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Occurred : 9/3/2016 20:46 (Entered as : 09/03/16 20:46)
Reported: 9/3/2016 10:36:17 PM 22:36
Posted: 9/9/2016
Location: Parksville/Nanaimo (Canada), BC
Shape: Light
Duration:20 minutes
Several UFOs buzz cruise ships in waters off Vancouver Island.

This is a report of what I just witnessed at 8:46pm PDT, and again at 9:06pm PDT, on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, while watching two cruise ships on a web cam.

While watching a cruise ship go past a web cam, situated at Columbia Beach, Parksville, BC, Canada; I saw, at first one, and then at least two more, lights flying across the sky from right to left, which would be roughly east to west. The camera faces more or less north. Here is a link to the camera. http://www.bigwavedave.ca/webcams.php?cam=2 The first cruise ship was the 'Nieuw Amsterdam' at 8:46pm. (Yes that's how they spell it) Moments after the last light went to the west, it appeared as though several (Perhaps 3) dimmer lights went from west to east, or left to right, directly over the ship.

I hope to include a file (PeterD.zip) with representative photos of the day and night view from this camera, as well as the paths that the lights took.

As the second cruise ship, the 'Coral Princess' passed, at 9:06pm, a similar display occurred, but with only one light. It also passed in both directions.

As you will see from the edited photos (Sorry no actual shots of the lights), the lights did not stay illuminated across the entire field of the camera. It appeared as though they were only interested in /illuminated when close to, the cruise ships.

As this camera switches from normal colour to low light when darkness falls, the actual brightness of the objects/lights is impossible to gauge. All I can say, is that I thought I had seen a meteor at first. But after the entire display, I can't imagine how that many meteors traveling in both directions could have occurred in such quick succession.

This report is true and factual to the best of my ability to recall.

((name deleted)) in Nanaimo.