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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/9/1995 15:00 (Entered as : 03/09/95 15:00)
Reported: 1/8/2015 10:08:54 AM 10:08
Posted: 1/9/2015
Location: Burnaby (Canada), BC
Shape: Other
Duration:40 minutes
On the 9th of March, 1995, around 3 PM, with my recent arrival to B.C., I was sitting in the kitchen of my home drinking coffee and savouring the impressive view of the north shore mountains that border the city of Vancouver.

Suddenly, my attention was drawn to a triangular formation of three dark objects slowly approaching from a valley in the distance. Taking somewhere between 5-10 minutes to approach my location. As they did, two of the objects moved away to the east, the third coming to a halt almost directly in front of where I had now relocated myself on the verandah.

Hurriedly, I obtained my camera and proceeded to note further details through the telephoto lens. In the clear blue sky the black craft had three distinct "bumps" on the upper surface, and though apparently stationary, was clearly rotating. Not only was I awestruck , but also scared, though not quite sure why. At this point the UFO appeared to be the size of a dollar coin (Loony) held at arm's length. At no time during the lengthy observation did the craft reflect light from the brilliant sunshine. It was later assumed that as the object was visually at the at half height as the distant snowline, then its altitude could have been around 2000 feet. No accompanying sound was heard.

Suddenly realizing additional witnesses were close by, I called out to them. This group watched the craft through binoculars. It wasn't until the object began to move away to the west did I realize that I hadn't taken any photos! This I very quickly did, being unaware that all three UFOs were within the view finder.

The total observation of this sighting was approximately 45 minutes, this was established through later questioning of broadcast program times. A local weather check determined that the local wind speed was 8 km/ in this event a picture was taken and went national news on TV.

My mother was on a visit. We went up the gondola to Grouse Mountain. I was telling her the story of what I had seen. The person operating the gondola interrupted my conversation. And he had said that he had seen the same three craft pass within feet of the cable wire holding the gondola up. He was so frightened he said that he ducked down thinking these craft we're going to hit the wire.

Eighteen year old M and friend W were returning from shopping at Metro Town in Burnaby at 3 PM, April 5th, 1995, when they spotted what appeared to be the same three black UFOs in the sky ahead, holding a vertical formation. The objects hovered, appearing to rotate from right to left. No noise was detected during the 5-7 minutes observation period. Visually, they were smaller than a dime held at arm's length.

As they continued to walk slowly back home, still facing north, the craft slowly moved upwards into the fairly low cloud cover and subsequently out of sight.

In this event, no pictures were taken. Further investigation revealed that the immediate area contains a small lake and a nearby cemetery.