Rosa and John Waidner were driving to a bingo game when they
saw something that would rouse their imaginations and rock their
Traveling north on King George Highway, near Bear Creek Park,
the couple saw a sparkling blue light to the west. It was shortly
after supper time Oct. 31, 1974. Rosa, now in her 70s, swears it
was a UFO. She remembers John slowing their station wagon to 25
mph while she struggled for a better look.
Zigzagging, sometimes at 90-degrees, the 30-foot-long object
followed the Waidners for a mile, dipping below the tree line. At
one point it hung motionless about 200 feet from the ground.
Though it was Halloween night, Rosa is certain what she saw
was not fireworks. "You could not mistake it for anything
else," she insists. "They flew very low, flew between
the trees. I saw window frames. I would swear to it in court.
"It knocks you down and out," she said of her
experience. "I couldn't think of anything else for
The Waidners' sighting came 14 days after David Knutson
photographed a strange object in the sky above his Whalley home.
Knutson and the Waidners are not alone. Last year BC logged 51
per cent of all Canadian UFO sightings. And if Harrison is the
Bigfoot capital of the world, Surrey may well be the UFO sighting
capital of Canada.
1996) - by Graham Conway
Since this particular incident we have become acutely aware
that many similar events have taken place, and continue to take
place in close proximity to Hydro transmission lines.
Particularly, it seems of the high tension variety that are seen
crossing the landscape, locally and nationally.
It is also worth mentioning that many abduction events take
place in such locations, as well as "bedroom
intrusions". Wherever it seems, residential areas border
onto the Hydro right of way.
A search also uncovered reports of crop circles
that have been discovered in these previously described
"windows", if indeed they are. Many investigators
acknowledge that any energy producing area/power station, nuclear
plant, dam, mine, etc., will display a record of anomalous
sightings and incidents over an extended period.
Furthermore, we have culled from English language
publications 84 such power line cases, reported from Canada,
Britain, the US, France and Brazil. No doubt, others exist.
Probably the first recorded incident was the series of events
that took place on Sept. 3rd, 1965 at Exeter, New Hampshire, in
the United States. This historic sighting resulted in a book
being written by John Fuller, entitled "Incident at
Exeter", (Pub. G. P. Putnam & Sons).