Mystery Beams Of Light
Over BC - Multiple Witnesses

From Brian Vike
Director - HBCC UFO Research

Dear Jeff
The sighting by the witness mentioned here in the newspaper article was only the first of many reports I have received over a short period of time on this sighting. Also, what is very interesting about the night in question, July 27, 2003 is that a large number of witnesses from several communities in southeastern British Columbia watched something rather incredible for a long time just after this sighting was reported.
After the newspaper article below, I placed another report about the object itself, and a couple reports on a ray of light which went from horizon to horizon and stayed stationary in the clear night sky for a very long time. The witnesses I talked with said the ray/beam of light looked as if it was rotating in the center and some claim to have seen a black line sitting at one side of the rotating beam of light.
So far, I have talked to the witness in the newspaper article and a large number of witnesses I have tracked down, or who have contacted me to report what they witnessed that night. Whatever it was folks saw, it has now become a major sighting which was seen from Kamloops heading southeast through to communities like Vernon, Kimberly, Cranbrook, Jaffray and I am sure all points in-between and past.
I would also like to make a request to people who live in the area in southeastern British Columbia. It they saw something unusual on the night of July 27, 2003, please contact me (<> so I could record their sighting...or any other sightings which took place close to the date mentioned here in the article and reports. Folks can also contact Mr. Peter Davenport at the NUFORC to report the same.
Thank you very much
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
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Here is the newspaper article...
Coming In The Air Tonight
By Carolyn Grant
Townsman Bulletin Newspaper
Kimberly, British Columbia
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 (Page 3)
KIMBERLY -- Did anyone in the Wycliffe - St. Mary Lake area see something strange in the sky late Saturday night, early Sunday morning? Rhonda Brass of Cranbrook would like to know, because she saw something she can only describe as an unidentified flying object.
Rhonda and her family were camping at St. Mary Lake over the weekend. At about 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, she and her husband took a walk on the road near the old cabin.
"The kids were sleeping and we wanted to take a few minutes to admire the stars," Rhonda said. "We saw a bright, white light coming from over top of Bootleg Mountain, about 4,000 to 5,000 feet. But then we realized that there was no noise and the light was really bright and much bigger than the light on an airplane."
Rhonda says the light travelled across the lake and seemed to vary speed."
"It would go fast, then slow and it was zigzagging a bit, almost like a wobble. I know it wasn't a satellite, it was far lower down and it definitely wasn't a shooting star.
"All you could see was the light. It was like when you see Venus at night, just as bright, only 10 times bigger."
Rather than being unnerved by the sight, Rhonda said that she used her big flashlight to try and signal whatever it was.
"It was really neat. It didn't scare me.I was quite impressed. I would have loved to meet whoever it was. After it was out of sight I said to my husband, 'I think we've just seem our first UFO'".
Rhonda called the Cranbrook airport to see if any planes were in the area at that time. There were none. Cpl. Rod Caronneau of the Kimberly RCMP said the Detachment received no calls. "Usually that type of thing draws a lot of attention," he said.
Rhonda Brass would be very interested to know if anyone else saw it. "Both my husband and I saw it. We weren't drinking. I would really like to know what it was."
Kimberly, British Columbia
Date: July 27, 2003
Time: approx: 1:30 p.m. (actual time ?).
I telephoned another witness tonight over the July 27, 2003 sighting in the Kimberly/St. Mary's Lake area. The witness reported to me that she was in bed, and couldn't sleep due to the warm temperatures outside. Her bedroom blinds were up and the window fully open and then she gave out a cry, "holy cow". Their home is up on a large hill which gives them a very good view of the surrounding area. The witness suddenly noticed, what she thought was a bright star or maybe an airplane coming in with it's landing lights on because it was moving at this point. The lady mentioned that it was extremely large in size and flying very low. Actually the witness just laid their waiting to see a green and red light, thinking it was certainly an aircraft coming down the St. Mary's Valley heading in to land at the near-by airport. She told me that the airplanes take the route down the St. Mary's Valley when heading to Vancouver and back to Kimberly B.C.
The lady still laying there and watching the bright white light moving faster as it grew closer. All of a sudden it started maneuvering in a zig zag pattern. At this point in the sighting, where she could not see it anymore she jumped out of bed and headed toward her bedroom door, opened it and ran through her cottage styled home until she reached her front door of her home. The time she unlocked her front door and stepped outside the light was gone. I mentioned to this witness after taking her report about the 8 witnesses who saw a ray of light over the Jaffray, B.C. area which I reported on. She told me the light/object was traveling southeast from Kimberly, B.C. and would have flown straight over Jaffray, B.C. (HBCC UFO Note: What makes this interesting is that we are finding more witnesses to the sighting which was originally reported to Mr. Peter Davenport at the NUFORC. Plus other people who witnessed the ray of light and the object itself. From what I am gathering is that the light/object may have caused the ray of light. But of course this is a guess on my behalf. I was also contacted by a very kind person today who read my report and told me of another witness who had made a posting at a UFO forum board and explained to everyone about this ray of light, same location, different witness. This lady also took pictures of the light ray and I am now trying to track her down so I can give her a phone call to gather more information on this whole event.
Thank you to this witness for her report.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
Jaffray, British Columbia
Date: July 27, 2003
Time: approx: 2:00 a.m.
I contacted a person who resides in Jaffray, British Columbia tonight as I heard they were witness to something pretty darn strange. Not only did she see what I am about to tell you, but so did 7 other witnesses. Bringing the total number of folks who observed this to 8.
Why I have found this to be an interesting sighting is due to Mr. Peter Davenport from the NUFORC receiving a report from a witness which took place on July 27, 2003 at St. Mary's Lake, 12 miles east of Kimberly, British Columbia. Due to Mr. Davenport receiving the St. Mary's Lake sighting, and myself helping in following up on this case, more witnesses names have come to light. Tomorrow I will be talking with another witness who was in another location who saw the same object pass over head. The one reported to the NUFORC.
The Jaffray, British Columbia Sighting below: Does these two reports hand something to do with one another.
As I mentioned above in my opening statement I talked with one of the witnesses who observed something strange on July 27, 2003 with seven others.
So at 2:00 a.m. one of the guests who were at the ladies home I chatted with tonight went outside and looked up into the night sky and saw a strange ray of white light which went right across the clear night's sky from the northwest heading southeast running in a straight line. The guest called everyone out to have a look due to it being very strange. Some of the thoughts people had who were observing this mentioned they first thought it may have been the northern lights. But all soon ruled out it being the aurora. The witness said the ray of light was so brilliant that many of the witnesses could see it rotating within it's self. Also it was noted due to the brightness of this light that they could see a black line running the whole length of the white light. The black line stayed in the same spot as the rest of the light rotated as mentioned above. She also said it looked like a jet stream to give a good example of what it looked like. Also the total length of the ray of light was all the same brightness. There was no portion of it brighter or dimmer. It remained constant right across the sky. (HBCC UFO Note: I did bring up the question, did anyone see any aurora at any other time that night? I was told no, none was observed).
The witness said the ray of light stayed in the same position for an hour before it started fading away. I also asked if any of them saw any other strange lights in the sky that night, and she told me no. They only observed the ray of light running across the sky. She also told me that the light was rather wide, meaning it wasn't just a small point of light. No sounds were heard at all. Jaffray, B.C. is directly southeast from the original sighting at St. Mary's Lake.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
Dear Brian Vike
I live in Vernon BC. I live in an apartment facing west to the airport in Vernon, Davis Farm is on my right and the army camp is on my left. I was reading the statements about the strange light over Kimberly. ON that night I was on my balcony watching the one ray of Northern light touch on the hill behind Davis Farm. It did not behave like a northern light. It did not ossicilate, nor dance or drape like a curtain. It seemed to just slightly waver on the top of the hill and remained in one form. The direction it came was from behind and the left which is southeast. Again not a northern light. It remained the same intensity of light which reminds me of concentrated moon light. It broke and one piece remained straight and the long line started to curl up and back around like a three quarter figure eight. I am a born skywatcher and I am glad now to have a place to record these unexplainable events. There is alot of activity around Vernon.
This below report came off a Scottish UFO forum board, and was kindly sent to me due to me investigating this case.
2 days ago (July 27th 03) I was sleeping out on my deck because of the hot weather. I got up at about 12:30am to go to the bathroom and when I came back out there was a huge beam of light up in the sky. I must have not noticed it when i went in. I thought the light might be a very huge jetstream but it had no flaws. It was completely straight and it had no little indents in it, so i knew it had to be a beam of light. I could see the stars in it so it was transparent. It was a long beam of light and it was a very strong light and it was a bit thicker that a search lights beam. To see the whole length of it I had to move my head from the front all the way to the back. Now, this light came directly from the suns setting spot and sort of faded out at the sun rising spot. I took a few pictures with my camera but I don't think they will work because it was too dark and I had no flash or anything. I finally went to sleep and woke up a few hours later and it was still there but it had faded quite a bit. I kept waking up at different times and finally there was just a bit of light left at the suns setting spot. Last night I woke up at 2 am to see if I could see it again but it wasn't there. If anyone has any information about this or knows what it could have been could you please tell me! Its killing me not knowing.
The attached scanned image (rough drawing) is of what the object looked like. This was sent to me from the witness in the newspaper article.
Also I have other reports to put together here from other witnesses who watched both unusual sights in the sky that night.
I also faxed the newspaper over this sightings in the area, and they called back to find out more on what took place that night.



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