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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/11/2004 19:27 (Entered as : 02/11/2004 19:27)
Reported: 3/11/2004 12:04:18 AM 00:04
Posted: 3/17/2004
Location: Red Rock (Canada), BC
Shape: Light
Duration: approx: 10 seconds
It grew brighter and brighter and it out shone Venus several times over.

I had a call from an older gentleman this evening, February 13, 2004. He resides in Red Rock British Columbia and is an amateur astronomer. He mentioned that he lives a very organized life and keeps track of the things that take place around him. On the evening of February 11, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. he was out in his yard feeding the dogs and socializing with them for a while and at 7:27 p.m. he looked up into the sky, it was clear and beautiful to look at he said.

Seeing Orion to the south of him and almost due northeast he saw a star that started to grow brighter and brighter and it out shone Venus several times over. As the fellow watched it finally just faded away into nothing. The witness said it did not move. As mentioned above, he first thought it was a star, but there was no flickering to it and the color was a steady bright white.

The gentleman thought it rather strange, as he spends every chance he gets outside viewing the night sky through his telescope. He said he has seen nothing like this before. The witness also said he knows what a satellite, star, planet, etc is, what it was the man saw was no star, at least in his mind. The fellow said he stood speechless there for a while after witnessing this strange event. The man called a close friend who resides in Prince George who also belongs to an astronomy club. His friend had no idea and suggested he contact me, which he did.

I enjoyed chatting with the fellow as he was telling me that the club is pouring a cement pad for a large telescope they are putting in when the weather warms again. Also he has invited me down for a visit when everything is up and running. I am certainly going to take the trip to visit. Red Rock, B.C. is approximately 3 hours 45 minutes drive away from me.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research Phone 1 250 845 2189 email: Website:

((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to Brian Vike for submitting this report. PD))