Late 1997 or early 1998, New Westminster:
Seven lights in "V" formation over the city of
New Westminster. For the full report see "The
New Westminster Boomerang".
1998, Stone Creek: (10:00 pm) HBCC UFO
In 1998, two couples were camped at Stone Creek,
along the Fraser River, to do some salmon fishing. The campers were approximately 40
kilometers south from Prince George. They lit a nice camp fire to keep warm and talk about
the dayís events. It was a beautiful night as the sky was clear and they were able to
view the stars above. In the distance to the north they were able to see the sky lit up
from the city lights in Prince George. Straight in front of them was the Fraser River and
across on the other bank was a tall stretch of trees. Suddenly, out of nowhere, there
appeared a "huge" pulsating glowing orange/yellow ball of light!! It was about
100 feet above the tops of the trees and appeared to be swaying slightly. The size and
closeness of the object made them quite concerned. The light stayed in this position
for a while and then started moving quickly towards the southwest. It did not shoot high
into the night sky, but flew away parallel to the ground. It did light up the area below
it. At its closest, the object appeared to be twice as large as a full moon. At no time
did they hear any sound coming from the object, although it was quiet enough that they
could hear the odd car traveling the highway.
Everyone figured they observed it for a couple of
minutes, although the witnesses felt they had watched it for a life time due to the
strangeness of it. They were going to check the fishing nets that were set that night, but
after seeing this thing, they did not want to go anywhere near the river and went back to
the tents. When they all returned home the next day, one of the women called the local
Prince George radio station and told them what they had witnessed. No-one else had
reported anything that night.
9-Jan-98 Duncan: (10:52 pm)
Three people travelling SW in their car saw a bright orange object
in the sky, moving slowly. At first it looked like a blurry star, but bigger. After
following it for about 15 minutes they managed to get ahead of it. It then appeared to be
rectangular in shape with 3 bright orange steady lights (no flashing or blinking) inside
the rectangle and very close together. With the moon shining on the object they estimated
it to be only a few kilometers away. The object then started to disintegrate.
"Coloured pieces (like welding sparks) started falling off the object, and fell to
the ground, pieces at a time - some large and some small... about 8 pieces in all. It took
about 1 minute to totally disappear and there was no sound while it fell apart."
18-Jan-98 Vancouver: (9:30 pm)
Three men on their dinner break from work saw at least 5 or 6 bluish white lights high
overhead. Between the clouds they could see these bright light dots moving back and forth
across the sky. At times they seemed to travel in formation; in singles, pairs and
triples. Upon calling the airport, they were told there was nothing on radar except one
plane coming in for a landing (easily recognizable). Eventually they were lost from sight,
flying over the roof of the house.
28-Feb-98 Hope-Princeton Highway: (midnight)
Somewhere between 11 pm and 1 am on February 28, a lone occupant of
a freight truck was travelling south on the Hope-Princeton Highway. Just as he was coming
over a rise in the road he happened to glance skyward, and to his amazement, the driver
saw a huge black triangle. Wanting to get a better look, the driver pulled his rig over to
the side of the road, turned the engine off and got out of his truck. While standing
there, the driver noticed the black triangle was moving towards the north and was
travelling much slower than a commercial airline. When asked about the size of the object,
he said "it looked like it was the size of two football fields". The object had
no noticeable lights on its surface and made no noise. The total amount of time spent
watching the object was estimated to be about an hour.
Mar-1998, Cranbrook, BC:
Flat black elongated triangle with inset whitish lights near points of triangle. I have
seen this in pictures and video in the media or very similar. I was out walking my dog
when I looked up as I was studying meteorology at this time. I observed a low cloud
ceiling I estimated to be 400 ft with a wind shear as the thick boiling clouds were moving
a lot faster than surface wind speed. Thatís when I saw the UFO just breaking through
the clouds from above. I observed it for 5-7 seconds and estimate its speed 40 mph it made
no sound and became shrouded behind the cloud again. I was not a believer in
extraterrestrial craft but although not an expert I have had a life long interest in
aviation and aerospace and cannot explain or deny what I witnessed. Also I know that there
was an engineering report done on the collapse of the Mckim theatre associated with the
sighting in Kimberley in 1999 (UFO*BC Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 3) If thatís of use to
16-Mar-98 Surrey: (11:15 pm)
"At about 11:15, I saw a triangular object moving at a really
good clip in a s.e. direction. Didn't appear to be at a great altitude, not a sound heard.
Definite triangle shape, with 3 (I think) very faint whitish coloured lights in a definite
triangle shape. This would not have been noticed had I not been looking up at the precise
moment it went by. Hard to imagine any one else seeing this unless they were looking at
that part of the sky. I just popped out onto the back steps to look at the stars, and it
went whizzing by. Fantastic!" (Steve Adair)
At about 9:50 pm, a witness near 100th
Avenue and 123rd Street in Surrey was looking northwest, towards Patullo Bridge. He saw a
green glowing object going straight down. The object broke apart as it came closer to the
ground. (possible meteor)
"Earlier this evening I was visiting in the Patullo Bridge area
of Surrey. My boyfriend and I were watching TV and were at a commercial break. He was half
asleep and I was eagerly awaiting the beginning of Primetime. My eye caught a bright light
out the window which faces the bridge looking towards the Coquitlam area. It was three
round bright white lights in the shape of triangle with bluish rims around each.
They were in a stealth bomber like shape where two of the lights are a little wider apart
at the bottom. It was not directly above me but seemed to be tilted slightly so I
could see the formation. It paused for only a second and then shot off to the west
and down, leaving a stream of bright light."
"My first thought was a plane had crashed. I jumped up with a sick feeling in
my stomach and got a little closer to the window waiting to see an explosion of light.
However, nothing happened. The time was between 9:57 and 9:59pm."
"I had to share this with someone who might understand. I have few members in
my family who will believe me. Regardless, I know what I saw and would like to see
if there were any others witness to this event."
At 10:01, a man was alerted to a bright white-blue light descending
in the South-West sky. Although the object was first observed through his venetian blinds
it was bright enough to bring him outside as he was certain he was seeing a plane crash.
After being outside 5 minutes and content that he was going to see no more of the prior
lightshow he was surprised to observe a orange fireball type light moving much slower than
a comet, once again heading South West. It then just "faded out" according to
28-Mar-98 Vancouver: (10:00 am)
On a Saturday morning, Dan was in the house, near Oak and 17th
Avenue, when he heard pigeons screaming outside. Thinking that a cat was after them, he
went outside for a look. Going between his house and the neighbour's house, he looked up
and noticed a strange object in the sky. It was slowly alternating between black and
silver. He ran inside and grabbed the only camera available, a cheap disposable model, and
proceeded to take a series of 5 photos. At first he thought the object was moving quickly
to different positions, but then realized there were 3 objects, all alternating between
black and silver. After about 5 minutes of viewing, all three objects vanished, but
momentarily left a strange zig-zag light behind.
29-Mar-98 Ashcroft: (10:25 am)
"On Sunday morning March 29th I was walking on the shore of the
Thompson River by Ashcroft about one half km south of the Bonaparte River when I
heard a rush of air beside me, and looking over observed what I first thought were jets
but realizing they had no wings or tail, assumed they were missiles. They were within 5 -
600 feet of me and were flying side by side continually moving up and down as if trying to
maintain a constant distance between them. No sound except for rushing air. Length about
15 to 30 feet. Speed 5 - 600 mph. Observed them for less than 2 seconds. Both of the
missiles turned sharply up the Bonaparte River simultaneously as if controlled together.
The exact time was 10:25 am Mar. 29 1998. Was this possibly a radar evasion practice or
was it an unauthorized use of Canadian air space by the US. I was within 500- 800 ft of
these missiles and they were 2 -300 feet above the river. Sighted at 50 degrees 44'
30" N and 121 degrees 15' 30" E. Could be similar to a Tomahawk missile."
18-Apr-98 Kamloops: (7:00 pm)
Three teenage girls observed a silver disc spinning over the hills
north of Kamloops. It hovered at about 70 degrees in the sky. The conditions at the time
were perfect for viewing. The girls were amazed to then see another object approach and
begin to circle the first craft . After about a minute both discs shot off straight up and
out of sight.
5-May-1998, Kelowna, BC: (10:00 pm)
first noticed what appeared to be geese flying north east. There were
four maybe five of them occluding the stars and brightened clouds. I
pointed and told my friends. Now there were four of us, two men and two
women observing this. Then we realized faint lights on the apexes of
triangles. As I could not hear engines, I said " I guess that's what
ufos are ". They then moved in a northerly direction rather quickly.
The whole event took about twenty seconds. We seemed somewhat
uncomfortable and called it a night.
5-May-98 Kelowna: (10:05 pm)
- Three people watched a dark triangular object travel noiselessly
above the shoreline of Okanagan Lake. It was described as flat black with a soft white
light emanating from each corner. Total viewing time about 2 minutes.
For a full report and drawings see: "Kelowna UFO Sighting"
20-May-98 Victoria: (6:17 pm)
An United Parcel Service 757 twin cargo jet, travelling at
20,000 feet and south of Victoria, asked Air Traffic Control in Vancouver if there was any
traffic in their area. When Vancouver reported in the negative, UPS stated, "We just
had a missile pass under us". Air Traffic Control replied with a "Say
again." UPS repeated their statement.
1-Jun-98 Vancouver: (1:05 am)
A woman was star-gazing when she noticed a strange
triangular formation of stars. She was amazed when the formation changed into a crescent
moon shape and started to glow yellow, then descended until it was about the size of a
softball held at armís length. She called a friend and the two of them watched the
object hover over some power lines about 2 kilometres away. After a while, the object
started to move slowly in a northward direction, then seemed to become engulfed by a fast
moving cloud formation that also moved towards the north. The object was last seen glowing
a bright red/orange inside the clouds.
5-Jun-98 Vancouver: (10:05 pm)
A man and his wife were driving home when they observed a gray
tubular, vertically aligned object in the night sky. The "vehicle" had a ghostly
effect (i.e. mist) surrounding it, and flames being ejected from beneath it. It appeared
to be stationary. They estimated the object was possibly 40 feet long at an altitude of
500 feet and 1/4 mile distant. After initially assuming it was a hot air balloon and then
rejecting that suggestion and other common sense ideas, they turned onto another road to
get a better look at the UFO in its northern location only to discover, to their
considerable surprise, that the object was no longer to be seen.
9-June-98, Surrey: (16:08 pm)
The witness was proceeding south along Scott Road (by the
Patullo Bridge) when she observed a bright flash in the southwest sky. A short time later
she saw a second flash. She pulled over at Grace Road and saw a silver disc that displayed
a "sunny glow". It was apparently at tree top level, about ľ mile away and was
stationary. It was visually quite large (estimated to be twenty feet in diameter). It
suddenly disappeared, like a light switching off. Despite the rush hour, few cars were
around! Total viewing time about 2 or 2 Ĺ minutes.
13-June-98, Nakusp: (9:45 pm)
While lounging in the Nakusp Hot Springs pool, the witness
and his brother were looking toward the southwest. It was late dusk and only 3 or 4 of the
brightest stars were visible in that portion of the sky. They then noticed one of the
"stars" was moving! It would move erratically, pause, then move in a different
direction. At one point, all 12 to 15 people in the pool were watching it move around.
After about 10 minutes, all the people were asked to vacate the pool as it was closing for
the night (10:00 pm). The witness went back to his trailer to change while his brother got
his binoculars to continue watching the light. About 10:10, the brother came in to say
that he had been watching it with binoculars when he suddenly saw two bright flashes,
about 2 seconds apart, further to the right (west). After the distraction of the flashes
he could no longer locate the moving light. It was a clear night with excellent viewing
17-Jun-98 North Delta: (1:00 am)
The caller and two friends were out for a late night walk on Tue.
the 16th., around 1 to 2 a.m. The three of them observed what he described as 'cloud
streaks' quite high in the sky, above the clouds. He couldn't estimate the altitude.
Inside of these 'cloud streaks', they saw orange coloured lights. His description was
"balls of light rolling around" within these cloud like formations. He maintains
that there were 5 in total, 2 'pairs', to-gether, and one some distance away, on it's own.
He says that they were basically right overhead, with the fifth one in the eastern sky.
The lights were intermittent, and diffused, but individual points of light were observed.
The size was described as about the size of a thumb nail at arms length. Total viewing
time was about one and a half hours, when they slowly faded out. He described this as a
'plasma discharge', because he felt that this was perhaps a natural phenomenon, and wasn't
sure what else to call it.
7-Jul-98, Langley: (10:30 pm)
A boy and his grandmother were going to a neighbours, near 222 Street and 48th Avenue,
when the lad noticed a bright white light in the western sky.The light, about the size of
a dime at arm's length, was at about thirty degrees or just above the roofline of the
nearby houses. Upon observation it was now apparent the light was part of a definite
structure, triangular and a "hot orange colour" with the round white light
placed at the flat end of the triangle. It moved in a downward fashion to the northwest
and came to a halt. Upon reaching the neighbours the woman turned around to see the light
one more time before going in. It was at this point that the light simply turned off. The
boy had walked the entire distance backwards in orded not to miss a thing. Both said a
plane as close as the object appeared to be would have been heard, but there was only
12-July-98, Coquitlam: (12:13 am)
A gentleman who lives in the Blue Ridge area of Coquitlam was out
having a cigarette on his sundeck when, upon looking up, saw a bright white light. He
described it as "like a searchlight" which was in view for about 10 seconds
before it "panned away". At one point it seemed to beam through the thin clouds
in an otherwise clear sky. He was surprised there were no visible navigation lights or
defined structure. No sound was heard during the sighting and the witness said a plane at
the height of the object viewed would have been heard easily. He was well aware of air
traffic over Coquitlam and was truly puzzled. He contacted both local papers, the airport,
Planetarium and called the Hynek Centre in Chicago before reporting it to UFO*BC.
17-July-98, Kelowna: (10:45 pm)
[At a home in Westbank on the west side of Okanagan lake]
"I was looking east into the sky looking for whatever could be seen. I did see two
satellites one going east and one going north. I was looking just about straight up, maybe
about 75-80 degrees. Then along ways up in the night sky and I mean along ways up a sudden
flash of white light lasting about 2-3 seconds. Then about 30-45 seconds later another
flash bright white and then it was gone. This flash of light was large in size bright in
the middle and going out in a circle."
Response from gavin McLeod, UFO*BC Director:
"There is a very strong possibility that you were
observing one or more of the Iridium network of satellites. Iridium is a very large
project whose major investor is Motorola. The program involves launching approximately
sixty satellites in low earth orbit. The solar panels are extremely reflective and reflect
a narrow beam of light as they move rapidly in their orbits. When they are seen they are
described as producing a flash of several seconds in duration. Please refer to this site
for information on the Iridium satellites: http://www2.satellite.eu.org/sat/vsohp/iridium.html"
23-July-98, Nanaimo: (8:00 pm) (Thanks to
Peter Davenport and NUFORC for this sighting)
"In the evening while playing badminton outside, on
object was seen in the sky. It was a definite cigar shape: no wings and sharp corners,
just a definite rectangular shape. There was no vapour (or any other) trail. It moved
slowly across the twilight sky. It made no sounds. It traveled at a constant, yet slow
velocity, in a perfectly straight line north to south. It could not have been a jet: no
sound, no wings, no vapour trail, too slow."
26-July-1998, Terrace: (11:30 pm)
"I was camping with three other friends at Red Sand
Lake, a campground located 20 km northwest of Terrace. At approximately 11:30 pm, we began
observing the sky looking for satellites and shooting stars. Suddenly, we noticed a bright
white light moving jaggedly in the sky. It appeared to mildly pulsate with a green and red
tint. It did not make any noise and moved in very intricate zigzag-like patterns. It
manoeuvred unlike any aircraft I know of. The object hovered predominantly over mountains
to the south, causing a faint blue glow over the mountains. The object remained visible
for about an half an hour to an hour. During this time, we also saw another similar object
in the sky. However, unlike the first object, its movements were concentrated across the
entire night sky. It moved jaggedly from west to east at stunning speed for an object at
that distance. Again, there was no sound. Both objects eventually disappeared within the
hour. At approximately 2:30 am, two star-sized objects were moving side-by-side
simultaneously far in the sky. Then they broke the pattern and descended, becoming bright
like the two objects we had seen earlier. One streaked the sky and disappeared. The other
hovered around for about ten to twenty minutes, travelling in the fast, zigzag manner. It
then faded and disappeared quickly."
My wife and I were walking our dog in the
early evening when we stopped to talk to a neighbour and his son for a few moments.
While we were talking I asked him if he believed in UFO's.[he's an R.C.M.P officer]. He
asked why and I said to look up into the eastern sky. There were four objects
heading in a south west direction at approximately 15 thousand feet. Since is was a
cloudless evening and the sum had just gone down , these object were very bright.
They were like an elongated lozenge shape and a very bright white to silver colour. The
were traveling at a very slow pace similar to that of a helicopter but made absolutely no
soud at all. We watched them until the dissapeared over the horizon in the direction of
Kelowna. We were not able to come up with any logical explanation for this sighting, so we
went our separate ways still wondering what we saw. About 15 minutes later as we
were heading home my wife and I were still talking about what we had seen whe I looked
into the general direction of where we had seen the objects and at the same time said
"wouldn't it be neat to see some more of those UFOs" and there in the sky just
slightly further north east of the earlier sighting were more of the same objects heading
in the same direction. These also were totally silent and bright white/silver and
traveling at a slow speed. Neither my wife or I could say for sure what we had seen but
all I know is that they were not any form of conventional aircraft nor were they blimps as
they were silent and moving too fast for a blimp. Has anyone else seen any thing of this
nature in the Okanagan or any where else for that matter? These sightings were made In
Sicamous B.C. and were observed by four adults and a child. Any replies woul be geatly
appreciated. Thanks, Steve H.
First week of Aug-98, Surrey
looking towards Seymour Mountain:
1998 - In July 26, 1998 we moved to a house in N. Surrey, with a 180
degree view of the north shore. A week later I was watching TV and happened to glance out
the window towards Seymour, I noticed what appeared to be the landing light of a plane
over Seymour Mtn. I didn't pay much attention but about ten minutes later it was still in
the same place, after about 20 minutes it suddenly shrank to nothing and disappeared, I
don't know if the light shrank or if it accelerated rapidly away. About a half hour later
I looked out the window and it was back again, this time I grabbed my binoculars and
watched, it did the same thing again, just shrank to nothing and I still couldn't tell
First week of Aug-98, Surrey
looking towards north Coquitlam:
1998 - Aug. first week - just after dark, lots of large fluffy
clouds, I observed a meteorite come down at about an 85 degree angle, passing between
several clouds, looked just like in the movies, appeared to strike the ground near the
housing development on the side of the mountain just north of Coquitlam.
2-Aug-98, Prince George: (9:30 pm)
A woman and her friend were sitting on the patio when they
saw a strange light in the eastern sky Ė towards the airport. At first they thought
it was a bright star but then it began to "hover and dance". The object was
glowing bright orange with a white hue and appeared to take on a shape as it slowly moved
towards the earth (still dancing). After about 10 minutes it sort of faded into the
clouds, but as it did they heard a noise similar to two train cars being linked or perhaps
two large trucks hitting.
3-Aug-98, Surrey: (2:30 pm)
Ken was a passenger in a car travelling west on Fraser
Highway approaching 88th Avenue. He observed a metallic disc-shaped object
slowly travelling southeast, and appeared to be over the power lines around 72nd
Avenue. It appeared to be the size of a small jet, but had no discernible wings or tail
and was travelling so slowly that if it had been a plane "it would have fallen out of
the sky". After about 30 seconds he lost sight of it behind some trees. The sky was
clear and blue.
3-Aug-98, White Rock: (11:00 pm)
On a lovely clear evening, before retiring for the night,
the witness was laying on his deck, staring up at the sky looking for satellites. He
noticed two objects travelling from the northeast to the southeast. They were travelling
in an offset formation, one object ahead and off to one side of the other object. The
objects were a faint orangey-brown colour, slightly translucent ("like a Klingon
vessel de-cloaking") and about the size of a pea held at armís length. The
witness described the objects as "dove shaped", or like the Foremost milk logo
[his description sounded very similar to the famous Kennneth Arnold sighting]. The total
viewing time was about 10 seconds and there was no noise.
"Last night a friend took me out to his place just
outside of the town limits. Golden BC. He had been telling me stories about how he had
been watching the skies for 2 weeks and keeps seeing these "stars" playing in
the sky. I couldn't believe it when I saw what he had been telling me about. These
"Stars" begin to move from a standstill position. You can usually pick them out
because they have an orangy tinge to them. They move across the sky in either slow curves,
zigzaging, or "playing". I did not see any more than one at a time but he claims
to have seen multiple playing together in the sky. They move too slow to be shooting
stars, to fast to be an airplane or satellite. I'm baffled, can you explain to me what we
might be seeing every night?" Ė Cherisse, Golden, BC
Response from UFO*BC Ė Sorry Cherisse, we are
just as baffled as you!
4-Aug-1998, Terrace: (9:30 pm)
"I was taking pictures of the Terrace sunset on Kalum
Lake Drive, a stretch of road that heads north. It was 9:30 pm. After taking some
photographs around the Deep Creek area, I noticed three bright white lights located to the
left of the sunset. Excited, I snapped three photographs before the lights shot away and
disappeared. I then returned to the main road in my car and noticed a red and white light
pattern from the northeast that seemed to move parallel to my vehicle. I grabbed two
photos before it faded off in the sky. I returned to town to discuss the incident with my
friends who had seen the lights at Red Sand Lake. [see 26-July sighting] During this time,
the back of my camera accidentally popped open, briefly exposing the film to light. It is
likely that the film was damaged. I will be developing the photographs within the
6-Aug-98, Pitt Lake: (11:00 pm)
"At 11:pm, I stepped outside to have a cigarette (I do
not smoke in the house) and looked up to see the full moon, all of a sudden an object with
rotating light around the edge and dark inner circle with yet another bright light in the
centre, came flying out of the light being cast from the Moon. This object flew almost
directly overhead at a speed of at least twice that of a fighter jet. It was going south
to north, and when it got to a point near Pitt Lake it stopped dead for about 5 seconds,
then made a wide zigzag movement before taking off in it's original direction.
I have seen many meteors, planes, satellites and have owned
a telescope for years, but I have never seen anything like this before!...It was truly
Second week of Aug-98, Surrey
looking towards UBC:
Aug. second week - sitting on front deck looking west, observed
another meteorite plunged down in the vicinity of UBC. see other two sightings by same
witness in first and second week in August.
13-Aug-98, Prince George: (10:00 pm)
The observor was on his sun deck with a telescope to look
at the stars. He saw a starlike object moving in a westerly direction similar to a
satellite. The object was then observed to stop, then move north, then south, then north
again, and then headed west at a very great speed. He could discern no size or shape,
other than a white star-like appearance.
13-Aug-98, Surrey: (11:30 pm)
The witness was driving west on #1 Highway when he observed
a large bright disc of white light "drop out of the sky" and hover over the
junction of 176th Street and the Highway, about 600 meters away. The light
appeared to be the size of a 747 aircraft! He, and many others pulled off the Highway.
Rolling his window down and turning his motor off, he could hear no sound from the object.
After about 30 seconds the light took off at a rapid pace into the clear sky. A call to
the Surrey RCMP the following day elicited confirmation from others who phoned in.
14-Aug-98, Surrey. BC: (8:45
After working in Whalley, Jerome and his
brother took a bus home to Newton. About 8:45 they got off the bus near the Sunrise
poultry factory on King George Highway. As the bus took off they noticed some strange
red/orange lights zipping back and forth across the sky, at incredible speeds. Each
orangey-red light would spew out a smaller orangey-red light which would zip back and
forth in the western sky. After a few minutes, they didn't see any more lights so they
started walking home across an open field along the train track. They noticed it was
darker than usual because the outdoor lights from the chicken factory were off (power
About 9:10 PM, as they reached Comber Way,
Jerome looked up, and to his amazement, saw an orangey-red saucer with strange red balls
coming out of it. The brothers estimated it was about 3000 feet above them and seemed to
follow them as they walked along Comber Way. They were pretty nervous. After a few minutes
it started to speed up, crossed over Comber Way and headed north towards a forested area.
"The craft spewed out two more red balls, then the craft itself slowly disappeared in
midair then the little red glowing balls it had just spewed out disappeared."
A friend of Jerome's said he had seen the
exact same thing a day earlier.
Third week of
Aug-98, North Surrey:
I was lying on the rear deck looking for satellites
just after dark, when I saw what appeared to be one tumbling in space and traveling north
to south. I took a look through my binoculars and what I had taken to be the sun
reflecting from the object turned out to be a large white strobe light with a smaller red
light and the rear and a green in the front. I couldn't make out what they were attached
to very well but it appeared to be black and cylindrical. I don't know if it was in space
or not but it appeared to be very high and traveling about the same speed as the
22-Aug-98, Surrey: (3:15 pm)
A woman, and her daughter, were driving in their car when
she saw a reflective (metallic?) triangular craft in the southern sky. It was above the
clouds (weather office says about 6500 feet) and positioned to the right of the sun. The
woman described the object as appearing to have one side "folded in"(?). She
took her sunglasses off to get a better look, but the object had disappeared. In the 2 - 3
seconds she had the object in view it appeared to be executing a figure 8 movement.
Sept-1998, Comox Valley: (8
- 9:00 pm)
Two men were in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island,
when they saw 4-5 "stars" moving around the sky in an erratic manner at the same
time ejecting smaller stars that would circle around and then re-enter the "mother
ship". This continued for a period of three hours! Some pictures were taken. One
witness stated that he would try and obtain copies and send them to UFO*BC. Altogether
they counted around 30 lights in the sky.
3-Sep-98, Kamloops: (5:00 pm)
"I was sitting on my balcony. It was just after 5 pm
when a circular black object shot across the sky. About two-thirds the way of my view, it
stopped momentarily then headed straight up. I watched it get smaller than a speck then it
was gone. It made no sound, I could see no visible legs, propeller other than the round
circle. Another one shot across the sky and did the same thing. It appeared half the size
of the moon."
5-Sep-98, New Westminster: (3:00 pm)
While standing in the backyard at a home near 12th and
Edinborough three adults were treated to a most astonishing display. Four bright white
orbs were viewed for an estimated 20 -25 minutes in the mostly clear sky that day. The
lead object, the size of a 10 cent coin at armís length, was followed by a triangular
formation of three smaller orbs, those being half the size of the lead object. The
witnessís were amazed at the size of the formation that they said took up a third of
the sky and seemed to stand still at times before moving extremely slow as it headed in a
northwest direction. The viewers were very surprised that UFO*BC had received no other
reports as they said, "there was no way on earth you could have missed this
5-Sep-98, Burnaby: (8:50 pm)
Two women observed a very bright white light in the western
sky. It appeared at times to come towards them and then in an instant resume it's original
spot in the sky. At its closest distance it was the size of a pencil eraser at arms length
and at its farthest like a match head. Both women were astonished by its movements and
fluidity. No sound was heard at anytime.
9-Sep-98, Cloverdale: (10:30 pm)
Two teen age boys, Dale and Travis, watched a large white
light ("as big as a bus") that split into two, then three, then moved at high
speed both vertically and horizontally before forming into one light again. This routine
was repeated once more! The light then headed north at high speed (over Grouse Mountain).
There was no detectable sound and the duration was about 10 Ė 15 minutes. Five
minutes later, two "fighter jets" passed overhead, travelling in the same
direction as the UFO. Travis suffered from sore eyes after the observation.
22-Sep-98, Courtenay: (11:30 pm) (Thanks to Peter Davenport and NUFORC for this sighting)
"I was sitting in my car on a beach near the City of
Courtenay on the night in question. A streak of light appeared directly in front of my
view facing East. The width of the tail seemed larger than an average meteor tail, and had
a greenish blue tinge to it. [The greenish object shot across the sky, flying from WEST to
EAST, and appeared to fly beyond the horizon.] The head of the source of light seemed to
be fuzzy in nature, more like a fireball. The time I have given is only an estimate."
23-Sep-98, Surrey: (9:10 pm)
A woman was observing the night sky when she suddenly saw a
green "fireball" appear in the northeast and traverse the sky slowly in a
southwest direction. The light disappeared from view as mysteriously as it appeared. There
was no accompanying sound and total viewing time was about 5 seconds.
23-Sep-98, Victoria: (9:10 pm) (Thanks to Peter Davenport and NUFORC for this sighting)
A man and his son saw a bright green fireball streak across
the sky in an east to west direction over the Olympic Mountains. The fireball was on a
slightly downward course for the duration of time in which the object was visible (5
seconds). It disappeared in what seemed to be mid-air. There were no viewing obstructions
as the particular area was flat farm land. There was a long white tail following the
object. Approximate size Ė ľ moon.
24-Sep-98, Vancouver: (9:15 pm) (Thanks to Peter Davenport and NUFORC for this sighting)
"At approximately 9:00-9:30 pm, I was looking out a
south facing window and witnessed a ball of light descending across my field of view from
East to West. The light appeared too large, moved at a rate too quickly, and angle too
steep for it to be an airplane. It also moved too slowly for it to seem like a shooting
star. It did not leave a trail. The path of the object was linear and did not vary, and
descended from east to west at an angle of approx. 30 degrees. The light from the object
seemed very white. I only witnessed it for a period of less than 5 seconds before my view
25-Sep-98, Lindell Beach: (9:23 pm) (Thanks to Peter Davenport and NUFORC for this sighting)
A young man was looking out the front room window of his
home in the Columbia Valley when he saw a green fireball coming from the south, heading
east. It was about a quarter of the size of the full moon. Both ball and tail were green.
28-Sep-98, Vancouver: (7:25 pm) (Thanks to Peter Davenport and NUFORC for this sighting)
"On September 28, 1998 at approx. 7:25 pm I was
driving eastward on 2nd Avenue in Vancouver approaching Main Street. From the corner of my
eye to the left of the steering wheel I spotted a flash of light. As I focussed I saw a
orange fireball descending into the atmosphere or speeding east in the early evening sky.
The object was quite large, slightly smaller than the full moon from the city vantage. The
centre of the object was orange and it was glowing white/orange. The fireball disappeared
at the height of the buildings or treeline. At this time it was early dusk and quite light
in the sky. I could only see one bright star visible and was light enough I did not have
my headlamps turned on. There was plenty of traffic. This is downtown Vancouver. I had one
passenger with me. I asked him if he saw it! He described the same thing I witnessed. He
has made a taped statement for me."
3-Oct-98, Whistler: (6:27 pm)
From the Whistler Resort, Paul and James watched a round disc travel
from SE to NNE, for a period of five minutes. During this time the object changed
directions. It appeared to be silver and metallic and was observed in a clear blue sky.
17-Oct-98, Mission: (11:30 pm)
The witness, Bobby, was travelling in a car when he saw a
green fireball at about 30 degrees above the western horizon. Its visual size was about
1/5 to 1/7 the diameter of the moon. Travelling fairly quick, the object was in view
approximately 1 Ĺ seconds.
21-Oct-98, Abbotsford: (2:30 am)
Witness saw a bright triangular object in the southern sky. It was
flashing green, red, blue and yellow. She watched it for over an hour before it slowly
moved eastward out of sight.
21-Oct-98, Burnaby: (7:30 am)
BCTV received a call at 7:30 about a very bright object in the
eastern sky. When BCTV staff checked it out they saw a thin bright light about 15 degrees
above the horizon. The Vancouver Airport had nothing on radar. The object was in view for
about 10 minutes.
21-Oct-98, Vancouver: (7:30 am)
On his way to work, a witness saw a bright metallic object in the
eastern sky. It appeared as an airplane fuselage, minus the wings. It was silver in colour
at first, then turned bronze (reflecting sun?). The object was about 25 degrees above the
horizon and was viewed for about 15 seconds.
22-Oct-98, Abbotsford: (6:45 pm)
"Curious Jay" saw a glowing bright orange object in the
eastern sky, about 10 to 20 degrees above the horizon. After a minute it seemed to turn
into a saucer shape, then after a few seconds, take off due east. It was about ľ the size
of the full moon.
23-Oct-98, Vancouver: (7:30 am)
Witness observed a big white light with a long tail travelling from
the southwest to the northeast. The object was the size of a dime held at armís
length, with a 3 inch tail. The object disappeared over Grouse Mountain. Total viewing
time of about 6 seconds.
23-Oct-98, Coquitlam: (10:15 pm)
Witness was looking out of his window in a westerly direction and
noticed a very bright, white light. He estimated it to be about 1 mile away and 2000 feet
in altitude. He had his window open but could hear no accompanying sound. After about 20
seconds, the bright white light went out and then he could see 6 lights in a hexagon
shape, one light being red. After a surge in brightness, four of the lights went out,
leaving only the two front (?) lights. The lights (craft?) moved slowly southwest behind a
tree and out of sight. The total viewing time was between 40 and 60 seconds. The sky was
29-Oct-98, Kelowna: (3:30 am) (Thanks to Peter Davenport and NUFORC for this sighting)
A woman out looking for a lost cat saw a bright white
spherical object travelling from the northeast to the southwest. The approximate size was
like a match head held at armís length. There was no noise, no tail and no visible
trail left behind. It disappeared over the horizon (mountain). The astronomical
observatory in Penticton informed her that others had seen the same thing.
7-Nov-98, Abbotsford: (1:00 am)
A mother and daughter noticed a triangular shaped object with
flashing red, blue and yellow lights. The pattern of flashing seemed similar to
"Morse code". The object was seen in the southern sky for about 1 hour before it
moved away. The object appeared to be below the cloud layer.
10-Nov-98, Vancouver: (10:00 pm)
Two women were on an apartment balcony when one of them saw
an intense white light stationary in the southern sky. As she gazed at it, the light took
off at a high speed in a southeasterly direction. The sky was mostly clear and the
sighting lasted only about three seconds. The second lady did not see the light but
commented on her companionís awestruck reaction.
16-Nov-98, Langley: (6:00 am)
The witness saw a huge transparent disc with a clearly
defined gold rim slowly approach her apartment building from the west. As it got closer,
cloud-like formations could be seen within it. After five minutes the object suddenly
vanished! A male companion did not witness the sighting.
16-Nov-98, Abbotsford: (6:30 pm)
The witness was visiting Fishtrap Creek Park in Clearbrook
when he saw a slow moving V-shaped object coming from the southwest at about 2000 feet
[estimated]. The object made no sound as it crossed the sky in 4 to 5 seconds. A higher
flying aircraft approaching Vancouver was in the air at the same time. Two minutes later a
reflective object appeared from the east (no lights apparent) and completed a u-turn
around the Vancouver bound aircraft, and headed off in a southeasterly direction. The sky
17-Nov-98, Richmond: (1:15 am)
Heather and Chris were out watching the meteor shower
(Leonids) on a clear and starry night when they saw an iridescent orange/red/gold light in
the western sky. It made no noise, but was "Really Moving". Chris, who watched
it through his spotting scope, saw a boomerang shaped object around the lights. Total
viewing time was only about 3 seconds.
17-Nov-98, Richmond: (1:15 am)
Heather and Chris were out watching the meteor shower
(Leonids) on a clear and starry night when they saw an iridescent orange/red/gold light in
the western sky. It made no noise, but was "Really Moving". Chris, who watched
it through his spotting scope, saw a boomerang shaped object around the lights. Total
viewing time was only about 3 seconds.
1-Dec-98, Langley: (7:00 pm)
A female witness was sitting in a car outside a mall on
Logan Street in Langley, BC. Looking up, she was surprised to see a large [triangular]
light formation moving very slowly directly above her. The lights of different colours
were blinking in sequence from one side to the other. Although the object was in view a
good two minutes, no detectable sound was reported.
13-Dec-98, Langley: (6:27 pm)
Jodi was feeding her two horses when her attention was
drawn to a very loud noise coming from the north. Jodi observed a very bright triangular
"building", with bright lights, coming from the direction of Golden Ears Park.
The object was thick, wide and had big square windows. It looked like the B2 Bomber. She
watched it slowly approach for a few seconds then she ran the few short steps to the
house. She threw open the door, yelling "Binoculars! Something in the Sky!" When
she turned back to watch she discovered, to her astonishment, that the object was now
receding in the direction of Abbotsford Airport. It flew into a cloud bank and the whole
cloud became illuminated! The total sighting lasted about 2 to 3 minutes. Her mother
confirmed hearing the approaching craft, but only witnessed it as it departed in the
Around Xmas, 1998, Langley, BC:
1998-1999 around Christmas time Langley BC (willowbrook
mall parking lot) My father and I were just leaving the mall after some
Christmas shopping, it was just getting dark out so evening time. My
dad had looked up in the sky and said "wow, look at the moon" I looked
up and saw a glowing ball in the sky slightly west of our location. I
said to my dad "that's not the moon" the ball I'm not sure how far away
but it seamed to be pretty high up, started changing colours from a
grey blue to green and then orange to red, it was kind of gyrating
around kind of wobbling around that one spot in the sky for maybe 20-30
seconds then the orange changed to red, the thing broke up into maybe
7-10 smaller red balls and shot off in pieces to the north so fast it
was just a blur. My dad and I both shocked at what we had just seen
asked some people in the parking lot if they had seen it and they just
sort of looked at us as if we were crazy. The ball/orb looked to be
about half the size of what the moon would look like maybe a bit
larger. My dad and I were swimming at wc Blair pool in Langley a few
days later, my dad was in the steam room talking about what he saw and
there was a man there had seen the same thing on the same night, my dad
had come calling for me in the pool to come talk with the man. The man
from the pool had described the same thing as what we saw that night.
I've often wondered what I saw that night trying to make sense of it. I
know back in those days China beach night club had a spot light they
use to use often, but I have seen that light and I know that what we
saw was not a spot light.
24-Dec-98, Williams Lake: (3:40 pm)
Two city workmen saw a very bright object sitting in the
sky at about 3:40 pm. The bottom was round like a "light Bulb", but the top had
two points. It started moving slowly and after 15 or 20 minutes disappeared behind a hill.
At 4:45 pm, a passenger in a car saw a glowing orange object heading west. At the same
time, the local radio station, CFFM announced that a listener had reported a strange
glowing object in the sky, heading west.
Dec-98, North Surrey looking towards Mount
At around Christmas I observed a meteorite plunge to the ground near
the ski slope on Seymour Mtn.
31-Jan-98, Burnaby: (11:50 pm)
The witness, Ken, was outside admiring the distinct halo
around the moon when he noticed, in the southwest sky, a very bright red light with a
white light on top. Shortly afterward he was startled by the sound of engine noise over
his left shoulder! He looked up to see an apparently huge object, but with a similar light
configuration as the original distant object. The large object moved towards the distant
object. When the second craft approached the first one, they both suddenly departed
vertically at high speed. Total sighting time was about 5 minutes.