4:00 PM on the 15th of October 1974, a young man called David Knutsen
noticed from his apartment window in Whalley, two RCMP officers. These men
were in the parking lot watching the sky. Looking in the same direction
David saw a disc shaped object. Having recently received a camera for this
birthday he used it to take a rather impressive picture that a short time
later was displayed on the front page of the
Vancouver Sun. However, on
further inquiry it was declared that no police officer had viewed this
craft. Not believing this statement I placed an advertisement in a local
Surrey newspaper seeking further additional witnesses. In four days I had
sixteen phone calls. No one wanted to talk for five minutes, they all
wanted to talk for hours, principally about their own sightings or
experiences. Not one of them was able to confirm what David had seen and
photographed (apart of course, from the "non-existent" police officers).
After the fifth phone call I realized that most of these calls were coming
from an area between Scott Road, (120th Street) and King George Highway,
(134th Street). Both of these roads are principal thoroughfares running
north to south and are parallel. The distance separating them is
approximately two miles. More significant is the fact that right down the
center of this area are Hydro transmission lines and sub stations.
Although these are purely arbitrary boundaries the fact remains that from
then on we researchers became acutely aware of the existence of the
"Surrey Corridor", as it later became known.
Scott Road is the North Delta, Surrey boundary. Remarkably, the majority
of our local reports over the past twenty years have been reported from
the east side of 120th Street. Astonishingly, almost no reports come in
from South Delta, (i.e., Ladner, Tsawwassen) which, strangely enough, have
their own noticeably outstanding set of Hydro transmission lines.
Not only are the reports we receive constant in number, but quite varied
in content. Daylight sightings are frequent, I myself witnessed a white
disc in the sky one Sunday morning, whilst I and my wife visited an ailing
friend. This was from close to Bear Creek Park where many reports seem to
The night the Persian Gulf War officially ceased we had a report of two
triangular shaped objects cross King George Highway at the ninth floor
level of a thirteen story apartment building! Another remarkable feature
of this area is the large number of visitation/abduction stories that have
emerged from around the Bear Creek Park and Newton area. Predictably, we
find that many of the unfortunate "experiencers" live close to or
alongside either transmission towers or electrical substations.
It is also a noticeable fact that numerous reports emerge from the
Guildford area which is probably around two miles east of the imaginary
boundary line of King George Highway, as the UFO flies. In the past twenty
two years I have met and heard from a great many people, young and old,
who recount sightings of their own that have taken place within the
described corridor, certainly over a hundred.
All this came about because of an alert young man and his birthday gift.
Incidentally, a closer examination of David's photograph appears to show a
SECOND object located higher in the sky. Thinking back on this chain of
circumstances, I can't help but speculate as to whether that was the very
first? and very last? sighting that David had. Fifty years of research has
taught me that few witnesses have only one such event in their lives.
Should you happen to read this David, please give me a call and bring me
up to date.