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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/27/2003 04:00 (Entered as : 07/27/03 04:00)
Reported: 7/31/2003 12:33:30 PM 12:33
Posted: 8/1/2003
Location: Kimberly (St. Mary's Lake) (Canada), BC
Shape: Light
Duration: 1-2 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted beams
Telephoned Report: A husband and wife, camped with their children near St. Mary's Lake, approximately 12 miles east of Kimberly, B.C., witnessed a bright, white light appear over the mountains to the west of their position, and appear to course toward their location. The wife estimated that the light was the apparent size of a full Moon, and "spikes" were coming off of it.

The witnesses called the local airport, which took a report from them, but which reported that nothing unusual had been reported to their facility. The couple also called a local observatory, which told them that they probably had been witness to the International Space Station.

They also called the local Kimberly newspaper, which reported that their offices had received approximately five calls from citizens, reporting strange lights in the vicinity of Kimberly on the same morning.

The witnesses will submit reports, when they get access to a computer. They generated a hand-drawn image of what the object looked like.

((NUFORC Note: We are awaiting reports from the witnesses, but will post this report for now. We observe that the International Space Station passed over Kimberly, B.C., at 00:24 hrs. on July 27, but it may not be related to the sighting described by the witnesses. However, the witnesses may not have had a timepiece, to be able to determine an accurate time for their sighting. Please see the following URL for details on the flight path of the ISS: