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UFO Sighting Report - Canada

1968 : Victoria, British Columbia


Victoria, British Columbia A Narrow Very Bright Blue Beam Of Light

Date: 1968
Time: Evening.

Location of Sighting: Victoria, B.C.
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Unknown.

Full Description of event/sighting: Hi Brian

This is in response to your request for UFO sightings on Vancouver Island. I know of only three and I sent you one of them about a week ago. That was about the three daylight "stars" my dad saw in Alert Bay in 1924.

The next one I will tell you about took place in 1968 or 69. It happened to a girl who became my best friend. Actually you've already met her in another story. She was the lady who was camping with her husband in Ontario when her dogs and her husband saw the lady floating across the campground!

At the time of this event I'd not known her for very long. We were both taking a medical training course at the Jubilee Hospital and had just met. However we had become instant friends. Eventually we became roommates.

One morning she came to work and seemed tired and a bit distracted. During lunch she told me a strange story. At this time she was living on her own and boarding at two houses across the street from each other. In one house she had a bedroom and the other is where she had all her meals. It was an odd arrangement but seemed to work for everyone. This was in the Rockland area, not far from the hospital.

She told me that during the night she awoke feeling very frightened. She sensed that something was in her basement bedroom with her. Her first thought was that she must have been dreaming and this was just a residual feeling, but it wasn't going away. It was getting stronger. She knew she had to get out of there. She had to get away from the house and hide. A place of refuge might be the house across the street where she had her meals, so she grabbed the house key, dashed down the hallway and out the basement door. As soon as she got a little way from the door a bright blue beam of light appeared at the edge of the yard. It was coming from the sky and although she could not bring herself to look up to see where it was coming from, it felt quite close. It was like a searchlight beam, very narrow, very bright and very blue. There was no sound and the night was completely still. As the light came closer to her she ran around the corner of the house. The blue light followed. All she knew was she must not let the blue light touch her. She tried to hide but the blue light kept coming closer. She wanted to run to the house across the street but was terrified of being out in the open.

Then she stopped talking. I asked her what happened next. She quietly said "I don't know". I asked where she had woken in the morning but she didn't remember. I asked if she had breakfast at the other house and she assumed she must have. All she remembers is trying to hide from the bright blue light and then nothing until arriving at work.

We talked about it for a while, trying to understand what had happened. It obviously was not a helicopter as there was absolutely no sound. And anyway, why would a helicopter (with blue lights) be chasing her around the yard in the middle of the night in a residential area. We tentatively went to the topic of flying saucers (as they were then called). We really didn't want to go there! We rejected that idea because of the blue light. We didn't know much about them but we'd never heard of any with a blue light. Eventually we reluctantly settled on a very vivid, unusual nightmare. That was OK with her. She didn't really want to believe that what had happened was real!

Over the next few days she seemed less upset and we didn't talk about it any more. Then a couple of months later I happened across a UFO report that talked of a narrow bright blue beams of light, exactly as she had described! That immediately brought back the flying saucer possibility. After all, it was the blue light that had made us reject the idea originally.

Was it a UFO, hallucination (she did not drink or do drugs) or a strange dream ? She doesn't know, but even after all these years she remembers it very well. We still talk about it sometimes and wonder.

Hope this is a bit of what you are looking for, Brian. If it is and if I have some time later I will tell you of the third UFO event that I am aware of in this area.

Thank you to the witness for their report.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research.
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[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike for passing this report on.]