May 16th 2004

Terrace, British Columbia

Date: May 16, 2004
Time: 11:00 p.m.

On Sunday evening, May 16, 2004 a resident at the Skeena Valley Trailer Park stepped outside at 11:00 p.m. to view a couple of comets through a 10x50 binoculars.

Looking up he sees a strange cluster of lights off a bit to the side. Putting the glass on them he describes the sight as a flying Christmas tree. Pale yellow light was coming from three rows of square windows running horizontally, one row above the other. They were also in a vertical line. There wasn't time to count them, but an estimation would have placed more than ten in each row. No wings or body outline could be seen and no sound was heard. From the spacing of the windows the crafts length was estimated to be twice the size of a 737 Jet.

It was traveling much slower than the usual planes coming and going to the airport. The direction of travel indicated that it had passed over the north side of our airport and went past the north end of Copper Mountain. The estimated altitude was about 1000 feet and it was in view for one minute.

One at the rear of it was a light blue light on the left or port side. On the right or starboard side there was a bright red light. In-between these lights was a dimmer white light. This configuration is different from that used on earth. Here the lights on ships and planes is red on the port (left) side and green on the starboard (right) side. On the ships the red and green lights can only be seen together from a narrow angle from the front and rear.

The reason is to be able to determine the direction of the ships travel. On aircraft, the red and green wing tip lights are visible from all directions, but there is a distinctive flashing tail light. A check with out airport showed that nothing fitting this description had ever landed there.

Thank you to the person for this report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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