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Occurred : 7/28/2003 00:00 (Entered as : 07/28/2003 0:00)
Reported: 4/11/2004 11:22:19 PM 23:22
Posted: 4/27/2004
Location: Vernon (Canada), BC
Shape: Other
Duration:approx; 45 minutes
Beam of light running across the night sky.

Received: April 9, 2004 It was about midnight that I went outside for a smoke, and right outside my door and above me, (I am about 15 km due North of Vernon) looked like a giant spotlight in the sky, with no source and no obvious end. It seemed to skirt the horizon above me, but also seemed to hang low...however, it was hard to distinguish the distance/height of it, it was just so big.

I kind of shook my head and squinted my eyes to make sure I wasn't seeing things, because it was completely out of place/abnormal. I thought at first it was a cloud, illuminated by the moon, but there was no moon visible, and it was not a typical, random cloud-shape. My second thought was northern lights, but it clearly wasn't them, either, as it did not move, change shape, or have any colour to it, aside from a while glow, which seemed to actually give off a good amount of light, similar to a full moon. It was shaped like a tube, perfectly smooth and round with well defined edges, but no real substance (I briefly wondered if it was some sort of UFO, but the lack of substance to it convinced me it was not).

I hope this helps, I can't think of anything more to add, but will update you if I do. Keep up the good work! My many thanks to the witness for their report.

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