June 11th/12th 2004

Vancouver, B.C. - Lights Flash

Date: June 11/12, 2004
Time: Approx: 11:30 p.m.

June 11, -23:30 + or - 10 min. -- Sky cleared for a while after dark and I saw on the video, two more of those lights flash on for a second in the same area as the other night. Approx. 1 to 2 degrees east of Magnetic North and at about a 45 degree angle of inclination from my location. Did the usual one frame at a time check, expecting to possibly see the same lights and shape but this time both lights appeared to be round and were surrounded by a narrow ring of black instead of the triangular shapes of the other night. I had the camera set with a slight zoom (aprox. 5x )on the lense instead of wide angle like the other night but the lights still appeared to be a little smaller as if in higher orbit. Aprox half an hour later I noticed a slight shimmering effect and all the stars in the area were covered by something which just seemed to suddenly appear and just as quickly disappeared. It appeared to have three large round white lights, laid out in the shape of a triangle and pretty well filled my screen from edge to edge.

I first thought I must have bumped the camera but when the object vanished again the stars were still in the same location. I tried looking at it one frame at a time to see if I could see its edge as it moved over the stars but all I could see was a slight blurring of the stars and then they were gone and I was unable to see any clearly defined edge to the object so was unable to determine its actual shape or size. It just seemed to materialize in that spot and then dematerialized again. Unable to determine its altitude but it appeared to be in orbit so it must have been enormous to fill my screen like that. June 12, Have been running that section of tape back and forth at various speeds and zoom ratios.

I believe I finally figured out how it appeared so fast and then vanished again. I think it was already in the picture blending in with the other stars and then just accelerated straight at the earth, stopped and then just as fast reversed back to where it had been. I can take already recorded images and digitally zoom in them by a ratio of 5x and by doing this and playing one frame at a time can see one light, shift slightly and enlarge all within one or two frames. Re. the idea that something may be going to happen very soon, I've had the same thoughts. I've watching the skies for many years now, but have seen more weird objects in the past year, then in the previous sixty. As you know I have a pretty good view to the north but often tell my wife, I wish I could go up on the roof of this tower and be able to see all around. She tells me I am never satisfied.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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