|Occurred : 6/10/2007 19:17 (Entered as : 06/10/07 17:17)
Reported: 6/11/2007 8:48:28 PM 20:48
Location: Kelowna (Canada), BC
|Viewed a very shinny round object flying north at 17:17 on 10 June 2007
11 June 2007 Re: Reporting an unusual event which both my wife and I saw over Kelowna, British Columbia at about 7:16 pm on 10 June 2007.
We were watching TV and I looked over my shoulder outside looking due east and saw a very shiny round object moving quite fast at about a 45 degree angle from my view coming from the south and heading north over the city, then moving NE until it disappeared. Our area has a large lake with mountains surrounding the lake. The lake is at an altitude of 1130 feet above sea level (according to Google Earth) and our home is about 1710 feet above sea level, or 580 feet above the lake due west of Kelowna and the bridge crossing the lake to the west side. I cannot get a cloud level, but the mountains in the area are about 5,000 feet above sea level in the area where the object was moving towards and the clouds were well above that level. I will try to find the bottom of the cloud level should anybody be interested, but have tried and only received answering services from weather, TV, radio phone numbers called.
My wife and I went onto our deck and watched this object for about two minutes as it flew in a northerly direction, stopping many times, flying left, right, up and down in an erratic pattern as it moved north heading over Kelowna and off into the distance, going into the clouds, and coming back out, and finally disappearing into the distance behind the clouds. My wife watched it through binoculars while I took 4 still pictures and one video. You can see the object in several of the still shots and in the video, but not too good. My camera is a Cannon Power Shot SD550. I’ve drilled down on the computer to see the object closer in the still shots and there appears to be a triangle shape inside the round sphere. The object was very, very shinny, and the weather conditions was mostly cloud cover, and only a little area where sun came through, however it looked as those the object was a mirror reflecting the sunlight that was not there. It’s apparent size was smaller than the moon at over head by less than half that size, but larger than any other object we’ve ever seen such as Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, or any such objects. It appeared to be considerably larger than a small aircraft when it was over Kelowna, something which we are used to seeing in that direction as that was the direction of the airport. However, it did not go towards the airport, flying finally in a NE direction. In our opinion it was flying many times faster than any aircraft flies through the valley, including commercial jets or private jets, and as I said, in a jerking motion. There was no noise that we could hear.
We have called the local radio and TV station and will continue to do so, but so far have only received recorded messages. We have never ever reported things like this, and this is the first one my wife has seen, but not the first one I’ve seen. I’ve never reported any other such things to anybody. I am 62 years old, retired, well traveled, having owned many businesses, and I’m not prone to imagine such things.
Regards, ((names and address deleted)) Place Kelowna, BC P.S. I will send the images if requested
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with one of the witnesses to this incident, and we found him to be seemingly sober-minded. We suspect that he is a very good witness. PD))