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Vancouver Newspaper Deluged by UFO Reports

August 24, 2010

Suddenly my hometown is flooded with reports of recent UFO sightings.

Anyone else experience the same relative deluge?

It may be because it’s summer and people are outside more. Unfortunately the photos are pretty washed out and inconclusive, but the verbal reports are not.

Reports of UFOs over B.C. skies hover into The Sun

Vancouver Sun, August 23, 2010,

Photos of the lights spotted above Cultus Lake.

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Photos of the lights spotted above Cultus Lake.

Photograph by: Submitted, Alick

To see images of last weeks UFO incident, click here.

VANCOUVER — Reports of unidentified flying objects over B.C. skies this summer are out of this world.

The accounts have been pouring in to The Vancouver Sun after we published a story about an apparent UFO hovering over Cultus Lake in Chilliwack on Tuesday night.

The story broke on The Fox’s Jeff O’Neil Show on Wednesday morning during their Open Phones segment.

‘Dallas’ called into the show to report that his girlfriend spotted some eerie lights flooding the pitch-black sky [insert Twilight Zone music here].

“At around 2 a.m., she saw some crazy-ass lights hovering over the lake,” Captain Scotty of the Jeff O’Neil Show recalled to The Sun.

Then, the radio show received a text from ‘Wally’ in Chilliwack, saying he also saw the lights Tuesday night.

Since posting this article to the Sun’s website, further reports have been coming in about sightings.

Alick e-mailed us to say he snapped photos of the “really bright object.”

“I thought I noticed something odd with a really bright object in the eastern south sky towards Chilliwack,” said Alick. “I thought at first it was a star or satellite but it was way too big and way too bright and it moved too fast and steady to be a helicopter spotlight.”

Read the comments of the sightings below and use the comment section below to recount your own experiences.

To see images of last weeks UFO incident, click here.


* Manon Lalonde of Leamington, Ont. write in on Sunday evening to talk about a sighting in Ontario: “I saw a UFO on August 17th, 2010, in my home town of Leamington, at around 9.00pm.

I was sitting outside, to catch a bit of fresh air, and when I looked up, I saw this very bright light coming from North-west to South East from a distance. From there, I could only see the light, and it was bright white light.

It was so bright and I was kind of amazed by it, so I told another person to come out and check it out with me.

We kept looking at it, and it was going slowly but steady towards us.

Then when it was right above our head ( about the height a plane would be flying, but we are sure it was not a commercial or passenger plane), we could very well see that it was a circle shape, of a dark color with a single red light rotating around the edges of the circle shape. ( no white light was visible anymore, only a red light, not so bright, but well distinguished)

We kept looking at it, but it went above the building and I lost track of it.

The witness I had with me said it then sped out of the way and disappeared ( I was sitting closer to the building, he was a few feet away from me)

I ran to the side of the building to check . . . and sure enough, nothing was in the sky anymore.

The weather was perfect, with absolutely no clouds.

It was also not pinch dark outside, at around 9.00pm (perhaps a few minutes before 9) the sky was still navy blue.

This is no hoax, and I am happy I had the chance to witness something of this kind.”

* Tracy Cameron wrote in Monday afternoon searching for confirmation of a sighting: “A couple weeks ago (I can find out the exact date) but it was before the meteor showers here in BC …

my wife and I were sitting on our back deck enjoying the evening when I saw that I thought was a falling star. it was a single point of light headed east. So I called out ” Look!” to my wife, and in the amount of time it took to sway that- the ‘shooting ‘ star’ erupted into a giant flaming mass hurtling east. As it burst into flames I could see the outline of a mangled object, ( it was huge) and as it traveled, the flames flowing behind it made it look like a flaming bullet. We watched for some time until it went behind the trees and we waited for a crash to sound, but heard nothing.

We posted on our local tv station asking had anyone seen/heard anything. checked for meteorites that may have crashed and nothing. No one saw a thing. Or at least no one is willing to SAY they saw anything. I live in Surrey BC, and this was about 1130 pm-ish. I cannot believe that a giant flaming object can hurtle over the city of surrey, and that my spouse and I are the only ones to have seen it. I mean surely NASA or our own Canadian space agency or air traffic control towers must be in the know about this event. Anyway, that’s not the only UFO i have seen… Just the most recent.

Has ANYONE else seen this giant flaming object, or is it really just me and my wife?”

* Ann-Marie wrote in on Sunday afternoon about a sighting in December: “After reading your article about the UFO sighting yesterday in Chilliwack it sent a chill down my spine in December around 1:00am-2:00am I was driving back to a friends place after dropping off another friend off at her place I had pulled up to a red light on lougheed highway which was extremely quite and deserted at the time and i looked over to my right and at first I thought i was seeing a shooting star but then i realized that’s not what it was as this orb it was a circle about the size of a spotlight but clearly wasn’t comes zooming across the sky hovers in one spot changing colors from light blue to gray to purple over and over again before seriously zooming off and disappearing later that night after I got back to my other friends place I had a weird occurrence she was in her room fast asleep her daughter with her in her room and i was awoken by something touching my foot and something or some one saying shh she’s sleeping lets not disturb her and i thought it was my friend so opened my eyes to a bright light in my face and i closed my eyes groaning to turn the lights off and i heard a small sorry about that and then lights went out i woke up later that day and asked my friend about what happened and she denied knowing anything about it according to her she was asleep in her room the entire night and I know it wasn’t her daughter because her daughter is only a infant so I’m not sure if that even ties into the lights i had seen but it was ironic that it happened on the same night i saw the lights. But after reading your story I thought I would share my experiences as well.”

* Rennee Gagnon-Cady of Coquitlam wrote in Sunday morning about an experience in July: “It was about midnight, in early July when my 11 year old daughter came running into my berdroom saying that she had seen something

really weird in the sky above. She was quite excited and a bit anxious. She explained that she had seen a very strange bright light that had been moving slowly and then with a flash it “took off” like a bolt and disappeared.

We live in Coquitlam B.C. nearer to Port Coquitlam and Pitt Meadows — and this alleged sighting happened in the area of David Blvd and Coast Meridian. This area is being heavely developed — new homes are going up everywhere but in the past, I have heard, that there were many fields in this area.”

* Brian Clowes wrote in Sunday morning with a possible explanation: “I see these all the time when I look at, what I call, ‘The Alien Super Highway.’ Keep an eye on the second star in the Constellation Cassiopeia. There seems to be a lot of “traffic” that makes its way towards the star, curves around it and disappears . . . only to return a while later around the other side and take off and disappear a short distance later . . . also moving at very high speeds. I emailed SETI about this the other day as well for them to check it out.”

* Nolan from Victoria wrote in on Monday about : “Myself and two friends were on the beach at Texada Island, watching the meteor shower on Friday Aug 13 (technically Saturday a.m.). I witnessed, low on the southern horizon hovering above the tree line. At first it looked no different than any star save for a golden yellow shine, same color as a harvest moon, generally unremarkable . . . Until it started moving. We witnessed the object grow in size until it was the most obviously dominating light in the night sky. It then moved parallel to the ocean, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca moving west as if dodging something. It then reversed course smoothly without any jerkiness at all, and returned along its original path to it’s original position where it wavered and then reversed again, banking 45 degrees upwards and shrinking in size until it vanished completely. Never before in my life have I ever seen anything like that move in the sky, and I love a good ‘tale of the tin hat’. Now I’m convinced we’re not alone, although I saw no ‘little green men’ or shape-shifting lizards.

* A Lawrynowycz of Georgian Bay wrote Monday: So I was on my yacht a last weekend and I was just sitting on the swim platform and I looked up and I saw this big, bright, red light in the sky. I was just hovering for a few moments. Then all of a sudden, it started to move in a straight line then did circles and zig zags in the sky! I watched it until it disappeared! A few min later I saw a smaller version of the same light i saw a few seconds ago! It was so odd!

* Kreuger and his partner, who live on Salt Spring Island, saw a UFO at around 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning. “I went to bed really early, then woke up around 3 a.m. I remembered the meteor showers were on, so I went out to my deck to watch. I saw about seven meteors. The night sky was clear. Then I see this really super bright star moving in an erratic fashion. Just a single bright dot of light, going NE, but in a zig-zaggy way. I woke my partner up so she could witness. She saw it too, until it disappeared behind trees . . . “

* Odessa of Vancouver e-mailed us to say she and four others witnessed a UFO on July 13 while visiting a sheep ranch between Zion Canyon and Navajo Lake area in Utah. She writes: “It was at 9:30 pm and not only was there a UFO in the sky that we could see for 15 minutes above us but there was also another small ball of light separately going back and forth . . . very close to us. The sheep ranch is very isolated and is five miles from the next cabin that has power. There were no other power sources near us and we turned all of our cabin lights off once we saw the UFO. There is no possible way that this ball of light floating in our trees in our back yard could have come from any other power source. This experience was real and amazing and this is not a hoax. This 100% was an unidentified flying object and 100% was not a plane or jet. It was a massive round circle brightly lit with white light and threw the binoculars I could actually make out the very strange shell . . . “

* Corinne emailed us an explanation on Friday, August 20, for what she thinks some of the “UFO” sightings might actually be — and they’re dangerous in this dry weather! She writes: “I had witnessed a UFO sighting at a lake last year. It was a round bright light travelling erratically in the night sky. It was spooky to say the least. Then with my binoculars I could make out it was a warm light, shapped like an upright cylinder. With the prevailing winds, it came closer to me and then I could make out that it was not alien, but man made. These “Home made” UFO’s are made from drycleaning bags and candles. I wanted to ring the neck of the person(s) who did that because the winds did carry over the lake for a while but then changed direction and the bag ventured into the backwoods. EXTREME FIRE HAZARD. Check out the web for drycleaning bag hot air ballons. This had been going on for decades.”

* Clayton wrote in: “Hi, I saw your recent video on the UFO in B.C. Not sure if you are aware, but on Facebook, in the game Mafia Wars — if you play the game — on Friday night blew up a armored vehicle in the Nevada desert. If you watch the show from the beginning, the camera panned up in the air. My friend said “what is that?” I said it looks like two UFOs. He’s a skeptic. One object stayed stationary, the other one moved around. Now he’s rethinking what people are saying about UFOs. The video I saw on here appears to be the same as in the Nevada desert video. Check it out for yourself, on Facebook they now only show SnoopDog blowing up the armored vehicle, but in order to see the UFOs you have to watch the video from the beginning.”

* Sidney S. wrote in from Lillooet, B.C. on Saturday, August 21, 2010: “Last night I was out for a drive through Lillooet. As I was just locking my car up before going inside my home, I happened to look up and see two objects flying close together in the sky moving from West to East. One of them I know was a satellite, since it was moving straight but the second object, which was close to the satellite, lit up bright, then dimmed before it changed direction and started moving southward. iIt lit up bright again before it disappeared over one of the nearby mountains. I’ve seen this before, but was during the early evening on July 1st: We were having a BBQ for my birthday, and there was about six of us out in the backyard. The sun was setting over the mountain. We looked up since we heard an eagle overhead.

When we looked up, we saw a bright dot flying northwest in the sky. We thought it was a satellite at first, since sometimes we can see them at that time of day when the sun is setting and the light bounces off the shell. But this object went really bright, then dimmed down to where we couldn’t see it, then went bright again, and before it dimmed, it changed direction and began going southeast then changed direction again to southwest. It dimmed again for a few seconds and went bright one last time before it dimmed and disappeared. We didn’t know what it was.”

* Penny B. emailed this story: “On Aug 14th , my mother was at the cottage and got up about 3:00 in morning to use the washroom, and she couldn’t believe her eyes — coming across the water but in the sky was a light [like a spotlight] and it was slowly moving and eventually reflected off the patio glass table in the yard. She went outside, as she thought it wa perhaps a helicopter, although it didn’t sound like one — but she did hear a motor. Then it turned at a right angle and went East as if it were following the buoys in the water and was gone (but lasted awhile.) We are not sure what she saw but in all the years at the cottage we’d never seen it before. This was in Miramichi Bay, New Brunswick.

* Parminder N. wrote: “Me and my friends sighted the same UFO in Surrey, B.C. around 11:30 p.m. At first we thought it was a meteor; however it was really bright and traveled in a zigzag. We were stunned at what we just saw. The light lasted for 5 minutes and faded. We have never seen anything like this before and thought it was a UFO.”

* In response to Odessa’s email (posted six bullets back), Rob M. wrote the following: “Several years ago on a Wednesday in May I was still doing the Calgary to Red Deer run in my 1 ton truck and had to leave Calgary at about 4:30ish in the morning. We were opening a new branch in Red Deer soon so this would be one of my last runs. When on the highway near the Olds turn off (about half way I guess) in the early morning I looked to my left and almost put my truck into the ditch. I was on the highway so I couldn’t slow down much but I saw something low in the sky. It was a huge round ball with multicolored lights all over it. The ball was so vivid you could almost make out rectangular shapes on the hull. This thing was no small object. As it travelled south at a high rate of speed I watched it with astonishment when suddenly three small balls of bright white light (like in your video), travelling exceptionally fast, followed behind the huge ball. The smaller balls seemed to be going faster after the larger one. They all pulled away from me quickly . . . .my own truck was probably doing only 75 going North at this point . . . .until I could no longer see them. I regret not pulling over in the dark and not whipping out my cell phone to take some pictures of something . . . ..although what I could have got would have been little . . . still for sanity’s sake . . . ..”

* Elaine wrote: “This is an email I sent to a UFO website after having a sighting in downtown Vancouver . . . yes, downtown Vancouver. If anyone else saw these lights on May 4th, please let me know. I would love to talk to them about it.

Date Of Sighting: Tuesday May 4th, 2010

Time of Sighting: 10:30am

Location of Sighting: Downtown Vancouver – above Cambie Street Bridge

Number of witnesses: 15-20 people

Number of Objects: Approx 40-50

Shape of Objects: Round

Full Description of Event/Sighting: BRIGHT, ROUND & MOVING/DANCING LIGHTS IN THE SKY

I was downtown with my kids watching the deflation of our air-filled football stadium which started at 10AM. The weather was clear..very nice and sunny . . . .the sky was blue with a some puffs of clouds here & there.Around 10:30am, a helicopter flew over, I > looked up and beyond/above it, I noticed bright round lights. It was shocking to see so many lights moving around way above the clouds. I’m not into sci-fi or star trek so thinking this was some sort of UFO sighting didn’t even dawn on me. I had a camera and started to take pictures as I knew this was something odd . . . These lights were ALL moving around with smooth movements, as if they were doing a show.

They were definitely not planes or helicopters because they didn’t fly like either one. The lights moved around in various (almost deliberate) directions, looking like they were making formations of star constellations. I clearly saw a ‘mini’ big dipper in the mass of lights. This entired globular round shaped mass group of lights (at least 40+ of them) were RIGHT above us and they were flying around en masse, in a circular shape.

People suggested they were balloons released and trapped in high winds or that they were birds . . . this is not logical to me b/c these objects stayed the same size, they moved individually in a propelled type motion . . . and they didn’t disappear into the sky as balloons would . . . the objects also stayed the SAME brightness . . . almost like looking up at a bunch of LED lights shining down. They were bright and looked just like stars in the sky . . . except–like i mentioned already, these “stars” moved in various directions/formations. My 5 year old thought they were bubbles.

After watching them for awhile, she said “they look like stars . . . but they can’t be stars . . . stars don’t move”. I totally agree with her. I stopped several passby/runners asking them to look up and verify what I was seeing..that i wasn’t crazy to see such things in the sky. They too, were dumbfounded as to what these lights would be. I watched the lights for about 45 minutes. My mother was way ahead of us pushing my younger daughter..when I finally caught up with her, I told her to look up at the lights. She was amazed (like the rest of us) to see the “light show” going on right above our heads in downtown Vancouver. We had to get going as my girls were hungry and the lights just kept going . . . so we left.”

See photos Elaine took see in this gallery.

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  1. maty permalink
    August 24, 2010 9:22 am

    Isnt this what Jaime MAUSSAN calls EBANIS, they have been seen over Mexico City, They spread hundreds of orbs through the atmosphere. For more info. contact him.

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