|Occurred : 8/12/2013 23:00 (Entered as : 08/12/2013 23:00)
Reported: 8/22/2013 5:04:31 PM 17:04
Location: Fort Nelson (Canada), BC
|Low, slow, silent craft lights in diamond shape 3 bright white 1 bright red no flashing seen at night.
Went out with my granddaughter to see if we would be able to see anything of the meteor shower. It was a perfectly clear night and the sky was finally dark enough to see the stars easily. We were standing close to the house looking up to the south and had been there for possibly three minutes when a craft, and I say craft although I didn't actually see any shape, it blended in with the night sky.
What we actually saw were the large round lights, three pure white lights in a triangle shape, one in the flight direction (S) one on either side (E and W) and then one red one at the"back"(N) opposite the leading white light, making a diamond shape. These lights were steady, not flashing. They were not shining down, very odd, they were just very bright white and red.
There was no sound whatsoever which is why I was completely taken off guard, it visually broke over the roof line in silence from the north and continued south till we couldn't see it any longer for the trees (approx 2 minutes).
It appeared to be around 200 feet off the ground, it was very low and traveled very slowly, like you were out for a Sunday drive and just cruising...went right over the town. I can't imagine anyone else didn't see it.
We do have a small airport here which is how I'm guestimating the height of the craft. The landing flight path here is from west to east, very little traffic and rarely anything at that time of night if ever. I see the planes when they come in during the day from the same spot I was standing watching for meteor shower.
I am generally ready with binoculars and camera and am so very disgusted with myself for not having my camera in hand but it was my granddaughters first time out in the dark to look at stars and I didn't want to leave her alone in case she would be afraid......I was afraid it might suddenly disappear. I was in awe.
I'm almost sorry I saw it as now I feel like the old cave artists must have felt continually looking at the place where I saw it....Was it extraterrestrial or some secret government spy plane??? who knows.