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‘British Columbia Sightings’

1912: Contact Near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: 1912 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Urban or Rural: -Farm No. of Entity(‘s): Several Entity Type: Humanoid Entity Description: Small, No knees,  No elbows. Hynek Classification: CE3 Duration: No. of Object(s):  Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): a round machine, “something like a helicopter,” with a glass cabin Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: URECAT-001135 Summary/Description: in 1912, on an unknown date and time, a round machine, “something like a helicopter,” with a glass cabin, landed at the farm the father of Abram Penner, or Fenner, then six years old. There were reportedly small “space men” as occupants. Penner wrote that “One man felt my body; they admired my hands. They have… Read More

1937 or 1938: Confederation Park, Burnaby, B.C.

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: 1937 or 1938 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Confederation Park in Burnaby Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: Duration: No. of Object(s): 2 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): balls of fire Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 3 Source: Report from Brian Vike, HBCC UFO received Feb 22, 2007 Summary/Description: Strange Fireballs that Changed Direction A friend who is in his late 70s told me this story today. He said that when he was 10 or 11 years old, he and two friends (now deceased) were playing in the bush in Confederation Park in Burnaby, that would make it the summer of 1937 or 1938. He said he and his friends heard a roaring sound and he ran… Read More

1947: Saucer Sightings

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 10, 1947 Sighting Time: 9:50 pm Day/Night: Night Location: Mission, BC Urban or Rural: -Urban Hynek Classification: Duration: No. of Object(s):  two dozen Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 4 Source: Summary/Description: A Woman and three boys report seeing “mysterious flying saucers.” Mrs. R. f. Lock, Welton Avenue, observed the particular objects around 9:50 Tuesday evening. Mrs. Lock’s three sons brought the objects to her attention exclaiming, “Look, look at the ducks.” No other persons observed the strange phenomena, and Mrs. Lock stated that approximately two dozen objects flew in first a V formation and then into a straight line at a terrific speed – before disappearing. Related… Read More

1960: Cigar-shaped object hovers near witness in Victoria, BC

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: 1960 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: DD Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): about 100 feet in length and 25-30 feet in circumference Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Cigar Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Canadian UFO Report, Summer 1970 (credit: UFO*BC) Summary/Description: The witness, Miss M. I. Footner of Victoria, was walking her dog, when she saw a bright dot of light just over Little Saanich Mountain. The light grew larger and larger, until suddenly the object was “above me and became stationary.” The object was cigar-shaped and about 100 feet in length. Later she learned that a friend who lived nearby, Miss Audrey… Read More

1962: Giant UFO over Vancouver

Panic At Baseball Match – May 1962  “A flaming airliner,” “a burning satellite” “an off-course rocket,” “a comet” and “a flying saucer” were among the many descriptions offered for the gigantic multi-coloured mystery object which streaked through the Vancouver sky on the night of May 28. Dr. R. M. Petrie, head of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, preferred the more conventional explanation of a meteor.   Frank Hughes, a scientist of North Surrey, who claimed to have observed 200 meteors declared it was the largest he had ever seen. This former member of the British Astronomical Association said it was on a 20 degree angle from the earth, about 10 degrees in width, and traversed about 30 degrees… Read More

1965: British, Columbia, Canada,

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 1965 Sighting Time: 10:00 AM Day/Night: morning  Location: British Columbia, Canada Urban or Rural: -Rural Hynek Classification: Duration: about eight minutes No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: speed of at least 3,600 m.p.h. Size of Object(s): 50 ft. in diameter Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): disc  Color of Object(s): silvery  Number of Witnesses: 2 Source: Flying Saucer Review, Special Issue No. 2 June 1969 Full Report On the sunny July morning in 1965 that John Hembling, geologist and exploration manager for a mining company, and a companion geologist stepped from a helicopter atop a mountain ridge in north-central British Columbia they expected it would be another routine day of reconnaissance and survey. For several weeks they had been studying this mineral-rich terrain… Read More

1966: A Large Yellowish Rectangle Hanging in the Air

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: 1966  Sighting Time: 1800 Day/Night:  Location: Richmond, BC Urban or Rural: -Urban Hynek Classification: Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): rectangle  Color of Object(s): yellowish  Number of Witnesses: 2 Source: Brian Reinhardt Full Report My girlfriend Leigh and I had been out for a ride on my motorcycle and on the way home were north bound on Highway 99. We had just come out of the tunnel when I happened to notice a large yellowish rectangle hanging in the air above UBC, which would put it just north of the airport. At first I thought it must be some sort of reflection on my helmet visor but after shaking… Read More

1967: Copper-colored, disk-shaped craft flying over British Columbia

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September 1967 Sighting Time:  Day/Night: Day Location:  Lillooet , British Columbia, Canada Urban or Rural: -Rural Hynek Classification: DD Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: about 75 or 100 feet above the telephone lines. Size of Object(s): no more than 100 feet. Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): copper with a soft red glow Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: UFO*BC (www.ufobc.ca)  Original Source Summary/Description: From the witness: “Off in the distance I spotted what I took to be an airplane flying towards us, off to the left, about 75 or 100 feet above the telephone lines. As it got closer I saw that it wasn’t a plane at all, but a disk shaped craft. It… Read More

1969: The Edge Of My Bed

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: May 1969 Sighting Time: between midnight and 2 a.m.  Day/Night: Night Location: Trail BC Urban or Rural: -Urban Hynek Classification: Duration: several minutes No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): 6 to 8 feet in diameter and about 3 or 4 feet tall Distance to Object(s): six feet Shape of Object(s): lens  Color of Object(s): silver in colour with red and green lights around the rim. Since each window was about 18 inches wide and about 18 inches apart Number of Witnesses: possible multiple Source: Full Report OK, so it’s been some time since this happened! My wife thinks UFOs are the figments of over-active and unbalanced imaginations. But let me relate this to you anyway. In 1969 I… Read More

1970: UFO and occupants seen near Cowichan Hospital

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: January 1, 1970 Sighting Time: 5 am Day/Night: Location: Duncan, British Columbia, Canada Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: humanoid Entity Description: They were dressed in tight-fitting suits of the same material that covered their heads but their hands were bare and I noticed how human they looked. Their flesh seemed just like ours. Hynek Classification: CE3 Duration: No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): at least 50 feet Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): silvery, like metal Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: John Magor, Original Source; John Magor, James E McDonald & Jerry Jopko for Apro Summary/Description: Miss Doreen Kendall, a practical nurse at the Cowichan District Hospital on Vancouver Island, was… Read More

1974 Sighting near Surrey, B.C., Canada

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: October 15, 1974 Sighting Time: 4:00 PM Day/Night: Location: Surrey, B.C., Canada Urban or Rural: Rural Type of Report: Hynek Classification: Duration: three seconds No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): 50 feet in diameter Distance to Object(s): 400 feet Shape of Object(s): circular Color of Object(s): almost-black object with a sharp but narrow blue glow around its exterior. Number of Witnesses: Source: Summary/Description: On October 15, the freckle-faced Grade 6 student snapped a picture of what he is convinced was an Unidentified Flying Object, a round silver colored craft that made a soft buzzing sound outside his apartment. David was talking to a friend in an apartment complex when he said he noticed two RCMP officers standing… Read More

1974: Couple see disc over Surrey, British Columbia

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: October 31, 1974 Sighting Time: 6:55 PM Day/Night: Location: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada Urban or Rural: -Urban Hynek Classification: CE1 Duration: 8-10 minutes. No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): It was less than 100 yards away and about 200-300 feet up Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Like a large hamburger bun, the color of “dirty brass” it had a base of about 25 feet, then an outer flange. The diameter of the body of the craft, they feel, was 30 feet. A “belt” of square-shaped windows circled the object; two feet square they appeared to have raised edges. From these windows came the reddish orange light that now radiated from around the craft… Read More

1974: Three small boys witness UFO landing

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: August 16, 1974 Sighting Time:  8:00 PM Day/Night:   Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada Hynek Classification: CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Height & Speed:   Size of Object(s):   Distance to Object(s):   Shape of Object(s): Saucer Shape of Object(s):  Disc Color/Description of Object(s):  The object had a red light on top and green and white lights at either end of its length. These lights flashed on and off. Number of Witnesses: 3 Source: Graham Conway / UFO*BC Source Summary: On August 16,… Read More