gray Mountain. However, the bottom of the object seems to be disked shape; it was like a plate heating up. The shape seemed too perfect and circular for it to be a meteorite. The color was a very bright and brilliant white with a tinge of blue.
4-Nov-97, Whitehorse, Yukon: (7:49 pm)
Burning orange light moving too fast to be a plane over horizon, jerked to the side and disappeared. (from 1997 Canadian UFO Survey)
Late November or Early December-97, Klondike Highway, Yukon: (6:00 am)
See full Report: "A Blue Orb of Light Flies Across the Hood of a Man's Car"
4-Dec-97, Sheldon Lake, Yukon: (5:10 pm to 7:30 pm)
On a clear and cool evening two men were travelling on snowmobiles on the North Canol Road, Yukon Territory, about 125 km northeast of the small community of Ross River. The road is closed to normal vehicular traffic throughout the winter.
They arrived at a trappers cabin near Sheldon Lake. The trapper mentioned that he had seen a strange light (lights ?) moving about the day before and asked the two men if a helicopter had been in the area. The two men replied that they didn't know of any. They would have likely known or noticed if a helicopter had been dispatched the previous day from Ross River.
They continued on their journey in a north-northeast direction and looked back towards Sheldon Lake and spotted a huge bright light, white in color at around 5:10 pm. Other colors were seen from time to time and the light was the size of a nickel or a quarter at arms length. No noise was heard. At one point a pole protruding from the original object with another light on it was seen. The light did not appear to have any sudden movements while the men observed it.
The object appeared to follow the men but kept its distance. It appeared to be moving in an easterly direction and gaining altitude and brightness as the evening progressed. As they travelled they kept checking about every five minutes to see if the object was still there. It remained with them until about 7:30 pm when they decided to check for it again and it was suddenly gone.
The two men have extensive experience in the outdoors and are adamant that it was no star or planet.
Although the planet Venus was exceptionally bright in December 97 and in the south-west portion of the sky, the size of the object seen in this case and the unusual pole with a second light does not agree with a sighting of a bright planet.
Previous Sightings in the Area:
An (object or light ?) followed a man from this area all the way back to Ross River in September 1997.
Strange lights were photographed over Sheldon Lake by a trapper on December 20, 1994. The story appeared in the Whitehorse local Paper (Whitehorse Star Dec 30, 1994) on the front page and continued on page 3 along with the photo. The trapper was not the same person as in the above case. Chris Rutkowski the compiler of the annual Canadian UFO Survey was also interviewed for the article.