UFO Sighting Report - Canada
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August 21st 2006 : Fraser River, between Surrey and Coquitlam, British Columbia
Over The Fraser River between Surrey and Coquitlam, BC - UFOS
Date: August 21, 2006
Time: 21:15 - 21:45 - 22:15
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 3
Shape of objects: # 1 - Diamond - #2 - Triangle - # 3 - Unknown possibly tube.
Full Description of event/sighting: Hi Brian, have been seeing quite a number of bright white strobes the past few days, always just the one flash, bright enough to even penetrate the cloud cover. Have been seeing maybe one per hour beginning just as soon as the sun goes down. Always seem to be between 30 to 45 degrees altitude and appear much bigger than the average strobe on a plane. No objects or sound seen or heard.
On the evening of Monday the 21st. of August at approximately. 21:15 I was sitting here playing on my computer when a bright light outside caught my attention. I glanced out and observed 4 large yellowish/white lights arranged in the shape of a Diamond. My first thought was it was a commercial aircraft due to its size. I quickly grabbed my binoculars and took a quick look. So much for it being a plane. All 4 lights appeared to be underneath some kind of dark platform ( sensed not seen ) All 4 lights faced down, not forward like aircraft lights. There were several small white strobes and one bright red strobe located between the big lights. I put down my 10X binoculars and grabbed my bigger set and during the few seconds it took to get them set the center set of lights went out just leaving the front/back and strobes. At this point the object was almost directly north of my position and appeared to be over the Fraser River. Even with the bigger binoculars I could only see the lights and even though it was below the clouds (approximately 1200 feet.) I could not make out any outline. Object was moving about the speed of a small plane in an easterly direction. No sound from it.
As it approached the area of the Portt Mann bridge. I noticed a small plane passing overhead on what appeared to be an intercept course with the object. The plane was plain to see outlined against the clouds with the obvious running lights. At almost the same time I noticed the plane the object appeared to change to a more ENE course which put it almost directly ahead of the plane. I continued to watch both the plane and the object for several minutes but the plane did not seem to be gaining. I lost sight of the plane over by Burke Mountain but continued to watch the object for another minute or so, by this time I could not see it with the naked eye and quickly lost interest.
21:45 - a repeat of half and hour earlier only this time the lights were arranged in a narrow triangular pattern. Two at the rear and one up front. Same thing happened when I grabbed for my big binoculars. One of the base lights went out just leaving one at the front and one at the rear, same few small strobes, appeared to be about the same size and speed, again no sound and again it was heading in an easterly direction. I lost it behind the tower across the street.
22:15 - Noticed what appeared to be the same object coming back on a westerly course. Only this time there was just one bright red strobe at the front and one of the big lights in the rear. Made it appear as if the big light was pushing the object. Object was still flying at approximately 1200 feet and the speed of a small plane. I lost sight of it as it passed by Burnaby Mountain mainly because I was to lazy to lean forward in order to keep it in view.
A short time later a commercial jet flew over headed for the airport. It was flying higher and faster but was easily seen against the clouds and it was plain to see there was no comparison between its lights and the ones on the objects.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research