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Occurred : 9/28/2014 21:00 (Entered as : 9/28'14 21:00)
Reported: 9/29/2014 2:30:02 PM 14:30
Posted: 10/3/2014
Location: Nanaimo (Canada), BC
Shape: Oval
Duration:45 minutes
Large circular/ovoid object, w. 4 others, bright flashing lights, in night sky over Nanaimo,BC, Canada

UFO Sighting Sept. 28/2014/21:00-22:45 NANAIMO, BC.

I had turned off the TV at 9:00, and before showering, decided to look out at the night sky. I noted a particularly bright star in the n/e section of the sky above the harbor and the Strait of Georgia. As I looked at it, it began to change color. I assumed it to be caused by atmospheric conditions.

Then I saw red and green lights flash, and I assumed it was an airplane probably about to turn about to head toward Vancouver Intl. airport. But then I also saw blue and yellow moving lights.

At that I thought it might be a UFO. So I went to get binoculars and said to my partner, “I think I see a UFO in the sky”. My partner said, “It’s probably a star.” Then with the binocular I saw a small circle of flashing lights. Again my partner said, “Ah, just a star”, as I continued watching.

The lights began moving quickly, and the source was moving about as well; it was obviously not an airplane or a star. I noticed another possible same thing lower in the sky on the left, and 3 other ! possible shapes in a kind of triangular shape in the lower right side which my partner confirmed. My main focus though was on the first object (?) that I saw. Then the object grew in size, or appeared to, probably moving closer.

Then I called my partner to come and see, with binoculars. Before he got there, the object suddenly became ovoid in shape and I realized that it was heading toward me. Suddenly it stopped, and “flipped”, apparently on its side, showing the full surface of what was probably the top side.

I yelled at my partner to hurry up. The side or top was almost perfectly circular but the top edge was slightly flattened, and the lights appeared to be on the outer edges. However, the flashing moved across the surface in different ways, as in forming patterns. The surface was covered with an irregular grid. Visually, my partner and I both watching, the object now almost completely filled the visual field of our binoculars, which meant – we assumed- that it had come! much closer to us than originally. After several minutes of w! atching the flashing lights moving about the surface, the object appeared to be moving backwards in a straight line to where it was before. But it then began moving about in a display of aerial acrobatics and movements that nothing we know of could make in the air. The movements were up/down, side to side, twirls, spirals, fast threads up or down or sideways or just about all over the place. Gradually, though, it settled back down and seemed to climb higher in the sky and become smaller to the sight.

We then noticed the other lights below and on the sides had disappeared. There was some thin cloud moving about in the atmosphere, but it was otherwise quite clear during the time we were watching this wonderful aerial show. However, the “close up” was quite unsettling, especially in its implications as to size, etc. and in regard to the possible meaning of this sighting. It appeared to us that it might somehow have known we were watching it! Not that we can prove that, however, but when it flipped on its side for the full view, the hair on my neck stood up!

As a professional social scientist, I am a relatively trained observer, and somewhat used to seeing anomalous phenomena. Nonetheless this was an amazing event.