|Occurred : 9/12/2003 21:00 (Entered as : 09/12/2003 21:00)
Reported: 9/14/2003 6:07:52 PM 18:07
Location: Victoria (Canada), BC
|The object dropped flaming debris then vanished having changed colour.
A dull orange round object entered the sky above Victoria from the west. The sky was clear and lots of stars could be seen. The object very slowly came to a stop and it appeared to be about 2000-3000 feet above the city. It remained suspended for about two minutes during which time I checked my watch at 9.00pm. I was with a fellow worker and we stood on a sidewalk watching this object, and soon another ten people or so joined us and watched it. The object seemed to have a large gantry object sticking out in an inverted V shape but strangely the 'gantry' would appear to show up on different sides of the object. After hovering in a fixed position, the object slowly moved nothward but then a most astonishing thing happened. Long streamers, about a dozen in number streamed down, each streamer was on fire and falling in wavy fashion but the flaming debris went out long before they reached ground. The object then started to dull itself to complete black and disappeared from sight within two seconds. No noise or flashing lights were seen. I reported the matter to police and air traffic control at Victoria (left a voice message) but police not interested and air traffic control did not return my call. I am surprised this sighting has not been covered by local media. This is my first UFO sighting ever. I am 62 years old.