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Occurred : 10/3/2003 20:30 (Entered as : 10/03/2003 20:30)
Reported: 10/4/2003 12:36:39 AM 00:36
Posted: 10/7/2003
Location: Ootischenia, Castlegar (Canada), BC
Shape: Light
Duration:15 minutes
Greetings, Brian It was suggested to me that I e-mail you to let you know that my family witnessed a strange event on Wednesday night, October 1st, 2003, roughly around 8:30 pm. I also understand others may have seen the same flashing lights. My name is (deleted by HBCC UFO), I live in Ootischenia, just outside of Castlegar, next to the Castlegar Airport.

It was a clear night, and I was looking to the north sky at the Big Dipper. I caught a glimpse of a flashing red/green and white light moving across the sky towards the west. I thought it was an jet flying towards Vancouver, but then I returned my glance towards the east, above the Kootenay River valley, where the "jet" seemed to appear from, I saw another flashing light. A called my husband, (name deleted by HBCC UFO), to come and see this, and he saw what I saw...then we saw another appear from the east fly over Mount Sentinel and move towards the west. My three children joined us in our observations of the unidentified objects in the night sky. These were not jets! Within a few minutes, there were five of these objects in the sky at one time flying in various directions. Two in particular seemed to meet up with one another and hovered across from one another for about a minute or two, then one flew directly below it, and hovered there for less than a minute, then flew in a north eastern direction towards the back of Mount Sentinel. It flew out of sight, then in about another minute or so, reappeared from the east, (where they all seemed to come from).

We watched these objects for about 15 minutes, then they all disappeared behind the mountains in the horizons.

Tonight, Oct 3, I have so far seen one of these objects fly across the sky from east towards the west. I plan to be out watching for these things again tonight.

Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience with you.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research Canadian Toll Free UFO Hotline 1 866 262 1989 - Free call.

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