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Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver British Columbia

Winter 1998/1999


Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver B.C. Nine Objects Moved In A Triangular Formation

Date: Winter of 1998/1999
Time: Approx: 9:30 p.m.

Message: In the Winter of 1998/1999 I was with two of my friends at Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver. We were riding up on what was called the Inferno chairlift (recently replaced with the Olympic Express) late one evening just before closing around 9:30pm when several objects caught my eye to the north. There were nine objects in total travelling northwest at several thousand feet with speed comparable to a military fighter jet. Initially I though that it was a flock of birds as there was no sound or lights of any kind. They moved in a triangle formation and you could only make them out from the darkness of the night because there was a slight reflection on the bottom of the objects from the Vancouver city lights in the distance.

It was a completely clear night, so you could just make out the basic shape of the objects, and from what I could see, they were roughly triangle in shape, but with distinct, yet extremely short wings. I am an aviation nut who always wanted to be a pilot, and I can tell a jet just from the shape or sound it makes and I have never seen anything like this before. There were definitely matte black in color. As they travelled northwest, they made a slight turn to the north, and this is when I saw something that I still don't believe till this day. The lead object (at the head of the triangle formation) accelerated at a speed I have never seen before and disappeared into the darkness in a fraction of a second.

I don't know how to describe it exactly, but speed of the acceleration is not possible by any known military aircraft...not by a long-shot. I want to avoid any bad science fiction references, but it looked like "light-speed" in the movies. Within seconds of the first object accelerating, a second, then a third, then all the rest of the objects followed. It was an unbelievable sight. The thing that troubled me was that there was no afterburner or any type of glow from the back of these objects as they took off. I turned to my friend and we just stared at each other in disbelief. When we got to the top of the chairlift, the lift attendant said "did you guys see that!", so we exchanged our versions of what we saw, and I confirmed that it was 9 objects in total although the lift attendant believed that the objects were much lower than several thousand feet. There were no less than 5 witnesses to this event, so I'm hoping others will come forward. My honest guess is that these were some sort of military aircraft that we haven't seen yet, but I can't be certain

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research

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