UFO SIGHTING REPORT
July 9th 2002
From: Brian Vike <email@example.com>
To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 23:19:55 -0700
Subject: Whiteswan Lake, British Columbia
Here is the report for Whiteswan Lake, I finally received it
tonight. The witnesses sent along a photo of the lake, and
star chart placing dots on the picture exactly where the
objects were in the sky.
Whiteswan Lake, British Columbia
Date: July 9, 2002
Time: approx: 1:00 a.m.
Recalling our sighting at Whiteswan Lake
We were lying in our dingy looking at different masses of stars
in the clear night sky. The big dipper was to our visual left
as we where looking at what appeared to be a cluster of 6 fairly
lined up even stars. Like the 6 on dice,( except the bottom
two out of line a bit) as bright as the brightest stars, that's
what we thought they where.
Seconds after my husband pointed out the cluster, they started
to move enough that we looked at each other, back at them, and
in amazement confirmed to each other that we saw them move. Then
for the next (time?) couple/few minutes they performed. As we
where on the water, excited about seeing the abundance of stars,
I noted what we where seeing for my own recollection of what I
knew was a memorable moment.
How I came to the conclusion that this is the area of our
sighting is, I knew the Big Dipper location, and knew it would
help me to target the spot we had just seen this happen at.
I followed across, as I have marked, in a line, from the handle
of the Big Dipper, just across the bottom of the obvious
constellation of Corona Borealis (didn't know the name of it at
the time). Then I used the sets of 2 stars in a line (that look
similar in their visual lineup,) the 2 stars at the point of the
our sighting where the 3rd set of 2, following a line from the
tip of the big dipper handle.
I can't say for positive I've targeted the exact spot, but
until the sky changed recently, we where able to look up and
target the spot, using the Big Dipper and Corona Borealis,
following over to the left to the 2 star location, and the two
sets of 2 similar spaced stars as the path to where we saw this.
I remember that night, feeling that I wanted to remember the
spot we just saw this happen at, so I looked from the Big Dipper
to the point it happened, back and forth several times, and
decided that it appeared to be about the distance of the width
of the Big Dipper twice.
I'm in the right area, just not absolutely sure at the actual
point of the sighting. So Amazing, I'm shaking my head as I
write this, they did maneuvers, and left in the far depths of
the sky, no sounds, no blinking or flashing lights, they looked
just like stars all the while this was happening.
Two of them left up and far above us, so far up they turned into
pinpoints in the clear deep sky and disappeared, after we
watched them jog position, speed up, go ahead, slow down, the
other speed up, catch up, ,repeating this until they where out
of sight, the other two, swooped around, out to the side, in
circular motions, returning to their position of where we first
thought they where stars.
One would swoop out and around then back to position, the other
would do the same. The maneuvers where similar, but not the
same. Each time they returned to the position we first saw
them. When we watched the other 2 as they jogged up, deeper
into the sky, coming high above us, turn to distant pinpoints
and disappear, we looked back to see the 2 that where doing the
circular motions and they where gone, only 2 stars where there.
It was over, we sat in our dingy and talked about what we had
just experienced and still do today.
If you have any questions I'll gladly answer them the best I
If you've heard/or hear of anything that you feel could be
related to this please contact us,( hoping you do.)
Good Luck with your investigation.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
From: Brian Vike <email@example.com>
To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 11:00:19 -0700
Subject: Whiteswan Lake, British Columbia - 07-09-02 Addendum
One of the witnesses to the Whiteswan lake event, sat and wrote
this, and sent it to me. Thought you all might like to have a
read of it.
Thank you to the witnesses for their report, and writings.
This was the camping, star watching trip of our life time. We
don't have to convince anyone of what we saw. We both know, we
shared the experience with each other.
The weather was beautiful, no clouds, no moon,the night sky was
crystal clear and dense with stars. Don and I went out and
floated around in our rubber dingy, star and meteor watching.
We'd been out on the water for about an hour, it was probably
about 12:30-1:00 am when Don pointed out a large cluster of
He commented "look at that bright cluster of stars". I turned,
looking to the south west, and caught the cluster right away,
because it stood out so obvious compared to the rest of the
stars around it. Then what happened is beyond belief, four of
them started to move around. My only words for the next few
seemingly long seconds, as we both we're in amazement of what we
were looking at was "Oh My God" "Oh My God" over and over again
as we watched the four moving objects in the sky.
The group first looked like an arrangement of 6 stars. Similar
to the arrangement of the 6 dots on a dice.(with other
smaller,dimmer,less visible stars in the cluster). The bottom 2
stayed stable and the 4 above them started to shift, move around
Could hardly believe what we were seeing, then the action
started and they did maneuvers, each one maneuvering, and then
returning to the formation. We fell into amazement with comments
as we watched the lights, With Wow! Oh My God! Look what it Just
Did! Their moving like being steered! Not in straight lines, but
in curves and turns. Unbelievable speed and smooth
movement/turns!!! After several of these the 2 top one's
started to move upward and away. As they moved away they jogged,
up and down with each other, and we watched them until they were
out of our sight. They became fainter, farther away, and closer
together visually. (They moved up and away to the left.)
The bottom 2 during this time had been moving around and left
our sight in the area we first spotted the group at. We couldn't
break away from watching the 2 top ones as they jogged positions
and were leaving upward. That was the last visual we recall of
the bottom 2 is that they were moving around,maneuvering, spaced
above the 2 actual stars, that at first seemed part of the
formation. When if was over we were looking at 2 stars, all that
was left of the bright formation ("of stars"???)Don pointed out
The maneuvers were beyond anything you could ever imagine, and
as far as we know, there's nothing that we have on earth that
could possibly move around like that, at that speed with the
kind of movements they did. They appeared to be a great distance
away, illuminated like bright stars.
The next night we went back and visually targeted the 2 actual
stars at the spot were we saw the cluster, so we'll know for our
own future reference where it was in the sky. We saw what will
be at the top of the list of our Most Unbelievable/Memorable
Life time Shared Moments.
Before we left we went out in our dingy, to where we saw this
happen, and took a daylight landscape/sky picture. We'll mark
the spots as we saw them when they caught our attention, at the
2 star location, above the mountain range.
So glad we saw this together, explaining it to someone means
nothing compared to actually watching the occurrence with
someone and talking about it with them, as it's happening in
front of your eyes.
We know what we saw
It was/is All So Definite and Clear
And we don't have to convince anyone
We have each other as our witness.
Oh My God!
Such An Amazing Experience.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
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