January 11th 2004

Nelson, British Columbia

Date: January 11, 2004
Time: 8:15 p.m.

HBCC UFO took a telephone call from a fellow who resides in Nelson, British Columbia. He wanted to make a report on something unusual that he and his family witnessed on there way back home from Salmo, B.C. which is a 41 kilometer drive to home. Approximately 8 kilometers south of Nelson the fellows wife pointed out the passenger side of their vehicle and said look at that. There teenage children in the back got rather excited when they saw it but the husband said it must be a helicopter. Due to the man's wife insisting he slow the vehicle down so they could have a much better look at it. What they all saw was a narrow beam of light coming from the sky and lighting up the side of a local mountain in the short distance. A rough guess to the distance between them and the mountain where the light was hitting it would have been approx: a half mile. Due to the slope of the mountain side they could easily see the beam of light hitting the forest.

As they followed the light back up into the sky they could not see any type of aircraft or object. The fellow did say that where the light originated from it was like it came from something as they certainly could see where it came from, but again could see nothing in the form of a craft of any kind. He said it was like the light came from no where. Seeing it was at night and being very dark they were not able to see what was causing this light to shine down upon the forest. His wife did roll down the passenger side window and could not hear any sound. A guess to the altitude the light was originating from may have put it just above the mountain top.

The total time the event lasted was approx:25 to 30 seconds before the light went out. The witness I talked with said that it sent shivers throughout his wife's body after it was over. The kids thought it was pretty cool so he said.

They all arrived home safely and a strange story to tell their friends and family.

what it was is anyone's guess. But what i do know is that "no" aircraft were flying at that time in that area.

Thank you to the witnesses for their report.

HBCC UFO would like to ask if anyone may have been witness to either of these sightings (also see report for January 12th) would they please be kind enough to contact me with their report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research

[Sighting report courtesy of Brian Vike and HBCC UFO Research.]


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