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Occurred : 6/8/2004 22:58 (Entered as : 06/08/2004 22:58)
Reported: 6/9/2004 12:06:34 AM 00:06
Posted: 6/18/2004
Location: Nanaimo, Parksville (Canada), BC
Shape: Triangle
Duration:10 minutes
Hovering craft above Nanoose Bay, B.C.

We were returning from Nanaimo, driving north to Parksville, B.C. along the highway coming up to Nanoose flats. We saw some flashing lights in the sky,to the left of the highway and assumed it was a plane except we noticed that it was not moving. My husband said "Must be a helicopter." I opened the car window to listen for the sounds of a helicopter and there were none. Then he said "Maybe it is a UFO",and he was serious. We kept watching and it still did not move. After about 5 minutes it began to move until it seemed to be right above our vehicle. It was very high up and it was very large. The very bright lights,3 large ones(white,yellowish,red...I'm not sure if there were other colours)were rotating back and forth so that when it was above our car, I was looking straight up out of the front window of the car and I could see that the bottom of this flying object was completely filled in. Not long like an airplane. At first I thought it was roundish because I think that is what I expected to see but as the lights reflected underneath it looked more triangular. I was so excited and things happened so quickly that I didn't pay as much attention to detail as I wished I had. We stopped the car on the side of the road to take a better look and it then flew away into the direction of Mt Benson. The last I saw of it, it was either hovering over the valley just below Mt. Benson or above the mountain. I couldn't tell by then as we were still driving north on the highway.