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Prince George British Columbia Lights

From: Brian Vike - HBCC UFO <hbccufo.nul>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 23:19:55 -0800
Fwd Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 14:52:07 -0500
Subject: Prince George British Columbia Lights

On the evening of February 31, 2004 a large number of Prince
George residents were stunned and puzzled over what they were
witnessing in the night sky between 8:00 - 10:00 p.m., PST. Some
called the Prince George Citizen newspaper to explain what it
was they saw, and how peculiar it was. All of the witnesses, by
the dozens, observed two extremely bright, orange circular
lights in the sky. The lights stayed fairly close together and
did not make any sudden moments. Many residents reported the
lights just hanging there for a number of minutes before moving
ever so slightly. HBCC UFO Research was contacted by the Prince
George Citizen enquiring about it, and a staff reporter did an
interview for Saturday, February 7, 2004, newspaper.

Over the weekend the telephone did not stop ringing. Many
reports of orange lights came in from Prince George residents.
Plus other very interesting reports for 2003 and back as far as
the 1950s. Some of these reports included beams of lights
hitting their vehicles as they travelled along the highway. A
huge ball of light hovering over the tree tops not making any
sound. A line of red balls of light sitting stationary in the
night sky, etc...

After taking the calls and listening to the stories, some of the
descriptions started me thinking. More folks contacted me. Some
had watched the whole event unfold viewing the lights through
binoculars. A retired military man was certainly the key to this
case. Plus another lady who also gave a great description of the

I made several enquiries to the RCMP but the police had no
information about the matter and took no calls from the general
public over it.

I typed up a few reports below from the eye witnesses who called

Report #1
Report received February 7, 2004
Prince George, British Columbia

Date: January 30, 2004
Time: Between 8:00 & 9:00 p.m.

I had a call from a lady on February 7, 2004 who wanted to file
a report on something she and her husband witnessed as they were
driving down Tabor from 15th. They looked to the east and saw
lights in the sky and thought at first it may have been an
airplane. The witnesses mentioned they saw no strobe lights
which they knew an aircraft would have. They reported the lights
were moving rather slowly. As they drove down the road they
passed by the trees which blocked their view of the lights in
the sky. After they came to a clear area, they stopped the car
and looked to the south and again noticed the lights.

The witnesses told me that when they saw it again, this time it
appeared to look like a black balloon, or umbrella shape.

The lady said it looked as if the object would flip over, so the
umbrella appearance was at the bottom and then would show up
back on top. The lady and husband reported not a sound coming
from it and whatever it was dropped downwards. The couple
reported the lights as being white in color. The witnesses
estimated they observed the event for approx: 5 minutes.

The folks didn't believe the object was very far from their
location and said it wasn't that high up when they first saw it.
Also they finally lost sight of the lights when they dropped
down low enough that homes finally blocked their view. The
people estimated the size to be roughly that of a golf ball. One
other note, the witnesses said they believed that the lights
were moving diagonally as they came closer to the ground.

Thank you to the witnesses for their report.

Report #2
Report received February 7, 2004
Prince George, British Columbia

Date: January 31, 2004
Time: Between 9:00 - 9:30 p.m.

A gentleman called to report seeing the orange lights witnessed
over Prince George on January 31, 2004. He and his wife live
near 1st & Foothills in Prince George and were planning an
evening out when the walked out of their home, which faces
towards the downtown area they noticed the two orange colored
lights in the night sky. They said the lights were very bright
and that is what caught their attention. The witness went on to
say he is used to seeing helicopters and fixed winged aircraft
flying over all the time, but what he could not understand was
the brightness of the lights, also how close the lights were to
one another. The couple stood just outside their front door
watching the lights for a good three minutes, but due to them
having reservations they had to get on their way. The husband
wondered if it might be a UFO, his wife said it possibly might
be a plane, but both still thought it looked rather odd. He told
me he almost dismissed it at that time. But as they drove along
1st Avenue heading towards Tabor and not traveling very far the
fellow decide it was time to pull the car over as he said one
doesn't get to see anything like this very often or ever.

As they both sat watching, they were able to get a good view of
what was taking place. One of the orange lights appeared to be
over top of the other or maybe off to a bit of an angle to the
left. Another 3 to 4 minutes passed and the bottom light started
dropping off towards the left and seemed to flicker a little
bit. He thought it may have been going into some of the light
clouds that were present that evening, then all of a sudden the
light disappeared. The other light was still visible and stayed
around the same area in the sky for a little while longer. The
witness estimated the last light held it's brilliance for maybe
another 30 seconds before it started to flicker. It began to
fade and then would become very bright again.

This went on for a very short period of time before it to

Again it was lightly overcast with a high ceiling. The witness
also estimated the objects were roughly a finger length apart if
one was to hold out their hand at arms length. The witness
stated that the lights did sit stationary for some of the time,
before moving. The witnesses reported no sound was heard, and no
aircraft were seen in the area. At arm's length, using his
thumbnail to guess at an approx: size of the lights, he said
each one may have been one fifth of the size of his nail.

Thank you to the witnesses for their report.

Report #3
Report received February 7, 2004
Prince George, British Columbia

Date: January 31, 2004
Time: approx: 9:30 p.m.

Calls kept coming into HBCC UFO Research over the January 31,
2004 sighting in Prince George, B.C.

Below is another report from a fellow who wanted to tell me what
he witnessed that evening. The evening was overcast and no stars
were visible at the time of the sighting. The man went on to
tell me that his daughter spotted it first and then called to
the rest of the family to come out and look at the strange
lights in the sky which were reported to be just over top of one
of the local mountains. He explained that the color of the
lights were an orange/white. The witness also said he thought
there may have been a small tail behind each of the lights, but
it was hard to distinguish for certain. The lights were
stationary for a very short time when these folks noticed them
and as they watched, the lights did start to move but ever so

They said there were two very bright lights which looked
identical to one another. The man's wife said they looked like
landing lights from an aircraft due to how close they were
together, and the brightness of them. They all ruled this out
quickly as the lights just stayed in the one area of the sky.
They observed the lights rise up for a short distance, still
staying close to one another. As they watched one of the lights
seemed to disappear quickly, but they didn't think it went into
the clouds as he noted the cloud ceiling was rather high that
night and the lights weren't close to them.

The other remaining light was seen to move back, or away from
the families location and it also disappeared. Both lights were
extremely bright, and the family said they stayed that way until
they finally blinked out, or just vanished.

These folks figured they watched the lights for at least two
minutes before they were gone. The man said, how long they were
visible before he noticed them is anyone's guess. They also
reported no sound and the witnesses said if it had a plane or
helicopter you would have certainly have heard it. The folks
estimated that the lights were approx: 10 times larger than
their thumbnail.

Thank you to the family for their report.

Report #4
Report received February 7, 2004
Prince George, British Columbia

Date: January 31, 2004
Time: approx: 9:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Now this was a very interesting call that I received from a man
who resides in Prince George, B.C. When I answered the phone,
the fellow said he had just read their local newspaper and that
he could tell me exactly what the lights were that everyone saw
that evening. Below is the report the gentleman gave to me.

The fellow said he watched the whole event through a pair of
field glasses. It was January 31, 2004, between 9:30 - 10:00
p.m. and the man claims "it" landed two blocks from his home.
The witness said what he watched was a couple of night jumpers,
jumping with parachutes with lights attached around their feet
or ankles. The man observed them coming over from the west over
the hill. He mentioned that he had a fairly strong set of
glasses (binoculars) and was clearly able to see the jumpers
hanging in their chutes and saw when they turned their lights
off. One of them landed in a park just two blocks away from the
witnesses home and the other went towards the Fraser River and
the BCR Railway. The gentleman figured the were practicing night

When the jumpers were first spotted they were rather high up and
he and his wife first thought it may have been an airplane. He
went on to say the lights were a very bright orange in color,
and the reason they were no longer visible was simply because
they had turned them off.  The fellow, now retired, was in the
military himself and had done a lot of jumping and as soon as he
spotted the orange lights he thought it looked familiar due to
the descent, plus the way the lights were traveling. When he
looked through his binoculars he knew exactly what it was he was

He figured the jumpers used their lights to keep track of each
other and to designate where they were going to. Once they
started getting closer to the ground they turned off their
lights and just used the lights from the city to land. He also
said the chutes were beautiful, very modern shaped parachutes
and the jumpers with such good gear were able to carry out some
of the antics they pulled off that cold evening. It was actually
comical as the witness said one of the jumpers almost turned
himself upside down and then this would give the impression of
the lights going back up into the night sky. The two jumpers
were carrying out some acrobatics on their way and obviously no
sound was reported.

Thank you very much to the witnesses for their reports.

Brian Vike

Director HBCC UFO Research
Canadian Toll Free UFO Hotline 1 866 262 1989 - Free call.
Home - Phone 1 250 845 2189
email: hbccufo.nul
Website: http://www.hbccufo.com

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