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National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/30/2001 18:00 (Entered as : 08/30/01 18:00)
Reported: 10/22/2001 9:46:31 PM 21:46
Posted: 11/20/2001
Location: Vancouver (Canada), BC
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:4 mins
A black cylider hovered over Vancouver in broad daylight.

It was Thursday. I had just finnished a day of set up for the 'Molson Indy Vancouver'. I was walking to a friend's place to drop off her work pass and shirt for the Indy weekend, as she lived only eight blocks away. The time was between 5:30pm-6:00pm, as I recall, the day was still bright and sunny. I was heading south on Main street, between 5th ave. and 6th ave., when I noticed to my left a black rectangular shape in the sky. It had the dimensions of a doorframe although I perceived the object to be cylindrical . Like a piece of black pipe standing on end, the object floated motionless in the eastern sky. It's elevation was about 30 degrees from my vantage point on the street and perhaps 1 km. distant, (maybe 100 meters above ground). I estimated the size of the object to be about that of a minivan. There was no perceivable sound. There were no surface features. I stood watching as I waited for the crosswalk light. Traffic was busy, as normal, but I saw no one else observing the black minivan in its time-suspended nose-dive. I am 34 years old, I am no fool, and this was unusual. I always try to maintain an acute awareness of my environment, often with suspicion and scrutiny when curcumstances warrant it. I am also a big believer in a universe teaming with life. What spooked me the most about this encounter was that I had completely forgotten what I had seen. Even when passing the same spot on my way home, not ten minutes later, I didn't look to see if it was still there. It wasn't until October 21, when I caught part of a documentary on the 'Space Channel' about U.F.O sightings, did it all come back to me. Similar reports of objects have been photographed and such an image jogged my memory. Apparently an object of the same description hovered motionless over a U.S. town for 3 days.