August 11th 2004

Rossland, B.C. Orange Ball Followed By Lights

Date: August 11, 2004
Time: Approx: 10:00 p.m.

I received a call from a witness on Sunday August 15, 2004 who explained about a sighting he had in Rossland, British Columbia. The witness was previously living at his parents home which is located just below one of the local mountains in the Rossland area. The fellow stepped outside and after standing viewing the night sky for approx five minutes he saw an extremely bright orange falling star. It was coming from a northerly direction. As he observed the quick moving object he thought to himself that this was an amazing spectacle. The man watched the orange glowing ball of light as it disappeared behind the mountain.

Approx: 5 to 10 seconds later after the bright orange object had vanished behind the mountain, the witness observed a number of flickering lights which appeared out of no where. (the area where the flickering lights appeared was exactly where the fellow lost sight of the orange ball of light). The color of the three lights went from white to red, and it just sat there. The lights did go dimmer at one point but grew in brightness and changed colors again. At times the lights would appear to be bobbing up and down and would move from side to side. As the light moved, the light on one end would dim a bit while the light at the other end grew brighter. At one point in the sighting the witness saw a blue light which he said was flashing on and off.

The day after the sighting took place he decided to go up onto the mountain with his digital camera to see if anything was around, or to see what might have caused the lights, but nothing was there. At this point he is thinking it possibly could have been a vehicle on the road the night before, but after really checking things out he believes it wasn't this..... as the trees, etc would have certainly blocked out any light source coming off the mountain where he had seen the lights. The fellow thinks whatever it was, had to be hovering just above the tree tops. The whole event lasted for approx: 5 to 8 minutes.

One other interesting thing to the report was that there were dogs and cats acting up while this event was taking place. If there is any connection between the animals and what was seen is unknown.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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