UPDATED - Nov 2, 2018

1-Jan-2017, Bowser, Vancouver Island, BC: (just after midnight)

I am in Bowser, BC on Vancouver Island, we live on the beach with no street lights etc. very dark skies. It was 3 minutes after new years eve 2017, I stepped outside for a cigarette and noticed a large bright red light, thinking it was a lingering firework I watched expecting it to fade away! It didn't, it just hovered in one spot, shifting back and forth and up and down just slightly, then another came down on an angle towards it and the other started heading south down island quickly the second was bigger and brighter and they both had a half circle shape to them with red light emanating from the underneath, the second one stayed in one spot for about 4 minutes shifting slightly in all directions, then shot off really fast in the same direction as the first! It was amazing to see! I had no photo space left on my camera so no pictures or video but I will never forget scared me a little though but i know they were ufos no doubt in my mind! They were quite large as well!

1-Jan-2017, Victoria, BC:

My step-dad and I were on our front porch. This was at about 12:20am on January 1st or on New Year's Eve. Our house faces in a south/southeasterly direction, with Tillicum Elementary School directly across the street. As we looked into the sky my step-dad, Ken , saw the orb first. He quickly pointed out to me what he was seeing , the one orange orb. I pointed out the second orange orb , which was higher in the sky and closer to us. Only because Ken was still partially inside the front door was the reason he did not see the other orb. He leaned out and easily spotted the other one. These orbs were about the same size as a full moon. They were in close proximity to each other at first. They seemed about 250 yards apart and then the closer of the two started moving Northeast towards us. It was not at a fast pace but from the distance it started from I would guess about 100 - 150 km/h. The other orb moved away from us in an easterly direction , or towards Mt Tolmie. Since our focus was on the closer of the two I could not guesstimate the speed it was moving. In reflection I would guess they were probably moving at around the same speed. We were trying to figure out whether we were looking at flares , a chinese lantern or something else. Both of us knew they were not helicopters , planes or remote controlled flying objects because there was no noise , the height of the objects , the speed they were moving and the fact there were no other lights. The brightness of the light was stronger than anything else we have seen in the sky. The size of the orbs light was also kind of surprising because we could not make out the shape of the vehicle it was attached to. The closest orb continued towards us for about 10 -15 seconds and then the light simple disappeared. Our focus then went to the second orb which was still continuing in the same direction it started out on. Since it too had travelled for 10 - 15 seconds , it was only now starting to diminish in size. I was pretty sure each light had been about 1000 - 1500 feet high and around the same distance away from us , if not then maybe a little further away. The second light started to disappear and then reappear for two or three seconds each time , until on the third time it did not come back. We are wondering if anyone else had seen these two strange orange orbs on the same night ? Even though there may have been a few clouds in the sky , you were still able to see the stars through the clouds and these orbs were at least two or three times brighter than any stars. I do recall hearing a low oscillating sound that reminded me of an electrical current. I was not able to identify the sound but do recall it stopping when the orb coming towards us disappeared. Thank You for reading about our experience.

Additional: (after email exchange with UFO*BC, omitted for sake of report)

I understand why you may think that what we saw may of been lanterns but they were moving in different directions and the height we saw them at first was higher than any lantern I have ever seen. Also the one moving towards us did grow bigger. Not by a lot but the size was a lot larger than any man made lantern I have heard of. I also must concede the point you make concerning speed of an object against a black back drop. I can only wish I would of been on the ball enough to get a video of the event. Since that did not happen I can understand your skepticism and appreciate the conclusion of a rational answer but this was not an event that is easily explainable. We have gone over possible explanations at the time and have also tried to rationalize the event afterwards but are unable to put a rational explanation to what we witnessed. Once again I am apologizing for not having any evidence for you to view , which makes this next to impossible for you to see through our eyes. We are only sharing this with you in the hopes that it will corroborate someone else's sighting and hopefully a video to go along with what we saw.

5-Jan-2017, Chilliwack, BC:


I am here to report a UFO sighting in Chilliwack BC this evening, Jan 5, 2017 approximately 7:35pm PST. It was a single orb, the colour of a glowing fire, so not quite red nor quite orange. My daughter (25) and I were outside on her deck having a cigarette when I noticed it up in the sky and asked her “what the hell is that?” We watched this orb from the downtown area of town (where it had just appeared in my sight) go in the direction of east south to east and up a bit then zigzagged west and lowered a bit and still going south. As it did this, it started to fade out/in/out until we no longer could see it. It was going fairly slow, almost stopped and bright. To slow to be a plane nor did it flash or change colour.

I must add that there was no sound, like you would here from a plane and I must also point out that there is a slight fog/ haze to the evening sky and a ring around the moon and no stars can be seen.
I’d like to know if anyone else saw it.

Additional: (after email exchange with UFO*BC, omitted for sake of report)

I'd say it "could have" resembled a Chinese wish lantern but at the same time I am not convinced it was. The size of the orb and the distance from us doesn't add up to one, although I do know they come in different sizes. It also did not flicker like one does. The change in direction, the way it just appeared and the zigzagging then the disappearing after a brief fade has me thinking it wasn't. Ty for replying though :-)

29-Jan-2017, Chilliwack, BC:

I was on the edge of a large open field in a park outside of an arena in Chilliwack BC. I was throwing a ball in the dark for my dog and looking up at a very large and bright-appearing Venus in the SWW sky. It looked massive.

After standing in the same spot for several minutes, I noticed three very odd shapes moving left to right along the trail at the opposite side of the large field I was facing, emitting many faint lights and possibly also partially reflecting some light irregularly and intermittently. My mind immediately put these three moving transparent-seeming light-emitting, plastic like shapes as two people on bikes, both wearing odd LED wired jackets or suits, and with the front rider having a matching similar light box or kite box forty feet above him as though on stilts . The three light shapes moved left to right in unison at about the speed of steady riding. The shapes had no clear shape or edge but were a group of faint and organic light zones. The lights inside were moving about, never static, and never in any apparent order. The overall shapes seemed to go from rectangle-ish to long vertical ovals like 2-dimensional amoebas with soupy organic light emitting liquid inside.

They started out moving left to right in unison on the ground along the trail, with two on the ground and the third about 40 feet above the front one, oddly. I wondered what the heck kind of contraption these people had made with their bikes and why. There was a hill behind them which is how I knew they were close. It was about 70 yards to the trail at the other side of the field which ran along the bottom of the hill.

About five seconds after these dramatic-looking light bodies appeared the front one appeared to turn up a hill, speeding up, continuing left to right but 45 degrees up the hill. I imagined a bike riding up a trail fast but could not see any detail of the hill because it was a dark night. The oddly bright light kite connected somehow forty feet above it also went up the hill. The second orb or light emitting thing on the ground seemed to slow down in relation to the front one, but it then suddenly followed and they regained unison. The back yards of houses line the top of the hill, and the light things seemed to slow down at the first house reached at the top of the hill. After this brief slow down, the light things all rise up above the house, still moving slightly to the right, and first ground level light thing rose to the tops of the very tall trees that seemed to line the top of the hill. It was at this point that I knew these were not oddly lit-up bikes and organic-looking LED light boxes. I couldn't make sense of this at all. They were now all tall vertical ovals with no clear borders but instead shapes made out by organic soupy-like starlight inside. Colours may have been blue, white, and some yellow. They were muted, mostly white and blue. These objects were very pronounced and noticeable in the dark night but each seemed transparent with dark space mixed with the lights. Each light was not bright alone, but there were many slight moving intermittent lights. Together the effect was striking. My eyes stayed with the highest one as they all sped up in unison in and above the trees. Once they reached the end of the field (heading north), they turned NEE as though following the shape of the field and sped up, seeming to float over the roofs of a new line of houses. At this point when they sped up, my dog barked. I'm not actually certain that she was barking at them or at my focus on and my reaction to them. It seemed at the time like she was barking at them. They disappeared over the houses.

About 3 minutes later, a plane came over flying in a straight line west to east, and a moment later a somewhat faint shooting star flew north to south near Venus. During this time, bright house spotlights turned on in the yard where they had first reached the top of the hill, slowing down briefly. I suspected people in that noise had also seen this and came out to investigate. These were probably motion sensor lights that were triggered by the people after but apparently not by the orb things. There was no unusual sound although it was cold and I had my jacket hood on. There were no smells. No unusual feelings, energy, sensation etc. I do not believe in aliens etc. but I can't explain what these objects or phenomena were. They were not subtle at all. I was clear headed, not tired etc. The whole thing lasted about a minute from suddenly appearing and finally zipping away as though floating in the wind.

February 2017, Cowichan Valley, BC:


This is my third sighting in the Cowichan Valley. Living on a 13 acre farm, I had my share of paranormal phenomenon and while my wife is somewhat agnostic, she asked me one cold night of February 2017 to go outside and use my laser to show her a UFO in the sky. I went outside and pointed towards what seemed to be a void in space, surrounded by bright stars on the Northwest area from Duncan in what may have been the Pleiades Constellation but I could be wrong. The black void had an hexagonal shape to it and I used my bright green laser to flash towards it. While my wife was standing beside me, a bright flash of light beamed back at us very brightly before disappearing. I used my laser for the second time and in response the same beam of white light came back with the same intensity. We played this communication game 5 times in a row, back and forth, back and forth, before we both got too cold and came back inside the house. This was not the Space Station or any other stationary object in the sky but a clear light emanating from exactly the same source 5 times in a row, playing ping pong signals with my laser. This was clearly a sign of intelligent communication.

7-Feb-2017, French Creek, BC: (just after midnight)

Not too sure what my camera caught tonight over French Creek on the island, so I though maybe you could help me.  I apologise now if there is a simple explanation as I wouldn't like to waste your time.

Thank you.


French Creek UFO1

French Creek UFO2

UFO*BC Responds:

Hi Justin,

As you can see from my very crude “Snipping Tool” drawing (below), what you are seeing is called a lens flare. They are common when there is a bright source of light relative to the rest of the picture. In this case I have tried to draw a red circle around the light source that seems to have caused the flare. As you can see it is nicely in line with the flare itself and is a very bright point of light.


So sadly nothing weird, but a good example of a nighttime lens artifact – in fact an almost perfect teardrop flare,  brought on by the dark sky and lit skyline.


French Creek UFO3

19-Feb-2017, Vancouver, BC: (3:07 am)

There is a bright light hovering over the south eastern sky in Vancouver bc canada it's not a plane it's not a helicopter and it's no drone it's just hovering there it's been there for more than a couple hours it's not the moon or a star it can't be a planet it's too bright it's hovering over Queen Elizabeth Park it's something else my mom has seen it before it stayed then disappeared it's 306am I noticed it at 1130pm February 18 2017 now it Sunday the 19th of February 2017 307am

7-Mar-2017, Vancouver, BC: (11:27 pm)

My husband and I saw a bright, red light in the night sky slightly northeast of our home. The light did not blink and it was perfectly still. It was just slightly larger and slightly more brilliant than the brightest star in the sky. It was spotted through our bathroom window and from that perspective, it did not appear to be very high above the horizon. The sighting happened at about 11:27 p.m. It was observed for approximately 10-11 minutes, then it slowly moved downward, in a controlled descent toward the ground, until it disappeared behind the trees and I couldn't see it any longer. When it fell I could tell that it must have been relatively close to our house as we sit on a bit of a plateau with the ground falling away behind our house. I could see it continue to fall behind the trees at the back of our lot, indicating to me that it was between us and the next ridge over. Could it have been a drone? Can they stay perfectly still like that? It really was perfectly still - I had my head anchored against the windowsill, and I picked an visual anchor spot against a tree in the foreground to ensure I could say with confidence that it did not move for the time I was in that position. I should mention that the area it was spotted is one of the flight routes for one of two airports near our home (Vancouver and Victoria International Airports). I often enjoy watching the plans fly by. No planes flew past while the light was in the sky. The sighting started at approximately 11:27 and ended at 11:38 p.m. Thanks for any insight you might have.

20-Mar-2017, Cranbrook, BC: (9:30 pm MST)

Hey, I'm a first time reporter, long time sky watcher. I've been out on my deck since 9:30mst watching an orb West of Cranbrook BC. I noticed it because there isn't a star in the sky tonight and I can tell it is below the cloud line. the more I watched it the more astounded I was. It seemed to fly one way at high speeds and disappear only to show up in a different part of the cloud headed a different direction. I would say there is plenty, but after watching for an hour I can say I only ever saw one at a time. I watch orbs in clear skys every other day here, but this was bold, under the clouds and lively so I felt the need to report it.

I would also like to mention that on your website you had somebody report a flare like craft over Vancouver Island on new years eve. over ten of us in Cranbrook were arguing over whether a craft that fits the identical description was real or not but we are on the opposite side of BC. It just appeared in the south west sky, I had friends arguing that is was a roman candle but it stayed in the sky for close to 20 minutes without moving and then went north and disappeared.

30-Mar-2017, Sechelt Inlet, BC: (9:00 pm)

Yes last night March 30, 2017 was standing out on my deck around 9:00 pm. I live on the Sechelt Inlet B.C. facing north. To my right looking north east I saw a quickly falling white light and then it appeared to be a burst of white light considerable in nature. I then saw what I thought was an airplane however it’s movements did not seem to indicate what it was. It moved across the sky over the mountain with a white light going off and on as it went from North east to North and back North east where I could no longer see it. I have seen the ISS and I thought it might have been that however it would not have gone one way and then back another!

26-Apr-2017, Kelowna, BC: (4:40 pm)

April 26, 2017 approx 4:40 pm. Daylight, a clear and sunny day. Bright blue skies with scattered clouds.

I was driving across the Kelowna floating bridge towards West Kelowna. As I was driving on the bridge I noticed a silver, shiny, disc or sphere-like object hovering the tree line in the mountains directly in front of me. The UFO continued to hover over two trees, it seemed to reflect or project a silvery shine, it was mesmerizing because it’s shape was so clear and visible. It was not “tiny”, I could clearly see it. As I climbed the hill up, the hill curved to the right of the object and mountain range….my eyes followed it and I was excited to see if from the “other side” of the mountain. As I curved around the mountain the UFO simply disappeared. It did not “fly” vertically or horizontally in another direction, it just…disappeared.

22-May-2017, Vernon, BC: (11:40 pm)

Brought the dog out before bed , then realized it was clear sky could see all the stars. Was focused on looking at moon then noticed one bright stationary light glowing, then seperating in four travelling bright light forming a near perfect square before the four traveling lights faded off, then the stationary light dimmed ,looking like a star.

May 2017, Maple Ridge, BC:

Hi, In early late May or early June during the afternoon while sitting on my deck in Maple Ridge I saw what I thought was a bird gliding in the wind over the pasture. There were several other birds flying much closer to the ground that looked similar. The "bird" I noticed looked white on the bottom and dark on the top. It was about 1000-1500 meters away from me and appeared to be riding the strong wind that was blowing. It was bobbing up and down with periodic horizontal movement heading west toward me. It finally struck me as odd that the bird was riding the wind for so long that I mentioned it to my wife who was on the deck with me but facing the opposite direction as I was (we were seated facing each other). She turned around and immediately said, "That's not a bird". We continued to watch it as it came closer to us. It was moving fairly slow and came to within 10 meters or so of us. As it got closer I asked my wife to get her phone camera out and take a picture or video. As she was reaching for her phone was when the "bird" got the closest to us. Upon seeing it up close it still looked white-ish on the bottom and dark grey on the top and was shaped like a football but about two to three times the size. The football was flying through the air completely silently and without any apparent form of propulsion. As my wife was raising her phone the football took off directly away from us and toward a tree line at the back of the property. It moved much faster this time (covered around 1000 meters in around 5 seconds). As it flew away what appeared to be transparent orb reddish brown in colour periodically flashed around the football. It then dipped behind the trees, headed west and I lost sight of it.

10-June-2017, Prince Rupert, BC:

Was there a ufo over Prince Rupert at midnight..bright white light with no sound flying across our city moving towards Terrace..I see an hear plans everyday and night..but nothing like this

25-Jun-2017, Burnaby, BC: (6:00 pm)

I am in burnaby bc and last night at about 6pm me and my parents noticed something shining in the sky way way up, i managed to get a closer clear look with some really good binoculars and it was in a perfect disk shape like a coin in the sky. It was fluttering like tilting side to side it seemed like it was trying to keep control of it in the strong winds and the shine was from the sun reflecting off the bottom when it tilted. We watched it for about 30 minutes till it got higher and disappeared over vancouver. Very interesting really hope they come back i want to see more!

28-Jun-2017, Aldergrove, BC: (just after midnight)

Hello UFOBC, I was in my backyard (Aldergrove B.C.) on June 28th just after midnight about to have a smoke when I noticed a light in the sky moving from the east to west. I just assumed that it was a satellite and began watching it. Around 90 seconds in observing the light started to "sway" from north to south in a small zig-zag pattern for a few seconds and returned back to a consistent line to accelerate for half a second.This pattern happened a total of three times and before each time the light would have a small orange glow around it, to which it would accelerate with a small cloud of what looked like a white dusty material but was drifting away like sand in the sky. There was a faint sound which was humming but loud like the sound was directed only at me. The light sounded like a large object from a very far distance. It was enough to raise the hair on the back of my neck. I was in shock of what I was witnessing so I ran inside my home to grab my phone and when I came back outside the light was gone. I'm kicking myself in the butt for not having any recording device with me but this was the last thing I expected to see at night and you can rest assured that I will have my phone on standby with the camera for next time. Thanks for taking the time to read this (and to my wife for not killing me after waking her up in a panic). Have an excellent weekend.

28-Jun-2017, Shawnigan Lake, BC: (8:55 pm)

I was sitting on my front deck in Shawnigan Lake and saw something shinny and noticed it was moving toward my house.
I called my wife to come look and went to get my camcorder.
It was 8:55 PM when I started filming.
The ship came from the east to the left of my house and slowly turned south as it neared and continued its turn until it was heading back toward the east to the right side of my house.
I don’t know what else to say.
It was about a ten minute ordeal.
If you pause at 33 or 50 or 55 seconds you get a very clear shot of what this is.

29-Jun-2017, Mission, BC: (10:00 pm)

I e-mailed a previous story about spotting an alien in Langley, B.C on September 30th, 2015
I wanted to report a recent sighting I had today. This happened in Mission, B.C.

I was walking from a friends place after 10 pm. He was feeling tired so I had to head home.
While walking towards James Street, I was looking at the cloudy night sky. I noticed some orange orbs in the sky. They kept making triangle formations with 3 orbs. Then 4 were in the sky, while 2 hid behind tree tops. They moved towards the 4 orbs, and were close together. Every now & then a few would disappear & reappear. They made another triangle formation while I walked 7th avenue trying to get a better look. Eventually I had to turn, so I went home, turned my computer on and e-mailed you quickly. I have some videos and pictures, but I have an old smartphone, so the quality isn’t good with lighting. So I’ll have to try to fix the brightness before I send any Files.

19-July-2014, Naramata, BC:

(Reference: JULY 17 2014). On the following Saturday July 19th I was setting up a satellite dish in Naramata, BC. Going up a ladder I saw a hawk floating by then behind the hawk I saw the same white spot move quickly from one cloud to another from west to east. About 1/4 of the horizon looking almost straight up was blue sky. I did not notice any trail. Of course, the only other possible witness had just gone in the building.

UFO*BC Note: On July 17, 2014, a BC news crew was doing a video of the Smith Creek fire and caught a brief glimpse of an unidentified object. This ufo was believed to be a meteorite that skipped into the atmosphere and then continued back into space.

27-July-2017, Vancouver, BC: (11:30 pm)

I was walking east on 12th Avenue, approaching Commercial Drive. I looked up towards the northeast sky and saw what I thought was a bright planet or star, except it was moving diagonally downwards and to the south. I thought then, it must be a bright satellite or maybe the International Space Station. Then the object just stopped! It moved up and down and side to side slightly. A tree blocked the object for a moment as I continued walking. It hadn't moved, other than continuing to sway a bit, when I emerged on the other side of the tree. I watched the object for maybe another 30 seconds, then it began heading east rapidly and quickly faded away. It appeared as a solid yellow-white light a fair distance away - very much like starlight. The sky was relatively clear. There was no audible noise. It did not blink or change colour. The entire incident lasted no more than 2 or 3 minutes.

29-July-2017, Courtenay, BC:

Hi. I was just outside with my husband. Stargazing. I saw what I thought at first was a satellite, moving from the west to east. Then I noticed directly behind it was another satellite following closely behind it?!! As soon as I noticed the second one, the first disappeared and re appeared further east across the sky moving irratically (side to side) Then the second appeared next to it and they stopped moving. Then they moved apart from each other,VERY quickly, and the one on the right disappeared, and the second one to appear was visible for a few seconds then disappeared. They were not very bright, quite dim. I hope this makes sense, quite the experience and I'm pretty rattled. Yet it's not the first time I have seen strange things in the sky here on the island! I'll share my second story while I'm at it. Last summer (approx august 2016)I was stargazing (yes we love the stars) and I saw something similar to tonight. I saw what I thought was a satellite, and it zoomed off into the sky very quickly and disappeared. Courtenay, BC Thank you for your time.

30-July-2017, Vancouver, BC:

Last night around 10 pm.... my daughter and myself saw what appeared to be a translucent triangle, high altitude, large object, heading east to west, northern skyline. It was in view for a couple of seconds and it was traveling very quickly.

UFO*BC Responds:

Can you please tell us your location where you saw this object? Did you hear any sound? Did it have a colour? Did it block out background lights (stars)? Any other details you can think of?

Dave Pengilly

Witness Responds:

The location was Vancouver, British Columbia. There was no sound. It was colourless, transparent but the outline was visible....like a liquid water triangle all moving in one direction. It did block out what was above it. It moved quickly east to west.

Sorry that's all i have.

31-July-2017, Campbell River, BC: (10 - 11 pm)

I too saw the triangular sighting reported in Vancouver, BC on 31 July, 2017. I live in Campbell River, BC (on Vancouver Island directly across from the other sighting witnessed on the same night in Vancouver) and  on this same date was stargazing on my deck. It was probably between 22:00-23:00 and I saw a very large, low flying triangular object flying low overhead. Three white lights lit up each corner very brightly and a dimmer, long white light connected it together. It was completely silent and flew directly over our house for all of 4 or 5 seconds. It came from the water side so was flying east to west. It blocked out stars behind it. My husband had just gone inside when I saw it so no one else witnessed this. Don’t know what it was but it sure was neat to see.

20-Aug-2017, Coquitlam, BC:

Near midnight on the evening of August 20, 2017, my wife and I watched two strange aircraft fly over the northeast sector of Coquitlam between Burke Mountain and our home in Port Coquitlam. They were moving from east to west and appeared to be at an elevation equal to the highest point of Burke Mountain. They did not fly together in formation. One went through first, and the other one followed a minute or two later. When the first one went through, no sound was audible. When the second one went through, the sound of a jet engine was faintly audible. But it was difficult to accept that this sound was coming from the craft because it was at a low altitude and traveling very fast. We have been to a number of airshows, and I can say that the sound of a jet engine at that elevation and distance would have been extremely loud. The physical crafts themselves were not visible -- only their lights were visible. These were very unusual. They consisted of multiple points of light -- perhaps a dozen or so -- in the general array of a sphere. The apparent size was about half the angle of the full moon. The right half of the array would flash on, and when it flashed off, the left half of the array would flash on -- and so on. The right half was predominantly red, and the left half predominantly white. This flashing on and off made a steady rhythm as each craft flew westward. They were moving very fast, much faster than a small airplane at that elevation and distance. Based on my memory, I would say that they both traversed the distance between the Pitt River and Coquitlam Town Centre -- a distance of 5 km -- in about 30 seconds. This works out to an airspeed of 600 km/hr. As noted, the sound of a jet engine was audible while the second aircraft was going through, but volume was not loud. It was more consistent with that of a passenger jet making its approach to YVR, which is a frequent daily occurrence in our area. Unfortunately, my camera and cell phone were not handy, and if I had gone to get them, I would have missed the whole thing. These craft were too big and too fast to be drones; too fast to be small airplanes; and too quiet to be jet aircraft or helicopters. And they were spherical. In all of my years of watching aircraft in the skies of the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the Gulf Islands, I have never seen anything like them.

25-Aug-2017, Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park, BC:

Hello UFO BC wanted you to see a few photos I took when I was on Vacation in BC. If you look on the small mountain in the back you'll see a brown object almost in the middle and if you look up by my friend's red cap to the right you can see a black object in the sky.

If you look at the second picture you'll see both objects together above her head on the right.

It was Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park and the black object is at 3 o'clock from red cap. You might have to enlarge photo to see it and these photos are about 5 secs apart. I also see a report on your site on July 30 in B.C. about a translucent triangle size of a house wondering if it was the same area. I have been told by locals and friends the Lava Beds area has a lot of unreported sightings of UFOs.


UFO*BC Responds:

Hello Art,

First, let me state that photos are great if they are supporting an actual eye witness account, but not so useful on their own, with the objects being seen on the photos after the fact. Did anyone actually see the fuzzy object over the pink lady's head? If seen, I would say it might be a cloud of dust, such as from a mine shaft explosion. Was a sound heard a few seconds later? If not seen, I would suspect a spot of lint on the camera lens.

The black object beside the red cap is too small and doesn't have enough detail to come to any conclusion. Again, if a disc-shaped object was seen flying over your heads and zipping around the sky, and you only managed to photograph it just before it disappeared, then it would be important as verification of the visual sighting. As a small black dot on a photograph, even if visually seen as such, it does not have much importance.

As for the July 30 sighting, I will ask the person again for more information, especially the sighting location.

Thanks for the report.

Dave Pengilly

15-Sep-2017, Okanagan Lake, BC: (10 pm)

On Friday September 15 2017 I was with a group of friends at a house on the edge of Okanagan Lake, between Peachland and Summerland. At about 10 pm I stepped outside to look at the night sky and saw an irregular ring of oscillating coloured lights hovering approximately 500 feet (?) above east Kelowna. A couple of other strings of similar lights were moving across the sky, but I could not concentrate on all of them at the same time. I called my friends to come and try to explain the phenomenon, since two of them are retired engineers with long experience in science and the aerospace industry. At first we speculated that the ring must be from aircraft lights, but after 15 or 20 minutes it had not moved on, but just continued to hover up and down. With binoculars we could clearly see the lights quickly moving around, and managed to take a photograph. Eventually the ring receded in size, while still keeping the same approximate position in the sky. None of us could explain it.

20-Sep-2017, Sooke, BC:

Good evening,

I live out in Sooke, on Vancouver Island, and as I was out on my front veranda I noticed 2 red lights that just appeared out of nowhere and were travelling towards YYJ Airport but then disappeared after maybe 10 seconds. The altitude was low, under 5,000 feet, and the speed was typical of a small single wing plane. The lights were separated by a distance of what I would estimate to be less than a thousand feet apart, at a distance of probably of 5 km. They both travelled approximately the same speed. 

Needless to say, I went to FlightRadar to check on any small aircraft passing over the general area, towards Victoria Airport or Vancouver, and nothing was there.

Anyhow, maybe somebody else saw it.

I did a quick search in your database for the Summer and Fall Sightings back in 1994 that made the local news in Vancouver regarding the 3 Colored Orbs spotted over the North Shore Mountains, and then the Grand Daddy Sighting of them All, the Sighting that was made along River Road (in Delta BC) and was witnessed by at least 50 people driving home around 7pm. And yes, I was one of those drivers. In fact, I was probably the best positioned driver because where I was parked, the craft was directly in front of me. People called in to local radio station CFOX FM 99.3 and it was the talk of the day, back when Bill Courage was their afternoon DJ, the following day.

That is an event I will never forget. If you're interested in it, go through the archives of the BCTV NewsHour back in 94, relating to those "dancing orbs" over New Westminster, Burnaby and the North Shore. Thousands of people witnessed that, including my Mother in Law and myself. However, the event on River Road was only witnessed in and around River Road and I was one of those people. I would say that is probably the closest encounter I have ever heard of with an object that was silent, changed color, and could accelerate to Mach 3 / 4 without having any kind of sonic boom.


Keep up the Great Work.


UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you David for your report.

May I ask, what makes you believe that this is something beyond that of a normal aircraft? I have personally known FlightRadar to not properly show small civilian aircraft (as they do not enter their flight database), so from an investigative standpoint – why do you think that this cannot be an unreported civilian craft, and worthy of a “UFO” title?

Of course, I am playing devil’s advocate, but thought that the question should be asked none the less.

With regards to the ’94 event – We would love to have more information if you can provide it – it was indeed a “mass sighting” and would love a first-hand account of what happened.

With kind regards,

NOTE: David did reply with a 1994 report - we have posted it at "Sightings 1995".

25-Sep-2017, Vancouver, BC: (7 pm)

My wife and I were driving home today at around 7PM on 70th street towards Oak street Vancouver BC, when we crossed Hudson street, we both saw a light that seemed like a planet, but it was too bright to be a planet. My wife thought it might be a star but there are no stars that big. It was actually low, at around 1000KM altitude it did not twinkle. Shaped as a circle and the color was a warm white like those lamps that are yellowish resembled more like an LED lamp than a metallic vessel. It wasn’t a flying robot as it was too big for that, I would estimate it being the size of a Bus.

We observed it for about 20 seconds it stood static in the air, and than It turned itself off and became dark brown and vanished.

The light was located somewhere over Oak and 70th street or a little further down 70th street.

If any one else reports this please let me know.

Thank you.

Oak Street UFO

26-Sep-2017, Burnaby, BC:

4 lights (looked as if they were bright stars) in a line spread quite far apart in the northwest sky. I live in Burnaby and saw it last night in front of the moon with my family and we couldn't make it out to be anything we recognized. They were moving, following one-by-one higher into the sky and looked as if they were dropping off into something as they disappeared one-by-one.

If you saw anything please email me back cuz I'm interested to hear what you think. Nothing was on the news and there's no way you could've missed it if you were looking into the sky. It took over a large amount of space. Kinda weird aha.

1-Oct-2017, Abbotsford, BC:

This afternoon in Abbotsford B.C. my friend and I witnessed two orbs/discs flying high above. We were both viewing them with binoculars, otherwise they were too high up to view with the naked eye. They both appeared to be emitting some sort of vapor or emission from beneath, and would occasionally light up/glow. One was dark, which we called the Black One, and the other one the Red One. A helicopter soon flew near and the Black One began to move incredibly fast, first to the southwest of us, then to the northeast and then upwards so high it was beyond our viewing. I noticed a shimmering reflective like appearance in the sky behind some light clouds and the Red One made its way towards that so that it was directly underneath the shimmering patch of sky and hovered there for a while before darting off in a similar way as the Black One did. I have watched the skies for a long time and this was quite a distinctly unusual occurrence.

24-Oct-2017, Vancouver, BC: (4:19 pm)

On October 24, 2017 at 4:19 pm. I spotted a UFO above central library downtown Vancouver. I was sitting on a sidewalk bench on Homer street near Robson street. I was facing the library. It was a sunny clear sky. I heard a helicopter. I looked up to watch it pass overhead. I saw a shiny flash above the helicopter higher up. The helicopter disappeared fairly quickly. I continued to watch the shining speck in the sky. It moved from the left to the right. Every once in a while the sun would hit it perfectly so it reflected the light brightly. I  know it wasn't a plane. Planes don't stop and reverse in a straight line. I'm sure it wasn't a drone. It was much too far up there for that. So, I'm not really sure what it was. Other then it was bright, shiny and flying in the sky. I have a few more pictures. Only sent what I thought were the best ones. Shot with my Samsung galaxy S8.

Vancouver UFO 2017Vancouver UFO2 2017

UFO*BC Responds:

Thanks for the email,

Unfortunately there just isn’t enough photographic detail to make a reliable determination of what the object may be – but we will keep note of it, and let you know if we hear anyone else with the same type of report.


24-Oct-2017, North Vancouver: (8:25 pm)


I was in North Vancouver looking North-Westerly just about at Grouse Mountain with my sister-in-law and niece (walking the dogs) about 8:25pm tonight. We were stopped looking up at the stars and noticed four lights very high up. They seemed to be partially above a "cloud cover" - although planes we saw weren't skewed by "clouds".

Anyway, the four lights we saw were moving extremely fast in the northern sky from the East heading West in a slightly Northern direction. They were flying in a formation that made them look almost curved, hence why we thought it was a plane at first. After a few seconds, the four lights moved into a " square" formation, very tight to each other. The top two lights then switched sides, followed by the bottom two lights. They were moving between each other, switching positions. At first I thought it may be a training exercise because of the accuracy of the movements, but they were far too close together to have been four separate planes. The four lights then "switched" positions again, this time all four at once moving laterally to the others position, and then a second later they were all gone. All of this happened with zero sound too, and normally if it's planes, we hear them. Have I mentioned how fast they were moving??

The three of us witnessed the exact same thing and spent the rest of the walk trying to figure out what the hell we had seen. I'm curious if anyone else saw it.


December 2017, Port Moody, BC:

Hello, took this photo within the last 2 weeks and was looking at it just now. Purpose was the chemtrail and view of Port Moody at David Ave and Noons Creek.

Is it a planet? Funny as it is the only photo of this Gigantic Orb.

Port Moody UFO

UFO*BC Responds:

The orb you see in the photo is called a Sun dog, and is more commonly known as a lens flare. It is due to the internal structure of the camera's lens and how it deals with a very bright object (the sun) in the frame. So, no UFO there, but a lovely picture none the less.

Additionally, that isn't a chemtrail, rather a standard vapour trail, that is very common this time of year with the colder weather.

Thanks for the email and the very best of the holiday season!

24-Dec-2017, Prince George, BC:

Dec 24th  1140am 10km west of Prince George BC.

I arrived home and decided to take a nice winter pic in front of our home from inside my truck. When inside the house about an hr later I looked at the pic and noticed a light above my house . I zoomed in to see 2 objects, one above the other, reflecting the sun. These appear to be about 2km away.

Prince George UFO
Prince George UFO2

Enlargement of twin UFO's

UFO*BC Responds:

Unfortunately, the lights you see are most likely reflections off the inside of the windshield, either from lights behind your truck (neighbours across the street?) or even from your camera/phone. We see this quite often.


31-Dec-2017, Nelson, BC: (10 pm)

Around 10 PM last night, myself and two other family members spotted a large very bright orange light moving quickly down the West Arm of Kootenay Lake towards the Fairview residential area of Nelson, BC. It made no sound, appeared to briefly hover at a few points and ascended higher into the sky as it neared and went over the house. Over the next five moments we counted at least ten more of the same objects, best described as a fiery orange glowing lantern, come quickly down the lake from the north in the same pattern. As they got closer, most of them ascended high into the sky and then simply vanished. My son was able to capture poor quality images on his Ipod that at least show the speed and brightness of their approach. Through binoculars, they appeared as a rapidly rotating transparent like object with a fiery flame like glow inside. Unlike the others which came in quick succession, the last two came at roughly the same time (one following closely behind the other) and flew over the house. In between "flights" I noticed a flashing light at the end of the lake from my kitchen window, similar to flash lightning or a camera flash. Truly an unforgettable sight and am curious as to how many others may have witnessed this spectacle. Cheers!

31-Dec-2017, Nanaimo, BC: (10:30 pm)

I along with three friends were witness last night (approx 10:30 pm) to an object that hovered over Mt Benson just west of Nanaimo, B.C. I was at a friend's home in the Old City Quarter last night for a New Years get together.  At one point I went out on the front porch, which faced west, for a cigarette, joining a friend already out there.  On my way out the door my gaze was caught by what seemed to be a completely silent aircraft that had an extremely bright amber light emanating from the nose of the craft. I couldn't make out any details of the craft due to my view being through tree branches. It appeared to be travelling in a due east direction, but the odd thing about it was its apparent low altitude and lack of noise, there were no sounds of any sort of jet or propeller engine. It was travelling very fast and was quickly lost to sight. I mentioned this to the friend already out there and she said well "look at that" pointing to a very bright white light that seemed to pulse on and off, and gave the appearance of moving but didn't ever leave the area in which it was hovering. She further stated that it had been in the exact same spot a half hour earlier when she had come out to have a cigarette. I couldn't tell a specific altitude but it seemed to be around the height that jets or prop planes might fly if they were doing  a short haul flight, definitely not as high as the big jets doing international flights, It appeared to be about the same height as the blinking tail and/or wing lights of an aircraft that was heading due west.  After watching for several minutes I noted a few things:

1.  Although it was a clear night the craft seemed to be surrounded by a fog or clouds of some kind, these were illuminated when ever the extremely bright lights would flash on,

2.  The bright white light appeared to be a series of lights around the circumference of the craft, arranged horizontally, you could see that there were lights both before and after the bright one directly visible that also illuminated the cloud bank, and these lights blinked on and off in a clockwise pattern,

3.  The craft seemed to follow a relatively short course of movement that seemed to mostly involve moving up and down in a vertical manner, it made to noticeable movement either left or right,

4.  At no time did the craft move either towards or away from me, in fact it did seem to be hovering over Mt. Banson the entire time.

After watching for ten or so minutes I went inside and asked a couple friends if the wanted to come check out a ufo, they came outside with me and watched briefly, by this time the cold was becoming uncomfortable and so I went inside.  One of the fellows that I had asked to come take a look went back outside maybe 20 minutes later and then reported to me it had moved north over the Nanaimo area by a small amount.  But by the time I had put on my jacket etc, the craft had disappeared.

I have had one other experience with ufo's which I shared some time ago and happened when I was seven.  I am not given to flights of fancy or prone to delusional thinking, so this experience was definitely enough to make me think we are not alone in the universe.  I will keep my eyes open for other reports in the days that follow. Happy New Year everyone!!