Witnessed: Summer 2000’s
20-Nov-2008, Grouse Mountain, BC)
don't remember what year it was. I was with my ex-bf at Grouse mountain
watching shooting stars. As we were watching at those shooting stars, we saw
one meteor. It was kind of slower than others, we didn't think too much, and
all in a sudden, it turned 90 degree and turned again! and than
disappeared!!! We were so surprised and excited, because I don't think
meteors can turn, can they? It was clear sky, no airplane flying, no drugs
or alcohol in us. We were sober!! Until today, I still believe we saw
something phenomenal. Now, when I look at those beautiful stars. I believe
one of them is not really a star..
Thank you for submitting this sighting. You are correct, meteors do not
Jan-2000, Victoria: (11:00 pm)
Witnesses Brian & Darren were watching
two clouds travelling SW - SE towards Victoria when they observed a very large triangular
object with a light in each corner. This remained above them for a period of ten minutes.
Brian said, "what if the lights went out?" Within one minute they did! Then they
saw three "clouds" assemble into a huge saucer that appeared to be concealing
something inside. It later took off. Total viewing time three hours. Despite it being very
cold with snow on the ground they stood their ground during this time. Darren is a
professional photographer and took three pictures.
A woman was returning to her bedroom after
going to the bathroom when she saw a "craft" through her north-facing window. It
had rotating perimeter lights and was approaching fast! Suddenly the craft reversed
direction and receded from her. She then saw a spiralling cone-shaped light. Total viewing
time was only a few seconds. She initially thought it might be a helicopter, but realized
there had been no sound.
2-Jan-2000, Mission: (1:15 am)
While travelling from an outside shed back
to his trailer home, the witness was amazed to see a silver, saucer-shaped object hovering
outside his bedroom window! It was 1 ½ times the length of a panel van and 1 ½ times the
height. The craft was stationary with no sound. It had dull white lights circling its
perimeter. Through a large vertical window in the craft, the witness could see a man in
coveralls looking back at him. The man had a slight grin on his face but did not look in
any way unusual. The interior of the craft was pinkish. There was a sudden flash of light
and the craft was gone! While returning home from work, the son of the witness said he saw
a flash in the sky around 1:30 am.
4-Jan-2000, Mission: (2:30 –
Four people witnessed "hundreds"
of lights moving around in the sky over Ruskin Dam (looking north), including some large
red ones that appeared to expand, then split into three.
4-Jan-2000, Mission: (6:30 –
7:15 am) (neighbours of 4 witnesses above)
A man and his cousin watched lights moving
around the sky over Ruskin Dam. The cousin was a confirmed skeptic until he saw these
5-Jan-2000, Mission: (6:30 pm)
Three ladies watched several anomalous
lights performing erratic movements over the Ruskin Dam. They watched the lights for an
extended period of time. Later that evening, around 8:00 pm, one of the women briefly saw
a "ball of light" over the distant trees.
7-Jan-2000, Mission: (7:30 pm)
A woman watched a large red ball in the northern sky for
about 30 seconds.
13-Jan-2000, Gibsons: (2:00 pm)
A man was driving from Gibsons to Roberts Creek when he
spotted a black circular object below the clouds that seemed to be moving at the same
speed and direction as he was. The "craft" appeared to be twirling as it
proceeded through the sky. He had it in view for about two minutes before it was lost to
15-Jan-2000, Kelowna: (1:53 pm)
Three adults were travelling in their car when they spotted
a metallic, reddish disc in the southwestern sky. They stopped the car and watched the
object for about two minutes as it travelled northward. There was no noise and no
contrail. They estimated that it was about 1 kilometre away and about twice the size of a
17-Jan-2000, Burnaby: (11:15 pm)
The witness was outside his basement apartment when he
noticed a cigar-shaped object with rotating, flashing red, green, blue and white lights on
its perimeter. The object was stationary and a distant throbbing noise (like a stationary
diesel train) could be heard. The object was southwest of the witness and possibly located
over Deer Lake. He estimated that it was only 5 feet in length. The man gathered another 4
witnesses and they continued to watch the object for another twenty minutes. At the end of
that time it "vanished" as if a light switch had been turned off.
20-Jan-2000, Kelowna: (9:50 pm)
Three witnesses watched an orange/yellow object travelling
south to north below the clouds. Because it seemed to be "throwing off sparks",
they thought it was a plane on fire and phoned 911. They watched for another 5 minutes as
the object faded from bright to dim. No noise could be heard.
30-Jan-2000, Mission: (early am)
A man and a woman drove up to Springvale, an elevated
position near Rowley Lake, with the intention of video taping strange lights that they had
seen on previous nights. For a period of 2 hours they filmed a variety of anomalous lights
that varied in size, shape and luminousity. Although the witnesses described vivid reds
("fireballs") and metallic sheens with accompanying brilliant blues, the
camcorder recording was much less spectacular. The tape did show unusual lights, but
19-Feb-2000, Surrey: (10:15 am)
The witness was a passenger in a car travelling south on
Highway 99 to Crescent Beach when he spotted a highly reflective, round object moving at a
steady speed in a southeast to northwest direction. The object was at a considerable
altitude, but easily seen in the clear blue sky. After 2 minutes of observation, the
object suddenly disappeared. The witness assumes that if it had been an aicraft that had
turned, thereby eliminating its reflective state, he should at least have been able to see
a dark outline in the sky. He could not.
19-Feb-2000, Mission: (11:45 pm)
A man and his wife were travelling east on the Lougheed
Highway when the man suddenly spotted a bright "greenish" object moving in a
downward motion over Stave Lake(?). He yelled, "Wow! Look at that!". His wife
had time to look up and also see it. They reckoned that the viewing time was 2 to 3
seconds. The sky was covered with low cloud.
February/March 2000, Richmond: (11:30 pm)
"Sky was dark, no moon. I went out for a cigarette. I always look
at the stars when I am outside. As I was looking, I saw a very dark object, moving from
east to west. If I did not have better than 20/20 vision, I would have missed it, as it
almost blended in with the black sky. I estimate it to be moving at around 100 kph and at
an altitude of about 500 feet. It made no sound, and being a star and airplane buff, it
was not an airplane. It had no marker lights, strobes or any lights at all. It seemed to
have no landing gear visible, and no exhaust ports or jets. It was very quiet, dark. The
shape was like a boomerang as it passed overhead. As it continued away from me, I could
just make out a shape from behind. The first thing I thought of when I saw the shape was
squashed pearls. If you picture a string of 4 black pearls on a table in a straight line,
then you bend the string in the middle so that 2 pearls are on one side of the wing, and 2
pearls down the other side. Then you squish the pearls down until they are
"Basically, it looked similar to the stealth bomber. It looked like a black boomerang
with 4 bumps on it. It was traveling East to West, then right before I lost sight of it
behind a building, it did a quick bank to the right and straightened heading North
"Immediately after seeing this, I ran upstairs told my wife, and called the media and
asked if there were any other reportings. They told me there weren't any reportings, but
took my name and number down and said they will contact me if anyone else reports
Burnaby: (11:00 pm)
The witness was outside his residence when a sudden wind
came up. As it did so, a large ball of beautiful purple light "appeared" in the
sky. No sound accompanied it. The ball appeared to be about 5 feet in diameter. As he
watched, another man approached, stopped and joined him in his observations. The light
drifted slowly towards Deer Lake (southward) and out of sight. Total viewing time was
between 3 and 5 minutes. As soon as the object was lost from sight, the wind stopped!
16-Mar-2000, Corbow Hill (near Duncan):
The witness was at Corbow Hill, south of
Duncan on Vancouver Island, when he saw a light travelling south to northwest in the clear
night sky. He watched it for 15 to 20 seconds. It was a white light pulsating with varying
degrees of intensity. It seemed to be extremely high, but moving too fast for a satellite.
Behind the light was a red metallic yellow object. It appeared to be gaining on the light
when the light suddenly made a 90 degree turn, leaving a red tail behind it. The trailing
object then disappeared. The witness has a private pilot’s license.
Quesnel: (8:05 – 8:23 pm)
The witness, Brad, saw a globe-shaped object with a bright
red lower half silently moving north to northwest. It had a red flashing light that
reflected off the low cloud cover. He viewed it with his binoculars and estimated that it
was about 1 ½ miles away, 800 feet above the ground and travelling about 60 – 70
miles per hour. It was eventually lost to sight in the distance. It was also viewed by his
wife and family.
(9:15 – 9:45 pm)
The witness, his wife and mother-in-law
were driving home (heading southwest along Canada Way) when they spotted a brilliant white
"moon" over Hastings Street (north). This object was surrounded by ten
golf-ball-sized yellow lights (on its perimeter?). As they drove home it seemed to follow
them. On arriving home they got out of the car to view the object. The witness stated that
it was making a noise like a locomotive. The sky was clear with no moon in the sky.
17-Apr-2000, Cranbrook: (11:00 am)
A man and his wife were out shopping and
spotted a white object, stationary in the clear sky. Shortly after, a round black
"thing" was ejected from the object! This "craft" proceeded to gyrate
rapidly about the sky, moving first east to west, then west to south. It completed a full
circle in the five minutes the couple watched it before returning to their shopping.
22-Apr-2000, Surrey: (7:45 pm)
Five boys, aged from 11 to 14, were playing
soccer at the Cloverdale Elementary School when one of them noticed a disc-shaped object
moving across the fairly clear sky in a east to west direction. The object was fairly high
and appeared to be white with a black "circle" underneath. The craft had a
tilting, bobbing motion as took about 2 minutes to cross their field of vision. It then
climbed skyward at the same speed. No sound could be heard from it
24-Apr-2000, Langley: (10:14 pm)
The witness was outside her residence
smoking when she spotted 8 lights ("golden orbs") in a rough IV formation. The
lights were grouped in a 3-2-3 formation and moved in unison (attached?). They made no
noise and were in view approximately 2-3 seconds before zipping off. There were no other
28-Apr-2000, Aldergrove: (10:00 pm)
"On April 28th at approximately
10:00pm we were driving down 264th and 16th Avenue in Aldergrove when all of a sudden out
of nowhere a bright blue light which was followed by a tail behind it came flying through
the sky. It was not a comet or a shooting star because it was below the clouds. It then
started to move very fast across the sky, went about 500 feet, then vanished."
4-May-2000, Kamloops: (8:15
pm) - Thanks to NUFORC for this sighting.
"From my porch I saw a triangular
formation of 4 lights, 3 on the corners of the triangle and 1 large light in the middle.
It hovered around a bit then flew in a circular motion, then it disappeared."
6-May-2000, Kamloops: (9:18 pm) - Thanks to NUFORC
for this sighting.
"Sitting on the back porch of my house, when I saw
this little light in the sky that was moving around in circles. I was kind of curious, so
I pulled out some binoculars. I tried to get a good look at it, but it was moving too much
to really get a good look. I was able to see that it was triangular-shaped. Then it
started to come closer, and I could see it had a light on each side. It came really close
hovering about 100 feet above the ground. It hovered for quite a while. I sat there
staring at it with my mouth open. Then all of a sudden, this giant white light in the
middle came on, lighting up everything, nearly blinding me. I blinked a couple times, then
it was gone."
8-May-2000, Kamloops: (9:05 pm) - Thanks to NUFORC
for this sighting.
Three people watched a large triangular object hovering in
the mountains about 6 kilometres away. After about 5 minutes it separated into 4 more
craft, each triangular with lights on each side and a big one in the middle. After a few
minutes they combined into one and shot off into the sky and disappeared.
"I was finishing a half hour jog and
came to rest on the steps of an apartment building in the 1600 block of West 11th Avenue
to cool off and catch my breath. I was facing north and it was a semi clear night with
lots of small clouds. As I was ready to get up and head home I noticed something which I
thought was clouds moving above a taller apartment building. I realized what I was looking
at was not clouds but a craft of some sorts. I became terrified when I could not identify
it, and was able to continue viewing it as it nearly flew above me. It was traveling south
(up Pine Street) and low to the ground (1000 feet) no sound, with a smooth fast flight
path. As it disappeared from my sight (the apartment buildings blocked my vision from it),
an intense fear over came me and I ran very fast to my apartment (near by)."
"I had dismissed the sighting as perhaps a
hang-glider. When telling this to friends and family, they say that a hang glider would be
unlikely. (what are the likely chances of some one hang gliding or gliding over that area
that time of night?) When reading a recent sighting on your site, "2000 -
Boomerang-shaped Craft Over North Vancouver" It re-created the experience for me, and
every description in that article, along with the date and time is too close for comfort
to forget about."
Vancouver: (10:50 pm)
Two amateur astronomers were out stargazing
on the roof of an apartment building when they spotted a large, dark, boomerang-shaped
craft. Seven trianglular shapes could be made out on the bottom of the craft; one in the
front and three down each side. The object travelled silently from east to west. Total
viewing time was less than 10 seconds. For the full report, click HERE.
18-May-2000, Sorrento: (between
10:30 and 11:00 pm)
A man out walking his dog saw a spherical
object about 1 ½ to 2 feet across and 1 to 1 ½ feet high. A band around the middle,
about 6 inches high, was glowing orange/red. For the full report click HERE.
Tatuk Lake, BC: (evening)
My friend and I went camping to Tatuk Lake right after work on the first night of
the long weekend. It is at least a couple of hours drive from Prince George to Tatuk Lake,
so by the time we got ready and left it was really late when we got there. There were no
camping spots left when we got there so we set up our tent right beside the boat-launch.
When everything was set up we went into the tent to go to sleep. We laid there for 5 or 10
minutes when there was a loud pulsating sound coming from something moving just above the
trees. We were too frightened to look outside until it sounded like it moved off over the
lake and when we unzipped the tent the sound was gone. We never saw any lights and it
definitely was not a helicopter. It sounded like it was very close and small, like it was
moving through the trees. After talking about it for a bit we went to sleep. When we got
up in the morning all the camping spots that were full the night before, on the first
night of the long weekend were empty.
3-Jun-2000, Whistler: (00:30 am)
The witness observed an orange ball just
over the mountain tops that was going on and off at approximately one second intervals. It
was moving on a steady linear course with no erratic movement. The sky was clear, no sound
could be detected and the object was in view for one minute. The light was travelling
southwest to southeast.
8-Jun-2000, Vancouver: (11:45 am)
The witness, Kevin, spotted in the northern sky a white
ball that appeared to be at a considerable height and was moving in an erratic manner (up,
down, left, right). It was the size of the tip of his little finger, held at arm’s
length. He brought the object to the attention of his neighbour, who confirmed its unusual
nature. Kevin turned from the window to try to obtain an additional witness, but when he
returned the object was gone. Total viewing time was about 30 seconds.
8-Jun-2000, Kelowna: (10:15 pm) - Thanks to NUFORC
for this sighting.
The witness was outside having a smoke, watching for the
Northern Lights due to solar flares announced on TV. The witness noticed at 10:15 PM a
satellite trekking along in orbit. The witness states, " I watched for about 5
seconds when the small bright light, no brighter than any other object in orbit, flared a
very bright, roundish, white light for one brief second. After the flare diminished, I
noticed that the object had changed direction by approximately 30 degrees. It was now
moving out of orbit and appeared to be going higher. As the object increased its speed in
that flash and was moving at a new constant speed. As it was moving on the new direction,
it was progressively going from the small bright light (1 - 2 millimeters across) to a
smaller and less bright state until it could no longer be seen. I noticed it while facing
west, looking upwards at 70 degrees ascension. So far as I know anything we have that
'leaves orbit' requires several seconds of 'burn' before it can reach the speeds needed to
totally overcome earth's gravity."
12-Jun-2000, Burnaby: (10:00 pm)
A couple was returning home from Horizons Restaurant on
Burnaby Mountain when they felt as if they were being followed. There was nobody behind or
in front of their Harley Davidson. Then they were surrounded by "a loud very
unearthly kind of electrical sound" that became very loud. It came in three waves
that lasted a total of 30 to 40 seconds. They also saw an extremely bright ball of white
light travelling at tree height above them. The light was "like a small white
sun". The driver geared down to a safe speed to take a good look, but when they
turned around both the light and sound were gone.
John: (1:00 am)
A man in the vicinity of 89th Street and
88th Avenue witnessed a “silver-grayish ball” larger than a satellite moving
high through the sky. The ball had a “really, really” bright yellow light or
glow around it. The size of the glow was about one-fifth the size of the full moon.
There was no tail or debris left behind the object such as one would see behind a meteor.
The light dimmed for 3 to 4 seconds and then returned to its initial brightness. It
traveled in a straight line and was visible for about 45 seconds. The man was familiar
with what satellites looked like. This was different. It was much too large and bright for
it to be a satellite. The man found the event “very disturbing, I stopped breathing
and could feel the pulse in my hands” he said. He lost sight of the object behind a
bank of cloud. The object was viewed against a clear portion of the sky with a starry
Summer 2000, North Surrey, BC: (daytime)
out from my balcony at my apartment on 95th Avenue and 128th Street
looking south. I saw a ufo hovering over 88th Avenue and 128th Street.
It was about 100 feet above the ground. The top was about 3\4 the size
of the bottom and top hat shaped. It was military dull green. It was
tilting on one side towards the ground. My wife said, "You're crazy.
Don't tell anyone!", so I didn't. It was the size of a house.
End of June-2000, Richmond: (2:00 pm)
The witness and a male companion were
travelling south along Garden City in Richmond when they spotted a shiny gray disc-shaped
object travelling SouthWest. The sky was clear. Initially they thought it was an
approaching aircraft but soon changed their minds. It quickly disappeared from sight. They
could not attempt to estimate the object's height. It was in view for probably no more
than 2-3 seconds.
07-Jul-2000, White Rock BC: (09:30 pm)
This took place about 20-30 minutes before a summer thunderstorm formed in the distance,
between Semiahmoo Bay and Birch Bay, Washington State, which we could see from our vantage
point over Semiahmoo Bay in White Rock.
Anyways, as my cousin and I watched the storm clouds form during this warm, clear summer
evening (I always found this fascinating having studied geography for the longest time),
we were having dinner out on the deck, which faces south and overlooks the entire bay and
can see the US -- it is only maybe about 10 km away. I knew we were expecting a
thunderstorm, just looking at the cloud formations, but not the following:
From what we could see, a part of the horizon lit up a bright sodium orange/yellow colour.
(All of this happened within 1-2 seconds)... and a ball of bright orange/yellow shot up
out of the bay. It was immediately trailed by a bolt of what looked like a jagged stream
of lightning, but it, too was orangey-yellow (the same colour as the ball). It was
noiseless, and less than 1 km away. This is not some kind of lightning bolt, I'm sure.
From what I know, normal lightning bolts simultaneously strike the surface and attached to
the clouds and are typically blue.
This ball and bolt, on the other hand, visibly shot upwards from the bay and into the
clouds. It was no red sprite, blue jet, any other type of weather phenomenon that I know
of, SCUD missile or distress flare (which have a smooth, trailing stream and not a jagged
bolt). Being a government officer at the airport, I know what these look like. Anyways, it
was a clear, warm night aside from that storm cloud and many dozens of beachgoers saw it
happen and could not explain it either. But it was pretty amazing.
Unfortunately, I could not get a picture, but I hope my thousand words are worth as much
as that picture. This lasted only about 2 seconds
11-Jul-2000, Vancouver: (8:30 pm)
A man’s daughter and her friend were lying on a
trampoline when they drew his attention to 3 black specks in the evening sky. Through
binoculars they were silvery in appearance with an oblong dome on the top from which could
be seen bright lights attached (?). The bottoms of the craft were the shapes of perfect
stars. The trio continued to watch for a 30-minute period during which time the three
objects kept moving back and forth, but stayed together. Finally the objects disappeared
behind a wispy pink cloud. Although the observers waited until the cloud moved away, the
objects were no longer to be seen. The man kept watching the sky until 11:00 pm when he
observed a bright white light descend to the left of Mt. Seymour (west side). He had it in
view for only a few seconds.
14-Jul-2000, Delta: (11:00 pm)
A woman and her male companion, (a proclaimed skeptic)
watched a "star" flying behind, and slightly above, an airliner coming into
Vancouver on its final approach. Finally the object climbed up into the sky and
disappeared from sight. Total viewing time 15 minutes.
14-Jul-2000, Surrey: (11:30 pm)
The witness was with two companions travelling west on #1
highway when a bright light was observed moving from northeast to west; it appeared to be
crescent-shaped. Allowing for the car's movement, the slowly moving bright white light
seemed to stop before moving forward again. It did not display any other lights (i.e.)
green or red. It was finally lost from view as it moved in front and past the car. Total
viewing time 3-5 minutes.
24-Jul-2000, Vancouver: (7:00 pm)
"Tonight at around 7 pm (it was still daylight outside
and sunny) I decided to lie down on my bed and as I was gazing up to the sky out my window
I noticed what looked like a star moving. The reason I say star is because if it was night
time that is how it would have looked. I thought nothing of it and just thought it was a
plane. As I moved my eyes to the right I saw another and they were both moving to the
right, but slowly. I realized they weren't planes because there were no other lights and
they also slowed down and "hovered" in one spot for quite some time. Then I
noticed another one above the two and saw they were in a triangle formation. The three
lights then started moving upwards together and then I spotted another one below them,
which followed them up into the clouds until they all disappeared from my sight. It was
very strange. I had seen satellites in the sky before and planes and helicopters and
shooting stars. This however was clearly nothing of the sort."
28-Jul-2000, Maple Ridge: (11:59 pm)
A woman looked out the bedroom window and noticed, above
Golden Ears Mountain, what appeared to be a fan set of spotlights shining into the sky
coming from behind the mountain. The lights changed intensity but remained in the same
position, unlike the Northern lights. In addition, there appeared to be dark streaks that
were in front of the mountain. Her husband also briefly witnessed the fan lights at about
12:33 when they both went to bed. At approximately 3:00 she woke up and looked out the
window. The fan lights were gone.
29-Jul-2000, Vancouver: (3:30 pm)
The witness and his mother watched a metallic orb
travelling through a clear sky at a fast pace when it was suddenly joined by a second
similar object; both were travelling in a northeasterly direction. The two observers moved
around to the other side of the house to continue watching them but they were no longer in
sight! Total viewing time about 15 seconds.
Early August-2000, Burnaby: (1:30 am)
"I was at work on the nightshift in Burnaby and
approximately 1:30 am I stepped outside for a cigarette. It was a beautiful clear night,
and I observed a satellite heading from the NE almost directly overhead. About 2 minutes
later I saw, at a high altitude also, a similar light (no distinct shape) heading NE, but
at one point it seemed to flash/expand with a blue circular light, and immediately, and I
mean in an instant, veered 90 degrees and headed North and slightly West. It was the
pulse-flash of blue colour and the immediate right angle turn that was
August-2000, Central Saanich: (9:00 pm)
Witness saw 3 lights in a triangular formation travelling
south towards Victoria. They were solid unblinking yellowy white lights without any tails,
brighter than any other lights in the sky. He believes they were individual objects flying
in formation. He lost sight of them when they went behind Bear Hill. No sound was heard.
3-Aug-2000, Duncan: (11:00 pm –
The initial sighting took place at Lake Road where five
witnesses, whose ages ranged from 16 to 20, watched two objects moving around the sky in
an erratic manner for a period of 30 minutes. These "craft?" were travelling in
a geometric pattern at considerable speed. At 11:30 Sam and Kevin took their three
companions home. After that they relocated to Sunrise Road for a better view, where they
now discovered that more objects had arrived. In all they counted fifteen. These craft
were a variety of colours ranging from flashing blue, red, green and orange. The nearest
one was oval in shape and had "arms’ radiating from each compass point with a
white light attached to each arm. The craft were dancing over Mount Provost and were to be
seen in a northwesterly direction. It was a clear night. During the period of this lengthy
(1½ hrs) observation they also saw ten large vivid flashes of light which were
accompanied by the arrival of a meteor-type object that appeared to "land" in
the same portion of the sky as these lights. At the same time they felt very deep base
type vibrations reverberate through their bodies (sonic impact/concussion?) but, it should
be noted, heard no accompanying explosion. When they finally departed at 1:00 the lights
were still flying grid patterns in the blink of an eye.
3-Aug-2000, Coquitlam: (00:05 am)
The witness saw a "huge" mass of "sparkling,
diamond bright lights" moving slowly towards her house at an estimated height of 100
feet. She was looking south and the "object" was moving in a westerly direction.
She could not determine a structure behind the large number of lights that appeared to be
in three tiers. She went to get her husband out of bed to also observe this remarkable
sight. They watched as it circled slowly behind the house. She dashed into the kitchen to
see it slowly disappear behind a nearby apartment building. No noise could be detected
from it. No animals in the area were barking. Total viewing 2-3 minutes.
"I was driving west on highway 10,
north of the Boundary Bay airport. The sky was absolutely clear with no clouds. I saw a
small propeller powered plane, heading west. It was probably getting ready to land or had
just taken off from the airport. I suddenly noticed an object in the same part of the sky
(from my viewing perspective), as the airplane. At first I thought it was a passenger jet
flying at a considerable altitude higher (and further away), than the propeller plane. The
more I looked at it, the more I thought that it did not look like a jet, and it appeared
to be hanging motionless in the sky (although I was of course, moving west at about 80 km
per hour). It was quite light coloured (whitish), but I also thought it had a bit of a
silvery look to it. I did not see any winglike features, but the object did not look round
or ellipsoid. Plus it did not really seem to have any distinct shadowed area in its
underside. I very much wanted to stop to get a better look, but I didn't want to pull over
on the narrow highway shoulder, so I drove on to the Delta Community Hall intersection
(keeping an eye on the object as best as I safely could while operating my vehicle) and
drove north a short distance, where I found a spot to pull over and stop. I got out of my
vehicle for a better look, but I could no longer find the object in the sky. I thought it
quite odd that it had disappeared so fast, when it had not appeared to be moving when I
had observed it just a minute before.
My best estimate of the object position
would be that it was probably at least 2000 feet elevation, (and quite possibly a mile or
two elevation) and appeared to be situated directly above Boundary Bay, between White Rock
and Point Roberts. I would estimate that the object was probably at least five metres
across. It was situated in a SSW direction from my viewing position, about 25 to 30
degrees above the horizon.
My estimate on the objects height is partly based on the
fact that it had a far away and indistinct look (contour and edges obscured by distance,
no sharp outline, colour contrasts or shadow). I probably observed it over a distance of
about one half a mile, without it changing significantly in direction, indicating the
object was potentially moving in a westerly direction and close by (less than a mile
away), or more likely, not moving much in east/west direction and further away (which
matches perceived distance perception). A high flying jet, moving directly away from my
observing position and increasing in elevation would explain the lack of movement. But
this would not account for its fairly sudden disappearance (although the object seemed far
away, it did not appear to be moving away at a fast rate). The perceived shape of the
object did not match an end view of a jet, although unfortunately, I never had a chance to
get a really good look at it."
3-Aug-2000, Lake Cowichan: (11:00 pm
– 1:00 am)
"Tonight August 3rd at 11pm to 1am to the direction of
Lake Cowichan myself and two other people witnessed reoccurring UFO sightings. At first
there was only one that we all saw and it moved in a triangular pattern for about half of
an hour moving fast then slow but always in the same triangle shape. The object was dim
and then bright all of the sudden and repeated this the entire time. Then we noticed along
the horizon just above the tops of the trees one more and then two, until we figure we had
seen about twelve or so. It was hard to count because they moved so fast, almost dancing
with each other, while some still moved slow and still in a specific pattern. During this
time there were numerous shooting stars with a huge bright flash just before you saw the
star which felt as if it were pulsing through you from the inside out, almost in segments
across the sky. Each shooting star that we saw went in the exact direction and finished in
the spot that we had just seen the UFO in. The colours of the UFOs were red, green, blue
and orange, most had like a blue/green tracer that followed it. There is no way that these
were not UFOs in my mind. I have never seen anything move in such sporadic directions as
these did, they could move across our entire field of vision in a split second and then be
right back were we first spotted them, just as fast as they had moved away from that very
4-Aug-2000, Pitt Lake: (10:55 pm)
The witness and two companions were occupying a cabin at
Pitt Lake when they spotted in the clear night sky a bright white light that suddenly
"appeared" without warning. Larger than any star or satellite they had ever seen
previously. The light appeared in the southwest and travelled slowly and erratically to
the northwest before fading from sight. It did not disappear over the mountain. Total
observation time was 2-3 minutes. The "object" appeared to be high in the sky.
5-Aug-2000, Osprey Lake: (11:00 pm)
Bob and seven friends were at Osprey Lake
when at 23:00 they saw 4-5 red balls of light that pulsated from red to blue to white.
They appeared to be low down in the sky. No noise could be detected. They watched the
objects through a telescope until 00:30, a period of 1½ hours before finally going
indoors. This lake is located near Princeton.
7-Aug-2000, Powell River: (4:30 pm)
A woman was on her sundeck looking westward towards
Vancouver Island when she observed a shiny ball-like object that seemed to be reflecting
sunlight. The object was at a great altitude and appeared to be in the middle of the
strait and was coming towards Powell River at what appeared to be a normal speed for a
conventional aircraft. She watched it for about 1 to 2 minutes. At this point it appeared
to be directly above Harwood Island, which is about 10 miles from Powell River. She could
see it fairly clearly and was sure it was not a normal aircraft. She called for her son to
come out and have a look. That was when it stopped, appeared to reverse its course,
climbed at an incredible speed and disappeared in a matter of 3 to 5 seconds. It was gone
before her son could see it.
9-Aug-2000, Cloverdale: (10:50 pm)
The witness was outside the house when she suddenly saw a
large white oval light, "like a neon sign", appear seemingly quite low. The
"object" was visually the size of a small car! It was travelling from east to
west. It had no accompanying sound and was in view for about 1 1/2 seconds, before
disappearing as mysteriously as it had arrived.
10-Aug-2000, Langley: (9:00 pm)
The witness stepped outside her daughter’s apartment
in Maple Ridge and was surprised to see a large bright orange circle hanging low in the
southern sky, over the nearby Fraser River. It was making no detectable noise. The sky was
overcast. After remaining stationary for a period of two minutes it suddenly blinked out.
10-Aug-2000, Burnaby: (11:00 pm)
A woman (31) saw from the bedroom window a very bright
flashing light that alternated red and white, at a very low altitude (i.e. below the tops
of the nearby trees). The residence is located on Wayburn Drive behind B.C.I.T. and is a
very quiet area, but no sound could be heard, such as a helicopter would make. Total
viewing time 1 minute.
11-Aug-2000, Vancouver: (1:40 – 2:30 am)
The witness and three companions, whose ages ranged from
17-19, were lying on their backs at a residence close to Central Park watching the sky for
the anticipated meteor shower. They observed a "star" that moved left to right
then up and down and seemingly in large circles. It travelled from its original southwest
position to the west and then east. After watching the object’s antics for a period
of at least 45 minutes they then went indoors. It was still in the sky at that time. The
colour of the object was white and it did not change colour during the period of
17-Aug-2000, Proctor: (11:30 pm)
The witness was at her computer when she suddenly noticed
that her two dogs woke up and wanted to go out (she presumed). Once asleep they usually
sleep through the night. On letting them out she saw an object that was stationary and had
red, blue and green flickering lights around the top. Calling her partner out they watched
the object move up, down, left and right. They were unable to detect any noise. But maybe
the dogs had detected a noise? The object was apparently near Proctor ferry and over
Kootenay Lake. After twenty minutes it headed off and landed (?) on the nearby mountain
top. Its lights went out, came back on and then went out again. The witness added that
there have been lots of sightings in Proctor and over Kootenay Lake.
19-Aug-2000, Logan Lake: (11:00 pm)
The two witnesses were in a public
campground at Logan Lake, (near Merritt) when they spotted a large "satellite"
(?) moving across the sky in an east to west direction. Then it stopped, and for the next
hour, whilst hovering, bounced around the sky in an up and down and side to side manner.
The object was golden in colour. The two observers went to bed around midnight. At about
01.00 Daryl once again looked out and the light was closer to the horizon. It flashed a
strobe on its right side then left after 15 minutes, travelling from northwest to
21-Aug-2000, Kootenay Lake: (9:30
The witness spotted a craft hovering over Kootenay Lake,
below the mountain tops. It was flashing red, white and blue lights, although not always
in that sequence. It was making no noise and was observed for 1 hour. According to the
witness reports also came in from Wymar and Salmo observers.
21-Aug-2000, Surrey: (10:50 pm)
The witness was driving her truck along 96th Avenue in
Surrey, heading west towards Scott Road, (120th Street) when she suddenly saw a bright
light "appear" on her left, travelling quickly at a low altitude (500-1000
feet?). She thought at first that it was a plane about to crash. It was heading south to
north and had red and green lights on it. She had it in view for no longer than 20 seconds
before it disappeared from view behind some trees. The night sky was perfectly clear. This
lady is quite familiar with the normal planes that follow the flight path into Vancouver
each and every day.
21-Aug-2000, Shawnigan Lake: (10:52 pm)
"Tonight we saw a spectacular fireball come down over
the south Island, seen from Shawnigan Lake BC. The fireball was some distance to the west,
over the hills, fairly close to the horizon. It was visible longer than most shooting
stars, maybe several seconds, and at a relatively shallow angle of descent, travelling
south to north. The centre of the fireball was green, and it left a bright, glowing yellow
tail. At one point it flared brightly as if it had partly exploded, and then several
pieces briefly glowed yellow as they fell. There was no sound that we could hear. It
remained visible from our vantage point until it passed behind some trees. I'm assuming
that it was a meteor, and larger than most. If anything reached the ground, I'd guess that
it might be roughly somewhere in the vicinity of Cowichan Lake, to the northwest of
21-Aug-2000, Sechelt: (11:02 pm)
Driving north along the Gibsons Highway, the witness
suddenly saw a green "fireball"/meteor (?) approaching from the south travelling
in a northerly direction. She estimated that the object was in view for between 5-7
seconds. It appeared to have a "tail" streaming from it. It seemed to
"dissolve" into the distance. A Vancouver radio station reported on the 22nd
August that a green fireball had been reported from Port Hardy and North Vancouver.
21-Aug-2000, White Rock: (11:59 pm)
The witness looked out of her window around midnight and
saw a bright white diamond-shaped light travelling south to north. She was looking west.
As soon as she saw it a car alarm went off across the street! She turned away from the
window and next she knew it was 1:00, it seems that she had somehow lost an hour.
22-Aug-2000, Proctor: (10:00 pm)
The witness was at work in Proctor when she
observed a big white light over Cranbrook that gave off a very large flash. This may have
been some sort of signal as shortly afterwards two smaller white lights just
"appeared" and moved across the sky to join the larger light. A second witness
also saw the flash.
28-Aug-2000, Poison Mountain: (3:00 am)
The above witnesses were prospecting at
Poison Mountain, 57 miles north west of Lillooet when they left their small tent trailer
to relieve themselves in the nearby bush. They were astonished to see that a large patch
of sky was lit up "like daylight". It had the same appearance that one observes
at either sunset or sunrise. This was looking in an easterly direction. (What time did the
sun begin to rise that day?). Marvin estimates this illumination was at least 100 miles
across! All the surrounding stars were very bright, but in addition they spotted what
seemed to be 8-10 moving lights. Due to the fact they were only wearing shorts and the
temperature was 20 degrees Fahrenheit they only watched for about five minutes before
returning to bed, where they continued to shiver for the remainder of the night. No sound
accompanied this sighting.
2-Sep-2000, Delta: (00:35 am)
Ralph and his friend were on his deck
watching the sky when they first spotted what they assumed was a satellite, very high and
moving in a straight line across the sky from North to South. A few seconds later it was
joined ("just appeared") by two other similar white, steady, lights. As they
proceeded across the sky in parallel lines, the two outside lights kept zig-zagging back
and forth, but still maintaining position with the centre "craft?". The total
viewing time in a clear sky was about 30 seconds. The objects at no time changed colour
and simply moved out of view. No sound was heard.
16-Sep-2000, Nelson: (10:30 pm) - Thanks
A man called to report that he had witnessed a "ball
of fire" hovering to the southeast of his position, over the Selkirk Mountains, he
estimated. Its apparent size was larger than that of a star, although considerably smaller
than the full moon. He reported that he could see yellow, red, and orange flames coming
off the edge of it. The flames appeared to die after about 30 seconds, and then the object
disappeared from sight. Approximately 30 seconds after the object had disappeared from his
sight, he saw a peculiar light streak across the sky. It did not appear to be a meteor, he
20-Sep-2000, Vancouver: (9:29 pm)
At about 9:10 pm, Alexandar noticed a white
circling light over the city, from his residence. Around 9:29 it was joined by a similar
light and shortly afterwards a third. For the next five minutes these three lights
followed each other in a tailing manner - one behind the other. No sound was discernible
during the 50 minutes they were visible. After #2 & #3 left, the remaining light
morphed into a "fuzzy stick" shaped object. Alexandar stated that the light was
easily reflected off the clouds but not to be seen in the open sky! (searchlights?) He has
not had any previous UFO experiences in either Russia (his native country) or Canada, only
read about them.
27-Sep-2000, Abbotsford: (evening)
A friend and I were sitting down on a bench near Bateman
Park, down the road from Clayburn village. We were watching the satellites go by, and we
noticed a very small, almost tiny sparking in the sky. Initially we thought it was a plane
in distress, but once it swooped down very low and swiftly bolted back up into the sky, we
knew it was not a plane. It almost had a glittering effect of blue, red and white. It did
not look like the lights of a plane. It was diving down behind the mountains, and bolting
back up again. We thought that the only way we would believe what we saw was to call
someone. I phoned 104.9 Xfm. The DJ dismissed me as crazy, and went on with the music. In
the next few hours after that there was approximately 6 or 7 others that had seen it.
27-Sep-2000, Abbotsford: (9:00 – 9:30 pm)
Greg and Brady were working at a local Pizza outlet when
they heard reports on XFM radio that listeners were phoning in regarding a UFO sighting,
which some thought was a helicopter. The two boys dashed outside and looking in a westerly
direction could clearly see a large red pulsating light located high in the clear night
sky. The light appeared to be stationary with no detectable sound. After observing this
light/object for a period of about twelve seconds they returned to their pizza work
duties. In the boy’s opinion what they were looking at was not a helicopter. Neither
of the boys have had a previous UFO sighting.
29-Sep-2000, Quesnel: (9:00 pm) - Thanks
"One object, shape unseen. A group of lights circular
in shape (5 in the center 20 outside). Passing from west to east and then east to west.
When going west to east it was rotating in a clockwise direction and on returning west was
rotating anticlockwise. Above the lower cloud level it was distorted and out of the cloud
it was sharp in definition as to the lights. All lights were white but diffused in the
clouded area. Slightly north of my location but on its easterly extent it appeared to be
almost over the top of my house. This was observed by myself, my wife and one guest
leaving and another arriving. At first glance I passed it off as the aurora borealis, but
the rotation and rythmic arc was not consistent with this. I tried to make sense of it but
the item appeared to be above cloud level and not below it. I tried to think maybe it was
a laser light display, but the number of people that may have that equipment in this town
I think would be (0) zero. Also it appeared to be above the cloud not under the cloud
cover. This was observed for 30 minutes continuously at first, then intermitently there
after. Altitude could not be established but it had to be large (over two miles)diameter.
I remember from the bible a wheel inside of a wheel and that came to mind. This was on
Rosh Hashana according to the local radio station but I am not religous."
2-Oct-2000, Surrey/Delta: (8:45 pm)
The witness and four friends, (1 boy and 3 girls, all 16)
were at Scott Road & 90th Avenue when they spotted a blinking red light
that acted in an erratic manner. Without any discernible noise it moved up and down,
backwards and forwards, first slowly then faster. They phoned XFM Radio at 104.9 who gave
them the UFO*BC reporting number. Altogether they watched it for a period of 45 minutes
before leaving their observation location. It was still present when they left. The sky
2-Oct-2000, Delta: (9:00 pm)
A student (15) at Sands Junior Secondary School (Patrick)
reported that he had heard the XFM radio report (see previous sighting) and went out to
scan the sky. He claims to have observed a boomerang-shaped craft that had a red light on
each wing tip. It moved slowly forward, then stopped, then climbed rapidly away. Total
viewing time about 1 minute.
3-Oct-2000, Surrey: (2:30 am)
Another student (14) at Sands Junior Secondary School said
that he and his cousin witnessed a flashing red light while camping out in their yard in
South Surrey, for 15 seconds.
3-Oct-2000, Burnaby: (8:45 – 9:20 pm)
A witness noticed a "bar of flashing lights" in
the sky, slightly north of west. It was about the size of a penny held at arm’s
length, with the ends brighter than the middle. There also appeared to be a dimmer light
slightly above the bar. The lights remained relatively stationary, but slowly dimmed
until, after about 40 minutes, they could no longer be seen.
4-Oct-2000, Vancouver: (7:35 am)
Cliff was driving as a passenger along Marine Drive when he
spotted a rectangular white "cloud" travelling very fast west to east moving
towards the sun, at which point it seemingly vanished. The driver was not able to confirm
this observation. Total viewing time 16 seconds.
10-Oct-2000, Victoria: (7:30 am) - Thanks
"We were working in the middle of a local elementary
school field when my partner notices this shiny craft high in the morning sky. It was a
shiny glowing silver cylinder. We watched this craft travel on a straight path from
horizon to horizon. It only made a jet-like sound when it was overhead for about 10
seconds. The sound started suddenly and ended suddenly. It did not produce a vapor trail.
It was on the flight path from Alaska to Bangor Washington. We often see the U.S. fighters
traveling this path from base to base to base and they are easy to identify. This cylinder
had no identifying marks. Could this be a new Air Forse spy plane? Is it possible to let
me know if anybody else knows anything about these cylinders?"
13-Oct-2000, Kelowna: (00:30 am)
"We were sitting outside by the fire place and we
heard a loud very low rumbling. I am in a rural area and there is little traffic and even
fewer large trucks. I have never heard anything like it before. Regardless, at the time we
dismissed it as a truck or something. About twenty minutes later, my friend pointed to the
sky and started freaking out and there it was. It appeared to be round I couldn’t say
how far away it was or how big it was but it was zigging and zagging moving from west to
east. The color was changing from white to blue to red. And we heard the low rumbling
sound again once it was past us. Although the rumbling and the colors are indicative of a
plane the sound of the rumbling and the motion of the object DEFINITELY were not. I ran to
the house to get my girlfriend to come out and see it but by the time we returned my
friend had lost it in the horizon and it looked like a star or it disappeared I'm not sure
13-Oct-2000, Central Saanich BC: (8:00 pm)
A man and his wife saw 2 lights in the sky travelling west to east at a good rate of
speed. No noise was heard and the lights were a steady yellow/white colour. After
travelling most of the visible sky, the lead light faded away, then the second light faded
away at the same location.
mid-October-2000, North Vancouver:
Two amateur astronomers on a rooftop saw a steady bright
light travelling from south to north. It then "made an abrupt 90 degree turn . . this
happenned very fast and no noise, never breaking its velocity!!!" The object was now
headed towards the east and quickly disappeared into the horizon. Total viewing time about
18-Oct-2000, Vernon: (7:45 pm)
The witness noticed from her balcony window
a huge white light with smaller white lights on its perimeter. The sky was black and the
object appeared to be stationary. She checked her watch and noted that it then remained in
its observed position for a period of three minute before moving off towards Kelowna in a
West to South direction.
18-Oct-2000, Vancouver: (8:45 pm) - Thanks to NUFORC
"I was looking at the stars from my deck, and suddenly
it looked like a curly orangy garland was floating above my head. Then I realized that if
it was a garland, I wouldn't see it (since it was dark already) and even if I did, it
would be moving in the wind, whereas the shape of what I saw was completely static. So I
suddenly realized that I was seeing some flying object, as it was advancing in the air
very steadily (not high speed at all), and it looked like I was seeing the back of the
object (nothing else showed). I could follow it for maybe 20 or 30 seconds, and then the
orangy glow slowly disappeared as it moved further away towards the East. It was
absolutely silent and didn't seem very high in the sky (unless it is a gigantic object).
Had I not looked up at that very moment (when the "garland" was vertically above
me and the most visible) , I probably wouldn't have noticed the object at all."
18-Oct-2000, Vancouver: (10:45 pm)
The witness, Kate, retired fairly early in the evening. She
was awoken by the sound of a huge machine, apparently overhead that was making a surging
sound that lasted for seven minutes then stopped, but did not recede! Equally interesting
was the fact that apparently all the neighbourhood dogs were barking at something? Kate
went outside when the noise again commenced for another five minutes, but was unable to
determine where the loud noise was coming from. To her surprise she saw no one else
outside either looking up or around. She felt the unexplained noise warranted further
investigation. Once again the noise stopped then shortly after recommenced for a final
five minutes. Kate originally thought it might be due to a street cleaning machine, but
quickly ruled that explanation out due to the seemingly overhead location plus the fact
the noise never moved away. During this time the cloud level was low, and it had rained.
This lady lives roughly at 30th & Blenheim, in the Dunbar area. Total experience was
approximately fifteen minutes.
(N.B.) We had a similar "sky sound" report from a
witness at Roberts Creek, Sechelt, in either late September or early October.
21-Oct-2000, Coquitlam: (7:15 am)
The witness was out walking his dog when he noticed a huge
bright white light in the western sky. He estimated it was about 4 kilometres away at a
possible altitude of 500 metres. No noise was discernible from the object which he claims
appeared to be larger than a 747 aircraft. Nor did he notice any unusual reaction from his
dog. He noticed an aircraft approaching from the east. The light which he had thought was
approaching him suddenly began to head south slowly gaining speed before it disappeared
from sight, seemingly gaining altitude as it moved away. The sky was patchy blue with
clouds. Total viewing time about two minutes.
21-Oct-2000, Delta: (8:25 am)
The witness was reading his paper when, glancing out of his
living room window, he observed a silver ball travelling SE - NW at possibly 20-30,000
feet. It was not on a "normal" flight path and was moving far too quickly for a
conventional aircraft. No appendages were visible The sky was blue with a lot of clouds.
The object was seen only passing between and above the clouds. Total sighting time 5-10
November 2000, Duncan, BC:
In 2000 I lived alone in a small cabin on the outskirts of Duncan. The night of my sighting was perfectly clear with no moon.
I went outside near midnight for a cigarette before going to bed. As I
often do when outside on a clear night, I scanned the sky to see if I
could spot a satellite crossing overhead. I didn't have to wait long
until I saw what I thought was a satellite.
I saw a single point of light which appeared identical in colour and
movement to a satellite. It was moving in a straight line from the
north west and tracking south east roughly, with speed typical of a
satellite. I continued to watch it as it drifted almost directly over
my head when it started to slow down. The object came to a slow stop in
the sky just above Orion's Belt. As soon as it stopped moving I lost
sight of it among the vast sky of stars out that night. I scanned the
sky trying to find it, thinking my eyes were playing tricks on me as
satellites cannot stop their orbits, but could not see anything moving.
I returned my gaze to Orion's Belt and waited. After a minute or so I
saw the object moving again, this time starting a slow moving arc and
doing a 180 degree course reversal before stopping again, this time
under Orion's Belt. A short time later it again started moving in
another 180 degree arc back to it's original track, then it stopped
again. These 2 arcs made an "S" kind of track in the sky. When it moved
again it was in a straight line through this "S" course is had just
made and came to a sudden stop near when it had stopped the first time.
It didn't move again for a few minutes after that, then suddenly it
began to glow brighter and brighter in the sky. After a few seconds it
was easily the brightest "star" in the sky. Just a single bright point
of white light. Then it burst across the sky in an instant, going from
a dead stop to a phenomenal speed to a dead stop again, resting just on
the north horizon and hard to see. There was no sound, and no tail on
it like a comet or shooting star. A moment later it again grew brighter
and brighter and again was the brightest light in the sky. And again in
a huge burst of speed it crossed the sky from horizon to horizon from a
dead stop to a dead stop. The time it took to cross this distance was a
single second at the most. Again, no tail or tracer from it and no
sound. Just terrifying speed. Now it was resting on the south horizon
and hard to see. It once again began to glow brighter and brighter,
this time brighter than the previous 2 times. Then it just vanished.
One second it was there, then next it wasn't.
2-Nov-2000, Burnaby: (11:20 pm)
The witness went outside to put the garbage into the bin.
He suddenly heard a very loud "locomotive" type sound overhead and felt
compelled to look up. To his astonishment he perceived a thimble-shaped object with a flat
bottom. The object appeared to have a bright top to it as well as orange, red, and yellow
lights around its perimeter. The underneath of the craft had a huge bright white
light,with a bluey, green neon type) light in the centre. This white light felt warm to
Roy, despite the cold night air. During this time period the neighbours dogs were howling.
He could also feel the vibration within his body from this "whirry", jet-like
noise. The object proceeded to then demonstrate its aerobatic abilities as it moved up and
down and back and forth, all within a relatively small area. All this being accomplished
at high speed. Visually the the craft was the size of a dinner plate and at the
approximate height of incoming aircraft. (2000’?) The object suddenly left in the
direction of Canada Way, crossing over it. But it left no residual sound. The noise it
made accompanied it Roy stated that afterwards he felt thirsty, nauseous, and his hands
were "sunburnt?", also his eyes felt "gritty". Prior to departure the
object stopped for about 30 seconds. Total observation time was 3-4 minutes.
13-Nov-2000, Whistler: (6:15 pm)
The witness was walking on the golf course
when, over Sprout Mountain, he saw a red/orange satellite far away, going up(?) he
thought. It continued to glide towards him on a west to east trajectory, minus
accompanying sound. It became super, super bright white with a purple tinge. Its height
"was that of a plane"(?) turning back to red/orange, then super white again.
"It was a million times brighter than a spotlight". It made Reggie squint. The
light/object(?) continued to travel down the valley and was lost from view in the
distance. Total observation 2 - 3 minutes. The sky was clear.
16-Nov-2000, North Vancouver: (11:10 pm)
The witness was out walking and had arrived
at the junction of Rosslyn Blvd. and Mount Seymour Parkway when he was astonished to see a
large white circular light pass over head in an east to west direction. Jim estimated the
object was at aproximately 500 feet and travelling at about 400 mph. (his calculations).
He estimates he had it in view for about 4-5 seconds before it was lost to view behind
some trees. No noise could be heard from it. No dogs were barking in the area. Up to that
point he had been a skeptic. Suddenly he was converted!
Arriving home he phoned Environment Canada,
who told him they had received 3 - 4 reports! (same object, same day??) The next day he
spoke to David Dodge at the Vancouver Planetarium who stated that he had received two
reports of oblong-shaped lights, "probably meteors"!? It was Dodge who gave him
the UFO*BC Hotline number to call.
21-Nov-2000, Prince George: (8:30 pm) - Thanks to NUFORC
"At approx. 8:30pm I was standing on
my steps having a cigarette and looking up at the stars as it was a beautiful clear night.
I noticed a particularly bright star in the horizon and was looking at it with awe, it
started moving in an erratic pattern. At first I thought it was a falling star or a dying
one. I continued watching it and it started moving toward me. I thought I was seeing
things so I closed my eyes for a few seconds, when I opened them I couldn't believe what I
was seeing it was a triangular shaped flying device with a very bright light that was
sending sparks of light through it, it freaked me out so I ran into the house. I thought I
was just seeing things at first and that my imagination was running away with me but my
daughter has also seen the object and described it to me without knowing what my
21-Nov-2000, Prince George: (8:30 pm) Thanks to NUFORC
"At approx. 8:30pm I was standing on
my steps having a cigarette and looking up at the stars as it was a beautiful clear night.
I noticed a particularly bright star in the horizon and was looking at it with awe, it
started moving in a erratic pattern. At first I thought it was a falling star or a dying
one. I continued watching it and it started moving toward me I thought I was seeing things
so I closed my eyes for a few seconds, when I opened them I couldn't believe what I was
seeing it was a triangular shaped flying device with a very bright light that was sending
sparks of light through it, it freaked me out so I ran into the house. I thought I was
just seeing things at first and that my imagination was running away with me but my
daughter has also seen the object and described it to me without knowing what my
22-Nov-2000, Delta: (8:30 am)
"I was driving west on highway 99,
just west of the highway 91 intersection. The time was just after 8:30 AM (the half hour
news was playing on the radio). The sky was clear with very light and very high cirrus
cloud cover in the southeast direction. I looked out my window and noticed a very
distinct, silvery object that I initially thought was an airplane. It had a cylindrical or
cigar shaped body. Although the object was distinct, I couldn't detect any wing or tail
features in the brief glances I made while trying to keep my eyes on the road and traffic.
The object looked like it was at least 1000 feet or so above Boundary Bay (SSW of my
position at about 40 degrees above the horizon). It was aligned in approximately a
north/south alignment and seemed to be hovering or moving very slowly. There was
absolutely no vapor trail. I kept glancing back at it trying to get a better view. On my
third or fourth glance, it suddenly disappeared - completely. One moment it was there, the
next it had vanished completely. I tried scanning the sky repeatedly and could see nothing
but blue sky. Then just as suddenly, it was there again, in about the same part of the sky
I had seen it, less than a minute before. Again I got two or three glances at it and just
as suddenly as before, it completely vanished. At this point I pulled my vehicle to the
shoulder and stopped my truck. I scanned the whole sky and could find no aircraft. I kept
waiting and scanning but no object reappeared in the sky."
December 1999-2000? between Prince George & Vancouver, BC:
(early afternoon) HBCC UFO
Hi Brian, "Flying Briefcase" is the best description I can
give of what I saw high above the mountains of British Columbia. The recent
reports of black rectangles that have been sent in by others have brought
this episode back to mind. I'm not sure, but think it was likely in December
around 1999 or 2000. I could be quite incorrect on the date. I just know it
was a while ago.
I was flying south from Prince George to Victoria as a passenger on a
regular West Jet flight. We left Prince George in relatively clear sky but
as we neared the Coast Mountains the cloud cover below increased. We were
flying in sunshine well above the clouds, probably at an altitude of around
My seat was near the back of the plane on the right side and I had my face
pressed against the window for most of the flight. I was watching for any
gaps in the clouds below, so I was looking directly down. We were traveling
in a south west direction so the sun was not shining on my side of the
plane. That is when I saw the "briefcase" fly past, right below the wing. If
it had been much more underneath the plane it would have been out of my line
I saw it for only a second but the rectangular shape and black color was
very definite against the backdrop of white clouds below. Instinctively I
turned my head towards the back of the plane where it had disappeared, but
of course saw nothing.
My thought progression went something like this. "Oh, someone lost a
briefcase. A cargo door must be open", followed by, "Don't be silly, it must
have been a very big bird. Lucky we didn't hit it!", and, "I wish we could
turn around and take another look".
I sat bemused for a while, acknowledging to myself that I don't think any
birds really fly that high and even if they did, I don't know of any that
are shaped like a rectangle! I knew it wasn't lost luggage. I've already
been on a plane flying out of Prince George that had an open door in the
cargo area. Believe me, we noticed!
I don't know if anyone else saw the shape. The pilots might have since we
flew right over it, but they certainly weren't going to get on the intercom
and say something like, "Wow! Did any of you see that black thing we almost
hit? I wonder what it was."
Since that time, I've thought periodically about finding someone who has
skills in physics. I certainly don't. I would like to be able to calculate
the size of the object. I know it was actually much larger than a briefcase.
At the speed we were going, I imagine a briefcase would have been no more
than a quick black flash, if that. I feel the shape was quite close to the
plane because of the speed as it passed by. I've been in jets when I've
looked out to see other large jets going the opposite direction not far
below us. They are visible and easily identifiable for a relatively long
As far as I know we were about 30,000 feet and traveling around 400 mph. I
don't know how high the clouds were but we were well above them. The object
was between us and the clouds.
So my physics question is: assuming the object was stationary and within a
thousand feet of the plane, at the speed we were going, how big would it
need to be to appear to be the size of a briefcase.
Any help on that? Thanks, Brian.
Thank you to the witness for their report.
Dec-2000, North Surrey:
I heard there was going to be a meteor
shower one night, so I stuck my Video camera outside the window aimed towards the SW. I
didn't see any meteorites but did see several planes on approach to the airport. I also
picked up some kind of flying object apparently following the Hydro lines up Nordel Way
and then making a hard left turn about Scott Road. It almost looks like a flying car but
the lights are too large and vertically oblong-shaped. It appears to be about 500 ft.
altitude. I thought maybe it was a Helicopter as it was too low for a plane and turned too
sharp. I showed the tape to a friend of mine, who is a Commercial Pilot, and he didn't
know what it was but says it's not a plane and he was pretty sure it wasn't a Chopper. I
misplaced the tape and hope I didn't erase it.
13-Dec-00, Victoria: (8:00 am)
"This morning at 8 am while waiting for my bus to work
I spotted an unusual flying black object, oddly shaped with no visible markings and
producing no audible sound flying slowly from east to west. The object caught my attention
because of it's usual undefined shape and it's oddly rotating movement. It's movement is
what caught my eye because it appeared to move like an erratically spinning top when
slowed down. The object was a hand's length above the tree tops traveling slowly, then
picked up speed and ascended 90 degrees until I could not see it any longer. I have never
seen anything like it in my life! The area I saw it was around the Gorge inlet in