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The Langley Floating Objects

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 07:51:37 -0400
Archived: Tue, 13 May 2008 07:51:37 -0400
Subject: The Langley Floating Objects

Source: UFO*BC - Vanvoucer, British Columbia, Canada


The Langley Floating Objects

by  Daniel J. (Named Changed for privacy)

It has been several years since this event took place so I can=92t
remember the exact date, or even a year. The best I can do to
narrow it down, is to say that it happened several years after
my last move, which would roughly put it between 2003 and 2006.
I do remember it was fall and late in the afternoon, but still
daytime; probably between 3 and 5 pm.

My girlfriend and I were heading SW down Glover Road in Langley,
BC. As she was the one driving I had an unobstructed view of the
hills to my right and was musing myself looking out the window.
I noticed two perfectly round objects moving in direction
opposite from ours, apparently gliding just a few degrees above
the hilltops. We often get to see hot air balloons in this
neighborhood, so the sight didn=92t arouse my suspicion at first.
I said to her "Hey honey, check out those balloons over there".
She was in the middle of explaining something to me so she
glanced over and then continued talking. I kept watching the two
objects and quickly realized they were actually quite different
from hot air balloons altogether. They were silver/gray in
color, not your typical Re/Max kind we normally see around here.
They were perfectly round with no baskets underneath and were
gliding across the horizon too quickly for hot air balloons.
Granted, hot air balloons can sometimes be far enough not to
have a basket visible at all, but the same basic inverted-
teardrop shape is always present. Then I remembered seeing a
report on TV about a brand-new type of weather station that was
being tested halfway across the country. They were tethered
massive white balls filled with helium that can house personnel
and weather instruments inside, so I immediately assumed that=92s
exactly what I was seeing. But these things were moving, and at
a pretty good clip, so once a realization of that hit me I was
starting to get rather curious. I interrupted my girlfriend
again and said "Hey, I don=92t think those are balloons!" She
leaned over, glanced at them and said "Those are hot air
balloons, honey" and continued her story. At this point a
realization of the possibility that these could turn out to be
UFO=92s started creeping in, so I continued to watch them
intently. Shortly thereafter the rear object suddenly reversed
direction as if it bounced of an invisible barrier. There was no
slowing down, just a sudden reverse of direction. I interrupted
her again "Honey, this one just went the other way, I=92m pretty
sure this one can=92t be a hot air balloon". She looked at me,
than at the balloons, than back at me and dismissively continued
with her story.

I felt funny, there was something rather extraordinary happening
to my right, and something rather mundane on my left. Her
persistence and continuation of the story was making this
unusual event a rather "normal" part of the day, and the
weirdness of what I was witnessing was wearing off fast. But I
wasn=92t about to stop watching these two things now, so I peeled
my eyes wide open and continued staring in the same direction.
After few seconds the rear object reversed its direction as
suddenly and unexpectedly as the first time and started picking
up speed. Within 10 or so seconds it caught up with the first
object and matched its speed. I said to my girlfriend "Honey I
think these are UFOs". She looked at them one more time and said
"Honey, they=92re barely off the ground. They=92re hot air
balloons". She had a point, it was a weekend afternoon, broad
daylight, and these things appeared to be barely 200ft up in the
air right above residential area of Langley. Besides she had a
story to tell. She continued gabbing while I watched these two
objects slowly descend behind the ridge. At this point I
realized that if they were indeed UFO=92s they would have had to
be seen by few hundred people to say the least, so I was going
to know in a day=92s time one way or another. I suspiciously
twisted my neck a few more times as we continued on, hoping I
would catch one more glimpse of them, maybe rising up from
behind the ridge. But I never saw them again. And this is where
the weird part began.

I mentioned earlier that the entire event felt quite mundane,
probably due to a very "normal" set of circumstances. Besides
being a bright afternoon, we were very close to Langley
airfield, and surely someone somewhere would have noticed
something on radar if there was something out of place. I guess
I must have expected UFOs to appear in desert areas where
witnesses would be a few to none, and this was the least likely
setting for this kind of event; we were practically home! The
following few days revealed nothing in the paper, radio or TV,
so I started forgetting about the incident. It must have been
between a week and 10 days after the event that I was listening
to a radio interview. The guest was a UFO expert whose name I
can=92t remember anymore. He was talking about a sudden increase
in the number of UFO sightings across the world. He mentioned he
had a reason to believe the increase was concentrated in several
hotspots around the globe. He started naming them and said "=85and
British Columbia as of recently=85". The host seemed curious and
had questioned him further about it. He said "yes, there were a
number of sightings several days ago, of a large round object of
silvery or gray color in broad daylight right around your area.
And the strange thing is that the same object was reported being
seen in several places on Vancouver Island, including Victoria
at roughly the same time". My jaw dropped. I stopped doing
whatever I was doing at the time hoping I would hear the mention
of Vancouver or Langley, but there was none. At the end of the
interview the guest left a number of website addresses and I
went to one to check it out. On it I found the number for
reporting a sighting, so I called. I was hoping someone on the
other line would tell me that "sure, hundreds of other people
saw the same thing at the same place" but all I ever got was an
answering machine. I left a brief anonymous report and that was
the end of this affair. This was the National UFO Reporting
Centre in Seattle.

So the strange thing in this whole event, at least to me, is not
so much that I saw two unidentified flying objects in the sky.
The strange thing is that I was the only one that saw them
(excluding my disbelieving girlfriend) in spite of being a lot
farther from them than anyone underneath them. The strange thing
is that the objects got so low behind a rather low hill that it
appeared they would had to have touched down or nearly touched
down in a very busy area of Langley in broad daylight. I do have
to ask myself if it is indeed possible that what I witnessed was
a set of hot air balloons, while my mind went on to play the
wildest game on me ever. I do have to ask myself if it really
was just a coincidence that a similar object was seen elsewhere
by a great number of people. And I have to admit to myself that
all of the above must be possible. There are over 6 billion
people on this planet, and I believe that by statistic alone
some of us would had to have experienced a rather fantastic mind
trick. Who knows? It sure felt real to me, and it lasted several

Whatever I saw didn=92t look like an airplane, hot air balloon, or
any other aircraft I=92m familiar with. I have been teaching
flying professionally for a number of years and had my share of
time around aircraft of all kinds and sizes. Yes, I am an
admitted UFO believer, and yes, I do believe extraterrestrial
visitations take place. If that muddies this report, than so be
it. I=92m not doing this for publicity and I=92m submitting this
anonymously. As a matter of fact after I first reported this to
NUFORC I considered this matter closed. I am only revisiting
this event because I have been asked to by someone interested in
seeing this reported in Canada too.

[Thaknks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

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