Fwd: UFOs along the powerrlines (Canada)
- 'Surrey corridor' out of this world
UFOs seem to favour a 3-km-wide strip running along the high-voltage power
October 29, 2004
UFO enthusiasts call it the Surrey corridor -- a three-kilometre-wide
strip of land that runs from New Westminster to the U.S. border, along BC
Hydro's high-voltage power lines.
It is here, they say, where you will find the greatest concentration of
UFO sightings and alien encounters in the province.
"I have received numerous reports from inside this area, not only of
sightings, but abduction events," said Graham Conway, vice-president of
UFO*BC, who said anywhere from one-quarter to one-third of all
Unidentified Flying Object sightings in the Lower Mainland take place in
Last year alone, there were 304 UFO sightings in B.C., according to Chris
Rutkowski, a UFO researcher in Manitoba who collects numbers from
provincial groups like UFO*BC.
That made B.C. the number one province for UFO sightings in the country,
with more than twice the sightings of second-place Ontario, which had 150.
It was B.C.'s fifth year in top spot.
And UFO*BC is doing its best to keep track of it all.
The nine-year-old organization posts detailed reports on sightings and
abductions on its website, sends out a quarterly newsletter to its 60
members and even maintains a toll-free hotline where B.C. residents can
report UFO sightings and alien encounters.
It's been more than five years since The X-Files left Vancouver.
But when it comes to the things that go bump in the night -- be they
aliens, ghosts or Ogopogo -- B.C. seems to have no shortage of people
willing to investigate the unexplained.
In addition to UFO*BC, the province boasts organizations devoted to the
investigation of haunted houses and "cryptozoologists" who specialize in
gathering evidence about beings not yet accepted by science, like the
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