Houston & Telkwa British Columbia
Date: July 29, 2002
Time: approximately 10:30 - 10:45 p.m.
In the following report there is mention of two names out of the 9
witnesses (Only one of these names - Mr. Stewart goes with the July 29th
sighting, Mrs. Stewart has a separate report). Mr. Gordon Stewart is his
real name, and the only reason I am placing his name in my report is
because the Interior Newspaper received permission from the witness to
print the information, otherwise I would have left the name out of my
report. Although I have permission to use some of the other witnesses'
names, I choose not to place their personal information in my report, a
policy HBCC UFO sticks to.
Location information - Gordon's farm: (Telkwa, British Columbia, Canada) -
The witness owns 160 acres of farming land, treed with Spruce, Aspen and
Pine in areas, with a good number of acres in Hay fields. This supports
his 57 head of cattle. The Stewarts's home sits at 3,000 feet in elevation
and overlooks the Bulkley Valley and Telkwa mountain range in the
distance. (Photos I took from Gordon's farm will be added to my report and
will be seen on my website at a later date. Anyone wishing to post these
reports to their web sites may request the photos and I will send them
along). Gordon's farm is approx 6 kilometers off Highway #16. The next
largest town is Smithers which is approximately 15 miles west from Telkwa,
B.C. and has an airport for the surrounding areas.
I received a telephone call on July 30, 2002 from a reporter (Nicole
Fitzgerald) at the Smithers Interior Newspaper, Smithers, British
Columbia, asking if I had received sighting reports from any of the
residents from the Telkwa, B.C. area. I told Nicole nothing had come in so
far. She went on to give me a brief description of what one witness
(Gordon Stewart - a farmer and resident of the Telkwa area) had told her
he had seen at 10:45 p.m. on July 29, 2002. I asked her if it would be ok
to get his contact information as I wanted to look into the matter and
investigate the report. I received Gordon's contact information.
I telephoned Gordon and set up an interview with him at 8:00 a.m. on
August 1, 2002 at his home in Telkwa, British Columbia. When I arrived at
the gentleman's farm the first thing I noticed was the view, from their
beautiful home and picture window they had an unobstructed view of the
valley below, and across the valley the Telkwa Mountain range stood, still
snow capped. I knocked on the witnesses door and a tall well-built man
greeted me and invited me in.
We discussed farming as we made our way through his home to the living
room and kitchen area. Before sitting down for a coffee and discussing
what he saw, Gordon took me into the living room. He sat down in his
chair, pointed out the window and moved his arm to indicate the location
and flight path of the object. Gordon mentioned that he had been going to
catch a late movie before retiring to bed. He said that he never expected
to have such an exciting night.
At this point Gordon's wife joined us both, and we all sat down at the
kitchen table and he gave me a description of what he saw on July, 29,
It was exactly 10:45 p.m. on July, 29, 2002. Gordon was sitting watching a
late movie when he saw a "HUGE", round white/yellowish object traveling at
approximately 600 miles per hour, fly at low altitude (about 1000 feet
above the ground) through the Bulkley Valley below. "From my distance", he
said, "the object was about the size of a pickup truck." He later went on
to say that the actual size may have been closer to a school bus. The
object traveled, according to the witness, west to east. There was "no"
sound at all and no reaction from his two dogs which were outside at the
time the object passed by. I asked if there was a tail trailing it, he
said no. It was completely round and very bright.
As I mentioned above, the Stewarts's farm sits roughly at an elevation of
3000 feet, and the Telkwa Mountain Range sits at about 3500 feet. The
object was traveling below the top of the Telkwa range, and below the
elevation the Stewart's farm sits. He also mentioned the object would have
passed directly over top of Round Lake which can been seen 2 to 3 miles in
the distance from the farm.
Gordon did step out onto his patio to look around, but the object had
already departed from his sight. He came back in and woke his wife
(Joanna) and told her what he just witnessed. She for some reason wasn't
really surprised. (I will explain below - very interesting!). Gordon made
a call to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to make a report of
what he just witnessed, also wondering if anyone else had reported
anything close to what he just saw. The RCMP told him they had not heard
from anyone else. A Constable took the report by way of telephone. The
next day Mr. Stewart telephoned the Smithers Interior Newspaper and talked
with reporter Nicole Fitzgerald who requested a meeting with Gordon and
took the interview. This is where I came into the picture, as Nicole had
As I mentioned in the report from Gordon, his wife Joanna was not all that
surprised. After Gordon explained what it was he had just seen, thinking
his wife may not believe him, but she spoke up and said that she had seen
a similar light two months prior to his sighting. She did not want to tell
her husband because she thought he wouldn't believe her.
I asked Mrs. Stewart what she had witnessed, she went on to tell me she
was laying in bed a wake with the drapes closed over when a "really bright
white light" lit up the whole room. Joanna said it frightened her, but
still got up slowly and approached the window carefully. She pulled over
the side of the drapes and looked out to see a "HUGE" very bright light.
As the object moved very slowly across their farm, it shone a beam of
white light towards the ground behind their home in a large field. She
started to lose sight of the object, so she moved from the bedroom to the
living room and watched the object fly "slowly" across their field, across
Boundary Road and onto their neighbors farm where she finally lost sight
of it. She said the object moved completely in silence and went on to
describe the beam of light as if someone held a flashlight upside down
pointing downwards. Joanna said it was as if the sun was out, but within a
circle on the ground.
(Investigators Note: I received a
report this year (2002) from a witness south of Burns Lake, a small
farming community called Grassy Plains which is across Francois Lake. This
witness went on to tell me of a similar object which did exactly the same
thing Joanna saw, or described. This may or may not have anything to do
with one another, but both reports would be in the right time frame.)
I sincerely thank Mr. & Mrs. Stewart for sharing the story with me, and
taking the time to allow me in their home to discuss what it was they saw.
Next installment - Why all the aircraft traffic ? - Why was the military
in the area ? - The three witnesses from Houston, B.C, to the July 29 th
sighting. - My Visit to the RCMP.
Copyright - HBCC UFO Research
Brian Vike (Yogi)
Independent UFO Field Investigator/Researcher
HBCC UFO Research
Editor: "Canadian Communicator" Paranormal Magazine
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