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Castlegar/Nelson British Columbia

From: Brian Vike - HBCC UFO <hbccufo.nul>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 12:22:40 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2004 16:23:03 -0500
Subject: Castlegar/Nelson British Columbia

Howdy List Members

I have a question to ask of some of you who may have come across
what I am about to mention. Also what I am talking about here
does not have a connection to the list of reports below. Let me
just say this, for example: How would one handle bringing out
information if anyone was to receive material from a
Intelligence Agency if the information was on UFOs. Keep in mind
this is just a hypothetical question. Of course the persons
personal information would be kept secret. But any thoughts on
this from anyone who may have dealt with a situation like this
before. I would appreciate any information that could be given
on this "thought". Please email me at my personal email address:

Thank you

Castlegar/Nelson, British Columbia

Date: 1975, 1999, 2001
Time: Varies
Full Description of event/sighting: I have four stories to relate.

The Kootenays have always seemed to be a hot-bed of activity for
as long as I can remember and I have never heard your weekly
show on KBS Radio. I have not told anyone of these things aside
from my wife and brother. Especially the first one. Your
discretion is certainly appreciated. (HBCC UFO) - The witness
has granted me permission to post the reports and the person
will remain anonymous.

1. I was 12 years old and I was at the old Castlegar arena about
10:00 p.m. waiting for my brother to finish a hockey practice. I
went outside the arena with my mother and a friend of hers. We
walked to a coffee shop about 1/2 mile away. While on the way
back, we all noticed a very bright light in the sky. It was a
cool clear night in mid-March. The object was extremely bright.
It sort of was going straight and slow for about 20 seconds,
then made a very sudden turn to the right. It suddenly stopped
after a few more seconds. It was quite high up it seemed - 2-3
miles? At that point, several smaller lights or objects - I
counted at least seven, emerged from the light and were flying
around the still stationary larger object. The objects
eventually made their way across the sky away from view. Total
time - about 2-3 minutes. We were all quite puzzled by the
event. On a side note - I remember we were talking with my mom's
friend and her husband a few weeks later when they were over for
dinner. He told us when he was with the US military in the early
1970's, he was a radar operator responsible for an area in the
US mid-west. He used to track objects on the screen flying at
extreme speeds - but he was also warned to ignore them and to
keep his mouth shut. He was convinced from our descriptions,
that what we saw was definitely not a normal aircraft.

2. In 1999, my wife and two small children - 8 & 4 were
traveling to our home in Nelson from Castlegar. It was about
7:00 p.m. and overcast - no visible stars, in March. My wife and
my daughter noticed a very, very bright light flying very low
coming along from the passenger side at high speed. In a few
seconds it came into view in front of us. It looked about the
size and brightness of a streetlight at about 100-150 yards
away. There was just one bright white light, not strobing or
flashing. We were approaching a hill, and the light definitely
went over the hill. We arrived at the crest within about 10
seconds. When we arrived at the crest we all looked for the
light, but there was no evidence of the it, even though the hill
overlooks a fairly large valley.

3. In the fall of 1999 - Late September, I was playing golf with
a friend of mine on a Sunday morning at about 9:00 a.m.. We were
playing on the old number 2 hole (new #11) on the Granite Pointe
Golf Course. We both heard planes overhead, and we saw quite a
sight. At least three military type jets flying in close
formation around a much larger plane. The plane seemed to have a
very large tank or possibly craft underneath or attached to it's
belly. The planes were flying quite low. A Chemtrail/contrail
seemed to be coming from the bizarre looking craft or tank.
Later that day, a couple who live on Kootenay Lake - and a co-
worker of mine, - 5-6 miles away, saw several jets flying
patterns for over 20 minutes above the lake. The jets numbered
at least 4 -5 at any one time. and seemed to have a very large
amount of exhaust. All three of them claimed to have experienced
some respiratory discomfort after this incident.I have lived in
teh Trail/Nelson/Castlegar region for many years and have never
seen a military aircraft in the area aside from an airshow.

4. The most bizarre one though was in the summer - late July
2001. I was sleeping outside with my two kids - 10/6 under the
stars in the back yard. We have a very private backyard - lots
of trees/terraces and up against the mountain. The view from the
yard is great, with the lake and the City below. It was totally
clear warm mid-summers night and we looked at the various
constellations and spotted satellites and fell asleep at about
midnight.I woke up in the middle of the night - about 2:00 a.m.,
and immediately had a notion for whatever reason to turn my head
and look to the north. I saw what appeared to be an extremely
bright object traversing the sky in a north to south direction.
I thought at first it was an extremely low satellite as it had
no flashing lights whatsoever, just a continuous bright light
like a streetlight again at about 100 yards or so. But it was so
bright I wasn't really sure what it was. There was no noticeable
noise. All of a sudden after watching for about 8-10 seconds,
the object seemed to stop about halfway across the open sky, and
either slowly went out - just like turning off a TV that is
heated up - the light/picture goes very rapidly smaller, or it
just took off at an extreme speed in the opposite direction.
This all took place in a span of maybe 15 seconds. When it
"disappeared", my daughter who was unbeknownst to me awake and
obviously observing the same thing, commented "Dad, what was
that" and "I'm really scared right now". I also experienced a
very odd sensation right after the sighting. It felt eerie to
me. Almost a feeling of dread. We all went quickly inside the
house that night - ending our big camp-out.

5. My brother works in Alberta. One of his friends is a former
air traffic controller for the Edmonton International Airport.
In fact I believe he served for a time as the chief controller
at the airport before retired. He told my brother a couple of
times, that they would regularly see very odd objects on the
radar screen that would go at extreme speeds, and change
direction very quickly - definitely not conventional craft. The
controllers would contact Cold Lake AFB as they also covered
this area as to what they were flying out there. Cold Lake would
always reply to their enquiries "It is not ours, Edmonton".

My many thanks to the witness for the collection of reports.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
Home - Phone 250 845 2189
email: hbccufo.nul
Website: http://www.hbccufo.com

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