- On September 2nd, 1995, Mrs. Nancy Teargarden
and her husband spotted a pear shaped object very high in the sky. It
was travelling northwest to southeast very slowly, and remained in view
from 10:10 a.m. to 10:22 a.m. The vehicle emitted neither vapour trail
nor noise. A cloud free atmosphere provided the couple an unobstructed
viewing of the object through their binoculars. Residents of Parksville
on Vancouver Island, these witnesses are all too familiar with constant
military aircraft that fly in and out of Comox Air Base. As this craft
appeared to eject flame from its rear section it consequently raised the
problem of rational identification.
- After some lengthy analysis and no reasonable
conclusions, Mrs. Teargarden decided to inform the authorities, therefore
she called the Comox Air Base.
- Not only were they interested in her
sighting but asked her a number of questions. Then they asked her to hold
on a minute. Whilst she waited she thought she heard a voice in the background
say "Quebec". Shortly after, a woman came on the line and announced
that Mrs. Teargarden was in contact with North American Air Defense (NORAD)
- Once again she related her sighting details,
more questions were asked and the NORAD woman seemed to be excited. Again
Mrs. Teargarden was asked to wait and once more transferred, this time
to a male (officer?) who listened to her story.
- Although Mrs. Teargarden was very much
prepared to send her excellent sketch and detailed account to NORAD, the
officer(?) would neither provide her with his name or location, only stating
that he was not permitted to reveal that information and should they decide
they wanted the material she offered, then they would make arrangements
to collect it.
- In January, 1996, a young man in Delta
(a suburb 30 kilometres southeast of Vancouver) also had a sighting that
he reported. His call was "patched" through to Colorado. (As
we lost the return number for this person, no other information is available)
- On the 15th of January, 1997 around 6:10
a.m., Natalie Preston, who lives in an apartment on East 6th Avenue in
Vancouver, watched a light rapidly approach her bedroom window. Coming
to a halt, it hovered outside her second story window and rapidly flashing
coloured lights were all she could see. Grabbing her baby, she panicked,
dashed down stairs and phoned 911.
- The police operator was more than a little
curious and as, at that time, emergencies were at the bottom end of the
scale, proceeded to ask Natalie a number of questions. After several minutes
of exchange the police operator suggested she should call a number she
had at hand. Ms. Preston dialed the number provided and was surprised
when the Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack (1) answered. The operator asked
her questions and soon afterwards requested she stay on the line. Next
stop Colorado. A chat with the operator, who then announced that an officer
would call her back that afternoon. Sure enough the phone rang. He said
they had not been able to find anything in her area. (What were they looking
for and how were they trying to locate it?).....he added that they didn't
believe in UFOs,....and what she had witnessed was no doubt a meteor!!
- On February 9th, 1997 Natalie once again
had a close encounter and this time took the previous phone route, minus
the 911 operator. On this occasion the NORAD officer (2) suggested that
she call a public relations number he offered should a repeat event occur.
- On January 13th, 1997 at 8:01 a.m. Ursula
Lomax was driving from her home in Abbotsford to where she was employed
in Chilliwack. As she headed east she saw a white cloud "burst"
downwards three times, emitting white light. The "extra" clouds
dissipated leaving the original (?) cloud in the sky with what appeared
to be a black bar (3) below. After a few minutes, a solid stream of white
light came downwards from the black bar, and then there were two! The
second bar was slightly smaller and about 45 degrees below the first one.
To her amazement both black bars started moving across the sky in unison,
with a wave-like motion.
- Ursula noted the total viewing time was
31 minutes. Later that morning, about 11 AM, two male delivery people
arrived at her workplace and described seeing a strange glowing cloud that
was expanding and contracting at the bottom.
- On January 14th at 8:06 AM, again on
her way to work, Ursula noticed a pink glowing "coffee bean"
in the sky. This sighting lasted seven minutes. Once more her two delivery
people excitedly arrived ready to describe what they had witnessed. It
- The very same day on her way home driving
the freeway she noticed a very bright light envelope the car. Looking out
she saw a large pewter coloured disc emitting light. It appeared to be
over and slightly left of her vehicle. Not daring to take her eyes off
the road, she only watched it for a few seconds.
- Arriving home she decided to call C.F.B.
Chilliwack, and they patched her through to National Defense in Quebec!
(4) She proceeded to describe the past two days events in careful detail.
At one point she was transferred to a gentleman (5) with an American accent
(probably Colorado again). They asked many questions. On three separate
occasions Ursula was asked how she "felt" when watching the object.
- On January 15th, again travelling to
work in Chilliwack, at 8:05 a.m. Ursula noted two wispy clouds at a 45
degree angle with a "black bar" protruding. Suddenly a vapour
trail dropped vertically, then before hitting the mountains the trail moved
horizontally 90 degrees! Whatever was creating this spectacular sky writing
could not be distinguished from her location. Once again she completed
the reporting procedure arriving at the same destination.
- On the 18th of January, Ursula's 23 year
old daughter came rushing into the house excitedly claiming to have seen
the "black bars" that her mother had described. Ursula suggested
she call and report her sighting. She called C.F.B. Chilliwack and asked
to speak to the same officer, by name, that her mother had spoken to.
At first there was some confusion as the base did not seem to recognize
the name, but after several minutes she was transferred to that officer.
One of the questions he asked her was, "Are you related to Ursula
Lomax?" Clearly, he either recalled mother phoning three days previously
or had checked the computer records for sighting locations.
- Far more extra detail could be provided
regarding some of these events and the witnesses themselves. However,
the principal purpose of this accounting is to confirm and underscore that
contrary to endless official announcements, someone, somewhere, IS VERY
INTERESTED in what we are seeing, at a local, national, and international
- Interestingly enough I first heard about
C.F.B. Chilliwack's connection with the UFO investigation aspect 23 years
ago! I can only surmise that a great many reports have travelled through
their switchboard in the intervening years. Yet another prime example
of tax payers money being spent and no dividend offered on the investment.
No doubt on the orders of the mendacious brigade, once again.
- Addendum: the investigators involved
here are Graham Conway, Gavin McLeod, and David Pengilly, all of UFO*BC.
All witnesses names are pseudonyms.
- 1) CFB Chilliwack telephone number on
- 2) NORAD officer's name on file
- 3) TV's "Inside Edition" interviewed
Jeff Ferris on 16th of February, 1996 about a video of "black bars"
seen over Tempe, Arizona. Jim Peters of MUFON, also interviewed, said he
had studied "volumes" of rod videos, pointing out that the Indiana
Crawfordville's Daily Journal in 1891 (yes, you read it right) reported
an object like a "rod" saying, "it swam through the air
in a writhing twisting manner, similar to the glide of some serpents".
- 4) This could be Saint Huberts Air Force
Base in Montreal. They were accepting UFO reports from Canada's Dew Line,
in 1962, then forwarded to NORAD.
- (NOTE: The DEW Line, or Distant Early
Warning system, was established in the Arctic Circle during the "cold
war" era to detect the potential arrival of Russian aircraft.)
- 5) The officer's name is on file.