RECENTLY REPORTED BC SIGHTINGS

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Reported 4-Mar-2016
22-Feb-2016, Abbotsford, BC:

My wife and I (color-blind) saw an elongated yellow/white object that was being circled by a smaller object in the southern night sky. This went on for several hours. This could not have been an airplane given the stationary position of the larger object and the circling of it by the smaller one. The distance from our observation point in Abbotsford, BC, to these lights was also much higher, I believe, than that of an airplane. In addition, we spotted two more bright objects that were stationary and close to the larger object. Airplanes do not remain in one spot no matter how high they fly. We can not account for these objects and their activities.

Wife saw 4 groups of inexplicable, multi-colored lights that were flashing and moving around the object. They were more or less stationary, with some up & down movement, in a square formation on a plane at an angle. The one closest to us was the lowest one. It was a clear night, but clouds started to move in, & we couldn't see them anymore.

Reported 8-Mar-2016
6-Mar-2016, Abbotsford, BC: (8:45 pm)

March 6, 2016 at approximately 8:45pm over Highway 1 at Whatcom Road in Abbotsford...a sighting of a ufo. It looked like a large sheet of red, white and blue lights. Imagine a huge sheet of plywood (about 20 meters by 20 meters) hovering above the traffic, moving very slowly. There was little or no sound from it. About 80 meters high in the air. It then disappeared near Sumas Mountain. This lasted about one minute as we were driving east in the rain.

Have there been any other reports of this kind?

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Reported 10-Mar-2016
9-Mar-2016, Vancouver, BC: (6:35 am)

I was driving to yoga yesterday morning along Broadway heading East towards Renfrew. The sun was rising in the distance and as I was driving I noticed an illuminated bright orange spot in cloud and then it illuminated itself out of the cloud and shot straight up. I was driving but I grabbed my phone and hit record and when I looked back it was gone. I am wondering if anybody else reported seeing this?

I am wondering if it could be a UFO that would normally not be visible but because of the sun rising it illuminated it to look like a fireball.

Reported 11-Mar-2016
13/14-Jun-2015, Cowichan. BC: (about 2 am)

I was sitting on my balcony in North Cowichan, BC when I looked up to look at the stars above my house facing east and saw the brightest "star" I have ever seen. It looked like an airplane lights facing straight at me but the light wasn't moving. I went to open the camera on my phone to take a picture of it and it flew away!!! No sound, no flashing lights, no trail behind it. It flew faster than anything I have ever seen. It flew in a straight line until it was almost out of sight within about 2 seconds and then it flew to the left and then quickly back to the right for a second and disappeared.

The next night I came out and was looking up when I started watching something to my far left field of view I thought was a satellite, but realized it was way too fast and bright to be a satellite. It crossed my entire field of view (almost a 180 degree view) within about 5 seconds. Again there was no sound accompanying this object.
These two bright fast moving lights were unlike anything I have seen in the sky at night and I spend hours upon hours watching the stars. I live near an airport and along helicopter routes to hospitals. I know the sounds that come from regular aircraft and I know even very far away and high up you can hear some sound. These were both close enough to be heard but it was dead silent.

I can't say what I saw, but I can say I have never seen anything like it before in my life.

Reported 16-Mar-2016
16-Mar-2016, Surrey, BC: (10:35 pm) (near 176 Street and Fraser Hwy)

This evening around 10:35 pm I noticed an airplane flying in the distance over a treeline from my bedroom window. The lights were odd as they flashed between red, white and blue but later switched to a solid very bright white. It moved unlike an airplane or helicopter. It could hover or change direction on a dime. I watched for 2 minutes as it flew a strange pattern, then ran to get my husband to look. He watched and agreed that it likely was a ufo, however it was no big deal to him. What caught me off guard was that it changed direction and flew towards me. It flew directly over my house, quite high. It's not a drone, plane or helicopter. It looked to be more triangular in shape and completely silent as it flew past. It was a seemingly full size aircraft. Hopefully I never see it again. A good set of blackout curtains will make sure. Good luck to anyone else trying to figure it out. I for one am not a fan. Memory wipe please!

Reported 16-Mar-2016
16-Mar-2016, Nanaimo, BC:

My husband saw a large bright light in the sky, almost like a spotlight. He told me to come out and I looked at it. By the time I got out the object got smaller, but still really bright. I noticed soon after a red flashing light on it - small, but noticeable. The object moved closer and faster in the sky. It looked like a helicopter or plane-like object but it had lights only on one side of it and when it flew over it moved faster than normal and made no sound. Before we knew it, the object had disappeared. I heard the other day about strange lights in the sky so this isn't the first time this week that strange objects have been seen in Nanaimo. The mystery continues...

Reported 17-Mar-2016
17-Mar-2016, Burnaby, BC: (00:10 am) (facing Surrey)

Extremely bright light with the height of about 20 something floors building.

Additional Witness Information:

Hello,

I sent message to you last night when I saw UFO.

Time:Mar 16, 2016 around 2320-0020 PST

My position was close to Metrotown Skytrain Station, looking at the direction towards Surrey across Fraser River. Extremely bright light obviously seen at the height of about 25th floors building. It just stayed there for more than an hour. 3 people in my family had witnessed the light.

See attached pictures, never edit.
1, UFO
2, Picture at 0200. Disappeared.
3, Shows there is nothing around that area during daytime.

Thanks.

Bright Light in Surrey

Bright light in Surrey

Bright light in Surrey

Reported 20-Mar-2016
19-Mar-2016, Armstrong, BC: (1:00 am)

Having fire outside. We saw two super bright yellow flashes over top of the mountain and then our stereo which was playing the radio shut off for about 3 seconds and then came back on.

Reported 22-Mar-2016
22-Mar-2016, Parksville, BC: (8:30ish pm)

Sitting on rathtrevor beach in parksville, myself and another person observed lights dimming and brightening while hovering over an unknown island location between nanoose and nanaimo...first 1 , then 2, then after a while a third ....they moved side to side and up and down eventually forming a triangle for a couple minutes then dimming out till only 1 remained...the one that remained moved side to side rapidly then lower just above the island eventually moving upward and dimming out...they were there for over an hour  ...sometimes flashing between red and white lights ...the way the lights were they didn't resemble planes or helicopters as they were solid and wide. Though there is/was someone missing since sun in the area on gabriola island but I don't know if you can see that far from parksville. The lights seemed to large to be helicopters over nanaimo's islands.

Additional Witness Information:

Adding to my report... We saw the lights over "Mistaken Island" off from Nanoose....we definitely couldn't see all the way to nanaimo from where we were.

Reported 23-Mar-2016
13-Mar-2016, Courtenay, BC: (5:30 am)

My husband and I were sitting on our deck at about 5:30 in the morning. Our deck faces west with a panoramic view of the Comox glacier and Beaufort mountains. The moon was bright enough to let us see the outline of small clouds over the glacier. We noticed a very bright white light that was travelling up in a vertical line from where we first saw it above Comox Lake or the glacier. It continued going up and disappeared through a low cloud. When it was visible above the cloud, it was one bright light and three more bright lights trailing behind. We watched them rise up until we couldn't see them anymore. This all took place within 2 minutes. The lights in the sky went from about 2000 feet to 10,000 feet and traveling straight up. We have tried to understand what we saw. Particularly peculiar was the direction of travel.  We have seen jets, helicopters, satellites, and none have ever travelled up, most things move across the night sky, not up.

We would like to know what we saw.

Reported 29-Mar-2016
2013, Thornhill, BC:

Greetings. My name is Angela and I witnessed an unusual event in the sky a few years back in 2013. I was living in Thornhill, B.C. at the time, the quiet outskirts of Terrace, and was sky watching from my patio. Living in Northern B.C. all my life I have seen some interesting things in the sky, so sky watching has always been a night hobby. Thornhill is fairly remote with little to no light pollution in certain areas.

I saw over the treeline a bright object about 2 times the size of a passing satellite. It was heading left to right in front of the big dipper slowly and silently. It came to a near halt, then off to the far left I saw a second object of the same size heading in the same direction as the first one. It looked like it was trying to catch up to the first object.  When the second object got near to the first, the original object sped off quickly in a checkmark shaped fashion, very quickly then disappeared. The second object continued left to
right faster than before then disappearing as well, fading out rather than the quick exit of the first.

I was left amazed at what I had seen. I feel lucky to have experienced this and thanks to sites like yours it is wonderful to be able to explain this experience to non judgemental ears. I truly appreciate your site. If you have any questions about my experience feel free to email me.

Thanks very much for your time,
Angela

Reported 2-Apr-2016
1-Apr-2016, Salmon Arm, BC: (11:51 pm)

At 11:51pm thereabouts in April 1st we (4 of us) witnessed a bright yellowish light that looked like a flare travelling from the east to the south. It was brighter than anything else in the sky. It looked as though it was a very bright flare but huge and eventually started heading off to the south while trying to get pictures of it unfortunately all of our pictures look like you're bright moon because we couldn't get a Camera aperture that could take an exposure that would register it properly. We have one picture that gives a little bit of the flair to it and also had a trail behind it and it was nothing like any of us who are very avid stargazers for fun have ever seen before. Extremely strange. Over salmon arm bc.

Reported 2-Apr-2016
2-Apr-2016, Surrey, BC: (6:10 to 6:30 pm)

6:10pm- Daylight/Clear. I noticed a very bright light coming from the west, towards me (East). The bright light was extremely high in altitude. Probably around 50-60,000 thousand feet in elevation. The object was a small as a star doubled in size and was shimmering. I watched it as it got closer. It kept it's elevation approximately the same as it was in my view. The object's speed seemed at a steady pace but not fast.

6:12pm- I told my partner what I was seeing and he looked up and saw it too. I went into the house and brought out my binoculars. The object now was going left, towards the north. It then hovered. I was able to see the object fairly clearly. I saw a round shaped ring. The ring was a dark silver colour that was spinning counter clockwise very fast. Above the spinning ring looked like numerous bright gold flames of light shooting upwards. I could see spaces in-between each section of the gold lights. The inside top of the ring was a dark thin layer of black. What amazed me was the ring was spinning but the gold bright flame lights were not. Just the ring below it was spinning, while the bright gold lights were monetary in movement.

A passenger airplane then flew underneath it at it's approximately 30-35,000 feet. I then saw the two objects compared to each other and realized how large this UFO actually would be. It would be roughly the size of a stadium or football field.

6:15pm- I called our local news radio and reported it.

6:18pm- I called our local R.C.M.P. and reported it. I was then transferred to another officer to repeat what I was seeing. They seemed to be extremely interested on what was happening.

6:30pm: I videotaped the object with my cell phone and was able to get a few seconds of footage. The UFO was now traveling eastward. It then looked like it went higher and went out of view. A few seconds later, it came back into view and continued eastward for about six seconds then went out of view completely.

6:40pm I received a call from the R.C.M.P. They wanted to come over and talk more on what I had seen. They arrived within minutes and interviewed me on what I had seen. They created a file and I received a file number on the case.

Whatever this was, it was not a weather balloon, satellite or plane. The altitude was too high for any object like that to travel through. Also the pattern was too indifferent to be a regular craft that we know. Also, it was too slow to be any type of comet, specially when viewed through the binoculars, it was not asteroid material.

Reported 3-Apr-2016
3-Apr-2016, Vancouver, BC: (1:30 to 2:00 am)

I am up reading and looked out my window at 1:30 am .....it is now 2:00am and I still see the lights in the same place....hovering over Vancouver BC.  The lights are pinkish and a very light whitish blue. They seem to pulsate and expand at times so the circle looks bigger.... At times it seems like the circle is stretched like an elastic band.  It seems closer at times and distant at others.

It is still there.  Has anyone else reported?

Reported 5-Apr-2016
4-Apr-2016, Ladner, BC: (11 pm)

Saw a bright orange orb like a fireball in the sky moving slowly over a field near the entrance to the Massey Tunnel. Stopped the car and watched it with my daughter for a few minutes, then kept our eyes on it the rest of the drive home until the road turned away. Got my husband and came back out to find it again but it had gone. Very curious!!

Reported 5-Apr-2016
1-Apr-2016, Surrey, BC: (9:00 pm)

I was looking towards the south when I saw a tear-drop shaped object travelling from the east. The rounded front was a blue colour, the middle third was a maroon colour and the tail was orange! Very strange. After a few seconds it just disappeared.

Reported 6-Apr-2016
6-Apr-2016, Surrey, BC: (12:45)

We were outside when my boyfriend noticed something in the sky, saying "What is that? It can't be a plane or helicopter." It got closer. It obviously wasn't [a plane or a helicopter]. It was way too small and low. It had a bright orange light.

Reported 6-Apr-2016
3-Apr-2016, Coquitlam, BC: (12:39 am)

On Saturday April 2 a few friends and I were at the local pub named Roose... We came outside to have a cigarette, when one of my friends says what is that!!!?!? I look up in the sky and immediately think it's a nice big shooting star because of the speed it was flying at. Then I noticed that it came under the clouds and levelled out and continued flying with a slight right turn and disappeared off in the distance. Both my friend and I looked at each other in shock when we realized we both saw the same thing. It looked like a ball of light or a big orb about the size of a 747, maybe a bit smaller, but it was hard to tell at night, but I'm judging from the distance of the clouds. Did anybody else see this?

Reported 7-Apr-2016
7-Apr-2016, Victoria, BC: (9:18 pm)

I live a few blocks away from the ocean at Dallas Road in Victoria BC, in a south-facing apartment. Me and my girlfriend were relaxing on my couch tonight, when I noticed an orange light rising into the sky in the distance. The colour alone caught my attention, seeming different from the usual airplane lights, but then we noticed another similar light following below it and then another. After a few seconds of movement, all three came to a stop and hovered for about a minute, resting in a wedge formation, then disappeared one after the other. I got the impression that there were three separate vessels as opposed to a single large craft. I got it on video with my phone, but the quality is pretty bad as my phone's camera is not good in low light conditions. Neither of us had ever seen anything like that before. 

Reported 8-Apr-2016
March 1992, between Rutland and Beacerdell, BC: (evening)

First of all this experience was so long ago the date is extremely approximate. It has bothered me for a long time and having just found this site, I was eager to share my experience.  I used to travel regularly through Rutland on hwy 33 to Rock Creek and return as part of my job. One evening while returning towards Rutland from Rock Creek I encountered something very odd along a very desolate road. Traffic was near non-existent, but at one point I saw a very intense glow of light which appeared off in the distance. It didn't appear to be airborne, but rather on the ground and covering a large area. This was a winding section of this mountainous highway so the glow would occasionally be obstructed. I believed the light was coming from an area that I believed was uninhabited. I was so perplexed and was trying to comprehend what it was as I was approaching closer to the apparent source when suddenly and without warning I lost all power in my car. The engine died and every dash light illuminated. I had just enough time to panic when the dash lights went out and then just as suddenly I was again under full power! At this point I am very concerned, still wondering what the light is coming from but also suddenly concerned for my vehicle condition. Well maintained, fairly new and no history of problems and the situation never replicated itself. Pretty freaked out at this point and no way was I going to stop and try to figure out the light source. As I passed the general area of the light I would estimate the light was possibly a kilometre or two off road in what appeared to be heavy woods although I never actually saw it, just the glow. I was now beyond the light and watched in my rear view mirror until it was no longer in my field of vision. Trying to rationalize what it was and I couldn't. Thought maybe Ski hill night skiing but drove the highway many times and never saw it before or since.

Reported 11-Apr-2016
9-Apr-2016, Cloverdale, BC: (9:50 pm)

Saturday evening at approximately 9:50 pm I saw a strange object in the sky traveling west to east. I just moved into the cloverdale area with my family and was taking a break on the front porch and saw a ball of bright white light about the size of a tictac held at a distance. It was much larger and brighter than any of the surrounding stars. It traveled west to east and vanished overhead, like just disappeared. The light didn't blink like a plane, or have a trail like something burning up in the atmosphere, it was solid and very bright. I thought it might have been the quad copter I saw 2 days prior but that had flashing red and green lights. This was nothing like that.

I've seen a lot of things in the night sky, but never something like that.

Reported 17-Apr-2016
29-Mar-2016, Langford, BC: (10:30 pm)

I took my dogs for a walk up behind my house in a dark field. I happened to look up in a south west direction and I saw what I believe was a low flying cloaked ship. The sighting only happened for about 3 seconds, it came into view on my left and then disappeared. The only thing you could see were what I believed to be the propusion system? They were  about 5-7 purple and faint pink chevrons. They appeared the be seamless and did not independently move. It was absolutley silent and moving in a east to west direction. It was about 30M off the ground and moving about 60-80 kmh.

Reported 21-Apr-2016
20-Apr-2016, North Vancouver, BC: (11:30 pm)

I noticed the very bright light about 11:30pm. I recognized it as I saw and reported it earlier this month. I live in North Vancouver. I am looking south. It moved very slowly across the sky...like the speed would be a crawl at times and almost stop. I could tell it was moving because it passed clouds. It also was closer at times and then would rise. It disappeared above the clouds for awhile. It is back again but more distant now and stationary. There is a full moon. It seems to be light pink and pale blue lights when it is closer and more like a bright white light as it moves to a higher position. It is still there now 12:40am - stationary and distant.

Reported 30-Apr-2016
29-Apr-2016, Surrey, BC: (10 pm)

I am interested to know if any other people in Surrey saw what I saw last night at approximately 10:00 pm on a southeast to northwest trajectory.

Last night (Friday, April 29th) at about 10:00 pm., I happened to look out our back window and saw 2 bright objects in the sky approaching our house at a slight angle.

I continued to watch from the window trying to understand what I was seeing. They were at the same height and basically side by side with some good but undefineable distance between them. They were very orange in color with some slight hint of red. As they approached I was wondering what they were as they made no sound and looked like 2 independent flames in the sky. They were coming as if 2 slow flying aircraft until they came to a complete stop in the sky above and slightly in front of me. Their height I could not determine, but at this point they appeared the size of nearby street lights, so they were fairly easy to see. However, their appearance was still like burning flames in the sky, and very bright. I was trying to distinguish a form within the flame and went for my binoculars. When I returned there was only one remaining in the sky in the same spot. It looked exactly the same through binoculars and was impossible to see any form within the bright fire appearance. It sat there for a while longer and then faded with a slight fragmenting appearance as the light went dark.

I have had occasion in my 68 years to see occasional ufos at some distance, and in a field outside of Edmonton, Alberta many years ago, but nothing gets your attention like 2 flaming objects stationary in the sky before you, and large enough to see that they cannot be defined.

I would love to hear back on this and particularly from anybody else who saw the same thing. I should add, that strangely, there were no visible aircraft or sounds of aircraft anywhere else in the vicinity at the time. I say this because we seem to be pretty much on a flightpath all day and night, and the sky isnít usually devoid of aircraft or the sounds of same for very long, and I was watching them for probably about 10 minutes.

 

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