At 8:30 pm my girlfriend and I were sitting in our living
room on the fifth floor of 1234 Happy Street (our suite faces south over False
Creek). I happened to be looking out our balcony window, when there was a
large round (from my perspective; had the sense it was spherical) green
light. The object was enormous and low; probably level with the tenth floor
of our building. It's difficult to gauge it's size but it appeared to be
over False Creek and from my vantage point it looked to be a few hundred
feet in diameter. The centre of the object was brilliantly green and the
light defused further from the centre. The bizarre thing was that it didn't
diffuse entirely as it radiated, but had a very defined edge. The object
appeared, remained for about two seconds, then vanished.
My girlfriend was not looking out the window, but the green light lit our
apartment and she also saw something green in the sky in her peripheral
There must be hundreds of witnesses to this event in the Westend and
Extremely bizarre! I welcome your call to discuss this further, if you'd
Questions and Answers:
I spoke with Brian at about 3:00 pm this afternoon and told him I would
snap a shot from our balcony and overlay a graphic of what we saw to the
best of my abilities. This photo is attached. Bare in mind this event was
at night but for the purpose of clarity I used a daytime photo.
I'll now try to answer each of your
1. How would you describe the angular size of the
lights perimeter? (eg: size of loonie at arm's length or size of dinner
plate at arm's length)
The size of a side plate a arm's length; the size is show in the attached
2. Is it possible that the light was from a flare
fired from Vanier Park or perhaps from a boat in False Creek?
Absolutely not. The flare would have been seen rising then falling leaving
3. Can you describe the shade of green? (traffic
light, more yellow or more blue?)
Traffic light (green) - we described it to each other as LED green.
4. Did you hear any sound?
5. Was there anything else abnormal you noted?
6. Have you asked any of your neighbours if they
No, but I will post something in the elevator and laundry room.
7. Do you have a phone number?
604-555-1234 (number changed for privacy).
Thanks so much for the quick response and your attached graphic image. It
is actually a very good image because you used a daylight reference which
provides the best reference. I can now tell exactly where you were
It certainly sounds very strange. I would be most interested if anyone
else saw this. What is a good time to call you? I don't want to be an