RECENTLY REPORTED BC SIGHTINGS

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Reported 1-March, 2014
28-Feb-2014, Vancouver, BC: (11:30 pm)

I 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

Reported 2-Mar-2014
2-Mar-2014, Mission, BC: (7 pm)

My 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.

Reported 4-Mar-2014
28-Feb-2014, Vancouver, BC: (about 11:30 pm)

A 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.

Initially 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.

At 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.

We 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.

Now 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.

After viewing the orbs for maybe 6 more minutes, the two orbs gradually shrunk into pinpoints and then disappeared altogether. Very strange indeed.

Reported 12-Mar-2014
8-Mar-2014, Sooke, BC: (00:28 am)

This object is in the sky in relatively the same spot on several occasions. Very large bright multi coloured "star" like object which continuously moves slowly up and down or side to side. It emits a greenish light that changes colours quite frequently. I've tried to capture the image on my phone but wasn't really successful. Have to see it to fully understand. I've showed my room mate who was too afraid to be outside after I pointed it out. Not like any star or planet I have ever seen before. Am located by the 17 mile house in Sooke bc and can see the object directly in front of me when I am looking towards Sooke direction in the horizon. Creepy as hell.

Reported 19-Mar-2014
2-Mar-2014, Mission, BC: (7 pm)

I was sitting in my livingroom talking with my husband when I saw the night sky light up like it was daylight. From where my home is up high in the mountain I saw a HUGE STRIP along the horizon (could have been anywhere from the Fraser river as far as Abbotsford) but it was so bright and flashed for only a few seconds and then went back to being the night sky. My husband had his back to the window and the view was just over his shoulder or I would have missed it. I was in amazement and shock trying to describe what I had seen. It wasn't anything small - it looked like a strip of the entire horizon had lit up. I didn't see anything hovering or a UFO but I read that someone else had seen something over the fraser river.  It was so crazy to see the black sky go bright blue for that second. I'm wondering if anyone else saw anything that night.

Reported 18-Mar-2014
18-Mar-2014, Mission, BC: (10:55 pm)

Hello,

I would like to report a strange orange/amber light in the sky to the north. The light was very bright and appeared to be about 100 feet above the roof tops of 7th Avenue in Mission, BC. I saw it from my back yard on 5th Avenue. The light got brighter and dimmed out until it just vanished without a trace. At first I thought it was a meteor or something and then noticed it didn't appear to be moving. I have reported the same light a few years ago. It was very strange the whole observation lasted about 2 minutes and it went from being very light to gone in the time. I heard no noise or anything that would indicate a plane or helicopter. I would suggest it was not flare as I didn't seem to drop down in an arc or move at all.

I would like to hear some explanation if you have one.

Thank you.

UFO*BC Responds:

Your observation sounds like a Chinese lantern. Are you not aware of them?
They are paper lanterns that use a candle to heat the internal air making the lantern rise.
The candle also provides illumination. The lanterns will sometimes flicker before they burn out.

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/7/1/1372693693818/A-Chinese-lantern-being-l-010.jpg

These sorts of sightings are quite numerous and we frequently receive similar sightings from areas all over the lower mainland.

Cheers,

Gord

Reported 21-Mar-2014
Oct-2012, North Vancouver, BC:

I took these pictures in October 2012 for a pilot show (Red Widow) shot on the marina in North Vancouver where I live. I took some picture at the same time, and only on this one we can see a green light. I asked to the Director if it was a device from the show and he told me not, probably a reflect in the clouds. I will be curious to have your point of view. If you need a better quality of course I can provide it.

Thank you for your time!

Green light

UFO*BC Responds:

Hi Philippe,
Given the colour of the light and the reflection pattern, I can comfortably say it is a green coloured laser being fired from the ground up to the cloud cover (notice the dot at the center and the dispersion around into the cloud).

Thank-you for the photo!

Richard
UFO*BC

Reported 21-Mar-2014
21-Mar-2014, Abbotsford, BC: (8:15 pm)

My husband and I were driving home tonight and I noticed some blinking lights up towards the low hills in East Abbotsford. I thought it was strange because of the position as it was just to the left of the red beacon lights for the airplanes. As we continued driving, the object got closer and I got really excited. I could make out a triangular shape with a red, green and white light at each tip.

It was flying low and was about  4" inches across in  diameter.  I knew for sure it was a UFO, when I saw a plane in the background heading towards the airport travelling at a much faster speed. It put everything into perspective as to how slowly the object was travelling and how close it was to the ground. We were home in under a minute and i jumped out of the car to try to get a picture, but it was gone. Darn!!

UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you for the report!

Can you provide a bit more details for us, so that we can mentally have a picture of the event?

How high off the ground would you say the object was when you saw it? Also how far part were the lights? You mention 4 inches in diameter - I am having difficulty in understanding the meaning of that size. Do you mean the lights themselves were 4" across, or that there were 4" apart (and thus the object was the size of a bagel)?

The colours you describe are the colour requirements for lights on aircraft:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navigation_light

So, the obvious question: What made you think it couldn't be an aircraft given that you were near an international airport, and around the flight path of known aircraft?

I am of course playing the devil's advocate, but this type of information is essential to paint a clear picture.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Richard
UFO*BC

Reported 23-Mar-2014
22-Mar-2014, Steveston, BC: (10:40 pm)

My husband was outside of our townhouse walking our dog. My daughter summoned me from upstairs and I could hear my husband calling for me to come quickly. My daughter told me as I was throwing on shoes that they saw 3 red/orange objects coming down from the sky.

When I got on scene these 3 objects had vanished. As my husband was explaining to me what he saw (3 red/orange round objects hovering in a triangle over about a 2 minute period) another red orange object appeared from west to east.

It looked like it was staying in one position for about 1 minute then started to have bright bursts like pulsating pattern. I caught this one on video on my phone and it was 2mins 37 seconds long before it disappeared.

We had never seen flares before but we called it into the police because we were concerned that a vessel might be in distress on the Fraser given our location.

We were patched through to the coast guard I believe (jrcc victoria) whom we spoke with and I also emailed the video along to.

It was a very clear night last night, planes overhead passed us and this object I witnessed was completely different. The operator told us that flares generally only last 45 seconds to 1 minute. Also suggested that it could be Japanese lanterns?

I was emailed back that the sightings were established not to be of a marine emergency but no confirmation if any one else had reported this either.

We later took the dog out to Garry Point and saw nothing further. Went on Google and my husband said that a sighting in 2011 in Colorado that was photographed beared an uncanny resemblance to the 3 reddish orange hovering objects> sent chills right up my spine! They also looked like the one I witnessed!

Stumbled across this site and wanted to post to see if anyone else in Richmond/Ladner area had also seen this last night.

Regards.

UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you very much for the report.

I know it may be very difficult to answer, but how far apart were the objects to one another, and how high up were they and what sort of speed were they moving (snail's pace or jet liner fast)?

At first glance, as the coast guard seems to have ruled out the use of emergency flares (from a real emergency) it may be something as mundane as a group of Chinese lanterns. As they loose lift (due to the candle burning out) they will start of descend and in their final death throe, give bursts of light as the candle flickers and dies.

Now of course, if the speed and altitude were known, then this could rule out this (rather simple) explanation, but given the large number of such sightings we have from the Richmond/Vancouver area it does lean in that direction. Looking forward to hearing back from you!

Richard
UFO*BC

Witness Responds:

Hello,

When my husband was on the phone with "jrcc victoria" the operator asked how many fists from the ground if stacked on top of another. I used my fist and counted 5 because there was still one left when he was on the phone.

Not as high as the airplanes that passed overhead but much higher than surrounding buildings and trees, as well as lamp posts. Bright orange red distinctive colour not of any boat masts/ ships/ lampposts, etc.

Moved slower than a plane. When it came into view it seemed to stop and hover in front of us at a distance. We initially thought it must be right above the Fraser.

We are 2 blocks away from the river.

Then started to move further East, appeared to have a steady glow with a slight pulse. Disappeared after 2 mins 40 seconds. 4 in total.

The first 3 were in a triangle and one slightly moved around according to my husband. No noise at all emitting from them.

At the time I felt no fear but I did feel like it hovered within our view almost intentionally. (I feel very weird admitting that but it's the honest truth). When it appeared to the both of us it was moving at a steady pace from West to East but then stopped. Restarted at a snail's pace before it vanished Eastwardly. We were looking at the object South of us.

The post on your site from Vancouver that has a link on YouTube looked very similar to what we saw if that helps. Height about the same.

Yes it's entirely possible that they are lanterns of some kind, but my husband disagrees.

Thanks for your reply.

Reported 31-Mar-2014
21-Aug-1979, Pender Island, BC:

This happened at night about 10:30 pm my children and I went to bed and my son age 5 woke me up saying mommy make them go away. I first thought he was dreaming but he told me to look up in the sky outside the tent. I saw a very bright light there. He told me they wanted to come and get him. He was very scared. I could not hear anything but he said he could hear them. Do you think this was just a dream or could it have been real.

UFO*BC Responds:

Thank-you for the report - very interesting account!

Sadly, there is no definitive way of saying one way or another. As anyone with children knows, 5-year olds have amazingly vivid imaginations. However, what you describe has many elements found in typical abduction cases. Has your son (or anyone else in your family) had any other experiences since that event?  One question for you, can you describe anything about the light? Did you watch it for any length of time?

I think it is likely you will never know the answer to your question, perhaps it was an abduction (although he did not appear to be abducted) - but perhaps, it was just a vivid dream that brought on by sleeping outdoors.

I look forward to hearing back. Thank-you again for the report.

Richard
UFO*BC

Reported 1-Apr-2014
31-Mar-2014, Kelowna, BC: (1:30 am)

I VERY saw a bright amber colored, twinkling, star, March 31, 2014  at 1:30 AM. The colors brightened around the edges, so I figured it may be an ember from a fire, though I saw no fires, nor did I smell smoke. We live on a flight path and can tell which direction planes are coming from or going to. This light appeared to be a very bright star, not the same altitude as a plane, higher. It did emit a very small red light every 30 or so seconds. There was no sound, and no other planes in view to compare it to. The light originally stayed put, as if floating in the air when I first I saw it. Thought it was the prettiest star I had ever seen. It passed by slower than a large gliding bird - in no particular hurry, heading up the lake towards Vernon - it did not appear to be going towards the Kelowna airport. Just  curious enough to ask if anyone saw this.  Thank you.

Reported 2-Apr-12014
2-Apr-2014, Kelowna, BC
: (2:30 am)

Two, what appear to be stars, shaped in the former of an anniversary ring, three tiered, with white lights with one, perhaps two red lights in the middle. The bigger one appears to be flight height, the smaller has slowly ascended, and getting harder to see. They appear to be over hwy 97 in Kelowna, just before Glenmore Drive, and after Clement. Never saw shapes like that. They certainly aren't bright enough to notice.  The smaller of the two is nearly out of eyesight.

Reported 2-Apr-2014
2-Apr-2014, Richmond, BC: (1:19 am)

Driving into my townhouse complex at 1:19 am I saw a bright white light cross in from from right to left. I was facing north so that would make the light moving from east to west in the northern sky. Though lacking clear perspective, I would estimate it's position as being over the airport, vancouver or over the northshore mountains though could have been further away depending upon size.

The light was a solid blue white, probably around 5000 kelvin. It was very distinct against the black cloudless area of sky. While moving east to west, it decended at an angle of about 20 to 30 degrees. The decent was not smooth and appeared to incorporate one or two dips while changing from oval to flat to oval and possibly flat again. IF it were saucer shaped, the best explanation would be that it was banked, then flattened out, then banked again, then possibly flattened again before it left my line of sight. The changes in bank (shape) appeared to co-incide with the dips. The size of the object would be about .1 to .15 inch at arm's length.

The time in view would amount to about 1.5 - 2.0 seconds max. My line of sight was blocked to the east by other townhouses and the latter part of the decent was also blocked as the object disappeared behind the roofs of other townhouses in the immediate distance.

Did not appear to be a meteorite although I can not rule that out. I have seen several but none like this. It was moving very slow for a meteorite yet much too fast for a plane. I have been in aviation for nearing forty years so I know absolutley it was not an airplane.

Reported 2-Apr-2014
Sept-2013, Chief Matthews Bay, BC:

I just went through my photos taken last year on a boat trip from Kitimat to Kemano and on to Chief Mathews Bay in Gardner Canal, British Columbia. The area is very remote and there was nobody around for dozens of miles. I was not aware of the UFO when I took this picture in September 2013. It is only now, in April 2014, that I 'discovered' the UFO in this image. You have to edit the image in a photo editor and zoom in on the object. It is definitely saucer shaped. I would appreciate an expert opinion on this. The coordinates of the sighting are 5į20"17"N 128į07'11"W. I have attached a photo of the UFO and a Google Earth capture of the location. I was looking upriver.

Chief Matthews Bay UFO

Chief Matthews Bay

UFO*BC Responds:

It looks like an out-of-focus bug near the camera.

As a matter of being clear, since you saw no UFO, there was no UFO. All you have is a "photographic anomaly", and one which on face value is easily explainable as a normal bug or something else like wind blown debris.

Gord, UFOBC

Reported 5-Apr-2014
5-Apr-2014, Roberts Creek, BC: (9:15 pm)

Was a formation of 6-8 lights, appeared above tree line but below overcast clouds. Silent, no sound. Drifted to left slightly then we ran in to tell my husband and they were gone when we ran back 30 seconds later. We both asked each other if we had seen it, I'm not afraid of going out in the dark, I walk my dog each night in it, but tonight was incredible, it WAS something unique!!

Reported 6-Apr-2014
Fall 2013, Vancouver, BC: (4:00 - 4:30 pm)

I was driving home after work one day in fall of 2013. This was about 5-6 months ago but I canít remember the date, except it was a work day (M-F). It was a very clear sunny day, but still very chilly and dry because it was fall, there was not a single cloud as far as the eye can see. I can clearly see the Vancouver Island to the WEST and Mt. Baker to the EAST. Normally if there is any cloud cover or humidity you canít see that far out, it gets blurry.

I was driving from work (Downtown) to home (Richmond), and as I was crossing the Oak St. bridge heading South at about 60-70Km/h, I noticed a single strange cloud to my EAST at a distance of about 3Km above the Knights St. bridge.  It was a large cloud looking thing but I could clearly tell that it was far away and high above. As I kept looking at this object I remember thinking itís odd that there is only 1 cloud in the entire Fraser valley and no other. I also thought it was strange shape for a cloud.

  1. It was perfectly round at the top and bottom. Most clouds are flat at the bottom and round at the top. They also are never perfectly oval; they have lumps and different shades of gray.

  2. It was dark gray in the center and lighter gray/silver towards the edge. Normally its dark at the bottom and light at the top where the sun shines on it.

  3. There was no motion, I was moving south and the object stayed relative to my movement.

Up to this point I am still thinking itís a cloud just a strange one, until something weird happened. On the left side of the object there was a shimmer of reflective light, the kind you see when metal reflects light. The shimmer started at the top left and moved down to bottom left of the object. The light reflected appeared to have the colors of the rainbow with a metallic feel. I knew it could not have been an airplane even though it was directly above the flight path, for these following reasons.

  1. Iíve seen hundreds of airplanes landing EAST to WEST in same direction. The first thing you notice is the front head light, even during the day. This object had no lights.

  2. At the same distance the object was twice the width and three times the height of a mid size (200 passenger) airplane.

  3. At this distance the planes already have the landing gear down and are visible. But NOT this object.

  4. At this distance the wing tips with engines hanging down are visible. But NOT this object.

  5. At this distance any airplane that is landing will be over my head in about 20 seconds. The object did not move at all. It took me about 2 min to drive across the bridge.

At this point I knew I was looking at something strange and had rolled down my window to get ready to take a picture. But I was already towards the end of the bridge, and as I passed couple of trees the object was gone. This happened in less than a second. At this point I knew this canít be a cloud as I have never seen a cloud dissipate in less than a second. This object was way too big to be any kind of airplane and way to perfectly round to be a cloud. Clouds have different shades and lumps, but this object was very plain looking with only 2 shades of gray, dark on inside, light on outside. Also as far as I know clouds donít reflect light in the intensity as a solid metal object does.

Below is a mock up that I made to depict what I saw. I also include an image of an actual airplane to show the size and detail comparison between the two. The image is made from a 3rd point of view, so imagine that the car behind the van on the bridge is me looking EAST in same direction. This is not a picture of Oak St. bridge, itís a similar picture I found on the internet. The smudge on the left side of the object depicts the light glimmer I saw which was very quick.

Oak Street Bridge UFO

Reported 10-Apr-2014
9-Apr-2014, Vancouver, BC: (8:45 pm)

I live close to Renfrew sky train at 15th & Slocan. Last night, I decided to walk to the store for a tasty beverage. Upon exiting my back door, I noticed two bright star-like lights in the eastern sky. They immediately caught my attention as it was not dark yet and no other stars were visible, so I thought to myself; 'What the fuck?' (pardon my french.) I stared at them for a second and could not believe my eyes as they started moving in a manner I've never seen a plane or helicopter move. One of them started descending and moving further away, much to my amazement it faded away and vanished before my eyes...WHAT THE FUCK?! I called my roommate to come look, he just missed the vanishing one, but the second one started to slowly ascend, pulsating in brightness in a seemingly random pattern. It found a position and remained stationary. We stared at it for about 10 mins, the thing just pulsating. He went in, I walked slowly to the store staring at the object the whole time. I stopped and stared at it for about 30 mins, by this time the stars were out. The object was almost indistinguishable from the stars, save for the fact that it was slightly brighter and continued pulsating. I noticed the second one (barely visible) was floating around the area, almost scanning, I would say... it would sometimes flash faintly and then fade again.... The whole time I watched these things I had an intense tingly-cold sensation all throughout my body....weird!!! That's pretty much it, I watched the stationary one for over an hour, waiting for it to do something. It didn't. The thing is you would probably never be able to tell the difference between it and a star if you didn't know.

Thanks for listening.

Reported 13-Apr-2014
11-Apr-2014, Garden Bay, BC: (about 9 pm)

On the night of April 11 my wife and I decided to have a little backyard fire and watch the stars, even though the moon was almost full you can still see a fair amount. About 9 p.m. I looked up and saw a bright light travelling from S.W. to N.E. It traversed the horizon in about 30+ sec. It was by far the brightest object in the sky other than the moon. It flew directly overhead and I paid special attention to any noise such as a plane would make and it was absolutely quiet. Where we are it is extremely quiet ( no traffic, nothing ) so to hear a plane or a motor of some sort would be easy to hear. Not having something of known size to compare it with, it is hard to say how big it was, but it did just nicely fly over Mt. Daniel which is beside our house and it is about 1500 ft. and if I held out my hand at arms length my thumb nail would just block out the light. Just before it flew over Mt. Daniel we saw another one flying from south to north on an intersecting course with the first one. We observed this one for about 3 sec. before it faded away right before our eyes. There were no clouds present to obscure it, it just faded away as it was traveling. After they were gone I went and got a camera and binoculars just in case they came back. We stayed out for a couple more hours but saw nothing more.
Hope you might have an explanation for this or know of any others seeing this.

Reported 15-Apr-2014
12-Apr-2014, Vernon, BC: (about 4:30 pm)

We were in Kal park and a large orange disk shape appeared over the lake.

Reported 15-Apr-2014
January 2014, Terrace, BC: (daytime)

1 single large disc shape sat still in the blue sky beside a hill as if it was peering around it with I think 3-4 witnesses .....    moved left slow then right then left and as it moved left it had lit up fully and disappeared.

Reported 16-Apr-2014
14-Apr-2014, Sechelt, BC: (about 10 pm)

I've seen many similar strange sightings over the last two years, viewed across the water around Sechelt, BC.  In all instances, the events included orange lights, sometimes in formation, travelling over the Strait of Georgia towards Nanaimo.

This particular sighting on April 14/14 took place between and slightly behind the Trail Islands as viewed from West Sechelt (at approximately a distance of 3km off shore), at around 10pm. 

There were six lights, travelling together in pairs at different altitudes, with the highest being approximately 300m off the water, and the other two pairs just above the water.  All were moving together at the same pace. The foremost pair of lights was white in colour, and one blinking light.  The second pair was also white lights of medium brightness, while the pair at the highest altitude were orange.  While watching the event occur, one of the top orange lights flared up to an extremely bright "fireball", and stayed at this incredible brightness for approximtely 1 minute before dimming down.

Watched these lights as they headed off across the Strait, and then they became dim and/or blinked out and disappeared.

Would love to hear more reports from people in the Sechelt area, as I am sure others have witnessed such events.  I always watch for them now, as it seems during certain times of the year the lights can be seen out on the water sometimes up to 2 times per week, ususally about an hour after dusk through to late evening on clear nights.  I have also seen them originate from behind Davis Bay / Wilson Creek area, as viewed from West Sechelt beaches.  They usually always show up as orange lights that 'flare up' as they move across the Strait or remain stationary at altitudes approximately the same as regular float plane traffic.

Reported 29-Apr-2014
24-Apr-2014, Invermere, BC: (4:30 am)

I was outside and the sun wasn't up yet but it's light was beginning to light up the night sky. The stars were still fully visible. As I looked up I saw a bright flash and then a smaller flash. I've seen this before and thought it was an iridium flare satellite. I continued to watch it as the now smaller light travelled across the sky. All of a sudden it did a 45 degree turn! I watched as this object then started to dart across the sky making small deviations in its flight path one of which was a fairly large circle. By now the sun was coming up and the night sky was brightening making it more and more difficult to see the object. Before it became near impossible to view it started doing tight, perfect circles.

Now last night - 3:30am - I went outside again. My theory is that now I know what these objects look like, possibly I may see more. I saw two more small, fast lights making "not" straight line trajectories around the night sky.

I'm wondering if anyone else has seen these objects because last night it seemed there were lots of them? I've found that you have to look at a piece of sky clear of any other stars or bright objects and look for tiny specks of light that are moving very quickly. They're hard to see but once you know what to look for there are lots.

Reported 29-Apr-2014
29-Apr-2014, Powell River, BC: (9:40 pm)

Large bright light, turquoise in colour, in the northwest sky over the straight adjacent to Powell River. Light hovered, moved from side to side, up and down in speed that was not indicative of civilian aircraft. Lasted about 1 min then descended out of view and not seen again.

Seen by myself and my boyfriend Steve

Reported 3-May-2014
2-May-2014, Oliver, BC: (9:30 pm)

I really don't know what it was... at first I thought it was a meteor hitting the atmosphere since that's exactly what it looked like - a streak of light moving incredibly fast through the night sky. I was on my deck star gazing. I live just north of town, and the night sky is filled with stars on a clear night, so I enjoy just looking up at the beautiful view. I have seen "shooting stars" before, and I always get a thrill when I see them, and I had heard that there was some meteor activity lately. This one, though, made a sound. The best I can describe it is like a low vocalization of the letter V (not "veeee" but "vvvvv") for a few seconds. It seemed to be coming from the object, but it was not the sound of something motorized. It was not an insect, bat or bird as it was lit up, and not from reflected light. It was obviously not something hitting the atmosphere as the sound did not come after the sighting, but just behind it, indicating it was fairly close. I would not have deemed it strange except for that sound. It was moving very rapidly from north to south, and was only visible (and audible) for approximately 2 or 3 seconds and was gone. To be honest, it kind of stunned me! I am not adverse to the possibility of "visitors," but I am pretty skeptical of many "sightings" of said extra-terrestrial vehicles. I'm just very curious as to what this was.

Reported 10-May-2014
10-May-2014, Vancouver, BC: (9:45 pm)

I was outside playing volleyball when this big bright light hit the sky it had two front lights and i thought it was a plane until it hovered upwards in a vertical motion i swear it was a ufo

Reported 13-May-2014
12-May-2014, Armstrong, BC: (8 - 9 pm)

A white star-like light just south of zenith.  I thought it was Saturn or Jupiter but it seemed too bright because it was visible shortly after sunset and the sky was still quite blue. We looked at it at 60x with a good 80mm refractor until some very light cloud cover obscured it. Later it disappeared completely. It looked oval so we thought it was Saturn at first but it looked more like a translucent balloon. It was very close to the ecliptic, probably midway between Mars and Jupiter. It was stationary. Was it some kind of weather balloon?

Reported 13-May-2014
Early Morning, Invermere, BC:

The first time I saw these UFO's it was quite by accident. I just happened to be looking at the right place at the right time. They're very hard to see and track as they move fast and are tiny but I now have come to the conclusion that there's either something very wrong with my eyes or there's lots of these.

The best way to see them is to look at an empty bit of sky either at night or in the early morning before the sun brightens the sky or late evening as the stars are just beginning to come out. They seem to sparkle and then dim but if  you keep your eyes open - don't blink - you can track them. They do not move in a straight line and I've focused on what I know is a star and watched them move around it so I know it's not an optical illusion. They move in a strange way - almost look like they're scanning or looking for something. They often go around in a circle and then hover and then take off again at a high rate of speed.

Has anyone else observed these???? I'd love to know I'm not losing my mind or need my eyes checked. Very hard to see but worth your while to use the technique outlined above. Let me know.

Reported 17-May-2014
17-May-2014, Parksville, BC: (5:10 pm)

The wife and I  seen something unusual this afternoon as we where sitting in our back yard watching 2 eagles in the sky above our area of housing . We seen this round white cloud looking object moving rapidly across the clear blue area of sky. It looked like a round white cloud, the same color as the patches of white clouds which where scattered across the sky. I  told the wife that it seemed to be a UFO -- as we had seen UFO's before in the Yukon where we lived before. That round cloud object was heading for a large white cloud formation, so I  ran into the house to get my 10 x 50 binoculars before the object went into that cloud formation. When I  came back out of the house the object had already disappeared into that larger white cloud formation. I  then watched the sky for the round object to reappear somewhere on the other side of the larger white cloud formation. At the speed that round object was travelling it should have appeared in a short time, but it did not seem to leave that larger white cloud formation. I  was watching around that cloud formation for that object maybe between 5 to 10 minutes when a large coal black object appeared out of my side of the middle of that white cloud formation for a flash of a second only and then disappeared back into that white cloud formation. I  thought for a second that it might have been one of the 2 eagles we had been watching before, but they where still flying in circles a long way lower than that cloud formation which was high in the sky. I  was definately a big black object which I  mistook as a large black eagle with it's wings stretched out in a gliding flight. That round cloud looking object or the coal black object that came out of the cloud formation for a flash of a secong did not seem to reappear. BUT, then all of a sudden, maybe 10 minutes later this big white jet plane came from a Southern direction and turned to go through that white cloud formation I  had been watching and then continued to fly through the next 2 white cloud formations in a Northern direction, like it was looking for something. The sky all around those white cloud formations was blue, clear sky and that white plane seemed to pick those white cloud formations to fly through. Looking it up on the internet it appears that the white plane was a US Air Force E-4B jet plane of high importance [look it up]. The round cloud like speedin object was a UFO as many people have also seen, I  found out on the internet. I  THINK --- that the E-4B military jet was looking for that round cloud like speeding object [the UFO] and was chasing it. YOU CAN PHONE ME FOR MORE INFO IF NEEDED.----- -Very interesting to me!

Reported 3-Jun-2014
15-May-2014, Terrace, BC: (2:30 pm)

At 2:30 PM, with mostly clear skies, myself and my co-worker spotted a stationary white object, which at the angle of observation resembled the shape of a long house-style propane tank, of about 15-25 m. length and 3-5 m. in height, estimating a sight distance of about 1 km and a height of about 300 m. above the Skeena River. The site was about 8 km west of Terrace, BC. We observed it while driving, but lost sight through the trees. Once we were in a position to have another look and take a photo, it was gone (of course...) There were other vehicles traveling just behind us. I would be surprised if none of them saw it.

I was quick to note: 1) the location was too low and too far west to be a scheduled Dash-8 plane out of Terrace. 2) there were no wings (fixed or rotating). 3) There was no tail fin. 4) We observed it for about 15 seconds independently out of two different windows in the vehicle, so it can't be a reflection in the window.

Reported 3-Jun-2104
31-May-2014, Terrace, BC: (12:30 am)

Observing easterly from Highway 16 near the intersection of Hwy 16 and Hwy 37S by Terrace, BC, myself and my girlfriend both observed an object sporting 3 very bright lights descending into the local golf course vicinity, the lights passing through trees on the intervening hill indicating descent on the east side of the hill.

The event took place at 12:30 am (pitch black night)

This makes two sighting in two weeks.... what the heck is going on?

Reported 3-Jun-2014
2-May-2014, Abbotsford, BC: (3:00 am)

I live in the lower fraser valley where on clear nights you can see every star in vivid detail, so I often star gaze in my backyard. I am nessled right in between the two mountains with the abbottsford airport on one side and the flight path comes right overhead over the valley.  On may 2 at about 3:00 am (I checked my clock an hour later) I was standing on my back porch having a smoke, looking toward the ground when I saw a flicker in  my peripheral  high up in the sky (iphone compass says 150deg/SE) It was a 'blinking white light' that appeared to be a light from a plane. I watched it and noticed it wasn't blinking in a pattern, it was like blink 2x, pause pause, blink 3x pause 4x, blink 1x pause 8x... Not like a plane that has a set pattern. ALSO it was stationary and moving in what seemed to be a shape.. It blinked the first time, then the second time it appeared to the left, then the 3rd down, 4th right kind like a small circle or square, not tremendously noticable but enough to get me excited as to what i was seeing. I have a very tall tree in my yard that blocks some sky from my view. The light appeared directly on the left side of the tree. My smoke went out, I looked downward as I reached for my lighter when suddenly a 'pure white fireball' appeared from the right side of the tree (165deg SE) and shot right over the mountain and vanished (SW). the fire ball was about 1/3 the size of the moon (HUGE)!!! I described it to my mom as a giant METEOR!!!  I'm not sure if the fireball came from the first object or not, I was looking down for about 6 seconds when the fireball appeared from the same general spot in the sky.
I wasnt going to post this but I thought I would look on this site to see if anyone else saw this and was surprised to see that somebody from OLIVER had seen something Very similar!!! On the same date but at 9:30 pm, where as my sighting was at 3:00 am!!!!! 2 GIANT METEORS in 1 day?
The sighting in OLIVER said they heard sound which I didnt hear, and my sighting had 2 anomalies.
WIERD RIGHT!?

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 ĎStarsí 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 Ďaverage Joeí 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 planeÖ..as 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)...no 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?

 

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