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June 1974/1975 : Departure Bay, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia


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Location: Departure Bay, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Date: Approximately June 1974 or 1975

Time: Approximately 3:30pm

Hello John;

I have not told very many people about this sighting for various reasons. It stems back to I beleive either June of 1974 or 75.

I wish I documented it before. I was walking home from school, so it would have been about 3:30 p.m.. I was with a friend who also has a memory as I asked her about it years later. I was 11 or 12 years old and I am absolutely positive about what I saw.

It was on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo, above Departure Bay on Smugglers Hill Rd., if anyone knows the area. It was a clear day, we were walking along the road, there was no traffic as the area was very rural back then. The first thing we noticed was that the long grass along the sides of the road and I can specifically remember looking to my right up the bank and stopping and watching the way the grasses were swaying abnormally. I wish I could remember if there was a shadow, I think there was, but we both looked up.

Coming directly down above us was a large, medium grey, circular surface. I seem to remember that it wasn't perfectly flat but there was an outer ridge. It came down to approximatley 200 feet above me, maybe even closer. My friend [deleted] began to run. I remember feeling frozen, maybe by fear. [deleted] ran about 50 yards or so up the road, stopped and called to me to run. I remember looking at her but turning back to look up. I couldn't run anyways. I just looked up and watched.

I am not sure for how long I watched, it didn't seem very long in my memory. Then the object moved silently and very, very quickly straight up until it was a small point in the sky above. Then it moved very fast south east until I couldn't see it anymore. I remember watching it go in the direction of the Departure bay ferry terminal. Keep in mind it was really just a small dot in the sky once at it's height. Then I turned and ran, joining [deleted] and we ran together towards home. But then we simply must have forgotten everything because I made no mention of it when I got home nor did I remember until a year or so later when I started to get the memories back. But I haven't forgotten since.

I do know that a teacher who lived in the area had reported seeing the very same thing around the same time. I swear this is true. I am a regular person with a regular job (funny enough at an airline), who would be reluctant to tell many people because of the reception it would get. So thats' my story. Hope you believe it.

Kind Regards,

Additional comment from witness:

Hello again;

I hadn't been to your site before but after sending my last email I read through some reports. What is strange is that there are several sightings at differtn dates but in the very same area. I said Departure Bay, in another report someone mentions Newcastle Island, which is in right where I discribed, as well as in another Gabriola, both reports mention the objects moving in the same flight path as what I saw. Another person describes a similar "hovering " object in Nanaimo/Country Club, about 3-4 kms. from my sighting.

Thanks again;