RECENTLY REPORTED BC SIGHTINGS

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Reported 21-Aug-2020

22-July-2020, Vancouver, BC: (10 pm)

On July 22nd, around 10 pm, we were standing in an alley between 55 and 57 Street in the backyard of a house on Knight Street. We were looking toward the southern hemisphere at Jupiter and Saturn I believe. We saw three red lights forming a triangle with a green blinking centre.

UFO*BC Responds:

Can you describe what made the light appear to be something out of the ordinary - what properties would lead you to believe that?

What did the triangle do? Was there any solid structure making up the object or just 3 lights?

Please feel free to write the entire event, and include any/all details you can think of!

Thanks
Richard

Witness Responds:

I was with an old coworker sitting in the passenger seat of his vehicle as I asked him to wait for me to reserve a car online. While I’m doing this on my phone he starts describing three lights... long story short I looked up and saw three red lights in a a triangle form with an intermittent green flash in the centre. I immediately got out thinking could be a drone and said, "Let’s walk closer to see if we can get a better view.", but after walking one block we concluded it was too far away to get closer so there was no visual other than lights. After observing for about 30 seconds it literally slid across the sky like it was on a slide rail and the distance it travelled had to be pretty far because from our point of view it looked like it was on the west of Jupiter and then after sliding across the sky It appeared on the other side of Saturn. Note we did not lose sight of it travelling across the sky. It stayed in this location for about 60 seconds and then it slid back to the original position for about two more minutes then it slid halfway between those two points, turned into a white light and look like it shot off into the distance toward Jupiter. Disappearing within two seconds it also turned into a white light as it shot away. We went back the next night thinking we could see it again but we saw nothing. My coworker said, "Google it. I can’t believe we are the only ones who saw it." When I did I found recent sightings on your website and a video that somebody took on July 22. In that video it appeared to be the same three red lights, however it did not move across the sky like we saw it and some comments on your website suggested it was a weather balloon but I think not!

Reported 23-Aug-2020
23-Aug-2020, Lac Le Jeune, BC
: (12:30 pm)

I was at my house in lac le Jeune, bc and it was a very clear night around 12:30pm. Me and my brother were outside looking at the stars, as we both love to do so, before this we saw 3 shooting stars within 10 minutes of each other then I was looking at the sky where there wasn’t many stars and out of nowhere a ufo popped out of nowhere and flies across the sky for about 30-40 feet then disappeared. Then I saw a blue star in the sky then my brother and I both saw the same ufo flying down at a 25• degree angle. Then I looked back to where the blue star was, and it wasn’t there. The ufo looked blue/black with white and orange flames coming off it.

UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you for the report. Can you provide more details as to what you saw and what made you think it was a UFO? Could you give us a brief description of the timeline? What first brought your attention to it? What direction were you facing? How much of the sky did it traverse? How long did you watch it? How did you lose sight of it? Did it fade away as the sky got brighter? Did it go behind a tree/building?

Richard
UFO*BC

Witness Responds:

I was looking west by the horizon (12:30) and a blue/black orb with white and orange (what looked like flames coming off the back) appeared out of thin air and flew across the sky at no human like speeds. This is why I think it’s a ufo. It drove in the sky in a perfectly straight line for about 2 seconds. Then disappeared, then southwest in the sky I saw a blue star appear. Around 30 (12:02) seconds later my brother and I both saw the orb appear again and fly downwards to the ground at a 25 degree angle. I would also like to add it was a black night and this orb lit up my yard for the short period it was in the sky. After this experience I was in fear and I was very worried.


Reported 23-Aug-2020
23-Aug-2020, Lac Le Jeune, BC
: (12:30 pm)

I was at my house in lac le Jeune, bc and it was a very clear night around 12:30pm. Me and my brother were outside looking at the stars, as we both love to do so, before this we saw 3 shooting stars within 10 minutes of each other then I was looking at the sky where there wasn’t many stars and out of nowhere a ufo popped out of nowhere and flies across the sky for about 30-40 feet then disappeared. Then I saw a blue star in the sky then my brother and I both saw the same ufo flying down at a 25• degree angle. Then I looked back to where the blue star was, and it wasn’t there. The ufo looked blue/black with white and orange flames coming off it.

UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you for the report. Can you provide more details as to what you saw and what made you think it was a UFO? Could you give us a brief description of the timeline? What first brought your attention to it? What direction were you facing? How much of the sky did it traverse? How long did you watch it? How did you lose sight of it? Did it fade away as the sky got brighter? Did it go behind a tree/building?

Richard
UFO*BC

Witness Responds:

I was looking west by the horizon (12:30) and a blue/black orb with white and orange (what looked like flames coming off the back) appeared out of thin air and flew across the sky at no human like speeds. This is why I think it’s a ufo. It drove in the sky in a perfectly straight line for about 2 seconds. Then disappeared, then southwest in the sky I saw a blue star appear. Around 30 (12:02) seconds later my brother and I both saw the orb appear again and fly downwards to the ground at a 25 degree angle. I would also like to add it was a black night and this orb lit up my yard for the short period it was in the sky. After this experience I was in fear and I was very worried.

Reported 25-Aug-2020
20-Aug-2020, Chilliwack, BC
: (11:00 pm)

Hi. I live in Chilliwack BC, and on Aug 20th, 2020 at 11:00 PM. I went  out on the porch and suddenly there was a huge bright orange light, high in the SE sky, kinda over Cultus Lake area. It was big, then slowly faded to nothing, then again appeared. Never seen anything like it. Surely others must have witnessed this. Here is a still image and a video (shortened by UFO*BC):



Reported 29-Aug-2020
Aug-2020, Princeton
:

Hello from Princeton BC. It seems every night I see a bright red flashing light with a blue and white light at about 15 degrees above the northern horizon. It appears just after dark in the same place and doesn’t move while I watch. Last month during neowise watching I saw it the first time and then it was in the south east at 20 degrees above the horizon. It actually looks like a police car hovering in mid-air.

UFO*BC Responds:

I know the local area is getting cell tower upgrades, could it be you are seeing a newly installed beacon for air traffic to notify them of the new towers being installed?

Richard
UFO*BC
www.ufobc.ca

Reported 4-Sep-2020
3-Sep-2020, Chilliwack, BC:
(8:33 pm)

Facing west when a light appeared in the sky, it moved quickly and erratically for a few seconds before vanishing. I reached for my phone and recorded the sky a bit north and the light appeared again, stayed stationary a moment before disappearing. Skylink comes through this area at this time but its not visible at 8:33, moves straight, and is never stationary.

https://youtu.be/Y7nP73xUhGY

Reported 4-Sep-2020
4-Sep-2020, Surrey. BC
: (5:30 pm)

To your knowledge did a large high altitude weather balloon drift over North Delta and Surrey, moving from west to east, this afternoon around 5:30 pm?

UFO*BC Responds:

I know that UBC does release them from time to time, so although it is possible, the timing is a bit late. Weather balloons are usually released early in the morning to get the thermals to allow to gain altitude, and by 5pm, they would be far past the lower mainland.

RIchard
UFO*BC
www.ufobc.ca

Witness Responds:

Thanks for your reply. My son and I went on the Internet and narrowed our sighting down to a Project Loon balloon at roughly 50,000 feet altitude.
I've flown thousands of hours and released weather balloons but this object had us stumped.
Project Loon is operated by Google and its parent company Alphabet.

https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/floating-cell-tower-solar-powered-internet-balloon-sails-over-vancouver-island-1.5093484

Reported 9-Sep-2020
9-Sep-2020, Vancouver, BC
:

41st and fraser st Vancouver bc I took a walk to the Chevron on main and 41st left my house at approximately 4:13am to return at about 4:35 am when I had noticed a bright light in the sky walking eastbound on 41st. this light was brighter than any thing else that had occupied the sky at this time which the ISS had just passed by us as well but this light was still brighter and seemed lower as well as 2closer than anything and there's no way it was a helicopter nor was it a plane. Upon arriving near my house I decided I wanted to get a better look at the object so me and my wife proceeded to head towards the memorial park on 41st and prince albert where we witnessed the object hovering as well reposition itself to stay with in our eyesight. No craft I know of would be able to maneuver like this thing had been able too as it moved in a lateral motion whilst maintain height in a strafe like motion. As soon as we seen the craft start to moved towards our direction which it was moving at a good paced we started to head back home but not before taking cover from this things line of vision which then it had moved higher to see over the trees and was once again in our view. Thinking that the craft was noticing us we took evasive action in order to break the line of sight just to see if it had been fallowing us or had been watching us . it stuck with us the whole way not once breaking the line of sight between us and them. It seemed to have either a sting of lights in a triangular or some sort of circular pattern surrounding the craft also there was not a sound at all coming for the object. I'm not sure what it had been but I can honestly say it was no plane nor helicopter and sure as hell was no drone. Someone must have gotten a look at this light as well and so I'm hoping you have the answer to what the hell this thing was or is.

Reported 9-Sep-2020
9-Sep-2020, Terrace, BC
:

Strange big orangeish tinted light in the sky Northeast direction. I've been watching it for like 10-15 minutes now and it's moving in a slight hovering motion remaining in the same area. Its currently 11:45 pm September 9 2020. My boyfriend suggested that it may be a drone but it looks way too big and bright.. and the color of it doesn't seem drone-like to me.

UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you for the report.

The first thing we like to check is if it could be a natural phenomena. Last night Capella was smack dab in the NE sky around the 11:45 mark, at the top left from the moon (see image below). Given that the object was remaining in the same area, I suspect you may have been looking at Capella as it is the 6th brightest star in our night sky. The orange look is almost certainly due to the smoke from the forest fires in the US (which is clouding up our skies here in Vancouver).

Hope this helps clear up the mystery and glad you can enjoy the lovely evening skies this time of year!

Thanks
Richard
UFO*BC


Reported 11-Sep-2020
10-Sep-2020, Lake Cowichan, BC
:

Dear UFO BC,

I’m hoping you can explain what I saw twice yesterday. I visited Cowichan Lake Tube Shack on September 12, 2020. I entered the water on my tube at 4:47pm. Around 5:00pm I was just floating while looking up in the sky to the east I think and saw what appeared to be a hang glider way up high in a cloudless sky. It banked in a counter-clockwise fashion and then seemed to change into what looked like a falling blanket comprised of four petals. Then it seemed to fade away. Not sure if moved away at high speed, or disintegrated, or cloaked? It was yellow.

A few moments later, the same thing happen to the right of the first one, this time white.
If you hold your arms out up in the sky about a foot apart, that would be the visible distance way up in the sky, not sure how far that actually is. All this occurred at the max physical unaided viewable distance up in the sky.

Is this some sort of cloud reflection of water vapour appearing then disappearing on a hot day?

Thank you for being there, I was not sure who to ask about this.

UFO*BC Responds:

I honestly haven’t heard of that – it may have been some type of gliders, but I would think you’d see a parachute or similar system if it were dropping anything (as they could harm whomever they fell on).

I know that Google has been sending high altitude balloons over Vancouver in the last week or so, so perhaps that is what you managed to see?

I’ll keep digging and let you know if we come across any reasonable explanation to what you saw!

Thanks for the report.

Richard
UFO*BC
www.ufobc.ca

Reported 11-Sep-2020
9-Sep-2020, Victoria, BC
:

Pretty sure saw a UFO in Victoria bc it was flying so fast changing colors sorry about the picture you can barley see it's like blue tho

UFO*BC Responds:

Thanks for the report, but we will need a bit more details to help clarify the report:
When did this happen?
Where in Victoria were you?
What direction were you facing?
What direction was the object/light moving?
What brought it to your initial attention?
What did the object do?
How long did the sighting last?

Thanks!

Richard
UFO*BC
www.ufobc.ca

Reported 12-Sep-2020
5-Sep-2020, Horseshoe Bay, BC:

Was in Horseshoe Bay with my husband last weekend and took a few pictures of a ferry coming in to dock. When reviewing the pictures we found a strange object in one of the photos which was not noticed when the picture was taken. It is a black object to the left of the ferry, center of the picture. Seems too large to be a bird. Any idea what it could be?



UFO*BC Responds:

If you mean this object:


It is a crow, flying close to the camera, going from right to left. Both wings are in the downward position, head and beak are clearly visible to the left and tail on the right.

Or did you mean another part of the photo?

Richard
UFO*BC
www.ufobc.ca

Reported 29-Aug-2020
28-Aug-2020, Chilliwack, BC
:

I was out on my deck taking pictures of the moon when this object suddenly passed in front of me. My impression was: large, quiet, no noise, cigar-shaped, light front and back, no wings or wheels/ landing gear, no tail.  One light in front and one in the back, seemed to be one unit. I thought glider but no wings.

What  could it be?

[UFO*BC NOTE: Further information from the witness indicates the videos were taken in Chilliwack around 9:26 pm on August 28, facing south.]


Reported 14-Sep-2020
3-Sep-2020, Langley, BC:
(2:15 pm)

Hi there,

I wanted to send in 3 pictures of an object I saw in the middle of the day at about 215pm on September 3rd 2020. I live at 209 and 78B ave in Langley BC.

It was a clear day no clouds and I was on my rooftop patio enjoying the sun. I looking at the mountains in the north east when suddenly this white object appeared very high in the sky. This isn't the first time I have scene something strange in the sky at this address. 2 weeks before this I saw a silver object in the sky but it was too far for my camera on my phone to pick up.

At first I thought it might be a drone but it was just too high in the sky. The weird thing is that it just hovered in the sky for a good 10-12 min not moving, then started to come closer to me. It went right above me and then to the east, and finally just disappeared. I have a Samsung s20 and it has 30x zoom on it. I was able to catch 3 pictures at 30x zoom, which is max zoom. If you zoom in on it, It looks like a square box with some kind of white circular field around it. I am absolutely baffled at what it could be. Like I said it was really high in the sky definitely not a plane or a drone. I am very curious what you think it might be.

Thank you for your time. Cheers.

[UFO*BC NOTE: Pictures were almost identical - only 1 shown]

UFO*BC Responds:

Given the date range is similar (and they were in the area) this is likely what you caught:

https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/floating-cell-tower-solar-powered-internet-balloon-sails-over-vancouver-island-1.5093484

One note, ensure you aren’t using digital zoom on your camera, as it isn’t gaining anything, but only cropping. You need to rely on the optical zoom.

Thanks!
Richard
 UFO*BC
www.ufobc.ca

Reported 21-Sep-2020
20-Sep-2020, Richmond, BC
: (8:28 pm)

September 20th, 2020 8:28pm - Richmond, BC

My family and I were in our backyard having a wiener roast when something drew my attention to the sky.  It was a very bright ball of light moving rapidly across the sky. We were facing South and the object was moving from the SW to the NE. The object appeared to be a bright yellowish orange ball of light and moved with purpose. The object appeared to be within our atmosphere and was moving extremely quickly at a steady pace towards the NE.  The object then took a hard right and moved East, disappearing shortly after.

The Object made no sound or projected any emissions.

UFO*BC Responds:

I suspect what you saw was the ISS or International Space Station

https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=Canada&region=British_Columbia&city=Vancouver

It was visible at exactly that time here in Vancouver (Sun Sep 20, 8:23 PM)

Thanks
Richard
UFO*BC
www.ufobc.ca

Witness Responds:

We actually saw that at approximately the same time outside our atmosphere.  The object in question was at a much lower altitude and changed it's direction quite abruptly.  The ISS, if I'm not mistaken, follows a consistent path like a satellite.

UFO*BC Responds:

Ah – so you saw them at the same time. Very interesting. Yes the ISS’s “flightpath” is straight from horizon to horizon.

So in comparison to speed of ISS vs object, how do they relate? How about luminosity?

You said “moved with purpose” I mistakenly assumed you meant a straight line (as in going towards a specific destination rather than meandering about). Can you elaborate more on what gave it purpose? It is an interesting choice of words and I am very curious as to what you mean by it.

It is always difficult to express one’s sighting into words, especially as those words can and often are taken in the wrong context, so I appreciate your patience in be trying to get to the bottom of it.

Thanks
Richard

Witness Responds:

The ISS appeared to move exactly like a satellite with all the same attributes but brighter.

The object the 5 of us viewed was much larger, brighter, closer, and moved quite quickly.

When I said "moved with purpose" perhaps an intelligence. It wasn't just a random light or natural phenomenon in the sky going for a Sunday drive. At times it seemed like it slowed down almost like when you're looking for a place to park in a crowed parking lot.

It then accelerated, took a hard right East and disappeared.

Reported 22-Sep-2020
15-July-2015, Peachland, BC
: (10:30 pm)

My sighting was July 15 2015. I lived in peachland then and at 10:30 that night I went to check on the sprinklers in the back yard. As soon as I got to the bottom step a blue spotlight was shining in front of my neighbour's cabin towards the lake. My first thought was it was a cop light same kind of blue colour. But it was shining bright across the lake then it went out and I looked up and saw a craft in between two pine trees up a street from mine. The craft was bigger than a square but smaller than a rectangle with blue and whites lights across and probably 4 storeys high! It was pretty to see and only lasted about 5 seconds then disappeared in front of me.  We aren’t alone! What I saw was fantastic I’ll never forget it.

Reported 23-Sep-2020
23-Sep-2020, Vancouver, BC
: (12:37 am)

South Vancouver, near Main and Marine Dr. Looking almost directly up, turned south from our top floor balcony. In September 23, 2020.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get either a photo or a video, but at around 12:37am today I was looking at the sky as it is the Autumn Equinox and I celebrate it. While looking almost straight up there was a bright orange light. At first I thought it was a drone but it would have been high enough or even higher for an airplane’s max altitude. It was silent (from what I could tell) and the orange was smooth and not really flashing. It definitely was circular and large, almost the size of a full moon. I was only able to see the exact bottom from what it looks like and it seemed there was a smaller circle inside the large one. It was moving too fast for a drone or a light on a plane, and for a second it seemed like another appeared before both seemed to blink out of view or vanish. It only lasted about a minute and before I thought to take a photo it was gone.

Reported 7-Nov-2020
6-Nov-2020, Nanaimo, BC
: (9:20 pm)

Good morning, I was looking on the internet and listening to the morning news this morning to see if anyone else had commented on or observed the two very bright flashing lights that I observed around 60 degrees North East, on the evening of November 6. They appeared to stay static for about 5 minutes from the point that we noticed them; plus however long they were there before hand. I first noticed them around 9:20 pm. Very difficult to judge the distance from where I was, or how far apart they were. I’m guessing when I say that I think they might have been at least a mile apart and hovering well within local aircraft altitude. I tried contacting the Nanaimo Airport this morning to see if anything had been reported, or perhaps to see if the military had been conducting some type of night exercise with two large helicopters, but I couldn’t reach anyone. Given how windy it was last night, it would be hard to imagine that two helicopters could sustain their unwavering locations for as long as I watched these objects, and no sign of flashing red tail lights that you would expect from a helicopter. They stayed in the same place for at least 5 minutes. There were no visible port or starboard lights, just a very bright overall white light. The timing of the flashes was consistent between the two objects. When they eventually moved away, they moved one at a time in a northerly direction and down toward the horizon out of my line of sight.

I’d appreciate knowing if anyone else reports in on anything that seems to coincide with what I have described here.

Reported 22-Nov-2020
Summer 2000, WhiteRock, BC

Hi, I witnessed an object in the sky in White Rock BC around noon Summer of 2000 while walking outside my condo building pushing my baby in her stroller. It was a beautiful sunny day with no clouds when a bright silver round object caught my eye high in the sky over White Rock City Hall area heading slowly West. It seemed to be reflecting the sun so very bright and shimmery. I thought it was maybe a weather balloon, but for some reason it just hovered in one spot for a what seemed like a few minutes and It was like nothing I had seen before. This is when it might sound weird. I felt as if it was watching me and it knew that I knew it was watching me. It was like a telepathic knowing…I know it sounds odd. I felt a sudden surge of fear and with that, strangely, the silver object zigged to the East in a flash and was gone. I have never seen anything move that fast! I honestly was a little shook up having the feeling of being watched, even in broad daylight and not knowing what I had just seen. It was more like a personal encounter for some reason than just a sighting.
I only told my husband immediately after and no one since as I thought it was nothing too significant, but have never been able to forget what I saw or the feeling that day and felt it was time to share my story.

Reported 23-Nov-2020
Summer 1993, Maple Ridge, BC
:

In the summer of 1993 i had just completed a large deck on the back of my house.My house was on 5 acres with my nearest neighbours being hidden by tall trees.I lived in the Whonnock area of maple ridge.My wife was out that night so i was alone.When i went out on the deck in the dark to look at the night sky i saw a triangular shaped craft, black with 3 different coloured light on each point.One point had blue next green and third white or yellow.The trees around my house were approx.120 feet tall so i would estimate the craft was about 200 to 250 feet above the house.So the dimensions would be70ftx70ft.x70ft. There was absolutely no sound as it was just slowly cruising from east to west.I remember feeling quite calm as it passed over and told my wife when she got home but dismissed it as being nonsense so told nobody else.

Reported 27-Dec-2020
17-Dec-2020, Vancouver, BC
: (9:45 pm)

I live on Commercial and 10th Avenue in Vancouver BC. Tonight, on the evening of Dec 17th, 2020 from 9:45 pm to approximately 10:45 pm, I looked out my window facing the alley and saw swirling misty lights dancing through the sky. I've captured some on video but you can barely make it out do to the poor quality of my phone.

UFO*BC Responded

Hello, What you captured on film are the old style spotlights.
Likely some type of Christmas decoration. These types of lights have been present in Vancouver for eons – annoying yes, but nothing new I’m afraid.

Thanks and take care,
Richard

Reported 16-Jan-2021
8-Aug-2020, Kamloops, BC
: (11:10 pm)

On the night of August 8, 2020 My wife and I were on our deck in Kamloops facing south.It was a clear beautiful night around 11.10 pm.We were stargazing and watching for satellites. Then my wife said to me,what is that? I looked south where she was pointing Their was a large object heading in a easterly direction.Just to the east of our home is a light Industral area that always has bright flood lights on. As the object was low and came into the light you could clearly see it.You could see a boomerang shaped object at that point.
The object was a grey metal type with rust on parts of the wings like it had gone through a rust storm. The Boomerang shaped object was totally silence as it flu by.It continued east and was quickly out of sight. We were just wondering if anyone in the Kamloops area had made a report.

UFO*BC Followup


Thank-you for the report.
I haven't heard of anyone else making such a report for that timeframe.
A few questions:
• How large was the object?
• How high (altitude) was the object, I would assume low as you could see it from the local street level lights?
• You are saying it went form a West to East or a south to East?
• Could you perhaps provide your approximate location so that we can see what the possible flight path of the object may have been?
Thanks and chat soon,
Richard


Good morning Richard. To answer your questions.

The object was approximately 40 (forty) feet long and from tip to tip of the boomerang shaped wing span was approximately 50 (fifty) feet wide.

It was flying from the West to East along the ridge of our valley which we figure was no more than 1000 (one thousand) feet high. It flew directly over top of us at a speed of maybe 20 km, very slow. We were sitting in our lounge chairs looking up at the stars. Jumping out of our chairs, now standing, our necks were tilted back as far as possible and we were looking at the underneath of the object as it flew over. Once it past over us we had a better view because of the neighbours flood lights.
If you look on google earth, you will have a better idea of the terrain.


 

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