I know there are some newspaper articles posted from time to time on the list, so I figured I would fire this one out as there are some who collect these articles. Also two other newspapers also came out today carrying articles on what has, and still is taking place here in Northern British Columbia. So this is the first.
HBCC UFO Research
Unexplained Sightings In The Area
Lakes District News
Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Volume 83 - No 10
by C. McGarrigle
Have you ever spotted strange lights in the sky? What about a fast moving object that defies the laws of gravity? If you haven't, your chances of seeing a UFO in Northern British Columbia is greater than any other region of Canada.
The communities of Terrace and Houston have just recently been named in the top 10 list of UFO sightings across Canada.
Terrace is B.C. capital for sightings and third across the country, while Houston placed fourth across the country.
The list compiled 483 eyewitness reports from around the country in 2002. One-third of all the sightings were reported in British Columbia.
Brian Vike is a leading Ufologist based out of Houston, B.C., who is the founder of the HBCC-UFO web site and investigator of strange phenomenon in the region since 2000. Since the survey was released, Vike says his phone has been ringing off the hook.
"People are aware now that there is actually someone who investigates and talks to people and tries to figure out what people are seeing," says Vike.
Even in the last week there have been many sightings reported in the northwest region.
One 'large disk shaped object' was spotted on February 22 over a one-hour period by observers in three different areas of B.C.
The object was described as very large, slow moving, with bright lights on the underside and completely silent.
The first witness spotted the object in Mill Bay, Vancouver Island at 9:15 p.m. followed by two Alcan employees in Kitimat, B.C., at 10:20p.m. Shortly after, a husband and wife stopped their vehicle between Terrace and Prince Rupert to watch the object.
On February 3, 2003 a Canfor employee out of Houston noticed three bright, hazy blue/white lights in the shape of a triangle fly past them quickly at a very low altitude.
Other witnesses have come forward in Houston since the sighting was released to inform Vike that they had witnessed the same object 12 hours before the Canfor employee.
The Lakes District has also had its fair share of unexplained sightings that have been investigated by Vike, who says he gets many calls from the area.
On February 14, 2002 two residents of Francois Lake noticed a bright fast moving object come towards them, when all of a sudden it came to a complete stop and went totally dark.
The witnesses says that a bright flash of light was suddenly emitted from the object. They say a 'ray of light' began to sweep the ground, which lit up a very large area. The object continued to scan the ground for a few minutes until it suddenly left the area at unprecedented speeds.
Vike also investigates the phenomenon of 'crop circles' that have been reported in the Vanderhoof area over the past few years.
While there have been hundreds of sightings in the northwest, many have been explained by military exercises or cosmic activity such as planets or shooting stars.
"There is still so many of them that remain unexplained, but people are seeing things all the time." says Vike.
A film crew from the Canadian Life Network arrived in the area recently to start shooting a new series called "The Magnificent Obsession."
Because of the surge of sightings in the northwest in the past two years, Vike was asked to be a part of the documentary, which will include other Ufologists from Canada, U.S. and England.
Vike is hoping that other people will come forward to report any strange occurrences, phenomenon, or generally, things that go bump in the night.
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