UFO SIGHTING REPORT
August 6th 2005
Coquitlam, B.C. Was it A Disk Shaped Craft ?
Date: August 6, 2005
Time: Approx: 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 06, 2005 - approx. 19:00 - Six o'clock news just finished and I decided to scan the mountains, just to check for smoke or anything unusual. About midway between Burke Mtn. And Heritage Mtn. I noticed a brief shiny flash. Usually these flashes turn out to be birds or small planes. But I waited to see if it would appear again and was soon rewarded with another brief flash.
I switched to my bigger binoculars as they are mounted on a stand and much more stable. I quickly located the object again and it appeared to be a Mylar balloon, shiny on one side and dark on the other. The only problem was Mylar balloons are rarely over about 24 inches in diameter and for this thing to be visible it must have been more like 20 or more feet in diameter. I set my camera up and aimed that way just to see if I could see it any better. I continued to track it for more than five minutes. It was moving much slower than a small plane and appeared to be stopping to check out each and every ravine or gully on the ridge just to the north of Burke Mtn. It slowly drifted out into the V shaped gap between that large peak to the north of Burke Mtn. And the ridge on the north.
There it stopped again then appeared to be coming straight at me as I could see it was slowly getting bigger and bigger. Just for a second I took my eyes from the binoculars to check the viewfinder on my camera. When I looked again it had completely vanished. I don't think it was a balloon.
1. Mylar balloons, generally climb pretty fast depending on the wind. This flew or floated pretty well horizontally for the entire five minutes at approx:. 3500 ft. and then appeared to make a right angle turn before vanishing. Appeared to be shaped like a rectangle or square pillow, but appeared to be tumbling like a balloon. Size - unknown, just looking at that gap and it could have been 20 or more yds. In diameter, For all I know. I scanned the whole mountain range but saw nothing.
Thank you to the person for the report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
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