|Occurred : 8/1/2003 22:30 (Entered as : 08/01/03 22:30)
Reported: 8/17/2003 7:13:35 AM 07:13
Location: Kelowna (Canada), BC
Duration:approx: 20 mins
|Zig Zagging white lights.
Mr. Vike, I didn't see the lights on July 27, 2003 but I think it was Friday September (Correct date - August 1, 2003) 1st I observed from my deck strange lights that appeared to be out in space. At first I thought it was a plane but then convinced myself it was to far up to be a plane. My next thought was a satellite, but then I saw another one and another one. We counted at least six and they traveled at different speeds and seemed to zig zag every once in a while. We watched for quite a while then they stopped going by. One seemed to travel at a great speed as for as high up as it appeared it crossed the sky quite quickly. It may have a reasonable explanation but none I can come up with. I do not consider myself a believer of UFOs, but I do know it is a big universe and to think in all of that space we are the only one's would be kind of a stretch.
Additional Information: Hi Brian, It was pretty late and I was on my to bed. I said Sept. 1 but I meant Aug. 1 of this year (2003). I'll tackle your questions one at a time.
As for meteors, I'm no space expert but I do watch the sky allot and I've seen allot of meteors and shooting stars and they definitely not either of those. I mentioned they zig zagged once and a while and I should mention they also traveled in different directions. There were no tails or trails behind them but they were also pretty high up, just a dot of light.
As for time of night it must have been 10:30 or 11:00. My step-daughter and I watched for around 20 mins. I say Aug. 1 but I'm not quite sure as I didn't think much about it until my wife pointed out the story in the capital News the other day.
There was no pattern to them. They just traveled back and forth. We saw several but I was guessing we were watching 5 or 6 more than once. No stoppage and no sound as far up as they were.
It was kind of funny, earlier in the evening a plane passed over and my father in law told the kids it was a UFO. When we saw the lights we were quite taken a back. We tried to watch through binoculars but couldn't focus on the lights to get a good look at them. I told the Step-daughter that if they were UFOs then the air force jets should be coming by anytime but they didn't come. I'm sure what we saw had to have a reasonable explanation but I had to think after I read the story. I would be interested in hearing if anyone else saw these lights. Feel free to contact me if you would like anymore info.
On your website I noticed there seems to be allot of activity around the Houston area, what do you think they would be interested in up there? Take it easy and have a good weekend.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research Canadian Toll Free UFO Hotline 1 866 262 1989 - Free call.
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