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Occurred : 8/1/1978 01:00 (Entered as : 08/01/78 01:00)
Reported: 4/4/2007 10:43:53 PM 22:43
Posted: 4/27/2007
Location: Harrison Lake (Canada), BC
Shape: Circle
Duration:10 - 15 seconds
Light sped across the night sky, slowing to apparently "check out" a satellite, the zig zaged and sped off at a high rate of speed.

My friend and I were sitting at a campfire late on a summer long weekend. Our group of camping friends consisted of about 5 families or about 20 people. We often went to a site that was about 2 hours from where we lived, at Wood Lake, above Harrison Lake 25 miles north of Chilliwack, B.C.

We were about 15 years old and had been enjoying staying up late with the parents. Between gazing at the campfire and listening to our parent’s stories, we would recline in our camp chairs and gaze at the stars, counting the satellites and looking at the stars, in amazement of the beauty of the night sky and what might be "out there."

At approximately 1 AM, we noticed a fairly bright satellite traveling westwards across the sky. When this satellite was getting close to the half way point across the sky we noticed another bright light traveling at about 5 times the speed of the satellite (it seemed as though it was almost streaking across the sky). To describe the approach angle of the light heading towards the satellite: if the satellite was traveling from the 6 o’clock to the 12 o’clock position, the streaking light came from the 4 o’clock position. When the streaking light came within a close distance to the satellite and as though it was about to cross the satellite’s path just behind it, it slowed suddenly to match the speed of the satellite and was now on the same path, following it and just slightly to one side. This portion of the experience happened within the space of about 5 seconds. The bright light then sped up to get closer to the satellite and kept that closer distance for a few seconds, then accelerated in a zig-zag pattern making sharp angled turns that seemed unrealistic because of the speed and the seemingly impossible sharp angles of the turns, not bends but sharp bends. When it did this I had the impression it was "checking out" the satellite. Then after the last "zag," it sped off faster then it entered the picture, at almost the speed of a falling star, but without the streak of a falling star. My friend and I watched for a few moments more to watch the satellite and be sure we wouldn’t miss something else, then looked at each other and I said: "Did you see that?" He looked at me with a bit of blank stare for a moment, then said slowly: "yah, I did." I asked him what he thought it might have been, and he said I don’t know and neither did I.

I’ve only told a few people over the years about this because I didn’t think I would be believed, and sometimes I would begin to doubt the experience myself. I have tried to reason with this experience and all I could come up with is that it must have been intelligent to do what it did. I couldn’t say that I believe in "aliens," because I’m the type of person that has to see it to believe it. What I do know from that night is that my friend and I saw my first and only unidentified flying object.