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Occurred : 7/28/2003 01:30 (Entered as : 07/28/2003 1:30)
Reported: 3/10/2004 10:28:59 AM 10:28
Posted: 3/17/2004
Location: Canada (various locations), BC
Shape: Unknown
Duration:approx: an hour
Some Emails From The July 28, 2003 Sighting Of The Beam Of Light

Posted: February 24, 2004 Hi Brian Here's what I saw July 27th. Unfortunately I wasn't wearing my watch but feel quite certain it started before midnight, on the 27th. Something about hearing it was 11:30 as I left the Grey Creek hall to lay on the beach and star gaze. Grey Creek is north of Creston on highway 3A. It started in the northwest looking like northern lights. No color, just white light glowing in sort of horizontal bands. One and then a second a bit higher. Then the bands merged into one and sank lower on the horizon.

Then a few small vertical slashes forming above and to the north of the white glow. Then it got interesting when a fatter vertical beam began to rise out of the glow, low over the horizon, but it was no longer perfectly vertical it was leaning over to the south. Sort of about 15 degrees leaning to the left. I thought that was unusual. It looked a little weird too as it got brighter and more defined. And then expanded right across the sky, in only a few seconds! At arms length it was about two fingers wide. Perfectly straight and exactly the same intensity from one horizon to the next, and at an angle from the northwest to the southeast. I guess it could have looked cylindrical as some witnesses claimed. I didn't look two dimensional at all. More like a big fat nasty chemtrail with a light on inside.

Now I will guess that it lasted for about 15 minutes without any changes until it got a bit fatter and duller and the sharp edges began to dissolve somewhat and become blurry with little shards of light coming off it almost like it was spinning glowing particulate off of itself. Then it bent! It curved into a graceful arc to the north and stayed like that for a few minutes before snapping back to a straight line, then continuing to become duller until it faded out completely leaving absolutely no sign of itself or the northern lights it seemed to grow from.

I'm 43 yrs and have been a sky watcher my whole life and have never seen anything like this before, and I've seen some strange things believe me. I've seen lots of weird lights flying about, something in the daytime that looked like a giant pair of broken scissors and lots of really unbelievably strange clouds. Oh yes and the chemtrails with little white orbs traveling through them too.

I hope I've been some help. I live in Nelson and your welcome to phone me if you like at: Thanks Brian and good luck with your work, Another Report: Hello, I was just reading and ran across the article about the sightings on July 27, 2003. That night I was doing sound tech work at a festival 20 min. east of Kamloops. At about 2:00 am I looked up in the sky and saw a green beam from horizon to horizon. At first I thought it was the aurora borealis but it barely moved and kept it's orientation for the two hours I observed it. My friend who was also there thought it might be some sort of chemtrail activity, or maybe a Harrp test from up in Alaska. It is the strangest thing I have ever seen.

thanks Another Report: Hi there.

I just read your letter to the editor in the August 15th edition of the Capital News of the Okanagan, Seeking Witnesses to UFO.

I can't be sure of the exact date, but July 27th sounds about right. I live on the Westside shore of Okanagan Lake, in Kelowna. Around the time of night you describe, I took my dog out for his walk before bed, nothing different than most nights. But as I was standing outside our fence, I noticed up in the sky, a pale horizontal beam of light, extending from the west to the east, and sort of fading beyond my sight. I live close to the hillside, so it appeared to originate from the other side of the hill, maybe in Westbank. It caught my attention because it reminded me of how years ago when they opened a grocery store up in Westbank, they had rented one of those Hollywood style spotlights, and we had seen those shining all the way over where we live. But what I saw this night wasn't as bright, nor was it panning around as one of those Hollywood ones does.

I was actually going to go inside and e-mail my friend who lives on the other side of the hill and ask him if any place on his side was having a celebration that he knew of, but I dismissed it because it seemed so pale. My other thought I decided it might be a contrail showing up vaguely from a jet that had passed in the night.

Now reading your description, I'm wondering if it was the last bits of the same beam of light seen by people in Houston. It was definitely stationary, but not prominent enough that I was able to view any rotation or black shadow within it. I'd certainly like to know if anyone else in this area saw the same thing, and I'm wishing I had told my friend about it that night! Another Report: I read your newspaper article about unexplained sightings on July 27/28. We have lake property at Lake Koocanusa and we are located just 5 miles from Jaffray. Between about midnight and 1:30 a.m. July 28 my daughter, son-in-law, son, daughter-in-law and myself were star gazing. We get our lounge chairs out each night and just enjoy the night sky. We first spotted a bright light in the north western sky moving in a zig zag motion. It then just disappeared like it went out. Then we saw a very large beam of light. At first we thought it was northern lights but it wasn’t in the right area. This large beam of light was still there at 1:30 when we went to bed. ( We are always joking that the UFO's are going to land because I have 28 solar lights along a 500’ beach frontage.) Another Report: Dear Brian Vike I live in Vernon BC. I live in an apartment facing west to the airport in Vernon, Davis Farm is on my right and the army camp is on my left. I was reading the statements about the strange light over Kimberly. ON that night I was on my balcony watching the one ray of Northern light touch on the hill behind Davis Farm. It did not behave like a northern light. It did not oscillate, nor dance or drape like a curtain. It seemed to just slightly waver on the top of the hill and remained in one form. The direction it came was from behind and the left which is southeast. Again not a northern light. It remained the same intensity of light which reminds me of concentrated moon light. It broke and one piece remained straight and the long line started to curl up and back around like a three quarter figure eight. I am a born skywatcher and I am glad now to have a place to record these unexplainable events. There is allot of activity around Vernon.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research Home - Phone 250 845 2189 email: Website:

((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to Brian Vike for submitting this report. PD))