UFO SIGHTING REPORT
June 3rd 2004
Abbottsford, B.C. - Bright Star-Like Dot
Date: June 3, 2004
Time: Approx: 1:00 a.m.
Location of Sighting: Abbottsford B.C. (Near Aldergrove)
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Bright star-like dot.
Full Description of event/sighting: I felt I should report this. Even though I doubt it was a UFO, I'm fairly sure it was no aircraft of any kind I've ever seen or heard of. Around 1 a.m. of June 3rd, I went out for a cigarette and walked down our driveway to get a better view of the moon which was either full or close to full at the time. It was slightly cloudy but the moon was in perfect view.
At that time, I noticed a white light about the size of a star that seemed pretty high in the sky. This light was moving slowly across the sky and had a long slow pulsing effect to it, like something rotating very slowly. I'd estimate that it travelled about 15 degrees the arc of the sky between it's brightest points and darkest points.
It took about three minutes to cross the entire sky coming from the direction of the moon (S.W.) and disappeared in the northwest horizon. As it neared the northwest it became fainter and fainter and I lost sight of it about 20 degrees up from the horizon. It travelled in a strait line at a constant rate of speed and would give off a bright flash at it's brightest points, kind of like a when someone shines a mirror across your eyes. There was no sound of any kind nor any other aircraft visible.
I thought it might be a satellite but, as far as I know, they're only visible just after dusk and just before dawn as the light from the sun reaches the upper atmosphere. Then I thought it could be a satellite reflecting of the moon light but I'm no expert so I can't be sure. (Although the dimming it exhibited near the other end of the sky might suggest it)
Anyway, I'm an avid reader of your reports and just thought you'd like to know about it. I dream of seeing a UFO one day but I guess this will have to do... lol
P.S. The next night around the same time period, I was observing the moon again when I noticed a massive contrail (By massive, I mean like 5 times the size of an airliner's contrail) lit up by the moon light reaching across the sky heading south.
I later read that a meteor was believed to have passed over Seattle around the same time. Just thought you'd like to know incase you've had similar reports.
I would like to thank the person for the report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research