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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/31/2004 04:00 (Entered as : 01/31/2004 04:00)
Reported: 1/31/2004 11:03:21 PM 23:03
Posted: 2/12/2004
Location: Richmond (Canada), BC
Shape: Light
Duration: 25 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Richmond, BC - Jan 31/04 - 4:am - Odd rushing air sound and a row of four lights hovering in the sky which quickly disappeared.

3:10am - My wife awoke to feed our 9 month old son and then returned to bed and sleep.

3:35am - She was "jerked awake" by a rushing noise (like air under pressure) she looked out to see if anything was going on and couldn't see anything. The sound stopped as quickly as it had started.

4:00am She woke again to a flickering light (like sheet lightening) in the bedroom and thinking it was lightening waited for the thunder to come. When there was no thunder sound she thought this was weird and once again looked out our bedroom window (facing east) and saw four lights stationary in the sky, which then quickly disappeared (travelling away from her). I woke up while she was looking out the window and there was no question that she was awake and actually saw something. We live in the flightplath of Vancouver International Airport and are quite fimiliar with commercial airplanes, military craft, helicopters and such. The airplanes that night were all flying inbound from the east, while the lighted object as on a different flightpath and was travelling to the east (opposite to the planes).

About 6 years ago I had a strange encounter at the exact same time 4:00am in the same house. I awoke to our stove emitting a sound that it "doesn't make" and the digital clock on the stove was flashing alpha characters (it only does numeric) it has never done this before or after. One of our sensor lights was on in the backyard and although I didn't see anything, my Aunt who lives downstairs did see something leaving our yard at the same time. When I returned to the bed, there was a flickering light that seemed to come from one of the wall sockets and the same sound that she experienced. We have not been able to find an explanation to this day.