Yarrow, British Columbia

Early August 2003

Yarrow, British Columbia

Date: Early August 2003
Time: Midnight
email report.


I am writing to you in regard to the light beam you report on your site. I would like to add the following. In early August ( It was sometime after the east coast blackout and prior to the Mars approach of August 27) my wife and I were parked beside the Vedder River at Yarrow BC to observe Mars. The following occurred: At approximately midnight to the northeast we observed a very bright aurora. It was the brightest display I have ever observed this far south and the following day the news reported it had been seen as far south as California.

Between midnight and one am we noticed a band of light as you describe. It stretched from the northern horizon (Sumas Mountain) to the southern horizon (Vedder Mountain). It was about the width of a finger held at arms length and was self luminous. We watched it for some time until it dissipated. That night the moon was either full or nearly so. Although we did not use them to observe the light beam we had with us an 8 refractor, 7x50 binoculars and a Cannon digital camera.

I am an experienced amateur astronomer and private pilot having sent many hours observing both the day and night sky over the years. I have never seen anything like this previously.


Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research

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