|Occurred : 6/16/2000 22:10 (Entered as : 06/16/00 22:10)
Reported: 6/21/2000 12:37
Location: Vancouver (Canada), BC
|Bright light hovering low between Vancouver, BC and US Border
My husband and I were returning home south from Vancouver, BC on Hwy. 99 towards the US border. The weather was clear and warm, and the sun had just set. As we were driving past the "Mud Bay" area north of White Rock, I gazed out the passenger side window and saw a bright light in the sky to the southwest. At first I thought it was a plane on approach to Vancouver International Airport, or maybe a very bright star. However, as we got closer and I watched it the object appeared to be immobile, and was closer than I had at first thought. It was a bright, white light and was hovering over the bay, between where we were driving and the Pt. Roberts area. I am not good at estimating height but I would say it was no higher than 1,500-2000 feet off the ground. The light reflected into the bay. I strained to look for any other lights that would indicate it was an airplane or helicopter, but it simply was a very bright ball of light. It looked like a very bright star, just very low and very close. After I had decided it wasn't an airplane or helicopter I pointed it out to my husband. He was driving so couldn't examine it closely, but we both observed it hovering silently for at least 10 minutes until we had passed it. We could still see it in the rear view mirror until a hill obstructed its view. We wanted to investigate further but were late getting home to the babysitter.