UFO Sighting Report - Canada
August 10th 2008 : Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Victoria, Vancouver Island British Columbia A Large Silver/Gray Object
Date: August 10, 2008
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location of Sighting: Victoria, B.C.
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Round.
Full Description of event/sighting: Hi Brian, Like many of the people who visit your website I spend time looking at the sky. I too have seen the blimps, weather balloons, flares, fireworks, kites, and lanterns. I also enjoy the couple of very bright stars that flash red, blue, yellow and silver. The winter one is particularly lovely. I watch for the exceptionally bright satellite that appears to be very low in the sky that crosses between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. most nights. I see the fast high flying jets that show only a strobe light as they dart past.
I've also seen a few things that can't be explained as easily. One happened about a week ago when my husband glanced out the window and said "What is that?" So of course I looked. It was a large silver/gray perfectly round object moving very rapidly from the south (Oak Bay area). The speed did not vary and appeared to be slightly faster than the small sea planes that go along that route. The part facing the sun was a dull silver and the rest appeared light gray. I had the impression that it had a few dark lines or some sort of pattern on it as well.
We live near the water and it appeared to be just off shore over the Haro Strait. I'm not sure of the height but it was well above the trees between us and the water. Not knowing what it was made it difficult to determine if it was small object close by or a large object far away. We wondered if it was some sort of balloon only because there were no obvious signs of locomotion but it was moving in a very direct line, not the way a balloon would wander in the wind. In fact there was no wind at all at tree level but I acknowledge that there could have been a steady wind at a higher altitude. There was no way to know. The sky was cloudless. We watched it for probably less than a minute before it disappeared to the north behind some trees, towards the town of Sidney.
So what was it? I'm very sure it was not a helium balloon that escaped from a child or a party. The size, shape and even the colour were wrong. We've all seen drifting helium balloons and it did not look at all like one of those. Weather balloon? Not likely. They tend to go up, not travel a few hundred feet parallel to the ground in an unwavering line. Plus no obvious instruments were attached. So I am wondering, did anyone else see this object and have a better view of it? We are quite willing to agree it was likely an ordinary man made "thing" that we might have recognized from a different perspective. My husband just shrugged it off and went back to his book but I would like to know just what it was. Any ideas.
Hope your back is not giving you too much grief these days. Take care.
Thank you to the witness for their report.
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