UFO SIGHTING REPORT
October 22, 2002
Time: 10:25 p.m.
(HBCC UFO Note: Granisle is a small town 45 minutes northeast
from where I live in Houston, British Columbia, Canada. Granisle
has a population of 400 residents and the main industries are
tourism and logging. Once the site of a copper mine. (Granisle
Copper & Bell Copper) who had two large open pit mines).
I was contacted by a gentleman ( I will say this, it was a
person in authority) recently who gave me quite a story. The
witness was with another fellow driving north just a couple of
kilometers south of Granisle, B.C. (their exact location when
they viewed the craft was at Topley Landing. The two large
forest companies here in Houston have a barge which runs back
and forth across Babine Lake carrying logging trucks) The old
Bell Copper mine is directly across the lake from the witnesses
position. An approx: guess would be a ¾ to 1 mile between the
craft and the witnesses.
The fellows observed a large glowing orange/gold almost saucer
shaped (oval?) object hovering right over top the old Bell
Copper mine. They said it was very low to the ground. At this
point they pulled over to have a look and to try to figure out
what they were seeing. As they watched the object hover, it
would rise up very slowly and come to a complete stop, move
sideways then stop and drop down roughly the same height from
the ground when the witnesses first seen it. (HBCC UFO Note: I
asked if they witnessed any type of light coming from the
object, meaning a downwards beam of light). They both told me
no, no lights were seen coming from the object. They did say
that it almost looked as if every time the object moved to
another position and dropped back down, it seemed to them the
light intensity grew from the object while it stayed stationary.
At "one" point the object moved out over the lake and stopped
for a few seconds, then went back over top the mine once again.
They mentioned they heard no sound at all, but keeping in mind
that the two fellows were some distance away from the object
when viewing it. (HBCC UFO Note: I asked them if they could give
me an approx: size of this thing). There rough estimate was
about the size of the Moon (maybe a hair smaller). They also
said there were a few other cars and trucks that passed by them
at the time, but no one stopped. (HBCC UFO Note: I can certainly
understand why no one stopped to see what was going on, as I
know who the witnesses were.)
But they did say that everyone traveling the highway had to have
seen it, you couldn't miss it. They said the area around the
object, (ground area) was lit up for some distance. Also due to
the brightness of the craft it cast it's reflection on the lake.
The men watched this event for approx; 7 minutes before it rose
up and left slowly heading north, still at a low altitude and
out of their sight.
(HBCC UFO Note: I find this a very interesting case to work on.
Three things come to mind, why was this craft sitting over the
old Granisle/ Bell Copper mine. Why did it move and stop over
top of the lake. Why did the intensity seem to grow when it
moved to a new position and hover. Actually I have a million
questions I could think of to ask, but who ?? I am not sure if I
can gain access to the mine, but I am going to check into it, as
I would love to take a drive out to have a look around. Also
something to keep in mind, Granisle Copper & Bell Copper mine's
sit on an island on Babine Lake. Since the mines have been
closed for sometime it may be hard to get onto the property.
Also rumors have been floating around that one of the companies
were thinking of going back in and high grading the remaining
ore. One other note to this story which may be of interest. On
the mine site there have been a good number of fossils found,
one which has brought a lot of attention has been the Mammoth.
Bones have been found, and also were buried by the mine sometime
ago when it was in operation. From a newspaper article in the
Smithers Interior newspaper a while back the company thought it
best to not have their mining operation stopped, or slowed down
by having folks digging for these fossils.
Anyway, there you have the short version to this case, but I
wanted to get this one out as I just received it this past week.
there is a lot more to do on this one, in hopes of finding some
more answers to this amazing case. Also I think it would be a
good idea to pop into the newspaper office and see if they will
run the sighting report in hopes that some of the other folks
who drove by might come forward and give their take on this.
While I am at it, I have received more reports as well. Just
tonight Saturday November 22, 2002 I received two telephone
calls from Terrace, B.C. over stange lights in the sky.
Last week, two reports from Prince Rupert, B.C.
Last week, one report from Vancouver Island.
I hope to have these reports written up and posted soon.
Thank you to the witnesses for their report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research