UFO Sighting Report - Canada
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September 24th 2006 : Invermere, British Columbia
UFO Sighting Near Invermere Reported To Researcher
By Ian Cobb
Oct 04 2006
The northern lights turned into something a little different for some Invermere area people last week.
Watching aurora borealis in a field outside of Invermere Sept. 24, the unnamed witnesses said they observed numerous oval-shaped discs darting about in the sky above them.
Adding oomph to this sighting is that there was an identical report out of Castlegar that same evening, according to Brian Vike of HBCC UFO Research, out of Houston, B.C.
Vike contacted The Echo to relate the reports, hoping to inspire others to come forward with "any unusual sightings of strange objects in the skyover the past while."
"The Invermere sighting is in line with the others sightings for the same night. So something strange has been happening over the skies down there," said Vike.
"This particular rash of UFO sightings started in Castlegar, actually, and a number of folks have reported seeing several dark circular shapes, flying in formations, and performing unusual aerial acrobatics.
"It now seems that people in Invermere are seeing the same sort of thing, and on the same day when the objects were witnessed in Castlegar.
"I don't usually write over cases/sightings unless they are really unusual, and in hopes of trying to find others who witnessed this very same thing.
"The reason of course is to try to figure out what folks saw," Vike stated.
The following is the sighting as reported last week to HBCC UFO Research.
"On Sept. 24, at 12-1 a.m., my friends andI went into a high point of a field just outside of Invermere to watch the aurora borealis over the Rockies.One of us noticed silhouettes of multiple uniformly shaped ovals, which at first appeared far away but moved closer towards the town and seemed to make formations.
"At some points a few would disappear, but then we saw where others seemed to reappear at a different point in the horizon.
"This continued for a good 10 minutes when one of my friends brought out a didgeridoo, one of those native Australian musical instruments and played loudly and pointing right in the direction of the dark shapes (at this point they seemed to be much closer as they were much greater in size). Almost instantly one appeared much closer than the others and was much more circular as you would imagine looking underneath instead of to the side.
"My friend continued to play, and put on electronic music, when three more came above us.There were no lights and we could not make out any details of what it was, just that they were big and round, but more flat when looking from the side, like whatI would imagine a silhouette of a flying saucer to look like.
"Another thing is we would have never seen them if the northern lights weren't going on as it was for this that we could see the silhouettes in the night sky.When they disappeared they could have very well have been in another point in the sky and we wouldn't have been able to see them. The whole experience lasted about 25 minutes."
Vike said the identical sighting in Castlegar, 355 km by road from Invermere, adds a great deal to the reports, especially because he was speaking to the witnesses in Castlegar on the phone while they were seeing the strange phenomenon.
"I was talking to the gentleman who was watching the event take place while speaking to me on his radio phone; we ended up losing one another, or lost the phone connection. He called back approximately 15 minutes later when he was able to get to a landline and we still had problems with the phones. In both instances the objects were being viewed while the witness is explaining what was happening, so very unusual," Vike said.
If you saw anything strange on the evening of Sept. 24 or any time before or since, contact Brian Vike, director HBCC UFO Research at 250-845-2189 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research