HBCC UFO Recently
Reported Sightings

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
Release Date: November 19, 2004
Southern West Virginia 1930's Red Glowing Fireballs
Date: Spring of 1932 or 1933
Time: Evening
Hi Brian
My grandmother lived in rural southern West Virginia  near a small town nestled in the Appalachian foothills.  There were very few cars in those days so most people walked to and from town or church often for miles along hilly paths or long stretches of isolated dirt roadways night or day.
It was in the spring of around 1932 or 1933 that grandma , who was in her 40's ,had been returning to her home from town which was just a couple miles away.  It was near dusk when she found herself on a particularly isolated stretch of road near a hill the locals had dubbed "Water Tank Hill".  At the time , she was the only one on the road and as far as she knew the only one who witnessed this event.
"Water Tank Hill" was known apparently then for its "ghost lights". Evidently, at some point in time, these ghostly lights were seen by various people as "red, glowing fireballs" which would zig zag or bob along this hill and adjacent ridges. As mysteriously as they would appear, they would disappear-- then reappear again in cycles.
Grandma had just started down the gentle slope in the road when suddenly something shot out just in front and above her in the sky from a ridge near the "infamous"  Water Tank Hill.   She said it had so startled her that she actually "froze " in midstep.  The next thought in her mind was that she was looking at one of the "ghost lights".  Her description of it therefore fit what the others had apparently been seeing during the nights---"red, glowing" or "fireball".
The next second she realized it had to be something other than a "ghost light" and that frightened her even more because she had no explanation at all for what she was seeing.   The red object hovered (as I recall , it made no sound ) and she saw "protrusions" from the object.  When she was asked just what she meant by that, her reply was 'well, like antennas or legs sticking out from it". It therefore in her mind was "machine", not "ghost" and this defied any concept of any machine she knew about.  I asked her if it somehow could've been an airplane, but she shook her head emphatically 'no'.
She went on to say that once she saw these strange protrusions , she ran like "a scared rabbit" the rest of the way home.  She didn't know if the object followed her for she was too afraid to look up.  Once she got inside the house and bolted the door (a rare thing for one to do in those days, as people often left their doors unlocked all hours) , she wouldn't look out.  My grandma was not the person who was easily frightened . But what she saw that spring night unnerved her for sometime.
It's just possible  she  was the only one who  got a good look at the "ghost lights " that made their appearances around this hill.
From her description, I rather think that these lights were more UFO related than will o' wisps or ghost-related.
Thank you
Thank you to the person for their report.
Southern West Virginia 1930's Large" Ball Of White Light Overhead
Date: 1930's
Time: Approximately 9:00 p.m.
This possible UFO sighting occurred around the mid to late 1930's in southern West Virginia. It occurred about 3 miles distant from the sighting my grandma had earlier in that decade of a possible UFO.
James, whose brother had married into our family, was a no nonsense kind of person. A hard worker ,who raised a large family, he was also known as one who was "afraid of nothing and no one".
On the night this happened, James had left the church  which let out around 9:00 p.m.  He had a long walk  to his home down a country road known as Saw Mill Road. Often , especially after church services or revivals, groups of people would be walking together on the road to their  respective  homes.  Whether or not James had such company for awhile isn't known, but  he was definitely by himself when this event happened.  As to whether anyone else in the area on their way home may have witnessed something unusual in the skies that night is unknown.
At any rate, not too far from the church, the road had a steep uphill grade. It was banked by a forest on one side and small meadow below on the right.  As James reached the top of this hill, he began to feel uncomfortable. He wasn't afraid or spooked by anything, but the feeling that overcame him caused him to be wary. As we use to say "to put one's guard up". He looked around as he walked, but saw nor heard anything unusual.
He had reached the bottom of the  hill and had walked less than five minutes further when something caused him to look behind him. It was never made clear whether it was a sound , a flash of light, or that feeling that someone was following that caused him to do this.
But in doing so, what he saw was a "large" ball of white light suspended very low and very near him.   One thing he knew for certain about this was -- it wasn't the moon.
If James expressed sheer fear he never indicated it to his family when telling the story.  In fact, there was never any indication that he was so frightened that he bolted.
His exact words were "the faster I walked, the faster it picked up speed". The object kept right up with him.  It never attempted to overcome him or out distance him.  Instead it tagged along behind him on the long road like a  wary dog for approximately another mile.
When James reached the forks of the Saw Mill Road, the white ball of light had suddenly disappeared .  "I looked one second and it was there. The next, it was gone."  He had not witnessed whether it sped away or just blinked out.
Someone in later years suggested that the white ball of light might have been something like "swamp gas" or some such phenomena as that. I find it difficult to believe that a ball of "swamp gas" would tag along behind someone , making every twist and turn of the road, for a mile or so as this one did.
As far as I know, James never offered an explanation himself as to what he thought it might be.  Given his character, I believe he just told the events as they happened and somewhere in his mind classified it as something that was profoundly out of the ordinary in his life. Something as it turned out would never happen again to him.
Thank you to the person for their report.
Oxford, U.K. Lights In The Night Sky
Date: August 1967
Time: Evening
Message: this is a report I've been wanting to submit since I discovered your site, but since there were 2 other witnesses, I really wanted to verify I had the facts right with them both. We reckon it was August 1967, I was driving alone downhill on a quiet road on the outskirts of Oxford, I spotted a single, quite bright light to my right, it turned before reaching me, I then saw a second light which did the same, being used to aircraft night flying I knew there was something odd, (no nav. lights, etc.) I saw them returning so I stopped & turned off the engine. I could hear nothing but grew alarmed as they seemed to come toward me! I rapidly drove the 5 miles home and dragged my two sisters out, who were very keen to see what I was excited about and returned to the spot, this must have taken 20mins + but they were still there, slightly farther away..and there were three
I stopped, turned off the engine and we watched them circling until they went beyond high ground, I actually tried to find them again but had to call it a day, although I have submitted 5 sightings now, this was the one that really started it, and I had 2 great witnesses, yet I've never been given a sensible answer to what they were, we did try and report it, but we never heard anything . The facts on this sighting are, if an aircraft comes within 1/2 to 1 mile in a quiet area (they clearly went below a known distance skyline in clear conditions) you will see the nav. lights. We saw I single steady light from the front only, and you will hear the engines, we heard absolutely nothing, and believe me it was a quiet area.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saucer Shaped Craft With Legs
Date: November 2002
Time: 11:50 a.m.
Number of witnesses: 4
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Saucer with legs.
Full Description of event/sighting: I was driving my son age 14 and my roommates twins age 9 to my sons basketball game. We were driving down circle drive bridge going west when I looked up in the sky and noticed a metal object in the sky. This object was located above but just behind the Rona building not too high up. I told the kids to have a look at this thing and we were all in awe. The traffic light at Circle Drive and Miller Ave, it turned red so then we had a better look. This object which I believe was a UFO, was not moving, it was just sitting there idle in the sky. It was a metal saucer shape with about 5 legs with these large metal balls under the legs but not attached to the legs. These balls were idle spinning very fast. It was almost like the spinning balls were keeping the UFO in mid air with the force. Then the balls started moving in a counter clockwise direction (still spinning) underneath the object in a circle.
The balls were evenly spaced as they were circling underneath and then the balls started to make a wider circle and then they looked like they were going to move up into the underneath of the object. The light turned green and we had to go so what ever happened after that I'm not sure. I wanted to just sit there and watch this thing till the end but my son was getting upset because we were going to be late for his basketball game. An hour later on our way home we kept our eyes on the sky but this object was gone. I'm just thankful that I had other people with me who saw this because when I tell people they don't believe me, even my best friend thinks I'm cracked. Then about a month or two ago I was reading an article in the Star Phoenix about crop circles being reported at farms just outside the city.They showed a picture of a crop circle where the crop was flattened by something in a counter clockwise motion. As I was looking at the circle, and the size of the circle, to me it sounds like the object I seen could of made a crop circle like that. The way the metal balls were spinning idle very fast and then the way they were circling around the underneath of the object going in a counter clockwise direction and the magnetic force feeling people were having. I know there's no explanation for these crop circles but this could be one of them to take into consideration.
I would like to thank you for giving me this opportunity to tell my story.
Thank you to the witness for the report and diagram of the object.
Smithers, British Columbia Another Witness Sees Same Object
Date: September 22, 2004
Time: 6:40 a.m.
I took a telephone call from a witness who resides approximately 10 miles west of Smithers, B.C. in the area of Avalon. He stated that he had picked up the Smithers Interior Newspaper on November 17, 2004 and read the article on UFO sightings for around the area. When the man read the report for September 22, 2004 he called to his wife and told her that he had witnessed the very same thing on the same day and at the exact time. The witness keeps a diary and his wife had entered the strange sighting for that day in his book.
The gentleman was sitting in his home having his morning cup of coffee and looking out his picture window. The fellow said he has a great view of the surrounding area and can see for a long way off into the distance. All of a sudden something in the sky caught his attention which he thought it looked odd. As he watched, this elongated/football shaped object moved across the sky traveling slightly in a downward motion. The witness said it took approximately 15 to 20 seconds before he lost sight of it. The man also noted the object was not very high in altitude and seemed to travel over the tree tops. The object traveled from the southwest heading northeast. There was no trail or tail following behind the object. The color of it was reported to be a bluish green. The fellow told me is was really silent in his home as his wife was still in bed and he had no radio or TV on. He heard no sound from the object at all.
The witness felt the object was going to land or hit the Babine mountains as it had gone into the cloud cover which was hanging very low over the mountain range. He also called the Smithers Airport after the event was over asking them if they had any information on what he had observed, the airport employees didn't know anything about it.
HBCC UFO Note: This same object was observed by a lady driving into Smithers from her home in Telkwa, B.C. Her report can be read at:
Thank you to the witness for their report.
Kaufman County, Texas Red/Orange Ball Of light
Date: October 30, 2004
Time: Approximately 7:00 p.m.
Hi Brian
My grandson and I were out taking pictures right at sundown and after on 10-30-04. I got him a camera/binocular 8x for his birthday, (he's nine years old), and these are a couple pictures he took. It was approximately 7:00 p.m. because the sun had already gone down. I asked him where he took these pictures in what direction, and he pointed behind my house which is south. He said he took only these two because after the second one the light disappeared. Earlier in the day,.about 1:00 p.m., a high flying red balloon came over and he got a picture of it. When I first saw it, I thought it was a red orb. I took a couple pictures earlier in the year of a red orb in the clouds, but this one was just a balloon. Anyway, he knows I send you pictures and he wanted me to send you his.
Thank you to the person for sending the report and pictures.
California - Deputy Sheriff Witnessed 4 To 6 Diamond Shaped Objects
Date: October 30, 2004
Time: Approx: Midnight
I have never been a believer in UFO's, I'm still not sure if I am. Let me tell you my story. I am a Deputy Sheriff in (removed) California. On 10-30-04, at about midnight, I was on patrol driving down the main street of the city. I saw faint golden glow in the western sky moving slowly. I pulled my vehicle into a dark parking lot to get a better look. I saw 4 to 6 lights almost diamond shaped traveling E/N in the sky. It didn't look any higher than the average aircraft would fly in the area (we live close to a large Navy Air War Base). I noticed there was no sound from the air craft which seemed impossible for the altitude it was traveling. I watched it for about 15 minutes until it disappeared into the eastern sky.
I wrote it off as something the Navy base was involved with, but has bothered me since that time. Tonight (11-8-04) curiosity got the best of me and I looked up a UFO website just for something to do. I located a UFO sighting report dated 10-30-04, at 11:00 a.m. from Phoenix AR. I chuckled when I read the report because it sounded like what I saw but I thought any story could sound like mine. I saw that there were pictures I could look at so I did. My heart almost stopped. The photographs were exactly what I saw. I don't know what to believe. I always thought UFO's were for crack pots.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Transcona, Winnipeg Manitoba Fireball Sighting
Date: November 3, 2004
Time: 6:30 a.m.
Message: From my Backyard, I witnessed a large Fireball descending rapidly in the North-West Sky in Transcona, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Wednesday November 3rd at 6:30 am. It was very bright and some-what Green in Color, similar to a Street Signal Light, but very Bright. It lit up the sky even when it went behind low level clouds. I lost sight of it as it descended below Houses on the Street. Do you know what this was? A meteorite or Space Debris? Sincerely.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Granite Falls, North Carolina Disc Shaped Objects
Date: November 7, 2004
Time: Between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 2
Shape of objects: Disc
Full Description of event/sighting: I was on my way to the local video store and a light in the sky caught my attention. I looked up and to my left and there was a disc shaped object with white lights similar to chasing lights on a Christmas tree going all the way around this object with one red light on either side of the object. It was moving faster than anything I've ever seen in a straight line across the sky.
I continued to the video store and on my way back home, decided to investigate further. The area that I saw this is fairly rural with lots of hills and trees so I had a difficult time finding it.
I drove to a part of the road that I was already on to an area that I know that doesn't have so many trees and street lights. I found one object and another not too far from it that was identical to the first. They seemed to be communicating with one another by way of a white light that would come out of the side of one and the other would respond. This went on for about 5 seconds. One of the objects flew away quickly while the other seemed to hover motionless for just a couple of seconds. They came back into close proximity once but didn't seem to be communicating and appeared to be level with each other until one of them moved in a straight line vertically a short distance then just as quickly returned to a level position with the other one.
I drove home because I didn't want to be stopped on the road for long and other cars kept driving up behind me. I did stop for no more than 5 minutes while I was watching them seemingly communicate though.
I never felt any threat or fear of any kind (possibly out of ignorance). There have been many times in my life that I've wondered if a particular object was in fact a UFO.....this time I was certain.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Thank you to the witness for their report.
Gardena, California V Shaped Craft
Date: November 13, 2004
Time: 8:38 p.m.
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: V shaped craft.
Full Description of event/sighting: It was the night of 11-13-04, My sister was having a birthday party for her daughter. My brother and I were outside talking and looking up at the stars. It was a clear evening, no clouds in sight. I saw something fly overhead, I wasn't sure I was seeing it, so I asked my brother to look. The object was in a V shape, and flew overhead as if it were gliding, it made no sound, very quite. This craft blended into the night sky, almost like camouflage. It had very faint glowing lights, three or four on each bottom side of the craft, with one at the tip of the V. My brother thought it was geese flying over; I grabbed my binoculars to get a better look, and could see the outline of the craft. It was shaped like a "V", I had my brother take a look and he confirmed it.
In the past year, in the same city, on separate occasions I have seen three different UFO's. I have seen a black triangle craft, a sphere, and now the V shape craft.
Additional Information:
Hi Brian,
Thank you for your response.
No, I did not see any type of exhaust coming from the craft.
I did not see any aircraft following it, or in the general surrounding area. I find it odd that there were no planes or military aircraft within the airspace at the time of the sighting. On a usual evening, we see commercial jetliners and or commuter
planes heading towards Hawthorne or LAX airport, yet within a 15 min. time span, we did not see any. It was as if the craft did not want to be seen.
Note: This craft did not fly on the same path that our commercial aircraft fly.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Over Lake Ontario, Toronto Flashing Light
Date: November 14, 2004
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Hi Brian,
Well it was such a clear starry night here tonight, 7:00 p.m. I went out to my deck to fill the bird feeders and had a smoke I looked around the sky, I saw all the usual stars and then I observed approx. over Lake Ontario (60km south east of here) a flashing light. Because I had the tree line, it made it easier for me to see that it wasn't a star or a plane. I waited for a good 45 min. Then went in to eat dinner, my son's friend and his girlfriend dropped in just before we sat down and I pointed it out to them, well that was it the two of them watched for quite some time and they said they could see it move up and the lights were flashing reds, blue and yellow.
We kept going to check on it. It appears to be coming directly across the sky slower than a satellite, but much faster than the star formations move. Anyway the 26 year olds that were here tonight were pretty convinced, and every time I get a chance to show these UFOs to people, the more people I get to believe.
Something tells me we're going to have a lot of activity over the next couple of months, so I'll keep my eyes open to the sky, as always!
Additional Information:
It appeared to be over Lake Ontario, Toronto. Which is south, south, east from me I'm on the Niagara Escarpment, north west. It was at my tree line when we first noticed it, we watched it slowly work its way up and then within a couple of hours it seemed to be coming directly towards us.The lights were visibly turning, and it would sway back and forth as it got higher in the sky. Honestly, to the naked eye it may have appeared to be a plane, but of course a plane couldn't possibly take that long to come across the sky. And as I said I had new witnesses here who were totally in awe.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Vancouver, B.C. Lights
Date: November 15, 2004
Time: 5:20 p.m.
Hi Brian, I was looking at the Kat Kam last night and noticed that cluster of lights was hanging in the sky again just to the south of the Planetarium and just over UBC. The lights were there from approx. Nov. 15, 04 - 17:20 until Nov. 16,04 - 07:10. To me it just appears to be a reflection from some group of lights but although I scanned the whole photo I could not find anything which would account for them. I've noticed that I will sometimes get similar types of reflection since my windows have double panes and the inner glass reflects onto the outer. But if this was the case that group of lights should be there every night. I tried checking back for the past two weeks and there was nothing, it appears to be a one night appearance. I also tried copying the shot and zooming in on the lights but it was inconclusive as to just what they are. There doesn't appear to be any structure around them. Anyway maybe if you are interested you might take a look and see what you think.
Thank you to the person for the report.


Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
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