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Reported 4-Jun-2014
3-Jun-2014, Kelowna, BC: (9:00 pm)

I was sitting out on my front veranda watching the wind, rain, and lightning storm when over the mountains to the west slightly to the north, I noticed a very bright object with a sparkling trail starting from like a funnel shape, but going vertically, and reflecting in the sun that was visible under the storm clouds. It sat stationary for a couple of minutes, then started gradually heading to the northwest. It would have been over but very close to the top of the mountains just past Okanagan lake to the west. I went and got binoculars and watched it, and then thought to get my video camera.  As it gradually moved away, I have over 2 minutes of video, but every time I tried to zoom in, it went out of focus, but to the naked eye was very sharp and visible in the sky.  It was clearly a roundish shape, and glowed as bright as the sun. I had two other people from the house come out and tell me that I was not seeing things, both of them non-believers, but now they were unsure about that. I will try to view the video on my smart tv to see if enlarged, it is any clearer.  The object was probably around 20-25 km's away when first viewed, so may have been quite a large object.

Reported 11-Jun-2014
8-May-2014, Victoria, BC: (10:30 pm)

In the month of May 2014 I was standing outside of my apartment in Victoria, BC waiting for a cab at approximately 10:30 PM. During my wait on this clear night I was looking up at the various star clusters. My eyes were drawn to one particular group of stars which were bright enough to see quite well even though they were surrounding the area of the sky where the moon was. After staring at this cluster for about a full minute, one of these ‘Stars’ started to move. This object went from being stationary to moving vertically at a consistent rate of speed and a consistent trajectory for about 3 seconds. After which the object started to weave in a narrow slalom (or snake like) pattern. This went on for about another 3 seconds. During this time the object was dimming and re-illuminating with each swerve but at the same time each re-illumination was getting weaker and weaker until the object disappeared all together.

I have been an aviation enthusiast all my life and my brother was an airline pilot for 40 years so I have a better than the ‘average Joe’ understanding of flight characteristics. What I witnessed does not fit the parameters of any aircraft I am familiar with therefore I deem this sighting to be phenomenal in nature.

Reported 12-Jun-2014
11-Jun-2014, Garden Bay, BC: (11:35 pm)

I recently reported a sighting in the sky above Garden Bay B.C. on April 11 of this year. Last night June 11 my wife and I were outside in the backyard enjoying the fireplace when we saw a light in the sky just like the one we saw exactly two months ago to the day. This time it was travelling from due West to East. The object was about one tenth of the size of the moon and again there was absolutely no noise. As before there was a full moon, but this time there were some clouds in the sky. The object was at the same level as the clouds, as sometimes it would be behind the clouds and then it was in front of them. For comparison, earlier in the night a helicopter few over, the unmistakable sound and the nav. lights made it obvious as to what it was. About 20 min. after the object went out of sight we saw a satellite go by and the appearance was totally different from the object that we saw earlier. Garden Bay is across the Straight of Georgia and just south of CFB Comox and just north Nanoose Bay and the Whiskey Golf Maritime testing range, perhaps that could explain the strange objects in the sky at night, I don't know? As before if anyone has an explanation as to what this could be I would be thank full. In the mean time I will be watching the skies more than ever.

Reported 26-Jun-2014
25-Jun-2014, Squamish, BC: (11 pm)

Can't believe I'm posting this but I know what I saw and I'm wondering if there was anyone else in the Squamish area that saw the same in the northern sky? 

At around 11pm, June 25/14 N/E Squamish I looked out my kitchen window to see this object in the sky. I knew immediately it was not a star/comet or a plane… the lights were red/green/white and hovering in one location. It would stay at one spot then would jut up and down, then would quickly flutter from side to side. I have a stabilizing set of binoculars - so it wasn't me shaking or moving around! I watched it with my binoculars for 20 min till it moved north over the mountain top. I really wanted to try and find some explanation of what this object was? Did anyone out there see the same???

Reported 30-Jun-2014
29-Jun-2014, Vancouver, BC:

Yesterday,  (June 29th 2014) I was sitting in my car looking into the sky and I noticed 6 small white dots moving in the sky, they were in a kite shape moving very slowly and then after about 5 minutes slowly moved in a V shape.  They were moving extremely slow and were slightly smaller than stars.  I saw this around 4:00 and the sky was completely clear where I was. I know they weren't stars because they were too small and they were moving.  I lost sight of them after I watched them for a few minutes and then they were gone.  I would like an explanation of what I saw if possible, as it is the weirdest thing I have ever seen.

Reported 10-July-2014
Summer 2007, Armstrong, BC:

I was walking down my street late at night. It was summer, maybe August 2007, and the sky was exceptionally clear. I was admiring the stars when I noticed what I thought was an unusually bright satellite. It was a steady, clear white light about half a centimeter in diameter, and it was making its way across the sky from just behind my left shoulder to my right. I thought it was a satellite because it had an appropriately slow pace, it seemed very high up and didn't have any of the flashing lights that accompany an airplane.  I watched it as it made its way towards the centre of the sky above my head, and right at its apex it stopped dead. I stopped on the side walk and watched it. It stood perfectly still right above me for about ten seconds, then it became slightly larger and brighter, as if it were coming closer to me. Then it slowly moved in a straight line backwards and forwards over my head, sometimes speeding up, sometimes slowing down, never moving more then about a hands breadth at arms length away from its previously stationary position in either direction. It moved backwards and forwards as if observing me for about 45 seconds, and just when I was really becoming uneasy it shot at a slight angle up into the sky and disappeared. I told my boyfriend about it a couple days later and he told me that he and his father had seen the exact same thing at the same time that night.

Reported 12-July-2014
7/8/9-July-2014, Kootenay Lake, BC: (10:30 - 11:30 pm)

Multiple events over three nights East shore Kootenay Lake directly across from Kokanee Glacier.  All three nights were warm and dry with either no clouds or a couple small ones. There was no haze, the air is dry so clarity is good.  There was an approximate half moon and it was bright.

First night all three of us were on the lake shore star gazing and looking for satellites to watch.  We started to see satellites pretty frequently almost right away.  Soon my daughter mentioned that she was seeing bright flashes in the sky to the south.  Turning our attention to the south we all started to see them.  This was not lightening, planes, or any satellite (tumbling or geosynchronous) flight path pattern was evident. The lights seemed too random, but uniformly bright white and would flash for the same duration.  In each case they would go on and off like a flashbulb.  In all we saw approximately twelve before calling it a night. 

The last two were a little more significant.  I had seen three in the same place over about five minutes and the fourth I saw in the same place.  At the same time my wife and daughter saw another one directly west of us high in the sky.  I used the binoculars to look at the same point in the sky to the south I had been seeing them and asked my wife and daughter to do the same in case I had to adjust the view.  I had been looking in the spot for about a minute when one of what I thought was a star (since it was stationary and about as bright as a medium bright star) suddenly zipped of at immense speed away and out of view...faster than any satellite I have observed.

We saw one more flash the next night and then three more in quick succession the night after that.  These sightings were more in the west and directly west of us high in the sky. 

I have seen flashes in the night sky on numerous occasions over the years since I like to watch the sky.  I have even seen two before in rapid succession in the same area of sky before, but nothing like this.  In those other instances I was in the Fraser Valley and even though it was clear the light pollution and air pollution affects clarity of viewing.

All this makes me wonder why there are not more reports on this matter.  Has anyone tried a time lapse video to check for anomalies?  Has any Astronomer checked into these?

Reported 29-July-2014
19-Jul-2014, Mount Tzouhalem (near Duncan), BC: (00:15 - 00:25)

Lying on our backs watching the stars I noticed what I initially thought was a satellite. A bright light flared from it fora second, expanding to about 5mm  in diameter. I was slightly stunned by this but managed to make out the object move off in a NE direction at what seemed to be a slow speed but it got smaller and dissapeared making me realise it must have gone away from Earth at a great speed. It happened so fast my girlfriend missed it. I'm not sure what man has managed to build and test up there but it was like something from star wars. I see other similar sightings have been posted from this area. Anyone know what that might have been?

Reported 19-July-2014
31-May-2014, Abbotsford, BC: (5:00 am)

This sighting was around May 31, 2014 around 5:00am. I live around McCallum Road not far from the 7/11 store.

I had slept through most of the day so that night I was having trouble sleeping. Around 5am I went out back onto my patio to have a cigarette. In the sky I saw a bright blue light approach from the west. It was gliding through the sky at a medium-fast speed and would zigzag some of the time. It being 5am it was completely silent out and considering it wasn't very high up one would expect a sound if it was a plane, but no there was not. My phone was upstairs in my bedroom so I knew that if I were to get it I would miss it. I followed it down my driveway and as far as I could until it was too far.

It was creepy how silent it was, not to mention the zigzagging maneuvers. This could not have been a plane in my opinion.

Reported 22-July-2014
15-Jul-2015, Botany Valley, BC:

We were camping in Botany Valley which is between Lytton and Lilooet.  We were at Pesultko Lake which is very remote at 4000 feet and nestled between a number of mountains. It was morning with no clouds and very clear. Two adults were sitting at a picnic table in a clearing, one adult was standing by some trees and one adult by the camper under an awning.

At about 8:00-8:30 the silence was interrupted by the roar of what sounded like a jet engine coming from the east travelling at very high speed. We all looked up to see what sounded like a fighter jet at low altitude (400-700 feet), but what three adults saw was a very small jet black object at low altitude with pointy triangular wings. The trajectory looked like it was going to crash into the mountain or across the lake. The part which was so baffling was that the object and sound disappeared immediately above us. The most inexplicable part of the experience is that the sound was so loud and disappeared completely directly above us all and did not complete the expected trajectory. The adults involved a nurse, a doctor, a pilot and psychologist. The pilot works just outside of an airport so is familiar with the sounds and trajectories and flight patterns of aircraft.  He has no ability to explain the incident.

Reported 2-Aug-2014
Summer 2014, Abbotsford, BC:

Every clear night in the summer, there is a light in the sky above Abbotsford, BC that shows up after midnight near downtown. It looks like a very large bright star through the naked eye, but if you look at it hard, you can tell there are flickers of green and red, as well as the white light. Through binoculars, you can see a cluster of coloured lights, and an orb that seems to be zig-zagging slightly, but stays in the same location. It is not always in the same spot, but it is always in the same area. It is at a level that is lower than the airplanes fly. It looks like some of the coloured lights detach and fall away from the orb, and others seem to be re-attaching to the orb.

You can see it if you are driving east along South Fraser Way, once you cross Gladwin or Ware, and also from McCallum Road, facing north. Otherwise, you can locate the tree line that runs east and west, slightly north of South Fraser Way, between Ware Street and Five Corners. Look in the general area over the tree line (which is in the direction of the Transfer Station and the Skydiving Landing). It usually stays there until daylight.

Binoculars or a telescope would be best.

UFO*BC Responds:

It most likely IS a star. This is a common phenomena - scintillation - disturbances in the atmosphere cause the colors. I have seen this many times and the effect is even more dramatic when looking through binoculars.

Gord Heath

Reported 7-Aug-2014
6-Aug-2014, White Rock, BC: (10:45 pm)

My boyfriend who lives in surrey about 20km away from me called me telling me to look outside cause there was a meteor shower. I went outside to look for meteors, when all of a sudden he said "What is THAT!? Look straight up!" I looked up and saw what looked like a star, moving in spirals, shooting very faint miniature balls of light out of it. Then I saw another one. My boyfriend then got his binoculars and said the balls of light were actually points on a triangle, and since we could both see this thing directly above us from that far away from each other, this thing must have been huge, and quite far up. It was there for a good half hour at least before it took off.

Reported 8-Aug-2014
8-Aug-2014, Maple Ridge, BC: (10:40 pm)

I saw a fiery red object with a white centre. It moved slowly from north to west in the sky. I saw a passenger jet at the same time that looked lower than the light. It then came to a full stop and then seemed to move away straight out and fade out. This all took about 1 minute at about 10:40 pm. This not the first time I have seen something like this. I had not been drinking and I don't do drugs. I was just out locking up my car for the night. I was hoping that some one else saw the some thing. I would like to stay anonymous. You can send me an email if this event is real. I am a 52 year old family man.

Reported 12-Aug-2014
11-Aug-2014, Campbell River, BC: (11:05 pm)

I had a really weird experience last night that I would like to share.

Last night around 21:05 I was getting ready for bed and I decided to look out my bedroom window. It was almost dusk but still very bright out. A close to full moon rising which was out of sight to me but adding to the brightness.

I was looking west. I saw what I first thought was a plane low in the sky. There is a small airport in that direction so it wasn't out of place. The object was below the low cloud cover but above the tree in my neighbor's yard. I could see a red and a green light, so ok, yes, plane. But the object was not moving at all. Then the outer lights turned so I was looking at both a brilliant red and green light both on the same side. There was no tilt or dip like you would expect from a plane turning. It was a stationary turn. I was looking at what looked like a short soup can with large bright red, green (and white?) lights.

As I was trying to comprehend, the object moved straight down, fast and smooth. Picture a spider dropping down on it's web. I have never seen anything airborne move with that precision before. The object was now about halfway down the neighbor's tree in altitude. It then moved horizontally both north and south. I would lose sight of it behind the tree at some points.

It was so low in the sky. I could clearly see the features. At this point I was moving from scared into terrified. I backed away and started to close all the windows and blinds in my house. This was too close for comfort. I always imagined if I had a sighting, it would be from afar. I texted my husband to come home. I peeked out the window and saw the object was still there. My husband came home quickly, he was just across the street. I made him look out the window. He saw nothing.

I could hardly sleep last night. I have a lot of questions. First, other people had to of seen that. It was so low and very bright. All my other questions are just my imagination running wild with fear. Is there anything that could be an explanation that I'm not thinking of?

Reported 17-Aug-2014
16-Aug-2014, Shawnigan Lake, BC: (around 10 pm)

We were sitting on our back deck looking west over Shawnigan Lake. The sky was quite dark, late stage of dusk and there was no moon. Coming from behind the hill on the other side of the lake were two red orbs - they came up and over the hill horizontally aligned then one shifted to be directly beneath the other so that they were perfectly vertically aligned as they moved closer. There was no sound and they stayed stationary in this position for a couple of minutes. There were four bright lights pulsating at the top and the bottom of each and we could tell they were perfect circles. They were both red and glowing. In terms of size, obviously really big since they made the hill across the lake look small. They slowly vanished. Then about 3 minutes later another appeared, a single one this time, to the south on our side of the lake and much closer. It came up over the trees and hovered in place for a couple of minutes before vanishing. They weren't Chinese lanterns as they were much too large and because the maneuvered in a very precise way that the wind couldn't do (plus it was a windless night). They were also able to remain perfectly stationary.

Reported 29-Aug-2014
28-Aug-2014, White Rock, BC: (9:20 pm)

Out from the west about 10 degrees to the left and about 10 degrees above the horizon I saw a very bright light in the sky with two smaller objects, one a few degrees to the north and the other a few degrees down towards the horizon. The three objects merged and then within a few seconds disappeared. I was not high on booze or drugs and this was the most strange thing I saw. I do not believe in Ufo's  but this was truly strange.

Reported 1-Sep-2014
1-Sep-2014, Delta, BC: (12:25 - 12:28 pm)

I was on my deck relaxing when I noticed in the northwest sky at about a 45 degree angle from the horizon a small stationary white object. I could tell it was stationary as the clouds were slowly moving in one direction in that area of sky but it remained stationary relative to nearby tree tops and branches. The object had blue sky behind it. It was too small for me to discern what it was. I called to my partner and she started watching it too. Total viewing time at this point was approximately one minute.

I went into the house to fetch my camera and tripod. When I came out after about one minute my partner said that she had watched it slowly move to the right (northeast) into an area of cloud making it impossible to see. We kept watching out for it for about another minute. Suddenly a white object appeared from the edge of the white cloud background travelling very fast along a horizontal trajectory. At this point it was about 3 times larger or 3 times closer if it was the same object. It crossed a 30 degree horizontal arc of the sky in about 5 seconds disappearing behind the trees! The direction of travel was to the southwest. At the time I uttered to my partner “what the hell is that?” and managed to snap two photographs. By then it was only about 30 degrees above the horizon. Unfortunately, the camera’s autofocus focused on the tree tips making the object slightly blurry.


Additional Witness Information:

Hi guys,

I think it may had been one of these that I saw and photographed:

I also attached an image. I know engineering companies use these to obtain aerial views of projects. Maybe they were taking shots of the new Highway 17 below our place as the object hovered over it for a while.

Phantom Quadcopter

Reported 2-Sep-2014

Hi.  For the past couple of months, I have been downloading a lot of pictures from Mars (usually from NASA's website). I've spent many hours studying said pictures and noting the anomalies I found (and there's a lot of them).

Last week, though, I happened to download a (rather large) photo from the Murray Space Image Centre of The Planetary Society (the seriousness of that organisation is well established).

In a jaw-dropping moment, I found, almost hidden behind a rocky formation,  what appeared to be a... person.  It rapidly became clear that I was in fact looking at an alien (of the "Grey" brand).

With great excitement and anticipation, I uploaded said picture on YouTube, then I sent an e-mail (with the photo) to the SETI organisation, to the Planetary Society, and even to Discover Magazine.  Although I sent those e-mails only recently, I find it it bothersome that up to now I have received only... silence.

I don't understand what is going on:  The picture is real; the alien on it is real (or at least seems real).  What I thought could be a sensational discovery doesn't even interest those who should be interested.   Maybe I inadvertently fell into a joke-trap, I don't know.

Please look at the photo-crop below and send me a comment.  I thank you in advance.


UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you for the email. This type of “alien” in actually quite a regular occurrence – let me explain.

What you are experiencing is visual pareidolia. Basically it is based on the fact that the human mind is hardwired to recognize faces, and with enough stimulus in the form of chaotic rock formations (or clouds, toast, or chips or anything else for that matter) we will try to “see” and recognize something therein. In this case, you are seeing a humanoid shape, where there is nothing more than rocks; just like seeing faces in the clouds, you are seeing it in rock formations.Truth be told, it does look like a humanoid figure – sadly it is no more than rocks.

Thanks again for your email!

Reported 3-Sep-2014
May 2014, Kelowna, BC:

I was walking the neighborhood around the high school area here in Kelowna I was about to head home when two individuals let me know that they had seen a ufo in the sky and I could still see it if I went into the school field. They stated that there were still other people watching. When I arrived I did not see anything until two minutes later when five large circular white/yellow lights appeared overhead in the east. The lights did not move or anything but stayed stationary and burned a hole in the clouds making a large gap appear. The lights began to move away from me growing brighter and begining to blink and pulsate. They then blinked out and disappeared.

Reported 7-Sep-2014
6-Sep-2014, Vancouver, BC: (10:30 PM to 11:45 PM)

We noticed what looked like a star at first but noticed alternating, flickering colours of red and white light. We couldn\'t tell how far the object was away from us as it hovered in the same spot for the better part of 30 minutes before slowly moving to our right and out of view behind a building. We then walked over to the bridge near Crab Park to resume our viewing and watched again for another 20 minutes as it slowly seemed to move away from us but was still visible when we left. It was a clear night so we were able to see other stars for comparison but I was convinced from the beginning that it was neither a star, helicopter, plane, or distortion.

Reported 7-Sep-2014
7-Sep-2014, Vernon, BC:

A bit after eight I notice a large bright white light over a mountain top by a cell tower. At first I thought it was a planet, but then I realized that it was flickering. This object contained its own light, not reflecting it off of the clouds. The object then slowly moved upward, then turned off, then turned back on and slowly sunk behind the mountain. It made no sound and didn't have lights like an airplane or helicopter.

Reported 8-Sep-2014
7-Sep-2014, Nanaimo, BC: (8:30 pm and 8:40 pm)

My husband and I were sitting on our deck and a bright star like object very bright in colour and way bigger than a star caught my eye it was going across very fast heading towards parksville way we must of watched it for about 45 seconds or so it was not a plane not a shooting star it made no sound and was faster than any plane I've ever seen we were very puzzled than about 10 minutes after that the exactly same object came back towards us from parksville it turned around than made a crazy maneuver shot up turned a sharp left blinked out a couple time and completely vanished after that I was pretty shocked I've seen things in the sky pretty much since I was child but this scared me to say the least. About Two weeks ago we saw a star like object big as well blinking out three times and vanishing. Im curious if anyone else saw this phenomenon at all?? Or has a insight what it could be? Last night wad also very clear night no clouds either.

UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you for the report.

What you are describing sounds quite a bit like a military grade jet performing night time maneuvers - only the problem is, as you mentioned, no sound. Could have been at a high enough altitude that you were unable to hear the sound from the craft? From what you are describing, you only saw a light correct? Did you ever see any structure behind the light?

Another option is something called ball lightening - I am not too sure the conditions nor the observation you made fit, but perhaps...


Reported 9-Sep-2014
9-Sep-2014, Vancouver, BC:

At 1:30am I saw three separate streaks of light that appeared like they came from the ground towards the sky getting brighter and brighter but disappeared before completing the arc across the horizon.
I was on the phone as it was happening and the call I was on got scrambled and made weird noises almost like connecting to the internet with a dial up modem. Gibberish random noises, then the call dropped and I lost connection. That's it.

Reported 12-Sep-2014
12-Sep-2014, Lumby, BC: (1:00 pm)

I was driving to Vernon from Lumby with my sister to do some shopping right after we had had lunch. It was around 1 in the afternoon, broad daylight, clear blue skies and suddenly we come around a curve and there is a perfectly round, glowing, white sphere with two cone like chem trails coming from the bottom of it. I said to my sister, what is that in the sky? Is that a jet? WTF is that? She answers with "Pull the car over!!" We jump out and while I'm looking at it my sister says "Look, there are two of them!" She's pointing to the mountain and sure enough just a little higher than the mountain is another one but its farther away and looks kinda like a tiny sun. We grab our cell phones and try to take a picture. Of course then it goes a little behind a tree so then we start jogging down the road to a clearing and take some photos. We got four pictures but by then it was smaller and we can't see the same detail as we did in person.. Its very frustrating!!! I wish I had taken a picture instantly right through the windshield!! but it was such a weird thing, I have never looked for or even thought of seeing something like that in my life! It's Hollywood stuff...not going to the grocery store stuff.

Reported 14-Sep-2014
13-Sep-2014, Sooke, BC: (8:15 pm)

location:  Just about 8km before sooke near the beginning of the basin on the hwy.
date:   Sept 13
time:  8:15pm
duration of the sighting:  several seconds
behaviour of the object(s):  falling from sky but strangely....not like a firework or plane
colour of the object(s):  bright brilliant green... almost glowing
shape of the object(s): definitively round like a ball
any souds heard:  none
weather conditions:   clear
and how you lost sight of the object(s):  it went behind some trees...

would love to hear if anyone else saw this things...

UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you for the report.

Last night there was a meteor that was visible to the LowerMainland - and fits your description and time. It has been on the various media outlets throughout the day.

Thanks for the keen eye!!


Reported 13-Sep-2014
13-Sep-2014, White Rock, BC:

I didn't actually see it, but my dad did. He told me that he saw five orange lights about 1,000 feet in the air. They were shaped like a stereotypical UFO, and were apparently black or dark grey. They were moving at the pace an airplane would, but moved like a helicopter. He said that he could see everyone in their cars looking up at them and almost crashing, haha. I looked up some keywords of his sighting, and it actually matches this person's description:

Reported 13-Sep-2014
13-Sep-2014, Coquitlam, BC: (9:30 pm)

I was working an afternoon shift tonight till 9:00 pm at the cities animal kennel. I have to walk the dogs starting at 8:00 around a short loop just in back until all the dogs are walked. Around 8:15 I noticed a red and green flashing light above the east side of Burke Mountain. (My work has a clear view of Burke Mountain looking north.) I didn't see any thing of the light just thought it was an airplane or something.

After taking a few dogs out to do their business I noticed the light again and just kept walking but as I rounded the kennel facing south I noticed two larger red and green flashing lights and they were in a parallel line staying in one place. This is when the hair on the back of my neck started to stand. I really thought I was starting to see things but after looking at it for a minute I realized it was real. These lights were much larger and brighter than any stars and I had not seen those there earlier in the night. So I rounded back and took another dog and the lights are still there, so I go take another dog and now I only see the light that was on the left and I keep walking south and all of a sudden I see the light zig-zag horizontally but going vertically. Very fast it zig-zagged maybe 7-10 times and then shot to the right of me (west). This is where I started to "shit bricks" I really did not know of what to think of it?

Thats why I posted my story here so i could possibly get an answer!


PS, I was not high or drunk since I was working, drugs are illegal, and I'm not old enough to drink.

UFO*BC Responds:

Hi Thomas, thanks for your report.

As to what it could have been? Without seeing it ourselves, there is always the looming fact we just do not know. It could have been the lights from a small aircraft doing evening flying and you happened to be seeing it at various angles (coming towards you, away from you, etc) and gave the appearance of a more abrupt flight path than it actually took.

However, I cannot say anything for sure - if you see it again, let us know!


Reported 14-Sep-2014
14-Sep-2014, Vancouver, BC: (10 pm)

I live in east vacouver - at 10 pm tonight I was walking my dog and noticed a green and red light in the sky at airplane altitude heading south. I though "boy that airplane is going fast!". Then it stopped dead. It stayed still for about five seconds then started moving east at a slower speed. Then it stopped again, hovered for a moment, and then moved north at a high speed, but at a lower altitude so that it disappeared over the mountains. The lights were quite large and bright, so whatever it was would have had to have had a substantial size. Another man on the street saw it too, but shrugged it off as being a drone. This was far too big and high up to be a drone. And it was moving FAST.

Reported 15-Sep-2014
15-Sep-2014, Vernon, BC: (8 pm)

This is not a bigfoot or ghost sighting - but a UFO! Near Kin Beach in Vernon, BC. I took my dog for a swim on the Okanagan waters. There was four of us, just playing fetch with the dog until we took interest in these 2 parallel running bright orange lights in the sky. We observed them moving simultaneously in the sky - one on top of the other. And then one turned into this black circular, opaque object looking thing and slowly started to descend. We were all wondering… Is this a sky diver in the night?! Or what the heck! The most bizarre part was when the orange light now slowly started to descend towards the mountain. It hovered at the tree line, came down the mountain and back up again, while moving quite fast. Faster than any human I know!

The orange light slowly hovered back up into the sky and then slowly diminished. Sort of like a flame going out. The other orange light I talked about initially wasn't far behind. It rose up and sort of did the same thing. The light just slowly diminished while in the sky. Weird! I don't know what else it could have been but a UFO. I have a strong feeling it was. I always wanted to spot one! And look at that!

UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you for the report.

A few mundane questions for you:
How high would you say the object was when moving in the sky? At what speed? I am also trying to figure out sizes - you mention a skydiver, so would you think about that size or smaller/bigger? Finally, would you mind drawing us a quick sketch of what you saw? It always helps if we can have a doodle to at least mentally picture the event.


Reported 16-Sep-2014
1-Apr-1997, Surrey, BC:

UFO details report: Evening of April 1st, 1997. I was leaving the house to go out with some friends and was out in the driveway chatting with a friend of my mothers. They were attending university at that time and she was just leaving a night of studying with my mother. She wasn't a friend of mine and I really didn't know her very well. No drugs or alcohol had been consumed by any of us that evening.

Horizon of stars were very visible in the night sky above us. We were distracted from our conversation when we noticed the stars began to 'twinkle' and 'flash' repeatedly all across the sky. I had never seen stars go from normal stars to that many flashing stars. We were looking up and across the sky trying to figure out what was causing this to happen when something came into view in the sky behind us. We were looking West and the object traveled East-to-West so it came up from behind us and overhead. There are certain details about this object which stand out very clear to me but there are also aspects of this sighting that I have a hard time remembering, almost as if I dreamed it. The two of us said to each other numerous times, "You can see this too, right?". The object was gigantic and seemed to be traveling quite low and far too slow for any aircraft I had experienced in person. It was shaped like a wide arrowhead. Not quite an isosceles triangle because the rear of the craft was curved outwards, not a distinct flat line. I do not recall any lights on this vessel whatsoever. It was really only visible by the lights in our driveway and the outline of the ship against the sky.

I do not recall any sound whatsoever coming from the vessel. I have seen commercial airliners come in to land and the sound is extremely loud from the engines, this craft had no sound and was too slow and too low for me to comprehend what I was seeing. As the vessel moved over our heads continuing West, we could make out vague details of the underside of the craft. Looked like pipes or channels. At the risk of losing any credibility, the only remotely accurate way I could describe it would be to imagine looking up at a "Star Destroyer" ship that is so iconic with Star Wars fans. (note- I myself am not even a fan of Star Wars, I had to Google the name of the ship just now.) This is what I mean when I say I could see dim channeled 'metal work' underneath when I looked up. I am by no means an expert at deciphering air speed or height of a moving craft as I have no flight knowledge. I would describe the speed and distance this way.: 1.) If I were to hold up my hand up over my face, I would still see the craft on all sides. It would not come close to fully blocking my vision of it. 2.) As for speed, it would travel the length of my hand (raised over my head and between my line of sight and the craft) in approximately 3-5 seconds. As the craft continued slowly west and was no longer overhead of our property line, the back of the craft lit up white and it flew high and north before vanishing. The only thing more astonishing with the 'slow' speed of a flying object so large and low is how lightening fast it disappeared from our sight. At the rate it was traveling, we should have been able to see it for another few minutes at least but it seemed to raise higher and vanish heading North in under 3 seconds.

Within a few moments of the object vanishing, the stars began to 'blink' slower and eventually resumed the standard stars in the night sky which could be considered normal. The two of us were at a loss for words to describe what we saw at the time, we went back into the house to tell my mother and other family members. My mother was surprised to see that her classmate was even still there (she thought she went home some 10 minutes previous). We both told the same story and were believed for the most part because we were not 'friends' who would collaborate a story for a laugh, not to mention an age gap of at least 10 years. A family member said, "Good luck getting anyone else to believe you though, it's April Fools Day."

After awhile I kept trying to make sense of what I saw and decided to call the non-emergency police line. (Seems odd to not look up online or on my phone, but it was 1997. We had internet at the time the internet wasn't really the 'go-to' place for real-time alerts and posted updates.) When the operator answered, I told her what we saw and said "You probably think this is a joke because it's April Fools Day, but it isn't a joke." She said "We've had a few hundred calls about this in the last 45 minutes so you aren't the only one." She took down my info and said someone might contact me for more info but nobody did.

Reported 21-Sep-2014
21-Sep-2014, Vancouver, BC: (9:30 am)

This morning I was looking out the window from the 21st floor of my friend's highrise building. I saw 5 or 6 sparkling objects moving from east to west in tandem. One was ahead and leading the way. They were about 1/10th of the size of an airplane and I know that because 2 or 3 airplanes and/or floatplanes passed by them. As the planes were passing these objects would hide in the clouds and then come out again when the planes would pass. I couldn't believe my eyes. I picked up a binocular and tried to look at them - they appeared as moving objects and were flashing electric rays similar to a thunder storm - from afar they looked like sparkling stars. I noticed them with white and orange flashing lights when they origunally showed up, but the lights then turned into white only.

Reported 23-Sep-2014
1999 or 2000, Surrey, BC:

I read your site when ever you update reports. Today I was reading one of your reports, Reported 16-Sep-2104 (2-Apr-1997, Surrey, BC). As I read it I was surprised to see the report mentioned star wars type of surface of the ship reported, and it reminded me of a sighting I had in 1999 or maybe 2000. I was driving to Kirtland college one morning about 8 am for a class. As I drove past a farm field on my left something told me to look and there tucked into the far back corner of the field was a spherical orb floating about ten feet off the ground. I would say the field was about forty acres so that would put me about 1/4 mile from it. It was a early fall morning and there was a little ground fog that hadn't burned off yet. The object was in front of a pine tree, the tree would be about 60 ft. and the object was about 10ft. off the ground and you could see about 10 or 15 feet of the top of the tree behind it. What caught my interest was that the sphere had piping and box shapes on its side. In fact the surface of the sphere had a textured appearance to it. The strange thing about it is, I have seen many things in my life and always been curious and study things I don't understand, but on this occasion I didn't even slow down. This is not me! I thank you for hearing me out. I have only told this story to a few people, but like I said this, report brought it back to me.

Reported 27-Sep-2014
21-Sep-2014, North Vancouver, BC: (9:05 pm)

I was looking out my living room window at the North Shore mountains at 9:05 pm. There was an orange light moving from north to south at about 1000 feet. It caught my eye because of the colour and the fact that there was no blinking nav lights or strobes as would be seen on an aircraft. The bottom of the light looked sharp, the top looked fuzzy (see pic) There was no flickering of the light like a japanese lantern, it was totally stable in intensity. It was moving faster than the planes and helicopters I usually see, taking no more than 10 seconds to travel from beside Grouse Mtn to the point where it suddenly stopped and hovered for about a minute. I grabbed my camera and got one pic before it rose straight up at an amazing speed. As it ascended it got smaller and dimmer quickly until I couldn't see it any more (3-4 seconds). As I watched it disappear I could see a disc shape at what seemed like 10,000 feet moving from east to west. It became visible at the exact spot the orange light disappeared. It was grey and just visible against the night sky. The disc seemed to be travelling at the speed of an airliner at high altitude (500 mph?) It was soon too faint to make out against the night sky. As far as size, it looked to be slightly bigger than a jumbo jet when flying at 30,000 ft.

Over the years I have seen many things in the sky including the ISS being chased by the shuttle, comet hale-bopp, helicopters with search lights on and planes of all descriptions. Never have I seen anything that looked or flew the way the orange light did.

UFO Orange Light

Reported 29-Sep-2014
After May 1980, Port Coquitlam, BC:

It was late one night. My wife and I were coming home from Burnaby. We were going over the red bridge off of Lougheed Highway on Pitt River Road. Back then it was a wooden bridge with lots of forested areas and a few clearings. As we cleared the bridge, we had to stop because there was a major line of cars stopped on the road. People were outside of their cars looking up. We stopped and got out of the car and looked up as well....

There was a MASSIVE dark object above. It must have been half the size of Port Coquitlam. It was about 100 meters above the tree line. We could see the outer edge which had windows but could not see into the windows. There were very bright white lights on the bottom of this UFO as well. It was completely silent. I would guess we stood there for 5 minutes before the object took off at a tremendous speed toward the north-east without a sound.

Everyone got into their car and left in a hurry. As we got in our car, I overheard someone mention they were going home to turn on the news because this was "earth changing" news. I got really excited and took off home. I turned on the TV thinking this was it. This was first contact.

... sadly nothing on the news. Nothing in the paper the next day. Nothing.

Looking back I wish I got the name and number of a few of the people there. Looking back (and this is really bad) we had a camera in the car and did not even think to take a photo. We were so awe struck and figured this was the end of being alone in the universe that pictures were not needed. Lesson learned.

Reported 29-Sep-2014
29-Sep-2014, Kamloops, BC: (6:16 pm)

Strange silver rod shaped object slowly ascending into the sky over Kamloops, BC. It was not a plane. Was very shiny silver colour and bright. Was definitely not an airplane shape. Headed over Kamloops past the highway towards Barriere, BC. I was on the phone to my husband and said the weirdest object in the sky is making a slow pass.

Reported 3-Oct-2014
2-Oct-2014, Abbotsford, BC: (9:30 pm)

FYI - lots of "low intensity lighted ball" traffic over Fraser Valley. I'm in Abbotsford and saw the latest last night 930 pm.  Flying northeast to southeast below aircraft about 200 feet. Might want to put some cameras up, hey ya never know.

UFO*BC Responds:

Thanks for the tip!
Can you kindly provide a better description of what they look like? Were they following the aircraft, in a similar flightpath?


Witness Responds:

Hi Richard. They seemed about the size of a truck, but from that distance tough to gage the diameter. It was ball-shaped and like a dull lightbulb, almost translucent dull orange. I have had two sightings this summer  and one yesterday. The others were exactly the same except lit up like a spotlight. All were travelling the NE to SE and vis versa. Oh ya No sound.

Not like the Helios or local planes using valley airports. Which I watch avidly from my southern facing porch. NE of Abbotsford International Airport.

I'm not a nut job (although my wife might disagree lol) but have been familiar with aircraft for most of my life growing up in a military family. These were not aircraft in the conventional term. Balls of energy would almost describe it better. Only white and the dull orange colors seen.

:-) I have also seen several light streaks that seem to be parallel to the border. ?

Hope this helps.