The flying saucer was back Saturday night and for some,
at least, the impact was dramatic.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Murray of 4378
Torrington were so taken with what they saw that they began honking their car
horn to attract witnesses.
“We stopped and I ran up and knocked
on the door of a house to get the people to come out and see it,” Mrs. Murray
“But Just as I got to the door my
husband shouted that it had gone.”
The Murrays and others reported
seeing what they variously described as a “ball of fire” or bright yellow
“tubular-shaped thing” moving at a high rate of speed over the Gordon Head
It was the latest in a chain of
reported sightings, over the Victoria area and other Vancouver Island
locations. Earlier sightings occurred Wednesday and Thursday night.
Saanich police said they had seven
phone calls about 7 p.m. Saturday from people saying they saw a UFO in the
area of McKenzie Avenue.
Others, like the Murrays, reported
seeing the strange object about 9:30 p.m. in an area ranging from Mount Tolmie
to a point several blocks north of McKenzie.
One woman, who said she didn’t want
to be identified with UFO “believers,” told the Colonist she found herself
forced to believe what she had seen.
“It looked like a ball of fire
hanging up in the sky over Gordon Head — just moving around,” she said. “I try
not to believe in flying saucers. I tried to tell myself this might be a hang
glider with a flare. But that didn’t make sense.”
‘Mrs. Murray said she and her husband
had been talking about Wednesday night’s sightings when they suddenly made
Told of a report that ‘the mysterious
visitor" was seen flying over a Saanich steak-house, a Victoria police officer
quipped: “That place advertises. No doubt the crew intercepted the