August 19th 2005

UFOINFO E-mail Report

Dear Webmaster This is a sighting from the Ferry between Earl's cove and Saltery bay Fri night around 940 pm. It was just north of Nelson island in the Jervis inlet.

So we, John and I went out on the front deck of the ferry it was pitch black. I saw what I thought was a med size cloud in the sky Perhaps some high fog. But it started to move and pulsate like the Northern lights. It was white in colour. We decided we were watching some northern lights as I knew there was a magnetic storm that week. After watching this for a while 15 or so minutes. I got tired of watching and turned away walking towards the south side of the ferry.

Well there up in the sky was a small round disc moving slowly east I would say it was around 3 or 4 feet in diameter. It was closely folowed by a second one. They were not far from the ship. I had called to John when I spotted the first one and he too saw them. This was no bird. There was no light coming from them they were silent. Greyish in coulour After we were awestruck by what we had seen. Also when we went to look back at the northern lights/cloud. It had disappeared.

Can you tell me, is there any phenomena connnected with northern lights that might produce such a sighting? This was a shocker for me.

Follow-up information from Brian Vike

Dear Brian It was a clear night. The only cloud we saw was this northern lights type cloud. I have to tell you I saw what was my first fireball It was larger than a shooting star and was yellowish in colour. I should have mentioned that before. It came across the north western sky south to north I thought it was unusual because of it's colour. and larger size than a shooting star. It was about 10 minutes after that, John and I saw these objects. They were really close to the ferry maybe 60 feet away and only 70 feet up in the up in the air. There was no trail or tail. They were silent and no lights. We saw them for about 15 seconds, they were moving slowly. Nearby 40 km away on Vancouver Island is the Comox air base.

You know I'm puzzled by the northern lights I have seen lights many times over the years mostly back east. But these were so cloud like and low. I'm not sure if I feel these objects came from the cloud. I do not have a scanner but if you want I can mail you a drawing. Will wonders never cease.

[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike & HBCC UFO Research for the follow-up.]


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