J. P. was looking out the window of her Burnaby home
about 8 PM on 9-Jan-96. In the Southeastern sky she saw a very, very bright light,
stationary in the sky. The object remained in the same location for about 1/2 an hour,
then the next time she looked it was gone. Shortly afterwards she saw a bright flash in
the southeast that seemed to come from the ground up. Later in the evening she saw two
disc shaped objects, again in the southeastern sky above the area where she had seen the
bright flash. The next day she heard on the news that 3 yachts had burned in Point Roberts
- no confirmation of boats burning could be obtained.
As he was entering the library on Willingdon, near
Kingsway, G. J. noticed a black sphere against the puffy white clouds. It seemed about the
size of a helicopter, but round and made no noise. At first it was stationary, then it
moved slowly up and down. The object was very black, then changed to dark gray, then back
to black. When it was black it had a sharp outline, but when it was gray it seemed to be
fuzzy. The object got smaller as it receded to the west. At one point a dark gray
torpedo-shaped projectile shot out of it horizontally, heading northward. The main object
continued to recede westward, moving slowly up and down, until it was lost in the
distance. Total viewing time of about 30 minutes.
11-Feb-96 Annacis Island
While patrolling a trucking lot on Annacis Island as a
security guard, Mr. C. noticed a flock of seagulls spiraling in the thermals from steam
emitted at a nearby plant. The time was about 12:10 PM on a clear Sunday afternoon. One
white object seemed to be far above the circling seagulls. Using his binoculars, Mr. C.
noticed this object was square, reflective and had a motion like "a rippling sheet of
aluminum". It moved slowly to the north with no vapor trail, no lights and no sound.
The object was lost from view after about 5 minutes.
"Myself and two friends were in an apartment
building on Davie Street when we noticed a metallic, reflective object approaching from
the west, over English Bay. We then observed it through binoculars from the roof of the
apartment building - the weather was sunny and clear. We then headed into the city for
better viewing purposes, periodically stopping to take photographs. We noticed that once
or twice it appeared to emit a red light(?) from the side, plus project spikes(?). We
followed the object as it moved slowly westward, until we ended up in Stanley Park. As it
was moving back in a north/westerly direction, towards Grouse Mountain, one of our party
noticed a brown, tubular object to the east, over the Sears Tower. We turned to look and
try to identify this second object, without success. When we turned our gaze back to the
first, disc-shaped object, we found that it had disappeared from sight. We had watched the
object as it floated, hovered, and apparently moved in an intelligent manner for a period,
in total, of two hours.
Altogether we took eleven photos. Strangely, the last
two evening snaps were intended to simply finish the roll, however, to our later surprise,
all of our pictures show what we think are anomalous objects, including the two sunset,
14-Mar-96 East Burnaby (gmc)
I was driving my van along 20th Ave in New Westminster
in a westerly direction. After stopping at light on 10th proceeded west. Noticed
reflective object in 12:00 clock position approx. 30 degrees above horizon. Object
was approx. one degree in length and approx. .2 degrees in height. Object was traveling
from my right to my left (approx. south).Weather was sunny with some scattered cloud at
mid height (approx. 3000 ft). I checked time , was 4:44 P.M. Object was traveling at
approximately 7 degrees per second. Object was meniscus shaped with positive curve
on top and negative curve on bottom with rounded ends. There was no sign of wing or tail
structure . I could not see any lights or color other than frosted aluminum appearance of
entire structure. After a few seconds the object seemed to considerably increase in
speed, diminishing from the one degree length to zero in approx. three seconds.
Witness was on top of his brother's apartment watching
comet. He looked up to see three bright white lights moving from North to South.
The objects stayed three abreast, the light on the right was on a steady course
while the other two shifted about. Witness estimated the speed of objects as "
six times faster than a jet". He lost sight as objects went over horizon.
It is interesting to note that just prior to sighting his brother's video camera
went dead. Total time of sighting about 15 seconds.
On an overcast Sunday morning a member of the BC
Mountaineering Club was hiking up Eagle Mt. in Coquitlam, a suburb of Vancouver. He was
alerted to a loud humming sound which he likened to the drone of bees. At this time steady
flashes of bright light were visible through the overcast sky. He had hiked this spot many
times previously and never seen or heard anything like the above. Total time of experience
was about one hour.
A woman and her companion were traveling west on 88th
Avenue in Surrey about 12:30 AM when they saw an object with coloured lights cross the sky
at high speed. They immediately thought it was a meteor until it executed a 90 degree turn
and sped off. The total time for this sighting was possibly 7 to 8 seconds.
15-June-96 White Rock
Stan was sitting in his garden watching a passenger
plane pass overhead on its way to the Vancouver airport. He suddenly saw a dark pointed
object cross at a very rapid rate from east to southwest, high above the plane. The object
made no discernible noise, seemed to leave a smoke trail, and was gone within 30 seconds.
20-June-96 Prince Rupert
At about 12:12 in the afternoon "Fritz Romer"
heard his dog barking, went to his window and saw an object in the sky that he thought was
a "sky diver". He realized that it was not a sky diver, but a disc shaped object
that was descending. He took 4 (or 5) pictures on his 35 mm camera, then used his
camcorder. Apparently a flash (reflection?) of light can be seen on the 1 1/2 minutes of
the best filming. The object was estimated to be about 5 kilometers away and about the
size of a q-tip held at arm's length. At one point it was seen behind Hydro lines. The
"Prince Rupert This Week" published a photo in the 7-July-96 issue.
21-June-96 Black Creek (Vancouver Island)
A couple with two small children were out for a walk.
Watching two eagles circling in the sunny sky, they noticed two other objects above them.
The other objects were white diamonds, on edge, spinning in a counter clockwise manner.
The party observed the UFOs for approximately 15 seconds before they vanished from sight.
On June 24 Darren and his girlfriend Vannessa were out
for a drive enjoying the warm evening. They were travelling west on 64th at 148st when
Vannessa who was in the passenger seat noticed a blue light to the north. She
thought nothing of it until it projected an intense "laser like funnel" to the
ground.At that second she yelled "what's that" to Darren who turned to have a
look. By this time the object had vanished from sight.The total time of the sighting was
about 15 seconds.
NOTE: It is interesting that another
report has come to us from within blocks of the sighting above. In that report a man and a
woman reported a delta like craft hovering over the trees on their property two nights in
25-June-96 New Westminster
At 6.00 p.m. a man and woman were sitting along side the
Fraser River relaxing and watching the boats go by. As the man leaned back he noticed a
bright metallic object overhead which he first mistook as a seagull. The two witnesses
observed several more objects hanging overhead and moving about in a somewhat confined
area (1 mile).The objects, much to the man and woman's surprise would at times
"completely vanish" in the clear blue sky. They viewed the objects about 15
minutes before they disappeared for the final time.
At approximately 7PM, I was driving east from Kamloops
towards Pinantan Lake. I was accompanied by my son, aged 12, and my nephew, 16 years of
age. The sun was going down behind a mountain. At the approximate height a plane would be
approaching Kamloops Airport we saw what appeared to be a very bright golden-coloured
flying saucer. It was not moving quickly. Realizing that it was not a plane, I stopped the
car. We opened the windows, there was no sound. My son and nephew put their heads out of
the windows for a better look. We decided that the object only could be a UFO and were all
somewhat shaken and, at the same time, fascinated by the experience. As we watched, the
object continued travelling west out of sight over the mountain. What more can I say?
Two girls aged 16 & 17 observed a bright light in
the sky at around 12:30am. The girls at first thought the light was a star but were
surprised to see it approach them and begin to glow very brightly. The object became quite
large and yet still no sound was to be heard. It suddenly darted off at a 90 degree angle.
The girls then became frightened and hid behind some bushes near their home. At this time
they observed the object one more time directly behind them hovering over the trees. The
girls then ran to their house telling their mother of their experience. When they came out
to look again the object had vanished.
About 11:10 PM, "Cindy" felt compelled to go
onto her apartment balcony. From there she saw a yellow glowing light, with a slight tail,
traveling fast from south to north towards Grouse Mountain. Its' manner of motion was
"similar to jerking an object on a string". She watched the object/light for
about one minute in a clear cloudless night sky.
12-July-96 New Westminster
A man and his wife were sitting on their balcony looking
south towards the Fraser River. About 11:20 PM they suddenly saw a yellow light cross the
sky from northwest to the southeast. The light had a twinkling appearance, seemed to be at
a high altitude and was only in view about 5 seconds. Shortly afterwards they saw two
other steady brighter lights approach high and fast from the same direction. They were
spaced several minutes apart. Fifteen minutes later there was another similar light on a
similar path, high, fast and brief.
They don't believe the objects they viewed were meteors
as the angle of flight remained horizontal rather than curved towards the earth. Also the
objects' colour remained a constant yellow.
About 10:30 AM, G. C. was sitting in the backyard
baby-sitting his two grandchildren. He glanced up into the clear blue sky and saw an
opaque object drifting from west to east at a high altitude. Although not clearly defined,
it seemed to be squarish. It traveled westerly in a straight line for 4 to 5 minutes. As
it moved behind some trees on the edge of the property it became highly reflective, as if
"Cindy" and a friend were sitting on an
apartment balcony, looking south into the night sky (about 11 PM) and noticed a wide
triangle of yellow/whitish "stars". As they watched, one dropped suddenly, a
second went south, and the third left zig-zagging. The total viewing time was between 5
and 10 minutes.
26-July-96 New Westminster
A couple were sitting on their balcony, looking south,
when they saw 3 unusual looking bright objects in a vertical formation. After a couple of
minutes the objects were gone. Approximate time was 10:45 PM.
8-Aug-96 White Rock
At about 11 PM, a man walking along the beach happened
to look up and saw a light moving in the sky. He thought it was a satellite at first, but
then noticed there were three small lights in a triangle, about one inch apart if he held
his fingers at arm's length. He watched the lights travel from south to northwest over a
one minute period.
09-Aug-96 White Rock
At 9pm on the evening of August 9th "Deiter"
observed what was at first thought to be a satellite moving from the south to the north.
On further observation three lights in a triangular formation could be seen. The lighted
object moved at a steady pace and vanished from view after about a minute.
At about 5 PM, two people were driving east on 64th
Avenue in Surrey, near 128th Street. They noticed a silver/metallic barrel shaped object
high in the clear blue sky. It was traveling horizontally towards the northeast. They
tried to pull out of traffic so they could park and observe it, but it was quickly lost to
sight in the haze. It was in view for approximately 30 - 40 seconds.
17-Aug-96 Malcolm Island
A brilliant glowing white object was observed moving
from the south to the north in the Johnstone Strait. The light seemed to be below the tree
line on neighbouring Broughton Island. It was viewed for about 30 seconds before it
vanished in the direction of the Queen Charlotte Islands. The witness had fished and lived
in the area for over 50 years and had never seen anything like it.
24-Aug-96 Savary Island
Joni, 10 years old, watched a light move erratically
across the northwestern night sky. She watched the light move across the sky, zigzag back,
then zigzag across again. It finally zigzagged "upwards" and disappeared like a
"light going off". Two other adult witnesses were present.
A couple were in their car traveling from Vancouver to
Whistler, about 4 AM, when they noticed a very bright light in the sky. They at first
assumed it was Venus, but soon decided it could not be. It was orangey in colour and
moving in small circles. At times the light would go off, and then come on again.
Four people, returning from a party about 5:30 AM, saw a
bright light in the southeastern sky. The light was 6 to 8 times bigger and brighter than
Venus, which could be seen also. It would "hover" for 20 minutes, then zoom to
one side and at times seemed to spiral closer. One witness said she saw a black dot to one
side of the object. Total viewing time was about ninety minutes.
Rob and a friend were riding their bikes to a party
early Monday morning (2 AM). The moon was almost full and the sky was slightly hazy,
probably due to forest fires. To the east they noticed a black shape, like a ball of
smoke, but more solid looking. It was oval shaped and roughly the size of the moon. They
stopped their bikes and watched the object for several minutes - it did not move or
dissipate. Later, at the party, they talked to another person who had also seen the black
object, but who had also seen a row of lights around the middle.
Late August 1995 or 1996, Lakelse Lake, BC:
we 5 guys were in my small Izuzu car travelling from Lakelse Lake back
to Terrace a bit after dark. It was a dark and gloomy night after a
very hot summer, drizzly and nasty. We (I) decided to take the old road
back to Terrace because we had beer in the car and the drinking age was
then 21, an age that we had not attained. We were traveling at a
probably sedate speed of 50MPH on the old road that had originally
bypassed a slide that went into the lake a few years before. Basically
a straight stretch with a rise to the right with a power line
above it and a bit of a chasm on the left. The power line was a recent
addition to eliminate the diesel electric plant in Terrace much prior
to the Provincial grid. So then the car lights and all electronics went
dead. We were blind. It was pitch black. My buddy in the front
passenger seat prospected for Canada by opening his door and we knew we
were on the road when we heard the door hitting the side of the road.
We were lucky to stop the car an 'runaway lane' just after the
road turned to the left and went down and around. So there we were
kinda suprised to be alive but not to be scared shitless. So we got out
of the car and may have had a beer (surely a leak) and started to talk
about how in the name of God could a brand new battery and a
nalternator get trashed in the same instant. Well we knew it had but
didn't understand. I had a Zippo lighter and we found enough metal and
tools to first short out the battery and second disconnet it and short
it out again in the case that the first short faulted because of some
other short. No spark. Bugger all. Dead chemical battery. So we put it
all together and tried again. No go. What the F? So like all lads
before and after us we started to walk down the road we had just come
up. After a little bit I (we) noticed red orange lights that appeared
to flutter up and down the power pylons. My first thought was fire but
retrospectivley I think the flash may have been 60 cycle oscillations.
So madness probably prevailed. We ran up the hill to check it out. It
worked out pretty well I think. I think I have memory of looking down
at something under a power pylon and a line that was humming. To be
honest I do not remember anything cohesively from the time we left the
road to climb until I was, what do you call it, removed from the scene
at about 3 feet above the windfalls. Myfirst thought, and still with
me, was I'm gonna break a fuckin leg. Anyway for whatever reason we
were all I guess levitated down to the road from where we all walked to
the highway. Three hitched to Terrace and two of us walked to the lake.
I had not mentioned that the electrical grid was out. But when we were
returned to the car some time later the grid was up and the lights and
radio were on in the car. The beer was a bit warm though. Jim
Up to 9 people at a time watched a strange aerial
display in the southwestern sky from 9:50 PM to 10:20 PM. A bright white star-like object
(flashing blue, green and red) was making fast erratic movements, zigzagging about the
sky, between 50 and 80 degrees above the horizon. One witness, Daniel, claimed the other
object kept returning to a position between two other dimmer objects. These other objects
did not move much, but did seem to get further apart or closer together at times. After
half an hour, the object(s) could not be located .
NOTE: A second call was placed to our Hotline #
reporting a triangular object, twice the size of a 747, flying around the sky about 9:30
the same evening. Unfortunately, the caller did not leave a name, number or further
Late Sep/Early Oct 1996,
Clinton/100 Mile House, BC:
My cousin Charles and myself were
driving to Quesnel from Westbridge about 1 or 2:00 pm. We were a half
hour or so north of Clinton BC when in the distance we noticed a very
low flying plane near the highway. We both noted saying "Wow that plane
can't be more than 50 feet or so from the ground", but as we approached
closer we saw that it was in fact hovering in place and as we passed it
by it was no more than 100 feet from the road to our left facing south,
and sure enough it was just hovering there over a field. I got a chill
up my spine and Charles said the hair in his neck was standing up. I am
no expert on airplanes but at the time it reminded me of the plane from
the cartoon Tale Spin, it had two propellers one on each wing, along
with floater things for water, it was light tan brown in colour, and
this was the strangest part, there was no wind pushing the grass around
as you would expect. Both Charles and I were struck with a strange
petrifying fear and about 6-10 seconds after we passed it by, I told
Charles we have to turn around and see WTF that was. Moments later we
pulled a U turn and approached it and noticed it flying off to the
south. To this day we don't know what type of airplane-craft-thingy it
Oct-1996: Eastern shore of Lake Okanagan, a few miles
north of Windfield: (around midnight)
It happened near an orchard, at night (around midnight) during the 3rd or 4th week of
October. I was heading for my cabin to sleep (all other apple pickers were already in
bed). I saw a black/dark sleek triangle, with light spots along its edges, slowly and
silently heading south in a straight line. It was maybe 100 m over a ridge of hills at the
edge of the orchard, from a few hundred meters away. Speed? About that of a Cessna plane,
maybe less, but the speed was even. Reminded me of those triangular UFO's in the X-Files
TV program. As a kid, I was fond of plastic airplane models and Iím still familiar
with many shapes of planes, including many present-day civilian and military planes,
drones and prototypes. Although it was dark outside and probably moonless, what I saw
DIDN'T look (nor sound -- absolutely silent!) like a plane. What's funny is that it seemed
to use the same air corridor as the one many small planes used every day as they headed
for a small airport close to Kelowna, a few miles south of where I was. When I saw it, I
thought, "Heck, I don't need that", and headed straight for bed after a few
seconds. There was no news about it the next days.
Oct-1996, Langley: (between 8 and 9 pm)
"I have a ufo sighting I would like to report. It was around 1996
in Campbell Rivery Valley Park, Langley B.C., at the entrance closest to the border, like
4th Avenue or something. I am 24 now so I must have been about 19 or 20 back then. It was
about 8 or 9 at night in early or late october and me and my friend were both out with
flashlights in a farmerís field next to the park, looking for shrooms. *Note we
didn't find any - we were straight."
"Anyway, the sky that night was clear and I was
looking towards Abbotsford way when I noticed an unusual light that looked like a very
bright star. I pointed it out to my friend then we went back to shroom hunting. Abought 10
minutes later I looked back up at the star and nearly shit myself. There, right above us,
was a huge black triangle. It was so low it must have been just above tree level. It had
what looked like christmas lights wrapped around it's perimeter. The weird thing about it
was that it didn't make any sound at all, absolutely none. It was moving very slow and it
passed over us turning towards Brookswood. We watched it disappear over the trees at the
end of the field. It was very creepy, there was a low heavy fog in the field and we
thought we were gonna see aliens start walking through the fog so we took off to the car
parked on the road and took off. We were both scared and I remember that I had pins and
needles all over. We talk abought this incident often. It was so surreal. Again the
wierdest thing was that there was absolutely no sound and we probably wouldn't have even
seen it if I hadn't looked up."
4-Oct 96 Vancouver: (11:04 pm)
"I was looking at the night sky (11:04 pm) when
suddenly the clouds parted revealing a square shaped metallic object about 500 feet above
my head. In each corner of the craft was a red and green light. Underneath were rows of 18
to 20 smaller lights (yellow/orange) that illuminated the sequence. The UFO appeared to be
flat and ''corrugated'' on the underside. No noise could be detected from it. Then just as
suddenly as it appeared ,the clouds closed in and the craft was lost from view. Altogether
I believe I observed it for a period of two minutes."
1-Nov -96 Richmond:
At about 5:00 pm, George and Alex were walking along a
road in Richmond when they saw an oval shaped , whitish-yellow light in the southeastern
sky; moving north. At first it was moving in a straight line, about 900 mph (guess). When
it got to the northeast sky it started ''zipping around", but did not seem to slow
down or bank when making sharp turns. With binoculars,the object appeared to be made up of
4 square shaped lights. Eventually the object moved to the north and was lost to sight .
Total viewing time was about 15 to twenty minutes.
14-Nov-96, Vancouver: (4:35 pm)
"As I was approaching the mall near City Hall, at high
altitude above me appeared a very bright orange flat disc. It was rotating
horizontally like a slowly wobbling top. It was just after sunset and there was some
dimly pinkish cirro-cumulus clouds (20,000 ft.+) around the disc area. The disc
appeared to be about the size of a pea at arm's length. It stopped wobbling then I
saw a distinct light grey bubble dome on top of it. I turned my head to look at a
very loud and large double-propped military helicopter flying low. When I looked
back toward the ufo, it was gone. This event lasted about 5 minutes. I often wonder
if anyone else witnessed this event."
Roger Franz, Vancouver
14-Nov-96, Whitehorse, Yukon: (9:15-9:30 pm)
A 21 year old man and his wife were walking along a
driveway just off the Shallow Bay Road near the south end of Lake Laberge, about 25
kilometres north of Whitehorse. It was a clear cool night, ideal for star gazing. The pair
saw a moving point of light which they initially thought was a satellite. They looked up
again and saw that there were three white points of light in a triangular pattern moving
at a slow sedate pace towards the south-southeast. The lights were solid and not flashing
and never changed speed, direction or orientation. The object looked fairly large, was
blotting out the stars behind it and left quite the impression on the couple.
Initially, the man thought the object might be fairly
low in elevation so he shone his flashlight at it to see if he got a reflection, there was
none. At arms length the object was the size of two Canadian $2.00 coins. There was no
sound emanating from the object. The triangle was an isosceles triangle with angles
comprising of approximately 80, 80 and 20 degrees with the narrow end facing the direction
After observing it for about a minute, the man ran like
mad to a neighborís house. "I had to get somebody else to see it" he said.
By the time he reached the house the object had disappeared in the distance. The total
time that the object was visible was estimated to be about 2 to 3 minutes.
The man called the Control Tower at the Whitehorse
International Airport. They didnít see anything visually or on radar and had not
received any other reports. Next the man called the RCMP and made a report with the
dispatcher. The next day an officer called back for more details and gave the man his Case
Number. After listening to the story, the officer said that he would check with the
nearest Alaskan airbase but didnít call back to say if he found out anything. As is
customary, the RCMP release their reports to the media the following morning (with
witnessís permission) and as a result every media outlet in town called the
witnesses. The man did an interview with local CKRW and CHON radio stations and the story
also appeared in the Nov 15, 1996 Whitehorse Star newspaper. The story may have received
some international exposure as well since the Whitehorse Star received a letter to the
editor a couple of weeks later regarding a similar sighting in California. The witnesses
also reported the sighting to the Alberta UFO Research Association but due to their
stringent reporting requirements the association did not officially log their sighting.
The RCMP called the man back continuously for a one
month period wanting even more details about the sighting but provided no answers for him
in return. They were especially interested in the report filed with AUFORA which he
eventually reconstructed as best as he could and passed it on to them.
Overall, the couple was not impressed with how their
report was being handled.
They did receive a call from someone from Burma Road, a
few kilometres south, who said that she and her husband saw the same thing a year earlier
while sitting out in their hot tub. They watched it until it went out of sight going over
At about 5:30 pm a woman and her son had just
disembarked from the Sky Train (Vancouver's rapid transit) and were walking in an easterly
direction when they were caught in a power outage. At that moment they saw a black square
object about the size of two cars glide across the park. The woman and her son then
proceeded to her daughters apartment about three blocks away. At around 8:00 pm the family
sat down to a candlelight chicken dinner as the power in the area was still out. They were
alerted to a "whoo-whoo" sound outside; and the power returned. Going to the
window to see if they could see a source to the peculiar sound they were able to see a
brilliant blue light in the sky, moving about. The young woman and her brother then went
outside to view the object better and were astounded to see it come towards them
"like it was coming down a hill" . It then hovered above the trees and at this
time the woman and boy could see a dark rim around the bright light. It then rose and
moved away to the south-west. Total length of viewing was about 20 minutes.
About 9pm, the witness was sitting in his apartment and
noticed a light reflecting off the wall. Going to the window looking northeast over
Burnaby Lake he could see a very bright stationary white light, at an altitude of 75 to
100 feet over the south side of the lake. Taking his monocular onto the balcony he found
that looking at it through the glass provided no discernible features, but the brightness
hurt his eye. The light was approximately 1/2 mile away and had no accompanying sound
(such as a helicopter would make). He returned inside, periodically checking outside. It
remained for one hour, then either left or went out (not observed). The witness resides on
the third (top) floor of an apartment building. The weather was cold and cloudy, with
At around 6:30 PM a young man and woman witnessed a blue
"anchor-shaped" object moving at a steady pace from the north moving south. On
this particular evening, Vancouver was experiencing strong southerly winds with gusts up
to 70 km/h. The object stopped over the pairs heads and proceeded to turn in a clockwise
pattern before moving to the south. Total time of viewing 5 minutes. (Note: one of the
viewers of this object was the same young woman who experienced a sighting on 17-Nov-96.)
Sitting in my apartment, about 9:30 pm, looking
northeast I suddenly saw a brilliant white light located over (near?) Lougheed Mall, about
two miles away. Moving to my third floor verandah I estimated the light was 1/8 of an inch
at arm's length at an altitude of 1000 to 1500 feet. The light was pulsating. After 2
minutes of observation it shot up vertically to 5000 to 7000 feet, then stopped for a
second before making a right angled turn to the south, traveling at twice the speed of a
normal aircraft. The total viewing time was 3 minutes. All the while I watched this
through my monocular. The night sky was very clear. Not too surprisingly (allowing for the
distance away) I heard no accompanying sound. The object displayed no additional lights.
When last seen it looked like a very bright star.