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Occurred : 5/1/2003 22:30 (Entered as : 05/01/03 22:30)
Reported: 5/2/2003 12:06:15 AM 00:06
Posted: 5/2/2003
Location: Chilliwack (Canada), BC
Shape: Light
Duration:15 minutes
Red light and bright white flash seen to the West

I looked to the west as my mom was driving me home from work and I saw a red flashing light just to the left of the mountains. It was flashing consistently and sitting in one spot. I told my mother to stop the car as we were on a back road that had little traffic. I rolled down my window and looked the red light. We noticed that it would move south horizontally in little spurts, but mostly stayed in one spot. We drove home and I walked out into the road to see if we could see it from there. I could just see it over the roof of a house, and my mom was standing a bit farther over and she was watching it as well with no obstruction. I noticed the light drop down a bit, beyond my view, and I thought I had slouched or something, so I stood up a bit straighter, but the light dropped down again. I moved over to where my mom was standing, and we observed it clearly. It was staying in one place again. My mother went to go unlock the door of the house, so I was left alone to watch it. Suddenly a bright flash of light came from about the same place I'd initially seen the red light when we were driving. My mom had noticed the flash, and she said it looked like a plane, but it didn't happen again until a few seconds later, closer to the (then)current location of the red light. The white flash didn't happen again while I was observing the sky. I looked back at the red light and I saw that it had faded a bit, and the flashing wasn't as brilliant. At this time, I went inside, so I'm not sure if it remained there, or if the white flash happened again after I left.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke at length with this witness, and she seemed quite lucid, and credible, to us. Her description of the lights she witnessed did not seem to us to be consistent with the erratic strobe pattern of a typical helicopter. PD))