Description of event/sighting: We were driving west in the afternoon into Vancouver on the
#1 freeway. And in a clear sky overhead and to the south was a black object in the oval
shape of a rugby ball! It was not moving and stayed exactly where it was as we approached.
It seemed to be about 2000 feet above the ground near our Central Park and about the size
of a 747.
pulled off the highway to look at it, including 2 policemen. It did not move at all and
was not a balloon or kite. In retrospect, the oval shape could have been a circle shape as
viewed from an angle. It seemed like the opening of a round pipe.
We rushed home expecting to hear breaking news but nothing was said about it. I can see
the area from my apartment and looked with binoculars after getting home but saw nothing
and wondered if my angle of view now was parallel with the shape so it would be a straight
line if in fact it was a flat opening of some kind like a disk? I would love to hear what
it could have been.
Brian, thanks for your reply. Please be clear about the included picture; that I used
Photoshop to duplicate as close as I could to show what I saw. My wife saw it as well, and
it seemed like it was in the area west of Central Park, south of Kingsway. And could have
been about 1000 to 2000 feet up.
Our viewing angle was from the #1 freeway. We noticed it somewhere east of Willingdon Ave.
interchange. It never appeared to be hovering, or moving at all or affected by wind or
anything. It was definitely NOT a balloon or kite. Just solidly stationary in the sky. As
if it was a flat plane of black disk, not even an edge to it. Nor did there appear to be
any structure or shape to it other than the solid black disk. No light reflected off
As we got just past the Willingdon exit, the traffic slowed down and we pulled to the side
of the road as others did. There were even two RCMP officers stopped on a side road, (on
what I think might be called Clydesdale St. which leads onto Grandview Hwy at Boundary Rd)
they were out of their police car looking up at it too. Other traffic had slowed. I passed
by and went home, listening to the radio for reports, but there were none. I even expected
the 6 PM news to have video. When I got home, I live in a high rise in Vancouver and could
see in that direction east, Central Park is directly in my eastern view, I got out my
binoculars but could see nothing. I accounted that to the fact that I thought it was a
flat object, and from my new view, it would only be a line in the sky if it was still
there at all.. The thought did come to mind that it could have been a circular shape, if
viewed directly from below, however I never went closer to find that out.
When I told some others about it, someone suggested it could have been a "black
hole". I DO know what a real black hole is, but that was an apt description of what
it appeared like. As if a pipe was there for some reason, and we could only see the hole
in the pipe, but not the pipe itself.
I wonder if you'd get any interest from the RCMP office near the Gaglardi Way? Caribou Rd
exit? I just discovered your website recently so can't exactly recall the month I saw it,
and it could have even been 2002. Of course most people just smirk when you tell them and
ask if I'm a 'trekkie' too, but it was a phenomenal and unforgettable sight. It would be
most interesting to find others who saw it too.