HBCC UFO Research
Recently Reported Sightings

From Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
Newsletter Release - September 14, 2004
Red Bluff, Quesnel B.C A Large Circle Of Light And Beam
Date: Early Fall/late Summer 2002
Time: Between 9:00 -10:00 p.m.
About 2 years ago in Quesnel in the Red Bluff area (I believe it was early fall/late summer about 9-10 pm), a friend and I were driving along when we noticed these lights in the sky. It was a large circle of light (several hundred feet in diameter) with about 8 smaller circles all perfectly the same size (each probably about 1 tenth the size of the large center circle) that rotated around the large center circular light, and would change direction every so often. It was in the sky for at least an hour. We weren't the only one's who saw it. There were people all over the neighborhood standing at the end of their driveways watching it.
Anyway, we drove around trying to find the source until we finally saw a beam of light coming up from the forest way in the distance. Once we saw this, we thought for sure someone was just messing around with laser lights. I never did see anything in the newspaper about it and was wondering if anyone else ever reported it or found out if it was actually someone just playing with lights. At the time, that's what I thought, but after reading stories like the sighting at Shag Harbour, who knows? Maybe a downed UFO signaling for repairs/help. haha..anyway, I was just wondering :) I'm sure someone would have had to reported the lights being that so many people were watching them. Thanks for your time.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Wayne County, Pennsylvania Black Triangle
Date: November 2003
Time: Approx: 1:30 a.m.
Since I moved to PA, Wayne county, three years ago, I have seen two, the first on was in mid Nov. 2003 at about 1:30am. I woke up for no apparent reason and went to the kitchen window facing northwest. I saw a big black triangle aircraft coming from northern direction with white lights underneath on every corner circular shape, it was only flying only approx.
1000 feet above my home, and it did not make a sound moving very slowly at a southern direction. The object did not have any exhaust or fumes coming out of it. Tobyhanna Army Depot only 10 miles away it was heading that direction.
I just wanted to know Brian, am I really seeing UFO's or is there a real good explanation for the two objects I have witnessed?
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Mississauga, Ontario Blue Circular Light
Date: July 2004 (?)
Time: 1:30 a.m.
Location of Sighting: Derry Road and Fifth Line.
Number of witnesses: 3
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Circular
Full Description of event/sighting: I am from Mississauga. For my own curiosity, I would like to know if you can tell me what I saw. My friends and I went to an "ABANDONED" area, which the house on the property was burned down. We walked through the trail towards the house. I had walked through this area about 50 times previously. This was the first time either of my two friends had been there, and the first time I had brought a torch (fire). About 30-40 feet in, I see this blue circular light about ten feet in the air. There was some sort of glow, so to speak, around this light and I had absolutely no idea what it was.
At this point we stopped walking. This light actually started dancing from left to right, and I was just in astonishment because there was nothing underneath the light. BUT, it's not as if the light was illuminating the surrounding area, because it really wasn't, but the moonlight was enough to show there was nothing under it. There was no noise whatsoever.
I few seconds later, this object had magically started to come at us literally. I still thought that someone had a light, and it was a homeless person just finding a place to sleep, even though I SAW that none was under the light. I, at this point, basically started to scream, "RUN, RUN, RUN!!", over and over. I ended up flipping over a broken down tree in the middle of the path. When we got the car the light was mysteriously gone. I have not told many of my friends about this, because I wouldn't believe them if they told me. I had dropped one of my shoes and my phone in there.
We came back 10 minutes later because I couldn't afford to buy a new phone, and considering I was not alone, I decided to go and get it. On our drive back, nobody was walking on the side of the road, and nobody was in the trail when we came back. I went in alone, because my friends were too scared to come, and the only way I found my phone was because my friend was calling it. Anyways, I am not e-mailing you this to sell a story, and try to make any money in any way, but my friends and I are only curious as to what we had seen, and you seem to know a lot about these mysterious lights. I didn't even know about "orbs" until I started researching about this stuff. Please reply to me at your earliest convenience, and any information would be greatly appreciated.
Additional Information:
Hi Brian
I thank you responding so quickly. I will get the other two witnesses to send you a detailed e-mail with what they saw, possibly indicating some more information that I may have left out.
You can do whatever you see fit with the information I have given you. Just like you said, someone may have experienced something similar, and may make a report of it as well.
Considering the distance this object was from us, I would say that it must have been about one foot in diameter.
At the closest point the object must have been approximately 15 feet away from us. Even at this distance, I could not smell anything strange in the air, but I am not sure if one of the people that I was with had noticed anything. I will make sure he answers all these question in his e-mail to you without reading my responses so I do not throw him off at all.
My friend, known as (removed), did most definitely shine the flame or torch at this object, and I am almost certain that a few seconds after he did, this object had began to come at us. This entire time, the only noise was coming from the three of us.
It seemed to me that there was always a mist or glow, so to speak, around this object, and I am not sure if it developed into a trail once it moved. We went back during the day because my (removed) thought there was an incline through the path in front of us because the light was sort of high up, but I told him and then showed him the ground is level. We never really paid any attention to circles in the grass but if any circles have been made, it would be very easy to see that considering there is not a lot of movement there.
Thank you, Brian, for all of your time, and I will get the other two witnesses to e-mail you with their version of what happened.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Linton, Oregon Brilliant Strobing Lights
Date: September 3/5, 2004
Time: Approx: 10:00 p.m.
Location of Sighting: Linton, OR 9north of Portland)
Number of witnesses: 2; 4.
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Disc
Full Description of event/sighting: One two evenings, 9/3 and 9/5, approx 10:00 p.m.., my partner was outside and called to me to come out and take a look in the sky. I went out, and we used inexpensive binoculars (10 X 50 WA) ... saw clearly a brilliant-strobing-lights object hovering in the sky. Clear night, many stars. It was far away, but quite visible. I framed it in my sight line with the telephone wires and a tree, and it hovered within that space for around half an hour. We are in Linton, and observed it to the north, looking across the Willamette River, but could not ascertain how far away it was. I saw it hover and shift position, tilting from horizontal to a vertical position, then rotating slowly enough to see the underside, then flatten out to horizontal again. We saw four colors of lights-- red, white, green and blue-- distinctly, but not all at the same time. They flashed and rotated around the edge-- or appeared to through the binoculars. I wondered at the time if this was one of "ours", some advanced technology being tested out here. In fact, I recall airliners in the sky taking off from the Portland Airport, and they must have seen this object, also. I thought-- surely they (the airport personnel) would have knowledge of this sort of advanced technology craft (maybe a military test craft, and the military contacted them?) if planes are just flying to and fro out there while this thing hovers...???
As I stated, we saw this object two nights, in approximately the same position in the sky. On the second sighting, our two friends joined us outside to see it as well.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Portland Oregon Bright Strobing Object Video
Date: September 7, 2004
Time: 10:20 p.m.
To Brian Vike,
On Tuesday 9-7-2004, I stepped outside at 10:20 pm local time in Portland OR, USA, observing a very bright strobing object in the night sky. It was located due west, about 25 degrees above the western horizon. It appeared to be glowing very brightly at first, pitched at a 45 degree angle, and much brighter/larger than any similar objects that I have seen of this type. It moved to my right and down toward the western horizon slowly as I watched it, while dimming somewhat in the process. Duration of this sighting was about 10 minutes, when the object became obscured behind some trees.
Viewing conditions: There were few if any clouds, generally good viewing conditions, given the high amounts of atmospheric haze that we seem to have in recent years.
The object appeared to be shedding something as if it was a byproduct of combustion. This was coming from the lower left of the object and could be seen with normal vision, as occasional spurts of varying intensity blasting perpendicular to the object's "body". This is seen as a gaseous curtain in the brighter still images (and in the one rotated with text).
Quickly I seized the opportunity to set up a low power telescope with digital camera attachment on a tripod. Several pictures were taken at different exposure settings, including a short video movie. The object remained bright for the first pictures but then began to change, becoming dimmer as it came closer to the horizon, moving to my right. The setup I used provided 45x high quality optical zoom.
The camera did not sit level in my setup, but was pitched at a 40 degree angle down to the right (I did not want to miss the photo opportunity by readjusting it). Because the shots were taken through a telescope without mirrors, the image is also rotated 180 degrees, so appears upside down. Only the picture with text added has been rotated and cropped 800 x 600 to correct the orientation to what I had observed. All other pictures are straight out of the camera.
Attached are four pictures plus one movie,
P9070346.jpg, 4 sec exp, f 3.5, iso 100, 10 x 4.5 = 45x opt. zoom
P9070347.jpg, 4 sec exp, f 3.5, iso 100, 10 x 4.5 = 45x opt. zoom
P9070347rota1.jpg, same as above, rotated, cropped, text added,, 1.2mb file size, about 24 seconds long. The movie does not clearly show the "tail" easily seen in the other still photos.
P9070354.jpg, 1/10 sec exp, f 4.0, iso 100, 10 x 4.5 = 45x opt. zoom
The 4.5 power telescope and 10x zoom camera combined in tandem have a 1 degree field of view when the camera is at 10x zoom. The object shows large in these photos, filling 4.8% of the field of view (uncropped). If it was 40 miles distant from me (my guess) then the object's size would be about 180 feet long. However, I don't know how far away it actually was. If farther away it is larger, if nearer then it was smaller.
The reason I think it was 40 miles away is because I think the gaseous curtain may be being released into a denser part of the upper atmosphere which still contains some oxygen. Given the 25 degrees angle above the horizon, the altitude would then be about 56,000 feet or 10.6 miles. The air density there is about 1/10th that of air at sea level, per my engineering handbook.
Some questions remain. Whose technology is this, and what is the possible purpose (and substance) of placing/consuming materials in the upper atmosphere? Is this one of the reasons, minor or major, for the increased atmospheric haze that many of us see in today's skies?
Thanks for looking,
Thank you very much to the witness for the report, pictures and clip.
Video clip Portland Oregon Bright Strobing Object 1.11mbs
To view clip and pictures:
Spokane, Washington Long Narrow Triangle
Date: September 7, 2004
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Long narrow triangle.
Full Description of event/sighting: I was leaving my home by car with my son. We were headed west. The sun was setting and the sky was clear with a few wispy clouds. I noticed an object very bright above the horizon. About half the size of the moon. It looked like a jet with a very short jet trail behind it heading north at an odd angle toward the ground. I kept watching it as I was headed west across town on the freeway. It wasn't moving, just hovering.
I pointed it out to my son. He agreed it was strange. It was brighter and more colorful than the few clouds lit by the sun set. We watched it for about 8 minutes until to was out of sight behind some trees. I wish I had pulled over to observe it at the time, but was anxious to get to my husband so he could see it. Unfortunately from where he was there was too many other obstructions in the way. When I saw the story on this morning titled "Portland Oregon Bright Strobing Object Video " I realized it was the same object we saw!
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Boca Raton, Florida Disappearing And Appearing Object
Date: September 9, 2004
Time: 3:00 p.m.
I saw this on Thursday in S. Fla at 3:00 p.m. I have a six minute video of it on a Sony digital handicam. I witnessed it with a friend. definitely not a plane as it hovered for 5 minutes in one place.
Additional Information:
Thanks for getting back to me Brian. Here are some more details.
The object was moving slowly form my East to the West. The sky was partly cloudy that is why the images seem grey, because I tried to see it close up the clouds were behind it. The object kept disappearing and appearing and I saw it by its distinctive glow or metallic reflection in the sun. It was under where the planes usually fly. There are no military areas anywhere by me. I am close to Boca Raton about 40 miles south of Palm Beach airport and 20 north of Ft Lauderdale airport. The movement was erratic. First it moved like a plane, just a forward motion then it would reappear further down very fast. The last 4 minutes I was able to see it, had it hovering or moving ever so slightly around the clouds. It appeared orb like and stayed that way throughout. What intrigued me was the way it moved and the intense glow. I watch the skies a lot and this was highly unique. There was no sound, it was around 2 miles away (just a gestimation)maybe 10,000ft high and again had a silvery color with and intense reflection or internal glow. There were other planes flying by this thing which helped my perspective and adding to the mystery of what it could be. I am basically sharing this with you in the hopes someone else in my area saw it. I am very confident it wasn't a conventional craft, plane, rocket etc, but it is a UFO for now, because I can't identify it. That doesn't make it an ET craft either, but it was fun to watch to say the least.
Thanks for listening.
Pictures can be viewed at:
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Mount Cobb, Pennsylvania Sighting
Date: September 10, 2004
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Number of witnesses: 4
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: unknown
Full Description of event/sighting: At approx. 10:00 p.m. eastern time, we saw what we thought was a bright star. As we continued looking at it, the object changed colors, from green to red to dark orange to white as though it was spinning. The object was hovering just south or left from the big dipper, we were facing northwest. As the object was hovering it would move from left to right. After watching the object for approx. 15 minutes the object flew with speed towards northwest horizon.
Additional Information:
Hi Brian,
On September 10th, 2004 at approx. 10pm - 10:15 I saw the object first then I called my mother and my two sons from our home, we saw an object was northwest and left from the big dipper, the night was crystal-clear. We did not see the moon. The object stood out because it was brighter than a star or planet and it flashed colors. As we looked at it through binoculars we were able to see the colors clearly. The colors were rotating from green, red, dark orange, to white. On the top of the object above the rotating light was a very bright white. The object was hovering then it moved to the left but not straight, it was in an angle, then to the right.
It stood there for a few minutes then it started to move northwest direction and it looked like it was moving up in elevation the color of the object was like a yellow. As the object left to the northwest it arched downward not straight like a airplane. My older son told me it was a rounded triangle shape. We all saw the same thing. The strange thing about this was that
military planes have flight patterns through here every evening or night, and when we were looking at the object the military were flying to right of the object at a northwest direction and they were flying on the left of the object going at a southeast direction. The object was much brighter, and much bigger and much higher than the military planes. When the object
disappeared from the horizon, we looked up and the big dipper was still there.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Peoria, Arizona Oval, Sphere
Date: September 12, 2004
Time: 3:00 a.m.
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Oval, Sphere
Full Description of event/sighting: Hi Brian. I contacted you about two months ago. I reported a bright star like object in the sky. It is rather large and hovers in one spot. When its hovering it is really bright. When it moves it moves up, down, right, and left the light becomes very dull. There appears to be a red light shining from the center of the light. When I zoom in with my camera it looks as though there are many different colors. This is the exact same object that my mother and I saw the last time. Only this time below the large object there was a smaller object. I couldn't make out what it was doing there. It seemed to be hovering right below the larger one. This object must be rather far away because whenever I zoom in on it with my camera it looks like a little dot. Even though it doesn't look far away at all when I look into the sky.
But when I zoom into the photo what I see is bizarre. I don't understand why my photos never come out the way the object appears. They come out in different shapes and colors. Its as if whenever the object is moving it takes the form of a sphere and when its hovering it appears oval. We were able to view it from my backyard for about an hour and then it had moved too far south, out of my view from the backyard. I was to tired to follow it to the front yard. These new photos that I have resemble the ones I sent you before only the shape is more ovalish. Well, thanks for reading this I appreciate. If you want me to send you the photos please let me know.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Brisbane, Australia Light Hovers Then Splits In Two
Date: September 12, 2004
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Hello Brian
You are the first one I have shared this with.
I live in the northern suburbs of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. On Saturday night (Sept. 11) at about 1830 I was walking my dogs on the sports ground near my house where I walk every night. I live at a high elevation and have 270 degree views. As I was about half way around the ground, I was looking north toward an especially bright star, wondering what planet it was. As I was looking, what seemed to be another, smaller star, the same size and brightness as most of the others, started moving fast in a straight line. It looked just like a moving (NOT shooting) star (I walk every night and see plenty of shooting stars). I was looking due north, and it appeared to be moving toward the east - toward the Pacific Ocean. I am positive of the direction because I also walk there in the morning and I know where the sun rises. It was too high and too fast to be a plane. I have worked at airports for 16 years and travelled a lot so I know what I'm talking about. After about 3 seconds the object abruptly stopped, stayed still momentarily, split into two, and disappeared. I have not seen anything like it since.
Yours faithfully,
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
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