2-Nov-2010, Bowen Island, BC:
in November of 2010 my mother and I witnessed some very strange lights
over our house on Bowen Island in Howe Sound. We are on the west side
of the island, so the side facing Keats Island and the Sunshine Coast.
We had occasionally seen odd things in the sky at night, but before
this experience we always dismissed them as boats or planes. On the
night of Nov 2nd I woke up around 4 in the morning to an extremely
powerful pulsating beam of light glaring through the blinds into my
room. It had a steady rhythm to it of on and off about every two
seconds, and was so bright I could have easily read a book by it. My
first thought upon waking was that it was a emergency vehicle of some
sort like an ambulance or something, but then I was struck by the lack
of any noise whatsoever and by the sheer brightness of the light. By
this point I was spooked and it took a few good seconds for me to work
up the courage to go to the window and look through the blinds. Just as
I got up to the window however and pulled up the blinds, the light
stopped. The next morning I told my mother all about it. She thought I
must have seen either a car or an emergency vehicle of some sort, but
she could not explain the lack of any sound. The next night my mother
on her way back from the bathroom saw the same light, but this time she
saw it directly out her clear window on the neighbors house. She said
it was a very bright circular beam of white light that did not blink
this time but shine steadily on the neighbors house, then moved on to
the next house before disappearing. The beam was coming from above and
again it was dead silent. My family are rational, educated people that
have seen many things and are not easily spooked (father was in the
army, and both my mother and father are avid outdoorsmen). We have
spent hours trying to come up with logical explanations, but we are
still completely baffled by those very bright silent lights.
Thought I would share this story with everyone else on this great site!
6-Jan-2014, Vancouver, BC: (5:45 pm)
evening (last night) I was going to the garbage and happened to notice
the crescent moon as it was a clear and starry night. To the right of
the moon was a red-orange circle which I thought was a star, maybe
Jupiter. This red-orange circle was a bit big for a star though. This
circle of orange-red had on either side of it these strands that fanned
out, they were also roughly the same colour. I thought it might be a
helicopter because it didn't move as I watched it. As I was in a hurry
to go somewhere so I stopped watching for a few seconds and when I
looked up again the circle of red-orange was now without the
tendrils/strands that were previously coming off the left and right
side of the red-orange circle, and, the circle had moved over further
to the right of the Moon or further west, it had also
gotten smaller in diameter. I began walking towards the garage and I
noticed the circle was constricting and within a matter of seconds was
I returned home later that evening I went online to see if
any local news had reported a weird sighting. I live roughly in
the vicinity of South Cambie and this past summer some model
aviation club had staged a "ufo" over the field at Nat Bailey Stadium
during a baseball game. Anyways, there was no news of a ufo sighting
over Vancouver that night at all. I'd be interested to hear your
15-Jan-2014, Pitt Lake, BC: (10 pm to 12 pm)
returning to a friend's house after a dinner party around 10 pm and I
noticed a large flash off in the distance. Now when I say off in the
distance I mean probably close to 20/30 kms away. I was in Surrey and
could tell that it was coming from behind the mountains near Coquitlam
(as it illuminated the outline of said mountain). It looked as though
it was just a huge flash (think lightning) that lit up everything in
the night sky around it. Now that would be all fine and dandy if it was
just the single flash. But I continued to watch the area and within 30
seconds or so we saw another flash, then another, and another. It
continued like this at varying intervals.. sometimes as quick as 5
seconds other times within two minutes. My friends all went inside the
house as it didn't interest them like it did me (but they did see it.)
I convinced my girlfriend to track the source down with me, so we start
driving. Tracking it in the sky was easy, just watch the general
direction and the entire sky was lighting up. We headed down all the
roads we could until we came to an end at Pitt Lake where we couldn't
take roads any farther as they had the parking area gated off. It was
closer to 11:30 pm now. There were alot of people parked inside so I'm
assuming at least some other people must of seen it. Anyways as we got
closer the sky was still being illuminated but we could see less of the
flash as we were now pretty close to the base of the mountain which it
was behind. The intensity of this was like nothing I have seen besides
lightning and there was no sound so fireworks were not likely. Also
lasting over 2 hours before we finally gave up and headed home,
watching the inside of the car light up with each flash coming from
behind us. I have some pretty crude video of it happening taken from
Surrey so you can see the distance at which I was viewing it from. If
anyone knows about what this might of been it would really put my mind
Some other info. It never moved or changed location, It was always
behind the mountain just north of the parking lot at Pitt Lake. The
flashes also sort of varied from a white lightning style to a
redish/orange fire hue. Intensity varied as well, from just enough to
outline the mountain to the whole sky being lit up in that area. If
this is not the correct site to post this too as it doesn't exactly
pertain to an UFO sighting I will understand. I am really interested to
find a solution.
15-Jan-2014, Victoria, BC: (9:45 am)
on the front driveway of the BC Legislature, we observed a yellow light
towards the north over the city. The light was traveling south towards
us. As it approached, it appeared to slow its speed. It went over the
inner harbor and over us. It appeared to be a ball of fire about the
size of a small airplane, and there was no sound. The object continued
south over the parliament building and climbed higher in the sky. At
that point, it accelerated its speed as it climbed and very quickly
became a small dot and disappeared. It was about 1000 feet above us.
Unfortunately, we did not get a picture.
16-Jan-2014, Roosville, BC: (9:00 pm)
work for the Highways (mainroad east kootenay), while patrolling
southbound last night on Hwy #93 near the U.S.A. Border at Roosville,
"Marty" who was driving says "WTF is THAT" ? I looked up and saw it as
well. It was a very large upside down triangular shaped thing from the
lights sort of defining it's shape.
were a couple of hundred yards (300) away I guess? It was BIG... I
think maybe 60-80-100 feet across the top and tapered down to 30-40-50
at the bottom, but again tough on the EXACT distance? It was very low,
maybe 100 ft off the ground ahead of us, just above the treeline,
stationary, or moving towards us? I couldn't tell by no side to side
movement for 7-8 seconds, then just tilted on it's side and moved
behind an outcrop of trees on a berm out from an escarpment. We
continued down the highway towards it expecting to see it again because
it was only 30-45 seconds to get there.... nada, GONE, nothing there.
and I dunno WTF it was? I mean this wasn't a "twinkle" in the distant
sky here. It was BIG with defined lights. Nor it seems, can the 2 of us
now later, agree on a few things. I remember yellowish lights at bottom
moving up to greenish and red/blue at top. Marty says no they were more
clear, he doesn't think colored, if at all. I was washing trucks
earlier, got grease on my glasses which I cleaned, but maybe I had some
residue on them which made the light "prism" ??
matter, we both saw it. It was big, it was hovering (or moving towards
us), it was not an airplane (no airplane THAT low, or slow, in pitch
black darkness). Helicopter of some kind? Maybe if it had huge
infrastructure to mount light rows? No noise, again THAT low in
complete darkness, and the lights didn't have "beams" per se, more just
"luminescent" if I am spelling it right. And if it was some kind of
tricked up Heli.... where in the heck did it go THAT fast? I mean it
would have had to have risen above 200 ft to go over an escarpment
behind those trees... which we should have see as we travelled towards
it. We almost don't believe what we saw. But we both know we saw it.
got up the nerve to go into the CBSA Border office at the Roosville
crossing around 9:30 pm just after, the field behind the trees where it
disappeared is right across the #93 from them.... to ask if they saw
anything. I guess we sounded like babbling Idiots. They saw nothing,
but weren't looking outside from their lit up building either. They
have no surveillance cameras either... so nothing there either.
am 56 years old, Marty is 37. For my part... being as set in my ways,
and "comfortable" with the way things are in the World, and what I
accept as "real".... pretty disturbing, and I don't wanna discuss it in
future. I'll go with whatever Marty wants to say about this. My name is
18-Jan-2014, Tsawwassen, BC: (9:17 pm)
friend and I were driving in my car, coming home to my townhouse and
her condo from having dinner up the street in Tsawwassen. I turned into
an apartment complex as a short cut to drive my friend home (she lives
in our condo complex attached to the town houses, just down the road
from this intersection) and as we were driving down the side road, in
front of us and up in the sky we saw two amber coloured, floating,
seemingly round objects. They were rising gradually and several seconds
later, faded in and out slightly, and at different rates as they rose.
I got out of the car to take an iphone photo and got one or two shots.
Then a neighbour's car drove past us and I pointed up. After the car
passed us and went into their underground parkade, the two orbs simply
faded out and disappeared. Then about 10 seconds after they
disappeared, two MORE came rising up from the left of the horizon (tree
tops) at a faster rate shooting to the right, upward on a approximately
60 degree angle! They slowed down their acceleration, then hovered
slowly, still slightly accelerating, then eventually also faded away
and disappeared! One was always higher than the other. In one photo, if
you magnify it, you can see a white glowing disc, with some sort of
amber/pink energy coming out of the back of it and just below it at the
back another small object separate from. Small, like a smaller ship,
cloaked in the pink/amber colour! Beautiful!
23-Jan-2014, Burnaby, BC: (7:10 am)
was 7:10 am in the morning, it was slightly foggy out and I had just
turned down Wayburne drive in Burnaby when I noticed 5 lights in a V
formation under the moon. The lower light on the right side was
blinking. I did a double take, because I know there are no buildings or
mountains over there. I drive this route nearly every day and have
never seen any lights there before. At first I thought it was the
stars, but when I looked around I realized it was too bright for stars,
and these lights were as big, if not bigger than the brightest star in
the sky. Then I thought maybe it was planes doing a formation, but none
of them were moving.
in mind I was only able to see them for maybe 10 seconds before I had
to turn behind trees and park my vehicle. Maybe 15 seconds passed while
I parked. I ran back to the road to see if I could figure out what the
lights were, but I couldn’t see them anymore. I thought maybe they were
just blocked by the trees, so I walked down the road, but I still
couldn’t see anything anywhere in the sky. There were no stars out, as
the sun was rising. And there was no way they could have just
disappeared that quickly from sight. Especially being that large and
not moving to begin with.
not sure what those lights were, but I can’t seem to come up with a
logical explanation. If anyone else saw these lights, or has any
information on what they could be, I’d be very interested in knowing
10-Jun-2009, Valemount, BC: (2:00 am)
west of Valemount, in a mountain range where there is no road access. I
worked the graveyard shift at a local motel, and at night I would sit
outside and look at the night sky. As I looked west into a range of
mountains, I saw extremely bright lights descending into the mountains,
then rising again. This happened several times. It is highly unlikely
that it was a helicopter. I called the local helicopter service
(Yellowhead Helicopters) to find out if they had a craft in that area,
and they said no. There are no roads that go to this remote area, which
is why it looked suspicious to me. In the end, what I saw was lights,
so I have hesitated until now to report it. Living in these mountains
for as long as I have, you get to know where things should or shouldn't
be. Very strange to see activity in that area. My first thought was
HAARP. Let me know what you think. Thanks.
26-Jan-2014, Roberts Creek, BC: (6:00 am)
six am (it was dark) I let my dog out to pee and I saw a bright large
object traveling from north to east. It was traveling very fast, faster
than the jet I also saw with blinking lights, and jet sounds, going
south east to north. The bright object had no noise and it was
closer to me, and lower, than the flight of the plane. The object had
no plane lights, it was just incredibly bright. Perhaps the crew of the
plane saw it. Also the plane would have left Vancouver vga airport. I
live in Roberts Creek, BC, Canada.
23-Jan-2014, Surrey, BC:
upstairs neighbour and I went to the gas station as a late night walk
one night and on the way back we noticed a super bright, what we
thought was a star. But after looking a little harder to try and
figure out if it was just the space station or not we both saw it with
various colors of flashing lights coming from it. We kept our eyes on
it the entire walk home and once we were home we stood in the back yard
were it was darker and watched this thing for a really long time.
both were amazed as it seemed to get closer and we were asking each
other every time it moved, "did you see that?". Then we started to see
there were three more. They were at the south, north, and east points
of a compass and they were all blinking brightly. We couldn't take our
eyes off them. Then as it got even closer we could see the outline of
something that was incredibly huge. The lights that were changing all
the time were showing the underside of this thing and we couldn't
believe our eyes. It looked like this thing was rolling in every
direction as it was looking for something. The lights would change from
red to blue to white sometimes purple but we saw a lot of green. After
some time it started to move further away, what looked like higher up
and I had to follow it so I took off across the street and into the
park that was pitch black and when I got into the dark I turned around
and my upstairs neighbour had turned around and gone home, but I
continued into the dark. I watched it till it got to high for me to see
anymore. But I could see the other three had moved right along
with it till I could hardly see them too.
were so glad that we were together cause we didn't think anyone would
believe this story. But the two of us really did see what we were
telling people and people were looking up things on the internet to try
and explain it but both of us just kept saying, "nope, not like that"
or "it was way bigger than that!".
the next night we went out again but it was too cold for my neighbour
to stay outside with me so I put on a big coat and sat on the outside
stairs and looked up. It was there again but up really high. I ran in
and grabbed my iPad but it couldn't pick it up, it was too far away in
the dark. I sat outside with iPad in hand and waited for a really long
time to try to catch this thing but after it got really too cold for me
I had to come in. But let me tell you, it sure has me watching the
skies now. While we were walking back from the gas station we even
stopped people on the sidewalk and asked them if they knew what that
"thing" might be and because it was flashing blue and red people were
suggesting it was the police helicopter. But it was just hovering and
there was no noise coming from it. It's something I will never forget.
It was incredible.
Keep your eyes to the skies. You never know what you will see
25-Jan-2014, North Vancouver, BC: (about 9:30 - 9:37 pm)
was leaving my boyfriend's house at approximately 9:30 p.m. on January
25th 2014. His house is located at the top of Fromme mountain in North
Vancouver British Columbia. From his house there is amazing view of the
city of Vancouver, and Burnaby. As I was leaving I noticed a bright
light over the City of Vancouver. It is not uncommon to see planes
coming to and from YVR airport, but I knew this was different. The
night before we were looking at stars, and noticed a very bright one in
the sky. At first I thought that this light might be the same star, but
I quickly realized it was not. Normally, planes that are going into the
airport are moving quite quickly, but this light was not moving at all.
It seemed as though it was flashing every once and awhile. I watched
this light for approximately 5 minutes and it did not move at all. I
know it was not the same star as the previous night, as it was lower in
the sky and much brighter. At 9:35 p.m., I took a picture of this
bright light over the city. Soon after, its flashed one more time and
then disappeared. I am certain it is not a plane as it did not move for
approximately 7 minutes. I know that it was not a star, as it
disappeared while I was looking on at it. My pictures are not extremely
clear, they are quite dark, but they easily show a very bright light
over the city. If you would like, I would be happy to send them to you,
along with a comparison of the skyline without it. I was wondering if
you got any other reports similar to mine. Thank you.
26-Jul-2004, Terrace, BC: (about 1:00 am)
I'd like to go over a couple of things. I live in Terrace BC. I
saw something back in 2004 and have been always interested to see if
anyone else had. This story from 2004 fits exactly.
25-Jul-2004, Terrace, BC: (11:30 pm) NUFORC
I observed one slow moving
bright light at first, triangular in shape. Following this, I saw a
second one performing erratic movements, swiftly moving short distances
in the sky very quickly. It stayed in the southwestern sky. After about
twenty minutes of movement, the red and blue lights came. They were
extremely bright. The red light was bright when it hit my eyes. At this
point they came closer so they were the brightest lights in the sky. I
tried to make contact at this point by shining our flashlight at the
moving lights; they seemed to ignore us. About another twenty minutes
later, the two lights just stopped. We stared for about another ten
minutes and a bright light, about the size of a dime or a penny in the
sky flashed twice, one blue, the other red.
The two lights which stopped
were now moving again, for about ten minutes they stayed in the same
area of the sky, then they went to more of a red and blue for five
minutes, the lights suddenly went out.
I have pictures in development.
triangle part is the most telling to me. It was the same date, same
year and roughly the same time. It would've been closer to 1am and I
had just drove my girlfriend home to gossen creek about 10km out of
thornhill. To get home I have to drive to thornhill, take the
bridge to terrace and go to the southside. As I was coming into Terrace
just before starting to cross the bridge I noticed a slow moving
black object hovering just over tree level. It had four reddish
orange lights on it, one for each corner of the triangle and a slightly
bigger reddish orange light in the center of the triangle. It was on
the left side of the bridge and slowly moved over the bridge and over
down the southside. As I was driving over the bridge I was getting
scared, as this subject freaks me out, I began to speed at about 70kms
an hour in a 50 km zone. There were about 2 more cars in front of me
going my way and a few cars in font of me going into thornhill. The
thing about this is I wasn't able to catch anyone because everyone was
speeding, meaning I wasn't the only one to see it. Anyways it
disappeared over the south side slowly floating away, and me being
scared didn't go home I found a friend from mcdonalds to hang out with
me until I had calmed down. He suggested we go for a drive and I said
sure. We were heading towards kitimat going by the airport when we
passed a clearing and we could see a bright white ball hovering over
the runway fairly far away. As it was late at night there are no
flights coming into our tiny airport and the lights weren't on.
Naturally this freaked us out we turned around and came back into town
and stayed up till the sun came out. I was wondering, he mentions he
has pictures in development. Did you guys ever receive any of them? If
so could I see them? Or is it possible to get the senders name and
email to ask him some questions myself?
well im just glad to get that out, thank you.
30-Jan-2014, Vancouver, BC: (7:00 pm)
parents have a friend who has seen many sightings and he called us
today Jan 30 2014 around 7:00 pm that there was something in the sky
that was not a star because of the size and the light it was giving
off. My dad came home from work and said he too saw it and brought out
his binoculars. From what I saw at 12:20 ish it was a bright light that
was shooting out light in a perfect star formation. But brighter than
any other in the sky. When I looked through the binoculars I saw a
structure that was showing light off the side that went red, yellow
then green on the outside. It's been in the sky for hours and hasn't
moved. I can't get any picture to focus on what the human eye can see.
There were also three symmetrical green lights a bit away from it.
Would love to hear any information about this.
4-Feb-2014, Pritchard, BC: (10:38 pm)
or around 10:38 pm, I was outside looking at the night sky when an
object caught my eye. At first I dismissed it as a satellite, but I
soon realised it did not seem to be one. I was looking to the South and
the object was flying from the East to the West, about 1/4 of the way
up off the horizon. The object was brighter than most of the stars in
the sky, but not the brightest. (very bright though). It's speed was
amazing. It crossed the whole sky from East to West in roughly 20-25
do spend quite a lot of time outside, at night, when the sky is clear
looking and learning the constellations; so the night sky is not
unfamiliar to me. If this had been a plane, I would of noticed the
blinking lights that are associated with planes. As well, regarding the
speed at which the object crossed the sky, if it had been a plane the
plane would of had to of been relatively close to my position and I
would of heard the engine noise.
have watched and spotted many satellites over the years, but the
position and brightness of the object did not correspond to any I have
ever seen prior. The path of the object was more of a straight line
than a "curve" that would be associated with a satellite traveling at
the height above the horizon as stated. It was not the ISS, because of
the direction of travel. The ISS travels in the opposite direction.
Thanks for the opportunity to pass this information on. If at all
possible could you reply to me with any other sightings in the area or
time frame. Thank-You.
Thanks for the report.
the speed in question, it is certainly not a celestial object, nor a
meteor. So it would need to be some type of object (plane, satellite or
other). Was there anything that completely removed all possibility that
it was a common satellite? Unfortunately there isn't going to be an
easy way to identify what it could have been.
I'll keep digging and try to track down what was in the night sky in your
area during that time. Try poking your head out again tonight (if it
isn't too cold) and see if you can see it again (give or take some
Thank - you Richard for the response to my e-mail.
for your question regarding it being a satellite... 100% positive.;
unfortunately the answer would have to be no. (with a BUT...) From time
to time I have been witness to very bright satellites that pass over
head; I believe them to be labelled as "Near Earth Orbits". As I
recall during these sightings, the satellites start out dim then as the
continue their pass across the night sky they increase in brightness,
then as their path continues, they again fade. The sightings of this
type of satellite, that I have witnessed usually occur closer to sun
set and or sunrise; when they catch the suns rays. As well, these
satellites do travel quit fast across the sky; as I am to understand
because of their relative low orbit path. The object I witnessed had a
constant intensity to it for it's entire journey. All in all, it may
have been an satellite, as new ones are added constantly.
Be assured, I will be looking again, and not just because of this incident. There is much to see and witness in the night sky.
Thank-you very much for your time. Keep up the Good work that you are doing. It will pay off in a big way someday.
6-Feb-2014, West Vancouver, BC: (5:15 - 5:30 am)
live at one of the highest points in the British Properties, West
Vancouver. My bedroom window faces south with a grand view of Lions
Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, Vancouver city and the lower mainland. I
sleep on my bed facing west. I was asleep on my body's left side,
facing the window.
Between 5:15 and 5:30 am, I had woken up to my cat's claws on my back,
as he was trembling with fright, hiding next to my back under the
blanket. Just half a second after I had woken up, a very bright white
light shone outside through my bedroom window. It lit the whole room so
bright, that the light was coming through my blanket. I was paralyzed
in fear; so was my cat. I kept my eyes closed, but the bright lights
went through my eyelids as if they had been open or made transparent.
The object emitting the light was hovering silently outside my window.
And it was hovering slowly upwards. The light felt intelligent as if
searching or scanning the room. I had this terrible sensation that it
was reading me. I laid still in paralysis. After 60 seconds or so, the
light turned off, and it was gone in a flash. I felt a strange
sensation that the light was emitted from a huge flying object. The
object had vague appearances about it.
As soon as whatever it was went away, the cat and I were suddenly
'released' from our paralysis. The cat took off and hid under my bed,
and I immediately got out of bed and looked outside the window. I had
been awake since then. Couldn't go back to sleep.
for the report. Very interesting that your cat seemed affected by it as
well. Was there any accompanying sound that preceded the light? You
mention the light itself was silent, just wondering if there was
something beforehand that may have awoken you out of your sleep?
Just a few thoughts:
you mention your bedroom faces south, that is directly in-line with YVR
- could it possibly be an airplane's landing lights that you caught in
a holding pattern?
Perhaps a plane circling around to land in Vancouver Harbor (Seaplane)?
Another possible explanation was that of a police helicopter with a searchlight on it.
It would help if we could get a picture from your bedroom window to see exactly what you would see on a 'regular day'
Thanks for the report!
Early Feb, 2004, West Vancouver: (between 9 and 9:30 pm)
friend and I were at Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver between 9 and
9:30 pm. We were facing north, looking at the mountains and chatting.
Then we both saw a large object coming from behind the mountains, and
it flew south, silently fast down towards and directly above us. It was
perhaps less than 60 feet above us. We looked at its flat bottom as it
flew south past us and straight towards the city where it made a fast
left-turn towards English Bay. My friend and I looked at each other in
amazement. And we still wonder about what we saw that night.
Summer 1975, Kennedy Lake, Vancouver Island, BC:
was driving out to the west coast by myself. Several kilometers before
the Uclulet turnoff (Long Beach, Pacific Rim Park) you have to drive
past Kennedy Lake. The road was rather treacherous with steep winding
curves. As I came around one corner I saw this object, hovering over
the lake. It was HUGE...seemed to be too bright? glowing lights, maybe
joined together. This was gigantic, it seemed like the size of a hotel
just sitting there above the lake. There is absolutely nothing in that
area but wilderness, and so could not have been anything other than
what it was, a craft from another planet or time. Unfortunately I was
terrified and put my hand to my face to block out the sight as much as
possible and still drive. I remember crying and saying over and over
"please don't beam me up". When I got back home after the weekend
I went to work at the local radio station and learned that an UFO was
sighted travelling across the lower mainland and Vancouver island that
for the report. It is certainly an interesting one for sure! Too bad it
was too bad it was so long ago, else it would be great to be able to
see if anyone else saw the craft.
you be able to draw what it looked like for us? Any chance you can
pinpoint the location on a map (google map link perhaps?) Was
there anything that occurred to you in the last 40 (or so) years since
the sighting? Any reason in particular you decided to contact us now?
Either way, I am very glad you did contact us and look forward to
hearing from you!
PS - I'm glad to see that you were a StarTrek fan from way back!!
7-Feb-2014, South Surrey, BC: (7:30 pm)
was outside having a smoke when I saw a strange object hovering well
over our pond. At first I thought it was a plane but it was far too
close and it was not moving. It had blue and red lights on each side of
the strange U shaped cylinder with white lights in the middle. It
slowly shifted to the left and got even closer to me. I felt something
very strange so I ran inside of my house. As I looked out the window
from inside it quickly jolted right and went out of my sight. I have
never seen anything like it.
for the report! How large was this object, and how far from you? Was
there any associated sound with the object? Any chance you can draw us
a picture for us (and include what you think the relative dimensions
were) and send it to us?
29 or 30 or 31-Jan-2014, Halfmoon Bay, BC: (11:00 pm)
live in Halfmoon Bay, BC area just up from Sargeants Bay Provincial
Park. Our house is about 1/2 km from and faces SE to the Malaspina
Straight to Nanaimo. We do not have an ocean view but do have a view of
the horizon through our trees from about 1/6th the way up the horizon
from the ocean through the equatorial to polar north. The Malaspina has
been the location of many strange sightings over the decades and I keep
an eye out for activities over the straight. Most often it is just low
and high level air traffic and sea level marine traffic. You can
sometimes see through the trees the mast lights of passing ships.
However this night around 11PM I was on the back deck considering some
night sky photography when I saw a pulsing orange, yellow and red light
directly over the straight and clear to my line of sight through a
break in the trees. I assumed it was a helicopter or perhaps an SAR
aircraft so I dismissed it in my mind and went back in. I knew it could
not be float plane traffic from Nanaimo as they are VFR. I came out
again in about 5 minutes and to my surprise the light was still there
holding steady. I am a former Air Traffic Controller from the RCAF way,
way back so I understand the mechanics of aircraft movement in the sky
and this light in no way corresponded to that. It had no
characteristics of a flare nor any moving aircraft and it was too high
to be a boat mast light (too bright and wrong colours). I watched it
for another two or three minutes and then it just popped out of
existence. It did not move vertically or laterally. It was there one
moment then not. I'm curious if anyone else saw this especially those
who live on the waterfront with unimpeded sight lines.
Thank-you for the sighting report.
I must say, given your credentials, as a witness you are an investigator's dream!
normal circumstances and given the date, I would first think of a
Chinese Lantern, celebrating the New Year (on the 31st Jan) similar to
However, although the stationary appearance of the object may fit, the colour/illumination change does not quite fit.
Was there any discernable pattern in the colour of the object? What intensity was the light?
What angular degree from the horizon was the object and if you had to estimate at what altitude/distance from you?
I look forward to hearing from you, and again, thanks for contact us.
for the reply. Given the distance to object from my vantage point, the
size perspective and the lack of drift or wobble on any axis, in my
opinion, it's hard to accept it was anything drifting in the air. I
cannot give a size reference as I have no terrain reference to do this.
However the object was about the size of a weather balloon viewed
from about 2-3 km distant. There was a moderate breeze but the object
was absolutely stationary. There was no flicker. Its dominant colour
was red to orange/yellow diffused across the object. From my
perspective it seemed to hover closer inshore to the Sunshine Coast
side of the Straight. This means that the object had to be at least
30-40 m+ in the air given the angular mechanics of my location to
the Straight. Other sightings of lights I have seen that were boat
masts would place them mid channel on the Straight perhaps 5-8kms from
the Sunshine Coast side and those mast lights were very small, red and
green. I would not be able to see them otherwise. I look down slope at
a moderate angle and the focal point of my view is mid-channel. In any
event this object acted in a manner inconsistent with any object I have
seen in the air. Perhaps its mechanics were more a matter of
perspective from my vantage point than actuality.
10-Feb-2014 and 13-Feb2014, Kelowna, BC:
5:45 PM on Feb 10th my wife and I were heading out of the house for
dinner and the moon that night was massive and bright; illuminating the
snow covered ground in white light. My wife looked up and asked me if
that was a plane. Moving ever so slowly towards the moon at an
incredible height was a large "round" object projecting an incredibly
intense pure white light from its underside. We stood in the freezing
cold and watched it move south west across the sky until it stopped and
just hovered. I cannot impress enough how high, bright and large this
object was. I ran and got our binoculars and there it was, a massive
flat rotating disc; colored lights on the underside and brilliant white
lights surrounding the disc. We watched as it hovered, moved from side
to side and in a split second; lit up with bright intense
multicolored lights and disappeared up and west at a very high
rate of speed. On our way to dinner we discussed at length what we had
seen; not too sure how to explain it or whether or not we should
discuss our sightings with others.
This morning; Feb 13th at about 6 AM my wife once again asked me if
what she was looking at was an airplane. I went to our dining room
window and just like last Monday; an extremely large white light was
moving ever so slowly across the sky in the exact same location as we
had seen it before. Judy grabbed our camera, changed to the telephoto
lens while I went for the binoculars. This time our sighting lasted for
a full hour and (we live in a cul-de-sac) one at a time our
neighbors came out, binoculars in hand as perplexed as we were. A
massive structure, surrounded with (alternating) 4 to 8 bright white
lights around its circumference with the underside showing hundreds of
symmetrical smaller white lights in a balanced and equal pattern. The
object went from being a giant white orb to a flat disc; hovering and
moving on what would be considered a fixed pivot point. We shot some
amazing pictures (still in the camera but I will load them into my PC
later tonight). We watched in amazement as a smaller white orb
"appeared" out of nowhere and hovered beside the larger object for
about 20 minutes. It was now getting late for me as I needed to get
ready for work but my wife continued to observe and call out to me the
(now 2) objects activity. Over the course of another 1/2 hour; the
smaller object seemed to disappear either inside or attached itself to
the larger object at which time it slowly started to rise and then with
a more rapid rate of ascent, simply disappeared. The added "mystery" to
this sighting was its apparent desire to be seen and noticed. This
morning the sky was very clear with the exception of a small gathering
of gray semi transparent clouds. The object went out of its way to move
slowly between the spaces of the aforementioned clouds each and every
time it was about to be covered by the clouds. I am still digesting
what we saw but am extremely anxious to get the pictures into my PC and
see more closely what we have captured.
Thank-you for your report.
would certainly love to see any photos you have of the object! How big
was it in contrast to the full moon? In the meantime if you cannot get
a photo to us right away, could you kindly draw what you saw on both
would love to speak with your neighbors as well - if you wouldn't mind
passing on our contact details to them (website or email) that would be
Looking forward to hearing from you! Talk to you soon,
PS - When emailing the
photos, please try to send the original unedited uncompressed files as
directly from the camera - that was we can do some work on the images
themselves, whereas the data would be lost as soon as it was altered in
- I understand if you do not wish to divulge your address to us,
however if you could give us an approximation (for Google maps) as well
as the direction you were facing at the time, we can start our analysis.
14-Feb-2014, Duncan, BC: (11:28 am)
very small metallic objects. 1 flew in front of the other. The
object in front flew side to side and up one time slowed down almost to
a complete stop and then disappeared within seconds the secound object
disappeared. I only observe them for about 20 or 30 seconds.
Thank you for the report.
A few questions:
When you say small objects - how big were they? Small relative to what?
You also mentioned flew - where were they flying - direction, speed height?
Any sound associated with them?
Image Added 14-Feb-2014
8-Aug-2013, Mill Lake, Abbotsford, BC: (9:15 pm)
UFO or Stealth Bomber?
The three of us fisherman were still fishing in Mill Lake. We didn't
have too much luck. A few crappies were still biting our flies and it
was getting too dark to see the indicators now. Time to pack it in
Then it happened: Slow Triangular Bright star was moving across the sky
above us from south west to the north east direction. It was so strange
because it was really a bright three wing object that glitter silver
and it seemed like the wings were all lit bright. Even bright lights on
airplanes or jets are sort of dimmed or dark in appearance.
This was shiny and bright and also huge. We've tried to estimate it's
size and it's current height. We think it was about 200 Plus feet
from the centre to the tip of the each point.
The strangest part was another smaller object (also bright) in it's
tow. This second object was much smaller in size and appeared to be
towed too far back. Not sure how far as it looked like a good half
kilometer or more behind the Main Three Sided Bright star. Perhaps a
some type of a drone?
The timing of this event is also very peculiar. Tomorrow is the
beginning of the Abbotsford International Air show. There were a lot of
planes flying during the day over the Abbotsford sky. Yet now when we
fished, everything seemed quiet and there were not planes flying except
for the regular Westjet take offs from the airport which are loud and
mostly just low regular take offs. This object was like 5000 feet above
This UFO object was very, very high and appeared very quiet and also
huge. Hope someone can also post some report on this event. It must
have been seen by many people.
15-Feb-2014, Victoria, BC: (about 1:45 am)
guys went outside for a smoke after a night of poker. They called us
out and we saw 3 orange lights moving slowly through the ski, faded
into the clouds after about about 2 minutes. One of the guys got some
video on his phone I can get that if needed.
Thank-you for sending us the report.
the lights in any particular formation/pattern? Also which direction
were they travelling and how fast (compare it to an airplane, hot air
balloon etc). Also how big were the lights? I'd very much like to see
They formed Triangle pattern moving west mostly, slower then a plane,
moved slow at first then sped up. size would be a guess, had nothing to
reference for altitude and distance. probably a foot or 2 in diameter
lights with the triangle maybe 40 feet from point to point. Was lower
when we went out, went up into the clouds.
will forward a copy of the video once I get it from Alex. He is a
friend of the guy who was hosting the poker party. I don't know him
13-Feb-2014, Kelowna, BC: (5 am)
was reading the sighting that happened in Kelowna and I too saw that
light. I woke up at 5 and went on the deck for a smoke when I saw the
bright light. It stayed stationary for over an hour then slowly moved
further across the sky. I saw it above east Kelowna. I got my
binoculars out it was oval with red. I took some videos on my IPhone
and they didn't work out, I phoned my sister and she too saw it. I
watched It through my binoculars the whole time. I took still photos
with my camera I need to check them. It was so bright I could see the
stars around it clearly. As the sun came up the light stayed there I
have pictures with no stars in sky and daylight with this light on my
phone, hovering by the few grey clouds in th sky. It was so weird I'm
glad it wasn't just me who saw it. I watched the sky the next night and
it wasn't there. I have never seen a light that bright stay in one
spot. I knew if I didn't take pictures no one woud believe me.
13-Feb-2013, West Kelowna, BC: (5:30 to 7 am)
too saw the exact same description as a previous slighter commented on.
I was on my way to the gym early in the morning and up in the sky I saw
what I assumed was an airplane. After my 1 hr work out the light was in
the same place. I received a text from my sister that moment and
she was asking me if I was seeing what she was. I pulled over and
took a really good look and I swear I saw a large circular disk
surrounded by mini white lights. The little white lights were not
as big or bright as the "orb" that seemed to be just below the massive
disk. The brilliant light seemed to be moving a little around the
larger disk. The disk was still there at 7:00 am. It was
definitely closer to earth thank star and I also noticed the grey
clouds around the disk as the sky was completely clear and I thought it
odd. Didn't report it as it was so huge and no one else seemed to
notice it. Then I noticed the report here, thanks I am not imagining
19-Feb-2014, South Vancouver, BC: (6:30 pm)
a strange bright reddish/purple light while I was driving home after
work tonight. Got home and onto my balcony as quickly as possible
to get a better look. Took some pictures with my iphone and
ipad. I also got a look at it with binoculars and I just don't
know how to even describe it. All I can say is that it was a huge
object, with lights of many colours, but mostly red and sort of purple,
blinking and pulsating. What I saw through my binoculars were
lights shooting out from this object in an upward/outward motion,
almost like wings, but they were definitely lights. This isn't a
good description, but I really don't know how to describe it. Did
anyone else see it? It was huge, well under the clouds, very slow
moving (I followed it the whole time I drove home, once I got to South
Vancouver from downtown) and when I got to my balcony, there was
absolutely no sound. Please tell me someone else saw this. It was
amazing! It was moving east to west in South Vancouver. It
was right above my house! Somebody else had to have seen this
March 2009, Saltspring Island, BC:
Sir: I’m sending you these images that appeared on my bedroom deck one
morning back in March of ‘09. I’m baffled by the imaging in the
morning frost, seemingly of a 3 dimensional gas can of the 40’s, but in
fact a shaded tromp l’oeil that defies my rational analysis. I have
tried, without success, to explain it in my own mind, and have failed.
It has given me a kind of creepy feeling to know that my little piece
of personal deck space has attracted some psychic/cosmic (?) jokester.
I have never seen a ufo, and am skeptical of much that surrounds issue,
but am still a rational man, and believe that the empirical evidence is
Thanks for the photos Bud, They do look rather cool (no pun intended).
thing of note, is that the 3D effect is due to the differences in frost
“composition’ – which can also be seen “around” the image where the
rest of the ice has melted at different rates. A few things to consider:
What is below the “can”? Is there a concrete support block, or
something else that would affect the frost melt in some fashion? Do you
perhaps have BBQ or a planter over the area during the warmer months,
as they may leech minerals into the deck material causing a change in
the heat absorption.
way, it is certainly a great photo, sadly I wouldn’t say it was
paranormal (other than being beyond the normal), and likely has a
mundane explanation. Thanks!
Thanks for your reply, despite my tortured efforts of presentation.
There is nothing anomalous about the deck—it is cantilevered with no
“ghost” canisters, cans or previous occupants of any sort—and I am a
keen observer of sun angles re melting frost etc. In any event, I’ll
conclude by saying how much I enjoy your web site, which I visit
perhaps once a week. UFO’s have been of much interest to me for a lot
of years, and I am NOT a skeptic, but a believer, since the evidence is
overwhelming. I just wish that I might see something with my very own
eyes before I croak (I’m 78).
25-Feb-2014, Surrey, BC: (6:55 pm)
saw 2 purple reddish blinking lights parallel to each other going
north/ northwest similar to what was described by the feb. 20/14
sighting. Luckily I had my glasses on, I saw what looked like a force
field that was surrounding the blinking light and it also was going in
an upward motion but was constantly around the light. I thought it was
a satellite or a plane but it was super high and it kinda did a zig zag
and then just disappeared.
27-Nov-2013, Prince George, BC: (5:59 to 6:14 pm)
friend asked if i could give her a ride down to the apartment complex
on the Hart Highway in Prince George. I said no problem. After she was
done running inside we continued to drive around the parking lot
heading in the east direction. I noticed out of the corner of my right
eye this blue light I thought it was a star at first. As I continued
through the turn I noticed that it was way too low to be a star., and
she I then asked my friend if she was seeing this said acknowledged
yes. I straightened the car out and we both got out to look. As I got
out to look there was a huge redish orange disk shape above the blue
light, I began to fumble for my phone as it has a camera. All of a
sudden there were about 8 more of this huge circle lights turn on in
sequence. I always thought I would run in fear if I ever saw one of
these ships, but I was not in fear at all. I was extremely excited to
be seeing this. I felt lucky to be able to see this and it was nice I
had someone with me to also confirm what I saw. Anyways I began driving
as we had been abserving this for about 10 mins approximately. I want
to see the shape of this ship, there was no noise coming from it and I
noticed that the lights are connected. This object was huge it
stretched from by the apartments to right across the highway - a
massive structure. As I was driving I had to pay attention to the road
and it was cloudy. I couldn't make out if it was in column form or
triangle form. I did notice the lights turning off in sequence as we
were driving away. I thought for sure this would have made the local
paper or that someone would say something as it was a busy time in this
part of the Hart Highway. Especially people from the apartment
building. So far I have not heard anythying so I thought I would write
Thank-you for the report.
You mentioned several times the object was huge, how big is huge? Can you put a size on the object(s).
you mentioned you went for the camera on your phone - did you or your
passenger manage to take any photos of the objects? Barring any photos,
could you perhaps draw us a picture of what you saw?
Yes sorry I left some stuff out, I was just excited to finding your
site that night I feel like I have just been holding this story in.
Anyway, I figure the size was at least the size of a football field if
not bigger? The first blue light I saw was about the size of a
basketball then the lights on the ship I would imagine were about 40
feet in length from what I recall. I was so mad because I usually have
my cellphone with me, that night I did not as I wrote above I was
passenger did not take any photos she did not have a phone or camera. I
still wonder if a camera or phone would have even helped. I have a few
times in my life seen these and I did have a camera, though it was a
disposable. They would either not take the picture or the whole roll of
film would be unprintable. Those go back to other encounters I have had
here in the PG area.
back to measurements. I was shocked on how low this craft was. It must
have only been 1200 feet in the air. Richard, the hard part I was
having at seeing any metals or anything else of that matter was it was
very dark, there was a ton of clouds. But I will not ever forget
that it was amazingly huge. I would love for other people to come
forward. There were cars and people all over since it was after peoples
workday. I thank you for having your site.
would love to have known about UFO*BC. I would have put all past
occurrences on here. If you would like to chat about them I would
be glad to tell you. I have not shared much with many people lol cause
you know that look some people give ya when you talk about these kinds
have a question for you. Have you seen or heard about those strange
sounds around the world? If not let me know and I can send you
some very interesting stuff..... I believe it may tie
somewhat into ufos.
28-Feb-2014, Lone Butte, BC: (00:10 am)
looking out our kitchen window which faces south I noticed something
very bright in the sky which at first I thought was a star. I turned
off the light over the dining table to eliminate glare or reflection.
My husband had just gone to bed so I asked him if we had any binoculars
in the house, he said no, followed by why? I said oh nothing I just
wanted to look at something. I went back to the kitchen window and it
was still there. We live in a rural area, without street lamps and at
this time the sky was cloud free. There are tall spruce trees on the
property across the road, about forty feet tall and they are situated
about 150 feet from the kitchen window I was looking through. This
object was about 6 - 8 inches above these trees, but in the
distance. I could tell that it was rotating, as there were both
yellowish gold lights and green lights, and as it spun it was as if the
light was thrown to the side of the object which seemed to form rings
similiar to the rings of Saturn [ which is the only way I can describe
it]. It would throw these rings first with gold to the right, then
green to the left, then the colors would reverse.
object remained in one spot. I do have a small digital camera, but
night pictures don't turn out very well, so I didn't bother getting it.
I watched it for about 7 minutes, then I decided to go out on the porch
and see if I could get a better view. It was still there, so I watched
it as it rotated with the two colors for another 5 minutes. Being that
it is minus 8 C. tonight and I had hurried out without a coat, I came
back inside to continue my watch from the kitchen window. Unfortunately
when I got back to the window, it was gone!
just wondered if anyone else had seen it. The shape? I don't really
know, but I would assume it was circular by the half circle rings of
light that were thrown as it spun.
27-Feb-2014, Victoria, BC:
I live in Victoria on Vancouver Island and my house has a fair view of
the night sky, from south to north facing west. A few nights now, not
in a row, I have seen what appears to be a star at first glance
however, after closer observation, this star does apperar to have
blinking red and blue or green lights. It stays in the same general
area but moves in rather a sudden and awkward, slight left to right
movements that make u think "is it me. Or is that thing moving?"
It is hovering and has no obvious engine noise. It looks to me that
whatever it is, it's either trying very hard as a ET ufo to blend in as
a star in our night sky, or someone who is operating it as a drone had
a very shakey hand. I cant seem to find what im looking at when
searching drones so I was hoping u could help decipher the difference.
it is relatively stationary in the sky, it is probably a star. The
flashing colors is quite common and is caused by atmospheric
scintillation - which is caused by fluctuations in the density of air
in the atmosphere. The movement is probably just the apparent perceived
motion that sometimes happens when looking at a star or other
stationary object in the night sky.
many, many similar reports and the first time I noticed one in the
evening sky I also wondered if it was maybe a "hovering craft".
Reported 1-March, 2014
28-Feb-2014, Vancouver, BC: (11:30 pm)
have a video link that I shot with my iPhone. It was really strange. At
first, before I started filming, there were 6 lights, moving through
the sky in a V formation. Then, the one by one, seems to move farther
away - and disappeared. I kept filming and more joined. Did anyone else
see this? Here's the link: http://youtu.be/y8nd9g2FGnQ
2-Mar-2014, Mission, BC: (7 pm)
landlord was driving me home tonight and as we were talking a HUGE
flash of amber light appeared over the Fraser River, only a couple
hundred feet up. The entire sky lit up but a very clear orb was the
source. It must have been at least the width of the river. There was no
fore-warning, or any sign of anything after the fact. The weather is
rainy, foggy and generally miserable, but when this flashed it was
bright as day. This is the second ufo I have seen/reported since
December (the first was Dec 11th, scroll up to see). Both were
basically along the Fraser River. This was nothing like the first
sighting I had - many times bigger. If I were to hold my arm out the
object would have been 2x the size of my fist, at a 20-30 degree angle
from the ground. There are no air traffic buoyies over that part of the
river or any warning lights that could have burnt out. There should
have been nothing there at all.
28-Feb-2014, Vancouver, BC: (about 11:30 pm)
friend and I were walking West along King Edward Avenue, on the North
Side heading back to said friend's house we both saw what looked like 3
orange/red orbs above Queen Elizabeth Park.
it seemed two of the orbs were moving and one was stationary above the
other two. I would estimate the altitude was no more than 500 meters
above Queen Elizabeth Park. As well, I would estimate the position of
these objects to be slightly West and North of the Bloedel Floral
Conservatory in QE Park when viewed from a map above.
first we were intrigued and my Friend suggested that they could be
lights on a construction crane. However, there are no construction
cranes in the park. As well, I did not see any outline of any crane or
other structure around or in between the orbs.
went south along a street to get a closer look at the orbs and we were
startled by a dog in somebody's yard that seemed very aggressive
towards us. Perhaps it was aware of the orbs too, perhaps not. After
walking closer to Nat Bailey Stadium overlooking the northern face of
the park, we got a better look at the orbs.
only two were left, and they were orange/red or amber orbs of light,
with the light being uniformly distributed along the body of the orb. I
did not suspect that they were Chinese lanterns, as the light they
emitted was uniform and unflickering, and one orb was stationary while
the other was moving around it. As well, they made no noise as they
hovered above the park.
viewing the orbs for maybe 6 more minutes, the two orbs gradually
shrunk into pinpoints and then disappeared altogether. Very strange