|Occurred : 2/13/2001 23:59 (Entered as : 02/13/01 23:59)
Reported: 11/28/2011 4:21:54 AM 04:21
Location: Courtenay (Canada), BC
|Single point of light moves silently at jet speeds at night in a clear sky.
Late on March 13 2001, time uncertain, midnight or after (which would be March 14) Vancouver Island between Campbell River and Courtenay is Oyster River.
Google maps shows a label called Oyster Pond.
Using "Oyster Pond, BC" in google map will show this location. Salmon Point Resort RV Park and Marina will be around 1500-2000 feet north up the beach from Oyster Pond, BC I was near or perhaps as much as 200 meters south along the beach from Oyster Pond.
I was standing facing west, facing the ocean. The sky was a clear night sky.
A light, very bright in apparent magnitude, entered my field of view from behind me on my right, almost above me. On the instant I thought it was a meteor. In the next instant I would've interpreted it as a light of apparent magnitude like Venus streaking towards the east.
For most of my observation it seemed like a star moving and dimming in apparent magnitude as it moved away from me across the Georgia Straight until it was too dim to keep track of.
I could not determine an elevation or speed other than to suggest it was moving jet speed but without making a sound. The initial rate of angular change would suggest the light flew near me because if it was a mile high or more it would've been moving thousands of miles/hour.
I could hear and see a small plane in the sky as well perhaps a mile south of me, and I bet the pilot of that plane had a nice view! I hope this description is reasonable considering it's been 10 1/2 years since I saw it and the details of the exact time are not remembered. I was a physics & astronomy student in 1997/98 so I am pretty darn sure this was a UFO.